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Battery energy storage system sites not supported by council

By Sharon Harrison Council does not support the development, construction and operation of two battery energy storage systems (BESS) along Mowbray Road in Athol. At Tuesday’s special meeting, council considered a staff report by the operations department which provided a high-level review of the proposed systems. Going against staff’s recommendation for council to approve the […]

Council to begin deep dive into a $87.4M capital budget

Council will begin considerations for an $87.4 million capital budget for 2023 Wednesday, Feb. 1-3. Capital budgets are planned spending for reconstruction or major improvements to infrastructure such as roads and bridges, as well as acquiring major equipment, technology or studies that guide long-term planning. The proposed rate-supported capital budget for water and wastewater services […]

Imagining a dark sky preserve at County’s South Shore 

By Sharon Harrison The night sky, and especially one seen without interference of external light pollution, enchanted viewers of a recent presentation hosted by the South Shore Joint Initiative (SSJI). In their first event for 2023, the SSJI, a community group dedicated to protecting Prince Edward County’s south shore, welcomed South Marysburgh resident Steve Burr […]

Picton hospital staff honoured for dedication when storm closed the County

Quinte Health honoured staff from Picton’s hospital for their commitment to patients, and each other, during the major winter storm Christmas weekend that closed roads following rain, high winds and heavy snow. The Quinte Health Board of Directors expressed gratitude at its January meeting, impressed with the level of teamwork and commitment displayed at all […]

Picton Metro’s heart-warming effort for four-year-old’s birthday delights community

Thanks to social media, an entire community feels like it celebrated a unique birthday party with a four-year-old and is applauding efforts made by Picton’s Metro grocery store to make the day memorable. With thousands of views and positive comments racking in, Mom Hadas Brajtman had shared on Facebook, the “real feel good story” and […]

Winterfest comes to the Heights, bringing plenty of cool fun

By Sharon Harrison Lots of winter fun and games was had by the roughly 200 folks who dropped by a pop-up in the park winterfest Saturday afternoon in the Heights area of Picton. Put together by the Department of Illumination, led by artistic director Krista Dalby, the local arts organization is known for its extraordinary […]

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