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Community heroes Back the Build of a new County hospital

Picton Firefighters Association members were fanning the flames of community support Tuesday night. At their association meeting, members presented the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation with a $3,000 gift to ‘Back the Build’ of the new County hospital. The association has had a proud 68-year tradition of serving, and giving back to the community. […]

Elementary teachers to escalate walkouts in absence of contract talks

UPDATE: As looming strike escalation threatens to shut schools twice a week, the government appointed mediator called the two sides back to the table for talks Tuesday – the first negotiations since Dec. 19. Jan 28 – Prince Edward County elementary public school teachers, occasional teachers and education professionals took part in their first strike […]

County CAO presents solutions to challenges to start budget 2020 deliberations

Beginning budget week deliberations, the County’s new CAO Marcia Wallace is presenting solutions to several ongoing challenges, using money from the one-time grant of $725,000 received from the provincial government Her budget context report before councillors at Tuesday’s special council meeting identifies known challenges and proposed future actions to find efficiencies and improve services for […]

Weekend mix of rain, freezing rain and snow

With flows already above normal and a forecast for 20-40mm of mixed precipitation this weekend, Quinte Conservation has issued a water safety statement with the possibility of nuisance flooding. Rain and freezing rain turning to snow is expected Friday night into Sunday. “Flows are above normal for this time of year as rivers and creeks […]

Hospital auxiliary infuses $50,000 into equipment that helps save lives

Community volunteers with the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary pumped another $50,000 into equipment that helps save lives. Thursday morning, auxiliary members presented the donation to the hospital’s foundation – funds raised despite a vicious snow storm on the final last-minute bidding day of their 12th annual Festival of Trees fundraiser held the last […]

County teachers, education workers hit picket lines in third one day walkout

Teachers and education workers represented by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) in District 29 Hastings Prince Edward participated in their third strike Tuesday. All seven of the Hastings Prince Edward District School Board’s secondary schools (one Grades K-12; four Grades 7-12; two are Grades 9-12) were affected. Elementary students were not affected. The […]

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