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Public comment open on designation of new conservation reserve

Forward movement on the designation of Ostrander Crown Land Block and Point Petre Provincial Wildlife Area as a new conservation reserve has been announced by the Ontario government as it seeks comments from the public. The official process began in September 2020 when Bay of Quinte MPP Todd Smith brought the then minister of Environment, […]

County presses for action on roundabout, park access, Cty Rd 49 and more at ROMA

Mayor Steve Ferguson and CAO Marcia Wallace discussed local issues with several provincial ministers during the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) conference Jan. 23-25. “The recent virtual meetings allowed us to continue pressing for action in some areas we have discussed at previous conferences, as well as raise new issues that have emerged recently,” said […]

County birdwatchers invited to join global Backyard Bird Count

Following a successful community bird count in December, the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory invites birdwatchers to participate in the 25th annual Great Backyard Bird Count to be held in February. PEPtBO member Dale Smith reports that despite heavy snowfall, 28 enthusiastic citizen scientists headed out early Dec. 18th for the 45th Prince Edward County […]

Ice broken through Bay of Quinte to Picton this weekend

Recreational ice users in Picton Bay and the Bay of Quinte should be aware of ice-breaking operations in the area to permit transit of cement carrier the McKeil Spirit to Lehigh. The McKeil Spirit is operated by McKeil Marine Limited and measures just under 140 metres long and 21 metres wide. Paul Wallace photographed the […]

Restrictions on Millennium Trail until snow has melted

Millennium Trail users are advised all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and dirt bikes are not permitted on the trail in winter months once grooming operations have begun. Grooming began this week and restrictions will remain in place until the snow has melted and the trail conditions are stable enough for ATV use. During this time, motorized vehicle […]

County-owned parking lot at Dunes beach now maintained for winter access to trails

The County-owned parking lot at Dunes beach is being maintained regularly by Sandbanks Provincial Park this winter to offer more parking options and enable safer access to Richardson’s Trail and the Dunes Trail for the public to explore by foot, cross-country ski or snowshoe. The lot is located off County Road 12, south of the […]

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