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Heritage Conservation District plan for Wellington deferred amid concerns

Council has decided even more time is needed to adopt a Wellington Heritage Conservation District (HCD) plan. After two hours of public comment and discussion at Thursday’s committee of the whole meeting, council supported councillor John Hirsch’s motion to refer the plan back to staff for a report to address concerns and proposed amendments. Hirsch […]

Wellington Rotary surpasses its $400,000 goal to support County’s new hospital

The Rotary Club of Wellington has surpassed its fundraising goal to support the building of Prince Edward County’s new hospital. In the spring of 2017, the members voted to focus fundraising efforts toward the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation’s (PECMHF) Back the Build campaign. At their recent Past Presidents’ Dinner, the club announced it […]

Family homes proposed for edge of Consecon boundary

A small sub-division of single detached homes may be in the cards for the Consecon area if a draft plan for sub-division and zoning bylaw amendment finds municipal approval. Details of the proposed sub-division, known as Lakeside Estates, are to be outlined at an in-person public information session Wednesday evening, (7 p.m.) at the Consecon […]

Renaming of Millennium Lookout honours former mayor James Taylor

The Millennium Lookout above Picton at Prince Edward Heights has been officially named the James A. Taylor Millennium Lookout in honour of the first mayor of the amalgamated County and instigator of the project in 1999. Taylor died in 2020 at age 92 and following many decades of service to Prince Edward County and beyond. […]

Wellington Bay Estates draft moves ahead, despite concerns; lack of housing options

Amid environmental concerns and lack of housing options, a draft plan for a sub-division and re-zoning for Wellington Bay Estates (WBE) met with council approval at Wednesday evening’s planning committee meeting in a 12-2 recorded vote (with councillors Kate MacNaughton and Jamie Forrester in opposition). Wellington councillor Mike Harper noted that while he isn’t thrilled […]

Rainbow crosswalks to show pride in an inclusive community

Mayor Steve Ferguson, members of council, the Picton Business Improvement Association (BIA) and PEC Partners showed their pride in an inclusive community using the newly painted rainbow crosswalk at Picton Fairgrounds Wednesday morning. Council supported the painting of two rainbow crosswalks for June’s Pride Month honouring 2SLGBTQ+ communities – at a cost of approximately $1,900, […]

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