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Pedestrian access concerns for proposed West Meadows extension

  By Sharon Harrison Details of an extension to the West Meadows sub-division in Picton presented at a virtual public information meeting this week brought some concerns about sidewalks and access to the yet to be built Catholic school. Known as 7 Acres, the proposed sub-division development comprises 15 single detached units and 43 front-loaded […]

County will support Wellington Rotary plan to get satellite nurse practitioner clinic

The municipality will seek ways it can support the Rotary Club of Wellington to further its plan to get a nurse practitioner office in the village – a satellite of the Belleville clinic. The club mostly wants council’s “emphatic support” with advocacy with the province as the plan proceeds, stated Rotarian David MacKinnon in a […]

Preserving everyday stories of everyday folk

By Sharon Harrison “Everyone has a story to tell, not everyone is going to like their story, but everyone has a story,” says Hyacinthe Eykelhof, a volunteer with the Brighton Digital Archives. Documenting oral histories digitally, and why it is important to do so, was the focus of a presentation by members of the Brighton […]

Hospital build sweeps up at weekend curl-a-thon – $51,103.90 raised

By Sharon Harrison Local curlers raised a whopping $42,330-plus toward the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Back the Build campaign in a 24-hour Curl-A-Thon this past weekend, far exceeding anyone’s expectations. “A huge, huge thank-you to all of you, we are raising $27 million to build a new hospital for Prince Edward County and […]

Warming temperatures and rainfall trigger spring freshet

Plenty of rain this weekend coupled with above zero temperatures will trigger this year’s spring freshet (rise or overflowing of streams and rivers) in the Quinte Conservation watershed. Weather forecasts for the region predict 20-25 mm of rainfall from Saturday to Sunday, with above zero temperatures expected until Monday. “Water levels are rising on rivers […]

Help with crisis calls making an ‘Impact’ in Prince Edward County

The pairing of mental health workers and police officers to respond to crisis calls for assistance is making an ‘impact’ in Prince Edward County. The successes of a new program started last summer, called Integrated Mobile Police and Co-Response Team (IMPACT) were shared by Sandi LeBlanc-DiCresce, program manager, and Derek McGeachy, director of clinicial services […]

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