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Provincial Connecting Links funding to improve town hill intersection

The province is providing Prince Edward County $266,848 through the Connecting Links Program for improvements to the intersection of Picton’s Main and Bridge streets, commonly referred to locally as the town hill. The municipal route connects two portions of the provincial Hwy 33, making it eligible to receive up to 90 per cent of design […]

Saturday next chance to beat temperature record

The ice is long gone, but the sign remains at Wellington Beach. A record high temperature was just missed on an unseasonably warm Thursday, April 8. Temperatures reached 23C in much of the area, just .3 degrees lower than the 23.3 set in 2001. Next chance appears to be Saturday with a forecast high of […]

Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory prepares to welcome spring migrants

While the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory (PEPtBO) is not open to the public, pandemic protocols are in place and bander-in-charge Phil Mercier is already sharing news of early migrations which include Northern Flickers, Eastern Phoebes, Song Sparrows and a Golden-crowned Kinglet. PEPtBO volunteers have set up mist nets to begin migration banding on April […]

Province declares 28-day stay-at-home order; provincial emergency

With COVID-19 case numbers soaring in the third wave of the pandemic, Premier Doug Ford today announced a provincial emergency and stay-at-home order effective Thursday for the next four weeks. Ford stated the next four weeks are critical and will make the difference between life and death for thousands of people in Ontario. As hospitals […]

Record 37 new COVID-19 cases; most in young age groups

Another record-setting day for COVID-19 cases as 37 new were reported Monday in Hastings Prince Edward counties – 26 of which are in the 19 and under to 29 age groups. It is the sixth day double-digit increases have been recorded. The region’s active case load is now 137. The seven-day case rate per 100,000 […]

As lockdown starts, Hastings Prince Edward equal to red zone with 107 active cases

As daily record numbers of COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the region – now at 107 active cases – Dr. Piotr Oglaza, Medical Officer of Health is pleading with people to make every effort to avoid close contact with anyone from outside their immediate household. “This is not the time to be complacent. It […]

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