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McHappy to deliver fire safety messages at the drive through

McHappy to deliver fire safety messages at the drive through

Barry Turpin’s pup Lucy was interested in a closer look at the treat Prince Edward County Fire Prevention officers Mike Branscombe and Greg Gorsline were offering at the McDonald’s drive through. The two delivered about 250 biodegradable bags of fun and learning about fire safety to the Picton McDonald’s this week to be distributed with […]

Decision to douse fireworks disappoints

Decision to douse fireworks disappoints

Letter to the Editor RE: Recreation Committee stepping back from Canada Day fireworks display The reasons put forward by the Picton Recreation Committee for eliminating Canada Day fireworks border on the ludicrous. (It stated ‘Fireworks are beautiful and most of us enjoy them, but aside from the tremendous cost —last year’s 15-minute display was $6500– […]

Investigation into overnight shed fire

Investigation into overnight shed fire

Prince Edward OPP detachment officers were dispatched to assist the Prince Edward County Fire Rescue at a location on Swamp College Road at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. Const. Kim Guthrie reports fire crews quickly extinguished a small shed fire with minimal damage to the shed and its contents. The investigation surrounding the circumstances […]

Elks fire up another donation to Back the Build

Elks fire up another donation to Back the Build

Members of the Wellington Elks Lodge #566 have come forward with a second gift to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation in two months. Randy Vincent, past exalted ruler of the Wellington Elks presented Foundation representatives with a $1,000 for the purchase of priority medical equipment. The funds were raised through steak barbecue dinners […]

Firefighters' Christmas trees sales support County charities

Firefighters’ Christmas trees sales support County charities

Buying a Christmas tree from The Picton Firefighters Association is an easy way to pay the spirit of the holiday season forward. Sales of Balsam and Fraser Fir Christmas trees at the 8 McDonald Drive Picton Station 1 (back of industrial park) assist the firefighters in their support of various County charities. The trees are […]

County fire department delivers hot meals and safety tips

County fire department delivers hot meals and safety tips

The Prince Edward County Fire Department is delivering fire safety tips and hot meals to seniors this month. Working with Community Care for Seniors, the fire department has teamed up with its Meals on Wheels and senior’s luncheon programs to answer questions and provide safety advice. Firefighter Greg Gorsline and Fire Prevention Officer Mike Branscombe […]

Fire Chief issues partial burn lifted

Fire Chief issues partial burn lifted

UPDATE OCT 25 – Fire Chief Scott Manlow has lifted the partial burn ban that was issued on Oct. 24. Open air burning is now permitted. OCT 24 – Due to high winds and dry conditions, Prince Edward County Fire and Rescue has issued a partial burn ban for the municipality as of Thursday, Oct. […]

County heroes honoured for saving man and dog in Gilead Road house fire

County heroes honoured for saving man and dog in Gilead Road house fire

By Olivia Timm Two Prince Edward County men’s heroic actions during a house fire were formally recognized at Shire Hall Tuesday night. Prince Edward County council recognized Brad Osbourne and Greg Yaworski, two Nash Home Hardware employees, for saving the life of a Hallowell man and his dog during a house fire in mid-August. “This […]

Alert delivery drivers may have saved a life; home destroyed by fire

Alert delivery drivers may have saved a life; home destroyed by fire

An eagle eye by two Home Hardware delivery drivers who spotted smoke coming from the back of a home may have saved the life of a County resident sleeping inside when fire broke out. Deputy Fire Chief Robert Rutter said some 30 firefighters from three stations arrived to a fully-engulfed fire at 313 Gilead Road, […]

Fire flow water testing this week

Fire flow water testing this week

Fire hydrant flow testing and rating is under way in Picton/Bloomfield, Wellington, Consecon/Carrying Place and Rossmore/Fenwood Gardens drinking water systems the week of June 17-21. Flow testing and rating is conducted to support fire protection. Fire fighters use the fire hydrant rating results to anticipate the water supply available through a hydrant when they arrive […]

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