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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 […]

Social media on fire following local church bulletin's 'Pride' warning

Social media on fire following local church bulletin’s ‘Pride’ warning

(UPDATED at story end) A local church bulletin telling Catholics and Christians that Pride events are contrary to faith and could be harmful to children has set social media in Prince Edward County on fire and roused the community to show love and solidarity for the LGBTQ community before mass this Sunday at St. Gregory’s […]

Resident trapped by flooding calls fire department; water snakes appearing at front doors

Resident trapped by flooding calls fire department; water snakes appearing at front doors

UPDATE: Council supported Mayor Ferguson’s resolution and several councillors commented on ways this year’s flooding is affecting residents. The mayor said he is receiving daily calls from constituents about their current circumstances and feels it’s council’s responsibility to County residents to request the inquiry into 2017 and 2019 flooding. That morning, he said a woman […]

Apartments heavily damaged in fire at Mary Street

Apartments heavily damaged in fire at Mary Street

  JUNE 10- An overheated power bar in a bedroom is suspected to have caused the fire Saturday at 113 Mary Street. The apartment complex was evacuated with people from 12 apartments displaced as of Saturday night. Two of the building’s 69 units were destroyed in the blaze. Other units had minor smoke and water […]

Council douses fire department's plan for new pumper truck

Council douses fire department’s plan for new pumper truck

In a recorded vote at Tuesday’s council meeting, six councillors and the mayor opposed the $352,491 purchase of a pumper tanker for the fire department. (see story below) Four councillors voted in favour. Two were absent. Opposed were councillors Prinzen, Bailey, Bolik, Forrester, McNaughton, Nieman and mayor Ferguson. In favour were councillors St. Jean, Hirsch, […]

Man charged with arson after house fire in Wellington

Man charged with arson after house fire in Wellington

A 31-year-old Kingston man has been charged with arson in connection with a house fire near Wellington. The March 26 evening blaze caused about $100,000 damage to an older farm house on the Loyalist Parkway. Bancroft OPP charged the man, following an investigation from an unwanted person complaint the next morning, to a house in […]

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