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'Tis the season County firefighters' tree sales support charities

‘Tis the season County firefighters’ tree sales support charities

Wellington residents Kim and Doug Taylor watch as Tim Jones, Bernice Dunphy and Jim Young carry out their perfect Christmas tree from the holiday forest now set up behind the Picton Fire Station, 8 McDonald Dr. Buying a Christmas tree from The Picton Firefighters Association is an easy way to pay the spirit of the […]

Staff recommending volunteer firefighters be vaccinated

Staff recommending volunteer firefighters be vaccinated

UPDATE: Council decided to include volunteer firefighters in municipal vaccination policy, but eliminated wording with regard to temporary leaves of absence from attending first response calls, in favour of allowing regular COVID-19 testing for those not able to provide proof of vaccination. Regular testing frequency is to be discussed as rapid testing is not possible […]

Firefighters helping to spark joy for County children at Christmas

Firefighters helping to spark joy for County children at Christmas

Sparky the Fire Dog led the charge to help the Prince Edward County firefighters Association collect toys for Prince Edward County children in need at the Canadian Tire Picton store Saturday. New, unwrapped donations will support the Angel Tree campaign from its Benson Hall headquarters in Picton. Donations to bring smiles to children this Christmas […]

Tribute honours retiring County fire chief who has loved fire trucks since childhood

Tribute honours retiring County fire chief who has loved fire trucks since childhood

Story and photos by Sue Capon Amid well wishes from near and far, warm tributes, hugs where possible, and some tears, the firefighting community bid a grand retirement to Fire Chief Robert Rutter, Friday. “It’s time,” said Rutter who will be celebrating his 61st birthday this month by looking forward to spending quality time with […]

Magical Firelight Lantern Festival shines through the dark of night

Magical Firelight Lantern Festival shines through the dark of night

Story and photos by Olivia Timm The Firelight Lantern Festival lit up a chilly November night in downtown Picton Saturday. The theme for this year’s event was “Vacationland” and a sea of families and friends – more than 600 people – walked the Picton Fairgrounds, decked out in lights and colourful outfits, to enjoy the […]

Firefighters battled stubborn blaze at historic west-end Bloomfield home

Firefighters battled stubborn blaze at historic west-end Bloomfield home

UPDATE: Road now re-opened. A portion of the west end of Bloomfield Main Street remains closed as more than two dozen firefighters battle a stubborn blaze combined with dense smoke. Firefighters from Picton and Hallowell stations were called to the scene just before 9:30 a.m., joined by Hastings Quinte paramedics, police and Hydro One which […]

Dehumidifiers recalled due to fire risk

Dehumidifiers recalled due to fire risk

Nearly half a million dehumidifiers sold under various brand names are being recalled in Canada due to a risk of overheating and catching fire. Health Canada has issued a voluntary recall, along with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission – involving more than 2.5 million of the appliances made by the New Widetech company,but […]

Officers met with gun fire executing Canada-wide warrant arrest in PEC

Officers met with gun fire executing Canada-wide warrant arrest in PEC

UPDATE: The OPP Criminal Investigation Branch under the direction of a major case manager, are now investigating the attempted murder of OPP officers. The focus of the investigation remains on the Massassauga Road residence where police activity will continue in the coming days. — Prince Edward OPP were met with gun fire while executing an […]

Fire chief calls for partial burn ban due to wind

Fire chief calls for partial burn ban due to wind

Fire Chief Robert Rutter has called for a partial burn ban for the municipality due to high winds. Under a partial ban, burning is restricted to a container with a screened top or a small campfire. Prince Edward County Fire and Rescue reminds residents that a burn permit is required for all open air burning. […]

Fire Chief lifts burn ban

Fire Chief lifts burn ban

APRIL 13:  Fire Chief Robert Rutter has lifted the full burn ban after ground conditions have improved enough to allow open air burning. APRIL 12: Fire Chief Robert Rutter has rescinded the total burn ban and put in place a partial burn ban for the municipality. The fire chief evaluates weather and ground conditions to […]

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