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Turtles holding ground in court - Day 1, 2 and 3 PECFN reports

Turtles holding ground in court – Day 1, 2 and 3 PECFN reports

Turtles gained a small victory over turbines in the first day of  a Toronto appeal court hearing on Tuesday. The first of three planned days in court, was a promising one for Prince Edward County Field Naturalists and their supporters, as the Ontario Divisional Court panel, led by Justice Ian Nordheimer, ruled that wind company […]

Tribunal allows PECFN appeal, revokes approval of Ostrander project

Tribunal allows PECFN appeal, revokes approval of Ostrander project

The endangered Blanding’s turtle has helped the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists take down turbines. The Environmental Review Tribunal has allowed the appeal of the Ostrander Point Project by PECFN on grounds of serious and irreversible harm to the natural environment, and has revoked the approval of the project by the Director, Ministry of the […]

As tribunal continues, naturalists nominate PECFN for award

As tribunal continues, naturalists nominate PECFN for award

Kingston Field Naturalists and Quinte Field Naturalists have nominated Prince Edward County Field Naturalists (PECFN) for the W.E. Saunders Natural History Award from Ontario Nature. The nomination describes PECFN’s commitment to preserving the PEC South Shore IBA saying: “Appealing against the Ostrander Point approval is a David versus Goliath task! The difficulty is immense, but […]

More time given as draft Official Plan concerns voiced by public and council

More time given as draft Official Plan concerns voiced by public and council

By Sharon Harrison More time will be given to council, staff and the public for revisions to be considered for Prince Edward County’s draft Official Plan. At a Special Committee of the Whole meeting, the public was given further opportunity to voice concerns, provide comments and ask questions about revisions to the County’s Official Plan, […]

County scientist explains changing face of Lake Ontario

County scientist explains changing face of Lake Ontario

By Sharon Harrison ‘Most people’s connections to the Great Lakes end at their knees’, said Dr. Tim Johnson, of the Glenora Fisheries Station. But there is much happening in the water that in turn, affects health of all organisms that live in and around it. With their regular monthly meetings moved to a virtual format, […]

Virtual tour of County’s conservation areas inspires real-time visits

Virtual tour of County’s conservation areas inspires real-time visits

By Sharon Harrison Naturalist Terry Sprague gave Prince Edward County Field Naturalists and friends a virtual insight into the County’s 10 conservation areas. Sprague highlighted history, flora and fauna specific to each area, throwing in a few personal and interesting anecdotes along the way. “It seems I have been leading hikes for as long as […]

Join naturalists to hear 'stories from the radio' - Feb. 25

Join naturalists to hear ‘stories from the radio’ – Feb. 25

This month’s Prince Edward County Field Naturalists Members’ meeting features a presentation by Pamela Stagg. Everybody invited to hear her present “Stories from the Radio” detailing her experiences doing the show, The County, Naturally.  PECFN Members as well as non-members are welcome Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m., in the Bloomfield Town Hall.

Naturalists' night features various presentations - Jan 28

Naturalists’ night features various presentations – Jan 28

Jan. 28 — Prince Edward County Field Naturalists’ members’ meeting with presentations. Everybody invited to hear PECFN members speak on maple syrup, owls, and travels in Newfoundland and Costa Rica. Non-members are also welcome to meet at 7 p.m. in the Bloomfield Town Hall. • David Bree on Owls • Sheila Kuja on travels in Newfoundland […]

Prince Edward County Decade in Review - 2015

Prince Edward County Decade in Review – 2015

As we welcome a new decade in 2020, Countylive.ca celebrates its 10th anniversary taking a look at highlights of the past 10 years. 2015 Prince Edward County is the only Canadian destination named in ‘Best Places to Travel in 2015’ by Travel and Leisure Magazine, published by Time Inc. The County ranked 10th in the […]

Prince Edward County Decade in Review - highlights from 2014

Prince Edward County Decade in Review – highlights from 2014

As we welcome a new decade in 2020, Countylive.ca celebrates its 10th anniversary taking a look at highlights of the past 10 years. 2014 Winter cancelled most of Milford’s annual Winter Carnival this year. Though weather was poor, a full house attended the family bingo games at the Town Hall and residents also made their […]

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