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Hospice Prince Edward's 10th hike supports palliative care 10,000 steps at a time

Hospice Prince Edward’s 10th hike supports palliative care 10,000 steps at a time

Hospice Prince Edward is joining hospices across the country gearing up for a second annual virtual “Hike for Hospice” fundraising campaign to raise much-needed funds for free-of-charge palliative care for those who are ill, dying and grieving. “Hike for Hospice brings our community together in the spirit of celebration and remembrance,” said Melanie Dailey, of […]

Two new COVID-19 cases; four active in the region

Two new COVID-19 cases; four active in the region

JUNE 12: Two new COVID-19 cases reported in Quinte West and Belleville, bringing active cses to four in Hastings Prince Edward – two in Quinte West and two in Belleville. One person is in hospital. With 104,959 first doses, 62 per cent of HPE has been vaccinated, with 17,925 people, or 11 per cent, fully […]

Legion pumps up PECMHF equipment fund

Legion pumps up PECMHF equipment fund

The Royal Canadian Legion (RCL) presented two donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation that are already making a difference in the quality of care veterans, and the community at large, receive at the County’s hospital. The donation was a long-time in the making as both grants were approved in 2020, but given […]

Military training around Picton

Military training around Picton

Residents in the vicinity of Picton are advised that personnel from the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command will be conducting training in the area from June 14 to 25. “Residents may notice military aircraft and vehicles, uniformed military personnel with weapons and hear noises associated to low flying aircrafts, explosives and personal weapons,” said Captain […]

Everybody needs a pass to get into Sandbanks Provincial Park

Everybody needs a pass to get into Sandbanks Provincial Park

Sandbanks Provincial Park began the weekend with more than 400 camping arrivals Friday and expects extended lineups due to volume of visitors, and a new entry system, this weekend. The new pilot project reservation system is now under way. For anybody hoping to visit the park – registration online or by telephone is required – […]

OPP face challenges investigating cannabis growing operations

OPP face challenges investigating cannabis growing operations

Ontario Provincial Police are getting lots of complaints, but sometimes their hands are tied when it comes investigating cannabis growing operations. OPP Detective Sergeant Don MacAlister spoke to council at its Committee of the Whole meeting Thursday. MacAlister is in charge of the community street crime unit for Lennox and Addington, Frontenac and Prince Edward […]

Watersport park needs temporary use bylaw while applying for permanent changes

Watersport park needs temporary use bylaw while applying for permanent changes

A decision on the Edgewater Park Campground’s application for a temporary use bylaw to continue operating its watersport park, kids camp and food stand – while applying for permanent changes – is to be made at a June 30 planning meeting. At Thursday’s Committee of the Whole meeting, council heard from residents of Sheba’s Island […]

Request for three month extension of freeze on development in Wellington

Request for three month extension of freeze on development in Wellington

Council is being asked to extend the current development freeze in Wellington by three months past its planned expiration in September to allow for secondary plan amendment approvals, review and further public consultation. While agreement was reached (with some concerns about developers in limbo while they await the end of the freeze), during Thursday’s Committee […]

PEC Library hosts Indigenous History Month programs

PEC Library hosts Indigenous History Month programs

Throughout June, the Prince Edward County Public Library is hosting Indigenous History Month programs for adults and children. For adults Book Panel Find this at peclibrary.org/youtube after June 15! Readers share suggested titles by Indigenous authors. Natives and Settlers: The View from the Archives Friday, June 18, at 2 p.m. Join Amanda Hill for “Natives […]

HELP WANTED - career, volunteer & employment

HELP WANTED – career, volunteer & employment

Help wanted notices for Prince Edward County            * * * * * * The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is looking for volunteers to help in: 1) The Second Time Around Shop (STAS). They need people to work 6hr. shifts, twice a month. Also, someone who can do heavy […]

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