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Green light for new Hastings-Prince Edward Ontario Health Team

Green light for new Hastings-Prince Edward Ontario Health Team

Hastings Prince Edward region is one of eight new Ontario Health Teams announced by the provincial government. The announcement was made in Tweed Friday by Christine Elliot, minister of health, local MPPs including Todd Smith, minister of energy and MPP Daryl Kramp. The teams have been developed as a new way to organize and deliver […]

Register for bookmaking workshop Sept. 23 at Ameliasburgh library

Register for bookmaking workshop Sept. 23 at Ameliasburgh library

Join Jessica Bebenek, Al Purdy A-Frame writer-in-residence, for a one-of-a-kind bookmaking workshop. All supplies are provided for the workshop, to be held Thursday, Sept. 23 from 2-5 p.m. at the Ameliasburgh Branch Library. Space is limited and participants are invited to click here to register free of charge.  Jessica Bebenek is a poet, bookmaker, and […]

Bay of Quinte candidates meet for final debate under the stars

Bay of Quinte candidates meet for final debate under the stars

Story and photo by Tom Harrison “According to the polls,” says Prince Edward County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lesley Lavender, “the election is currently a toss-up.” With these words Lavender introduced the Bay of Quinte federal election candidates, who gathered under the stars last Thursday night at the Eddy farm in Wellington for a […]

Partial burn ban lifted in the County

Partial burn ban lifted in the County

UPDATE SEPT 17: Prince Edward County Fire Chief Robert Rutter has lifted the partial burn ban as conditions have improved enough to allow open air burning. To have a fire in Prince Edward County, you must have a current permit and activate it every day that you are having a fire. A burn permit is […]

County cyclist's gold medal win qualifies for worlds - but he won't be going

County cyclist’s gold medal win qualifies for worlds – but he won’t be going

Rob Legge, of Cressy, has cycled his way into world championship competition next month – but he won’t compete there, feeling that travel to Europe may not be safe during the pandemic. Still, it was a goal met as he has been cycling for about 18 years, following success as a track runner, including competition […]

Residents fear plan amendment would allow commercial development at Field of Dreams

Residents fear plan amendment would allow commercial development at Field of Dreams

The people responsible for baseball at Wellington’s Field of Dreams are pleased council has put off amending the Wellington Secondary Plan – which they fear leaves an opening to move the town’s biggest park across the street to a ‘hub’ at the Community Centre property, and make way for commercial development on the current parkland. […]

Motion to change road to all-season, as first step for proposed housing project, fails

Motion to change road to all-season, as first step for proposed housing project, fails

A motion to investigate costs to change a small portion of Rosseau Road to all-season from seasonal – as a first step in a proposal for a rural housing development – failed at Tuesday night’s council meeting. The motion followed an information presentation by Steve VanDusen, president and CEO of Tri-Canadian Energy, in the County, […]

Viability of Picton Town Hall hinges on finding an anchor tenant

Viability of Picton Town Hall hinges on finding an anchor tenant

Council will give the Picton Town Hall Board of Management a year-end deadline to secure an anchor tenant before extending its terms of reference agreement to June 2023. The board, established in June 2019, was given two years to achieve full cost recovery for the facility offering it for community use. The COVID-19 pandemic impacted […]

Disgraceful demolition a reminder of ongoing battle to protect County heritage

Disgraceful demolition a reminder of ongoing battle to protect County heritage

Letters and Opinion: In September 2010, this community watched in horror as an 1875 former Methodist Church was demolished on Picton’s Main Street. The destruction of the building was rated as one of the top 10 heritage losses of that year by the National Heritage Trust of Canada. Today, the site remains a weedy, vacant […]

PEPtBO Wild Wings and Wine Tour registration now open

PEPtBO Wild Wings and Wine Tour registration now open

The Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory presents a Wild Wings and Wine Tour for its fall fundraiser, Saturday Oct. 16 from 2pm and 5 pm The self-guided wine tasting tour and box picnic offers: • Exclusive visits in small groups to three outstanding South Shore wineries • Wine tasting in an outdoor setting with the […]

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