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12th death related to COVID-19 recorded this month in HPE

12th death related to COVID-19 recorded this month in HPE

JAN. 21 – Hastings Prince Edward Public Health’s update has recorded three more deaths related to COVID-19 – the 12th this month, and 31st throughout the entire pandemic. There are 33 people in hospital, six in intensive care. There were 111 new high-risk cases recorded since Wednesday, and with recoveries, the active high-risk case load […]

Restrictions on Millennium Trail until snow has melted

Restrictions on Millennium Trail until snow has melted

Millennium Trail users are advised all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and dirt bikes are not permitted on the trail in winter months once grooming operations have begun. Grooming began this week and restrictions will remain in place until the snow has melted and the trail conditions are stable enough for ATV use. During this time, motorized vehicle […]

COVID-19 public health restrictions to be eased in phases beginning Jan. 31

COVID-19 public health restrictions to be eased in phases beginning Jan. 31

COVID-19 public health restrictions put in place Jan. 5 are to be eased, in phases, beginning at month end as the province is beginning to see signs of stabilization in key public health system indicators. “I want to be crystal clear, we are not out of the woods yet,” said Premier Doug Ford in a […]

Walk-ins age 12+ welcome at Picton COVID-19 vaccine clinics

Walk-ins age 12+ welcome at Picton COVID-19 vaccine clinics

Starting today, walk-ins age 12+ are welcome at vaccine clinics at the Prince Edward Community Centre (375 Picton Main Street). Clinics for first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, or a third dose, if they qualify are being held: Thursday, Jan. 20 – 10 am-4 pm Monday, Jan. 24 – 1-7 pm Thursday, Jan. […]

Government tops up County's annual gas tax funding

Government tops up County’s annual gas tax funding

With people are paying more for gas, but many still filling up less often due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the provincial government has upped its contribution to annual gas tax funding for municipalities. Two cents from every litre gets returned to Quinte municipalities by the province to help pay down costs of municipal transit systems, […]

Water service repairs on Bloomfield Main Thursday

Water service repairs on Bloomfield Main Thursday

UPDATE: Work on water service repairs in Bloomfield is expected to continue until 10 pm Thursday, Jan. 20.  The County’s water and wastewater department will be repairing water services on Bloomfield Main Street Thursday morning. Traffic may be reduced to one lane between Mallory Road and Corey Street. Repairs are to begin Thursday, Jan. 20 […]

County-owned parking lot at Dunes beach now maintained for winter access to trails

County-owned parking lot at Dunes beach now maintained for winter access to trails

The County-owned parking lot at Dunes beach is being maintained regularly by Sandbanks Provincial Park this winter to offer more parking options and enable safer access to Richardson’s Trail and the Dunes Trail for the public to explore by foot, cross-country ski or snowshoe. The lot is located off County Road 12, south of the […]

PEC Library's 'A Place for YOUth' project earns funding nod

PEC Library’s ‘A Place for YOUth’ project earns funding nod

The Prince Edward Public Library project, “A Place for YOUth” is one of 21 projects to receive funding from a community initiative from local insurer The Commonwell. Seeing many important local causes needing funding over the pandemic, The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group stepped in with a philanthropy initiative L.E.A.F. (Learning and Engagement Accelerator Fund) to […]

PEC OPP joins video and doorbell camera program

PEC OPP joins video and doorbell camera program

The Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has partnered with the Belleville Police Service to join the CAMSafe program. CAMSafe, a community CCTV and security video registry, was established by the Belleville Police Service in June of 2021 and is now expanding into other communities across the province, including the Quinte […]

Snowfall clean up continues in the County

Snowfall clean up continues in the County

JAN. 18 – Clean up continues from yesterday’s snowfall of more than 32cm (recorded at CFB Trenton). The County plans to remove snow along roadsides in Wellington, Bloomfield and Picton beginning today. Crews will start snow blowing roadsides in Wellington and Bloomfield beginning at 9 pm on Monday, Jan. 17. Crews will move on to […]

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