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Council to seek public opinion on draft to allow urban backyard hens

Council to seek public opinion on draft to allow urban backyard hens

The municipality is recommending public opinion on a draft bylaw to keep chickens in urban backyards of the County. Currently, raising backyard hens is not permitted outside of rural zones. In May, councillor Kate MacNaughton brought forward public interest and requests for small flocks to be allowed in residential areas. She requested a report outlining […]

County to honour resident's induction into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

County to honour resident’s induction into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Prince Edward County council will present Judy Kent with a Civic Recognition plaque honouring her induction into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. Nominated by councillor Bill Roberts, the recognition is to be presented when the public is allowed to attend council meetings in person when pandemic restrictions loosen. Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame announced last […]

Residents asked to reduce water usage in Low-level water statement

Residents asked to reduce water usage in Low-level water statement

A Level 1 Low Water Condition has been issued for the Quinte Conservation Watershed including Prince Edward Countyt and the regions of the Moira, Napanee, and Salmon Rivers. Despite higher than average water levels on the Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario, minimal precipitation throughout the last few months has contributed to lower than average […]

Citizens help save woman from drowning

Citizens help save woman from drowning

Citizens helped save a woman from drowning yesterday afternoon at Sandbanks. On Wednesday, July 8, at approximately 4:20 p.m., Prince Edward County OPP and Hastings-Quinte Paramedics responded to a near-drowning incident at Sandbanks Provincial Park – Outlet Beach. “Officers arrived and found civilians performing CPR on an adult female who had been pulled from the […]

Nature Conservancy Canada and partners protect more of County's undeveloped shoreline

Nature Conservancy Canada and partners protect more of County’s undeveloped shoreline

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and its partners today announced the creation of a new 55-hectare (135-acre) nature reserve – the MapleCross Coastline Reserve – on the south shore of Prince Edward County. “We are very grateful for the work of volunteers from the Hastings Prince Edward Land Trust, who helped with local fundraising […]

Look back and see.... Nothing

Look back and see…. Nothing

What happens if you look back on history, and there’s nothing there? What happens if we have cleansed our history so well, there’s not a wart or a wood tick to be found? The answer is obvious, we can all relax in our sheltered world, in which nothing bad ever happened, and sit in the […]

Brush disposal charge; extra landfill day in effect

Brush disposal charge; extra landfill day in effect

A brush disposal charge is now in effect at the Prince Edward County landfill sites to help offset the cost of the service. The municipality spends between $85,000 and $150,000 each year to chip the brush disposed at three County landfill sites. To recover a portion of that cost to taxpayers, the municipality has introduced […]

Community Care for Seniors thanks virtual 'tag day' supporters

Community Care for Seniors thanks virtual ‘tag day’ supporters

CHEERS! from the Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors, to those who supported this year’s virtual tag day. In the 36th year that Community Care has organized Tag Day the agency realized $1,145 in a virtual event online. During the pandemic, organizers couldn’t ask volunteers to do their traditional roles of having donation boxes […]

Zoom into conservation areas program with Terry Sprague - July 16

Zoom into conservation areas program with Terry Sprague – July 16

Join naturalist Terry Sprague Thursday, July 16th, for a Zoom webinar presentation for Community Care for Seniors, called, Nearby and Natural, a program about local conservation areas. Register for timing. It’s free and all seniors 60+ are welcome.

Lanes now open on Hwy 62 at Mountain View following collision

Lanes now open on Hwy 62 at Mountain View following collision

UPDATE: Both lanes now open. UPDATE: One lane has been opened for traffic. Hwy 62 at Mountain View is closed as emergency services are on scene of a collision between a vehicle and a tractor trailer. Const. Aaron Miller, PEC OPP, notes the road is expected to be closed until lunchtime.

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