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Ontario restricts private gathering sizes as COVID-19 cases rise

Ontario restricts private gathering sizes as COVID-19 cases rise

With more than 400 new coronavirus cases reported for a second day, the Ontario government has reduced limits on the number of people permitted to attend unmonitored and private social gatherings across the entire province. Earlier this week, the government imposed these restrictions in Toronto, Peel Region and Ottawa. These new limits are effective immediately. […]

Friends of Wellers Bay outline plan to engage community

Friends of Wellers Bay outline plan to engage community

By Sharon Harrison The Friends of Wellers Bay group wants to build community and support stewardship around the bay which sits at the western corner of Prince Edward County. About 30 friends spoke to the group’s achievements over the past year, and outlined plans for coming years during a recent virtual annual general meeting, the […]

Get a Smile, give a smile, make a difference

Get a Smile, give a smile, make a difference

What’s better than a cookie that tastes good? A cookie that does good! Tim Hortons is bringing more smiles to Prince Edward County residents with its annual Smile Cookie campaign. 100 per cent of Tim Hortons Smile Cookie sales in Picton and Wellington this week are supporting the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation County […]

Multiple arrests as OPP seize 4,600 pot plants in North Marysburgh

Multiple arrests as OPP seize 4,600 pot plants in North Marysburgh

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) arrested 17 people and seized nearly 4600 cannabis plants in North Marysburgh in Prince Edward County. CSCU officers, along with members of the Prince Edward County OPP Detachment and OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) executed multiple warrants Sept. 14, 2020 at three locations on […]

Federal funds flow to a dozen County organizations to offset COVID-19 costs

Federal funds flow to a dozen County organizations to offset COVID-19 costs

Bay of Quinte riding MP Neil Ellis has begun site visits to local organizations which received federal emergency community services funding to help offset COVID-19 related operating costs. Since April 2020, $666,153 has been delivered to 42 local organizations that provide direct services to the public, especially to vulnerable, or at-risk community members. A total […]

Province increases QHC funding for infrastructure

Province increases QHC funding for infrastructure

Todd Smith, MPP for Bay of Quinte, announced that Quinte Health Care (QHC) hospitals will be receiving an allocation of $1,442,292 in 2020-2021 through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund. The funding will support QHC to keep with hospital maintenance and repairs. “Providing a reliable, safe and comfortable environment at QHC hospitals is a top priority […]

Recreation Outreach Centre youth unveil 'community' mural

Recreation Outreach Centre youth unveil ‘community’ mural

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Recreation Outreach Centre (ROC) youth have unveiled a large-scale mural project showing how they view living in Prince Edward County. The mural, painted on the large stucco wall in the Market Lane parking lot, behind the Paul Street Circle K convenience store, is an art collaboration by the ROC […]

Visit County's 10 conservation areas - via Zoom Sept. 29

Visit County’s 10 conservation areas – via Zoom Sept. 29

Prince Edward County Field Naturalists welcome guests to its members’ meeting on Zoom Tuesday, Sept. 29. Local naturalist Terry Sprague is to conduct a virtual tour of Prince Edward County’s 10 conservation areas. All are welcome. Email gerry.jenkison@icloud.com for Zoom link. Starts at 7 p.m.

Man arrested after making multiple 911 calls

Man arrested after making multiple 911 calls

Prince Edward County OPP officers responded to approximately 10 9-1-1 calls Sunday Sept, 13 shortly after 4 a.m., all from County Road 3 in Ameliasburgh. “These calls originated from the same individual who continued to mislead officers,” said PEC OPP Const. Aaron Miller. “During one of these calls, a threat was made to burn down […]

Vandalism closes Benson Park washrooms until further notice

Vandalism closes Benson Park washrooms until further notice

The washrooms in Benson Park will be closed indefinitely following vandalism of the units over the weekend. The municipality has installed a portable toilet near the multi-use courts in Benson Park, while the permanent washroom undergoes repairs. The municipality is currently assessing the damage and will provide further updates when the washrooms reopen to the […]

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