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HUB gains leeway to move forward on expansion

HUB gains leeway to move forward on expansion

Weighing support for an essential service, restrictions to waiving fees and setting precedent for similar requests, council agreed with a muncipal staff recommendation to help The HUB Family and Child Services move forward on its expansion. The HUB Executive Director Susan Quaiff spoke to Committee of the Whole in July, explaining how the COVID-19 pandemic […]

Yard sales now allowed; Bloomfield two-hour parking limit stopped

Yard sales now allowed; Bloomfield two-hour parking limit stopped

Council decided to allow garage or yard sales in the County that were temporarily prohibited since April 30 due to the COVID-19 pandemic when gatherings were limited to five people. “People will take precautions where necessary,” said councillor Phil St. Jean. “They are really no different than a farmers’ market and it’s time to allow […]

Council will not investigate 'complicated' issues surrounding Forester's Island

Council will not investigate ‘complicated’ issues surrounding Forester’s Island

UPDATE AUG. 4, 2020:  Council approved looking at ways to celebrate and educate on its Indigenous history, but will not involve itself with efforts to better profile and identify the Gunshot Treaty cairn at Carrying Place, or investigate issues with Forester’s Island between the County and Deseronto. Following discussion, all councillors except Bill Roberts opposed […]

Blood donor clinic Aug 10

Blood donor clinic Aug 10

A blood donor clinic is set for Monday, Aug. 10 at the Highline Hall, Wellington Community Centre.

Register for child care at the HUB

Register for child care at the HUB

The HUB Child Care Centre (Picton) is now accepting childcare applications. Effective Sept. 1, 2020, all licensed child care centres will be permitted to operate at full capacity. Please note the following: 1. Full-time will be given priority over part-time right now as we try to keep cohorts of children together for the full week. […]

Garbage dumped; new Millennium Trail signs vandalized

Garbage dumped; new Millennium Trail signs vandalized

Two speed limit signs recently installed along the Millennium Trail wetlands to better protect wildlife, have already been vandalized, and garbage is being left trailside. The pair of 10-kilometre-an-hour signs had a large “x 5” spray painted in bright red beneath the number 10. Dave Robinet, a local trail user and past president of the […]

Proposed Picton sub-division targets affordable townhouses

Proposed Picton sub-division targets affordable townhouses

By Sharon Harrison Three separate in-person open house sessions provided early details of a proposed residential sub-division in Picton by Port Picton Homes. The idea includes smaller and more affordable units – under $300,000. The hour-long sessions, each restricted to a maximum of eight people – to allow for COVID-19 safety protocols- took place in […]

Driver clocked at 158 km/h on County Road 49

Driver clocked at 158 km/h on County Road 49

PEC OPP Community Safety Officer Aaron Miller was conducting radar patrols Monday morning, and at approximately 10:20, stopped a vehicle travelling 158 km/h on County Road 49. The driver had their vehicle seized for seven days, and now has a date to attend court this fall to explain why they were travelling nearly twice the […]

Traffic to Sandbanks backed up more than 3km and filling crossroad; beach closed

Traffic to Sandbanks backed up more than 3km and filling crossroad; beach closed

Residents living on routes to the beach were going no where fast early Saturday morning as traffic to Sandbanks Provincial Park filled East Lake Road and Kleinsteuber Parks crossroads. Traffic was also spilling from the Sandbanks entrance, all the way down County Road 18 and onto County Road 12, almost to Isaish Tubbs Resort. These […]

Picton Library patio open for artists

Picton Library patio open for artists

Attention artists! The Picton Branch Library Patio is available to you! If you would like a space on Main Street Picton to live sketch, do caricatures or sell your art, the space is available at no charge. It’s a great location! Call (613) 476-5962 or e-mail liz@peclibrary.org to book your time.

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