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Local hospitals remain in 'extreme surge' situation

Local hospitals remain in ‘extreme surge’ situation

Letter to the Community Sent on behalf of Stacey Daub, President and Chief Executive Officer, Quinte Health Care Dear Community Members, We wish it was over too.   Everyone on the Quinte Health Care team is so ready and wanting to return to a pre-pandemic life – having more freedoms to enjoy friends, family and community […]

Local Ukrainian donates to Red Cross

Local Ukrainian donates to Red Cross

“We are Strong, We are Here, We are Ukrainian” These are some of the words that Ukrainian President Voldymyr Zelenskyy spoke in one of his speeches recently to his country and the world. The situation is dire for the Ukrainian people and they are fighting to survive. You only have to watch the news reports […]

Three months a long time without eye health care

Three months a long time without eye health care

To the Editor: Premier Ford, and by extension, our MPP Todd Smith have created a non-COVID-19 health crisis unique to Ontario that is almost three months old affecting around four million Ontario citizens. Those of us in Prince Edward County, or indeed anywhere in the province, over 65 or under 19 have not had access […]

PECI student mural project motivates PEC OPP

PECI student mural project motivates PEC OPP

The Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and recent graduates of Prince Edward Collegiate Institute (PECI) collaborated in a community engagement project to bring motivation to the detachment gym. During the 2020-2021 school year, students from a Grade 12 art class – Tally Wilkinson, Mia Gilbert and Sarah Johnson – assisted […]

Resolution for neighbours of soon-to-be aggregate pit

Resolution for neighbours of soon-to-be aggregate pit

To the editor, supporters: I am sure you will recall the great job the press had done in making you aware of the sustained campaign trying to stop an asparagus farm from being converted to an aggregate pit. This campaign started, for me, on Nov. 22nd, 2017 when the owners of Green Ridge Farms held […]

COVID-19 wave 4 update from QHC CEO

COVID-19 wave 4 update from QHC CEO

To the community, from Stacey Daub, President and CEO, Quinte Health Care: I believe it’s vital to keep our communities apprised of the challenges and opportunities facing our hospitals and our team of dedicated staff and physicians at Quinte Health Care (QHC). The unrelenting pressures of navigating COVID has significantly impacted an already strained health […]

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 […]

Kiwanis scholarships honour two County graduates

Kiwanis scholarships honour two County graduates

CHEERS! to Prince Edward Collegiate Institute graduates Jordan Hartley, (left) and Tailia Epsten (right), who received $500 scholarships recently from the Kiwanis Club of Picton. Club secretary Sally Margueratt present the awards. Epstein received the Kiwanis Club of Picton Communication Award. She will be studying Political Science at the University of Ottawa in the fall. […]

COVID-19 wave 3 update from QHC CEO

COVID-19 wave 3 update from QHC CEO

To the community, from Stacey Daub, President and CEO, Quinte Health Care: As we come out of what we hope is the third and final wave of COVID-19, there is a sentiment of relief within our hospitals. April and May were tough. We experienced more COVID within our hospitals than any other months or waves […]

Great-niece pleads with province to spare homes; Hyatts and MacDonalds intertwined in business and in love, for generations

Great-niece pleads with province to spare homes; Hyatts and MacDonalds intertwined in business and in love, for generations

To the Editor (and Greg Walsh, Ontario Park’s Greg Walsh, Parks Operations Manager Southeast Zone, Jeff Yurek, Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks and Bay of Quinte MP Todd Smith). I recently became aware of the efforts of Heritage Conservation Architect Philip Evans, to safeguard two iconic, heritage homes in Prince Edward County: the Hyatt […]

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