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Library hosts Harrison and Frum on Trumpocalypse and the building of normal

Library hosts Harrison and Frum on Trumpocalypse and the building of normal

By Sharon Harrison Publishing two books over the past four years, David Frum says he has spoken and written about Donald Trump almost more than he can bear. The author, and former speech writer to President George Bush is a part-time County resident, as is Dr. Thomas Harrison, past counsel to the Ontario Superior Court […]

Sandbanks at capacity - again - welcomes camper reservations only

Sandbanks at capacity – again – welcomes camper reservations only

Sandbanks Provincial Park is closed to day use visitors again today, having reached capacity by 11 a.m. Park staff will not be letting any more vehicles in Sunday, with the exception of people with camping reservations. The municipally-run Wellington Rotary Beach is also expected to close soon.

Grocery shoppers backing the hospital build $2 at a time

Grocery shoppers backing the hospital build $2 at a time

Grocery shoppers at Picton’s Metro store are backing the build of the County’s new hospital – $2 at a time. Shoppers have contributed almost $7,000 in the first week of a two-week fundraiser helping the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Back the Build campaign. Customers are asked to donate $2 at check out and […]

Mayor takes Sandbanks traffic and tourism concerns to MPPs

Mayor takes Sandbanks traffic and tourism concerns to MPPs

With traffic and tourism concerns taking their toll on Prince Edward County and its residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, local politicians are meeting to discuss ideas and solutions. The Civic Holiday weekend was a breaking point for many residents living on beach routes whose driveways were blocked by bumber-to-bumper traffic lining roads and crossroads leading […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bylaw to step up enforcement of no parking areas; more washrooms added

Bylaw to step up enforcement of no parking areas; more washrooms added

Bylaw enforcement officers last weekend, issued 119 parking tickets throughout Prince Edward County, following new, no parking areas being established. The action was taken last week to improve traffic flow for vehicles and first responders, especially in high traffic areas around provincial parks, conservation areas, beaches, and downtown commercial areas. No parking areas are in […]

Picton councillors tackle County concerns during virtual/TV town hall

Picton councillors tackle County concerns during virtual/TV town hall

By Sharon Harrison Participants in the recent virtual/TV town hall meeting hosted by councillors Kate MacNaughton and Phil St.-Jean wanted to know when construction was ending at Main and Talbot; about shaming people not wearing masks; updates on housing projects, the police, and plans for noxious weeds and shoulder trimming, among issues. When St-Jean and […]

Wire sculpture at Glenwood Cemetery a tribute to veterans

Wire sculpture at Glenwood Cemetery a tribute to veterans

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison A wire sculpture of a Second World War solider unveiled at Glenwood pays tribute to more than 300 veterans buried at the Picton cemetery. About a dozen people attended the low-key unveiling, where physical distancing and face coverings were part of the COVID-19 pandemic safety protocols. The sculpture was […]

Hwy 401 signs to help target tourists congesting the County during COVID

Hwy 401 signs to help target tourists congesting the County during COVID

With a view to stemming the tide of tourist traffic congesting roads in the County during the COVID-19 pandemic, seven signs are posted eastbound and westbound on Hwy 401 to alert visitors to the status of Sandbanks Provincial Park. Mayor Steve Ferguson said Saturday that additional road signage has been rented for use at the […]

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