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Historic Wellington store saga could soon end with sale

Historic Wellington store saga could soon end with sale

The years long saga of the historically significant former convenience store downtown Wellington could soon come to a close. Council, Tuesday night is being asked to officially declare the buildings surplus, so that several offers to purchase that were received at the end of 2020 can be reviewed, and the property sold. The municipality had […]

Herc flyover salutes health care workers, moms

Herc flyover salutes health care workers, moms

Sunday May 9, 2021, from approximately noon to 12:35 p.m. a CC-130J Hercules aircraft from 436 Transport Squadron, based at 8 Wing Canadian Forces Base Trenton will conduct a training flight and will fly over hospitals in Picton, Belleville, Campbellford, Trenton and Cobourg to show continued support for front line health care workers. The date […]

Community gets virtual look at County's new hospital plans

Community gets virtual look at County’s new hospital plans

Prince Edward County residents got a virtual tour behind the scenes of the planning and design process for the new County hospital today as the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation hosted a community meeting featuring key project leaders and developers. Held online, the meeting welcomed nearly 90 people to hear renowned Canadian architect Jason-Emery […]

Experts predict drought for 2021, discuss water and climate change

Experts predict drought for 2021, discuss water and climate change

By Sharon Harrison Despite endless rain recently, another drought scenario is a likely predication for 2021 in the Quinte area, including Prince Edward County, based on the current trend and data, according to Brad McNevin, CAO with Quinte Conservation. “We look at the last three months of precipitation, as well as stream flows, and we […]

Prince Edward Bird Observatory hosts virtual birding month

Prince Edward Bird Observatory hosts virtual birding month

PEPtBO’s celebration of the return of birds for the past 10 years is the Spring Birding Festival, which this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is going virtual for the first time with webinars, free nature activities and readings and more with the Prince Edward County Public Libraries. This year’s roster of speakers and presenters […]

Wellington heritage conservation district should define 'sense of place'

Wellington heritage conservation district should define ‘sense of place’

By Sharon Harrison While the final decision to designate Wellington’s core as a heritage conservation district is in the future, it did take a step forward when council heard a presentation from consultants brought on board to look into the matter. Dr. Carl Bray, of Bray Heritage in Kingston, along with Lindsay Reid, of Branch […]

More than half of County's roads in need of repair; plans under way

More than half of County’s roads in need of repair; plans under way

Council will examine an update on the current state of roads and a multi-year improvement program, at Thursday’s committee of the whole meeting. Knowing the public is generally dissatisfied with conditions of roads and the County’s actions to repair them, council last fall directed staff to prepare a report on conditions and actions to repair […]

Report finds pandemic upheaval in County will go well beyond its medical impact

Report finds pandemic upheaval in County will go well beyond its medical impact

The County Foundation (TCF) reports the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will go well beyond its medical impact. “It is a human, economic and social crisis, grounded in place,” states the foundation’s report to council to be presented Tuesday night. The foundation was engaged by the municipality to research and report on the social […]

Short film honours County dancer who set the "barre" high

Short film honours County dancer who set the “barre” high

  Quinte Ballet School is celebrating the legacy of ballerina Sara Holton with the launch of a short film on International Dance Day, April 29th. “This remarkable dancer grew up in the County and was part of Quinte Ballet School’s professional training program for many years,” said Jane Gardner, General Manager, Quinte Ballet School Canada […]

Authors Festival opens with County residents debating this year's must read book

Authors Festival opens with County residents debating this year’s must read book

By Sharon Harrison It was called a close vote, but Ru written by Kim Thuy, and defended by Anne Preston, was deemed the winner of the County Reads Authors Festival 2021 as the book the year that everyone should pick up and read. For the second year in a row, the popular County Reads, an […]

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