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Big numbers, big decisions to serve current and future residents of Wellington

Big numbers, big decisions to serve current and future residents of Wellington

By Sharon Harrison The municipality is tackling how to solve current and future problems with development in Wellington, at enormous cost. A lot of big numbers were bandied about at Thursday’s virtual Committee of the Whole meeting as council heard a report on a Wellington-specific development charges background study. The crux is an Official Plan […]

Prince Edward County's red-hot real estate sales - despite, or because of, COVID-19

Prince Edward County’s red-hot real estate sales – despite, or because of, COVID-19

With the province entering its second pandemic state-of-emergency, red-hot home sales in Prince Edward County and region could continue – though inventory is the lowest in decades. Sales of homes set a new annual record during 2020 despite the pandemic and reduced active listings. And as Prince Edward County’s market was also red-hot, a local […]

Stay-at-home order in effect Thursday as province enters second state-of-emergency

Stay-at-home order in effect Thursday as province enters second state-of-emergency

Effective Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., the government is issuing a stay-at-home order requiring everyone to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for essential work. In addition to limiting outings to essential trips, all businesses […]

Body of man who fell through ice recovered from Bay of Quinte

Body of man who fell through ice recovered from Bay of Quinte

UPDATE: The body of a 23-year-old man from Belleville was located and recovered from the Bay of Quinte. Prince Edward County OPP and the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit are are continuing a search for a person believed to have fallen through the ice on the Bay of Quinte in the area of Point […]

County library lovers exceed matching goal; next chapter is spring construction

County library lovers exceed matching goal; next chapter is spring construction

Prince Edward County has given its library a big hug – exceeding a fundraising goal by $15,000 and will expect to see a spring start to construction of the new branch in Picton. An anonymous donor promised up to match up to $100,000 in donations, and library lovers across the County not only met, but […]

Drilling test holes for proposed water tower location in Wellington

Drilling test holes for proposed water tower location in Wellington

Several test holes will be drilled Thursday at the proposed location for the new elevated water tower in Wellingon. Several test holes are to be drilled at the location near the intersection of Belleville Street and First Street in Wellington. The drilling is to begin at 9 am and conclude later the same day. Noise […]

Quinte Health Care welcomes new President/CEO

Quinte Health Care welcomes new President/CEO

Quinte Health Care’s new President and Chief Executive Officer Stacey Daub, and her family, are relocating from Toronto to their new home in Prince Edward County. She took over the position Jan. 4, from Mary Clare Egberts who has retired. “Ms. Daub brings a wealth of health care leadership experience and expertise,” said David MacKinnon, […]

County residents answered the call in 2020: Mayor's new year video message

County residents answered the call in 2020: Mayor’s new year video message

Story and file photos by Sharon Harrison “I am proud to say the people of Prince Edward County answered the call to keep others, and each other, safe,” declared Prince Edward County mayor, Steve Ferguson, in a six-minute New Year video address. The pre-recorded message to the residents of Prince Edward County was a safe […]

New year opens balmy, followed by snow, patchy freezing rain

New year opens balmy, followed by snow, patchy freezing rain

A ‘balmy’ New Year’s Day where many took to parks and trails for walking was followed by snow early Friday evening. It is expected to become mixed with patchy freezing rain or ice pellets, then transition back to snow before coming to an end early Saturday. Snow and ice accumulation is forecast between 5-10cm. Saturday’s […]

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