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Key Prince Edward County wetland protected

Key Prince Edward County wetland protected

Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) announced the protection of 15 hectares (38 acres) of wetland and forest on Prince Edward County’s south shore. Thanks to the generous support of donors Jeremy Guth and Nina-Marie Lister, the national not-for-profit, private land conservation organization purchased the natural habitat. The Mark Bass Nature Reserve contains a collection of […]

Pandemic moves popular Hike for Hospice to virtual event

Pandemic moves popular Hike for Hospice to virtual event

    From her makeshift office in her dining room at home, Melanie Dailey, Hospice Prince Edward’s new Community Development Director, is promoting a virtual version of the popular annual Hike for Hospice event. “We are doing what it takes to continue offering critical services to those that are ill, dying, or grieving,” said Dailey. […]

Swing bridge at Carrying Place closed through Friday

Swing bridge at Carrying Place closed through Friday

UPDATE: Bridge expected to be closed until day’s end Friday. The swing bridge at Carrying Place will remain closed overnight Wednesday and will remain closed until Parks Canada assesses any structural damage. East Region OPP report a tractor and wagon jack-knifed on the bridge just aftetr noon Wednesday. Loyalist Parkway is closed from Twelve O’Clock […]

Cast your vote for County Reads' book of the year

Cast your vote for County Reads’ book of the year

Story by Sharon Harrison The County Reads Authors Festival 2020 looked and felt a little different this year. While the physical public event had to be shelved due to the COVID-19 outbreak, County Reads took place via the radio waves thanks to the Prince Edward County Public Library and 99.3 County FM who partnered for […]

First weekend for 'phase one' warm and busy

First weekend for ‘phase one’ warm and busy

Prince Edward County’s Millennium Trail remained busy as visitors physical-distanced while walking, biking, riding and roller blading on the warmest weekend of the season. The mercury reached 26.3 (almost 80F) on Saturday. Some people visited retail shops that were newly allowed to open their doors, with precautions, since the province declared a state of emergency […]

Library moving forward with curbside books and County Reads debate

Library moving forward with curbside books and County Reads debate

Prince Edward County Library branches are now offering curbside pickup from all branches (Ameliasburgh, Bloomfield, Consecon, Milford, Picton and Wellington). It is as simple as browsing the library website at peclibrary.org, or phoning your local branch and leaving a message. The library will call back to take requests and will call when the items are […]

Sweet thanks to frontline workers from County sugarshacks

Sweet thanks to frontline workers from County sugarshacks

Maple in The County organizers gifted close to 100 bottles of Prince Edward County maple syrup to staff at Picton Sobey’s Tuesday. Walts Sugar Shack also brought all the employees at Pierson’s Foodland in Wellington a bottle of maple syrup. The 19th annual festival was one of the first major events to be cancelled in […]

Care for youth in the pandemic and beyond

Care for youth in the pandemic and beyond

By Andrea Harrison At the top of the Town hill in Picton, a passionate group of people are working hard to serve the youth of Prince Edward County. The ROC (Recreation Outreach Centre) has a vision of giving every young person in the County an equal chance to excel at life. Founded 20 years ago […]

County businesses provide dinner and a movie for hospital staff

County businesses provide dinner and a movie for hospital staff

Nobody envies a hospital worker in a pandemic. Especially when doctors, nurses and other frontline staff members are facing a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) and are caring for the community’s most vulnerable people. As a way to say thank you for their efforts, several local businesses stepped up during Nurses’ Week to show […]

Development battle weary from regulations and pandemic gets no relief from council

Development battle weary from regulations and pandemic gets no relief from council

The COVID-19 pandemic has added tangles to the building of a $10+ million shopping centre just outside Picton, that was already snarled by red tape from provincial regulations. Further, an attempt for relief in development charges from council was denied unanimously at Tuesday night’s electronic meeting – citing concern with saddling pandemic-weary taxpayers with more […]

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