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Revised Talbot on the Trail sub-division wins approval

Revised Talbot on the Trail sub-division wins approval

By Sharon Harrison At Wednesday’s planning committee meeting, council voted to approve a revised sub-division known as Talbot on the Trail. “The sad reality is that we need housing stock and inventory and we need it desperately, and we need it a more reasonable price point than $1 million dollars,” said Prince Edward County mayor […]

Say it ain't snow, late April

Say it ain’t snow, late April

There’s s’no going back to winter on April 21, but but birds, buds and flowers were anything but spring-like Wednesday morning as they were greeted with snowfall. Environment Canada states about five centimetres is expected to fall before ending this afternoon. Temperature is to be steady at about 2C. Thursday will be mainly cloudy and […]

Authors Festival, County Reads, open to all this weekend on 'Zoom'

Authors Festival, County Reads, open to all this weekend on ‘Zoom’

Highlights of this year’s virtual Prince Edward County Authors Festival will host six celebrated authors and five County residents will defend their favourite Canadian books to determine the best read of the year. Hosted by the Prince Edward County Public Library, the festival begins Thursday with the popular County Reads debate, and continues Friday and […]

Strict measures to fight COVID; province backtracks on playgrounds; police powers

Strict measures to fight COVID; province backtracks on playgrounds; police powers

UPDATE APRIL 18: Ontario’s government has changed new strict guidelines on parks and police powers. Solicitor General Sylvia Jones stated police will now only be able to stop people who they have reason to believe are participating in an “organized public event or social gathering.” Friday, the province had given police authority to request information of […]

New Foodland store opening a celebration despite the pandemic

New Foodland store opening a celebration despite the pandemic

Story and photos by Sue Capon The much-anticipated opening of the new Foodland Picton store tomorrow will unfold without the typical fanfare due to the COVID-19 pandemic and current provincial lockdown – but it is no less a celebration. The modern, expansive store has been about five years in the making in the $10+ million […]

'Hope is Growing' campaign to begin at County's hospital

‘Hope is Growing’ campaign to begin at County’s hospital

The first ‘Hope is Growing’ campaign garden for Prince Edward County is to be planted outside the hospital’s emergency department. Scott Wentworth told council Tuesday night the Hope is Growing initiative is an expression of hope – individually and collectively. “It originated with Communities in Bloom (CiB) and is designed to spread hope across Canada […]

County Master Gardeners encourage children to grow their own gardens

County Master Gardeners encourage children to grow their own gardens

Prince Edward County Master Gardeners invite children to create their own gardens this year and join in a fun competition for their Children’s Garden Award. Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who provide free, balanced, non-judgmental advice to local gardeners. They are passionate about gardening and have taken the necessary training and commitments to become an […]

Provincial Connecting Links funding to improve town hill intersection

Provincial Connecting Links funding to improve town hill intersection

The province is providing Prince Edward County $266,848 through the Connecting Links Program for improvements to the intersection of Picton’s Main and Bridge streets, commonly referred to locally as the town hill. The municipal route connects two portions of the provincial Hwy 33, making it eligible to receive up to 90 per cent of design […]

Saturday next chance to beat temperature record

Saturday next chance to beat temperature record

The ice is long gone, but the sign remains at Wellington Beach. A record high temperature was just missed on an unseasonably warm Thursday, April 8. Temperatures reached 23C in much of the area, just .3 degrees lower than the 23.3 set in 2001. Next chance appears to be Saturday with a forecast high of […]

Province declares 28-day stay-at-home order; provincial emergency

Province declares 28-day stay-at-home order; provincial emergency

With COVID-19 case numbers soaring in the third wave of the pandemic, Premier Doug Ford today announced a provincial emergency and stay-at-home order effective Thursday for the next four weeks. Ford stated the next four weeks are critical and will make the difference between life and death for thousands of people in Ontario. As hospitals […]

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