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Full closure of Skyway Bridge rescheduled to Dec. 14-16

Full closure of Skyway Bridge rescheduled to Dec. 14-16

UPDATE: An extended full closure of the Bay of Quinte Skyway Bridge on County Road 49 originally planned from 9 pm on Saturday, Dec. 7 until 6 am on Monday, Dec. 9 has been rescheduled. The bridge will now be closed from 6 am on Saturday, Dec. 14 until 6 am on Monday, Dec. 16. […]

Garbage truck breakdown in Hallowell

Garbage truck breakdown in Hallowell

DEC. 3 – Due to mechanical breakdowns, garbage and green bin collection service may be delayed in Hallowell ward Tuesday, Dec. 3. Waste Management will continue its collection service until sundown. If your garbage and green bin are not collected, please put the material back out for collection before 7 am on Wednesday, Dec. 4. […]

Donations help care for LHS cats at Christmas

Donations help care for LHS cats at Christmas

CHEERS! to Andie Wiens, and her trusty sidekick Nakita, who raised $300 for the Loyalist Humane Society at last week’s Wellings Christmas Bazaar through sales of Andie’s baked goods. Nakita invited County residents to visit the shelter, and perhaps adopt a cat, give them one a loving home, or make a donation to help her […]

Nominate a champion of County heritage

Nominate a champion of County heritage

The Prince Edward County Heritage Advisory Committee (PEHAC) is accepting applications for the 2020 Prince Edward County Heritage Awards. The awards honour individuals who have contributed to the preservation and promotion of heritage in the County. “It is important that we celebrate people in our community who go out of their way to champion our […]

Watermain break on Wellington Main

Watermain break on Wellington Main

The Water and Wastewater Department is doing emergency repairs as a result of a watermain break on Wellington Main Street, south of Belleville Street. Emergency repairs began Tuesday Dec. 3 at 1:30 pm with an expected completion time of 7 p.m. Wellington Main Street will be reduced to one lane at the Tim Hortons and […]

Cenotaph tree honours veterans at Christmas time

Cenotaph tree honours veterans at Christmas time

Letter to the Editor: The importance of having a Christmas tree at the Picton Cenotaph is manifold, but there are two very significant reasons that need to be highlighted. First, the Cenotaph Christmas tree is symbolic of the recognition of Christmas during wartime. The most poignant example is the Christmas Truce of 1914 when a […]

Speakers inspire ways to protect Crown Land block and wildlife areas

Speakers inspire ways to protect Crown Land block and wildlife areas

By Cheryl Anderson An enthusiastic crowd filled Picton Town Hall Saturday to discuss uses of the Ostrander Point Crown Land Block and the Point Petre Provincial Wildlife Area. The South Shore Joint Initiative Fall Symposium was a day-long event focused on gaining input from participants. Three speakers inspired the crowd. Les Stanfield took the group […]

Prince Edward Holstein and Dairy clubs celebrate achievements

Prince Edward Holstein and Dairy clubs celebrate achievements

The Prince Edward Holstein Club along with The Prince Edward 4-H Dairy Club celebrated achievements in the show ring, and on the farm during a celebration Nov. 23 at The Waring House. Shawn Koopmans (pictured with daughter Kailyn) took home all four of the Dairy Herd Improvement (DHI) Awards – High Cow Award for “Koopycrest […]

Canada's Best Little Country Fair backs the build

Canada’s Best Little Country Fair backs the build

The Milford Fair board helped ‘Back the Build’ this week with a $2,000 gift to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation. The funds were raised through activities undertaken by several volunteers at Milford’s 73rd annual fair held in September at the Mt. Tabor fairgrounds. The theme of this year’s fair was ‘Back the Build’ […]

'Gem of a nurse' honoured with Values in Action award

‘Gem of a nurse’ honoured with Values in Action award

Registered Practical Nurse Sarah Monroe was honored for exception work in caring this week. Monroe was presented with the Values in Action Award by Quinte Health Care Board of Directors member Nancy Evans on behalf of the board at its meeting Tuesday. Monroe began her career in the dietary department at the County’s hospital, then […]

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