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Everybody invited to join virtual celebration of spring birding

Everybody invited to join virtual celebration of spring birding

While the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory (PEPtBO) is not open to the public, pandemic protocols are in place and bander-in-charge Phil Mercier is already sharing news of early migrations which include Northern Flickers, Eastern Phoebes, Song Sparrows and a Golden-crowned Kinglet. PEPtBO volunteers have set up mist nets to begin migration banding on April […]

QHC CEO confident of team in face of sobering COVID projections; asks community to do its part

QHC CEO confident of team in face of sobering COVID projections; asks community to do its part

Stacey Daub, President and CEO, Quinte Health Care has provided a letter to the community: In anticipation of the very sobering COVID projections released by government, Quinte Health Care has been accelerating its planning and preparations for the unprecedented pressures that Ontario and its hospitals will face in the months ahead. I know the recent […]

Public Health advises awareness of people travelling from outside and inside region

Public Health advises awareness of people travelling from outside and inside region

Public Health advising residents of to remain aware of COVID-19 activity in surrounding areas as case investigations continue to show people interacting in the community while they have COVID-19 symptoms. HPEPH adds many individuals are travelling to and from towns within Hastings and Prince Edward Counties from areas with higher rates of COVID-19, for essential […]

Fire Chief lifts burn ban

Fire Chief lifts burn ban

APRIL 13:  Fire Chief Robert Rutter has lifted the full burn ban after ground conditions have improved enough to allow open air burning. APRIL 12: Fire Chief Robert Rutter has rescinded the total burn ban and put in place a partial burn ban for the municipality. The fire chief evaluates weather and ground conditions to […]

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 […]

New online system to acquire and activate burn permits

New online system to acquire and activate burn permits

A new online system has been launched in the County to acquire and activate a burn permit. “We are excited to launch this new system and enhance the service we provide to the community,” says Robert Rutter, Fire Chief, Prince Edward County Fire and Rescue. “The new system streamlines the process. Property owners can pay […]

Royal memories: Prince Philip accompanied Princess Elizabeth to unveil memorial gates at RCAF Trenton

Royal memories: Prince Philip accompanied Princess Elizabeth to unveil memorial gates at RCAF Trenton

First posted April 28, 2011. We share again on the occasion of the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who died April 9, 2021 at the age of 99. He was the longest-serving consort in British history. By Alan R. Capon Sometime around the summer of 1951, Princess Elizabeth paid a visit to Royal […]

Dog park closed due to rise in respiratory illnesses among dogs

Dog park closed due to rise in respiratory illnesses among dogs

On the recommendation of Picton Animal Hospital, the municipality has temporarily closed the Prince Edward Dog Park located at Delhi Park in Picton due to a rise in cases of respiratory illness among dogs in Prince Edward County. The dog park will remain closed for at least two weeks, at which time the closure will […]

Sweet support for hospital from maple producers

Sweet support for hospital from maple producers

Local maple producers have come forward with a sweet gesture of support for the campaign to build a new hospital in Prince Edward County. On behalf of the Maple in the County Festival Committee, local producers presented the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation $6,000 raised through the sale of Maple in the County To-Go […]

Vaccines now available for 60+, 55+ and essential worker registrations

Vaccines now available for 60+, 55+ and essential worker registrations

Beginning today, Wednesday, April 7, individuals aged 60 and older can book an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccination in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties at ontario.ca/bookvaccine. “We are very encouraged to be able to expand eligibility to those over age 60, but remind residents that we must remain vigilant until everyone is able to receive […]

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