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Skyway Bridge to be closed overnight August 3-4

Skyway Bridge to be closed overnight August 3-4

A full closure of the Bay of Quinte Skyway Bridge on County Road 49 is scheduled for 9 pm Tuesday, Aug.t 3 until 6 am on Wednesday, Aug. 4. No traffic will be permitted to pass over the bridge. This closure is intended for the implementation of staging configuration for Segment D work which will […]

Shire Hall accessibility upgrades moving forward

Shire Hall accessibility upgrades moving forward

Upgrades to improve accessibility at Shire Hall in Picton are moving forward as the project must be substantially completed by year-end to use project type specific grant funding. In May, council had shelved an extensive renovation project, asking staff to investigate other uses for grant money previously received ($130,000 municipal modernization funding), noting a $428,627 […]

Province increasing funding for QHC hospitals by over $5.8 million

Province increasing funding for QHC hospitals by over $5.8 million

Bay of Quinte MPP Todd Smith announced today that Ontario will provide a 3.6 per-cent increase in operational funding for Quinte Health Care hospitals in 2021-2022 with an additional $5,898,700 in new investment above estimated base and one-time funding in 2020-2021. Funding is for priority services related to increasing volumes related to cancer, renal, cardiac, […]

Design contract for interim solution for wastewater treatment in Wellington moves forward

Design contract for interim solution for wastewater treatment in Wellington moves forward

A $186,466 contract for detailed design of a new wastewater treatment plant equalization tank in Wellington was approved by council at its Committee of the Whole meeting Thursday. The tank is an interim solution while awaiting the preferred long-term solution of a new waste water treatment plant, due to a timeline of one to two […]

Rose new interim executive director as Picton BIA seeks replacement

Rose new interim executive director as Picton BIA seeks replacement

County resident Mark Rose will take over as the interim executive director of the Picton Board of Management for the next three months while it seeks a permanent replacement for Sarah Doiron. Doiron, executive director for the past three and a half years, has accepted a position with Hastings County. Her last day with the […]

Family member battling cancer inspires seven-year-old to fundraise for hospital

Family member battling cancer inspires seven-year-old to fundraise for hospital

Motivated by a family member battling cancer, seven-year-old Sadie Adams decided to clean out her closet and raise some money for Prince Edward County’s new hospital. The Ameliasburgh resident gathered up her toys, books and shoes and set up shop with a yard sale at her grandmother’s house on Queen Street in Picton. When Sadie […]

Cherry Valley speed humps, all-way stops and speed reductions before council

Cherry Valley speed humps, all-way stops and speed reductions before council

UPDATED: Long-awaited speed humps for Cherry Valley and all-way stop signs in Picton were approved, and one referred, during Committee of the Whole meeting Thursday (though are not finalized until a council meeting). The Traffic Advisory Committee recommendations for all-way stops at Barker and Johnson streets and speed humps and signs at Cherry Valley were […]

Province approves County's Official Plan with minor modifications

Province approves County’s Official Plan with minor modifications

Prince Edward County’s new Official Plan has received final approval from Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. The plan, approved with modifications, came into effect July 8, 2021 and is not subject to appeal. Adopted by council in February, it includes key policies protecting natural heritage systems, agricultural resources and human health and […]

Gypsy moth infestations stripping trees bare

Gypsy moth infestations stripping trees bare

Burlap and soapy water are recommended tools needed to help save backyard trees from this year’s infestation of gypsy moths. Areas of Ontario, including Prince Edward County, are currently experiencing an infestation of the hairy blue and red dotted gypsy moth caterpillars. The adult male moths are brown and fly while adult females are larger, […]

Burn ban lifted in Prince Edward County

Burn ban lifted in Prince Edward County

Fire Chief Robert Rutter has lifted the burn ban in Prince Edward County after ground conditions have improved enough to allow open air burning. The burn status can be checked any time by calling 613.476.7232 or 613.962.3497 or by visiting the municipality’s website.

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