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Look back and see.... Nothing

Look back and see…. Nothing

What happens if you look back on history, and there’s nothing there? What happens if we have cleansed our history so well, there’s not a wart or a wood tick to be found? The answer is obvious, we can all relax in our sheltered world, in which nothing bad ever happened, and sit in the […]

Brush disposal charge; extra landfill day in effect

Brush disposal charge; extra landfill day in effect

A brush disposal charge is now in effect at the Prince Edward County landfill sites to help offset the cost of the service. The municipality spends between $85,000 and $150,000 each year to chip the brush disposed at three County landfill sites. To recover a portion of that cost to taxpayers, the municipality has introduced […]

Community Care for Seniors thanks virtual 'tag day' supporters

Community Care for Seniors thanks virtual ‘tag day’ supporters

CHEERS! from the Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors, to those who supported this year’s virtual tag day. In the 36th year that Community Care has organized Tag Day the agency realized $1,145 in a virtual event online. During the pandemic, organizers couldn’t ask volunteers to do their traditional roles of having donation boxes […]

Rental scams continue in the County

Rental scams continue in the County

Prince Edward OPP have responded to a second report of a rental scam in as many weeks. On Thursday. July 2 an individual reported to have responded to an online ad for a rental property. The correspondence was primarily through e-mail. Approximately $900 was sent via e-transfer. When the rental property was visited, someone was […]

County issues partial burn ban July 6

County issues partial burn ban July 6

Due to dry conditions, Prince Edward County Fire and Rescue has issued a partial burn ban for the municipality. Under a partial ban, burning is restricted to a container with a screened top, or a small campfire. Prince Edward County Fire and Rescue reminds residents that a burn permit is required for all open air […]

Picton contractor scratches $250,000 win

Picton contractor scratches $250,000 win

‘Living’, ‘jazz’ and ‘bell’ were only some of the words that Alan Edmonds of Picton revealed on his Instant Crossword Deluxe ticket to win a $250,000 top prize. Edmonds, a 59-year old father and grandfather, says he strictly plays Instant Crossword Deluxe. On the day he won, he noted he kept finding more words than […]

Word on the Street: Buried in our own words

Word on the Street: Buried in our own words

There was a time in Canada when we were happy to be just Canadians. That is to say: “Here we are in Canada. How you doin’?” By the way, the proper answer to this is, “Good. And you?” Not, “Oh, man, I have been having some real trouble with bladder leakage and incontinence, and it […]

Garbage and recycling to be collected Canada Day

Garbage and recycling to be collected Canada Day

Garbage collection is to go ahead as scheduled in Picton, South Marysburgh and North Marysburgh wards and recycling pick up in Picton and Bloomfield on Canada Day. The landfill site in Picton will be closed for the statutory holiday. Effective July 1, the County will once again require all garbage bags have a tag at […]

Fireworks found at multiple small grass fires

Fireworks found at multiple small grass fires

Prince Edward County OPP is assisting the County Fire Department to investigate multiple small grass fires overnight Sunday on County Roads 4, 5 and Kingsley Road. Prince Edward County Fire and Rescue crews located fireworks. The investigation continues. “Fireworks can and will start fires,” said Robert Rutter, incoming fire chief. “Be extremely cautious when dealing […]

Wellington Beach unsafe for swimming

Wellington Beach unsafe for swimming

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) has posted Wellington Beach as unsafe for swimming, as of Friday, June 26. The HPEPH monitors the quality of beach water at designated public beaches through collection and analyses of water samples. Samples are analyzed at a public health laboratory for the presence of E.coli bacteria. When E. coli […]

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