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Wellington Beach unsafe for swimming

Wellington Beach unsafe for swimming

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health has posted Wellington Beach as unsafe for swimming Wednesday, June 29 due to high E. coli bacteria levels. There are no beach posting details listed for North Beach, Sandbanks and Lake on the Mountain provincial parks.

Three firefighters with more than 50 years service in PEC retire

Three firefighters with more than 50 years service in PEC retire

More than 150 years of combined service were honoured as three long-serving Prince Edward County firefighters from the same station officially retired. Roger Flower, Bill Bedford and Leonard Bedford were honoured at the Rossmore Fire Station by Chief Chad Brown, Deputy Chief Tim Kraemer, and firefighters, who presented commemorative plaques with glass-enclosed axes. Division commander […]

OPP warn of 'sextortion' scams

OPP warn of ‘sextortion’ scams

The Ontario Provincial Police are warning the public of sextortion scams circulating within East Region and throughout Ontario. Recent reports of sextortion involve scammers contacting the victim through social media or online dating sites and threatening to share intimate photos of them to their family, friends and contacts unless the victim pays them a sum […]

COVID-19 numbers continue trend in the right direction

COVID-19 numbers continue trend in the right direction

JUNE 28: Hastings Prince Edward Public Health, in its now weekly update, indicates 60 new COVID-19 cases in high-risk settings, and 44 active cases. New cases are defined as ones that have been reported since the last dashboard update. Active cases are defined as any case that has been reported and is not yet resolved. […]

8 Wing Trenton night flight training

8 Wing Trenton night flight training

On Monday, June 27 as well as Tuesday, June 28 members from 426 Transport Training Squadron will be conducting night flight training, in two CC-130J Hercules aircraft, between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. in the vicinity of Canadian Forces Base Trenton and Canadian Forces Detachment Mountain View. Capt. Graeme Scott, Public Affairs at 8 Wing […]

Loyalist College names senior VP acting president

Loyalist College names senior VP acting president

Loyalist College’s senior vice-president Mark Kirkpatrick has been appointed acting president, following the resignation announcement of Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan as president and CEO. Kirkpatrick takes on the duties Aug. 1 until the next president and CEO has been selected and commences their term. “Mark has been a highly-valued member of the college executive team,” […]

Splash pad closed for repair June 23

Splash pad closed for repair June 23

Picton’s splash pad will be out of service  Thursday, June 23 while County staff conduct emergency repairs on the concrete beginning at 8 a.m. on June 23. Staff anticipate reopening the splash pad at 10 a.m. Friday, June 24.

County teen roaring into second race season

County teen roaring into second race season

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Like others before her and still more who will follow, Keira Turner got her first taste of the motorsport’s world in the local karting ranks. The Prince Edward County teen – who is the third generation of her family to pursue a passion of dirt track racing – made the […]

Sink hole repair on Elizabeth Street Picton

Sink hole repair on Elizabeth Street Picton

Elizabeth Street between Barker Street and Queen Street in Picton is closed for repairs due to a sink hole. Crews are on site and the street is expected to reopen by approximately 4 p.m. June 21.

'Safe on 62' enforcement to 'put the brakes' on collisions

‘Safe on 62’ enforcement to ‘put the brakes’ on collisions

UPDATE: A Safe on 62 enforcement initiative blitz June 23 resulted in 76 charges on the Highway 62 corridor. These charges were related to speeding, class G1 driver unaccompanied by qualified passenger, and fail to move over for emergency vehicle. Detachment Commander of the Prince Edward County OPP, Staff Sergeant John Hatch said “the results […]

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