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Apply to serve on environmental advisory committee

Apply to serve on environmental advisory committee

The municipality is accepting applications to serve on its new environmental advisory committee (EAC). “Serving on this committee is great opportunity to make a difference in our community,” said Mayor Steve Ferguson. “I encourage all people who have an interest and demonstrated skillsets in environmental stewardship to put their name forward.” Council passed a motion […]

Garbage truck breakdown in Waupoos and Cressy

Garbage truck breakdown in Waupoos and Cressy

Due to mechanical breakdowns, garbage and green bin collection service may be delayed in areas of Waupoos and Cressy. Waste Management will continue its collection service until sundown on Wednesday, Nov. 20. If your garbage and green bin are not collected on Nov. 20, please put the material back out for collection before 7 am […]

Application deadline for home radon test is Thursday

Application deadline for home radon test is Thursday

Local residents have the opportunity to qualify for a free radon test to measure the amount of radon present in their homes. Earlier this month, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) launched a study to learn more about local radon levels. Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that comes from the breakdown of uranium […]

Construction heater recalled

Construction heater recalled

A construction heater is being recalled following reports that it caught fire and damaged property. The recall is for the Mastercraft Construction Heater 4800W. Health Canada report approximately 10,000 of the heaters were sold at Canadian Tire locations between 1997 and 2014, when they were discontinued. Heaters affected by the recall are blue and can […]

NoFrills receives Foodland Ontario gold award

NoFrills receives Foodland Ontario gold award

Todd Smith, MPP for Bay of Quinte recognized Andrew and Emily’s NoFrills grocery store on behalf of Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, for outstanding commitment to Ontario’s local food industry and presented them with a Foodland Ontario Retailers Award gold award for cross merchandising. “Grocery stores, like Andrew and Emily’s NoFrills, […]

Watermain leak on Hwy 49

Watermain leak on Hwy 49

The Water and Wastewater Department is repairing a watermain leak on Hwy 49 between Spencer Street and Fawcett Avenue in Picton. Repairs are expected to be complete by 7 pm. The highway will be reduced to one lane through the affected area for the duration of the repair. There is water on the road so […]

Playground equipment replacement over budget

Playground equipment replacement over budget

UPDATE: Council doesn’t want to pay $24,892 more to remove old playground equipment and prepare each park site. It requested operations staff find a cost-efficient way to do the job before the installation of the equipment next spring. “We’re looking for 10 per cent reductions in the coming budget,” reminded councillor Jamie Forrester. “Find time […]

Teachers' federations rally for education Thursday

Teachers’ federations rally for education Thursday

Members of the local Elementary Teachers’ Federation, and the Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, will be holding a Rally for Public Education today at MPP Todd Smith’s constituency office in Rossmore from 4-4:30 p.m. ETFO members recently voted 98 per cent in favour of strike action, if necessary “We’re committed to protecting and enhancing public education,” […]

Picton's Christmas tree has a new home

Picton’s Christmas tree has a new home

The Town of Picton Christmas tree has a new home this year. An existing evergreen tree in the Shire Hall parkette will be decorated in celebration of the holiday season. The municipality and the Picton BIA worked together to identify another location for the tree rather than near the Cenotaph on Picton Main Street. “We […]

Watermain break on Wellington Main

Watermain break on Wellington Main

The Water and Wastewater Department will be working to conduct emergency repairs as a result of a watermain break on Wellington Main Street between Wharf and West streets. Repairs are expected to be complete by 5 pm. Wellington Main Street from the intersection of Wharf Street to the intersection of West Street will be reduced […]

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