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Municipality seeks input on upgrades to three parks

Municipality seeks input on upgrades to three parks

The municipality wants to hear from the public about improvements to three parks being considered for upgrades. Staff will be on site at Benson Park (56 King Street, Picton), Jack Taylor Park (65/79 Station Road, Hillier), and Consecon Park (25 Porter Street, Consecon) on Saturday, Oct. 30. Residents are invited to chat with staff about […]

Resolution for neighbours of soon-to-be aggregate pit

Resolution for neighbours of soon-to-be aggregate pit

To the editor, supporters: I am sure you will recall the great job the press had done in making you aware of the sustained campaign trying to stop an asparagus farm from being converted to an aggregate pit. This campaign started, for me, on Nov. 22nd, 2017 when the owners of Green Ridge Farms held […]

Accolade for retiring PEC OPP constable for being region's number one

Accolade for retiring PEC OPP constable for being region’s number one

Provincial Constable Anthony “Tony” Merrall of the Prince Edward County OPP Detachment was presented with the 2020 Accolade Award for “Enforcement” by Commissioner Thomas Carrique, at OPP General Headquarters in Orillia on Friday, Oct. 22. Detachment Commander John Hatch noted Merrall has been an officer in Prince Edward County for his entire career. “Tony ranked […]

Construction work continues on Picton Main, Mary Street parking lot

Construction work continues on Picton Main, Mary Street parking lot

Construction at the Mary Street parking lot begins Oct. 26 as Wemp and Smith Construction begin replacing the retaining wall along the east side Tuesday, Oct. 26. The work is to take place between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm, Monday to Friday and is expected to continue until early December. A portion […]

Wellington Elks boost hospital equipment fund

Wellington Elks boost hospital equipment fund

CHEERS! to members of the Wellington Elks Lodge #566 who continue to support priority medical equipment needs at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. Randy Vincent, immediate past exalted ruler of the Wellington Elks, presented hospital foundation representatives with a $1,000 gift with funds raised through take-out dinners the Elks made available over the past year. […]

County businesses among award winners at 25th annual gala

County businesses among award winners at 25th annual gala

Several Prince Edward County businesses were honoured at the 25th annual Quinte Business Achievement Awards gala held virtually and in-person Friday at the Heroes Landing Banquet Hall in Trenton. There were 14 County nominees for awards that celebrate businesses in here, in Belleville, Brighton and Quinte West. County winners included Norah and Chris Rogers, owners […]

Lottery win gives Picton resident 'options'

Lottery win gives Picton resident ‘options’

Saying “yes” to playing the Encore portion of his Lotto Max lottery ticket paid off for Peter Hercus of Picton, who won $100,000. Peter, a 59-year-old teacher, said he is a regular lottery player who always chooses Quick Picks. “I was having a coffee at home one morning and checking my numbers on the website,” […]

New MP-elect in orientation at House of Commons

New MP-elect in orientation at House of Commons

Bay of Quinte’s new MP-Elect Ryan Williams is among 52 new members of parliament undergoing orientation – in person and virtually – before taking their seats in the House of Commons. They have been filling out paperwork, getting electronic devices, setting up an office and hiring staff during the transition. New MPs works with the […]

Ag federation bursary to Alexa Prinzen

Ag federation bursary to Alexa Prinzen

The Prince Edward Federation of Agriculture (PEFA) has presented its annual post-secondary bursary of $500 to Alexa Prinzen, of Prinsville Dairy Farms. The federation helps students from Prince Edward County who are involved in the agricultural industry. Alexa farms with her family in Bloomfield. They milk a herd of 92 cows consisting of Holsteins, Brown […]

Tree maintenance in Wellington Park Thursday

Tree maintenance in Wellington Park Thursday

The County is undertaking work to improve the health of a tree and prevent future failure, in Wellington Park on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. Work will take place approximately between the hours of 10:30 am and 5:30 pm. The area will be cordoned off and members of the public are asked to avoid the area […]

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