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County Road 33 bridge reopens to two-way traffic

County Road 33 bridge reopens to two-way traffic

A bridge on Loyalist Parkway (County Road 33) has reopened to two-way traffic. The $1.5 million rehabilitation began in August 2023 – and it is expected the life of the bridge has been extended for 65-75 years. Believed to have been built in 1948 when the road was part of the provincial highway system, it […]

McKeil Spirit makes first voyage of year a month earlier

McKeil Spirit makes first voyage of year a month earlier

The McKeil Spirit arrived Sunday at Picton, an entire month earlier than last year, on its first voyage of the year to the cement plant. The February arrival was a first in 20 years for photographer Paul Wallace, who lives on the reach. Last year the cement carrier crunched through ice on March 11 to […]

Grant Howes named to Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame

Grant Howes named to Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame

County cider-making legend Grant Howes is being inducted into the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame (OAHF) in June – among six leaders who have positively influenced Ontario agriculture. Richard Grant Howes was nominated by his wife and partner Jenifer Dean, who continues their vision at the company as cider maker and managing director. The County Cider […]

Outdoor rinks in Ameliasburgh vandalised

Outdoor rinks in Ameliasburgh vandalised

Outdoor rinks in Rossmore and Consecon will be delayed to be opened when the cold returns due to acts of vandalism. The municipality reports the ice was chipped causing damage to the liners. County staff have ordered new liners and will work to rebuild the ice rink later this week, weather dependent. The County has […]

Picton resident wins $100,000 on lottery

Picton resident wins $100,000 on lottery

Kathy Vidito, of Picton, has won a $100,000 prize playing the Instant Gift Pack lottery game. She told the Ontario Lottery Corporation she is a regular lottery player and enjoys playing instant tickets. The winning ticket was a Christmas gift from her sister. “I checked my ticket and saw all the zeroes. I thought maybe something […]

Art Together free drop-in program returns

Art Together free drop-in program returns

Art Together, a free drop-in community art-making program returns to the County Arts Lab (PEC Arts Council) this month. Participants receive guidance as they explore a variety of visual art forms, and can also bring their own projects to work on, or create with the County Arts Lab’s abundance of art supplies. No artistic experience […]

Firefighters called to ensure safety of youth on cracking ice

Firefighters called to ensure safety of youth on cracking ice

UPDATE: The youth was rescued in care of PEC fire and en route to shore, possibly suffering hypothermia and will be examined by EMS. NOON: Prince Edward County Fire & Rescue was called Thursday at lunch time to assist a 15-year-old to safety from cracking ice. The caller indicated the youth had not gone through […]

Date change for schools' April PA Day due to solar eclipse

Date change for schools’ April PA Day due to solar eclipse

The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board has changed the date of the professional activity (PA) day in April  to Monday, April 8, from Friday, April 12. The total solar eclipse will occur on April 8 and parts of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board will be in the path of totality, which […]

Reduced load period for roads goes into effect Feb. 5

Reduced load period for roads goes into effect Feb. 5

Reduced load restrictions will be in place on several County roads as of Monday, Feb. 5. During this period, loads are restricted to five tonnes per axle. The reduced load restrictions will be in effect on all sideroads (surface treated roads and gravel roads) as well as select paved County roads including 13, 16, 19, […]

Variety of life on County's south shore being shared to iNaturalist

Variety of life on County’s south shore being shared to iNaturalist

The variety of life on the County’s south shore -from the rarest bird to the most common weed – is being recorded in the online database iNaturalist for all to observe. The new South Shore Joint Initiative (SSJI) project was established on iNaturalist to help record the vast biodiversity of the South Shore. iNaturalist is […]

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