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Word on the Street: It’s a Whole New World?

Word on the Street: It’s a Whole New World?

I’m about to explore a New World. A world post-COVID-19. We’ve all seen our lives change. Suddenly. And for way, way too long. Most of us have learned some new lessons – lessons which can only be learned through crisis: Wars, Great Depression, loss of friends and family. I’ll start with a rather weird story, […]

County to open boat launches Friday

County to open boat launches Friday

The County, consistent with neighbouring municipalities in Quinte West and Belleville, will open municipal boat launches Friday, May 8. The one exception will be the Wellington boat launch, which will remain closed given that the Wellington Beach is closed under provincial orders. Access to the boat launch at that location will be blocked. The boat […]

Burn ban lifted for Prince Edward County

Burn ban lifted for Prince Edward County

Fire Chief Scott Manlow has lifted the full burn ban after ground conditions have improved enough to allow open air burning. To have a fire in Prince Edward County, you must have a current permit and activate it every day that you are having a fire. A burn permit is required for all open air […]

Home sales down 49 per cent; but prices up slightly

Home sales down 49 per cent; but prices up slightly

Home sale prices are up but sales are down significantly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The uncertain times are reflected in the unprecedented drop in listings and sales,” said Heather Plane, Quinte and District Association of Realtors. Plane notes QDAR realtors have adapted their business to the guidelines set out by Canada’s public health authoriities […]

Dump sites will be open Wednesdays to alleviate traffic and wait times

Dump sites will be open Wednesdays to alleviate traffic and wait times

Ameliasburgh and Milford landfill sites will remain open on Wednesdays through May and June to help alleviate traffic and wait times at Picton’s site. In addition to operating Saturdays, the Picton, Ameliasburgh, and Milford sites will be open on Wednesdays from 8 am until 4 pm. All of the municipality’s landfill and transfer sites are […]

Armed Forces repatriation ceremony at 8 Wing Trenton

Armed Forces repatriation ceremony at 8 Wing Trenton

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces will pay tribute to their fallen aviators and sailors who perished in the crash of a CH-148 Cyclone in the Mediterranean Sea during a repatriation ceremony at 8 Wing/CFB Trenton, Ontario on Wednesday, May 6. The crash killed six Canadian Armed Forces members off the coast of Greece. All […]

Word on the Street: The New Abnormal

Word on the Street: The New Abnormal

I have to say, County people have responded well to the coronavirus pandemic. Keeping a six-foot distance is clearly marked on the floor of the LCBO, which, thank God, is one of the few places open. And, if you’re going to have a pandemic, and isolate yourself from the world, you need only two things: […]

#GivingTuesday support would help Hospice Prince Edward provide care

#GivingTuesday support would help Hospice Prince Edward provide care

#GivingTuesdaynow is a global day of action set for May 5 as an emergency response to unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The day is being promoted to rally people around the world to tap into the power of human connection and strengthen communities at the grassroots level. Hospice Prince Edward hopes donations will help it […]

Hortons 'perks up' essential workers

Hortons ‘perks up’ essential workers

To support those working to keep the public safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Tim Hortons delivered free coffee and baked goods to front-line workers across Prince Edward County. Paul and Valerie Massey, owners of the Picton and Wellington Tim Hortons restaurants wanted to give thanks to those working on the front lines during this crisis. […]

Full burn ban continues

Full burn ban continues

A burn ban continues in Prince Edward County prohibiting all outdoor burning, including brushfire, campfires, and burn barrels. Fire Chief Scott Manlow said factors into consideration when determining the burn status in the County include the amount of dry grass and foliage, despite the recent rain as the risk of a groundcover fire remains as […]

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