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County in neutral to positive financial position despite pandemic

County in neutral to positive financial position despite pandemic

Despite constraints of operating during a pandemic, the County’s Chief Administrative Officer reports the municipality remains in a neutral to positive financial position. “Despite additional expenses and challenges, staff have effectively deferred projects and delayed large procurements to manage cash flow, while maintaining those services that are most required,” said CAO Marcia Wallace in her […]

Sheba's Island residents tell council tourism is creating havoc

Sheba’s Island residents tell council tourism is creating havoc

Property owners at Sheba’s Island and Winn’s Drive are asking the muncipality to solve parking, garbage and related tourism concerns at West Lake. Council’s recent temporary no parking bylaw on Winn’s Drive has helped alleviate some issues, but Lawrie Ackerman, a spokesperson for the residents, said it does not address overall issues creating havoc for […]

HUB gains leeway to move forward on expansion

HUB gains leeway to move forward on expansion

Weighing support for an essential service, restrictions to waiving fees and setting precedent for similar requests, council agreed with a muncipal staff recommendation to help The HUB Family and Child Services move forward on its expansion. The HUB Executive Director Susan Quaiff spoke to Committee of the Whole in July, explaining how the COVID-19 pandemic […]

Yard sales now allowed; Bloomfield two-hour parking limit stopped

Yard sales now allowed; Bloomfield two-hour parking limit stopped

Council decided to allow garage or yard sales in the County that were temporarily prohibited since April 30 due to the COVID-19 pandemic when gatherings were limited to five people. “People will take precautions where necessary,” said councillor Phil St. Jean. “They are really no different than a farmers’ market and it’s time to allow […]

Council will not investigate 'complicated' issues surrounding Forester's Island

Council will not investigate ‘complicated’ issues surrounding Forester’s Island

UPDATE AUG. 4, 2020:  Council approved looking at ways to celebrate and educate on its Indigenous history, but will not involve itself with efforts to better profile and identify the Gunshot Treaty cairn at Carrying Place, or investigate issues with Forester’s Island between the County and Deseronto. Following discussion, all councillors except Bill Roberts opposed […]

Driver clocked at 158 km/h on County Road 49

Driver clocked at 158 km/h on County Road 49

PEC OPP Community Safety Officer Aaron Miller was conducting radar patrols Monday morning, and at approximately 10:20, stopped a vehicle travelling 158 km/h on County Road 49. The driver had their vehicle seized for seven days, and now has a date to attend court this fall to explain why they were travelling nearly twice the […]

New COVID-19 case in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties

New COVID-19 case in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties

Ontario Public Health Laboratory tests have confirmed a new case of COVID-19 in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties – the first positive case in HPEC since May 18. Hastings Prince Edward Public Health reports a resident of Quinte West has tested positive for the virus after returning from travel. The individual is in self-isolation at […]

Province announces return to school plans; HPEDSB preparations under way

Province announces return to school plans; HPEDSB preparations under way

The Ministry of Education announced plans for a return to school in September on Thursday, Sept. 3. “We appreciate the direction from the Ministry of Education about reopening schools in September. Now that we have this information, we can finalize plans for all Hastings Prince Edward District School Board schools,” said Sean Monteith, Director of […]

Little Bluff closed until further notice

Little Bluff closed until further notice

Little Bluff Conservation Area will be closed for use until further notice, starting Friday, July 31. Kirsten Geisler, of Quinte Conservation, stated Wednesday that any use of the area is not permitted at this time. “Individuals are asked to respect the closure and those caught violating this closure may be subject to a fine,” she […]

Two drowned at North Beach Sunday

Two drowned at North Beach Sunday

Two men have drowned at North Beach Provincial Park, Sunday. Prince Edward County OPP responded with Fire and Rescue and Hastings Quinte EMS to North Beach Provincial Park on County Road 27 for two incidents on Sunday July 26. Const. Aaron Miller a family had been swimming and one member failed to surface at approximately […]

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