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Sub-division draft plan calls for 13 lots at Stinson Block

Sub-division draft plan calls for 13 lots at Stinson Block

Municipal staff recommend a draft plan for a subdivision on Stinson Block Road be brought back to council following public consultation. The proposal for 13 lots accessed by a new street connecting to Stinson Block Road was filed with Development Services in July 2019. The north side land is currently vacant and the south side […]

Picton BIA seeks free parking for remainder of 2020

Picton BIA seeks free parking for remainder of 2020

A request to continue free parking downtown Picton for the remainder of the year will come before council Tuesday at its virtual meeting. Sarah Doiron, Picton BIA manager, notes in her deputation that parking surveys had been under way before the COVID-19 pandemic to seek ways to address concerns. “Now we are operating very differently, […]

Proposal for partnership for Picton and Wellington marinas

Proposal for partnership for Picton and Wellington marinas

Council will consider a proposal to lease the operations of the Picton and Wellington marinas for five-years when members meet virtually Tuesday night. CJ Thompson was the lone proposal responding to the municipality’s call for expression of interest. Thompson, through his company Tenacity Capital, proposes to continue services currently provided, and expand through a public […]

Schools to remain closed; school board ready

Schools to remain closed; school board ready

Schools will remain closed for the rest of this school year. Making the announcement Tuesday morning, the province noted it is planning for the reopening of schools for the 2020-21 school year, the gradual reopening of child care, and the opening of summer day camps subject to the continuing progress in trends of key public […]

Some outdoor amenities allowed to reopen today

Some outdoor amenities allowed to reopen today

Today, the province officially entered the first stage of its Framework for Reopening the Province. The stage permits the reopening of some outdoor recreational amenities, including outdoor sports facilities and multi-use fields, off-leash dog areas and outdoor picnic sites, benches and shelters in parks and recreational areas, effective as of Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Outdoor […]

Commission to investigate 'broken' long-term care system

Commission to investigate ‘broken’ long-term care system

As the COVID-19 pandemic shone a light on failures in the long-term care system, the provincial government announced this morning it will undertake a review this fall. Saturday, the Ontario Long Term Care Association, representing care homes in Ontario, supported a public inquiry into the sector that would solve long-standing issues but wants staffing issues […]

OPP break up gathering, investigate collision over long weekend

OPP break up gathering, investigate collision over long weekend

Prince Edward County Detachment OPP report breaking up one larger than allowed gathering over the long weekend; a collision involving an ATV and checks on waterways. Saturday, the OPP received a report of a gathering at an address on Scotts Mill Road. Officers arrived and located approximately 12 people. Officers educated the parties on the […]

Some retail and services will re-open today

Some retail and services will re-open today

Shire Hall and the Picton fire hall will re-open today, among retail businesses, health and community service providers permitted by the province to open, or, expand services Tuesday, May 19. The municipal offices will be open between 8:30 am and 3 pm, Monday to Friday with limited services available. The municipality is asking residents to […]

County to monitor parking near Provincial Parks during long weekend

County to monitor parking near Provincial Parks during long weekend

The municipality will monitor and enforce parking restrictions on County roads surrounding provincial parks, which opened for limited day-use activities on Friday, May 15. Walking, hiking, and biking are among the day-use activities permitted at Sandbanks and the Lake on the Mountain provincial parks. North Beach Provincial Park remains closed until June 12, its annual […]

Police charge four, seize drugs, phones and money

Police charge four, seize drugs, phones and money

Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment, the East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), Canine Unit and Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU) seized drugs, phones and money executing a search warrant about 4:30 a.m. at a residence on Nery Avenue in Picton. Police seized of a quantity of cocaine, psilocybin (magic mushrooms), three […]

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