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Wellington heritage conservation district plan approved

Wellington heritage conservation district plan approved

A proposed heritage conservation district plan for the main corridor of Wellington was adopted at Tuesday’s council meeting, which had been recessed from the week before due to technical difficulties. Approved is a revision of the draft of the final Heritage Conservation District (HCD) plan presented to council June 23, a meeting that received numerous […]

County's Rob Legge cycles to 33rd in world Gran Fondo Championship in Italy

County’s Rob Legge cycles to 33rd in world Gran Fondo Championship in Italy

Cressy’s Rob Legge was just two seconds behind the first Canadian in his cycling category to cross the finish line of the UCI World Gran Fondo Championships, held in the Italian Alps last weekend. A Gran Fondo is a type of long-distance road cycling ride originating in Italy in 1970 and roughly translates into English […]

Metro register campaign rounds up $17,000 to help equip County's new hospital

Metro register campaign rounds up $17,000 to help equip County’s new hospital

Residents and visitors helped the Picton Metro grocery store show what partnership in action looks like to support to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation’s (PECMHF) Back the Build campaign. Metro Inc proudly announced a donation of $17,000 from the cash register round-up promotion held between July 28 and Aug. 10. This gift brings […]

Updated detour route for Picton Main Sept. 21-23

Updated detour route for Picton Main Sept. 21-23

A revised detour route for the Picton Main Street reconstruction project is to be in place from Wednesday, Sept. 21 – Friday, Sept. 23. The route involves the closure of the intersection of Picton Main and Paul streets and the detouring of northbound traffic between Paul Street and Johnson Street. The detour is required to […]

Municipality wants to be ready - if and when offers to buy QE school come forward

Municipality wants to be ready – if and when offers to buy QE school come forward

Council will review procedures related to the potential acquisition of the former Queen Elizabeth school property in Picton – if and when it becomes available again – for the purpose of creating a mix of affordable and attainable housing. While council approved an expression of interest in May 2020, the process has since expired and […]

Proposed changes aim to protect Prince Edward County's former 'secret' beaches

Proposed changes aim to protect Prince Edward County’s former ‘secret’ beaches

UPDATE SEPT. 20: Council approved the changes to access, altering wording to allow mobility aids or accessibility devices and emergency vehicles. The word ‘motorized’ was removed, leaving just vehicles. Allowances for bicycles and horses were also removed. Bicycles can be parked at the entrances. The issue of horses was not part of discussions with neighbours […]

Free parking request for Main Street Picton estimated to cost $26,750 in revenue

Free parking request for Main Street Picton estimated to cost $26,750 in revenue

UPDATE SEPT 20: Council did not pass the motion citing observances of parking spots in full use regularly, thus seeing no tangible effect which would also result in the loss of thousands of dollars in revenue. UPDATE: Council’s meeting has been recessed to next Tuesday due to technical difficulties with Zoom and video feeds. Following […]

QHC now to be known as Quinte Health

QHC now to be known as Quinte Health

Following discussions for more than a year, Quinte Health Care will now be known as Quinte Health. “We no longer want to be reduced to an acronym, particularly since “QHC” doesn’t articulate what our organization does to provide better health for our communities,” said Stacey Daub, President and CEO. “We shortened our name to Quinte […]

Public welcome to sign books of condolences in Prince Edward County for Queen Elizabeth II

Public welcome to sign books of condolences in Prince Edward County for Queen Elizabeth II

The County is commemorating the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Canada’s head of state by inviting residents to share messages of condolence at various locations in the County. Buckingham Palace announced the death of the longest-reigning British monarch at 70 years on Sept. 8. Books of condolences will be available in person at […]

Real estate market continues to cool, but prices remain high

Real estate market continues to cool, but prices remain high

The local real estate market is still cooling after two red-hot years, but prices remain higher. The Quinte & District Association of Realtors monthly report shows 267 homes sold last month, down 34 per cent from August of last year. This year there have been 2,572 homes sold – 25 per cent fewer than in […]

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