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Eight new cases; vaccine walk-in clinics throughout August

Eight new cases; vaccine walk-in clinics throughout August

AUG 3 – Eight new COVID-19 cases were recorded Tuesday – four in Centre Hastings and four in Quinte West. There are now 10 active cases, the other two also in Quinte West. As walk-in, no appointment necessary, vaccine clinics continue, 81 per cent of the region has received a first dose, 66 per cent, […]

Environmental testing continues near Mountain View

Environmental testing continues near Mountain View

The Department of National Defence is continuing to provide bottled water and working toward implementing solutions for nearby properties until third party experts can confirm if well issues are related to contaminates found in May at the Canadian Forces Detachment Mountain View site. During routine environmental monitoring work, poly- and perfluoroalkylated substances (PFAS) were found […]

Loyalist appoints former director of education as senior vice-president

Loyalist appoints former director of education as senior vice-president

Sean Monteith, former director of education for Hastings Prince Edward, has been named senior vice-president academic at Loyalist College. Monteith was also formerly director of education for the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board. “Sean is widely known throughout Ontario’s education system as an inspired leader and advocate for student-centred learning, and we are grateful that he […]

8 Wing training on County's Millennium Trail

8 Wing training on County’s Millennium Trail

Members representing the 8 Wing CFB Trenton Aircraft Salvage and Recovery team were participating in a training exercise on the Millennium Trail, Thursday. During a quick stop in Bloomfield, Sgt. Petey Danger, supervisor of ATESS Aircraft Recovery and Salvage, said the team – with members from several units and squadrons from 8 Wing – was […]

Next steps to fix County Road 49 approved

Next steps to fix County Road 49 approved

UPDATE JULY 15: Option one approved by council with removal of the bike lanes as described in the report, (noting they would be better on an alternate route). The costs and designs would change in the next phase. JULY 14: The next step of many to fix County Road 49 (between the Skyway Bridge and […]

Surplus property off Disraeli to become Indigenous affordable housing project

Surplus property off Disraeli to become Indigenous affordable housing project

The County will transfer a surplus property just off Disraeli Street in Picton to its Affordable Housing Corporation in support of Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte efforts to provide Indigenous youth affordable rental housing, many of which, council was told, work in Prince Edward County. The $2 transfer fee also includes a letter of […]

Phase one to fix essential rotting elements at Crystal Palace

Phase one to fix essential rotting elements at Crystal Palace

Restoration of the cupola, footing and supports on the Crystal Palace is the first of a four-stage project to revitalize the historic building located at Picton’s fairgrounds. Two tenders were received for phase one work – the lowest from Knudsen Construction at $123,123 is being recommended to council Tuesday night. (UPDATE: Approved) In 2019 a […]

Pedestrian crossover construction in Wellington would take 2-3 weeks

Pedestrian crossover construction in Wellington would take 2-3 weeks

County staff recommend Drew Harrison Haulage Ltd be accepted as the lowest tender bid to create a pedestrian crossover downtown Wellington. Three tenders were received ranging from $152,145 to $195,945 but amounts were lowered when a second option of milling existing asphalt and installing only a new top course of asphalt was deemed the most […]

Minor parking bylaw changes recommended to 'reflect lessons learned'

Minor parking bylaw changes recommended to ‘reflect lessons learned’

UPDATE: Wellington core amendments: Adding no-parking restrictions on the entire south side of Water Street to better manage parking in this area. Adding no-parking restrictions on the north side of Niles Street between Maple Street and Wharf Street in Wellington to better allow for two-way traffic on this narrow road. Seasonal no-parking amendments: Amending the […]

Step three reopening begins July 16; gatherings indoors and out increase

Step three reopening begins July 16; gatherings indoors and out increase

Ontario is moving to Step Three of re-opening Friday, July 16 (five days earlier than expected) as targets for vaccinations have been surpassed. To enter Step Three, Ontario needed to have vaccinated 70 to 80 per cent of individuals 18 years of age or older with one dose and 25 per cent with two doses […]

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