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Multiple arrests as OPP seize 4,600 pot plants in North Marysburgh

Multiple arrests as OPP seize 4,600 pot plants in North Marysburgh

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) arrested 17 people and seized nearly 4600 cannabis plants in North Marysburgh in Prince Edward County. CSCU officers, along with members of the Prince Edward County OPP Detachment and OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) executed multiple warrants Sept. 14, 2020 at three locations on […]

Federal funds flow to a dozen County organizations to offset COVID-19 costs

Federal funds flow to a dozen County organizations to offset COVID-19 costs

Bay of Quinte riding MP Neil Ellis has begun site visits to local organizations which received federal emergency community services funding to help offset COVID-19 related operating costs. Since April 2020, $666,153 has been delivered to 42 local organizations that provide direct services to the public, especially to vulnerable, or at-risk community members. A total […]

Province increases QHC funding for infrastructure

Province increases QHC funding for infrastructure

Todd Smith, MPP for Bay of Quinte, announced that Quinte Health Care (QHC) hospitals will be receiving an allocation of $1,442,292 in 2020-2021 through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund. The funding will support QHC to keep with hospital maintenance and repairs. “Providing a reliable, safe and comfortable environment at QHC hospitals is a top priority […]

Man arrested after making multiple 911 calls

Man arrested after making multiple 911 calls

Prince Edward County OPP officers responded to approximately 10 9-1-1 calls Sunday Sept, 13 shortly after 4 a.m., all from County Road 3 in Ameliasburgh. “These calls originated from the same individual who continued to mislead officers,” said PEC OPP Const. Aaron Miller. “During one of these calls, a threat was made to burn down […]

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health posts four new COVID-19 cases

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health posts four new COVID-19 cases

The Hastings Prince Edward County region has posted four new COVID-19 cases, posted Tuesday. Transmission for two of the cases are noted as travel, one close contact, (Sept.4 and 5) the other pending (Sept. 8), as reported on the Hastings Prince Edward Public Health dashboard. Prince Edward County’s count remains at two (previously reported Aug. […]

County remains in level 2 low water condition

County remains in level 2 low water condition

After a very dry June and July, the Quinte region saw an increase in precipitation throughout August but Prince Edward County remains in a level 2 low water condition. “Groundwater and surface water conditions are still low for this time of year but are starting to improve,” said Dave Eastcott, Water Resources Technician with Quinte […]

Council pleased new garbage contract could mean significant savings; fewer service delays

Council pleased new garbage contract could mean significant savings; fewer service delays

Following years fraught with garbage pickup delays and truck breakdowns, council is pleased with staff’s proposed contract tender with a new company. Adam Goheen, Director of Operations, recommended Environmental 360 Solutions for the municipality’s next three year contract beginning Oct. 1, 2020. The projected yearly cost, based on 2019 quantities is $998,053. In 2019, the […]

Interim bylaw to control pot production in the County

Interim bylaw to control pot production in the County

UPDATE: Councillors were in favor of the interim control bylaw, with a staff report to come before council, with details, for approval at its Sept. 22 meeting. At Thursday’s Committee of the Whole meeting, council looked at approving an interim control bylaw that temporarily prohibits new or expanding cannabis production facilities in the County for […]

Council to review sub-lease for Picton Marina

Council to review sub-lease for Picton Marina

Councillors will review a draft sub-lease to operate the Picton Marina which has not been profitable under municipal operation and will save the County $30,000 to $70,000 annually. Tenacity Capital was the only proposal received to operate both the Picton and Wellington marinas. CEO and founder CJ Thompson seeks a signed lease prior to incurring […]

Council approves freezing all STA licensing; full program review due in January

Council approves freezing all STA licensing; full program review due in January

UPDATE SEPT. 1: Following extensive discussion about attempts to only pause whole home short-term accommodations, council approved the motion to “pause” all STA applications as of Sept. 30 – and moved up the full program review to the end of January 2021. Councillor Kate McNaughton stated she hoped to continue allowing owner-occupied and B&B applications, […]

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