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MPP Smith announces $1.1M for County infrastructure

MPP Smith announces $1.1M for County infrastructure

The Ontario government is delivering more than $8.5 million to address local infrastructure needs in three Bay of Quinte municipalities. The funding is part of the government’s investment in small, rural and northern communities through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund. Todd Smith, MPP for Bay of Quinte, said the province continues to support its municipalities […]

One injured in single vehicle accident

One injured in single vehicle accident

One person was taken to hospital with serious, but non life-threatening injuries following a single vehicle accident on Matthie Rd in Bloomfield. Prince Edward County OPP and emergency responders were called to the scene late afternoon Wednesday.

Five injured in two vehicle collision

Five injured in two vehicle collision

Five people were taken to hospital following a two vehicle collision at County Road 1 and Alexander road in Consecon at about 9 p.m. Friday night. Prince Edward OPP, emergency responders and firefighters were on the scene and closed the road for a short time. All injuries, the OPP report, were considered not life-threatening. A […]

Rain forecast brings water warning, nuisance flooding

Rain forecast brings water warning, nuisance flooding

Local weather forecasts predicting 40-50 mm of mixed precipitation, including rain changing to freezing rain, throughout the Quinte Conservation Watershed Friday night into Sunday is bringing a water safety warning from Quinte Conservation. With frozen ground cover and low snow coverage, creeks, streams, and rivers will rise rapidly in response to rain and runoff, said […]

Weapons seized in Athol search warrant

Weapons seized in Athol search warrant

A search warrant at an Athol home Thursday resulted in weapons charges for a 39-year-old Prince Edward County resident. At approximately 2 p.m. the Prince Edward County OPP Detachment Crime Unit, Canine Unit and Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU) executed a search warrant at a County Road 11 residence. Police seized an SKS semi automatic […]

QHC CEO announces retirement

QHC CEO announces retirement

Following nearly 10 years at the helm of Quinte Health Care (QHC) hospitals, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mary Clare Egberts has notified the Quinte Health Care (QHC) Board of Directors of her intention to retire later this year. Egberts will remain in the position until a successful candidate is selected, with the goal […]

Council to review 'Adopt-a-Tree' policy

Council to review ‘Adopt-a-Tree’ policy

Details on how an ‘Adopt-a-Tree’ program could get under way quickly in the County, are being presented at Thursday’s Committee of the Whole meeting. Emily Cowan, Grants and Special Projects Co-ordinator, is to present the report to councillors that could allow volunteers and agencies to plant trees on public lands. At the October meeting of […]

Councillor seeks official support of conservation authority in light of cuts to flooding programs

Councillor seeks official support of conservation authority in light of cuts to flooding programs

With forecasts for another year of extreme flooding, councillor Bill Roberts seeks council’s official support to push back provincial government cuts to Quinte Conservation Authority (QCA) programs and services. Quinte Conservation is among 36 authorities across the province working through a 50 per cent cut by the provincial government to transfer payments for natural hazard […]

Ball for affordable housing plans back in council's court

Ball for affordable housing plans back in council’s court

With high demand for affordable housing in Prince Edward County, the municipality’s new housing corporation is well on its way to sorting out the time, money and process necessary to move forward. Now it’s back in council’s hands as it heads into budget deliberations at month end. The Prince Edward County Affordable Housing Corporation (PECAHC) […]

Council will hear there's no obvious area for budget cost savings

Council will hear there’s no obvious area for budget cost savings

With an eye to budget deliberations beginning at month end, council is being told “there are no obvious areas where cost savings can be achieved without negatively impacting current service levels.” In a report prepared for council’s first meeting of the year, Tuesday night, Amanda Carter, Director of Finance provides context for the elected decision […]

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