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No new COVID-19 cases;  active cases drop to 13

No new COVID-19 cases; active cases drop to 13

JAN. 25: There are no new cases of COVID-19 reported today for Hastings Prince Edward counties – and with recoveries, active cases have dropped to 13. There are currently seven cases in Quinte West, five in Belleville and one in Prince Edward County. The number of vaccines administered remains at 393. JAN. 24: One new […]

County gains $1.1M in provincial infrastructure funding

County gains $1.1M in provincial infrastructure funding

Prince Edward County will receive $1,147,499 of $8.5 million going to Bay of Quinte municipalities to address infrastructure needs. Bay of Quinte MP Todd Smith made the announcement of Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) funding Monday. The funds are to be used for roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure. “This funding addresses our government’s commitment […]

Snowmobile accident claims life of Picton man

Snowmobile accident claims life of Picton man

A 24-year-old Picton man has died as a result from injuries from a snowmobile accident. Constable Susanne Cox states that shortly after 9:30 p.m. Jan. 22 members of the Bancroft OPP and Hastings County Paramedics responded to a trail near Weslemkoon Lake Road, east of Silva Lake in Tudor-Cashel Township. Jamie Ferguson, 24, was transported […]

Challenges focus of online rural municipal conference

Challenges focus of online rural municipal conference

County representatives will connect virtually with provincial and municipal officials next week to explore ways of tackling the unique challenges faced by rural municipalities. A delegation led by Mayor Steve Ferguson will join hundreds of participants at the 2021 Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) Conference Jan. 25-26. In addition to attending sessions and workshops, County […]

Phase one vaccine rollout has begun with Hastings Manor

Phase one vaccine rollout has begun with Hastings Manor

Phase one of the province’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan has begun in the region. Hastings County, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health, and Hastings Quinte Paramedic Services administered COVID-19 vaccine to 230 residents at Hastings Manor in Belleville o Thursday. “As the largest long-term care home in HPEC, administering vaccine to the residents of Hastings Manor […]

Public Health plans inspections at local businesses

Public Health plans inspections at local businesses

As part of the Workplace Enforcement Campaign announced by the province, provincial and local public health inspectors will make their first stops visiting a variety of businesses in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties “with an aim to further protect workers and customers at all essential businesses.” Additional campaigns are being planned for 10 other communities […]

In-person learning resumes Monday, Jan. 25 in Hastings and Prince Edward

In-person learning resumes Monday, Jan. 25 in Hastings and Prince Edward

The Ministry of Education has announced that all elementary and secondary students enrolled for in-person learning in the Hastings and Prince Edward region will return to school Monday, Jan. 25. Students enrolled in virtual school will continue their regular online studies. Transportation to schools also resumes Monday. Hastings Prince Edward District School Board Director Sean […]

Low-risk exposure to COVID-19 at Wellington Tim Hortons

Low-risk exposure to COVID-19 at Wellington Tim Hortons

JAN 16 – Hastings Prince Edward Public Health is advising of potential low risk exposure to COVID-19 at Tim Hortons in Wellington Saturday. The restaurant has closed temporarily to sanitize. Dr. Piotr Oglaza, Medical Officer of Health is advising customers who visited there on Jan. 8, 10, 12 or 13 (including drive through customers) that they may […]

County supports Bay of Quinte Mohawks' effort to reclaim Forester's Island

County supports Bay of Quinte Mohawks’ effort to reclaim Forester’s Island

After 15 years of waiting for answers, the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte may be one step closer to re-claiming Forester’s Island. In November, Tyendinaga Chief R. Don Maracle sought discussion with council to bring Foresters Island back to the Mohawk Territory. The island, south of Deseronto in Mohawk’s Bay, in the Bay of […]

Reports coming on pet cemetery and how to handle pioneer cemeteries

Reports coming on pet cemetery and how to handle pioneer cemeteries

The municipality will explore the possibility of establishing a pet cemetery, and report back to the Cemetery Advisory Committee. Sandra Latchford, chair, told the committee there is a perfect location for the pet cemetery beside Glenwood Cemetery and near the dog park. “There is a nice trail and existing road access. As per the Funeral, […]

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