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Five people face drug charges following search warrant on London Ave

Five people face drug charges following search warrant on London Ave

The OPP have arrested and charged five people after the execution of a search warrant Thursday, June 30 on London Avenue in Picton. Members of the Prince Edward County OPP with the assistance of the East Region Emergency Response Unit and East Region Community Street Crime Unit seized suspected cocaine, stolen property and associated drug […]

Construction on Talbot/County Road 4 to begin July 4

Construction on Talbot/County Road 4 to begin July 4

The $3.3 million reconstruction of Talbot street/County Road 4 is set to begin Monday, July 4. The project includes roadway improvements on Talbot from George Wright Boulevard to the Millennium Trail, and on County Road 4 from the Millennium Trail to County Road 34, inclusive of intersection improvements with Hull Road and County Road 34. […]

Rehabilitation of County Road 4 bridge to begin July 4

Rehabilitation of County Road 4 bridge to begin July 4

Work to fix a single-span bridge on County Road 4 is expected to begin Monday, July 4. The bridge, located on County Road 4 approximately 1 km east of Highway 62 at the Consecon River, will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians. Traffic will be detoured around the bridge via Jericho and Doxsee roads. The […]

Picton Main reconstruction timeline to Nov. begins July 4

Picton Main reconstruction timeline to Nov. begins July 4

The reconstruction of Picton Main Street between Bridge and Johnson streets is set to begin Monday, July 4. The scope of the project includes replacement of the existing sanitary sewer watermain, storm sewer and related services; road reconstruction with new curb and gutters, sidewalks, asphalt pavement, and street lighting Contractor RW Tomlinson Limited is to […]

MPP Smith retains energy portfolio in new provincial cabinet

MPP Smith retains energy portfolio in new provincial cabinet

    Bay of Quinte MPP Todd Smith retained his Minister of Energy portfolio as Premier Doug Ford unveiled his new cabinet Friday. The new executive council includes: Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Sylvia Jones, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of Finance Paul Calandra, Minister of […]

Heritage Conservation District plan for Wellington deferred amid concerns

Heritage Conservation District plan for Wellington deferred amid concerns

Council has decided even more time is needed to adopt a Wellington Heritage Conservation District (HCD) plan. After two hours of public comment and discussion at Thursday’s committee of the whole meeting, council supported councillor John Hirsch’s motion to refer the plan back to staff for a report to address concerns and proposed amendments. Hirsch […]

Bid to raise councillor remuneration to encourage more candidates fails

Bid to raise councillor remuneration to encourage more candidates fails

A motion by councillor Kate MacNaughton to increase remuneration to attract a wider and more diverse range of candidates in October’s election, received no support from her peers. At Thursday’s committee of the whole meeting, MacNaughton sought support to raise a councillor’s wage to $35,300 next year – a $10,000 bump from the current remuneration. […]

Conversations about service expectations to come as County creates asset management plan

Conversations about service expectations to come as County creates asset management plan

The municipality has completed the first of a multi-year requirement to inventory its assets – as required by the provincial government – in a move toward standardization and the creation of asset management plans (AMP). The bottom line for councillors viewing the document at Thursday’s committee of the whole meeting was that there is far […]

Millennium Trail watermain project moves forward under budget

Millennium Trail watermain project moves forward under budget

Council has authorized the lowest tender – under budget – at $1,194,164 for the Millennium Trail Watermain Extension project, with RW Tomlinson Ltd. The new watermain extends the existing one along the trail at its intersection with the McFarland Drive road allowance, north-easterly approximately 300m to the age-in-place lands, then south easterly another 300m within […]

Wellington’s Cork and Vine housing developments move to next stage

Wellington’s Cork and Vine housing developments move to next stage

Two re-zoning applications for the Cork and Vine proposed developments in Wellington received planning approval Wednesday evening. Ryan Guetter, with Weston Consulting, provided a brief outline of the applications, noting how through discussions with staff, it was determined the newly-created R4 zone would be the appropriate pathway for these lands. The new residential zoning approved […]

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