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Prince Edward County real estate 'disconnected from reality'; council receives affordable housing update

Prince Edward County real estate ‘disconnected from reality’; council receives affordable housing update

With houses selling for nearly 50 per cent more than last year and the rental market also seeing bidding wars (and the inventory for both at an all-time low) the need for affordable housing in Prince Edward County is dire. “The County has been referred to as ‘disconnected from reality’ with respect to the real […]

COVID-19 outbreak at Belleville hospital Quinte 5 unit

COVID-19 outbreak at Belleville hospital Quinte 5 unit

UPDATE Two separate COVID-19 outbreaks have been declared at QHC Belleville General Hospital.  One on the Quinte 5 medicine unit and one in the Intensive Care Unit at QHC-Belleville General Hospital. APRIL 27 – A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared on the Quinte 5 unit of QHC-Belleville General Hospital. Three staff members on the Quinte […]

Report finds pandemic upheaval in County will go well beyond its medical impact

Report finds pandemic upheaval in County will go well beyond its medical impact

The County Foundation (TCF) reports the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will go well beyond its medical impact. “It is a human, economic and social crisis, grounded in place,” states the foundation’s report to council to be presented Tuesday night. The foundation was engaged by the municipality to research and report on the social […]

Council to review community grant recommendations

Council to review community grant recommendations

Approval for community grants over and under $5,000 are before council Tuesday night. The grant process for the municipality is overseen by The Community Foundation. This year, projects that could move forward despite COVID-19 pandemic limitations were given preference. There are 15 grants over $5,000 being recommended for approval by TCF in co-operation with municipal […]

Provincial funding to help find homes for vulnerable people forced to reside in hospitals; LTC homes

Provincial funding to help find homes for vulnerable people forced to reside in hospitals; LTC homes

Ontario is providing $2.9 million to Addictions and Mental Health Services Hastings Prince Edward (AMHS – HPE) to help re-home people with a history of addictions, mental health and other co-morbidities residing in hospitals or long-term care homes. Bay of Quinte MPP Todd Smith said today that through the Back to Home Program, people filling […]

Picton's among local vaccine clinics cancelled due to hot spots, supply delays

Picton’s among local vaccine clinics cancelled due to hot spots, supply delays

Due to unanticipated shortages in local vaccine supply due to reallocation to hot spots and supply chain delays, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health community vaccination clinics are unable to take place: April 26 in Belleville & Trenton, April 29 in Picton and April 30 in Belleville. HPEPH states all individuals who had appointments at these […]

Public Health clinics full; vaccines at pharmacies open to those aged 40 and over

Public Health clinics full; vaccines at pharmacies open to those aged 40 and over

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health reports today all of its local upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinic appointments have been filled. It promises to update everyone when new clinics have been added to the provincial site. People aged 40 or older are eligible for an AstraZeneca vaccine through the pharmacy program starting April 20. Participating pharmacies in […]

Public health wants province to rollback hot spot vaccines due to reduced supply here

Public health wants province to rollback hot spot vaccines due to reduced supply here

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) is advising that the province’s recent decision to redirect vaccines to Ontario hot spots will reduce anticipated local supply and may impact scheduled vaccine clinics. Yesterday, Dr. Piotr Oglaza Medical Officer of Health and CEO at HPEPH informed municipal partners the strategy reduced vaccine allocations to HPEPH by 25 […]

Quinte Isle Campark expansion receives approval to go ahead

Quinte Isle Campark expansion receives approval to go ahead

By Sharon Harrison A 337 site expansion to Quinte Isle Campark will go ahead following approval at a special council meeting Wednesday evening. Council agreed extensive scrutiny and comments from the public over the years have resulted in amendments and adjustments to the application. The application includes Official Plan and bylaw amendment applications made by […]

Further vandalism at Little Bluff

Further vandalism at Little Bluff

Quinte Conservation is reporting further vandalism to the Little Bluff Conservation Area. Sometime between April 9-13 vandals spray painted the newly installed entrance sign and two signs attached to the closed entrance gate. Tammy Smith, Corporate Services Manager, says Little Bluff is not closed because of the current lockdown, but for required maintenance and improvement […]

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