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Three-step re-opening plan relies on vaccination numbers

Three-step re-opening plan relies on vaccination numbers

Ontario’s new three-step plan to re-open the province, announced today, will rely on percentages of people who have received a COVID-19 vaccine. To start, more outdoor recreational activities – like golf courses and tennis courts – will be allowed to re-open May 22 and outdoor limits for social gatherings and organized public events will be […]

Council seeks report on STA re-openings; wants map showing legal sites

Council seeks report on STA re-openings; wants map showing legal sites

Prince Edward County council would like municipal staff to prepare a report to repeal and replace the current short-term accommodations bylaw with one that “provides adequate definitions” to allow the municipality to start a phased re-opening of the program to new applications. The directive moves to council’s May 25 meeting for approval. Councillor Kate MacNaughton […]

New bylaw would help development pay for development in Wellington

New bylaw would help development pay for development in Wellington

With developers projecting Wellington to see an average of 283 homes built each year between 2022 to 2026, Prince Edward County Council is preparing to enact a development charges bylaw to help recover costs for necessary water and wastewater services there. Council discussed a report at Thursday’s Committee of the Whole meeting and the bylaw […]

Councillors say renovations to Shire Hall chamber are premature

Councillors say renovations to Shire Hall chamber are premature

Without knowing if Shire Hall will remain as the best place for council to meet in the long-term, council expressed preference to not move forward with renovations to the chamber and instead, asked staff to investigate other uses for grant money that would receive approval from the province. Noting a full accommodation plan for Shire […]

Stay at home order extended to June 2

Stay at home order extended to June 2

Ontario’s stay-at-home order has been extended until at least June 2 with hope toward opening up in the summer. All public health and workplace safety measures under the province-wide emergency brake will also remain in effect. All publicly-funded and private elementary and secondary schools in the province will continue to operate under teacher-led remote learning. […]

Plan to manage Prince Edward County's tourism ready to roll into summer

Plan to manage Prince Edward County’s tourism ready to roll into summer

By Sharon Harrison Prince Edward County’s plan to manage an expected wave of tourists this summer includes an online ‘Summer Hub’ resource among other methods to help avoid last year’s turbulent season. The new Tourism Management plan was explained in a special meeting Wednesday, ahead of a public meeting to be held next week. The […]

Potential low-risk COVID-19 exposure at Picton Tim Hortons

Potential low-risk COVID-19 exposure at Picton Tim Hortons

Customers who visited Tim Hortons in Picton on May 3, 4, 8 or 9, (including drive through customers) are advised they may have had a low risk exposure to COVID-19. Tim Hortons in Picton has also closed temporarily to ensure any impacted areas are sanitized. Dr. Piotr Oglaza, Medical Officer of Health and CEO at […]

Staff maintain recommendation to close problematic Belleville Street boat launch

Staff maintain recommendation to close problematic Belleville Street boat launch

UPDATE: Approved in an 11-3 vote. Municipal staff are again recommending council approve the closure of a problematic Belleville Street boat launch for this summer and time for a more permanent option prior to the 2022 season. Staff seek clear direction from council at Tuesday night’s meeting, before widely communicating the fate of the launch […]

Contaminants found at military base in Mountain View; testing under way

Contaminants found at military base in Mountain View; testing under way

Environmental testing is under way near Canadian Forces Detachment Mountain View following the location of contaminants at the site. Routine testing found poly- and perfluoroalkylated substances, or PFAS, at CFS Mountain View. A news release from the Department of National Defense officials Thursday noted the chemicals are “manufactured chemicals used in a variety of consumer […]

Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis will stand for third term

Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis will stand for third term

MP Neil Ellis will stand for a third term as the Bay of Quinte Federal Liberal Association candidate. Twice elected federal member of parliament, Ellis was first elected  in October 2015 and again in 2019. Prior to becoming MP, Ellis was mayor of the City of Belleville from 2006 – 2014. During his first term […]

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