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Social media on fire following local church bulletin's 'Pride' warning

Social media on fire following local church bulletin’s ‘Pride’ warning

(UPDATED at story end) A local church bulletin telling Catholics and Christians that Pride events are contrary to faith and could be harmful to children has set social media in Prince Edward County on fire and roused the community to show love and solidarity for the LGBTQ community before mass this Sunday at St. Gregory’s […]

Resident trapped by flooding calls fire department; water snakes appearing at front doors

Resident trapped by flooding calls fire department; water snakes appearing at front doors

UPDATE: Council supported Mayor Ferguson’s resolution and several councillors commented on ways this year’s flooding is affecting residents. The mayor said he is receiving daily calls from constituents about their current circumstances and feels it’s council’s responsibility to County residents to request the inquiry into 2017 and 2019 flooding. That morning, he said a woman […]

Apartments heavily damaged in fire at Mary Street

Apartments heavily damaged in fire at Mary Street

  JUNE 10- An overheated power bar in a bedroom is suspected to have caused the fire Saturday at 113 Mary Street. The apartment complex was evacuated with people from 12 apartments displaced as of Saturday night. Two of the building’s 69 units were destroyed in the blaze. Other units had minor smoke and water […]

Council douses fire department's plan for new pumper truck

Council douses fire department’s plan for new pumper truck

In a recorded vote at Tuesday’s council meeting, six councillors and the mayor opposed the $352,491 purchase of a pumper tanker for the fire department. (see story below) Four councillors voted in favour. Two were absent. Opposed were councillors Prinzen, Bailey, Bolik, Forrester, McNaughton, Nieman and mayor Ferguson. In favour were councillors St. Jean, Hirsch, […]

Man charged with arson after house fire in Wellington

Man charged with arson after house fire in Wellington

A 31-year-old Kingston man has been charged with arson in connection with a house fire near Wellington. The March 26 evening blaze caused about $100,000 damage to an older farm house on the Loyalist Parkway. Bancroft OPP charged the man, following an investigation from an unwanted person complaint the next morning, to a house in […]

Council to review costs for new fire truck and building department SUVs

Council to review costs for new fire truck and building department SUVs

UPDATE: Council deferred the fire truck proposal to the next committee of the whole meeting to review it, and a further request together, and to seek more information on the impact on the capital reserve fund set up specifically for these purchases (not for operating costs or repairs). A request for proposal to replace Wellington’s […]

Firefighters battle blaze just outside Wellington

Firefighters battle blaze just outside Wellington

Prince Edward County firefighters are on the scene of a residential structure fire on Loyalist Parkway east of Wellington. Flames and smoke were seen coming from the second floor when the fire was called in just after 8p.m. Tuesday. Traffic is being stopped and carefully directed past the ribbon of emergency vehicles on scene.

OPP arrest four, seize drug, money and firearm

OPP arrest four, seize drug, money and firearm

  Four Picton residents were arrested following a search at a York Street address in Picton Thursday. Members of the Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), Emergency Response Team (ERT), and OPP Canine executed a search warrant as a result of an investigation by the CSCU unit. […]

Firefighters' Christmas trees sales support County charities

Firefighters’ Christmas trees sales support County charities

Buying a Christmas tree from The Picton Firefighters Association is an easy way to pay the spirit of the holiday season forward. Sales of Balsam and Fraser Fir Christmas trees at the 8 McDonald Drive Picton Station 1 (back of industrial park) assist the firefighters in their support of various County charities. The trees are […]

Firefighter’s Christmas tree sales support community

Beautiful Fraser and Balsam Fir Christmas trees – six to eight foot – are available  at the Picton station firehall, 8 McDonald Drive. The trees are $50 and all proceeds are donated back into the community.

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