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Business retention, affordable housing among County's top priorities for 2017

Business retention, affordable housing among County’s top priorities for 2017

Business retention, expansion and affordable housing are among key priorities for the County this year. “There is an undeniable connection between the availability of affordable housing and economic expansion,” said Mayor Robert Quaiff, at a new year “Breakfast Briefing” hosted by the Prince Edward County Chamber of Commerce, at the Waring House, Thursday morning. He […]

Woman told five years ago she might have five years to live

Woman told five years ago she might have five years to live

Five years ago, Francesca Blanck was told that without surgery, she might have five years to live. She didn’t know she was born with a heart defect and didn’t know there was anything wrong – until she had reason to visit her doctor. “I was doing aerobics and when I was working out, my heart […]

Postal workers will keep a friendly eye on seniors

Postal workers will keep a friendly eye on seniors

Canada Post employees who deliver mail in rural areas of Prince Edward County are keeping a watchful eye out for seniors who might need help. Seniors who contact Prince Edward County Community Care to register for the Rural Route Reassurance Program are included on a watch list for Canada Post employees who deliver mail in […]

Campaign to refurbish MRI machine more than half way to goal

Campaign to refurbish MRI machine more than half way to goal

Area residents are well on their way to ensuring vital services of a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine remain available locally. In a statment from the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation, the County’s portion to be raised for the refurbishment of the unit at Belleville hospital has exceeded $100,000 of its $170,000 commitment. The […]

Alumni, friends view donated vintage Waupoos school photos

Alumni, friends view donated vintage Waupoos school photos

Former students, teachers and families of SS #6 Waupoos attended an unveiling of photographs dating back to 1900, donated to the North Marysburgh Recreation Centre’s collection. Photographs on display last weekend also included Waupoos champion sports teams, the school’s bell and other artifacts. The school stood for more than 100 years and was closed, then […]

Panthers score a win, take a break

Panthers score a win, take a break

Story and photos by Rebecca Juby The PECI Panthers Girls Hockey game today versus ENSS in Brighton is to be rescheduled due to freezing rain. The team was hungry for a win after the holiday break, beating the Nicholson Crusaders 14-0 last week. The game started out strong for the Panthers with Brooke Jackson scoring […]

What's on the lot for you at Prinzen Ford!

What’s on the lot for you at Prinzen Ford!

Prinzen Ford is Prince Edward County’s exclusive, full-service Ford dealership! The family run business has served the communities in and around Bloomfield, Picton, Wellington, Belleville, Trenton, Quinte and Napanee for 30 Years! VISIT PRINZEN FORD 50 Main Street, Bloomfield, ONTARIO, K0K 1G0 613.393.3318 CLICK HERE for more vehicles from Prinzen Ford

Closing arguments in wpd industrial wind turbine case set for Jan 27

Closing arguments in wpd industrial wind turbine case set for Jan 27

Closing arguments for the Environmental Review Tribunal over the White Pines 27-turbine industrial wind project are scheduled. The Environmental Review Tribunal is scheduled to meet at the Wellington Community Centre Friday, Jan. 27th, its first public meeting since early last year, to hear closing arguments. The final oral submissions of the Alliance to Protect Prince […]

Freezing rain warning continues

Freezing rain warning continues

UPDATE 12:15 p.m.: Hastings Prince Edward District School board students are being sent home due to the weather. Staff will remain at schools until all students are picked up. Travel conditions are expected to be poor in the County and across most of southern Ontario Tuesday, as Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning. All school […]

Watermain repairs on Barker Street

Watermain repairs on Barker Street

Emergency watermain repairs are under way today on Barker Street, between Elizabeth and Centre streets, in Picton. Repairs began at approximately 9 a.m., with an expected completion time of 3 p.m. Monday. Minor traffic disruptions may be experienced for the duration of the repair. Motorists are asked to avoid the construction area if possible. The […]

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