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Minor changes expected at County’s hospital

Minor changes expected at County’s hospital

The County’s hospital is expected to be spared in Quinte Health Care’s proposal released Wednesday to issue 39 layoff notices for union positions from among the four hospitals. Prince Edward County Mayor Robert Quaiff was told proposed changes do not involve any immediate plans to eliminate beds or services at PECMH. “We have been reassured [...]

PECI Panther hockey heading for all-Ontario

PECI Panther hockey heading for all-Ontario

Story and photos by Mike Pothier PECI Panther Girls Hockey will pack for OFSAA, all-Ontario competition this weekend – a first-time for this level of competition for the high school’s hockey teams. The team is flying out Saturday to Winnipeg, and will bus to Kenora, Ontario to compete in this year’s  OFSAA (Ontario Federation of [...]

Tax bills are not in the mail – yet

Tax bills are not in the mail – yet

Tax bills are not in the mail and the March 16 installment due date will be extended. James Hepburn, the County’s Director of Finance, said in a statement today distribution has been delayed as the provincial Ministry of Finance has not yet released the 2015 education tax rates. “Education tax rates are required to calculate [...]

Dannielle Davidson, cider maker and production manager

County Cider collaborates with students, shares skills

Loyalist College’s Manufacturing Engineering Technician program students will collaborate with the County Cider Company on an applied learning project this semester. Students and faculty plan to work closely with the local cider producer to evaluate its machining operations and recommend process improvements to increase productivity and flexibility. The initiative, which enables students to put their [...]

HELP WANTED – career & employment opportunities

HELP WANTED – career & employment opportunities

Local postings of online help wanted ads, career opportunities, training and workshops.… … The HUB Child & Family Centre Is looking for Casual Call-In Supply Staff Must be 18 years of age or older. Experience with children is necessary. Send resume and cover letter to Donna Young by email donnay@thehubcentre.ca or by mail to The [...]

Fun of curling ‘sweeps’ through County public schools

Fun of curling ‘sweeps’ through County public schools

County public school students’ curling skills are right on the button. Sixty-four students on 16 teams from almost all the County’s elementary schools went end-to-end all day Friday at the curling club in Picton. The second ‘Elementary School Curling Championship’  games team was from Sophiasburgh school, made up of Hunter McQuoid, Josh Pearson, Ethan Carter [...]

The HUB Child & Family Centre MARCH BREAK CAMPS – March 16 – 20

The HUB Child & Family Centre MARCH BREAK CAMPS – March 16 – 20

Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Camps will be run at CML Snider and Queen Elizabeth Schools Cost is $35 per day (please bring healthy snacks and lunch) For more information and registration call 613-476-8142 or email staceys@thehubcentre.ca.

PEC Relay for Life Relay Rally Event at Regent – March 22

PEC Relay for Life Relay Rally Event at Regent – March 22

Prince Edward County’s sixth annual Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life event will be held June 5-6 at the Picton fairgrounds. People interested in participating may email pecrflteams@gmail.com or call 613-962-0686 for further information. Register your team today! All teams are welcome to submit coming events to amber@countylive.ca CLICK HERE – to register online, donate [...]

Sandbanks “undervalued”; County asks MNR to help out

Sandbanks “undervalued”; County asks MNR to help out

Mayor Robert Quaiff is concerned the Sandbanks Provincial Park is “undervalued” and that affects cash-in-lieu tax payments from the province. Quaiff and County representatives met with the Bill Mauro, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNR), while attending a combined meetings of the Goods Roads Association and Rural Ontario Municipal Association. “The unusually low assessment [...]

OPP arrest driver involved in fatal rollover

OPP arrest driver involved in fatal rollover

A 27-year-old Picton man has been charged with impaired driving causing death in relation to a single vehicle rollover Dec. 20th, 2014  on County Road 12 at West Lake. A silver Nissan 350Z, two-door had rolled and crashed into a tree at approximately 12:50 a.m. A 30-year-old Picton man, who was a passenger in the [...]

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