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Town Hall on the Picton Town Hall Thursday

Town Hall on the Picton Town Hall Thursday

Picton councillor Lenny Epstein is hosting a town hall on the Picton Town Hall – at the Town Hall Thursday night at 7 p.m. He invites County residents to attend the open forum to discuss possible futures for the building, vacated in 2016 by its principle tenant – the fire department. “My hope is to […]

Police investigating theft of $12,000 worth of rims and tires

Police investigating theft of $12,000 worth of rims and tires

The Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is requesting the assistance of the public in relation to a theft of rims and tires valued at $12,000, sometime overnight on July 17th. Police report an unknown person or persons removed the tires and rims off of several pickup trucks parked in the […]

County's ward boundaries decision at OMB July 19

County’s ward boundaries decision at OMB July 19

An Ontario Municipal Board hearing is set to get under way July 19 at Shire Hall as a County man appeals the municipality’s 2016 decision to redefine ward boundaries. In January last year, council decided to combine Bloomfield with Hallowell ward and lose one of two representatives in Sophiasburgh which cuts the members around the […]

Ontario PC Leader helps local kids sharpen hockey skills

Ontario PC Leader helps local kids sharpen hockey skills

Patrick Brown, avid hockey fan and Ontario PC Leader, helped lead hockey drills during the Quinte Red Devils hockey camp session at Rhino Sports in Belleville Thursday night. “When I’m travelling across the province, I’m always looking for ways to stay active,” Brown said. “I was lucky enough to help the next generation of hockey […]

SkyHawks practice show over 8 Wing

SkyHawks practice show over 8 Wing

The public is welcome to watch The SkyHawks, the Canadian Armed Forces parachute team, as they conduct a practice show over the runway at 8 Wing Trenton Thursday, July 13, beginning at approximately 5:45 p.m. The best vantage point to see the show is from Bain Park or the 8 Wing sports fields located on […]

Petition launched to save Queen Elizabeth and Pinecrest schools

Petition launched to save Queen Elizabeth and Pinecrest schools

UPDATE: Petition now available regarding Pinecrest School in Bloomfield as well. A call to save Queen Elizabeth Public School in Picton is under way as parents and residents who oppose the recently-announced closure are being asked to sign a petition to be sent to the Ministry of Education. Changes and closures finalized at the June […]

Cherry Valley Park will remain open to the public

Cherry Valley Park will remain open to the public

Concerns public access to the Cherry Valley Lions Memorial Park and East Lake would be lost because the club has disbanded were alleviated today with the announcement a new Cherry Valley Park Association taking over its management. The park – located on the banks of East Lake in Cherry Valley – has been owned and […]

Employers say challenge is to find qualified staff

Employers say challenge is to find qualified staff

Businesses are challenged to hire qualified talent, according to a new Ontario Chamber of Commerce report, that includes data from the Prince Edward County, Belleville and Quinte West chambers of commerce. The report ‘Talent in Transition: Addressing the Skills Mismatch in Ontario’ identifies 10 recommendations that will better align the skills acquired by Ontarians with […]

Disguised men had weapons at Cty Rd 10 break-in

Disguised men had weapons at Cty Rd 10 break-in

The Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is requesting the assistance of the public in relation to an ongoing break and enter with violence investigation. On July 5th, 2017 at approximately 1:20 a.m., three people armed with weapons forced their way into an apartment on County Road 10 on the outskirts […]

County gains national recognition from Travel Gay Canada

County gains national recognition from Travel Gay Canada

A County marketing initiative to promote the County as a LGBTQ-friendly travel destination earned national recognition from Travel Gay Canada. “We were thrilled to receive the best photograph award during the 2017 LGBT Tourism Marketing Awards,” says Neil Carbone, Director of Community Development. “The photograph of a same-sex couple reconnecting in the County’s natural environment […]

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