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Sandy Rutherford. -Nancy Parks photo

Sandy Rutherford’s body found

Family and friends of Sandy Rutherford have some closure today with the confirmation that a body found in West Lake on Wednesday is the 54-year-old Wellington resident. His body was located on West Lake Wednesday afternoon by a local resident operating his air boat. A post-mortem examination was conducted Thursday.  The cause of death is [...]

Update: Marina will provide fuel this summer

Update: Marina will provide fuel this summer

UPDATE April 17 – The fuel pumps at Picton marina will remain operational this summer as mandatory replacement of the fuel tanks has been rescheduled for the fall. Following further discussions with the County, the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) has agreed to permit the Picton marina to continue dispensing fuel until Oct. 15, [...]

Naturalists to pay Gilead $40,000, reduced from $125,000 demand

Naturalists to pay Gilead $40,000, reduced from $125,000 demand

Prince Edward County’s Field Naturalists will pay $40,000 in legal costs instead of $120,000 demanded by Gilead Power. The Divisional Court has found turbine project developer Gilead Power’s demand for $120,000 in legal costs from the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists “was too high and lowered it to $40,000,” said Myrna Wood, PECFN president. “More [...]

Smith introduces Tax Fairness for Realtors

Smith introduces Tax Fairness for Realtors

Prince Edward-Hastings MPP Todd Smith introduced a bill at Queen’s Park that would allow Ontario’s realtors the same treatment as professional colleagues. Ontario would join other provinces who allow realtors to personally incorporate in the same manner that lawyers, mortgage professionals and chartered accountants do. The Tax Fairness for Realtors Act would allow Ontario’s realtors [...]

Council calls turbine heritage report incomplete

Council calls turbine heritage report incomplete

Prince Edward County council says the “White Pines Project Heritage Assessment Report” by Stantec Consulting revised last October is “incomplete and deficient” and “lacks appropriate mitigation measures”. The municipal comments will be forwarded to the the Ministry of Environment and wpd as supplementary comments to the consultation comments forwarded by council in 2012. The municipality [...]

Councils says ‘no’ to single lane swing bridge

Councils says ‘no’ to single lane swing bridge

Prince Edward County council provided its support to the Murray Canal District Organization to request Parks Canada and other federal officials suspend the plan for a replacement single lane swing bridge. Located at the busy Trenton area entrance to the County, council wants to see existing funds preserved and an investigation into how to produce [...]

Hydro repairs on Shannon Road

Hydro repairs on Shannon Road

Shannon Road (south of Bloomfield) has been closed from County Road 32 to Ridge Road, due to a downed Hydro pole. Hydro Crews are on scene. It is expected to re-open at by 6pm this evening.  

Flood worry low in PEC; warnings remain for areas north

Flood worry low in PEC; warnings remain for areas north

APRIL 11 – Heavy rain in the forecast, plus snow melt for the northern parts of the Quinte watersheds mean flood warnings stay in place, but the County has been downgraded to a ‘water safety statement’. “Prince Edward County has been downgraded to a Water Safety Statement,” said Quinte Conservation’s water resources manager Bryon Keene. [...]

Municipality taking over Taste the County

Municipality taking over Taste the County

Taste the County will wind up operations by month-end and its duties of destination marketing, branding and messaging will be taken over by the municipality. Interim CEO Lynn Sullivan made the announcement in a statement. Sullivan’s and office staff contracts will end effective April 30 and as of May 1st, a volunteer staff, under the [...]

Water line repairs Church Street, Picton

Water line repairs Church Street, Picton

Construction work to repair a water main is currently under way today (April 9) on Church Street in Picton, between Owen and Union streets. People are asked to avoid the area. Construction is expected to be completed late this afternoon. The repairs are not expected to impact water services or quality to residents in the [...]

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