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Mary Clare Egberts

Surprise “funding challenge’ leaves QHC with $12 million shortfall

Quinte Health Care’s board of governors places blame squarely on the province for a surprise “funding challenge” that leaves its four hospitals to face a $12 million shortfall. In the fourth year of hospital funding reform in Ontario, QHC expected it would need to close a $7 million gap between revenues and expenses, but learned [...]

Woman died following single vehicle crash

Woman died following single vehicle crash

Prince Edward County OPP are continuing their investigation into the death of 70-year-old Leona Bender, following a single vehicle crash Sunday morning. Police, fire and emergency response vehicles were called to the scene at about 9:35 a.m. Firefighters had to use extrication equipment. An air ambulance was also called. A post mortem is to be [...]

Fire department accreditation could lower your insurance costs

Fire department accreditation could lower your insurance costs

The County’s Fire Department successfully completed a test confirming  ability to transport water from fire hydrants to rural locations and to continuously supply water to a rural location for a minimum of two hours. The newly achieved Superior Tanker Shuttle Accreditation confirms that Prince Edward Fire Department is capable of delivering the minimum accepted fire [...]

Neil Carbone

Neil Carbone will lead Great Waterway tourism board

The Great Waterway regional tourism organization has elected Neil Carbone as its chair of its board of directors. Carbone, as Prince Edward County’s Director of Community Development for the past two years, is responsible for a diverse portfolio including economic development, land management, development facilitation, business facilitation, museums and heritage, grant management and a host [...]

Pictured at the gala event from left, Leo Finnegan, Briar Boyce and Hazel Lloyst on behalf of the PECMH Foundation, Adam and Chrissy Busscher on behalf of Picton Home Hardware, Amy McKinley, a registered practical nurse at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital and Ken Menlove, director on the foundation board. Photo by Shannon Coull

Philanthropy award honours Home Hardware’s support of hospital

The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation was proud to see its nomination of Adam and Chrissy Busscher and the staff at Picton Home Hardware Building Centre honoured for a philanthropy award for an outstanding organization or corporation under 100 employees through the Association of Fundraising Professionals, South Eastern Ontario Chapter. Honoured at a gala [...]

Province honours food innovators

Province honours food innovators

Ontario’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs celebrated two County businesses among local innovators   contributing to the success of the province’s agri-food sector. Regional recipients of the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence were honoured at a ceremony in Colborne for their contributions to the creation of new products, adding value to existing products, [...]

Swimmers earn national rankings

Swimmers earn national rankings

The Belleville Youth Swim Team, including members from the County, had 31 athletes race at an invitational meet in Amherstview and an additional 10 at a qualifying competition in Barrie. “The BYST swam incredibly well, knocking off 828 seconds in Amherstview and another 226 seconds in Barrie, combining for a total of 1054 seconds (17.5 [...]

Community network will help those who go missing

Community network will help those who go missing

Three out of five people with dementia will go missing and if not found within 24 hours, half of them will have a serious injury or die. “Dementia does not discriminate, said Barry Flanigan, who looks after education and support services with the Alzheimer Society of Prince Edward County. “Dementia affects men and women of [...]

County man died while hunting

County man died while hunting

David Hass, 37, of Ameliasburgh died Saturday, Nov. 8 as a result of an incident while hunting at Elwoods Road, Palmer Rapids, northeast of Bancroft. Killaloe OPP and The Renfrew County Crime Unit responded to calls at approximately 3pm. An investigation is being conducted in conjunction with the Ministry of Natural Resources. The son of [...]

Prince Edward Hastings MPP Todd Smith and Oxford MPP Ernie Hardeman with Matt Hiraishi of the Insurance Bureau of Canada and PEC Fire Chief Scott Manlow at the presentation of carbon monoxide detectors.

CO detectors will help battle Silent Killer

Prince Edward-Hastings MPP Todd Smith and Oxford MPP Ernie Hardeman delivered a donation of carbon monoxide (CO) detectors to the Prince Edward County Fire Department, at the Rossmore station, to mark the first Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week. Carbon Monoxide is called the “silent killer” because it is a colourless, odourless, tasteless, toxic gas. Hardeman’s private [...]

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