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Increased funding creates more jobs for students

Increased funding creates more jobs for students

Increased federal funding will put more students in summer jobs this year. Neil Ellis, Bay of Quinte riding MP announced the increase for the Canada Summer Jobs program at Loyalist College, Wednesday. The funding – increased by $505,000, impacts local students, not-for-profit agencies and small businesses in Prince Edward County, Belleville, and Quinte West. Locally, […]

Gay Lea Foods buys Black River Cheese

Gay Lea Foods buys Black River Cheese

Gay Lea Foods announced an agreement yesterday to purchase Prince Edward County’s Black River Cheese Company effective June 1. Gay Lea Foods is an award-winning artisan cheese maker, producing a wide variety of cheeses for retail and foodservice under current cheese brands, Salerno and Ivanhoe. The addition of Black River Cheese builds on Gay Lea […]

Council to discuss support of 'Basic Income Guarantee' resolution

Council to discuss support of ‘Basic Income Guarantee’ resolution

Councillor Lenny Epstein will seek council’s support, at Thursday’s Committee of the Whole meeting, of a resolution from the City of Kingston related to a ‘Basic Income Guarantee’. The Prince Edward Lennox and Addington Social Services Committee, supported the idea in April but due to the many variables associated with implementation, will be further studied, […]

Bylaw proposes yard sale regulations

Bylaw proposes yard sale regulations

Council will examine a bylaw to regulate yard and garage sales within Prince Edward County at Thursday’s Committee of the Whole meeting. A draft bylaw has been prepared that will restrict the number of times per year and the number of consecutive days allowed for private, residential households to have sales. Three times a year […]

Fundraising record and new look for PECM hospital foundation

Fundraising record and new look for PECM hospital foundation

The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation, through the community’s generous support, set a fundraising record in 2015/16, bringing in more than $820,000 for new medical equipment. The achievement brings the total raised for PECM Hospital to $7 million since 1998. The Foundation has used the funds over the past year to acquire a number […]

Hwy 49 bridge closed for special ceremony Sunday night

Hwy 49 bridge closed for special ceremony Sunday night

The Highway 49 bridge will be closed Sunday night as the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte are planning a ceremony to commemorate the deaths of two Tyendinaga men who drowned last year. They are closing the bridge and are setting off fireworks from 8:30 to 10 pm Sunday, May 22. Emergency vehicles will be permitted access […]

Grow fresh food. Share fresh food.

Grow fresh food. Share fresh food.

Grow fresh food. Share fresh food. The premise is simple and it’s growing into a popular initiative that is providing “fresh for all” households in Prince Edward and Hastings counties. The concept is simple: if you’re planting a vegetable garden this summer, simply add an extra row or two to share. At harvest time, pick […]

Mayor pitches Port Picton project to provincial ministers

Mayor pitches Port Picton project to provincial ministers

Prince Edward County mayor Robert Quaiff pitched a multi-million dollar port project for Picton Terminals Tuesday during meetings with provincial ministers. Quaiff, with Neil Carbone, the County’s Community Development director, explained the expansion project seeking assistance to gain $10-million needed to help buy cranes needed for loading and unloading 100 ships per year – increasing the marine […]

Pack 4 Fort Mac rally to fill big rig

Pack 4 Fort Mac rally to fill big rig

The devastating wildfires in Fort McMurray have prompted a massive relief effort in the Quinte region. Member of Provincial Parliament for Prince Edward-Hastings Todd Smith said Operation Pack 4 Fort Mac started last week after he received a call from the owner of a local business. “Max Haggerty of International Truckload Services on Bellevue Road […]

Assessment notices show overall increase in County property values

Assessment notices show overall increase in County property values

County property owners are receiving Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) notices in the mail that indicate property values for the next four years. These are not tax bills, but the figures are used as the basis for calculating your 2017 to 2020 property taxes. Anybody who has a decrease in assessed value will see that […]

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