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Awesome PEC awards first $1000 grant

A skateboard-making workshop for County teenagers is the first recipient of a $1,000 grant by Awesome PEC. Awesome PEC hosted its first public “Pitch Party,” at the Athol Town Hall with four candidates short-listed for the inaugural $1000 grant. Each gave short presentations to tell the trustees why their project was the most awesome. “It [...]

Almost 50 per cent of students admit to texting while driving

Almost 50 per cent of students admit to texting while driving

Motorists who talk on cell phones, text or engage in other forms of distraction while driving are targets for increased OPP patrols beginning this long weekend. Ten unmarked police vehicles will take to the roads over the Labour Day long weekend and the OPP anticipates that these additional resources are a much-needed measure to make [...]

Four candidates seek conservative nomination

Four candidates seek conservative nomination

Susan Sweetman is the fourth candidate to seek nomination for the new Bay of Quinte federal Conservative riding. Sweetman, 48, is executive director of the Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) at 8 Wing CFB Trenton. She is the fourth person to be seeking the new riding’s nomination. County apple grower Don Bonter, Quinte West grocer [...]

PEC Naturalists’ court date set for final appeal to prevent turbines

PEC Naturalists’ court date set for final appeal to prevent turbines

The Prince Edward County Field Naturalists will be back in court in December in a final appeal to prevent Gilead Power and the Ministry of Environment from putting wind turbines on important natural habitat at Ostrander Point. The appeal of a Divisional Court Decision is to be heard Dec. 8-9 at Osgoode Hall in Toronto. [...]

Alzheimer societies will discuss amalgamation

Alzheimer societies will discuss amalgamation

Alzheimer Society of Prince Edward County members will review a study concerning amalgamation when they meet for their annual general meeting in September. Five Alzheimer society boards within the Southeast LHIN (Local Health Integration Network)  have appointed task force members to review integration options. Like societies across province, the five have experienced dramatic increases in [...]

Candidates pitch to gain $1,000 Awesome PEC grant

Candidates pitch to gain $1,000 Awesome PEC grant

The newly formed Awesome Foundation of Prince Edward County is hosting its first Pitch Party, where one applicant for the group’s first grant applicants will be awarded $1000 to help realize their project. Awesome PEC invited community members to apply with ideas “to make the County more awesome”. After receiving many worthy applications, the 10 [...]

Boil water advisory ended

Boil water advisory ended

A Boil Water Advisory Notice distributed continues for Wellington Main Street between addresses 264 and 291. The advisory is a result of a water main break on Wellington Main Street near the intersection of Main Street and Wharf Street and is to continue for a few days. Tuesday, the area had their water supply shut [...]

Small plane crashes on Loyalist Parkway at Trenton

Small plane crashes on Loyalist Parkway at Trenton

A pilot was injured when a small plane crashed on the Loyalist Parkway between Wooler Road and 2nd Dug Hill Road, Trenton. Emergency vehicles were on the scene just past 9 p.m. Sunday night. Police report the pilot was taken to Trenton Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. The aircraft also downed some power lines. Hydro [...]

Staff recommends more parking lots, pay and display

Staff recommends more parking lots, pay and display

Changes to parking may soon unfold in Picton. Councillors, at Thursday’s committee of the whole meeting, will review a report from the Community Development Department that recommends: -The south side of Picton Main Street from Lake Street to the Royal LePage property be converted from free to metered parking -The installation of ‘pay and display’ [...]

Councillors to review Consecon fire hall tenders

Councillors to review Consecon fire hall tenders

Councillors will review the tender for construction of a new fire station at Consecon when the Committee of the Whole meets Thursday afternoon. The Corporate Services and Finance Commission report recommends the construction contract be awarded to Dalren Limited in the amount of $1,285,500 plus HST – exclusive of a back up generator to be [...]

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