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Staff recommends council ‘wait and see’ to regulate turbines with noise bylaw

Staff recommends council ‘wait and see’ to regulate turbines with noise bylaw

Municipal staff is recommending council decline an invitation to join a coalition hoping to heavily regulate the operating hours of industrial wind turbines through developing a bylaw that regulates noise outputs. Staff reviewed the concept following a deputation in February  “after careful consideration of the costs and enforceability” …”there are too many unknown factors and [...]

Seasonal patios allowed on sidewalks

Seasonal patios allowed on sidewalks

Following a pilot project last year, County Council has passed a bylaw to allow seasonal patios set up on downtown sidewalks.The temporary patios can be in place this year as early as May 1 and stay until Oct. 15. “We are pleased to offer local businesses the option of installing a seasonal sidewalk patio,” says [...]

County’s wines first to be sold at festival and famers’ market

County’s wines first to be sold at festival and famers’ market

Prince Edward County’s ‘Terroir’ is the first wine festival and farmers’ market in Ontario licensed to sell VQA wines on-site. This means for the first time in Ontario, guests will be able to purchase wine while at the event, and take it home with them. Beginning May 1, a provincial pilot project allows wine to [...]

Moriah, Kelli-Anne and Annika at the meet. Deborah Maycock photo

Ribbons, regionals and personal bests for County Dolphin swimmers

Three Quinte Dolphin’s swim club members made their mark at an invitational competition at the Nepean Sportsplex near Ottawa last weekend. Annika Hudgin, 10, of Bloomfield,  competed against  41 girls in the 10 and under category and took home 5th, 6th and 7th place ribbons in the 50 back, 200 back, and 100 freestyle events [...]

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 [...]

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