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Mayor of Quinte West John Williams gives a message of support to Bay of Quinte Riding Conservative nominee John Smylie.

John Smylie seeks Bay of Quinte Riding Conservative nomination

Quinte businessman, philanthropist and 436 (Transport) Squadron Honorary Colonel John Smiley announced Tuesday he is seeking the Conservative nomination for the newly reshaped Bay of Quinte riding. Smylie throws his hat into the ring with Belleville mayor Neil Ellis, the only other announced Conservative candidate to date. Smylie’s campaign was given an enthusiastic sendoff by [...]

Sandy Macpherson

County’s Sandy Macpherson on ‘crazy’ solo 2,600 mile sail from France

JULY 23 – Four days, 2 hours and 59 minutes into the race Sandy is hanging on in there! 117 nautical miles behind the race leaders but making good pace. 723 nm to go and a lot of race course left to play on! JULY 22 – It looked like a tough night for Sandy [...]

Dr. John French, Sylvia Kempers and Stephanie MacLaren and Dr. John Hancock, of the Prince Edward Family Health Team, present an appreciation plaque to the PEC Cattlemen's Association's Marilyn and Craig Carson in thanks for their support.

Cattlemen beef up wound care in County

A healthy donation from the Prince Edward Cattlemen’s Association has beefed up wound care in the County. John Hancock , a member of the association, learned about the Prince Edward Family Heath Team’s wound care services from RN Sylvia Kempers, who provides specialized wound care to patients with diabetes and vascular issues. “I was unaware [...]

Spirit walk shares stories of notable women in Glenwood Cemetery

Spirit walk shares stories of notable women in Glenwood Cemetery

Interesting stories of 10 notable women of yesteryear unfolded at Glenwood Cemetery in Picton on Wednesday as 66 members of the County’s Women At Noon group took a spirit walk through the graveyard. “There are women here who have done interesting and outstanding things in the world – many at a time when home and [...]

Thomset and Louder found guilty

The Lazier murder trial of 1884 – did they get the right men?

The truth about the guilt or innocence of two men hanged in a double execution at Picton 130 years ago will never be known. But Ontario Justice Robert Sharpe, who wrote a book about the bungled hanging in his boyhood town says all these years later, there are still lessons to learn from the case [...]

Home sale prices rise modestly in June

Home sale prices rise modestly in June

The average residential sale price in June 2014 was modestly higher than 2013, coming in at $233,345 compared to $226,321 last year. June also reflected an increase in new residential listings with 598 in 2014 and 513 in 2013. Quinte and District Association of Realtors president Michelle Norlock says listing inventory for all property types [...]

Citizen self-reporting comes to OPP

Citizen self-reporting comes to OPP

The Ontario Provincial Police has unveiled a new online reporting system that will enable the public to report specific occurrences from a computer. “Citizen self reporting will offer the public another way to report select incidents which are not an emergency, by completing a report online at their convenience,” said Anthony Mann, PEC OPP Community [...]

‘Pollinator Friendly Roadside Zone’ proposed as refuge

‘Pollinator Friendly Roadside Zone’ proposed as refuge

Julie White proposes council designate a ‘Pollinator Friendly Roadside Zone’ along Long Point Road from Babylon east to Prince Edward Point.  She will speak to councillors at Thursday morning’s committee of the whole meeting. The request would be referred to staff for a report regarding its viability and other possible pollinator friendly zones. “Honey bees [...]

Huff Estates sparkling wine to honour Sir John A. Macdonald

Huff Estates sparkling wine to honour Sir John A. Macdonald

Huff Estates has released a new sparkling wine to honour Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. “Macdonald’s birthday will be celebrated on January 11th, 2015 and the wine will be available starting today and throughout the period leading up to the 150th birthday of Canada itself on July 1, 2017,” said Jason Sharpe. [...]

Demorestville Creek Bridge road closed for construction

Demorestville Creek Bridge road closed for construction

Beginning today (July 7,) County Rd. 14 in Demorestville will be closed to traffic at the Demorestville Creek Bridge. Construction of the new bridge is expected to be completed by the end of August. Detour routes are in place. Traffic on County Road 14 will be detoured via Doxsee Road, Black Road, and (with the [...]

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