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Outlet and Sandbanks beaches unsafe for swimming

Outlet and Sandbanks beaches unsafe for swimming

Outlet and Sandbanks Lake Ontario beaches are posted due to elevated E.coli counts. The Dunes beach and North Beach beaches are fine for swimming.

PE Health Team steps up with interim assistance for Hospice

PE Health Team steps up with interim assistance for Hospice

UPDATE JULY 2 – Prince Edward Hospice is working with the Prince Edward Family Health team to shore up day-to-day business following the  resignations of board members and the interim executive director. Writing as Interim President, Chair of the Board of Directors and also as a fellow hospice volunteer, Birgit Langwisch updated volunteers in a […]

Sandbanks shuttle starts Saturday

Sandbanks shuttle starts Saturday

Business associations of Picton, Bloomfield and Wellington have partnered to offer shuttle bus service from Sandbanks Provincial Park to local downtowns. The Sandbanks Summer Shuttle Service pilot initiative is supported by the County’s Community Development Department and Sandbanks Provincial Park. Neil Carbone, Director of Community Development, calls the pilot a great example of community partnerships […]

Police investigating Hydro fraud incident

Police investigating Hydro fraud incident

Prince Edward OPP detachment is investigating a report of fraud following an incident Monday where a business located on County Road 1 was approached by a woman posing as a Hydro One employee. She was requesting personal account and credit information from the complainant and threatened to turn off the complainant’s electricity if they did […]

E-signatures now legal for real estate deals

E-signatures now legal for real estate deals

More than three years after first being introduced, Prince Edward-Hastings MPP Todd Smith’s bill to make electronic signatures on real estate transactions law in Ontario will come into effect July 1, 2015. First introduced in May 2012, the bill was wiped from the Order Paper when Premier McGuinty prorogued the House and resigned that October. […]

Province approves plan for Wellington

Province approves plan for Wellington

The new Secondary Plan for Wellington has received provincial approval. The plan is a guide to growth and development for the County’s second largest urban centre and sets out detailed land use policies specific to Wellington. It adresses issues such as employment, land use, housing, community services and facilities, design, development, sewage and water, transportation, […]

Council shortlists size proposals

Council shortlists size proposals

County Council has a shortlist of ‘Size of Council Proposals’  following discussion and evaluation at a special committee of the whole meeting Thursday night. The shortlist was established out of 18 options submitted from the public in response to council’s call for public suggestions and the option of maintaining the status quo. “We are committed […]

Hospice declines to attend community meeting

Hospice declines to attend community meeting

The board of Hospice Prince Edward will not be sending a  representative to a public community meeting planned by the organization’s volunteers for Monday night at the Picton Community Centre. The board of directors held a closed-door meeting last Tuesday for volunteers and staff, with representatives of the Community Care Access Centre, Hospice Prince Edward’s […]

County residents tell council there's too many solar projects

County residents tell council there’s too many solar projects

County council members at today’s committee of the whole meeting heard from citizens concerned about large solar projects in the County. There are three major solar projects operating within a five kilometre radius of Hwy 62 west and east and two more in the Skypower group of six are to be located in that same […]

Three deaths related to multi-vehicle collision

Three deaths related to multi-vehicle collision

UPDATE June 25 – Prince Edward OPP report the male driver of the westbound motor vehicle, 83-year old Lawrence Harper, of Brighton, died Wednesday. He had been transported to hospital with life threatening injuries. JUNE 21 – Two motorcyclists were killed and three people were injured in a multi-vehicle collision on the Loyalist Parkway at […]

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