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Diver will see if Roblin Lake level high enough for farmers to take water for their livestock

Diver will see if Roblin Lake level high enough for farmers to take water for their livestock

The County will send a diver into Roblin Lake at Ameliasburgh to examine whether that area’s farmers can safely take bulk water for their livestock. A group of farmers are frustrated with the municipality’s new water restriction bylaw preventing the taking of water from the lake during the current Level 3 drought that took effect […]

Council denies request to defer sign change

Council denies request to defer sign change

Council on Tuesday night denied a request to further delay a decision on a downtown Picton sign that doesn’t meet bylaw guidelines. Cindy Nicholls, owner of the Beach Bum store on Picton’s Main Street, requested a second deferral before completing changes to her sign until the outcome is known of a petition circulating to repeal […]

Council will review modifications to noise bylaw

Council will review modifications to noise bylaw

Council will address issues currently not covered in the County’s noise bylaw when it meets at tomorrow’s committee of the whole meeting. A new 11 p.m. limit is to be placed on noise created from any outdoor event taking place on any property in the County, similiar to the current residential restriction. An “outdoor event” […]

$12 hike to licence plate fee to pay for infrastruture projects

$12 hike to licence plate fee to pay for infrastruture projects

As of Sept. 1 in southern Ontario you’ll pay a $120 for your licence plate renewal — up from $108. The fee is 62 per cent higher than five years ago when you paid $74. The government says it needs more funds to pay for roads – new ones and maintaining older ones. And additional fees […]

What are those bright flares in the sky?

What are those bright flares in the sky?

8 Wing CFB Trenton’s 424 (Transport and Rescue) Squadron will be conducting search and rescue (SAR) flare training over Lake Ontario, south of Brighton and west of Prince Edward County, Tuesday, Aug. 23 from 9p.m. to midnight. In the area during this time, a C-130 Hercules will be launching yellow-white flares from an altitude no higher […]

Burn ban now a partial ban in PEC

Burn ban now a partial ban in PEC

Prince Edward County’s fire chief has downgraded the County’s burn ban to a partial ban as of this morning. The partial ban allows residents and visitors to use burn barrels and have campfires. No other outdoor burning is allowed at this time. Rainfall over the weekend has improved the ground conditions however, outdoor water restrictions […]

Would you like fries with that diploma?

Would you like fries with that diploma?

Ontario’s colleges and McDonald’s Canada have inked a groundbreaking agreement on business training. For the first time in Ontario, McDonald’s employees can now receive credits toward a college business diploma, thanks to a new agreement between Colleges Ontario and McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited. The agreement will create a provincewide partnership with McDonald’s Canada, a […]

Bones found at the beach were not human

Bones found at the beach were not human

UPDATE – Forensic Analysis of the bones located has determined that the bones are not human in origin. This concludes the OPP investigation into this matter. The Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was contacted to assist Sandbanks Provincial Park wardens with a discovery of small bones. Wardens advised that three small […]

Mayor wants to know financial impacts of Skyway Bridge options

Mayor wants to know financial impacts of Skyway Bridge options

If the numbers support it, a brand new Quinte Skyway Bridge is the preference Prince Edward County mayor Robert Quaiff pitched at the annual Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference in Windsor earlier this week. Quaiff, along with councillors Kevin Gale, Bill Roberts, Roy Pennell and Brad Nieman and CAO James Hepburn met with […]

Municipalities calling for moratorium on new turbines, solar

Municipalities calling for moratorium on new turbines, solar

In the run up to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario 2016 Conference this week in Windsor, mayors and municipal councillors from across Ontario, together with representatives from the Independent Electrical Systems Operator (IESO), attended a symposium on wind turbine development in the province. They are calling on the Ontario Liberal government for a moratorium […]

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