Site powered by Infolink MAKE THIS YOUR PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY HOME...PAGE!  Friday, February 27th, 2015

RSSAll Entries in the "Local News" Category

Mayor Robert Quaiff

Mayor Quaiff encouraged following meeting with Minister of Health

Mayor Robert Quaiff is encouraged the County is doing well in its quest for better health services. Quaiff, and Quinte West Mayor Jim Harrison shared time in a short meeting granted with Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long Term Care, on Tuesday while they were attending the Ontario Good Roads Association Conference in [...]

County gains $2 million toward watermain upgrades

County gains $2 million toward watermain upgrades

Picton’s Main Street – from Chapel to Bridge – will benefit from an infrastructure grant for up to $2 million toward the replacement and upgrade of watermains. Mayor Robert Quaiff said the County’s application to the Ontario Communities Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) was announced Tuesday morning. “Total cost of the project is $2.7 million, so the [...]

Kerr peewee BBs last team in playoffs

Kerr peewee BBs last team in playoffs

Led by head coach Dan Davies and assistant coach Mike Davies, the Kerr Construction Peewee BB hockey team is the last remaining Prince Edward County team participating in the OMHA playoffs.  Four teams remain in competition for the Peewee BB All-Ontario Championship. The Kings are currently battling the Huntsville Otters in one of the Semi-Final [...]

Water main repair Tuesday in Wellington

Water main repair Tuesday in Wellington

The County Water and Wastewater Department is repairing a water main leak on West Street, Wellington – between Main and Noxon streets – all day today. This portion of West Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic for the duration. Motorists are asked to avoid the construction area if possible. Repairs are not [...]

Sex-ed updated for digital age

Sex-ed updated for digital age

New sex education curriculum updated to reflect the digital age was released Monday morning. The province is also providing parents with resources to help them understand and participate in what will be taught to their children. Starting September 2015, the updated curriculum is to reflect health, safety and well-being realities faced by today’s students. Updates [...]

Seven County reps join Conservation board

Seven County reps join Conservation board

Seven Prince Edward County residents will serve on Quinte Conservation’s new board of directors. Quinte Conservation welcomed 13 new board members at its meeting last Thursday.  New members were appointed by its 18 member municipalities after the election last fall.  Officers of the board were also selected.  The new board ratified the budget of almost [...]

Breakfast with MPs focuses on eastern Ontario concerns

Breakfast with MPs focuses on eastern Ontario concerns

Mayor Robert Quaiff  contributed to talks on the importance of improved roads funding, cell phone service and economic sustainability for Prince Edward County while in Ottawa on Tuesday. Quaiff was attending his first Parliamentary Breakfast with MPs as a member of the Eastern Ontario Wardens Caucus (EOWC). The caucus includes 13 municipalities in eastern Ontario. [...]

Council sets CAO’s goals for 2015

Council sets CAO’s goals for 2015

At a special council meeting Wednesday, Prince Edward County Council prioritized Chief Administrative Officer Merlin Dewing’s goals and objectives for 2015. Five priorities focus on the County’s financial outlook and stability, planning, the water and wastewater operations, human resources and heritage. “Formalizing these goals will ensure efforts made within County administration and operations support council’s [...]

Province promises interim payment toward 2013 ice storm damage

Province promises interim payment toward 2013 ice storm damage

An Ontario government news release indicates Prince Edward County will receive a $155,682 interim payment from the Ice Storm Assistance fund. However, Mayor Robert Quaiff said Friday he hasn’t heard anything about assistance yet to help cover costs from the December 2013 ice storm. The storm cost the County almost $500,000 in damages, emergency response [...]

County wins provincial economic honours and awards

County wins provincial economic honours and awards

The County’s Community Development Department received awards and honours from the Economic Developers Council of Ontario Friday for work on branding, marketing and planning. Neil Carbone, the County’s Director of Community Development, was named EDCO’s ‘Young Professional of the Year’. At the organization’s annual conference in Hamilton,  the County honors were for municipalities with a [...]

HOME     LOCAL     BLOGS     MARKETPLACE     COMMUNITY     CONTACT US
© Copyright Prince Edward County News countylive.ca 2015 • All rights reserved.