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Road restrictions at Long Point and Cressy Lakeside due to flooding

Road restrictions at Long Point and Cressy Lakeside due to flooding

High winds and high water levels Monday have impacted two local roads. Long Point Road is closed at civic number 6065 and Cressy Lakeside Road is restricted to local traffic only. “Waves are splashing over the road, depositing debris and causing erosion near the edge of the pavement in several areas,” said Mark Kerr, the […]

LHIN OKs next phase for County hospital

LHIN OKs next phase for County hospital

Plans for a new hospital in Prince Edward County moved up another step of many to become reality. The South East LHIN Board of Directors, on Monday, approved the Stage 1A Master Program proposal from Quinte Health Care (QHC). The proposal, which builds on the pre-capital submission approved by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term […]

Police seek information on missing Ameliasburgh man

Police seek information on missing Ameliasburgh man

Prince Edward OPP continue to seek information that could lead to finding a missing Ameliasburgh man. David Franks, 24, was last seen Tuesday, May 23 at his County Road 28 home. Police report Franks was an avid jogger, and early on Wednesday morning took his cell phone and headphones and went for a jog. He […]

Charles and Camilla to visit the County

Charles and Camilla to visit the County

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will visit Wellington during their Royal Tour to Canada next month. Mayor Robert Quiaff made the announcement at the opening of Thursday’s Committee of the Whole meeting, noting he has been working with Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis and security teams to arrange details. “We look […]

Hydro plan cost at $45B to save ratepayers $24B

Hydro plan cost at $45B to save ratepayers $24B

The province’s budget watchdog says the Liberal government’s ‘Fair Hydro Plan’ will cost $45 billion to save ratepayers $24 billion on electricity bills – a net cost of $21 billion to Ontario residents over the approximate 30 years of the plan. “This morning’s report by Ontario’s Financial Accountability Officer confirms many of the numbers in […]

School bus, vehicle collide in Picton

School bus, vehicle collide in Picton

UPDATE: An 84-year-old Picton woman has been charged with ‘Start from Stopped Position- Not in Safety’, under the Highway Traffic Act. A vehicle collided with school bus early Wednesday at the intersection of Church and Union streets in Picton. The female driver of the vehicle was taken to hospital with minor injuries. There were no injuries […]

Picton parking pay stations approved

Picton parking pay stations approved

UPDATE May 23: Pay stations approved ($225,000 in 2017 budget). Picton Main parking will be $1 per hour and Market Lane .50 cents an hour. BIA request for two-hour free parking denied. Just 30 per cent of BIA members responded to a parking survey in February. Of those, 50 per cent wanted two hour free […]

Innovation soars with technology startup support for Picton-based companies

Innovation soars with technology startup support for Picton-based companies

Five technology startups that started at Picton’s Business Innovation Centre will benefit from investments announced Tuesday in Belleville by the Northumberland Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) and Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis. Nectar Desk, Tire Wizard, Komodo OpenLab, Coqui3D (Marion Surgical) and Screaming Power will use the funds to accelerate growth, support local supply […]

Tour links Syrian refugees with agri-industry jobs

Tour links Syrian refugees with agri-industry jobs

Syrian refugees will explore agricultural career opportunities in Prince Edward County Thursday. Quinte Immigration Services (QUIS), Farmers Feed the World and The County’s Community Development Department will be hosting a bus trip throughout the County in a pilot project to help government and privately-sponsored Syrian refugees find employment and residency in the County. The day […]

Athol man succumbs to injuries after vehicle collapses on him

Athol man succumbs to injuries after vehicle collapses on him

A 57-year-old Athol resident died following injuries while performing maintenance on a vehicle. Monday, May 22 at approximately 12:04 p.m., emergency crews were called to a County Road 18 residence in Athol following reports that a vehicle collapsed on top of a man while he was working. The Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario […]

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