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Government suspends future renewable energy contracts

Government suspends future renewable energy contracts

Ontario’s government has suspended any movement on a second round of renewable energy contracts for solar, wind, hydroelectric, bioenergy and energy from waste projects. This decision is expected to save up to $3.8 billion in electricity system costs relative to Ontario’s 2013 Long-Term Energy Plan forecast. The decision has no effect on cancelling existing or in-process […]

Picton Main Street trees will be replaced

Picton Main Street trees will be replaced

The combination of damage and severe drought over the summer will result in the replacement of all the trees in the construction zone of Picton’s Main Street. Mayor Robert Quaiff said the County expected some tree roots would be damaged during excavation work but the County had hoped to keep as many existing trees as […]

Expect increased military presence this week

Expect increased military presence this week

County residents can expect increased military presence this week as Exercise Bullseye gets under way until month-end. Bullseye is a Commonwealth Tactical Air Transport exercise with participation from Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada. New Zealand is attending as observers. During the exercise, there will be an increase day and night in CC-130J Hercules air […]

Watermain flushing, hydrant servicing under way

Watermain flushing, hydrant servicing under way

Waste water systems and watermains will be flushed and hydrants serviced in various areas of the County over the next few weeks. Work will be carried out nightly from Monday to Thursday. Crews started in Wellington on Monday. Main Street and all major side streets will be flushed throughout the nights in an effort to limit traffic […]

County gets $2,733,644 of $13.1 million in infrastructure funding

County gets $2,733,644 of $13.1 million in infrastructure funding

Good news will be coming to Prince Edward Hastings municipalities in the coming months as the provincial government releases Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund announcements. The 16 municipalities in the region, plus Hastings County, will receiving in excess of $13.5 million between the 2016 and 2019 fiscal years. Prince Edward County’s tally amounts to $2,733,664 over […]

New monitor observes County's hospital patients under sedation

New monitor observes County’s hospital patients under sedation

The Endoscopy Department at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital is home to a new monitor designed to improve the observation of sedated patients undergoing a colonoscopy or gastroscopy procedure. The GE B850 monitor was required for the hospital under new health care standards for patients undergoing sedation. “This replacement will result in greater patient safety […]

Work on sewer covers on Bloomfield Main, Friday

Work on sewer covers on Bloomfield Main, Friday

The County’s crews will be repairing sewer covers Friday on Bloomfield’s Main Street at Corey and Mill streets. Repairs are expected to begin at approximately 7am and are to be completed by 3:30pm. The work is not expected to cause traffic disruptions as vehicles will be able to move around the work area.

Schools to focus on math and literacy where assessment numbers decline

Schools to focus on math and literacy where assessment numbers decline

Results of provincial assessments of student learning shows steady progress over time, but achievements in mathematics continued to decline. “Student achievement in math continued to decline at both the Hastings Prince Edward District School Board schools and provincial levels,” said Cathy Portt, superintendent of education and curriculum services for the board (HPEDSB). Portt noted that […]

Vote for PEC Syria short film to win spot at Vancouver TIFF

Vote for PEC Syria short film to win spot at Vancouver TIFF

A short film about Prince Edward County’s Syrian refugee sponsorship is one of three finalists in a “Call to Action” short film competition. Decided by the public through social media online voting (until Sept. 23), the winning film will receive a $20,000 prize and screening at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF). Frank Giustra and […]

Two smoked salmon products recalled

Two smoked salmon products recalled

Smoked salmon products manufactured by Central Epicure and Compliments are being recalled by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The agency says the products were sold in Ontario, but may have been distributed in other provinces or territories. The affected products are: Central Epicure’s wild sockeye smoked salmon sold in […]

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