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Bill ends winter hydro disconnections

Bill ends winter hydro disconnections

About 70 electricity distribution companies throughout the province will no longer be allowed to disconnect customers’ power during the winter. The Ontario Legislature rushed through a bill this morning though Bay of Quinte MPP Todd Smith, tried three times yesterday to get a bill passed. Previous there was no province-wide regulation to stop companies from […]

Partnerships, community support will improve Millennium Trail

Partnerships, community support will improve Millennium Trail

Upgrades to the County’s Millennium Trail will be under way through new community partnerships. The 53km Millennium Trail is a re-purposed abandoned rail line acquired from Canadian National Railway in 1997, running through Carrying Place, Consecon, Wellington and Bloomfield, to Picton. It has since been converted into a multi-use recreational feature for the enjoyment of […]

Regional beer and cider makers form Bay of Quinte Craft

Regional beer and cider makers form Bay of Quinte Craft

Local craft brewers and cider makers from all over the region have are serving themselves up collectively as Bay of Quinte Craft. Calling itself the largest rural craft beer and cider region in the nation, the new association includes about two dozen operations from Prince Edward County, Quinte West, Brighton, Napanee, Tyendinaga, Cambellford and Bath. […]

County will ask province to download portion of Hwy 33

County will ask province to download portion of Hwy 33

Usually, municipalities complain when the province downloads responsibilities for roads but on Thursday Prince Edward County Council will discuss making a formal request to have a portion of Highway 33 transferred. At the committee of the whole meeting, council is expected to approve a report requesting the Province of Ontario transfer ownership of about 1,800 […]

Grant funds from feds toward Benson Park and washrooms

Grant funds from feds toward Benson Park and washrooms

Wendy Lane, the County’s Grants, Contracts and Special Projects Co-ordinator has successful in obtaining several federal grants for projects. Council is expected to approve receipt of grants for the rehabilitation of Benson Park and for assessible washrooms in Ameliasburgh Tuesday night at Shire Hall. Approval of a grant for $133,200 – representing 33 per cent […]

Funding to help study transit plan for the County

Funding to help study transit plan for the County

People and organizations who provide public transportation in Prince Edward County will be putting their heads together to formulate a business case to move forward. Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis visited Mayor Robert Quaiff Friday afternoon to deliver $22,896 in funding to initiate the study. A request for proposals is to be issued soon, […]

Quinte Conservation trails now open

Quinte Conservation trails now open

UPDATE Feb 13 – Trails now open! Freezing rain and recent cold temperatures created dangerous, icy conditions on the trails at Quinte Conservation’s public Conservation Areas. The environmental organization closed its trails Thursday, until conditions improve. Visitors are advised to stay off the trails until they are reopened. Quinte Conservation is a community-based environmental protection […]

New executive director for Prince Edward Family Health Team

New executive director for Prince Edward Family Health Team

Debbie Korzeniowski will be joining the Prince Edward Family Health Team this month as its new Executive Director. “Debbie brings experience and perspective that will be a real asset for the PEFHT. We’re delighted that she’s joining the team and look forward to working with her,” said Dr. Helen Cluett, PEFHT President. Korzeniowski has owned […]

Census says County's population fell 2.1 per cent

Census says County’s population fell 2.1 per cent

Prince Edward County’s population fell 2.1 per cent according to Statistics Canada’s first data from the 2016 Census to be released this year. The 2016 data is being considered more reliable as it marks the return of the mandatory long form, replacing the voluntary household survey of 2011. StatsCan says more than 98 per cent […]

MPP Todd Smith named opposition Energy Critic

MPP Todd Smith named opposition Energy Critic

Prince Edward-Hastings MPP Todd Smith has been named Energy Critic for the Official Opposition at Queen’s Park. He served as the Hydro One Sale critic in the shadow cabinet since 2015. With the appointment, by Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown, Smith will be responsible for the PC Caucus response to one of the government’s largest […]

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