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Constable Mann with the drugs seized.

Family arrested in $45,000 drug seizure

  A family of four will face drug-related charges after an OPP raid yesterday. “On July 30, 2014 at 9:30am the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB), Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) with the assistance of officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Prince Edward County detachment and OPP Canine executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act [...]

Public invited to “BioBlitz” inventory of Ostrander Point

Public invited to “BioBlitz” inventory of Ostrander Point

The Prince Edward County Field Naturalists are hosting the county’s first ever BioBlitz at Ostrander Point. The 24-hour event from noon Saturday Aug. 9 to noon Sunday Aug. 10 includes guided tours for the public focusing on how to identify a variety of species from plants to birds, insects and amphibians and reptiles. Ostrander Point [...]

Mayor of Quinte West John Williams gives a message of support to Bay of Quinte Riding Conservative nominee John Smylie.

John Smylie seeks Bay of Quinte Riding Conservative nomination

Quinte businessman, philanthropist and 436 (Transport) Squadron Honorary Colonel John Smiley announced Tuesday he is seeking the Conservative nomination for the newly reshaped Bay of Quinte riding. Smylie throws his hat into the ring with Belleville mayor Neil Ellis, the only other announced Conservative candidate to date. Smylie’s campaign was given an enthusiastic sendoff by [...]

Sandy Macpherson

County’s Sandy Macpherson on ‘crazy’ solo 2,600 mile sail from France

JULY 30 – Arrives in the Azores. Sandy tells his Facebook friends that “10 days at sea is just long enough I think. Enjoying the sunshine and Portuguese beer! Hardest, yet most amazing race I have ever done. Some sleep and real food now, but can’t wait for the race back to Les Sables!” The [...]

Dr. John French, Sylvia Kempers and Stephanie MacLaren and Dr. John Hancock, of the Prince Edward Family Health Team, present an appreciation plaque to the PEC Cattlemen's Association's Marilyn and Craig Carson in thanks for their support.

Cattlemen beef up wound care in County

A healthy donation from the Prince Edward Cattlemen’s Association has beefed up wound care in the County. John Hancock , a member of the association, learned about the Prince Edward Family Heath Team’s wound care services from RN Sylvia Kempers, who provides specialized wound care to patients with diabetes and vascular issues. “I was unaware [...]

Spirit walk shares stories of notable women in Glenwood Cemetery

Spirit walk shares stories of notable women in Glenwood Cemetery

Interesting stories of 10 notable women of yesteryear unfolded at Glenwood Cemetery in Picton on Wednesday as 66 members of the County’s Women At Noon group took a spirit walk through the graveyard. “There are women here who have done interesting and outstanding things in the world – many at a time when home and [...]

Thomset and Louder found guilty

The Lazier murder trial of 1884 – did they get the right men?

The truth about the guilt or innocence of two men hanged in a double execution at Picton 130 years ago will never be known. But Ontario Justice Robert Sharpe, who wrote a book about the bungled hanging in his boyhood town says all these years later, there are still lessons to learn from the case [...]

Home sale prices rise modestly in June

Home sale prices rise modestly in June

The average residential sale price in June 2014 was modestly higher than 2013, coming in at $233,345 compared to $226,321 last year. June also reflected an increase in new residential listings with 598 in 2014 and 513 in 2013. Quinte and District Association of Realtors president Michelle Norlock says listing inventory for all property types [...]

Citizen self-reporting comes to OPP

Citizen self-reporting comes to OPP

The Ontario Provincial Police has unveiled a new online reporting system that will enable the public to report specific occurrences from a computer. “Citizen self reporting will offer the public another way to report select incidents which are not an emergency, by completing a report online at their convenience,” said Anthony Mann, PEC OPP Community [...]

‘Pollinator Friendly Roadside Zone’ proposed as refuge

‘Pollinator Friendly Roadside Zone’ proposed as refuge

Julie White proposes council designate a ‘Pollinator Friendly Roadside Zone’ along Long Point Road from Babylon east to Prince Edward Point.  She will speak to councillors at Thursday morning’s committee of the whole meeting. The request would be referred to staff for a report regarding its viability and other possible pollinator friendly zones. “Honey bees [...]

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