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Avoid Picton Main from Bridge to Paul Thursday

Avoid Picton Main from Bridge to Paul Thursday

Taggart Construction Limited will be working on the watermain at the intersection of Picton Main and Bridge streets Thursday as part of the Picton Main Street reconstruction. Heavy equipment will be required during construction and traffic lanes will be shifted around the site. Work is set to begin Thursday, April 28 and expected to be […]

$36 million settlement in developmental facilities class action - including Prince Edward Heights

$36 million settlement in developmental facilities class action – including Prince Edward Heights

Former residents of 12 former developmental services facilities – including Prince Edward Heights, at Picton – will be able to apply for compensation. The Superior Court of Justice approved a $36 million settlement agreement that will provide compensation to individuals who suffered harm while living at 12 former developmental services facilities between the 1960s and 1990s. The […]

Revised wpd road users agreement approved

Revised wpd road users agreement approved

Before a packed chamber and overflow committee room, County council Tuesday night took its solicitor’s advice to sign a Road Users Agreement with wpd White Pine Wind for its 27-turbine project on the south shore. Mayor Robert Quaiff and three councillors – Dianne O’Brien, Lenny Epstein and Steve Ferguson – were opposed in the 11-4 […]

Motion to stay construction at turbine site granted - in part

Motion to stay construction at turbine site granted – in part

A motion to stay construction on White Pines Wind Inc turbine site was granted, in part, on Monday but those with the Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County (APPEC) seeking the stay, are still disappointed. The Environmental Review Tribunal ordered Monday that vegetation clearing and site preparation activities associated with the project in areas identified as […]

Repairs to Picton's grandstand would meet heritage guidelines

Repairs to Picton’s grandstand would meet heritage guidelines

Council will consider an application for repairs to the grandstand at the Picton fairgrounds when it meets Tuesday night. The heritage building has been reviewed by an engineer who has identified a rotted support column and other remdial works needed. A staff review, including comments from the Heritage Advisory Committee confirmed the application conforms to […]

Community group seeks takeover of surplus fire hall

Community group seeks takeover of surplus fire hall

Conrad Beaubien is expected to address council Tuesday night regarding a vision to turn the surplus Hillier Fire Hall property and buildings over to a community-based group. Beaubien, in his deputation, notes the group, overseen by a governing board, would assume all liabilities and responsibilities for the rehabilitation and development of the site for purposes […]

Beach Bum owner hopes to sway council vote Tuesday

Beach Bum owner hopes to sway council vote Tuesday

The owner of Picton’s Beach Bum store will ask council to reconsider its committee of the whole decision to deny a heritage permit and larger sign on the downtown store – lost by a 7-6 vote – or to help pay costs for a new one. Cindy Nicholls, scheduled to present a deputation at Tuesday night’s […]

Smith named Natural Resources and Forestry critic

Smith named Natural Resources and Forestry critic

New duties have been added to the plate at Queen’s Park for Todd Smith, MPP Prince Edward-Hastings. This week, PC Leader Patrick Brown added the Natural Resources and Forestry portfolio to Smith’s list of responsibilities which already include his caucus’ response to the government’s Hydro One sale. “Obviously, any time you’re given extra responsibilities, it’s […]

Hwy 49 number one on 'Worst Roads' campaign

Hwy 49 number one on ‘Worst Roads’ campaign

(UPDATED) As of Tuesday morning, County Road 49, Prince Edward County was ranked number 33 in Ontario in CAA’s annual ‘Worst Roads in Ontario’ campaign . As of 2 p.m. this afternoon it went to 15th and by 5 p.m. it had risen to 3rd place and by 6 p.m. 2nd place. By late this evening it was number one. […]

Pedal for Hope into gear next week

Pedal for Hope into gear next week

Next week the fifth annual Pedal for Hope tour will cycle through Hastings and Prince Edward counties. The 10-day tour, which runs from April 25 through May 6th, raises funds and awareness for childhood cancer with proceeds benefiting the Canadian Cancer Society. Beginning in 2012, police officers from the Belleville Police Service and the Ontario […]

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