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Council to hear objections to rodeo event

Council to hear objections to rodeo event

Council will hear objections, at tonight’s meeting, to a rodeo event set for the end of July at Picton’s fairgrounds. Annette McIntosh and Angela Lammes are noting their objection to hosting a rodeo on the basis that they “are cruel and we consider this to be animal abuse. This is not necessary.” The County, in […]

Ellis announces millions for Trent-Severn and Murray Canal bridges

Ellis announces millions for Trent-Severn and Murray Canal bridges

The Canadian government has floated the Bay of Quinte region $62.5 million in funding for infrastructure repairs to the Trent-Severn Waterway and Murray Canal bridges  – with a possible allocation of a maximum $88 million. Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis said repairs will be completed at locks and dams located in Trenton, Glen Miller, […]

'Older Adult Strategy' to enhance care

‘Older Adult Strategy’ to enhance care

To address increased need for home and community supports for the population over 65-years-old, the South East Local Health Integration Network has developed an “Older Adult Strategy” “The OAS broader strategy sets the fundamental direction of the LHIN for this population, and ensures enhanced health care services and outcomes for seniors in the south east […]

PEC Hospital Foundation elects new directors, chair

PEC Hospital Foundation elects new directors, chair

The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation celebrated successes of the past year and installed a new board and directors at its annual meeting Thursday. The meeting highlighted the work the foundation and its donors have been doing to provide state-of-the-art equipment at the County hospital. This past year, the foundation has funded essential equipment […]

Wellington Beach posted unsafe for swimming

Wellington Beach posted unsafe for swimming

Wellington Beach has been posted unsafe for swimming. The Hastings Prince Edward Public Health monitors bathing beach water quality at designated public beaches within its jurisdiction. Bathing beach water quality is monitored by the collection and analyses of water samples for the presence of E.coli bacteria. When E.coli bacteria exceed the provincial standard, the bathing […]

Story of Syrian refugees in County to be TVO doc

Story of Syrian refugees in County to be TVO doc

As part of Canada’s 150th upcoming birthday, some of the nation’s top documentary filmmakers will be producing a documentary for TVO about Prince Edward County embracing the sponsorship and resettlement of Syrian refugees into the rural community. PEC Syria leadership and select Syrian families members have agreed to participate. This winter, Michèle Hozer and Roxana […]

County students honoured at Albert College convocation

County students honoured at Albert College convocation

Thirty-four students representing nine countries including Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East graduated from Albert College during the 159th Convocation on Saturday. Five local graduates have brought home top awards to Prince Edward County. Eighty-five per cent of the graduating class received Ontario Scholar status having achieved an average of 80 per cent […]

Watermain work continues in Wellington - Tuesday

Watermain work continues in Wellington – Tuesday

  JUNE 21 – Emergency watermain repairs are under way on Main Street, Wellington Friday, with an expected completion time of 5pm. Main Street will be reduced to single lane traffic between East Street and Wharf Street for the duration of the repair. Traffic control will be in place to direct motorists through the construction zone. […]

Tweed sends $27,000 in support for County's new Syrian Canadians

Tweed sends $27,000 in support for County’s new Syrian Canadians

Unable to secure affordable housing, the Tweed Refugee Sponsorship Committee has forwarded its $27,000 in fundraising to PEC Syria. “They hoped to raise enough money to sponsor a Syrian refugee family to resettle in the Tweed community – and they did thanks to the enormous generosity of the entire Tweed community,” said Kathleen Powderley, co-chair, […]

PECI video thanks role model parents who put down their phones

PECI video thanks role model parents who put down their phones

A powerful, new video unveiled today at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute speaks directly to parents about the responsibility they have as a role model to not text and drive. The video features PECI students recognizing that parents play a key role in preventing injuries and death and aims to remind parents of this important role. […]

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