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Closing arguments in wpd industrial wind turbine case set for Jan 27

Closing arguments in wpd industrial wind turbine case set for Jan 27

Closing arguments for the Environmental Review Tribunal over the White Pines 27-turbine industrial wind project are scheduled. The Environmental Review Tribunal is scheduled to meet at the Wellington Community Centre Friday, Jan. 27th, its first public meeting since early last year, to hear closing arguments. The final oral submissions of the Alliance to Protect Prince […]

Watermain repairs on Barker Street

Watermain repairs on Barker Street

Emergency watermain repairs are under way today on Barker Street, between Elizabeth and Centre streets, in Picton. Repairs began at approximately 9 a.m., with an expected completion time of 3 p.m. Monday. Minor traffic disruptions may be experienced for the duration of the repair. Motorists are asked to avoid the construction area if possible. The […]

Flu outbreaks on the rise in Quinte region

Flu outbreaks on the rise in Quinte region

The Hastings Prince Edward Public Health has noted an increase in respiratory outbreaks – including Influenza A – in the region. Bill Sherlock, Health Protection Department program manager confirms there are seven respiratory outbreaks in long term care homes and retirement homes in the Hastings Prince Edward area. Five of the seven outbreaks are confirmed […]

Planning for a brighter future: PEC Mayor

Planning for a brighter future: PEC Mayor

By Bill Samuel Prince Edward County Mayor Robert Quaiff called 2016 a year of fun, productivity and a year of planning for a brighter future in 2017. The mayor and council welcomed the new year and greeted the community at the annual New Year’s Day Levee, held this year at the Macaulay Church in Picton […]

Woman found unconscious has died

Woman found unconscious has died

A Sophiasburgh woman found unconscious on Saturday has died. Prince Edward County OPP say around 5:45 p.m. Saturday, officers were called to Black Road in Sophiasburgh where a woman had been found unconscious. An all terrain vehicle was idling nearby the woman. The subsequent investigation revealed that at approximately 5:45 p.m. the victim had left […]

Mayor Quaiff new chair of Eastern Wardens' Caucus

Mayor Quaiff new chair of Eastern Wardens’ Caucus

Prince Edward County Mayor Robert Quaiff has been elected as the new chairman of the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus. At its inaugural meeting in Kingston, Thursday and Friday, the caucus elected Quaiff as its new chairman and Lanark County Warden Bill Dobson, also Reeve of the Township of Montague, was elected by the membership as […]

Smith uncontested in Bay of Quinte nomination

Smith uncontested in Bay of Quinte nomination

Progressive Conservatives in the newly formed provincial Bay of Quinte riding have nominated current Prince Edward-Hastings MPP Todd Smith as their candidate for the next provincial election. “It’s an unbelievable honour to be nominated to represent local Progressive Conservatives in the next election,” Smith said at the Thursday night gathering in Belleville. “The next election […]

Low water condition ends but levels remain below normal

Low water condition ends but levels remain below normal

Water levels in the region remain below normal but Quinte Conservation staff have ended the low-water condition warning as recent rainfall and improved stream flow have helped. The low level warnings began in June. Prince Edward County has been in the most severe low water condition – level 3 – from August until December. “Removing […]

Cash, jewelry and firearm reported stolen

Cash, jewelry and firearm reported stolen

Update Jan 4 – A male known to the victim has been arrested and charged with the following criminal offences: Break, Enter and Commit and Indictable Offence Possession of Property Obtained by Crime The 36-year-old male, of Ameliasburgh Township, is to appear in Ontario Court of Justice Picton Feb. 1 2017 to answer to the […]

Longer wait times at local emergency departments

Longer wait times at local emergency departments

Hospital emergency rooms typically become even busier during the holiday season and this year is no exception. Susan Rowe, senior director at Quinte Health Care says hospitals in Belleville, Picton and Trenton are experiencing a 30 per cent increase in the number of patients using the emergency rooms, with higher numbers of people also being […]

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