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"Roaming" ambulance may reduce response times

“Roaming” ambulance may reduce response times

In an attempt to reduce response times in the County, one of  Picton’s two ambulances will “roam” to the Wellington area during the day. The plan will run on a trial basis from May 11 to October 15. Councillor Janice Maynard, a member of the emergency services committee, raised the issue after seeing 2014 statistics […]

County unveils Picton's Heritage Conservation plan

County unveils Picton’s Heritage Conservation plan

Prince Edward County’s bid to conserve valuable historic assets in downtown Picton moved forward with the new Heritage Conservation District Plan released this week. The plan, initiated by council and developed by ERA Architects in consultation with staff, council, the Picton Business Improvement Area and the Heritage Advisory Committee, promotes economic value that heritage buildings, […]

Elementary teachers to withdraw services, but remain in classrooms

Elementary teachers to withdraw services, but remain in classrooms

Public school elementary teachers will begin job action Monday – but teachers will remain in the classrooms. In a media statement Tuesday, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) said its members in 32 school boards across the province will begin a withdrawal of administrative services. An ETFO bulletin sent to members notes teachers will […]

Anglers asked to be vigilant as police continue search for two missing men

Anglers asked to be vigilant as police continue search for two missing men

The Tyendinaga Police Service and the Napanee Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are appealing to area anglers and boaters heading out for this weekend’s opening of Walleye season, and the fishing derby, to remain vigilant as the search continues for two missing Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory men who were reported missing on Sunday, April 26th. […]

Picton marina open for derby - but no fuel

Picton marina open for derby – but no fuel

Boaters and anglers will have access to the Picton marina and boat launch for the opening of walleye season this weekend but no fuel will be available. The County and M.A. Barr Service Station Maintenance Ltd. have ensured the marina parking lot and boat launch are safe, secure, and useable for the weekend which it […]

Council learns operating costs for Splash Pad

Council learns operating costs for Splash Pad

County councillors received cost information to operate and maintain a splash pad design proposed by the Splash Pad Committee in the fall. Since November 2012, the Splash Pad Committee has been seeking approval from the municipality. In September, 2014, council received a report and presentation from Susan Quaiff, Scott Wentworth, Ryan Aldred and Phil St. […]

Letter to Premier seeks continuation of aerial photo program

Letter to Premier seeks continuation of aerial photo program

Councillors will be asked to endorse a County of Peterborough letter requesting the continuation of the Ontario Imagery Strategy program used to obtain high quality aerial images. The letter asks Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Bill Mauro, to continue the program beyond 2017. Since 2008, the County has participated in […]

Continue quest for beds at H.J. McFarland

Continue quest for beds at H.J. McFarland

Council will review a request at today’s committee of the whole meeting to continue to pursue additional beds for the County-owned H.J. McFarland Memorial nursing home. The report of the Corporate Services and Finance Commission recommends council endorse continuing the quest for 78 beds due to the closure of Picton Manor, in 2012. Following the […]

Gas station for Wellington one of three site plans before council

Gas station for Wellington one of three site plans before council

A gas station for Wellington will be on its way if council approves a site plan agreement at its meeting tonight. Council will receive a report recommending approval of a site plan with Grant Castle Corp to permit the construction of a new gas station, convenience store and restaurant with a drive-through in Wellington. The […]

County asked to grow Community Gardens

County asked to grow Community Gardens

Council members will be asked to consider the possibility of Community Gardens in the County, following a presentation at Thursday’s Committee of the Whole meeting. A presentation by Veronica Catry, chairperson of the Health Communities Partnership, promoted the value of healthy, fresh, affordable food growing in green and underused spaces in the County. Catry is […]

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