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Neil Carbone will lead Great Waterway tourism board

The Great Waterway regional tourism organization has elected Neil Carbone as its chair of its board of directors. Carbone, as Prince Edward County’s Director of Community Development for the past two years, is responsible for a diverse portfolio including economic development, land management, development facilitation, business facilitation, museums and heritage, grant management and a host [...]

Pictured at the gala event from left, Leo Finnegan, Briar Boyce and Hazel Lloyst on behalf of the PECMH Foundation, Adam and Chrissy Busscher on behalf of Picton Home Hardware, Amy McKinley, a registered practical nurse at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital and Ken Menlove, director on the foundation board. Photo by Shannon Coull

Philanthropy award honours Home Hardware’s support of hospital

The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation was proud to see its nomination of Adam and Chrissy Busscher and the staff at Picton Home Hardware Building Centre honoured for a philanthropy award for an outstanding organization or corporation under 100 employees through the Association of Fundraising Professionals, South Eastern Ontario Chapter. Honoured at a gala [...]

Province honours food innovators

Province honours food innovators

Ontario’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs celebrated two County businesses among local innovators   contributing to the success of the province’s agri-food sector. Regional recipients of the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence were honoured at a ceremony in Colborne for their contributions to the creation of new products, adding value to existing products, [...]

Swimmers earn national rankings

Swimmers earn national rankings

The Belleville Youth Swim Team, including members from the County, had 31 athletes race at an invitational meet in Amherstview and an additional 10 at a qualifying competition in Barrie. “The BYST swam incredibly well, knocking off 828 seconds in Amherstview and another 226 seconds in Barrie, combining for a total of 1054 seconds (17.5 [...]

Community network will help those who go missing

Community network will help those who go missing

Three out of five people with dementia will go missing and if not found within 24 hours, half of them will have a serious injury or die. “Dementia does not discriminate, said Barry Flanigan, who looks after education and support services with the Alzheimer Society of Prince Edward County. “Dementia affects men and women of [...]

County man died while hunting

County man died while hunting

David Hass, 37, of Ameliasburgh died Saturday, Nov. 8 as a result of an incident while hunting at Elwoods Road, Palmer Rapids, northeast of Bancroft. Killaloe OPP and The Renfrew County Crime Unit responded to calls at approximately 3pm. An investigation is being conducted in conjunction with the Ministry of Natural Resources. The son of [...]

Prince Edward Hastings MPP Todd Smith and Oxford MPP Ernie Hardeman with Matt Hiraishi of the Insurance Bureau of Canada and PEC Fire Chief Scott Manlow at the presentation of carbon monoxide detectors.

CO detectors will help battle Silent Killer

Prince Edward-Hastings MPP Todd Smith and Oxford MPP Ernie Hardeman delivered a donation of carbon monoxide (CO) detectors to the Prince Edward County Fire Department, at the Rossmore station, to mark the first Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week. Carbon Monoxide is called the “silent killer” because it is a colourless, odourless, tasteless, toxic gas. Hardeman’s private [...]

30-day notice no longer needed to change TV, internet and phones

30-day notice no longer needed to change TV, internet and phones

Canadians are no longer on the hook for services they don’t want as the CRTC has deemed customers no longer have to give a 30-day notice to cancel or change their television, internet or landline telephone service. A similar rule for cell phone contracts came into effect last December. In a release, the Canadian Radio-television [...]

Healthy eating not an option for many: Health Unit

Healthy eating not an option for many: Health Unit

The Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit’s Board of Health will ask the province to address an increasing gap between the income level of people receiving social services and the cost of healthy food. Hastings and Prince Edward Counties have the second highest rate of food insecurity in Ontario, involving one in nine households [...]

County woman died in collision

County woman died in collision

UPDATE – Tyendinaga police identified Sherry Wilkinson, 38, as the driver of a Dodge pick-up truck who died in a collision Friday morning with a five tonne truck at the intersection of Highway 49 and Bayshore Road. Wilkinson lived in Hallowell, Prince Edward County. Police report preliminary investigation has determined that Wilkinson, who was travelling [...]

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