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Hospital Auxiliary celebrates 80 years of making a difference

Hospital Auxiliary celebrates 80 years of making a difference

The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary celebrated 80 years of making a difference in the County. A large crowd enjoyed lunch at the Isaiah Tubbs Resort and watched the 80th Anniversary video ( below ). The celebration was capped with an amusing and inspirational address by Marion Timmermans. Auxiliary president Peggy Payne and vice-president [...]

Ross Street closed; Massassauga Road intersection intermittently closed

Ross Street closed; Massassauga Road intersection intermittently closed

Ross Street  in Picton will be closed to traffic Monday, Sept. 15 at 8 a.m. to (approximately) the morning of Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 for the installation of fiber optic cable to the tower located on the roof of the Regent Theatre. The cable is being installed to improve accessibility of high speed internet in [...]

Final slate of municipal candidates is set

Final slate of municipal candidates is set

Municipal Election Day Oct. 27, 2014 (Updated as of Sept. 12, 2014) Nominations for positions on Prince Edward County Council have been closed as of 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12. The candidates are: Mayor Robert Quaiff Jeff Goddard Paul Boyd Ward 1 Picton (Two to be elected) Lenny Epstein Phil St. Jean Treat Hull Ray [...]

Rossmore clinic will close

Rossmore clinic will close

Due to a continued low volume of patients, the Rossmore Upper County Clinic will close and Dr. Gord Holton will be relocating to Wellington at the end of October. The Upper County Clinic was established five years ago in partnership with the Prince Edward Family Health Team [PEFHT] with the vision of attracting a team [...]

Funding boost for Bay of Quinte clean up

Funding boost for Bay of Quinte clean up

Almost $38,000 in funding for new technology will continue efforts to clean up and restore the Bay of Quinte which decades ago was listed as a top 10 toxic hot spot in the Great Lakes. “As we get closer to the delisting of the Bay of Quinte we are concerned about its future,” said Terry [...]

Soldiers memorial relay travels Highway of Heroes

Soldiers memorial relay travels Highway of Heroes

Soldiers marking the 100th anniversary of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry will continue their baton relay Wednesday travelling the Highway of Heroes. On Sept. 10 between 2 and 4:30 p.m. the group will be travelling in a convoy, east on Highway 401 from Toronto to the Afghanistan Memorial at CFB Trenton. About 50 soldiers [...]

Smylie withdraws from conservative nomination

Smylie withdraws from conservative nomination

Susan Sweetman is the fourth candidate to seek nomination for the new Bay of Quinte federal Conservative riding. Sweetman, 48, is executive director of the Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) at 8 Wing CFB Trenton. She is the fourth person to be seeking the new riding’s nomination. County apple grower Don Bonter, Quinte West grocer [...]

County boasts community development to Caribbean municipal leaders

County boasts community development to Caribbean municipal leaders

The County is hosting international municipal leaders participating in the Caribbean Local Economic Development (CARILED) program. “We are looking forward to hosting our CARILED partners from the Caribbean this week,” said Mayor Peter Mertens. “Along with our community partners, The County will be sharing our new approach to community development, allowing participants to observe innovative [...]

Real estate residential sales increase 5.7%

Real estate residential sales increase 5.7%

Real estate numbers in the Quinte area for August show an increase of 1.1% over last year. There were 269 overall units sold compared to 266 sold for the same month in 2013. The residential portion of the sold units was 240 in 2014 and 227 in 2013, reflecting a modest increase of 5.7 per [...]

Sexual assault reported in Picton park

Sexual assault reported in Picton park

Prince Edward OPP have charged a Picton man following a report of sexual assault Sunday, Aug. 31 at a park in the town of Picton. “The investigation indicates that two girls, in their early teens met with a man in a park and that he had sexually assaulted both girls.  Police searched the area, locating [...]

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