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OPP investigating two break-in reports at Rossmore

OPP investigating two break-in reports at Rossmore

Officers with the Ontario Provincial Police Prince Edward County detachment are investigating two break and enter incidents early Monday morning in Rossmore. “The police investigation revealed the incident occurred during the early morning hours, the residents were home at the time and a number of electronic devices were stolen,” said Anthony Mann, Prince Edward OPP [...]

Argument led to car striking hydro pole

Argument led to car striking hydro pole

An argument between a couple resulted in a vehicle striking a hydro pole. Prince Edward OPP report that on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 at 12:16pm a male driver attended the detachment to report he had been involved in a motor vehicle accident. The police investigation revealed that the complainant was travelling on Mary St., Picton [...]

Water main repair at Paul and Elm

Water main repair at Paul and Elm

Avoid the intersection of Paul and Elm streets in Picton Tuesday morning as the County’s Water and Wastewater Department will be completing emergency construction to repair a water main break. It is expected to be complete by early afternoon. The east end of Elm Street will be closed for the duration of the repair. These [...]

County shoppers feed meters to help hungry students

County shoppers feed meters to help hungry students

Four new breakfast programs have opened up in Prince Edward County, due in part to funds raised during the Feed the Meter holiday campaign and to a grant from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. Due to the funding, snack programs at Athol, CML, Pinecrest and Sophiasburgh schools become a more substantial morning meal [...]

School board seeks public input

School board seeks public input

The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board wants to know how its doing and invites the public to fill out a survey designed to assist with long-term planning. “We’re looking for input from everyone,” said Mandy Savery-Whiteway, director of education. “As the local public school board, we want to hear from community members, students, [...]

Swimming toward regional championships

Swimming toward regional championships

County swimmers joined their Belleville Youth Swim Team peers to kick off 2015 with strong results at their meet and landing themselves in an all-time high position. “The swimmers are very committed and their hard work has paid off huge,” said head coach Brandon Oates. The BYST had 65 members drop a combined 1800 seconds [...]

County’s Instant Rivalry hopes to ‘kickstart’ new album

County’s Instant Rivalry hopes to ‘kickstart’ new album

Accomplished County brother and sister musicians Caleb and Megan Hutton hope fans old and new will help them “kickstart” a new album. The two started playing together as Instant Rivalry while attending high school at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute. The Highway, a track from their first album, remained on independent charts for nine weeks, peaking [...]

Average residential sale price up to $240,304

Average residential sale price up to $240,304

Better weather resulted in better sales in December over last year when ice and snow cancelled much of southern Ontario’s daily business. Quinte and District Real Estate Association president Michelle Norlock notes the December 2014 numbers show 174 overall units sold, compared to 127 sold for December 2013. The residential portion of the sold units [...]

John Smylie, Susan Sweetman, Jodie Jenkins, John Bonn and Don Bonter

John Bonn elected President of Bay of Quinte Conservative Association

John Bonn has been elected president of the Bay of Quinte Federal Conservative Association. The Belleville-based lawyer contested the nomination to represent the party last fall, where Jodie Jenkins was chosen to move the party forward in the next election – expected to be in October. The other candidates – John Smylie, Susan Sweetman and [...]

County budget increase 3.2 per cent

County budget increase 3.2 per cent

Prince Edward County Council has approved the 2015 operating budget of $46.8 million and capital budget of $10.3 million requiring a net tax levy of $31 million. The budget results in a tax increase of 3.2 per cent. Abnormally high winter control costs last year impacted the 2015 budget by reducing the surplus available to [...]

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