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Emergency water main repairs on Bridge Street

Emergency water main repairs on Bridge Street

Expect delays on Bridge Street in Picton as the Water and Wastewater Department conducts emergency repairs as a result of a water main break between Phillip Street and Laird Lane in Picton. Repairs began at approximately 11am Friday, with an expected completion time of 6pm. Bridge Street remains open with intermittent lane closures between Phillip […]

Police warn fake US money is being used in the area

Police warn fake US money is being used in the area

Ontario Provincial Police are warning businesses in the area there are on-going reports from various police agencies of counterfeit American currency being passed along the Highway 401 corridor. The counterfeits have been in the $20 and $50 denominations. In January 8, 2016 an officer with the Napanee OPP recovered $790 in counterfeit American currency in […]

Quiet year so far for flu cases

Quiet year so far for flu cases

Dr. Richard Schabas, medical officer of health told the Board of Health for Hastings Prince Edward Public Health that this continues to be a quiet year for influenza. “The first confirmed outbreak occurred in a long-term care facility this week, but usually at this time of year, there would be a higher incidence of Influenza […]

Suspension notices will be issued to students without up-to-date vaccinations

Suspension notices will be issued to students without up-to-date vaccinations

Approximately 1,000 suspension notices are expected to go out this spring as Hastings Prince Edward Public Health will target students aged seven to 17 whose immunization records are not up-to-date. Two thousand early notices have been sent to students in these age groups reminding them to update their vaccinations. The board was told it’s likely that less […]

Zika virus concerns prompt travel advisory and blood donation wait times

Zika virus concerns prompt travel advisory and blood donation wait times

The board of health for Hastings Prince Edward Public Health was told travellers to countries where the Zika virus exists should take precautions. Specifically, those who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, may wish to avoid non-essential travel. “For Canadians, the level of risk is small, but not zero,” said Dr. Richard Schabas, medical officer of health. […]

Paul Street repairs continue Monday

Paul Street repairs continue Monday

The County’s Water and Wastewater Department’s emergency repairs from Friday will continue Monday as a result of a water main break on Paul Street in Picton. Repairs are set to begin at 9am, with an expected completion time of 6pm. Paul Street may be closed between Main Street and Market Lane for the duration of repairs. […]

Belleville to update County on Bay Bridge project

Belleville to update County on Bay Bridge project

Belleville Mayor Taso Christopher and Build Belleville staff are to address County Council at its Committee of the Whole meeting Thursday to provide an update on the $20.7 million Bay Bridge Road Project. The project includes replacement of the existing four-lane structure on Bay Bridge Road which crosses over the CP Railway with five-lanes on […]

Council approves smaller council, ward change

Council approves smaller council, ward change

Official changes to the size of Prince Edward County’s council and electoral ward boundaries were approved Tuesday night at Shire Hall. The plan, endorsed in November, reduces the size of council to 13 members plus a mayor and joins Bloomfield and Hallowell wards for the 2018 municipal election. One councillor position is removed from there, […]

County entrepreneurs invited to slay The Dragons

County entrepreneurs invited to slay The Dragons

Dragons will be hungry for business ideas in Prince Edward County next month. The popular CBC-TV series Dragons’ Den will include the County for the first time on its 35-city audition tour preparing for upcoming tapings for the 11th season of the series. Details are under way for a stop at Prince Edward County on […]

Salad recall warns of possible contamination

Salad recall warns of possible contamination

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a recall warning for certain Dole and PC Organics brand packaged salads over possible listeriosis contamination. No confirmed illnesses have been associated with the consumption of these products in Canada, but the Public Health Agency of Canada is investigating an outbreak of listeriosis in six eastern provinces. Dole […]

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