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Wineries watching for signs of recovery after frost bites PEC vineyards

Wineries watching for signs of recovery after frost bites PEC vineyards

Prince Edward County’s Winegrowers Association is hoping it will be business as usual this season for the County’s 40-plus wineries despite last weekend’s frost. “Last weekend’s weather was the coldest on record for several decades,” said Kathleen Greenaway, chair of the association, “We’re farmers and we manage whatever mother nature chooses to dish out.” Greenaway […]

Funding could help revitalize Benson Park

Funding could help revitalize Benson Park

Council is expected to approve an application under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program to help fund a $300,000 Benson Park Revitalization Project. A report of the Community Development Department is to be received at Tuesday’s meeting at Shire Hall. In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary the federal government late last week launched  funding opportunities […]

Unveiling of John A. Macdonald sculpture announced

Unveiling of John A. Macdonald sculpture announced

The Macdonald Project of Prince Edward County announced the much anticipated unveiling of Canada’s 10th public sculpture of Sir John A. Macdonald will take place in front of the Armoury in historic downtown Picton, July 1st at 2 p.m. as part of the official Canada Day festivities. “It’s party time in the County from 11 […]

Question of council size back to public for input

Question of council size back to public for input

The question of the size of the municipality’s council is again on the table for public input. The public is invited to submit proposals on potential changes to the number of councillors or electoral-ward boundaries. The County’s Committee of the Whole chose not to endorse a lengthy report by Mayor Robert Quaiff in April and […]

Team Quinte scientists 'fair' well at nationals

Team Quinte scientists ‘fair’ well at nationals

Students from the Quinte Regional Science Fair brought home medals at the Canada-wide Science Fair at Fredericton, New Brunswick. Aiden Haddad (HJC Destinations) , Alex Schneider (Albert College), Meera Moorthy (HJC Destinations)  – received Junior Bronze medals and Holly Tetzlaff received an Intermediate Silver medal for her project. The students, including PECI’s Sara Evans, were […]

Two lane bridge for Murray Canal

Two lane bridge for Murray Canal

A two lane bridge will be constructed at the Murray Canal. Northumberland-Quinte West MP Rick Norlock announced Tuesday the federal government announced, after two years, a change from the plan for a single lane bridge across the canal at County Road 64. The bridge connects the southwest corner of Quinte West and Brighton. It is […]

Junk dumped at Thrift Store steals thousands of dollars from hospital donations

Junk dumped at Thrift Store steals thousands of dollars from hospital donations

UPDATE May 19 – Mayor Robert Quaiff, making a request of Acting CAO James Hepburn, has provided confirmation that the expenses of garbage in the County continue to outweigh the revenue and the additional charge to taxpayers (using 2014 numbers), is $123,000. The following is a summary of revenues and contracted costs for garbage (excludes […]

Council vote 9-7 to review council size

Council vote 9-7 to review council size

UPDATE May 13 – By a vote of nine to seven, the size of council issue will again move forward for public review and input. “It can be appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board,” said Mayor Robert Quaiff, “should status quo be the end result, or if a plan is approved to downsize.” Council received […]

Splash Pad proposal moves forward

Splash Pad proposal moves forward

UPDATE: County councillors approved the splash pad proposal Tuesday at council with a caveat that the committee come back with a plan to cap the operations side to $35,000. The Splash Pad committee will be raising the entire amount of funding required to install the pad. The vote was 11 in favour, four opposed. As […]

Council supports motion to stop Hydro One privatization

Council supports motion to stop Hydro One privatization

UPDATE: Tuesday night, council supported the motion that calls on the province to stop the sale of Hydro One. May 11 – Mayor Robert Quaiff will seek support of a motion to stop the privatization of Hydro One when council meets Tuesday night at Shire Hall. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced a plan to sell […]

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