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Registration for online voting extended to October 27 at 6 p.m.

Registration for online voting extended to October 27 at 6 p.m.

Some PEC electors have experienced difficulty connecting to the online voting website provided on the voter notification cards. As a result, online voting has been extended to election day, Monday, Oct. 27. County Clerk Kim White, Returning Officer, said she has been informed by Dominion Voting that the company has addressed issues that some electors [...]

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Strong start to season for youth swim team

Belleville Youth Swim Team (BYST)  – including Prince Edward County members – swam well at the first meet of the season. “Twenty-four members competed and achieved close to 75 per cent best times.  Many athletes experienced huge time improvements and the team combined to drop over nine minutes in total,” said Brandon Oates, head coach. [...]

Jodie Jenkins wins Conservative nod

Jodie Jenkins wins Conservative nod

Jodie Jenkins has won the nod to lead the new Bay of Quinte riding federal Conservative party. The party vote was held Saturday at Centennial Secondary School in Belleville.  John Bonn and Don Bonter were also vying for the position. Current MP Conservative Daryl Kramp  will seek re-election in the northern part of the new [...]

PEC mayor candidates on the issues – videos

PEC mayor candidates on the issues – videos

The three candidates for mayor of Prince Edward County joined Picton ward candidates at a standing room only meeting hosted by the Picton Business Improvement Association Thursday night. In the videos below, the mayor candidates give an opening statement, respond to two prepared questions from the BIA, questions from the audience. Questions include: What actions [...]

Fibre optic cable installation continues

Fibre optic cable installation continues

Construction began Thursday along the Millennium Trail to install fibre optic cable for high speed internet services. Construction at the Johnson Street/County Road 5 entrance to the trail in Picton and work westward, ending at the Consecon Street entrance in Wellington by Oct. 24. While construction is taking place, signs will be placed at the [...]

Fire department testing could cause water pressure, colour concerns

Fire department testing could cause water pressure, colour concerns

Citizens in and around Picton may notice water pressure or colour concerns on two dates as the Prince Edward County Fire Department completes exercises to seek “Superior Tanker Shuttle Accreditation”. The accreditation confirms that they are able to effectively transport water to fire incidents in rural locations that do not have access to fire hydrants. [...]

Patient in Belleville tests negative for Ebola

Patient in Belleville tests negative for Ebola

Lab tests have confirmed that a patient  at QHC Belleville General Hospital does not have the Ebola virus. The patient had recently returned from West Africa and arrived in the hospital emergency room early Monday with some symptoms common with the Ebola virus. Samples were tested by the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg and results [...]

Patient in QHC Belleville being tested for Ebola

Patient in QHC Belleville being tested for Ebola

Quinte Health Care has identified that a patient arrived at its Belleville General Hospital emergency room early Monday who is being tested for Ebola as a precautionary measure. “Although the patient has recently returned from West Africa and has some symptoms common with the Ebola virus, it is highly unlikely that this patient will test [...]

Lower policing costs for County in 2015

Lower policing costs for County in 2015

A recently introduced new OPP billing model will result in lower policing costs for Prince Edward County in 2015, while most other Ontario communities will suffer continuing increases for policing costs. The new billing model for OPP services was developed by the Ontario Ministry of Safety and Correctional Services with input from Ontario’s police services [...]

On-air testing for County radio station

On-air testing for County radio station

On-air testing began this week for 99.3 County FM, a new radio station in Prince Edward County whose idea was born in 2011. The station’s 2,000 watt transmitter and studio gear are in place. Station plans call for the airing of an “adult contemporary sound similar to the CBC of a few years ago.”  Evenings [...]

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