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Federal funding helps County seniors connect

Federal funding helps County seniors connect

A funding boost from the federal government will help County seniors connect with others face-to-face and over the internet. Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis delivered a $25,000 New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) grant to the Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors office in Picton on Wednesday. The funds will go toward social […]

Kingston hospitals thank County for support

Kingston hospitals thank County for support

Prince Edward County’s financial support hospitals in Kingston was appreciated officially at the Committee of the Whole horseshoe Thursday afternoon. In 2015, the number of visits by County residents to Kingston hospitals totalled 13,029 – including 1,997 to the Cancer Centre; 316 to emergency; 10,231 to outpatient clinics and 485 inpatient days. Denise Cumming, president […]

Epic 'Eh' team brings new life to 'This is My Canada' song

Epic ‘Eh’ team brings new life to ‘This is My Canada’ song

Jeanette Arsenault’s epic “Eh” Team has national attention on the re-making of her song ‘This is My Canada’ and the production of music and documentary videos. “It was better than anything I could have wished for and better than anything I had dreamed of too,” said Arsenault. “I was blown away by how smoothly everything […]

Groups request 'forward-looking' tree policy

Groups request ‘forward-looking’ tree policy

A request for a “forward-looking tree policy” will come before the Shire Hall horseshoe Thursday. Susan Banks and Gerry Jenkinson, on behalf of the Horticultural Society, Master Gardeners and Prince Edward County Field Naturalists are scheduled to address the committee. The groups seek “a forward-looking tree policy for the County which sees trees as a […]

Landlords asked to help homeless Bel Marine residents

Landlords asked to help homeless Bel Marine residents

Quinte area landlords are being urged to help former Bel-Marine residence tenants who are now homeless. Last month dozens of residents were forced to vacate the Bel Marine retirement building on Dundas St., East in Belleville as a result of health and safety violations involving asbestos, electricty, mould and health and safety issues. Since the […]

Fire Chief issues burn ban

Fire Chief issues burn ban

Prince Edward County’s Fire Chief has issued a burn ban throughout Prince Edward County due to high winds. A total burn ban prohibits all outdoor burning, including brush fire, campfires, and burn barrels. The Fire Chief evaluates weather and ground conditions to determine the necessity of a burn ban. When conditions improve, the ban will […]

Smith re-introduces real estate bill

Smith re-introduces real estate bill

Prince Edward-Hastings MPP Todd Smith is hoping the third time’s the charm for Ontario realtors. This week Smith introduced his Tax Fairness for Realtors Act for the third time at Queen’s Park in hopes of giving Ontario realtors the same ability to incorporate as lawyers, financial advisors and accountants. “Realtors are pillars of their community,” […]

Women fill every seat in House of Commons

Women fill every seat in House of Commons

Amanda Bain took over Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis’ seat in the House of Commons Wednesday – one of 338 young women who, for the first time ever, filled every seat in honour of International Women’s Day. Bain represented the Bay of Quinte riding in her role as one of 338 ‘Daughters of the […]

Signature events leave Prince Edward County Arts Council

Signature events leave Prince Edward County Arts Council

Half of the Prince Edward County Arts Council’s (PECAC) signature events have left the umbrella organization. The CLiC Photo Show is the third of the arts council’s six signature events to leave. The Prince Edward County Music Festival left PECAC earlier in 2016. The Prince Edward County Jazz Festival became independent last year with an […]

Home prices rise dramatically

Home prices rise dramatically

The average sale price of a home in the Bay of Quinte region has risen dramatically and the number of listings remains low. The Quinte District Association of Realtors report the average price of a home sold last month was $291,837 – 30 per cent higher than in February of last year. Meanwhile, the nubmer […]

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