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Councillors support outdoor patios in downtowns

Councillors support outdoor patios in downtowns

A motion to stop issuing outdoor patio permits for downtown businesses was not supported at Thursday’s committee of the whole meeting. Councillor Roy Pennell, due to concerns over parking and safety for pedestrians, requested a motion stating no further permits be issued, and that the bylaw be rescinded in November. He was supported by councillor […]

OPP release photos of suspects related to Regent Theatre break-in

OPP release photos of suspects related to Regent Theatre break-in

The Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is requesting the assistance of the public in relation to two separate break and enter investigations. On June 15th at approximately 7a.m. police were called to investigate a break and enter at Currah’s Café located at Sandbanks Provincial Park. Several consumable goods and some […]

Council supports getting out of the way of volunteers' efforts

Council supports getting out of the way of volunteers’ efforts

Councillors at Thursday’s Committee of the Whole meeting supported stepping out of the way of volunteers fundraising for community projects through electronic waste collection days. Discusson on installing collection bins at County waste sites was held in May (see below). Instead, councillors agreed they should assist the volunteer groups by advertising the fundraising events on […]

Recommended water rates flow upward for next five years

Recommended water rates flow upward for next five years

UPDATE: June 27 – Approved by council. UPDATE May 15: “Painful, but sustainable” water rate increases will move to county council for approval later this month following discussion of the ad-hoc committee’s report at Thursday’s Committee of the Whole meeting. “This report is the product of probably hundreds, maybe thousands of person hours,” said councillor […]

Exotic animal bylaw exemption returns to council agenda

Exotic animal bylaw exemption returns to council agenda

UPDATE: Approved, with Shire Hall getting two weeks notice of party dates locations and what animals/reptiles are attending. Creatures may crawl, slither and fly in Prince Edward County for entertainment and educational purposes this summer if council approves exemptions to its exotic animal bylaw tonight at Shire Hall. Marc Cunningham, owner of Wild Zoo Parties, […]

Community wants CIBC to re-think decision to close

Community wants CIBC to re-think decision to close

CIBC bank representatives will face the community Thursday, June 15 from 7-9 p.m. at the Bloomfield Town Hall, to hear concerns regarding the September closure of the Bloomfield branch. There has been talk of the possibility of placing an ATM somewhere in the community, but that has not been confirmed by the bank. Hundreds of […]

Recommendations for schools presented today

Recommendations for schools presented today

UPDATE: Trustees will wait to see a business case the Sophiasburgh ARC committee proposes to turn the school into a community hub – including a commercial kitchen, child care centre and public library. The group has until May 1 to present its plan with contract agreements, otherwise the students will move to Queen Elizabeth School […]

Vehicle hit residence, six injured

Vehicle hit residence, six injured

A driver and five passengers, all under age 20, were treated at hospital for minor injuries following an accident Saturday at approximately 4:30 am June 10. Officers with the Prince Edward OPP, along with the PEC fire department and EMS, responded to County Rd. 4 in Hallowell. OPP Const. Menard reports the investigation revealed the […]

No foul play suspected

No foul play suspected

Provincial police reported today there is no foul play suspected in the death of 24-year-old David Franks. A post-mortem at Ottawa Hospital has been completed on Franks, found in the Bay of Quinte near Massassauga Point. He had left his Cty Rd 28 home for an early morning job on May 25 and was located […]

Flood warning continues; farmers concerned

Flood warning continues; farmers concerned

As Lake Ontario water levels remain above the highest recorded since 1918, local farmers are expecting later harvests, and a potential of reduced yields. Quinte Conservation Water Resources Manager Christine McClure said Thursday the flood warning for Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario shorelines will likely remain in effect at least until the end of […]

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