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County declares water emergency

County declares water emergency

UPDATED: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday – Mayor Robert Quaiff has declared a water emergency as a result of contaminants approaching the Picton-Bloomfield water intake. At approximately 4:30 pm today, the contaminants entered the Picton Intake Protection Zone 1. Due to the proximity of the contaminants, and anticipated unfavourable wind directions overnight, the County has decided to halt […]

Councillor seeks change to council's support of Picton Terminals

Councillor seeks change to council’s support of Picton Terminals

While work to remove a partially submerged barge at Picton Terminals site continues, matters related to Picton Harbour and the deep marine dockage facility are on Thursday’s Committee of the Whole agenda at Shire Hall. Already on the agenda is to receive correspondence from lawyers for Save Picton Bay and the County’s legal opinion on […]

MP's Tax Fairness for Realtors Act passes second reading at Queen's Park

MP’s Tax Fairness for Realtors Act passes second reading at Queen’s Park

The Tax Fairness for Realtors Act, designed to give Ontario realtors the same ability to personally incorporate, passed at second reading at the Legislature Thursday. Prince Edward-Hastings MPP Todd Smith, the bill’s sponsor, said the bill gives realtors the same ability that many other professions – including lawyers, healthcare professionals, accountants, mortgage brokers, and financial […]

OPP on scene of death investigation

OPP on scene of death investigation

Prince Edward County OPP officers are currently on scene at death investigation on Marsh Road in Ameliasburgh. Early this morning officers were called to a residential treatment facility upon the discovery of the man. The coroner’s office has been notified. The detachment confirms a 47-year-old male deceased. The name will not be released until next-of-kin is […]

County's business leaders talk about challenges of working in the County

County’s business leaders talk about challenges of working in the County

The County’s Economic Development Commission heard what the municipality’s businesses leaders think about challenges of doing business in the County and changes they would like to see in the next five years. At Wednesday’s meeting at Shire Hall, the CEDC received a report from a Business Leaders Forum held March 2 with input from 21 […]

Study would look at County's vacation rentals and possibility for branded hotels

Study would look at County’s vacation rentals and possibility for branded hotels

Prince Edward County’s Community and Economic Development Commission recommended Wednesday that a contract for consulting be awarded to study current short-term accommodations and the possibility of branded hotels in the County. The commission issued a request for proposals in January that noted growing tourism in the County has resulted in a struggle to accommodate the […]

Bloomfield CIBC branch to close

Bloomfield CIBC branch to close

Customers of CIBC in Bloomfield are learning the branch and instant teller machine will be gone this September. The bank will have been located at 257 Main St., for a week short of 62 years. It opened as the Canadian Bank of Commerce on September 30, 1955. (The bank merged with the Imperial Bank of Canada in […]

Federal budget 2017 highlights

Federal budget 2017 highlights

Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivered a federal budget thin of new spending but affecting those who smoke, drink, take transit, care for loved ones or are trying to have a baby. He tabled the Liberal’s second federal budget in the House of Commons on Wednesday. The budget projects a $28.5 billion deficit this year, expected […]

MPP Smith ejected amid heated debate

MPP Smith ejected amid heated debate

UPDATED – Heated debate over the provincial Liberal’s new advertising blitz for lower hydro rates got Prince Edward Hastings MPP Todd Smith escorted out of the legislature Tuesday. Monday, the PCs asked the Speaker of the House to find the government in contempt because the campaign is under way before the legislation to cut the rates has […]

Transportation minister meets Mayor to discuss County roads

Transportation minister meets Mayor to discuss County roads

Ontario’s Minister of Transportation admitted County Road 49 is as bad as Prince Edward County Mayor Robert Quaiff has been saying. Steven Del Duca drove the 2016 Worst Road in Ontario Thursday morning, heading for a visit at Shire Hall with Quaiff. The two met for just over an hour to discuss much needed repairs […]

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