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Tour links Syrian refugees with agri-industry jobs

Tour links Syrian refugees with agri-industry jobs

Syrian refugees will explore agricultural career opportunities in Prince Edward County Thursday. Quinte Immigration Services (QUIS), Farmers Feed the World and The County’s Community Development Department will be hosting a bus trip throughout the County in a pilot project to help government and privately-sponsored Syrian refugees find employment and residency in the County. The day […]

Athol man succumbs to injuries after vehicle collapses on him

Athol man succumbs to injuries after vehicle collapses on him

A 57-year-old Athol resident died following injuries while performing maintenance on a vehicle. Monday, May 22 at approximately 12:04 p.m., emergency crews were called to a County Road 18 residence in Athol following reports that a vehicle collapsed on top of a man while he was working. The Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario […]

Coaches, tenants allowed back into building next to Royal Hotel construction

Coaches, tenants allowed back into building next to Royal Hotel construction

UPDATE MAY 19 – Following repairs to the east wall of the Royal Hotel in Picton, the Unsafe Building Order was removed from 251 Picton Main Street and tenants of the one apartment and Coaches Pub business were allowed back into the building as of noon Friday, May 19. The order was issued April 19 […]

OPP investigating water related death at Big Island

OPP investigating water related death at Big Island

The Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating a “water related death” at the Baycrest Marina on Big Island in Sophiasburgh. At approximately 4:49 p.m. emergency responders were called to the marina by a citizen who observed a body in the water. Prince Edward County Fire and Hastings EMS also […]

PEC State of Emergency update: Water may peak within a week

PEC State of Emergency update: Water may peak within a week

UPDATE MAY 18 – A Flood Warning remains in effect for shorelines along the Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario in the Quinte Conservation watersheds. “Based on the best available information from the federal government it appears Lake Ontario and the Bay of Quinte may peak within a week,” said Christine McClure, Water Resources Manager […]

One ferry on limited service at Glenora this weekend

One ferry on limited service at Glenora this weekend

With increasing water levels, the Glenora Ferry will only be operating one ferry – on 30 minute service – this weekend. Limited service continues – no large trucks, dual wheel pickups, RVs or trailers. Only cars, SUVs and half-ton pick-ups will be carried

Trent, Rideau navigation season start delayed

Trent, Rideau navigation season start delayed

High water levels and flows have resulted in unsafe boating conditions resulting in a delay of the start of the 2017 navigation season for the Rideau Canal and the Trent Severn Waterway by one week – Friday, May 26, 2017. Until then, the Rideau Canal and the Trent Severn Waterway are closed to all boat […]

Investigation under way into suspicious fire in Ameliasburgh

Investigation under way into suspicious fire in Ameliasburgh

An investigation is under way into a fire early Tuesday morning that destroyed the canteen and washrooms near the ball diamond at Roblin Lake in Ameliasburgh. Prince Edward County Fire Chief Scott Manlow said the department was notified at about 6:30 a.m. and upon arrival, firefighters found the building had been burning for awhile. “All […]

Sidewalk closed at Royal Hotel; sewer work on York

Sidewalk closed at Royal Hotel; sewer work on York

  Construction is under way to repair the failed east wall of the Royal Hotel on Main Street in Picton. For safety reasons, the sidewalk in front will be closed periodically while repairs take place. The sidewalk will be periodically closed for approximately three to four weeks. Pedestrians will need to use the sidewalk on […]

McKeil closes file on barge salvage operation

McKeil closes file on barge salvage operation

UPDATE MAY 15 – There were 1,500 litres of oil recovered throughout salvage operation of the partially submerged Pitts Carillon barge in Picton Bay last month – 30 litres that had spilled, and 1,470 litres pumped from the barge’s fuel tanks. The incident began Thursday, March 23 when a Pitts Carillion barge docked at Picton Terminals, […]

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