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Real estate listings and sales slower in June

Real estate listings and sales slower in June

Home sales in the Quinte area dropped about 14.4 per cent but year-to-date numbers for residental sales remain 42.8 per cent higher than 2016. Quinte and District Real Estate Association President Cathy Polan said 322 homes changed hands in June with an average sale price of $294,050 – up from $273,322 a year ago, by […]

PE Learning Centre move creates new “Learning Hub”

PE Learning Centre move creates new “Learning Hub”

A small ‘learning hub’ has formed at the Picton Sobey’s Plaza as the Prince Edward Learning Centre (PELC) has moved from the Armoury Mall into space with the Loyola School of Adult and Continuing Education. County adults looking to complete high school, upgrade their essential skills for a better job, or prepare for college or […]

Make tourists pay? Not that easy.

Make tourists pay? Not that easy.

Much to everyone’s dismay, I’m going to re-examine the effects of tourism, which created a firestorm of comments on countylive.ca. I stayed out of the comments, as I resist getting involved in the blogs, which is the domain of other County people, to voice their opinions. The previous column was based on a letter by […]

County sets up bins for disposal of sandbags and flood debris

County sets up bins for disposal of sandbags and flood debris

Residents can now drop off sandbags and flood-related debris at several locations across the County. Sandbag depot bins are located at the original sandbag pickup locations: · 15 Coleman Street, Ameliasburgh · 115 Lake Street, Picton · 111 Belleville Street, Wellington Individual bins clearly marked for either sandbags or flood-related debris will be placed at […]

Finnegan puts his lungs to the test

Finnegan puts his lungs to the test

Prince Edward County’s Leo Finnegan put his lungs to the test in support of investigating a new piece of equipment at the County’s hospital. Members of the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation watched a demonstration of a new spirometer the foundation purchased for the Family Health Team. The device is useful in diagnosing asthma, bronchitis […]

Sandbanks, North Beach parking full Sunday

Sandbanks, North Beach parking full Sunday

Sandbanks Provincial Park turned vehicles away this afternoon as parking is full  at Dunes and Outlet day use areas. Some parking is flooded (see photo). The Sandbanks day use area closed due to flooding. North Beach parking also reported full this afternoon.  

Glenora Ferry returns to two boat, limited, service

Glenora Ferry returns to two boat, limited, service

The Glenora Ferry Service will be running with two ferries every 15 minutes starting June 30. Both ferries will continue to run on limited service as the water levels are anticipated to remain high during July. Limited service will continue until further notice. The Ministry of Transportation advises the public to plan ahead leading up […]

County brewers announce first festival: Homegrown

County brewers announce first festival: Homegrown

With nearly a dozen craft breweries now open in Prince Edward County, there’s no shortage of places to grab a pint. To celebrate the recent growth of the industry, local brewers are planning Homegrown, the County’s first craft beer festival. Homegrown is set for Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Crystal Palace, hosting more than 25 […]

Limited access to Wellington park Wednesday

Limited access to Wellington park Wednesday

  Public access to Wellington Park (251 Wellington Main St.) will be limited Wednesday, June 28. Work crews will be using machinery to repair multiple lamp posts in the park – beginning early morning. It is anticipated the park will re-open completely by the end of the day.

Routine 424 Squadron SAR flare training

Routine 424 Squadron SAR flare training

424 (Transport and Rescue) Squadron expects to be conducting flare training over Lake Ontario, south of Brighton and west of Prince Edward County starting at 9 p.m. Monday, June 26th until 1 a.m. Tuesday June 27th, and at the same time Tuesday night to Wednesday morning. In the area during this time, a CC-130H Hercules […]

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