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Concerned about pedestrian safety on Skyway Bridge

Concerned about pedestrian safety on Skyway Bridge

LETTER: In 2012, two Canadians died, and 19 were injured when the roof of the Algo Centre Mall in Elliot Lake collapsed. Judge Paul Belanger found that the engineering disaster resulted from many failures arising from: “its designers and builders, its owners, some architects and engineers, as well as the municipal and provincial officials charged […]

Red Cross flood funding assistance available

Red Cross flood funding assistance available

The Canadian Red Cross has announced $4 million in financial assistance for those affected by the spring flooding in Ontario and Quebec. Beginning next week, eligible registered households could receive $600 to help purchase what they urgently need. The amount includes more than $3 million for about 5,200 households in Quebec and close to $1 […]

Traffic delays on Picton Main expected until May 27

Traffic delays on Picton Main expected until May 27

Taggart Construction’s completion of the Picton Main Street Construction project is expected to finish by May 27. Disruption to vehicle and pedestrian traffic continues as crews complete concrete crosswalks at two locations – Main Street at Elizabeth Street, and Main Street at Ross Street. Traffic at these two locations is reduced to one lane for […]

Funding to assist seniors' social isolation concerns

Funding to assist seniors’ social isolation concerns

Prince Edward County seniors are among older adults from across the province to benefit from Retired Teachers of Ontario Foundation funding to address social isolation issues. “Social isolation is a major contributor to poor health of older adults,” said Joanne Murphy, Chair of the Foundation Board of Directors. “That is why it is a priority area […]

Organic gardening pretty simple

Organic gardening pretty simple

Outdoor Living with Carson Arthur The term organic gardening has been thrown around a lot over the last few years when it comes to gardening and growing food. Someone somewhere decided that organic is healthier and therefore more expensive because it is harder to grow food without the use of synthetic fertilizers and sprays. The […]

Students meet award-winning author

Students meet award-winning author

Children at Queen Elizabeth Public School enjoyed a visit by award-winning children’s author Cary Fagan, The event held as part of the Canada 150th grant County Kids Read received in conjunction with the County Community Foundation. Cary spoke with the children about reading and writing, then read from his latest book ‘Little Blue Chair’. Each […]

Community bidding builds Picton Kinsmen charity coffers

Community bidding builds Picton Kinsmen charity coffers

The Kinsmen Club of Picton members, spouses, friends and supporters helped raise about $8,000 for various projects in the County during Saturday night’s seventh annual charity auction. While the total is preliminary, event chair Richard Lightfoot thanked the crowd at the Picton Elks Hall and the support of the community with donations for the evening. […]

Beware flood fraudsters

Beware flood fraudsters

While Eastern Ontario residents battle some of the worst flooding experienced in recent memory, police are advising to be aware that in times of disaster, we see the best of people, and the worst of people. As the flood waters begin to recede and the scope of home and property damages are revealed, the Ontario […]

Second round of community grants awarded in new partnership

Second round of community grants awarded in new partnership

In conjunction with The County Community Foundation (CCF), the municipality awarded eight community recipients with grants under $5,000. The Municipal Community Grants Program funding is aimed at improving the well-being and quality of life of the community and its residents through financial assistance to non-profit community based organizations. This was the second to be administered […]

Chicken strips and burgers and Caesar dressing recalled

Chicken strips and burgers and Caesar dressing recalled

Maple Leaf Foods is recalling various breaded chicken products that may contain the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria. Affected products are: Maple Leaf Chicken Breast Strips 840g with code: 2018-04-20; Sufra Halal Chicken Burgers 828g with code 2018-01-20 Mina Halal Chicken Burgers 828g with code 7118. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a […]

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