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Youth and speed

Posted: February 22, 2017 at 11:10 am   /   County News

Two area young people are cooling their heels this week, and calculating how to pay for a pile of fines related to speeding and drinking on County roads. On Saturday evening 26-year-old Jordan Wilson of Consecon was stopped for speeding on Highway 62 near Bay Breeze Drive south of Rossmore. A breathalyzer test revealed the […]

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Council vs. community

Posted: February 22, 2017 at 8:59 am   /   County News

Who will decide the future of Wellington’s prime corner? Some members of council worry the community will shape the future of the buildings on the northwest corner of Wellington key intersection at Main and Wharf Streets. Led by Wellington councillor Jim Dunlop they have moved to intervene in the previously established process to determine what […]

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Life changing

Posted: February 21, 2017 at 11:53 am   /   County News

Acclaimed classical actor, director and theatre founder set to lead County company Prince Edward County had come up in conversation far too often. So one day last summer, Graham Abbey got in his car, along with his wife, Michelle Giroux a fellow Stratford actor, and young daughter, to see the place for themselves. They spent […]

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Troubled water

Posted: February 17, 2017 at 9:54 am   /   County News

Committee to seek opinion as to whether County’s connection charges are legal, and if so, will they stand up in court The meeting was another compelling argument for the waterworks utility to be separated from the County’s governance and instead be overseen by a full-time commission. There are too many moving parts, whose mechanisms are […]

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Oasis

Posted: February 17, 2017 at 9:45 am   /   County News

Active seniors attracted by emphasis on community living at Wellings of Picton It is the first tangible product of the County’s Age-in-Place strategy. The Wellings of Picton—an 88-unit apartment building designed and finished with independent seniors in mind—opened its doors in mid-December. It marks an important milestone—the first time the municipality has identified a structural […]

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Access blocked

Posted: February 10, 2017 at 9:13 am   /   County News

Gate blocks another once-public roadway leading to water First a sturdy, green steel gate was installed. Then late in the summer of 2016, several concrete blocks were placed beside the gate, blocking access to what some local residents consider a communal right of way between County Road 18 and Sandbanks provincial park. The formerly open […]

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Credible?

Posted: February 10, 2017 at 9:08 am   /   County News

Prince Edward OPP dismiss one in three sex assault allegations In April last year, Prince Edward OPP asked for help in solving a violent sexual assault that left the victim in hospital with serious injuries. They were seeking two men—two rapists on the loose. The yellow caution tape strung across the back of the Sobey’s […]

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Clipped speech

Posted: February 3, 2017 at 9:00 am   /   County News

Committee member feeling obstructed in pursuing answers in waterworks meeting As the committee tasked with examining the County’s waterworks system nears an April deadline, tension is building, and patience around the table is wearing thin. Frustration built up during the meeting and culminated near the end of last Wednesday’s session at Shire Hall sparking an […]

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Prescribed process

Posted: February 1, 2017 at 9:19 am   /   County News

An orientation session for the Accommodation Review Process (ARC) members led to some frustrations being vented by parents and community members about a timeline that gives the ARC members just five weeks to review information and make the best decision for the schools they represent. The meeting, which was meant to prepare the six groups […]

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Adaptable water managers

Posted: January 31, 2017 at 10:51 am   /   County News

Just weeks after drought emergency declared, beavers were splashing around Hubbs Creek Marsh Near the end of August, my 19-yearold daughter and I spent six and half days travelling back and forth from the Picton hospital every eight hours so she could get intravenous antibiotics to fight an anaerobic infection that had rapidly developed following […]

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