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County will investigate Airbnb

Posted: April 28, 2017 at 4:18 pm   /   County News

Angus Ross is concerned. He sees an increasing number of whole family homes used as short-term vacation rentals. He’s especially concerned about those whose owners use websites like AirBNB. Ross gave a deputation to a committee of council on Thursday expressing some of the reasons for his concerns, including an unreasonably rising cost of housing, […]

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Measuring the impact

Posted: April 28, 2017 at 9:00 am   /   County News

Education ministry sending envoy to Picton and nine other communities to find out what school closures mean to rural economies and lives It is the crack that those who have been fighting to keep their schools had been looking for. It may not amount to anything—but at this point, desperate parents and communities are finding […]

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No protection

Posted: April 28, 2017 at 9:00 am   /   County News

Developer resumes clear cutting in South Marysburgh The south shore of Prince Edward County is its hidden attraction. Far from the hip restaurants and craft breweries that are drawing tourists to the County, the peaceful, lush tracts of land, some of which have been turned into nature reserves or designated wildlife areas, can remind an […]

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Last gasp

Posted: April 28, 2017 at 9:00 am   /   County News

Parents and elected officials say ARC process made them bystanders in school closures The second public meeting of Prince Edward County’s portion of the Hastings Prince Edward County District School Board (HPEDSB) Accommodation Review Committee (ARC), was quieter and less populated than the first. But last Thursday’s meeting still reflected the frustration parents felt over […]

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All the jazz

Posted: April 27, 2017 at 8:49 am   /   County News

High school jazz bands learn from the pros Four high school jazz bands came to the County this past weekend to learn their craft from some of Canada’s best musicians, ending with a gala performance on the stage of the Regent Theatre. The TD Jazz Education Program is now in its seventh year and is […]

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End of the road

Posted: April 21, 2017 at 8:59 am   /   County News

County won’t pursue claim for Outlet River lane The County is walking away from a fight over what was once a public lane at the Outlet River at the south end of Sandbanks Provincial Park. On Thursday last week, Council quietly agreed to extinguish any residual rights the County has, or may have had, to […]

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Builder

Posted: April 21, 2017 at 8:55 am   /   County News

Maurice Rollins says the County is attractive, but fees way too high When he was young, Maurice Rollins wanted to become a pharmacist. But mental health issues in his late teens disrupted his studies, and after grade 13, he left school behind, taking up a job with the H. J. Mc- Farland construction company. After […]

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County Pop Ticket Giveaway

Posted: April 19, 2017 at 9:03 am   /   County News
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Nearly there

Posted: April 17, 2017 at 3:39 pm   /   County News

Sandbanks Summer Village to sell its last cottages this year A decade ago, the prospect of hundreds of cottages on East Lake was, for some, the ruination of the County. Now as the development nears completion, Sandbanks Summer Village has proven to be an attractive addition and contributor to the East Lake community, a welcome […]

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Ticked

Posted: April 14, 2017 at 9:11 am   /   County News

Help for Lyme disease not good enough, says County sufferer The warm sun beckons skin that has been too long tucked inside coats, behind gloves and boots. Spring is in full swing now, with temperatures in the double digits, and—especially in the County, where people work and play outdoors—that means many are spending as much […]

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