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Now we’re cooking

Posted: March 24, 2017 at 9:22 am   /   County News

Food to Share looking to expand, and a find a permanent home to put down their ladle They are the drought’s unseen casualties. County food banks rely on excess produce from local farmers to support their clients. But when these growers’ harvests are stressed by adverse conditions such as the drought experienced last summer, that […]

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Public trees

Posted: March 24, 2017 at 9:04 am   /   County News

Council adds public consultation to tree policy process Across three yards on the east end of Bloomfield’s Main Street lie the hulking remains of three massive maples, their metre-wide trunks sliced in sections on the front yards where they once stood tall. The visual is a stark reminder that the County’s policy on protecting and […]

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Pushed aside

Posted: March 17, 2017 at 9:47 am   /   County News

Will County retirement homes be regulated out of existence? In the early hours of January 23, 2014, a horrific fire ripped through a retirement residence in Quebec. Thirty two of the home’s 52 residents died in the blaze. In 2015, Quebec’s coroner’s office released a report condemning the owner’s failure to protect residents. Among the […]

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In plain view

Posted: March 17, 2017 at 9:37 am   /   County News

Councillor says Lane Creek options will be presented to the community Councillor Jim Dunlop confirmed to a meeting of the Wellington District Business Association on Thursday that the fate of the convenience store will not be decided before this community has the opportunity to assess the options and offer its opinion on the various alternatives. […]

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Jump start

Posted: March 17, 2017 at 9:33 am   /   County News

New hospital build campaign launched by Wellington Rotary Club The Wellington Rotary Club has changed its community. A largely overlooked and underappreciated beach in the village was transformed and made accessible to all. The Club made a big investment in the Wellington and District Community Centre to ensure that project came to fruition. The Rotary […]

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Posted: March 10, 2017 at 9:11 am   /   County News

Family heirloom holds mysterious collection of seeds Rebecca Sweetman moved back to her childhood home on Morrison Point Road last April with her husband, Neil Usher, and their two children, Tristen Usher, then 14, and newborn Nicholas Usher-Sweetman. They soon established a fledgling organic farm, providing organic pork, eggs from heritage hens and Rebecca’s home-made […]

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Warrior women

Posted: March 9, 2017 at 11:41 am   /   County News

Celebrating International Women’s Day Women of all ages celebrated their gender and spoke up for equality in Picton yesterday for International Women’s Day. The day began at Books & Company with two talks, presented by Alternatives for Women. The first speaker was Carole Levesque, chair of Tyendinaga Native Women’s Association, who discussed the issue of missing and […]

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Sweet 16

Posted: March 3, 2017 at 3:02 pm   /   County News

The County’s maple producers gathered at Hubb’s Sugarbush to celebrate the 16th birthday of Maple in the County. The event will take place on March 25-26 and information can be found at

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Close to home

Posted: March 3, 2017 at 9:22 am   /   County News

Regent showcases some of the best of local music Chris Loane’s proudest legacy at the Drake Devonshire is Memphis Tuesdays. The weekly open mic was just supposed to be a way to get locals out to the restaurant on an otherwise slow night. Instead, Memphis Tuesdays inadvertently turned into a showcase of some extraordinary hidden […]

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Disney North?

Posted: March 3, 2017 at 9:10 am   /   County News

Mayor imagines the County could be Quinte Region’s entertainment district In a meeting of the Quinte Economic Development Commission (QEDC) last week, the mayors of Belleville and Quinte West discussed the County. Prince Edward, they said, was missing out on provincial and federal funding, as well as the benefit of presenting something bigger than just […]

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