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Nothing new under the sun

Posted: February 11, 2011 at 2:47 pm   /   County News

Council rebuffed in attempt to regulate construction and placement of solar panels in the County Bob Hunter is used to having his business and his property scrutined closely. He says he is just a simple farmer trying to make a go of it in a tough industry, where nature determines if this year will be […]

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The Duke objective

Posted: February 11, 2011 at 2:35 pm   /   County News

By Mike Wobschall Special to the Wellington Times Photo: Dukes defenceman Curtis Leonard wrangles with Kingston forward Joey Wilson out of harm’s way Friday night. The Wellington Dukes have secured the top seed in the OJHL’s East Division, but the Dukes know it only gets harder from here. The Dukes have two games remaining in […]

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Just say no

Posted: February 9, 2011 at 3:04 pm   /   County News

County council has asked the McGuinty government to put a moratorium on wind energy development in Prince Edward County on Monday night. In doing so, they join many other Ontario municipalities in rebuking the Ontario government’s attempts to override local authority over the development of wind energy projects in their jurisdiction. By a 9-6 vote […]

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Golden goose is dying

Posted: February 4, 2011 at 3:23 pm   /   County News

2010 saw the lowest new home starts in 10 years We were warned this could happen. Last year the building industry warned County council not to “kill the goose.” Local builders and developers cautioned against imposing development and connection charges higher than the surrounding municipalities—fees that would put Prince Edward County out of the market […]

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Over the top

Posted: February 4, 2011 at 3:22 pm   /   County News

Arena fundraising tops $1.5 million It was a goal some thought unachievable. But last week the fundraising committee for the new Wellington and District Community Centre had some great news. This community had raised $1.52 million— surpassing the target of $1.5 million. Once again the people of Prince Edward County had shown their generosity and […]

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Dukes clinch first place

Posted: February 4, 2011 at 2:18 pm   /   County News

Team begins preparations for playoffs It seems just a few short weeks ago the boys began arriving in shorts and golf shirts ready to try and make the Dukes lineup. Now the snow is piled up outside and Wellington has just clinched yet another first-place finish in the East Division of the OJHL. They have […]

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Shaping a town

Posted: January 28, 2011 at 3:46 pm   /   County News

Secondary plan aims to block big boxes from Picton Picton, like many rural Ontario towns, is the product of about 200 years of history—it has seen growth and endured decline. It has been a place of wealth and prosperity but it has also endured its share of tough times. It has, as one councillor recalled […]

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Ian Hanna goes to court

Posted: January 28, 2011 at 3:03 pm   /   County News

Judicial panel to consider halting wind energy development in the province Ian Hanna has had his day in court. The Big Island resident believes industrial wind factories are bad for his community, bad for taxpayers, bad energy policy and bad for the health of those forced to live in their midst. So last year Hanna […]

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Rounding into form

Posted: January 28, 2011 at 1:53 pm   /   County News

Dukes win three, extend streak to five games Three wins on the weekend not only helped to steady the Wellington Dukes after a rocky start to 2011, but the wins, against division rivals Cobourg and the red-hot Lindsay Muskies, also enabled the Dukes to secure a first-round bye in the playoffs set to get underway […]

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Ian Hanna Case Comes to Court

Posted: January 25, 2011 at 9:29 am   /   County News

On a snowy Toronto morning, sixty people packed Osgoode Hall’s Courtroom 3 for the Ian Hanna hearing on the adverse health effects of industrial wind turbines.  It’s a case that may decide the future of wind energy development in the province as well as determine the fate of every rural resident expected to live near […]

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