County News

The price of water

Posted: June 10, 2011 at 11:07 am   /   County News

Water is free, keeping it clean costs When a small western Ontario town started getting sick, it caught the attention of the local media.When the source of the illness turned out to be the water, it caught the whole province’s attention. When, after four Walkerton residents, including a two-year-old girl had died and hundreds had […]

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Posted: June 10, 2011 at 10:59 am   /   County News

County OPP getting tough on speeding and traffic offences Have you noticed a greater police presence on County roads this year? Or perhaps you’ve been on the receiving end of the nearly 1,000 provincial offence charges handed out by Prince Edward OPP in the first three months of 2011.That’s an increase of 62 per cent […]

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Sun safety 101

Posted: June 3, 2011 at 11:00 am   /   County News

The UV index is getting high. Protect yourself Ilove the sunshine. I get as much of it as I can, hiking, biking, swimming, rowing or just lounging around outdoors. I’ve got a pretty dark complexion, and nothing more than the odd freckle. I never really thought much about sunscreen. A couple years ago I made […]

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Dealing with the devil

Posted: June 3, 2011 at 10:49 am   /   County News

County to approve cost-recovery deal with industrial wind developer Should we make a deal with someone we’ve made clear we want nothing to do with? That is the quandary a committee of council faced last week as it tried to figure out what to do with Gilead Power Corporation. The industrial wind developer continues to […]

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Mindful meat

Posted: May 27, 2011 at 9:39 am   /   County News

You get your meat at the grocery store. Where does it really come from? Next time you buy local beef from your butcher, be sure to get the name of the farmer who raised it. And when you arrive at the grocery store to purchase a locally raised steak, don’t forget to ask your grocer […]

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Blown start

Posted: May 27, 2011 at 9:33 am   /   County News

Late and messy, PC party handpicks candidate for Prince Edward-Hastings With just 133 days until a provincial election, the Progressive Conservatives have finally named their candidate for Prince Edward-Hastings. He is Todd Smith, the news voice at CJBQ in Belleville. In a process that has raised many eyebrows in the riding, Smith was handpicked last […]

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Licence to kill

Posted: May 20, 2011 at 1:36 pm   /   County News

Wind developer seeks permission to “kill, harm and harass” endangered species in the County What is the point of identifying an endangered species if the province is willing to grant an industrial wind developer permission to “kill, harm or harass” a species at risk? That is the question many folks were asking on Sunday at […]

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Finding money

Posted: May 20, 2011 at 1:28 pm   /   County News

Bill to repair library grows The library in Picton is currently undergoing restorative work to its exterior, largely the result of a failing roof, according to architect Bruce Downey. But as with many renovation projects it’s only when the first layer is peeled back that one can really assess the size of the project one […]

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Landing on lily pads

Posted: May 20, 2011 at 1:25 pm   /   County News

Wellington resident to receive “brain pacemaker” Chemical engineers have had at me for the past 18 years,” said David Simmonds, writer and musician as well as columnist with the Times. “Now I’m ready to let civil engineers have a go.” David was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1993. He wasn’t yet 40. He had two […]

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Visit here

Posted: May 13, 2011 at 7:19 pm   /   County News

Province rolls out destination marketing fee plan With at least one sunny and warm weekend on the books—tourists and visitors are once again plying the backroads, dining in fine eateries and discovering the shops, wineries and galleries that punctuate the natural beauty that abounds in Prince Edward County. An irritant to some, tourism is undeniably […]

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