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Mopping up

Posted: April 7, 2017 at 9:15 am   /   County News

The barge is gone, but there’s still work to do On Sunday, after it was righted, temporarily patched and emptied of fuel, a tugboat pulled the 28- metre-long, 58-year-old Pitts Carillon, a small barge owned by Galcon Marine, out of Picton Bay and to its home port in Toronto. The majority of the oily liquid […]

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On alert

Posted: March 31, 2017 at 8:51 am   /   County News

Barge sinking frays nerves around Picton Bay In the late hours of Thursday evening, a barge pulled into the port at Picton Terminals. Then it began to take on water. The crew of the tug boat pulling the barge noticed the boat listing to one side, and began pumping water from vessel. To no avail. […]

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Precautionary Boil Water Advisory

Posted: March 30, 2017 at 12:38 pm   /   County News

Picton/Bloomfield Drinking Water System As a result of the discovery of a foul odor in the Picton raw water sampling line (an early warning system), the County has taken the additional step of stopping water production at the Picton Drinking Water Plant. The County will begin shuttling treated water from other potable water sources today; […]

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How to grow

Posted: March 30, 2017 at 11:28 am   /   County News

Developer’s forum lays out plan to kickstart new homebuilding It has been 16 months since Mayor Robert Quaiff stood before a group of developers and builders gathered in Wellington and declared the County open for business. Last week, the product of many months of study and negotiation was presented to the County’s Community and Economic […]

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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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Treasure

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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