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Painting with flowers

Posted: May 26, 2017 at 9:14 am   /   County News

Wild inspirations fuel small business Ben O’Brien isn’t a farmer, but he makes his living from the earth. Growing up in the County, he spent a lot of time outdoors, developing a curiosity for the beautiful plants and flowers that crowded the rural landscape. Visiting his grandmother’s house, he recalls her preference for the wild […]

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Schools’ out

Posted: May 19, 2017 at 10:03 am   /   County News

Ministry meeting lays another layer of frustration On a Friday evening, packed into a convention room at Isaiah Tubbs resort, community members, parents and board administrators gathered to discuss the contentious issue of rural school closure There were those who represent communities and schools from across the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB), […]

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Not thirsty

Posted: May 19, 2017 at 9:57 am   /   County News

The lake is full, but the water keeps on coming Across the country, stories of flooding have turned to the aftermath of massive storms and ice melts that have left communities destroyed. Discussion has become about how to clean up and what lessons to learn. But in Prince Edward County and along the shoreline of […]

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State of emergency

Posted: May 12, 2017 at 2:19 pm   /   County News

On Wednesday, Prince Edward County declared a state of emergency as a precautionary measure to assist with those in low-lying areas should the waters of Lake Ontario and the Bay of Quinte rise. Quinte Conservation informed the County that although the worst is over inland, water receding from the watersheds will enter the bay and […]

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Still time

Posted: May 12, 2017 at 9:27 am   /   County News

In the Wednesday print edition of The Times, we incorrectly stated that HPEDSB trustees voted to accept a plan from the school board. In fact, the plan was simply tabled and discussed. There was no vote. Closure and consolidation plans move forward, but they’re not done yet On Monday afternoon, trustees of the Hastings Prince […]

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Posted: May 11, 2017 at 4:53 pm   /   County News

Investment in Consecon signals revival of hope for County’s ‘forgotten’ hamlet Consecon is a jewel of a small town— of this there is little debate among those who live there, or have occasioned through. Though faded, and a bit hollowed out at its centre, the hamlet, nevertheless, has always been defined by its natural beauty—Lake […]

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Posted: May 11, 2017 at 3:42 pm   /   County News

Heavy rainfall, high water causes damage The rain began Thursday evening, and by Sunday, everyone had a story. Roads and trails submerged. Houses sandbagged. Basements flooded. Rivers and marshes overflowed their banks, the beaches all but disappeared, and farmers’ fields suddenly became lakes. It was never particularly rainy, but the constant drizzle and droplets led […]

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Posted: May 5, 2017 at 8:58 am   /   County News

School closures plan update due early next week The 54 Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) members have done their job. The group of students, faculty, parents and County residents representing six County schools have read through hundreds of pages of documents, spoken to politicians, listened to their communities and done everything in their power to communicate […]

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Discovery week

Posted: May 4, 2017 at 9:43 am   /   County News

Anglican Church series seeks to explore life’s questions The County’s Anglican churches are collaborating during a series of events designed to examine the spiritual nature of life and explore how the discussions can be informed by the teachings of the church. Although the underpinnings are religious, and Christian in particular, the intent is to start […]

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Taking stock

Posted: May 4, 2017 at 9:28 am   /   County News

Council investigates vacation rentals 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 a sharp […]

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