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Impact

Posted: March 2, 2017 at 9:19 am   /   County News

Vital Signs revealed the challenges; the County Community Foundation is working to find solutions A 2013 report commissioned by the County Community Foundation(CCF) painted a stark picture of Prince Edward County. The Vital Signs report pointed to the community’s unique character and strengths, but also brought its social challenges into sharp focus. Conjecture, assumptions and […]

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Commit to walk

Posted: March 1, 2017 at 12:27 pm   /   County News

The New Year is well upon us and The County Centres of the County of Prince Edward are looking to help you with your personal health and wellness. County Community Centre staff, along with Tracy Powers of Fitness Powers and local Wellington resident (and walking enthusiast) Ralph Hall have launched the County’s Celebrate Canada 150 – […]

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OMHA semi-finals

Posted: March 1, 2017 at 9:07 am   /   County News

Peewee BB Kings v Collingwood Entering the third round of league playdowns the Peewee BB Kerr Construction Kings have come up against a formidable foe in the Collingwood Blackhawks. The series opened last weekend in Wellington as the Kings lost both of the series opening games, 3-0 and 4-1 in a best of 5, first […]

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Dividing lines

Posted: February 24, 2017 at 9:03 am   /   County News

School closure process pitting community against community Even if it wasn’t the design of the exercise as one presenter speculated, the first meeting of the members of Accommodation Review Committees (ARC) to consider school closures in Prince Edward County featured an uncomfortable amount of community division. A radio colleague commented, while watching the proceedings that […]

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Scrabble in the Valley

Posted: February 23, 2017 at 4:11 pm   /   County News

More than just words on the table at annual tournament A new champion was crowned at the fifth annual Scrabble tournament in Cherry Valley on Sunday. The popular event drew eighteen players, who pitted their word-sleuthing skills against each other in tables of three. Players were randomly chosen for the first game and then matched […]

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Youth and speed

Posted: February 22, 2017 at 11:10 am   /   County News

Two area young people are cooling their heels this week, and calculating how to pay for a pile of fines related to speeding and drinking on County roads. On Saturday evening 26-year-old Jordan Wilson of Consecon was stopped for speeding on Highway 62 near Bay Breeze Drive south of Rossmore. A breathalyzer test revealed the […]

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Council vs. community

Posted: February 22, 2017 at 8:59 am   /   County News

Who will decide the future of Wellington’s prime corner? Some members of council worry the community will shape the future of the buildings on the northwest corner of Wellington key intersection at Main and Wharf Streets. Led by Wellington councillor Jim Dunlop they have moved to intervene in the previously established process to determine what […]

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Life changing

Posted: February 21, 2017 at 11:53 am   /   County News

Acclaimed classical actor, director and theatre founder set to lead County company Prince Edward County had come up in conversation far too often. So one day last summer, Graham Abbey got in his car, along with his wife, Michelle Giroux a fellow Stratford actor, and young daughter, to see the place for themselves. They spent […]

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Troubled water

Posted: February 17, 2017 at 9:54 am   /   County News

Committee to seek opinion as to whether County’s connection charges are legal, and if so, will they stand up in court The meeting was another compelling argument for the waterworks utility to be separated from the County’s governance and instead be overseen by a full-time commission. There are too many moving parts, whose mechanisms are […]

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Oasis

Posted: February 17, 2017 at 9:45 am   /   County News

Active seniors attracted by emphasis on community living at Wellings of Picton It is the first tangible product of the County’s Age-in-Place strategy. The Wellings of Picton—an 88-unit apartment building designed and finished with independent seniors in mind—opened its doors in mid-December. It marks an important milestone—the first time the municipality has identified a structural […]

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