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Access blocked

Posted: February 10, 2017 at 9:13 am   /   County News

Gate blocks another once-public roadway leading to water First a sturdy, green steel gate was installed. Then late in the summer of 2016, several concrete blocks were placed beside the gate, blocking access to what some local residents consider a communal right of way between County Road 18 and Sandbanks provincial park. The formerly open […]

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Posted: February 10, 2017 at 9:08 am   /   County News

Prince Edward OPP dismiss one in three sex assault allegations In April last year, Prince Edward OPP asked for help in solving a violent sexual assault that left the victim in hospital with serious injuries. They were seeking two men—two rapists on the loose. The yellow caution tape strung across the back of the Sobey’s […]

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Clipped speech

Posted: February 3, 2017 at 9:00 am   /   County News

Committee member feeling obstructed in pursuing answers in waterworks meeting As the committee tasked with examining the County’s waterworks system nears an April deadline, tension is building, and patience around the table is wearing thin. Frustration built up during the meeting and culminated near the end of last Wednesday’s session at Shire Hall sparking an […]

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Prescribed process

Posted: February 1, 2017 at 9:19 am   /   County News

An orientation session for the Accommodation Review Process (ARC) members led to some frustrations being vented by parents and community members about a timeline that gives the ARC members just five weeks to review information and make the best decision for the schools they represent. The meeting, which was meant to prepare the six groups […]

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Adaptable water managers

Posted: January 31, 2017 at 10:51 am   /   County News

Just weeks after drought emergency declared, beavers were splashing around Hubbs Creek Marsh Near the end of August, my 19-yearold daughter and I spent six and half days travelling back and forth from the Picton hospital every eight hours so she could get intravenous antibiotics to fight an anaerobic infection that had rapidly developed following […]

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Carrot and stick

Posted: January 27, 2017 at 9:11 am   /   County News

LHIN spending $1.5 million to reduce wait times The wait list for some basic hospital services remains unacceptably long, according to the head of the SouthEast Local Healthcare Integration Network (LHIN). Paul Huras wants hospitals in the region to clean up the wait lists for knee and hip surgeries as well as some diagnostic imaging, […]

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Green light

Posted: January 27, 2017 at 9:06 am   /   County News

Ministry gives new hospital the go-ahead Northumberland-Quinte West MPP Lou Rinaldi got right to the point during an announcement at the Prince Edward Community Centre yesterday morning. The politician visited the County, along with his counterpart Todd Smith, bearing good news from provincial health minister Eric Hoskins: the project to build a new hospital in […]

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Persistent worries

Posted: January 20, 2017 at 9:18 am   /   County News

Dozens of Picton Bay residents urge council to retract support for Picton Terminals. For the most part, the County’s committee of the whole meetings go unnoticed by the general public, the nave of Shire Hall’s council chambers mostly empty, save for reporters and the odd concerned citizen. That wasn’t the case last Thursday, as dozens […]

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Student’s voice

Posted: January 13, 2017 at 9:09 am   /   County News

Pinecrest student to help guide big changes When the Hastings-Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) put the Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) process into motion, schools affected by a plan to either close, merge or rebuild were asked to contribute members in the form of the principal, one teacher, one non-teaching faculty member and one student. […]

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Town Hall Meeting

Posted: January 10, 2017 at 11:44 am   /   County News

Tuesday, January 17 7 – 9 p.m. Sophiasburgh Town Hall, Demorestville

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