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Enter the dragons

Posted: August 18, 2017 at 9:03 am   /   County News

Scaled back event draws seven enthusiastic teams to Wellington The high lake level threw havoc into the Wellington Lions Club’s plans for its annual dragon boat festival this year. “We didn’t know until three weeks ago that we could even have a festival,” says Janet Marissen. “So we didn’t really push getting our teams because […]

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Rocking at the Essroc

Posted: August 18, 2017 at 9:00 am   /   County News

Headliner David Wilcox draws in huge crowd to arena The Essroc Arena held its first ever music concert last Friday night, attracting over 1,500 people to see rocker David Wilcox. The concert was a joint venture between the County and MillPond Music and Entertainment, and fulfils the County’s mandate to host live music events in […]

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Chefs with Hart

Posted: August 11, 2017 at 9:07 am   /   County News

Fundraiser benefits Sick Kids GIFT program With his ready smile and twinkling eyes, Hartley Bernier looks like any typical eight-year-old—until you notice the plastic tubes leading to an IV pole and a bag of fluid. Hartley was born with intestinal failure and has endured 17 surgeries since birth. Prior to 2002, babies such as Hartley […]

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Bike friendly

Posted: August 11, 2017 at 8:56 am   /   County News

Council will develop a plan to make the County a cycling-friendly place In the ’80s, when Bloomfield’s bike lanes were repainted as parking spots, Bloomfield Bicycle Company’s Rick Willing protested by lying in the street. It seems silly now. The County has since allowed the bicycle company to use two of the parking spots in […]

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Business matters

Posted: August 11, 2017 at 8:51 am   /   County News

Picton BIA discussed potential issues and opportunities with Sobeys’ proposed move Aproposed move by the Picton Sobeys to a new, bigger location on Loyalist Parkway, across the road from the No Frills is a big change, and has sent Picton’s business community into action mode in an attempt to understand and manage that change in […]

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Sailboat wrecked on Outlet Beach

Posted: August 6, 2017 at 3:35 pm   /   County News

(Prince Edward County, ON) – Just before 3:00am on Saturday the 5th of August Prince Edward OPP received a call from a concerned citizen about a sailboat in Outlet Bay just off the shores of Sandbanks Beach. The vessel was nearest to the beach known as Campers Beach and although no distress calls were heard […]

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First class

Posted: August 4, 2017 at 8:48 am   /   County News

Building classifications cause confusion, but council supports the hall When two firefighters showed up to oversee a performance of Conrad Beaubien’s play, Bridge Street, at Hillier Hall last year, he was surprised. An earlier visit by the County’s fire prevention officer, Mike Branscombe, seemed to go well. “At the time… the fire safety person came. […]

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Fire in Rednersville

Posted: August 1, 2017 at 4:01 pm   /   County News

Bay of Quinte residents lost their home Monday night Some Rednersville Road residents found themselves without a home late Monday evening after a fire engulfed their house. At 9 p.m., the Prince Edward County fire department were called to a residence near Campbell’s Orchard, on the Bay of Quinte side of the road. Four stations […]

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Building again

Posted: July 28, 2017 at 9:01 am   /   County News

New residential building up strongly in first half of the year The County is on pace to smash new home building starts in 2017. So far, after six months, the County has issued building permits for 94 new homes—more homes than were built in all of 2014. Interestingly, the County’s pace of new homebuilding is […]

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Our town

Posted: July 28, 2017 at 8:52 am   /   County News

Residents defend Picton town hall on the cusp of a decision In its 150-year history, the building at 2 Ross Street has been a municipal office, a town hall and a firehall. The building has even been home to the Bijou Opera House, with the upstairs venue hosting operas and vaudeville shows in the late […]

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