Despite two state of emergency incidents in 2017, Prince Edward County Mayor Robert Quaiff says they have much to celebrate.
The County’s New Year’s Levee was held today (Sunday) at historic Macaulay’s Church in Picton.
Mayor Quaiff says they were tested last year, but staff went above the call of duty to get them through not only the flooding, but the partially submerged barge in Picton Bay. He told a full church he was proud of staff and residents for going above and beyond.
He also addressed his bid to run against MPP Todd Smith in the upcoming provincial election.
Quaiff said even with the rough start to the year, two major highlights for him were the visit from Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall and the approvals for the re-development of the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital.
When it comes to this year, he acknowledged it will have its own challenges, especially when it comes to affordable housing and quality healthcare. There are another couple of issues he sees them facing this year.
Quaiff says when it comes to affordable housing, throwing up their arms is not an option.
He closed off his address by urging people to get involved whether it be by voting, running for office in the upcoming municipal election or volunteering to give back to the community.