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Subject:                                June 2019 Community Development Newsletter


Community Development Department Newsletter

June 2019




Neil Carbone appointed CAO of South Frontenac Township

Neil Carbone, Director of Community Development and Strategic Initiatives, will be leaving the County of Prince Edward to serve as the chief administrative officer of the Township of South Frontenac, effective July 12, 2019.

“We acknowledge the outstanding leadership Neil brought to the Community Development Department. His dedication, insight, and collaborative approach contributed to the successful implementation of a number of programs, services, and initiatives,” says Robert McAuley, Acting Chief Administrative Officer. “On behalf of everyone at The County, I would like to wish Neil all the best in his future endeavours.”

Mr. Carbone joined The County in November 2012 to lead the newly formed Community Development Department. Prior to arriving in Prince Edward County, Mr. Carbone served in senior management roles with the Municipality of Sioux Lookout.

The County of Prince Edward intends to conduct a broad search to recruit Mr. Carbone’s successor. For further information, please contact Mark Kerr at 613.476.2148 ext. 1009 or by email at




A new Visitor’s Guide is now available and will be distributed to nine "Hot Spots" and through stayPEC accommodations partners. This fully illustrated publication, by local artist Kelly Panacci, is bilingual and designed to get visitors out and about and exploring off the beaten path. To arrange to receive copies of the guide, please contact Ashley Stewart at or 613-476-2148 x. 2508.




Approximately one-third of Canada’s faith buildings will likely close in the next 10 years.

Faith & the Common Good is conducing a survey as part of a project researching the extent to which faith buildings support other community and non-profit groups across Ontario. They would like to understand how many community groups and non-profit groups are conducting activities out of faith buildings so that they can measure the impact of closures more clearly. Their aim is to help non-profits to maintain affordable space by drawing attention to the potential impact of the loss of faith buildings. 

If you or a group that you know conducts activities out of a place of faith, please complete this ten minute survey. Help them study the impact on the broader community of places of worship closing.



Draft Short Term Accommodation licensing will go to the Committee of the Whole for consideration on June 13. Associated costs, infractions, general licensing provisions and licensing application requirements are available at 






Kyle Jones dreamed of running a sandwich shop and his partner, Nelda, a silversmith, was supportive. "I worked 17 years in the hospitality business, and I bartended, so obviously I’d heard about Prince Edward County. I was intrigued by the Arts Trail and I wanted to know more about it. So when we were visiting family in Ottawa we took a detour to The County and drove through Bloomfield. I just stopped and said “This is it! This is where I want to live!” Read more here.





Samantha Valdivia lived in Mexico for 20 years, in Toronto for seven and has been in The County for two years. To a girl from Mexico, she says, The County felt like the real Canada. “The city is all flashing lights and beautiful, but The County with its big open spaces was what I thought of as Canada, It was winter when I started to come regularly, everything so white and lovely. I was like a typical tourist, taking pictures, I felt like I was in a movie. People who live here maybe take it for granted, but for me, every day is different and wonderful. Today we woke up to fog, so mysterious and beautiful.” Read more here.




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Join Hothouse Mobile Sauna, Dreamtree Charcuterie, Sweet Legs Leggings, Bugs & Botany, Alka's Garden, Ellotte of Soap, Bentpath Quilts, Anke Hessler and others at the Second Saturday Market, featuring artisan, vintage and rummage items, at Macaulay Heritage Park on June 8. Admission to the Museum is free too!  Enjoy wood-fired pizza served 11-1 p.m.








Need an Escape?

The new escape room at Macaulay Heritage Park is open Wednesday to Sunday all summer long! The year is 1846 and Reverend William Macaulay has neglected to pay his servants. Find clues and solve puzzles to help "Jane" find a hidden treasure that can make up for lost wages. We're proudly partnering with Kinsip House of Fine Spirits - bring proof of play to the distillery for a free cocktail! For tickets and FAQs, keep reading.





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