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Consecon Walking / Biking Routes Meeting


May 27, 2015

Awesome Group to hear Toby Toth’s pitch (one of five chosen) on the Consecon Walking / Biking Routes. Let’s hope she gets chosen for the $1000 seed money prize.

Come out tonight to the Drake at 7pm to support an awesome idea!!

Consecon Walking / Biking Routes

Stinson Block 10 km (black)
Outer Loop 2 km (pink)
Porter Hill ½ km (green)
Mill Pond ½ km (silver)
Pigtail triangle 0.7km (red)
Wellington Ave 0.6km (blue)
Hillier half 1.3km (white)

Consecon Bike Route

 

KEEP YOUR PASSWORDS SAFE WITH 5 SIMPLE RULES


May 22, 2015

Passwords protect your privacy; unfortunately, they can also be cracked.
Passwords prevent criminals from draining your bank account and running up charges on your credit card. They ensure that emails from your account are actually sent by you, and that posts on your Facebook page are authentic.

But passwords can be cracked and if this happens, your private life becomes public. Creating solid passwords and keeping them safe isn’t easy, but it can be done. Here are the 5 most important rules for keeping your passwords safe:

1. Keep your passwords private.
Never share your passwords, not even with your closest friends. Even if the people you trust don’t deliberately misuse your passwords, they might write them some place that’s not safe, or accidentally reveal them.

2. Use different passwords, everywhere.
Just like you don’t use a single key to open your car, house and safety deposit box, you shouldn’t use the same password for different accounts. Because if your email password gets cracked, and you’ve used the same password for your bank account and credit card, then you’ll have a very big problem on your hands.

3. The longer the better.
Long passwords are better than short ones. Passwords that contain a variety of lower case letters, upper case letters, symbols and numbers are best. Passphrases (passwords based on a unique phrase known only to you) are ideal.

4. Be unique.
The world’s most popular passwords include qwerty, 12345678 and the word Password. Avoid these passwords, and others like them, at all costs. Passwords based on keyboard patterns, numerical sequences, or dictionary words are weak and easy to crack.

5. Don’t enter passwords on public computers.
Public computers may be infected with malware that copies passwords or logs keystrokes. If you’re in public, surf the internet using your own device and use an app that safeguards you on public WiFi.

For more rules to keep your passwords safe, read ZoneAlarm’s blog:
http://www.zonealarm.com/blog/2015/05/14-simple-steps-for-writing-rock-solid-passwords/.


 

 

 

 

Council Size Not Dead Yet


May 19, 2015

Another review of Prince Edward County’s size of Council is on their agenda.

The municipality is calling on the public to participate and submit proposals on potential changes to the current 15 members and 10 ward boundaries.

Four proposals have been brought forward, any additional proposals will be discussed at a special Committee of the Whole meeting set for June 25 at 6 p.m.

Proposals must be received by County clerk Kim White no later than June 4.


 

 

 

Two-lane Murray Canal Bridge Suddenly is Funded


May 19, 2015

Many residents and visitors to Quinte West, Prince Edward County and Brighton have been hoping for a new Murray Canal Bridge to be constructed with two lanes.

Northumberland-Quinte West MP Rick Norlock made the announcement in QW Council chambers Tuesday night stating that Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, has confirmed that funding has been allocated to construct a double-lane bridge on County Road 64.

Norlock says his constituents gave him orders to find extra funds following a public meeting in April 2014. At the meeting Norlock said that there were no funds to build larger structure and Parks Canada would replace the current bridge with one of the same size and structure.


 

 

 

PEC will have a “roaming” ambulance this summer.


 

May 14,2015

Prince Edward County will have a “roaming” ambulance stationed in its Wellington area this summer.

Hastings-Quinte emergency services has been looking at this possibility since last summer because of concerns about response times in some areas of the county.

Acting chief of emergency services John O’Donnell says it’s a “trial.”

The ambulance, which became based in Wellington fire station this week, may also use the fire station in Consecon.