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Monarch butterfly release events celebrate lives of loved ones

By Sharon Harrison Two hundred monarch butterflies were released Sunday in open-air celebrations of the lives and memories of loved ones. The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation’s inaugural ‘Celebration of Life Monarch Butterfly Release’ was held simultaneously at Wellington Park and at the Whattam Funeral Home garden in Picton on a warm and still […]

Milford marks 71 years of fall fair fun

Photos and Story by Sharon Harrison Known locally as “Mr. Milford”, Bruce Dowdell, a long-time fair volunteer, refers to the Milford Fair as a “big family picnic”, but is quick to add he personally hasn’t attended all 71 fairs. The theme of this year’s fair, held at the Milford Fairgrounds Saturday, was “Come Celebrate With […]

Quinte Conservation seeks photo contest entries

As part of Quinte Conservation’s 70th anniversary celebrations, the local environmental organization is hosting a photo contest. Photographers are invited to submit photos until Oct. 31, 2017 and contestants can send their entries from any of the Quinte Conservation areas for a chance to win one of six prize packages. Contest winners will also have […]

PECI welcomes Grade 9s with day of team-building fun

More than 130 new students were welcomed to Prince Edward Collegiate Institute during Grade 9 Day festivities Wednesday. Teacher Greer Koutroulides said the day of fun and team-building stations welcomes Grade 9s and helps them to interact and get to know each other while having fun. Students’ Council and the school’s Gd 11-12 Entrepreneurship class […]

Victim Services educates local accommodations in Human Trafficking campaign

By Sharon Harrison Often thought of as a problem that exists elsewhere in big cities or in other countries, human trafficking isn’t generally considered a concern affecting Prince Edward County, but its proximity to Highway 401 and the major centres of Toronto and Ottawa tell a different story. Hana Enright, of Victim Services Hastings, Prince […]

Picton’s fall fair brings fun and agriculture to the forefront

Photos and story by Olivia Timm The 182nd annual Picton Fair was home to some new events this weekend, including a presentation with outdoor and lifestyle expert Carson Arthur designed to focus on the importance of garden clubs and agricultural fairs – both vital to the way youth learn about and understand agriculture. Arthur was […]

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