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Picton Terminals ordered to cover salt piles

Picton Terminals ordered to cover salt piles

Picton Terminals has been ordered by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change to cover salt piles on the property by Nov. 24. The company has also agreed all salt currently stored at the site be removed prior to spring and to a delay of all further salt shipments to the White Chapel Road […]

MPP Todd Smith introduces Garrett's Legacy Act in hopes of saving lives on soccer fields

MPP Todd Smith introduces Garrett’s Legacy Act in hopes of saving lives on soccer fields

In an emotional day at Queen’s Park, Prince Edward Hastings MP Todd Smith introduced legislation to require all movable soccer goal nets in Ontario be anchored. He presented the “Garrett’s Legacy Act” with Dave and Gwen Mills, whose 15-year-old son May Garrett Mills died this summer in Napanee when an unanchored soccer goal came down […]

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Traffic disruption at Shire Hall Wednesday

Traffic disruption at Shire Hall Wednesday

Traffic will be disrupted on Picton Main Street in front of Shire Hall Wednesday, Nov. 22 to allow for the delivery of the new heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. Traffic near Shire Hall is to be reduced to one lane and the sidewalk closed to pedestrians between the hours of 8 am and 4 […]

Despite rain, Firelight Festival brings light to shorter, darker days of autumn

Despite rain, Firelight Festival brings light to shorter, darker days of autumn

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison It rained on the Firelight Lantern Festival’s parade Saturday night, but the fun shone on for the fifth annual event inside Picton’s Crystal Palace. “Rain and lantern parades just don’t mix,” said festival co-founder Krista Dalby. “I wasn’t too upset about it because I knew we had something really […]

Soldiers on exercise will be carrying unloaded weapons - County residents are invited to engage

Soldiers on exercise will be carrying unloaded weapons – County residents are invited to engage

About 40 soldiers from 4th Canadian Division Reserve units in Ontario will be conducting a military training exercise in Prince Edward County this weekend and next. Members of the public may notice small teams of soldiers in uniform carrying unloaded weapons in the town of Picton (including the airport and the fairgrounds) and the village […]

Tuition refunds, assistance to be available to college students

Tuition refunds, assistance to be available to college students

The Ontario government is offering full tuition refunds to students who withdraw from this semester due to the five-week long college strike. The Ministry of Advanced Education says students will have two weeks from the resumption of classes Tuesday to decide whether they want to continue with a condensed semester. The province has required colleges […]

Legion serves up generous donation for Meals on Wheels

Legion serves up generous donation for Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels in Prince Edward County has been served up a generous donation from the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 78 in Picton. Tom McCaw, First vice-president of branch and chairman of the Poppy Fund, presented $1,500 today to Debbie MacDonald Moynes, executive director for The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association. For […]

Thoughtful Christmas cards and gifts support Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory

Thoughtful Christmas cards and gifts support Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory

The perfect Christmas gifts – thoughtful, easy, they don’t take up a lot of space and they support the important work of the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory. Start the holidays sending special holiday greeting note cards to mail out to family and friends! Buy your Christmas gifts from PEPtBO this year- for yourself, the grandkids, […]

Donation to Hospital Foundation honours long-time quilter and auxiliary member

Donation to Hospital Foundation honours long-time quilter and auxiliary member

The Prince Edward County Quilters’ Guild stitched together more love and support for the County’s hospital with a $500 gift to the PECM Hospital Foundation on Friday. After Bill Fairbairn’s wife Barbara passed away in April, he donated the contents of her sewing room to the Quilters’ Guild. The guild held a yard sale in […]

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