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Touching donation tops PECI's Terry Fox fundraising tally to $12,500

Touching donation tops PECI’s Terry Fox fundraising tally to $12,500

Leading up to Thanksgiving weekend, students at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute were thankful for community support that helped them smash their fundraising goal to raise funds for cancer research. Thursday, 1,059 students were invited to meet on the front lawn of the school to witness the unveiling of the amount raised, before participating in the […]

County residents meet Bay of Quinte riding federal election candidates

County residents meet Bay of Quinte riding federal election candidates

A good-sized house at the Regent Theatre experienced a respectful, but unremarkable debate Wednesday night from the five federal election candidates vying for votes on Oct. 21. Hosted by the Prince Edward County Chamber of Commerce, and the Prince Edward Federation of Agriculture, the two-hour event moderated by Paul Martin, included opening and closing statements, […]

The freakish and the bizarre under the big top in Benson Park

The freakish and the bizarre under the big top in Benson Park

Shocking, but spellbinding and satisfying things are being unearthed under the big top this weekend as Carnival Diablo brings its Strangest Show on Earth to Benson Park. The adrenaline-driven travelling circus sideshow led by Scott McClelland is billed as ‘the last travelling circus sideshow under a big top in Canada’. Many County residents will recall […]

Class of 2019 celebrates individuals who create community

Class of 2019 celebrates individuals who create community

Highlighting class in the Class of 2019, students, followed by their teachers and the audience, gave a touching standing ovation at PECI’s graduation ceremony Thursday night to a fellow student who was unable to attend. The tribute followed the announcement that Abigail Heffernan was named recipient of the MacGuyver Daubney award for grit, resilience and […]

Accolades and warm wishes for retiring municipal clerk Kim White

Accolades and warm wishes for retiring municipal clerk Kim White

A standing ovation from Prince Edward County Council, “council cast-offs”, staff and members of the public followed accolades and warm wishes for Clerk Kim White who will retire Friday after 30 years of service to the municipality. “I think you should face your accusers,” Mayor Steve Ferguson joked as he invited White to be seated […]

Social media on fire following local church bulletin's 'Pride' warning

Social media on fire following local church bulletin’s ‘Pride’ warning

(UPDATED at story end) A local church bulletin telling Catholics and Christians that Pride events are contrary to faith and could be harmful to children has set social media in Prince Edward County on fire and roused the community to show love and solidarity for the LGBTQ community before mass this Sunday at St. Gregory’s […]

Year-end review honours achievements of Prince Edward cadet squadron

Year-end review honours achievements of Prince Edward cadet squadron

The year’s accomplishments by cadets with 851 Prince Edward Squadron were celebrated Sunday during the 42nd annual ceremonial review. “You have taken the first of many steps that will lead you to a very rewarding future,” said Captain Penny Irish, Reviewing Officer, who grew up in Prince Edward County. “During your time at cadets, take […]

Council douses fire department's plan for new pumper truck

Council douses fire department’s plan for new pumper truck

In a recorded vote at Tuesday’s council meeting, six councillors and the mayor opposed the $352,491 purchase of a pumper tanker for the fire department. (see story below) Four councillors voted in favour. Two were absent. Opposed were councillors Prinzen, Bailey, Bolik, Forrester, McNaughton, Nieman and mayor Ferguson. In favour were councillors St. Jean, Hirsch, […]

100 People Who Care PEC helps the healing begin

100 People Who Care PEC helps the healing begin

When the Heal with Horses Therapeutic Centre was named this quarter’s recipient of $11,800 from 100 People Who Care PEC, the membership was thrilled. “When the vote was counted and announced, there was a big cheer in the room,” said founding member Richard Byers noting many of the group’s 118 contributors knew about Heal with […]

Centennial tea honours 100 years of community support for County's hospital

Centennial tea honours 100 years of community support for County’s hospital

While much has changed over the past 100 years in Prince Edward County, one thing that remains constant is the community’s support for its hospital. Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital staff, physicians, volunteers, board members and local politicians met Wednesday to mark the centennial of the opening of the County’s original nine-bed hospital, on Hill […]

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