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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 […]

Council supports community proposal to build 'A Hall for All'

Council supports community proposal to build ‘A Hall for All’

Council supported citizens in their bid to keep the Picton Town Hall as a community asset during Tuesday’s council meeting which spilled over into the wee hours of the morning. Following more than five hours of deputations, comments from the audience and discussion, Mayor Steve Ferguson implored his council to move forward to honour the […]

Community thanks Prince Edward District Women's Institute for generous support

Community thanks Prince Edward District Women’s Institute for generous support

A likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth presided over the County celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario and Canada Tuesday, in Ameliasburgh. Wilma deWolde, one of the organizers of the anniversary tea, noted the life-sized cardboard stand travels around to various institutes, honouring the Queen’s membership in Sandringham W.I. […]

100 People Who Care PEC support Wellington Auxiliary Rescue

100 People Who Care PEC support Wellington Auxiliary Rescue

The 100 People Who Care Prince Edward County organization has sent its quarterly nod to those who help save lives. Doug Monk, treasurer with The Wellington Auxiliary Rescue Association, received $12,000 Wednesday from two founders of 100 People Who Care PEC, Mark Davis and David Fox. The funds will go toward continued renovations of an […]

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