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Apply to participate in second Daughters of the Vote

Apply to participate in second Daughters of the Vote

MP Neil Ellis encourages Bay of Quinte women to apply to participate in the second edition of the Daughters of the Vote (DoV) initiative. Equal Voice Canada launched its second edition initiative, providing an opportunity for 338 young women aged 18 to 23 from across Canada to take part in a once-in-a-lifetime multi-partisan political leadership […]

Armstrong's War a clever exploration of complex issues

Armstrong’s War a clever exploration of complex issues

After suffering an injury during a military tour of Afghanistan, Michael, a young soldier, is recovering in the rehabilitation wing of a hospital. The last thing he wants is to spend time with a 12-year-old girl, but Halley, a spirited Pathfinder Girl Guide, and self-described reading fiend, is eager to earn her community service badge. […]

Audio drama of Halifax Explosion and Boston Tree - second show added

Audio drama of Halifax Explosion and Boston Tree – second show added

The premiere screening of Suzanne Pasternak’s audio drama “The Story of the 1917 Halifax Explosion and the Boston Tree” is set for Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Festival Players Theatre in Wellington. UPDATE: This show is full. A 7 p.m. show has been added. December is the 100th anniversary of the first 55-foot […]

Say and Do Nice Things campaign begins

Say and Do Nice Things campaign begins

The award-winning ‘Say and Do Nice Things’ campaign unfolds for its fifth year at Hastings and Prince Edward District schools. “Say and Do Nice Things is a way for positive comments or stories to be shared at schools, the Education Centre and through families and communities,” said Kerry Donnel, communications officer with the school board. […]

Space-themed lantern festival brings light to a cold, dark night

Space-themed lantern festival brings light to a cold, dark night

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison The Crystal Palace rocked Saturday night to the eclectic and eccentric sounds of Guh following an evening parade through the streets of Picton. A biting cold evening with strong winds was no match for the excitement. The Mill, consisting of band members Ruth Dwight, Ken Hudson and Mario Panacci, […]

Auditions for Death by Design - Nov. 17-18

Auditions for Death by Design – Nov. 17-18

What happens when you mix the brilliant wit of Noël Coward with the intricate plotting of Agatha Christie? Death by Design – a comedy with songs and murder with music and lyrics by Peter Mills. Set during a weekend in an English country manor in 1932, Death by Design is a delightful and mysterious “mash-up” […]

Crowds enjoy fine craft at annual Maker’s Hand

Crowds enjoy fine craft at annual Maker’s Hand

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison If it was recycled, upcycled, reinvented, sculpted, sewn or woven, it could be found at this year’s Maker’s Hand. Thirty-nine fine artisans displayed one-of-a-kind wares last weekend at the Picton Community Centre at the popular annual show and sale. Described as a festival of fine craft, the 14th edition […]

Emma Lui on water-taking and environment

Emma Lui on water-taking and environment

Those with concerns about the environment and water-taking are invited to hear from Emma Lui, Wednesday, Nov. 14. The PEC Public Library and the Quinte Chapter of Council of Canadians will host Lui, a national water campaigner who contributed a chapter to a new book ‘Corporatizing Canada’, which looks at the commercialization of public services, […]

Consecon hosts spooktacular Haunting in the Hamlet

Consecon hosts spooktacular Haunting in the Hamlet

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison At a celebration of all things Halloween and autumn, it wasn’t difficult to get into the spirit of things Saturday as Consecon hosted its annual Haunting in the Hamlet. Despite bone-chilling temperatures and the threat of flurries, the weather wasn’t too frightful as participants dressed up for the occasion. […]

Cannabis - what to know as legalization day arrives

Cannabis – what to know as legalization day arrives

While cannabis becomes legal on Oct. 17, buyers in Ontario will be “one to three days” more before their legal purchases arrive on their doorstep with a $5 delivery fee using Canada Post. There is no where legally to buy in-person as Ontario’s retail networks will not open until April 2019. In most other provinces […]

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