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New government's environmental decisions reckless and short-sighted

New government’s environmental decisions reckless and short-sighted

Open letter to Premier Ford and Ministers Rickford, Smith, and Phillips The terrible environmental decisions being made by your party since being elected by only 23 per cent of all eligible voters in our province, are reckless, dangerous, short-sighted and show no regard for the health and welfare of this and future generations. There are […]

The economy of green spaces

The economy of green spaces

Sometimes I find that the articles I am most excited about come from heated arguments, and this one is no exception. I had a well-known landscape designer approach me to be part of a pitch to a large building developer about adding landscaping and community beautification to all of his projects. While this may seem […]

wpd CEO says cancellation unfair and costly for company

wpd CEO says cancellation unfair and costly for company

Open letter to Ontario Premier Doug Ford wpd AG is a German developer, owner and operator of wind farm projects, which has, through its Mississauga based office, been developing the White Pines project for years and is now realizing it as an investor. We employ over 600 people in 20 different countries. As a medium […]

PECI graduates ready to begin next chapter of their story

PECI graduates ready to begin next chapter of their story

More than 100 Prince Edward Collegiate Institute graduates walked out of the Picton Community Centre into the light of the full moon Thursday evening ready to begin the next chapter of their story. “What’s your story and who’s writing it?” asked John Conroy, valedictorian. “We’re 15 minutes into the movie of our lives. Is the […]

Final farewell for former students and staff at Queen Elizabeth School

Final farewell for former students and staff at Queen Elizabeth School

Former students and teachers roamed the halls of Queen Elizabeth Public School Thursday afternoon to have a last look around at what once was, and what will never again be. At 65 years old, 2018 marks retirement for the Picton school which will close its doors for the final time this month. A celebration of […]

Companion planting a great first-line of defense for your vegetables

Companion planting a great first-line of defense for your vegetables

My vegetable garden is officially planted. I have all of my seeds in rows; my tomatoes in cages and my potatoes are hilled…and so it begins…another season of growing vegetables, but also of keeping the bugs at bay. 2016 had limited successes because I tested several untried techniques, including some old wives tales which didn’t […]

PECI honours its athletes at the top of their games

PECI honours its athletes at the top of their games

Prince Edward Collegiate Institute’s best and brightest athletes shone on the stage of the Regent Theatre Monday night receiving individual and team awards. “When I think of athletics at Prince Edward Collegiate Insitute, class and dignity always come to mind,” said principal Darren McFarlane. “One of the things that I’m always proud of, is not […]

Time to catch up - on turbines, elections and housing

Time to catch up – on turbines, elections and housing

After months of chaos, we are finally settled in our new County Magazine office, living like hobbits under the Bloomfield Town Hall. So I have a bit of catching up to do with some random topics. Turbine Turmoil It’s been a long, hard ride for wind turbine opponents. It’s difficult – and somewhat painful – […]

Job shadow success for inaugural Young Women in Leadership Program

Job shadow success for inaugural Young Women in Leadership Program

Four Prince Edward County Gd. 10 Venture Enrichment students from Prince Edward Collegiate job-shadowed mentors this month with other Bay of Quinte residents participating in the inaugural Young Women in Leadership Program (YWIL). The program, initiated here by Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis, offered young women from Belleville, Quinte West, and Prince Edward County […]

Citizens concerned about 5,000-person concerts in Cherry Valley

Citizens concerned about 5,000-person concerts in Cherry Valley

This is the latest example of madness in the County! Cherry Valley, South Marysburgh, and Athol residents have recently learned of a proposal for the rezoning of prime agricultural land in Prince Edward County – previously the Cherry Vale farm property (1927 County Road 10) – that backs onto the village of Cherry Valley. The […]

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