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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 […]

Canadian Olympian shares journey of coming out as a gay athlete

Canadian Olympian shares journey of coming out as a gay athlete

Story and photos by Olivia Timm ​​In the spirit of inclusivity, Prince Edward Collegiate Institute students and faculty welcomed Canadian Olympic athlete Rose Cossar to speak about her rhythmic gymnastics quest, and her personal pressure to work hard – out of fear – to come out gay. ​​ ​​Cossar, known as Rosie, represented Canada at […]

Donning jerseys to show support for Humboldt

Donning jerseys to show support for Humboldt

Students at Prince Edward Collegiate Institue joined many County residents and businesses and thousands of Canadians who wore a sports jersey, or donned a green ribbon, on Thursday in honour of the victims of last week’s deadly bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team. The idea of trading in a weekday outfit for #JerseysForHumboldt […]

Wednesday will be a sea of pink at local schools

Wednesday will be a sea of pink at local schools

Schools and workplaces will be a sea of pink on Wednesday, April 11 for International Day of Pink. Day of Pink has been recognized at the Hastings Prince Edward District School Board for almost 10 years. Students, employees and community members wear pink to demonstrate their shared belief in celebrating inclusivity, diversity and acceptance at […]

Turning challenge into innovative opportunity

Turning challenge into innovative opportunity

OPINION by PEC Mayor Robert Quaiff Political decision-making carries with it a constant challenge to balance reacting to today’s pressing issues while considering what is best in the medium and longer term. So complex and rapidly changing is the current scope of municipal government that local Councils can often struggle to be proactive in grasping […]

Kindness Week kicks off with recognition for students - including Lucy Mee, of PECI

Kindness Week kicks off with recognition for students – including Lucy Mee, of PECI

Blue ribbons of hope are marking the 22nd annual Violence Awareness and Random Acts of Kindness week across the region. “Community interest, awareness and involvement have grown substantially since our program began 22 years ago,” said Chris Macdonald co-chair of the committee. “I would like to thank the greater Quinte, Hastings and Prince Edward County […]

Panthers heading to COSSA championships Monday

Panthers heading to COSSA championships Monday

UPDATE: The boys and girls hockey teams both lost their games at COSSA finishing the 2018 season. The girls lost 9-1 to St. Peter’s team, the only goal being from Tynika Williams with an assist from Sarah Juby. The boys also lost against St. Peter’s 4-2. Story and photos by Mike Pothier Despite a heart-breaking […]

Alliance Against School Closures wants to hear from County residents

Alliance Against School Closures wants to hear from County residents

I am a founder of the Ontario Alliance Against School Closures (OAASC). In November of 2016, our Alliance garnered support from almost one million Ontarians to lobby the Ministry of Education for a moratorium on school closures. That moratorium went into effect June 28, 2017. Unfortunately, many schools were shuttered because of a flawed Pupil […]

Panthers Bay of Quinte hockey begins

Panthers Bay of Quinte hockey begins

Story and photos by Rebecca Juby The PECI Panthers girls hockey team had a tough battle Monday with an end of regular season loss to the St Theresa Titans 3-2 but they’re ready to move on to Bay of Quinte action Thursday. Monday’s game opened with both teams going back and forth, each getting a […]

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