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PECI students pledge to 'Be Sharp Behind the Wheel'

PECI students pledge to ‘Be Sharp Behind the Wheel’

Prince Edward Collegiate Institute students were proud to ‘take the wheel’ to promote safe driving. Students were asked to sign a banner presented by Prince Edward OPP Constable Pat Menard in December pledging to ‘Be Sharp Behind the Wheel’. Menard received the banner from the Quinte Region Traffic Coalition, whose goal is to reduce the […]

PECI Panthers soak in OFSAA experience

PECI Panthers soak in OFSAA experience

The PECI Panthers Senior Girls Basketball team represented the smallest school from the smallest community, and although the team didn’t place, the members made their presence known at the All Ontario Championships (OFSAA) last week. It’s the second time in three years PECI’s basketball team has reached all-Ontario competition and coach Rob Garden is proud […]

PECI Senior Girls COSSA champions heading to OFSAA next week

PECI Senior Girls COSSA champions heading to OFSAA next week

For the second time in three years, the PECI Senior Girls Basketball team is the champion of Central Ontario. Coach Rob Garden reports the team defeated Holy Cross from Peterborough 64 – 45 in the championship game in front of a packed gym at PECI. “Mikayla Leavitt, Jesse Swackhammer and Vanessa Wilton all scored 14 […]

Public welcome to cheer PECI in COSSA basketball bid

Public welcome to cheer PECI in COSSA basketball bid

Girls Basketball COSSA championship games are Thursday, Nov. 15. The JR girls team plays Cobourg Collegiate in Lindsay at IE Weldon at 12pm. Championship game is at 4pm. The bus leaves at 8:15am. Parents are invited to ride the bus. The SR girls team plays Adam Scott at PECI at 10am. Championship game is at […]

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. […]

PECI student wins speed skating bronze

PECI student wins speed skating bronze

Thirteen members of the Quinte Blades Speed Skating Club competed in Belleville last weekend at the first regional meet hosted by the Quinte Blades Speed Skating Club – drawing 100 competitors ages six to 50 from all across Ontario and as far away as Chicago. Coach Paul Pickard, former PECI vice-principal, skated on personal best […]

Use your vote to help the environment

Use your vote to help the environment

LETTER: Council of Canadians Quinte would like to remind voters that this is your opportunity to have a voice in choosing the municipal representatives who will be making decisions that will affect you for the next four years! Please take the opportunity to question and meet your local candidates face-to-face at all candidates’ meetings. Two […]

PECI opens its doors as new K-12 school

PECI opens its doors as new K-12 school

Photos and story by Olivia Timm The first day of school at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute’s newly revamped Grade K-12 facility is in the books. Parents, guardians and students were welcomed on the first day by staff, board trustees and teachers. Some students arrived at the new “kiss and drop” area, which was formerly used […]

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 […]

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