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Kids and teachers at schools go along - for the most part

Kids and teachers at schools go along – for the most part

Dear Editor, Two schools, Pinecrest Memorial Public School and Queen Elizabeth Public School, closed in the last two years and I have fond memories of both. I started teaching at Pinecrest in 1983. Wow, that was a long time ago. It was like a family. The staff was very close. We didn’t have 40-minute lunch […]

Fond memories of both QE and Pinecrest schools

Fond memories of both QE and Pinecrest schools

Letter to the Editor : Although Queen Elizabeth and Pinecrest schools aren’t old buildings, they hold many memories for all who walked through their doors. The Saturday, June 8 alumni reunion at Prince Edward Community Centre will give all of us a chance to remember. When I came to Picton to teach Grade 4 in […]

OPINION: Bay of Quinte residents deserve better health care

OPINION: Bay of Quinte residents deserve better health care

Whether I’m in hockey rinks or grocery stores, people around the Bay of Quinte stop and tell me stories of their experiences with Ontario’s public health care system. This year, Quinte Health Care hospitals have already seen several days of gridlock with no staff or beds available. People are laying on stretchers for hours or […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What resistance to the White Pines Wind project is NOT about

What resistance to the White Pines Wind project is NOT about

Letter to the Editor: Reality is setting in as South Marysburgh residents deal with the noise and increase of heavy vehicular traffic related to the construction activities at the White Pines Wind Project sites around Milford. Many are also grappling with the fact that their ancestral homes are undergoing the unwelcome intrusion of unneeded wind […]

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