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This changes everything - march and movie

This changes everything – march and movie

After last week’s horrific attacks, the French government announced the Paris Global Climate Conference will go ahead as planned and so will the global day of action on Nov. 29th in Ottawa. But out of fear or sadness, many in Paris itself – the biggest march planned – may stay home. That makes it more […]

County residents invited to show support at Trenton hospital rally

County residents invited to show support at Trenton hospital rally

On Friday, Nov. 13th the advocacy group for Trenton Memorial Hospital, ‘Our TMH’ is holding a rally in Centennial Park in Trenton, beginning at noon. Bus loads of supporters are expected to be coming in from all over eastern and central Ontario. This rally is being held in conjunction with the Ontario Health Coalition’s ‘Days […]

Power boat racing record stands on 58th anniversary Nov. 1

Power boat racing record stands on 58th anniversary Nov. 1

This coming Sunday – Nov. 1, 2015 – will be the 58th anniversary of Jim Thompson’s ‘Miss Supertest II’, with Art Asbury at the helm, setting the Canadian Water Speed Record of 184.494 mph, out on Picton Bay. This is still the Canadian record – the only sanctioned record witnessed and recognized by the official […]

Thanks - in this season of Thankgiving

Thanks – in this season of Thankgiving

  In this season of thanksgiving…my thanks I have been reminded by recent events how very fortunate I have been to share a deep passion with some of the most wonderful people. As you are aware, I am no longer with the Hospice organization but when I was, I had the distinct honour and privilege […]

Reaction to Syrian refugee issue insult to Canadians

Reaction to Syrian refugee issue insult to Canadians

  Anger is only one reaction I have had with PM Steven Harper’s handling of the Syrian asylum-seekers. Disgust, disappointment, embarrassment, insulting also apply. “If Mr. Harper were another person, he would have immediately announced his intention to accept vastly more Syrian asylum-seekers, as well as emergency measures to cut the red tape that keeps […]

Hospital stakeholders must be vigilant

Hospital stakeholders must be vigilant

Recently the PECM Hospital Foundation announced that they had chosen their new Executive Director, Penny Rolinski. Penny feels that she can make a difference because she was born at our local hospital as Penny Taylor, most of her family has received care there and she feels that as she has moved back into the area […]

Despite 'lack of concern' mayor sends Premier second plea for moratorium on turbines

Despite ‘lack of concern’ mayor sends Premier second plea for moratorium on turbines

August 5, 2015 Sent by Fax and Email Honourable Kathleen Wynne Premier of Ontario Room 281, Main Legislative Building Queen’s Park Toronto, Ontario M7A 1A1 -and- Honourable Glen Murray Minister of the Environment and Climate Change 11th Floor, Ferguson Block 77 Wellesley Street West Toronto, Ontario M7A 2T5 Premier Wynne and Minister Murray, It is […]

PEC mayor asks Premier for moratorium on wind projects

PEC mayor asks Premier for moratorium on wind projects

UPDATE: July 30: Mayor Robert Quaiff has been notified there is little chance of having a meeting with Premier Wynne regarding industrial turbines in Prince Edward County. July 23, 2015 Sent by Fax and Email Honourable Kathleen Wynne Premier of Ontario Room 281, Main Legislative Building Queen’s Park Toronto, Ontario M7A 1A1 -and- Honourable Glen […]

Mixed messages from Hydro One on cutting down trees for transmission line

Mixed messages from Hydro One on cutting down trees for transmission line

We own a home on Walmsley Road, Milford, Prince Edward County. On June 17th  our neighbours and ourselves received phone calls from Hydro One requesting our permission to cut down the trees at the front of our property for “some work we are doing down here on Walmsley and Royal Rd”  for a proposed new […]

Lesson learned from Hospice volunteers speaks volumes

Lesson learned from Hospice volunteers speaks volumes

Recently there has been much written about Hospice Prince Edward in the local media. Last week’s announcement that, for the interim, Stephanie McLaren, Executive Director of the Family Health Team will act as Executive Director and Resident Service Manager can only be a positive step for the community and Hospice. Meanwhile the two remaining board […]

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