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Pink or Blue? - Students explore gender identity on National Day of Remembrance

Pink or Blue? – Students explore gender identity on National Day of Remembrance

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison On the heels of their Remembrance Day play, Vimy and the Boy Solider from Hillier, the senior drama class at Picton’s Prince Edward Collegiate Institute will recognize another important, and timely, anniversary. Pink or Blue? is an original collective creation put together by students at PECI under the guidance […]

Panthers battle Centurions in hockey home opener

Panthers battle Centurions in hockey home opener

By Mike Pothier Prince Edward Collegiate Institute’s Panther Boys Hockey team battled hard in its season opener against the Centre Hastings Centurions eventually losing 4-2 in a fast, evenly matched game. The Panther’s play-making started off slow as players have just been on the ice as a team for all but a couple of practices. […]

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 […]

Hillier Hall stage play wins hearts and funds

Hillier Hall stage play wins hearts and funds

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Heart-warming tales of a boy soldier filled hearts with pride, and coffers with support for the hall in the hamlet he called home. Robert Clarence Thompson, of Hillier, was a 13-year-old student at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute when he enlisted in 1915. Last week, on a blustery November day, […]

Panther teams slam dunk gold and silver medals at Bay of Quinte

Panther teams slam dunk gold and silver medals at Bay of Quinte

PECI’s junior and senior basketball teams left the Bay of Quinte Championships with medals. The seniors girls team won the Bay of Quinte Championship last night for the second straight year. The win capped off a perfect 12-0 season with a 61-48 win over Saint Theresa. Over the past two seasons the Panthers are a […]

Cheer on PECI's jr and sr basketball teams at Bay of Quinte Championship Friday

Cheer on PECI’s jr and sr basketball teams at Bay of Quinte Championship Friday

For the first time in PECI school history, both the junior and senior girls basketball teams will be competing in the Bay of Quinte Championship games on Friday. “These girls have worked tirelessly to accomplish this goal and it would be great if the community could come and support them,” said coach Rob Garden. Everybody […]

Not OK to block disabled parking spot

Not OK to block disabled parking spot

There is a story about accessibility misuse in Picton that needs to be told. The new owner of The Armoury has removed all parking at the front of the building; specifically the three free disability spots that had no time restrictions. Although his choice to remove these, it is not legal or OK to block […]

Letter: What are your issues with council?

Letter: What are your issues with council?

We’re now less than one year away from the municipal election on October 22, 2018, with the official campaign to start with the opening of nominations on May 1. It’s not too early to start thinking about the performance of the current council and the issues that will be important for the next council. In […]

Students Give Where They Live - in excess of $20,000

Students Give Where They Live – in excess of $20,000

UPDATE: The Give Where You Live tour blew away all expectations during its first tour through the region. With money from sponsoring schools and students still coming in, as it stands right now the effort has brought in upwards of $20,000 – which is double the initial $10,000 goal of the tour. All of the […]

Is fixing tourism possible?

Is fixing tourism possible?

It seems that everyone has a story or two to tell about the new wave of tourists this summer, particularly on countylive.ca’s blog. There were good comments, and lots of frustration vented. Ridiculous U-turns, insane driving habits, flipping fingers to pedestrians on crosswalks and, of course, the (now-acceptable) randomly picnicking on peoples’ lawns, and peeing […]

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