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90 per cent of first H.E.A.T. graduates land jobs

90 per cent of first H.E.A.T. graduates land jobs

The first class of Helping Employers Acquire Talent (H.E.A.T.) training has graduated and is now equipped to work in the tourism and hospitality industry in Prince Edward County. After 10 days of training, 90 per cent of the participants landed jobs in the sector. The success of the new program was celebrated recently at a […]

Stacks of FUNdraising during Night at the Library 

Stacks of FUNdraising during Night at the Library 

Photos and story by Sharon Harrison The first-ever Night at the Library hosted by Prince Edward County Library hit the bestseller’s list Sunday. The major fundraising gala, which enticed people to check out Picton branch library at night, was deemed a resounding success by organizers. The ‘It’s Overdue: Time to Renew’ library expansion project will […]

Family's $25,000 pledge 'Backs the Build' for County hospital

Family’s $25,000 pledge ‘Backs the Build’ for County hospital

For the Ward family, the decision to ‘Back the Build’ in support of the proposal to rebuild Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital wasn’t difficult. “We see our local hospital as one of the high priority assets in our community so we want to invest in the bright, healthy future ahead for the new PECMH,” said […]

100 People Who Care PEC present pot of gold to Reaching for Rainbows

100 People Who Care PEC present pot of gold to Reaching for Rainbows

The pot of gold was at Reaching for Rainbows Wednesday afternoon as the 100 People Who Care PEC handed over $11,600 to the Picton organization. Reaching for Rainbows was designed eight years ago to help vulnerable young County girls between the ages of six and nine to reach their potential in a strong, independent future. […]

Picton woman wins international Rebelle Rally

Picton woman wins international Rebelle Rally

Prince Edward County’s Michelle Laframboise and her co-driver Elise Racette have taken first place in the 2018 Rebelle Rally in a thrilling tie finish. After last year’s win the in the International Cup class – this year they set out to take top honours – and succeeded with a come-from-behind upset on Oct. 19. They […]

Tribute honours community making a difference at the County's hospital

Tribute honours community making a difference at the County’s hospital

Giving is not just about making a donation – it’s about making a difference,” said Shannon Coull, executive director with the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation. The Foundation, Wednesday afternoon, honoured individuals, corporations and community organizations for supporting ongoing fundraising efforts for medical equipment purchases and the move toward a new hospital in Prince […]

County's Master Gardeners encourage children to grow forward

County’s Master Gardeners encourage children to grow forward

Prince Edward County Master Gardeners who cultivated a new crop of growers this summer report they all blossomed. PEC Master Gardeners invited children ages eight to 12 to tend gardens this summer and keep a journal of their progress. Saturday, at the Picton branch library, participants were honoured for their work and presented certificates by […]

All roads lead to a healthy hospital

All roads lead to a healthy hospital

It was clear sailing with no bumps along the road for the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation Thursday as the organization was the grateful recipient of a $5,000 gift from the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors (AORS) District 8. The funds were raised at the Ontario Road Supervisors Tradeshow, held in Belleville this past […]

PECI venture students make Thanksgiving delivery to food bank

PECI venture students make Thanksgiving delivery to food bank

CHEERS! to the Grade 9 Venture Enrichment class members who organized and delivered on the school’s annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. They took more than 600 items to the Picton Food Bank Wednesday morning.

Hospital's Auxiliary to the rescue - stat!

Hospital’s Auxiliary to the rescue – stat!

When it comes to giving Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital a helping hand, the PECM Hospital Auxiliary knows how to get the job done. The volunteer group recently purchased a trauma stretcher from the PECMH Foundation’s equipment list that will soon be used in the Emergency Department. The stretcher cost just under $12,000 and comes […]

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