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MPP Todd Smith introduces Garrett's Legacy Act in hopes of saving lives on soccer fields

MPP Todd Smith introduces Garrett’s Legacy Act in hopes of saving lives on soccer fields

In an emotional day at Queen’s Park, Prince Edward Hastings MP Todd Smith introduced legislation to require all movable soccer goal nets in Ontario be anchored. He presented the “Garrett’s Legacy Act” with Dave and Gwen Mills, whose 15-year-old son May Garrett Mills died this summer in Napanee when an unanchored soccer goal came down […]

Tough decisions, tricky issues on the table for council's budget talks for 2018

Tough decisions, tricky issues on the table for council’s budget talks for 2018

Despite setbacks faced by the municipality, its residents and businesses this year, Prince Edward County Mayor Robert Quaiff said there’s economic optimism for 2018 along with resolve to tackle tricky issues surrounding affordable housing and rebuilding infrastructure. He predicts tough decisions are going to made when council meets for budget talks next month. Quaiff was […]

Despite rain, Firelight Festival brings light to shorter, darker days of autumn

Despite rain, Firelight Festival brings light to shorter, darker days of autumn

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison It rained on the Firelight Lantern Festival’s parade Saturday night, but the fun shone on for the fifth annual event inside Picton’s Crystal Palace. “Rain and lantern parades just don’t mix,” said festival co-founder Krista Dalby. “I wasn’t too upset about it because I knew we had something really […]

Quaiff officially the Bay of Quinte Liberal candidate

Quaiff officially the Bay of Quinte Liberal candidate

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison The Bay of Quinte Liberal riding has offically named Prince Edward County Mayor Robert Quaiff its candidate for the 2018 provincial election. “This is an opportunity of a lifetime for me,” said Quaiff. “It’s something that’s a long time coming and with a lot of conversations with a lot […]

Comedy thriller 'Tomb With A View' opens this weekend in Milford

Comedy thriller ‘Tomb With A View’ opens this weekend in Milford

Meet the Tomb family of Monument House, a most vile collection of maniacs, murderers and man-eaters. Septimus Tomb, the patriarch of the Tomb family has (finally) died, but his millions have gone missing. Who is the mysterious stranger left as a beneficiary in Tomb’s will? Where has the money been hidden? Which member of the […]

Picton Pirates fill a truck in food drive

Picton Pirates fill a truck in food drive

CHEERS! to Picton Pirates hockey players who filled a truck with food for The Salvation Army during a drive held in Picton on Sunday. The Salvation Army will be guests at the Pirates’ Home Game Thursday, Nov. 16th as part of their Kettle Drive Kick-Off. Game time is 7:30 p.m. against Napanee. “There was great […]

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 […]

Honouring the fallen on Remembrance Day

Honouring the fallen on Remembrance Day

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Regardless of the chill in the air, hundreds gathered at the cenotaph in Wellington Park Saturday morning to mark Remembrance Day under a clear blue, sunny sky. Following a parade from the United Church to the Cenotaph, proceedings began with prayers as Wellington locals, County residents and visitors turned […]

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will Remember them

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will Remember them

Hundreds of people attended the unveiling of the Prince Edward County War Memorial in Picton on Sept. 21, 1920. Brig. Gen. W.B. King unveiled the monument. The assembly as addressed by Maj. Gen. Sir Archibald Cameron Macdonell, Royal Military College Commandant, Kingston and Brig. Gen. A.E. Ross. – Photograph from the collection of Alan R. […]

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