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Free Food Festival celebrates sharing in the community

Free Food Festival celebrates sharing in the community

The Prince Edward County community is invited to “Feast! the Potluck Party in the Park Edition” Sunday, Aug. 19 from noon to 3pm in Benson Park, Picton. In the style of the original ‘Feast’ free food event held in August 2016, this summer’s Feast is also a celebration of free food for all, but with […]

Visitors Wild About Wildlife in Wellington

Visitors Wild About Wildlife in Wellington

Families gathered in Wellington Friday to meet Stephen Hawking, Dante the falcon, learn about native reptiles and maybe hold or touch a snake. They were also invited to learn about water, bugs and native flowers. The event was the final of six in the region hosted by Quinte Conservation staff and summer students focusing on […]

Consecon Day celebrates community

Consecon Day celebrates community

Story and photos by Sarah Law Consecon celebrated its community last weekend with a day full of festivities and activities – but mostly a time to enjoy relax and enjoy what the village has to offer. Saturday was Consecon Day – held annually on the first Saturday of the August long weekend, says community member […]

Fermentation Festival promoting what's good for your gut

Fermentation Festival promoting what’s good for your gut

Story and photos by Olivia Timm All things said to be good for the gut drew a large crowd Saturday at Picton’s Crystal Palace. In similar style to last year’s inaugural event, Ontario Fermentation Festival visitors toured the building to test and buy fermented products like sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, cheese, kefir, tempeh, kvass, pickles, vinegar, […]

Premier Ford in the County to announce 'buck a beer' is back Aug. 27

Premier Ford in the County to announce ‘buck a beer’ is back Aug. 27

Beer for a buck will be available by the end of this month and brewers will be given incentives to drop their prices. Premier Doug Ford announced the return of ‘Buck a Beer’ Tuesday morning at Barley Days Brewery on Loyalist Parkway, with Bay of Quinte MPP Todd Smith, Government House Leader; and Vic Fedeli, […]

Royal Canadian Air Force crew assists stranded sailor and dog

Royal Canadian Air Force crew assists stranded sailor and dog

A Royal Canadian Air Force Griffon helicopter crew assisted a stranded boater and dog off the shore of Prince Edward County Monday morning. Assistance from Canadian Coast Guard Cape Hearn and Coast Guard Auxiliary Wellington Rescue was initially requested when the sailboat first ran around. The vessel refloated and was able to continue on its […]

Two day heat wave to feel like 40C or more

Two day heat wave to feel like 40C or more

Environment Canada and Hastings Prince Edward Public Health have issued a two-day heat warning beginning Sunday. A hot and humid airmass is expected to move into southern Ontario Sunday and remain in place through Monday. Daytime maximum values of 31 degrees or higher are expected on both Sunday and Monday with humidex values near 40. […]

Passionate community presses for open discussion on Quinte Isle expansion project

Passionate community presses for open discussion on Quinte Isle expansion project

Community residents attending an information session on the proposed new development for 337 park model trailer sites at Quinte’s Isle Campark forced an impromptu change from one-on-one chats with consultants to an open discussion where everybody could hear questions and answers. “Pardon me for being a rabble rouser,” said Wellington’s Jane Macdonald as she stood […]

100 People Who Care PEC present $11,000 to Glenwood Cemetery

100 People Who Care PEC present $11,000 to Glenwood Cemetery

The quest to right vandalized headstones and monuments got a healthy boost Tuesday as the 100 People Who Care PEC group presented $11,000 worth of cheques to Picton’s Glenwood Cemetery. Four times a year, each member of the group brings (or sends) a $100 cheque to a meeting and, if they wish, the name of […]

Friends for Life cyclists love 'the longest day' through Prince Edward County

Friends for Life cyclists love ‘the longest day’ through Prince Edward County

More than 200 cyclists wheeled through Prince Edward County Monday, participating in the 20th annual Friends For Life Bike Rally which raises about $1 million annually for the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation. Day two is dubbed ‘The Longest Day’ of the six – a 130.9km ride from Port Hope, through Prince Edward County and […]

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