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International award honours 'The Fish Guy' from Glenora

International award honours ‘The Fish Guy’ from Glenora

By Olivia Timm If you turn right at the Glenora Ferry dock, you’ll likely find Tim Johnson wearing a fish shirt. But he won’t be there Friday, as the Picton resident is receiving the prestigious Anderson-Everett Award for many years of contributions to Great Lakes research. While working at the Glenora Fisheries Station, Johnson says […]

Turbine components begin moving through the County

Turbine components begin moving through the County

While work continues to widen four intersections en route to the White Pines industrial wind project sites in South Marysburgh, components are beginning to arrive for the construction of nine turbines. Meanwhile, the Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County is continuing its legal challenges. In the fall, APPEC commenced proceedings alleging the Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) contract […]

County garden and flower show puts on a blooming good display

County garden and flower show puts on a blooming good display

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison The County Blooms Garden and Flower Show blossomed in typical fashion Saturday, flourishing with an array of displays, exhibits, plants for sale, friendly free advice and a warm welcome. Held at the Wellington Town Hall location for a second year, the Prince Edward County Horticultural Society’s annual garden show […]

Final farewell for former students and staff at Queen Elizabeth School

Final farewell for former students and staff at Queen Elizabeth School

Former students and teachers roamed the halls of Queen Elizabeth Public School Thursday afternoon to have a last look around at what once was, and what will never again be. At 65 years old, 2018 marks retirement for the Picton school which will close its doors for the final time this month. A celebration of […]

Sell-out Waring House Dance Night forwards funds to Hospice Prince Edward

Sell-out Waring House Dance Night forwards funds to Hospice Prince Edward

County musicians struck an uplifting chord with Hospice Prince Edward Wednesday afternoon, presenting almost $5,000 raised last month at a Dance Night event at Waring Hall. Waring House proprietors Norah and Chris Rogers sponsored the event, in honour of 22-year employee, Henriette Labelle Campbell who passed in the loving care of Hospice Prince Edward in […]

Stark Family Fund awards $55,450 to nine charities

Stark Family Fund awards $55,450 to nine charities

Nine Prince Edward County charities will move forward with projects and updates thanks to the Stark Family Fund presenting grants totaling $55,451 Monday in Bloomfield. The grants were awarded a the Bloomfield Town Hall, near the former home of the Stark sisters. In 2002, the Stark Family Fund was created at the Community Foundation for […]

Junior firefighters thrilled to rise to the challenge

Junior firefighters thrilled to rise to the challenge

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison The thrills and spills of learning about firefighting were ablaze in a frenzy of excitement at the Wellington and District Community Centre Saturday. In a day put together by the Consecon and Wellington Fire Department, children aged five to 12 years were invited to participate in the PEC Junior […]

Robert Quaiff announces he won't seek another term as mayor

Robert Quaiff announces he won’t seek another term as mayor

Prince Edward County Mayor Robert Quaiff has announced he will pull the plug on municipal politics when his term is finished in October. Quaiff made the announcement Monday morning – his first day back to work following a lost bid as Liberal candidate in the June 7 provincial election to become the first MPP for […]

PEC Relay for Life - an evening in support of fighting cancer

PEC Relay for Life – an evening in support of fighting cancer

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Hundreds turned out to the Picton Fairgrounds Friday night for the 9th annual Relay for Life – a night to bring community together, share stories, not just sadness and tears, but also tales of joy and remarkable strength. The fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society is an all-volunteer event […]

Smith rides blue wave to Queen's Park; NDP elated and Quaiff back to mayor's chair

Smith rides blue wave to Queen’s Park; NDP elated and Quaiff back to mayor’s chair

By Olivia Timm and Sue Capon Shortly after the polls closed, the new Bay of Quinte riding was as blue as the waters around it – sending Progressive Conservative Todd Smith back for a third term at Queen’s Park – this time in a majority government under leader Doug Ford. “I am just really, really […]

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