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Cannabis - what to know as legalization day arrives

Cannabis – what to know as legalization day arrives

While cannabis becomes legal on Oct. 17, buyers in Ontario will be “one to three days” more before their legal purchases arrive on their doorstep with a $5 delivery fee using Canada Post. There is no where legally to buy in-person as Ontario’s retail networks will not open until April 2019. In most other provinces […]

Pumpkinfest celebrates the heavyweights in Wellington

Pumpkinfest celebrates the heavyweights in Wellington

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Fierce, but friendly competition saw the heaviest pumpkin weigh in at 1,761.5 pounds Saturday during Pumpkinfest at Wellington. Secrets to success by growers ranges from using seaweed or fish to maple syrup and some even use milk. “It all starts with the seed,” said Harley Sproule of Ormstown, Quebec […]

Council endorses long-awaited downtown revitalization action plans

Council endorses long-awaited downtown revitalization action plans

Prince Edward County councillors have endorsed much-anticipated revitalization action plans for five downtowns along with sign, facade and streetscape design guidelines. The report of the Community Development Department was before Committee of the Whole Wednesday. The project, started late in 2014, included numerous surveys, reports and studies to identify opportunities for growth throughout the County’s […]

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 […]

Vital Signs 2018 shows a complicated snapshot of life in Prince Edward County

Vital Signs 2018 shows a complicated snapshot of life in Prince Edward County

Story and photo by Sharon Harrison A snapshot of the Prince Edward County community showing its ‘Vital Signs’ points to the need for awareness of community successes and challenges and what is needed to address them. The County Foundation released findings of its second report before a full house last week at St. Andrew’s Church […]

Public invited to flock to events for the birds

Public invited to flock to events for the birds

Fall migration is well under way as the colourful warblers of spring have donned drab migration gear and visit the County to rest and feed before taking off on their long journey south. During fall migration, the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory is in full operation. Bird banding has been taking place daily in the […]

Communication will be key for new mayor and all at Shire Hall

Communication will be key for new mayor and all at Shire Hall

There was no debate at Wednesday’s meeting for mayoral candidates and for the most part, the three vying to lead the horseshoe at Shire Hall were in agreement on the importance of major issues presented before a full house at the Regent Theatre. The meeting, hosted by the Prince Edward County Chamber of Commerce and […]

Save Picton Town Hall working group updates community on proposal

Save Picton Town Hall working group updates community on proposal

Story and photo by Sharon Harrison The future of Picton Town Hall took another step forward as Save Picton Town Hall Working Group (SPTH) attracted a full house at Saturday’s public meeting to share plans and receive feedback. Dubbed ‘A Hall for All’ by the SPTH working group, its hope is for the structure at […]

Picton man soars to victory in 15th County Marathon

Picton man soars to victory in 15th County Marathon

Story and photos by Sarah Law For the first time in its 15-year history, the annual County Marathon saw a Picton resident bring in the win. Matthew Bird Loreto defeated last year’s winner, John Bauer of Hamilton, with a time of 2:44:53.1. Bauer came in with a time of 2:49:43.6, followed by Corey Turnbull of […]

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