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Wellings honours outstanding community volunteers

Wellings honours outstanding community volunteers

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Prince Edward County volunteers were in the spotlight Wednesday as the Wellings of Picton hosted its third annual Volunteer Recognition Awards luncheon. The celebration coincides with National Volunteer Week, this year devoted to the theme “Celebrate the value of volunteering – building confidence, competence, connections and community”. County councillor […]

Celebrating the value of volunteering

Celebrating the value of volunteering

Organizers for the 9th annual Relay for Life thank the many volunteers who sold Daffodil pins for the Canadian Cancer Society at various locations around the County. This year’s National Volunteer Week (April 15-21) theme is “Celebrate the Value of Volunteering”. “It’s unfortunate that approximately one in every two Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer, […]

Federal funding is music to seniors' ears and focuses on fitness

Federal funding is music to seniors’ ears and focuses on fitness

Seniors will be making music together thanks to a new program to be run in nursing and retirement homes by the County of Prince Edward Library. Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis confirmed funds to the tune of $5,405 Friday at the Picton branch delivered through the government’s New Horizons for Seniors Program. Ellis spoke […]

Nature Matters! celebrates County's South Shore

Nature Matters! celebrates County’s South Shore

While Mother Nature is expected to bring ice and possibly snow to Prince Edward County this weekend, members and friends of the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory (PEPtBO) are looking forward to celebrating spring, summer and fall with events in appreciation of nature. PEPtBO has launched its second annual edition of Nature Matters!, a 56-page […]

Donning jerseys to show support for Humboldt

Donning jerseys to show support for Humboldt

Students at Prince Edward Collegiate Institue joined many County residents and businesses and thousands of Canadians who wore a sports jersey, or donned a green ribbon, on Thursday in honour of the victims of last week’s deadly bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team. The idea of trading in a weekday outfit for #JerseysForHumboldt […]

Wednesday will be a sea of pink at local schools

Wednesday will be a sea of pink at local schools

Schools and workplaces will be a sea of pink on Wednesday, April 11 for International Day of Pink. Day of Pink has been recognized at the Hastings Prince Edward District School Board for almost 10 years. Students, employees and community members wear pink to demonstrate their shared belief in celebrating inclusivity, diversity and acceptance at […]

Around the world performances fundraise for the foodbank

Around the world performances fundraise for the foodbank

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison The Country Church Players took a full house audience around the world with a lively and funny mix of familiar comedy, music and dance Saturday night at the Rednersville-Albury Community Church on Rednersville Road. “Last year, we brought you a celebration of all things Canadian and this year we […]

Donation launches Wellington Affordable Housing Network

Donation launches Wellington Affordable Housing Network

Citizens are mobilizing to form a ‘Wellington Affordable Housing Network’. “There is no housing for sale in Wellington at a price that is within the means of young people starting out, families with a modest income, or older people who want to downsize and stay in Wellington,” said Barry Davidson, who hosted a community meeting […]

County delegation advances partnership with South African municipality

County delegation advances partnership with South African municipality

The partnership between the County of Prince Edward and the Kouga Local Municipality took a major step forward following a recent municipal delegation visit to South Africa. “I was pleased to represent mayor Robert Quaiff and council in South Africa,” said councillor Steve Ferguson, who travelled with James Hepburn, Chief Administrative Officer, Neil Carbone, Director […]

Wind warning continues with gusts expected to diminish in evening

Wind warning continues with gusts expected to diminish in evening

Trees and branches are coming down and Blue Boxes and debris are appearing on roads and dooryards as powerful wind continues Wednesday afternoon. There are power outages to more than 10,000 Prince Edward County residents. Hydro One’s outage map estimates restoration after 5 p.m. though some have already been restored. A wind warning continues with […]

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