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Panther girls ready for weekend's elite tourney at Trinity

Panther girls ready for weekend’s elite tourney at Trinity

The PECI Panthers senior girls basketball team faces a tough test in Port Hope this weekend at the Trinity College Tournament. “This is an elite tournament attended by both private and public school teams,” said coach Rob Garden. And the goal is a title. “We want to win the tournament. We’ve won a lot over […]

PECI teacher a good sport for a good cause

PECI teacher a good sport for a good cause

  PECI teacher Rob Garden was a good sport for a good cause Thursday allowing his head to be shaved by the school’s top fundraiser for last week’s Terry Fox Run. “I’m a little nervous to do this… nah, I’m not,” laughed Alexa Prinzen as she grabbed the clippers. Primary grade students joining in on […]

Blaze in Ameliasburgh involves two homes, vehicle

Blaze in Ameliasburgh involves two homes, vehicle

Prince Edward County firefighters will remain at the scene for most of the day today extinguishing hots spots from an early morning blaze involving two homes and a vehicle on County Road 19, near Juniper Lane in Ameliasburgh. Deputy Fire Chief Robert Rutter said the call came in just before 5 a.m. Firefighters from Stations […]

Drive to turn former school into seniors' housing is stalled

Drive to turn former school into seniors’ housing is stalled

By Sharon Harrison The transformation of the former Pinecrest elementary school into affordable housing for seniors has stalled – and without support and partnerships, is at risk to fizzle, and fail. Almost two years have passed since the Lovesong Seniors Co-Housing Initiative by Emmanuel Baptist Church partnered with the municipality to purchase the former Pinecrest […]

Surfing through Thanksgiving weekend

Surfing through Thanksgiving weekend

Kite surfers took advantage of good wind Sunday afternoon at Sandbanks Provincial Park. The surface water sport combines aspects of wakeboarding, windsuring, gliding, skateboarding and, for some, gymnastics.

Touching donation tops PECI's Terry Fox fundraising tally to $12,500

Touching donation tops PECI’s Terry Fox fundraising tally to $12,500

Leading up to Thanksgiving weekend, students at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute were thankful for community support that helped them smash their fundraising goal to raise funds for cancer research. Thursday, 1,059 students were invited to meet on the front lawn of the school to witness the unveiling of the amount raised, before participating in the […]

County heroes honoured for saving man and dog in Gilead Road house fire

County heroes honoured for saving man and dog in Gilead Road house fire

By Olivia Timm Two Prince Edward County men’s heroic actions during a house fire were formally recognized at Shire Hall Tuesday night. Prince Edward County council recognized Brad Osbourne and Greg Yaworski, two Nash Home Hardware employees, for saving the life of a Hallowell man and his dog during a house fire in mid-August. “This […]

Tannis Reddy makes history as first female to win County Marathon

Tannis Reddy makes history as first female to win County Marathon

Story and photos by Olivia Timm Tannis Reddy made history as the first female to win the County Marathon. The Toronto resident completed the 16th annual full marathon in 2:50:19 with a beaming smile. “I’m really excited and happy. Being the first female is pretty cool and all of the ladies that I passed, everyone […]

Community chef mystery challenge cooks up funds for the HUB

Community chef mystery challenge cooks up funds for the HUB

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Community ‘chefs’ cooked up funds, laughs and some interesting dishes during a creative competition, Saturday. The HUB Child and Family Centre partnered with The CAPE (Culinary Arts Prince Edward) on the former Picton Legion property to host the first cooking competition of its kind as a fundraiser for an […]

Picton Home Hardware continues to Back the Build

Picton Home Hardware continues to Back the Build

Picton Home Hardware owners Adam and Chrissy Busscher presented another $5,000 to help Back the Build of the new Prince Edward County hospital. Hospital Foundation representatives were delighted to receive the donation Friday, Oct. 4 at the store. These funds were raised at Home Hardware’s electronics recycling events held over the spring and summer. The […]

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