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Tribute honours 'sparks' to building a strong future for Prince Edward County

Tribute honours ‘sparks’ to building a strong future for Prince Edward County

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison A special tribute honoured Lanny and Catharine Huff Wednesday as “sparks” in Prince Edward County for building a strong future. The well-known philanthropists were honoured by the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation and County Foundation on behalf of many area organizations for their generous commitment to community over […]

And they're off... for the Bay of Quinte provincial election

And they’re off… for the Bay of Quinte provincial election

The provincial election writ dropped Wednesday, May 9 and the most high profile candidates in the Bay of Quinte riding are already well into their campaigns. Campaign offices are open and candidates are knocking on doors and having lawn signs placed. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario dissolved the 41st Parliament May 8 and named […]

Hikers for Hospice support quality end-of-life care in Prince Edward County

Hikers for Hospice support quality end-of-life care in Prince Edward County

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Hundreds of supporters of quality end-of-life care stepped out to support programs and services of Hospice Prince Edward on Sunday – to the tune of more than $25,000. The Hike for Hospice, an annual fundraiser now in its seventh year, unfolded on a sunny Sunday morning from the Prince […]

Kiwanis derby's big fish caught in the County

Kiwanis derby’s big fish caught in the County

Perfect weather pitched in for thousands of anglers dropping their lines in the 28th annual Kiwanis Walleye World Fishing Derby over the weekend. Picton club members operated the weigh-in station at Picton Harbour, and as usual, handled some of the derby’s biggest catches. The County’s Terry Mindle landed the big prize for top walleye weighing […]

Prince Edward air cadets put training skills into action

Prince Edward air cadets put training skills into action

The 851 Prince Edward Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets took to the wilds at Beaver Meadow Conservation area to test skills they’ve studied throughout the year. Training officer Mike DeCastris said the training exercises are part of the mandatory training program and test cadets on leadership, instructional and survival skills, as well as activities like […]

3,000 students clap, stomp and cheer at Celebration of Dance

3,000 students clap, stomp and cheer at Celebration of Dance

The sun shone on about 3,000 students gathered at Zwick’s Island Park in Belleville Wednesday for Celebration of Dance, hosted by the Hastings Prince Edward District School Board. The event, in its 28th year, still features the ‘Cotton Eyed Joe’ dance as the longest running, along with new dances proposed by schools, this year including […]

Walk with Blanding's turtle raises funds, awareness

Walk with Blanding’s turtle raises funds, awareness

Fifty intrepid walkers met the “Blanding’s Turtle” at the corner of Lighthall and Royal roads Tuesday morning up then followed her path along Maypul Layn and Bond roads to Milford Town Hall for lunch. The six km walk was organized by the Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County (APPEC) and the Prince Edward County Field […]

Tribute launches 'Kait's Kit' to help others face the worst days of their lives

Tribute launches ‘Kait’s Kit’ to help others face the worst days of their lives

An equally heart-breaking and heart-warming tribute to a young life gone too soon showcased love and strength inside Picton United Church on Sunday as community members rallied around the family of Katie Shannon – and launched a “kit” to help others. While the 23-year-old battled the ravages of cancer in the final few months of […]

Canadian Olympian shares journey of coming out as a gay athlete

Canadian Olympian shares journey of coming out as a gay athlete

Story and photos by Olivia Timm ​​In the spirit of inclusivity, Prince Edward Collegiate Institute students and faculty welcomed Canadian Olympic athlete Rose Cossar to speak about her rhythmic gymnastics quest, and her personal pressure to work hard – out of fear – to come out gay. ​​ ​​Cossar, known as Rosie, represented Canada at […]

Dukes have 'community' to thank for their success

Dukes have ‘community’ to thank for their success

Story and photo by Olivia Timm The Wellington Dukes are making it a personal goal to give back to the community by supporting local businesses. Randy Uens, Vice President of hockey operations for the team, was guest speaker at Prince Edward County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism’s annual general meeting held Thursday morning at the […]

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