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Ice Box - Art in the Heart of Winter - celebration debuts

Ice Box – Art in the Heart of Winter – celebration debuts

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Prince Edward County celebrated art in the heart of winter during a brand-new event held on the grounds of Macaulay Heritage Park. Ice Box—art in the heart of winter—made its debut in the first-ever event of its kind on the weekend – in weather warm enough to banish winter […]

Ice Box - art in the heart of winter - opens this weekend

Ice Box – art in the heart of winter – opens this weekend

On the heels of the successful Firelight Lantern Festival is the Department of Illumination’s inaugural Ice Box – art in the heart of winter. Ice Box is a new public art event set for Feb. 2-10, produced by the artist collective in partnership with Macaulay Heritage Park. Ice Box is free of charge, but donations […]

Amid squall and extreme cold warnings, OPP advise to limit travel due to white outs

Amid squall and extreme cold warnings, OPP advise to limit travel due to white outs

UPDATE 3p.m. – Due to high winds and white out conditions in the southern part of Prince Edward County, OPP are advising motorists to stay off the roads unless necessary. As of 8 a.m. this morning all roads in Prince Edward County are open. Overnight crews plowed and sanded primary roads and plows for secondary […]

Plowing priority shifts to County's primary roads - OPP closing roads

Plowing priority shifts to County’s primary roads – OPP closing roads

UPDATE 8:16 – PEC OPP are closing the roads in the southern part of the county (County Road 33 and Picton south) due to bad visibility. Const. Patrick Menard states plowing is to re-start once it becomes clearer, but when is currently is unknown. “The OPP are advising citizens to stay home and off the […]

QHC approves stage two for Prince Edward County's new hospital

QHC approves stage two for Prince Edward County’s new hospital

Stage two of the new Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital was approved by Quinte Health Care’s board Tuesday afternoon during a meeting at the Picton Community Centre. The 364-page ‘Functional Program’ shows a detailed outline of the functions and operations of the new hospital, staffing, major equipment needs and space requirements for each department and […]

8 Wing welcomes squadron home from Iraq, Syria

8 Wing welcomes squadron home from Iraq, Syria

8 Wing Trenton welcomed the return of a CC-150 Polaris aircraft, crew and support personnel from 437 Transport Squadron, who had been deployed on Operation Impact over the past four years. Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis was first in line to welcome and congratulate the personnel as they arrived at 8 Wing Trenton Monday. […]

Milford eyes the potato to bake up some winter fun

Milford eyes the potato to bake up some winter fun

Between snow squalls this weekend, winter made room for plenty of fun at Milford’s first Potato Fest. Janna McCarthy, an organizer with the host South Marysburgh Recreation Board said the fun began Friday night with bingo. “Just about a full house came out on a snowy night for bingo in the Milford Town Hall. Along […]

Community hugs one of its own with support for charities and a wish granted

Community hugs one of its own with support for charities and a wish granted

By Sharon Harrison and Sue Capon Mark Campbell was just seven years old on his first trip to see the reigning Stanley Cup Champion Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team play at the Gardens. And though he has returned rink side many times over the years to cheer on his favourite team, his trip last week […]

100 People Who Care PEC support Wellington Auxiliary Rescue

100 People Who Care PEC support Wellington Auxiliary Rescue

The 100 People Who Care Prince Edward County organization has sent its quarterly nod to those who help save lives. Doug Monk, treasurer with The Wellington Auxiliary Rescue Association, received $12,000 Wednesday from two founders of 100 People Who Care PEC, Mark Davis and David Fox. The funds will go toward continued renovations of an […]

County hospital foundation 'pumped' about Poppy Fund donation

County hospital foundation ‘pumped’ about Poppy Fund donation

Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 78 Poppy Fund Committee in Picton presented the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation with $3,000 toward purchasing infusion pumps. The funds were from the 2018 poppy fund campaign which raised about $19,000 from more than 80 poppy boxes located in and around Picton. The County’s hospital is […]

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