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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 […]

Donor will match funds given to the Picton Library expansion project this month

Donor will match funds given to the Picton Library expansion project this month

In celebration of Library Month, all donations to the Picton library’s ‘Time to Renew’ expansion fundraising campaign will be matched through the generosity of an anonymous donor. “The matching amount is $100,000,” said Alexandra Bake, chair of the library’s fundraising committee. “So, if we can generate the same amount in October, we will realize $200,000 […]

County Marathon road closures Sunday

County Marathon road closures Sunday

Several road closures are scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 30 to accommodate the County Marathon. The rolling road closures begin at 8 am in Wellington. All roads will re-open at 2 pm. The following roads will be closed: · County Road 33, Wellington to Bloomfield, 8 am-10 am. · County Road 12, Bloomfield to Sandbanks, 8:30 […]

Full house for marathon session on County's short-term accommodations

Full house for marathon session on County’s short-term accommodations

UPDATE OCT 9 – Motion passed. Following a marathon session at Thursday’s Committee of the Whole – featuring four deputations and 23 speakers from the public – council approved Official Plan and zoning amendments related to regulating short-term accommodations (STAs) in Prince Edward County. The licensing bylaw is to be brought forward in the first […]

Historical Society updated on Glenwood Cemetery's touchstones to the past

Historical Society updated on Glenwood Cemetery’s touchstones to the past

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Work to right Glenwood Cemetery’s ‘Touchstones to Picton’s Past’ is under way – but will take up to three years to complete. The Prince Edward Historical Society met for its annual meeting at the Glenwood Cemetery chapel Sunday and members heard updates on progress of restoration work following extensive […]

Fall Colour Fondo welcomed cyclists to the County

Fall Colour Fondo welcomed cyclists to the County

A new name and new look brought close to 150 cyclists to southern parts of Prince Edward County Sunday. The Picton Kiwanis Club hosted its 14th annual Fall Colour Fondo, Sunday, welcoming riders at the Waupoos Estates Winery. Formerly known as the Colour Cribbage Ride, the event changed its name, start location and routes in […]

Community celebrates tradition at Ameliasburgh's fair

Community celebrates tradition at Ameliasburgh’s fair

Story and photos by Olivia Timm Ameliasburgh’s Fall Fair celebrated community roots and tradition over first weekend of autumn. For some, attending the agricultural fair is a tradition where rural families spend time celebrating community. At the opening ceremonies, Saturday, Jan Nightingale, director of the fair board, introduced Florence Wood, a long-time Ameliasburgh resident, to […]

Wellington’s Hailey MacDonald to represent Canada on international stage

Wellington’s Hailey MacDonald to represent Canada on international stage

By Olivia Timm Wellington’s Hailey MacDonald brought home fourth place, confidence and an experience of a lifetime after participating in the Miss Teen Canada Globe pageant show this summer in Toronto. MacDonald says she’s excited to take all she’s learned to the next level and will be travelling to the Dominican Republic in April to […]

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