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100 People Who Care PEC presents its first big donation

100 People Who Care PEC presents its first big donation

The power of the people produced nearly $10,000 in less than an hour to support adult literacy programs in Prince Edward County. The new “100 People Who Care PEC” group handed over 93 $100 cheques on Thursday to the Prince Edward Learning Centre – voted by members at their first gathering to receive the windfall. […]

Couple ordered to pay wpd costs in turbine appeal - despite concern for citizens who try to challenge government

Couple ordered to pay wpd costs in turbine appeal – despite concern for citizens who try to challenge government

Two County residents have been ordered to pay wpd Canada $75,000 in costs in the loss of their appeal of a judicial review decision they had hoped would deny industrial wind turbines due to cultural heritage impacts. South Marysburgh residents Liz Driver and Edwin Rowse challenged the approval of the turbines based on the adequacy […]

SponsorLand unfolds challenges and triumphs of PEC Syria

SponsorLand unfolds challenges and triumphs of PEC Syria

Challenges and triumphs of Prince Edward County’s first Syrian refugee family, and the many volunteers who brought them here, unfold in the feature documentary ‘SponsorLand’ during a special screening at Picton’s Regent Theatre before the TVO national broadcasts. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Michèle Hozer, SponsorLand follows the day-to-day lives of the Al Jasem family – […]

Maker's Hand showcases 13th festival of fine craft

Maker’s Hand showcases 13th festival of fine craft

Story and photos by Olivia Timm ​​A showcase of fine craft featuring renowned artists kept crowds coming to the 13th annual Maker’s Hand fine craft show in Picton on the weekend. ​​ ​​This year, 39 artisans were selected to participate at the Community Centre at the Picton Fairgrounds to show and sell creations from myriad […]

Change your clocks, change your batteries

Change your clocks, change your batteries

Set your clock back an hour before you go to bed Saturday as daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday morning. Prince Edward County firefighters remind everybody to use the time change as a reminder to also change batteries in household smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

Community Keeps County Kids Warm

Community Keeps County Kids Warm

The community has stepped-up to keep 94 Prince Edward County children warm this winter. Donations of money and new winter clothing poured in this year toward the efforts of the Prince Edward County OPP and partners in the regional campaign to provide winter snowsuits, boots, warm mittens and hats for children of working families and […]

Canada's most famous racing boat set world speed record at PEC 60 years ago Nov. 1

Canada’s most famous racing boat set world speed record at PEC 60 years ago Nov. 1

The first banner to be hung in more than two years since Picton Main Street’s reconstruction project, will be hoisted by Dan Claxton Electric in commemoration of Canada’s most famous racing boat – Miss Supertest – setting the World Water Speed Record on Nov. 1, 1957. The Unlimited Class Hydroplane ‘Miss Supertest II’, and driver […]

Hicks Funeral Home continues to be favourite Halloween night haunt

Hicks Funeral Home continues to be favourite Halloween night haunt

One of Picton’s favourite haunting spots on Halloween night is Hicks Funeral Home, on Centre Street, where every year, owners Bob and Gayle Osborne host hundreds of ghosts and ghouls of all ages to a spooky tour and boxes upon boxes of treats.

Autumn open house celebrates the County's HUB for child and family services

Autumn open house celebrates the County’s HUB for child and family services

Story and photos by Olivia Timm The rain held off, and the sun shone brightly on children, parents and staff celebrating the 20th anniversary of the HUB Child and Family Centre with fall activities indoors and outdoors. The HUB has been at 10 McFarland Court in Picton for 20 years, but its programs have been […]

IT lives near Allisonville

IT lives near Allisonville

An intricate Halloween display on County Road 2 just North of Allisonville, photographed by John Ferguson, also plays on this fall’s hit movie IT based on the 1986 novel by Stephen King with Pennywise the clown. Whereabouts of the red balloon unknown.

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