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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 […]

Millennium Trail upgrade shovels in the ground

Millennium Trail upgrade shovels in the ground

Story and photo by Sharon Harrison On a portion of the Millennium Trail near Lake Street in Picton, volunteers came with shovels and spades in hand – including a gleaming gold one – but mostly they came with smiles and joy that upgrades to the trail are under way. The informal outdoor ceremony included a […]

PEC mayoral candidates face questions from Picton Rotarians

PEC mayoral candidates face questions from Picton Rotarians

While the Ontario Court of Appeal today sided with Premier Doug Ford to allow cutting Toronto’s city council seats almost in half to align to provincial and federal boundaries (without using the constitution’s nonwithstanding clause), two of three candidates vying to lead Prince Edward County council as mayor, would not agree to re-opening the issue […]

Youth wellness report aim to enhance a positive community

Youth wellness report aim to enhance a positive community

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison A snapshot of Prince Edward County’s youth identifying struggles they face and what they need to succeed has been presented as part of an on-going community research project. Over the past year, the ‘Greater Than: County Youth Collective’ interviewed more than 70 Prince Edward County youth aged 12 to […]

Milford honours community and rural roots at this year's fair

Milford honours community and rural roots at this year’s fair

It was hot as blazes for merriment at Milford’s Fall Fair but during this year’s ‘celebration of rural roots’, it was taken in stride – with plenty of water, coveted shady spots and gentle breezes. “I think it’s rained maybe three times on the Milford Fair over the past 72 years,” said Bruce Dowdell, long-time […]

Four challenges remain to remove Bay of Quinte from area of concern list

Four challenges remain to remove Bay of Quinte from area of concern list

Three water quality challenges identified for the Bay of Quinte have received official confirmation from the federal and provincial governments of a status change and can now be considered restored. The Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan Restoration Council announced Tuesday the challenges are fish and wildlife populations and habitat and underwater bugs. “This means […]

County to revise short-term accommodation draft regulations

County to revise short-term accommodation draft regulations

Story and photo by Sharon Harrison Draft proposed recommendations for short-term accommodations in Prince Edward County were presented before a full house Monday night. “Based on the questions and comments we received last night, staff will revise the proposed draft regulations before council formally considers them later this month,” said Mayor Robert Quaiff Tuesday. At […]

Quilters stitch up window on the County for display at the hospital

Quilters stitch up window on the County for display at the hospital

A quilted ‘window on Prince Edward County’ now hangs in the diagnostic imaging hallway at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital to bring delight and distraction to those who pass by. “From each block shines the love for our small part of Canada, the Island of Prince Edward County,” said Janet Day Reader, president of the […]

Cool weather weekend boosts fun at Picton's fall fair

Cool weather weekend boosts fun at Picton’s fall fair

Story and photos by Olivia Timm Following days of near record-breaking heat, a cool weather weekend was welcomed by those attending the 183rd annual Picton Fair. Rain or shine, the fair brings return visitors year after year to enjoy the atmosphere of a country fair. Jack Broadbent, who has lived in Picton with his wife […]

Community celebrates partnership, innovation and keeping a school open

Community celebrates partnership, innovation and keeping a school open

A community’s vision, innovation and partnerships were celebrated Thursday morning on the front steps of an elementary school destined for closure. A five-year lease is now in place between the Hastings Prince Edward District School Board and the County Food Hub for use of the west wing at Sophiasburgh Central School – keeping its doors […]

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