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Art meets the written word in County collAboRaTive

Art meets the written word in County collAboRaTive

In celebration of the Prince Edward County Studio Tour’s 25th anniversary, the tour has invited talented writers and poets to join with its members in an artistic collaboration called “CountyCollAboRaTive – where art meets the written word”. The resulting works were exhibited with writings and artwork side-by-side at two shows this summer in the County […]

New County resident wins Peoples’ Choice Award

New County resident wins Peoples’ Choice Award

The coveted Peoples’ Choice Award for the 25th Annual Art in the County Juried Show and Sale was presented to new County resident Indra Dosanjh, for her mixed media piece entitled ‘Being Seen’. On hand to accept the award, presented by sponsor Elizabeth Crombie of Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty Brokerage, Dosanjh shared the story behind […]

Municipality will honour road users agreement with wpd

Municipality will honour road users agreement with wpd

The County of Prince Edward intends to continue honouring the road users agreement (RUA) it signed with wpd White Pines Wind in 2016. “While the government of Ontario has signalled its intent to cancel the industrial wind turbine project in South Marysburgh, it is premature for the municipality to take any action before provincial legislation […]

MPP Smith announces cancellation of turbine project in Prince Edward County

MPP Smith announces cancellation of turbine project in Prince Edward County

UPDATE: County residents were protesting the wpd Canada industrial wind turbines at Bond and County Road 10 when they heard the news Tuesday of the project’s pending cancellation. “Today’s citizen action photo opportunity at Bond Road and County Road 10 was a great success with 40 to 50 participants coming out to demonstrate their anger […]

Councillors seek motion surrounding information on notice to proceed decision

Councillors seek motion surrounding information on notice to proceed decision

Councillors Steve Ferguson and Bill Roberts are seeking a motion of support, at Thursday’s committee of the whole meeting, related to the issuance of a Notice to Proceed to wpd Canada for its White Pines industrial turbines in the wards of South Marysburgh and Athol. The motion states the municipality wants to be kept informed […]

Quilting enthusiasts gather for A Stitch in Time

Quilting enthusiasts gather for A Stitch in Time

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison A kaleidoscope of quilts transfixed hundreds of visitors at the Wellington and District Community Centre over the weekend. The skating surface showcased more than 300 traditional, abstract and representational designs, as well as hand and machine made quilts. This 18th Prince Edward County Quilt Show – A Stitch in […]

APPEC's legal action against IESO re: wpd turbines dismissed in court

APPEC’s legal action against IESO re: wpd turbines dismissed in court

As enormous industrial wind turbine components continue to make their through the County enroute to sites in South Marysburgh, disappointing news has arrived in opponents’ email boxes. Gord Gibbins, chair of the Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County, (APPEC) informed supporters and media Thursday morning that legal action against the IESO (Independent Electricity System Operator) […]

Higher than hoped tenders put kink in Millennium Trail progress

Higher than hoped tenders put kink in Millennium Trail progress

Story by Sharon Harrison Facing much higher than anticipated tenders for the work, the PEC Trails Committee is anxious to solve challenges and get the Millennium Trail upgrades under way as soon as possible. Having raised around $126,000, and with municipality having committed $370,000 toward the upgrade of the entire trail, shovels in the ground […]

From running track to music tracks - the County's Cole Norton still a rising star

From running track to music tracks – the County’s Cole Norton still a rising star

By Olivia Timm His first notable successes were on the running track, and now, the County’s Cole Norton has turned up the volume on a promising music career. Tuesday, his song ‘Perfect’ played on Dallas radio station New Country 96.3 – Norton’s first radio appearance. “Now that my song will be on the radio for […]

Food, music and entertainment highlights Canada Day fun in Picton

Food, music and entertainment highlights Canada Day fun in Picton

  Story and photos by Olivia Timm Picton’s Main Street filled up with a sea of red, white and Canadian flags to celebrate Canada Day. And the intense heat didn’t deter people from perusing offers from vendors, listening to live music and grabbing a juicy burger or a cold beer. County entertainer Megan Hutton started […]

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