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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 […]

Canada Day celebrations in coolest spot when weather's hot

Canada Day celebrations in coolest spot when weather’s hot

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Thousands took to the streets of Wellington for two fun-filled days celebrating Canada’s 151st birthday. Known as the coolest spot when the weather’s hot, Wellington was the place to be over the Canada Day long weekend. While the festivities were cool, the weather was not, as sizzling summer temperatures […]

County Cooling stations open

County Cooling stations open

The County has two cooling centres open this weekend for those looking to beat the heat – or fill water bottles. The Prince Edward County Community centre is to be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and until 8 p.m. Monday. The Wellington and District Community centre is to be open from 8 […]

PECI graduates ready to begin next chapter of their story

PECI graduates ready to begin next chapter of their story

More than 100 Prince Edward Collegiate Institute graduates walked out of the Picton Community Centre into the light of the full moon Thursday evening ready to begin the next chapter of their story. “What’s your story and who’s writing it?” asked John Conroy, valedictorian. “We’re 15 minutes into the movie of our lives. Is the […]

Summer walking tours a journey into Picton's past

Summer walking tours a journey into Picton’s past

Imagine a village once named after a British customs clerk in Boston, Benjamin Hallowell, who was forced to make a run for it when mobs threatened to tar and feather him during the American Revolution. Later, that same community was re-named after a Welsh soldier, Sir Thomas Picton, once described by British military hero Lord […]

Wellington teen to compete in Miss Canada Globe pageant

Wellington teen to compete in Miss Canada Globe pageant

By Olivia Timm Wellington’s Hailey MacDonald will be among contestants in the Miss Teen Canada Globe pageant in Toronto this summer. MacDonald, 16, says the pageant focus is on confidence and leadership-building activities as well as gaining make-up and hair lessons with the other young girls in a bid to become a role-model for others […]

Opponents shocked wpd gained notice to proceed - MPP Smith seeks action

Opponents shocked wpd gained notice to proceed – MPP Smith seeks action

UPDATE:  “It’s completely unacceptable and wrong that this decision was made by the Independent Electricity System Operator during the election,” said Todd Smith, Bay of Quinte MPP. “This should never have happened and breaches every convention or long-standing practice during the period of an election campaign. “Our PC Government has not yet taken office but […]

Art in the County’s 25th season opens with art, artists and awards

Art in the County’s 25th season opens with art, artists and awards

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison A special edition of the 25th annual Art in the County show and sale (AITC) unfolded in a new location – a renovated portion of The Armoury in Picton – and welcomed an opening night filled with art, artists and awards. On the first day of summer, an invitation-only […]

On destruction at Glenwood Cemetery: 'I can't believe what I'm seeing'

On destruction at Glenwood Cemetery: ‘I can’t believe what I’m seeing’

A Carrera marble angel with a sheaf of lillies clasped in her hands now rests in pieces in the vault at Glenwood Cemetery. It was just one of at least 200 headstones and monuments damaged and destroyed by vandals over the past few weeks – most notably late Wednesday afternoon when the bulk of the […]

Vandals cause severe damage at Picton's City of the Dead

Vandals cause severe damage at Picton’s City of the Dead

Picton’s 145-year-old City of the Dead that serves as the final resting place for some of Prince Edward County’s most colourful residents, has been struck by vandals. Thursday evening, Prince Edward OPP officers were notified of extensive vandalism to gravestones and monuments in the 62-acre park-like setting. “Sometime between 3 pm and 7:30pm June 20, […]

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