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Call for proposals for community-based projects supporting seniors

Call for proposals for community-based projects supporting seniors

Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis encourages local organizations to submit applications for community-based programs for seniors. “Seniors make significant and valuable contributions to their families, communities and society,” said Neil Ellis. “That is why the Government of Canada remains committed to empowering all Canadians, including seniors, to contribute to and share in the prosperity […]

County students honour what nurses do at PECMH

County students honour what nurses do at PECMH

Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital is celebrating its nurses by sharing messages from County school children on the walls near the cafeteria and emergency departments of the hospital for this week’s National Nurses Week. The messages are being directed toward about 50 Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses who work at PECMH. In answer to […]

Cadet squadron assists with spring clean up at Glenwood

Cadet squadron assists with spring clean up at Glenwood

CHEERS, from Glenwood Cemetery, to members from 851 Prince Edward Cadet Squadron who did a tremendous job helping with spring clean up. “This was their first time coming to give us a hand and their help was so great, we thank them very much and look forward to welcoming them back next year,” said Helma […]

Kiwanis wheel in to help PEC Syrian family

Kiwanis wheel in to help PEC Syrian family

CHEERS! to Kiwanis Club of Picton members who provided the PEC Syria group with a gift of $500 to help with the purchase of a stroller and bicycles for a young Syrian family. Pictured at the Picton Golf and Country Club May 7, from left, are: Kiwanis Club of Picton President Linda Wilson, Lorraine Hyatt […]

$85,000 donation to de Vries heritage collection project

$85,000 donation to de Vries heritage collection project

The campaign to make the de Vries Natural Heritage Collection a permanent feature at Ameliasburgh Heritage Village recently received an $85,000 boost from a local philanthropic organization. The John M. & Bernice Parrott Foundation approved the contribution to the project following a funding application submitted by the Friends of Ameliasburgh Heritage Village. “We are so […]

Into the future with local author Kellough

Into the future with local author Kellough

Author Janet Kellough, noted for her historical series, The Thaddeus Lewis Mysteries, has jumped from the past into the future with the release of her newest book “The Bathwater Conspiracy”. “It’s a real departure from my previous works,” Kellough said. “Most of my writing has been based on Prince Edward County and Upper Canadian history, […]

Friends helping friends along the trail

Friends helping friends along the trail

TD’s Friends of the Environment Foundation presented a $5,000 grant to the Friends of Sandbanks in support of the restoration of the trail surface along the Dunes Trail in Sandbanks Provincial Park. The Friends of the Sandbanks noted the funds will be put to good use repairing the damage caused by last year’s abnormally high […]

Scaffolding and most shoring at Royal Hotel expected to be removed as site progress continues

Scaffolding and most shoring at Royal Hotel expected to be removed as site progress continues

Temporary scaffolding will be taken down this week at the Royal Hotel renovation site downtown Picton. The shoring, except for the front elevation, is expected to be taken out this week as well. The final grading along the east side has been completed and stone and brick work are under way as the weather warms. […]

Weekly Blue Box pick up returns

Weekly Blue Box pick up returns

Weekly blue box collection has returned to Prince Edward County. Residents can expect recycling collection service on their regular collection day each week. Quinte Waste Solutions Communications Co-ordinator Rachel Revoy notes that due to various recycling routes and the last minute changes to the drivers’ schedules, it is important recycling is out by 7 am. […]

Clippers U14 end season at Ontario Cup tournament

Clippers U14 end season at Ontario Cup tournament

The Lehigh County Clippers U14 Boys wrapped up their 2017-2018 basketball season in St. Thomas at the Ontario Cup provincial tournament. Coach Melanie Veenstra reports it was a tough start dropping the first three games versus London, Guelph and Goulbourn, but finishing on a high note with a 57-54 win over the Gladiators. “One of […]

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