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School board re-elects chair, vice-chair

School board re-elects chair, vice-chair

The chair and vice-chair have been re-elected to lead the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. At its annual meeting Dec. 4, the board of trustees re-elected Lucille Kyle as chair of the board and Dave Patterson as vice-chair. Kyle expressed appreciation and looked forward to the future. “I appreciate every one of my […]

County gains $60,000 in cycling program funds

County gains $60,000 in cycling program funds

All 120 municipalities that applied for funding through the Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling Program will be receiving it from the province to build new bike lanes and other infrastructure. Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation, announced Monday total program funding is $93 million, an increase from the $42.5 million announced earlier this year. This investment […]

Panthers battle Centurions in hockey home opener

Panthers battle Centurions in hockey home opener

By Mike Pothier Prince Edward Collegiate Institute’s Panther Boys Hockey team battled hard in its season opener against the Centre Hastings Centurions eventually losing 4-2 in a fast, evenly matched game. The Panther’s play-making started off slow as players have just been on the ice as a team for all but a couple of practices. […]

Rotarians prepare and serve at local Loaves and Fishes dinner

Rotarians prepare and serve at local Loaves and Fishes dinner

More than 100 people attended the Nov. 29th Christmas edition of the Salvation Army Loaves and Fishes Dinner prepared and served by the Rotary Club of Picton. “Loaves and Fishes” takes its inspiration from the Bible’s account of Jesus feeding 5,000 in the gospels with a community meal. It was a reminder of the connection […]

New parking stations in Picton free for December - with donations to Feed the Meter campaign

New parking stations in Picton free for December – with donations to Feed the Meter campaign

The County has completed installation of 22 ‘pay and display’ parking stations in downtown Picton – but while the machines are activated, parking fees for December will go to the annual Feed the Meter Campaign. All money collected will go to the Prince Edward and Hastings Learning Foundation to provide nutritional meals and snacks to […]

What resistance to the White Pines Wind project is NOT about

What resistance to the White Pines Wind project is NOT about

Letter to the Editor: Reality is setting in as South Marysburgh residents deal with the noise and increase of heavy vehicular traffic related to the construction activities at the White Pines Wind Project sites around Milford. Many are also grappling with the fact that their ancestral homes are undergoing the unwelcome intrusion of unneeded wind […]

Engrave your support for Picton's Splash Pad

Engrave your support for Picton’s Splash Pad

Picton Splash Pad committee co-chairs Susan Quaiff and Phil St. Jean received $250 from Karie and Mike Campbell of Argyll Engraving who donated a portion of their time and costs for creating fundraising raindrops. The raindrops, walkway stones and plaques on equipment and elements around the splash pad remain available for purchase in support of […]

County Marathon races in with support for hospital

County Marathon races in with support for hospital

Runners collected more than $2,600 in pledges in the Team Relay Challenge at last month’s 14th annual County Marathon. The funds, earmarked for the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, bring the cumulative giving total to $9,495.14 since the Marathon began in 2004. Members of the County Marathon committee presented $2,646.52 to Briar Boyce, PECMH Communications […]

Goodman recipient of Mummers' Award

Goodman recipient of Mummers’ Award

Codie Goodman, of Athol, has been named recipient of the 2017 Marysburgh Mummers Graduation Award. Codie has been a Mummer for 14 years, having joined the local theatre group when she was just four-years-old. During her time as a Mummer, she performed on stage, backstage, stage managed, did lighting and sound and shared her talents […]

Actress who was almost 'lured' teams with expert to teach internet safety

Actress who was almost ‘lured’ teams with expert to teach internet safety

Sparked into action by her own experience where she was almost lured into danger, professional actress and former Miss Italy World Finalist Theresa Longo has partnered with internet safety consultant and Matt Richardson, to launch “Project Playbook”. The two hope to bring their specialized program to Prince Edward County schools next year. They launched their […]

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