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How soup and sandwiches help build community

I recently read with interest the article about the Picton United Church Women’s Soup and Sandwich Committee hosting a luncheon with proceeds being directed to the PECMH Foundation’s Campaign for Digital Mammography. I could not help but reflect on the fact that this is just one volunteer organization of many that works tirelessly to give […]

Foster families enjoy great day at the beach

Foster families enjoy great day at the beach

Recently I had the pleasure of attending a Foster Parent’s barbecue at the Sandbanks on a beautiful sunny day. There were about 40 people there including foster parents and children along with some of the staff and board members. As it was a very hot day, many of the families took advantage of the beach […]

Few details on proposed changes to significant laws under Bill 55

Few details on proposed changes to significant laws under Bill 55

According to a recent blog by Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner, “[Budget] Bill 55 amends 69 different statutes in its schedules. For example, many environmentally significant laws that are administered by the Ministry of Natural Resources are proposed to be amended. These laws include the Endangered Species Act, the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, the Fish […]

Trees downed along Hilltop Road

Wolfe Island turbine site has highest avian mortality in the province

The December 2011 issue of Ontario Birds, (the journal of Ontario Field Naturalists, Volume 29, Number 3) includes an article by Lyle Friesen of the Canadian Wildlife Service with avian mortality data from 10 wind turbines sites in Ontario. Not surprisingly, the Wolfe Island industrial wind factory has the highest avian mortality in the province. […]

Strange Sounds Coming From the Skies

Strange Sounds Coming From the Skies

There are woodcocks making weird noises in the fields behind our house that I walk every morning with the dog. I don’t see them as it is still quite dark with only a hint of daybreak on the horizon.  They seem only an arm’s length away as they produce their diagnostic twittering and fluttering in […]

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Here we go again - White Pines Wind project meeting March 22

Here we go again – White Pines Wind project meeting March 22

Here we go again. Dalton McGuinty’s Green Energy Act has convinced another wind turbine company that the South Shore of Prince Edward County is an appropriate place to situate their industrial wind turbines. WPD’s White Pines Wind Project aims to build 30 turbines – all on private land – in the southern part of the […]

Council – March meetings

  Readers are invited to make comment on council issues, or email a more detailed letter to the editor to news@countylive.ca Writers should use their full name and a valid email address. Full council and committee agendas and minutes with links to documents here: http://princeedward.fileprosite.com/Documents/DocumentList.aspx?ID=7431   March 6 Accessibility Advisory Committee 1:30PM RPC Boardroom March […]

Robins not only a harbinger of spring...

Robins not only a harbinger of spring…

This week at Ostrander Point Robins and cedar waxwings were flitting from tree to tree at Ostrander Point last weekend. These attractive birds have been there all winter, feasting on the red cedar and buckthorn berries.  There was lots of water, too.  Babylon Road was close to wash-out condition and Helmer Rd was under water […]

Quest for Sacred Space lures us all

Quest for Sacred Space lures us all

Each of us has within us images of natural or man- made space which lingers in our consciousness held by feelings of respect, admiration and awe.  It might be the first view of a mountain, the vastness of the ocean, the potent power of a glacier or the dew on a spider web early on […]

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