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Public expresses concerns about proposed battery energy storage facility

By Sharon Harrison The message was clear Tuesday evening as local residents expressed significant concerns about a proposed battery storage facility – Picton Energy Storage – for County Road 5 (between Elmbrook Road and Fry Road), just north of Picton. The BESS (battery energy storage system) was described by the company behind the proposal, Capstone […]

‘Democracy so much more than a vote’: Lt.-Gov. Dowdeswell tells new council

By Sharon Harrison Noting she needs no reason to enjoy visiting Prince Edward County, Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell, told those gathered for the inauguration of the new council Monday night that this was the first invitation she has had to “recognize such an important part of our democracy, which has been the recent municipal […]

Santa Claus parade works its magic in Consecon hamlet

By Sharon Harrison Holiday cheer was in abundance for the annual Consecon Santa Claus parade Sunday afternoon, even with the biting wind the jolly gent may have brought from the North Pole. It was Santa’s last stop in the County until he returns Christmas Eve. The parade of floats worked its way along County Road […]

Matching gifts to the Picton Library expansion will keep on giving

Following a tour of the expansion underway at the Picton Libray, the Busscher family from Picton Home Hardware is encouraging the community to show its love for the library by matching donations made in December. Adam Busscher toured the expanded library last week. “I had seen the plans,” he said, “but seeing it in person […]

Magic of Christmas unfolds at Festival of Trees

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Possibly the most magical space to be found anywhere in the County at this time of year, the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s Festival of Trees fundraiser glowed, mesmerized and fascinated – in person this year. There were trees, trees and more trees as far as the eye […]

Picton cheers the return of Santa Claus

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Picton welcomed Santa Claus back in its first parade following a two year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sunday afternoon. Organizers were excited to see Picton Main Street with a parade of floats, noting it was good to get life back to somewhat normal again this year. Much […]

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