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Wall of hearts expresses community gratitude to health care team

RN Jenny Stever at the new wall of hearts at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. The messages of gratitude from the community to the health care team have filled a wall, but more are welcome (for all four local hospitals) by emailing

Help our descendants sit in the shade of our legacy: Dr. Rice

By Dr. Cliff Rice Director, PECMH Foundation Anyone who knows me knows that I have an environmentalist side. Trees are one of my passions. Since moving to PEC, I have planted or helped plant more than 16,000 white pine, spruce, maples, and walnuts. Early on, I learned an obvious truth: you don’t plant hardwoods for […]

The ‘Reasons’ residents at HJ McFarland Nursing Home were smiling

Rob Manlow and Peter Rea brightened the day for quarantined residents at H.J. McFarland Nursing Home. The two members of the County’s popular ‘The Reasons’ band played music outside three common areas while residents gathered for lunch. The band members regularly bring cheer to the local homes but this performance was different, said Rea. “They’re […]

Residents stepping up to reach out to County’s most vulnerable

This is the third in a series of stories on the effects of COVID-19 on County residents, by Olivia Timm and Sue Capon In a community changed by the effects of the COVID-19 virus, one thing that remains constant is County residents’ drive to cope as best they can and help each other in the […]

Loyalist donates protective equipment; citizens can help County’s hospital too

“In the midst of this pandemic, the real champions are the ones wearing scrubs,” said Briar Boyce, senior development officer, Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation. As the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies, County residents and Canadians across the country are relying on the care and expertise of healthcare workers. Loyalist College answered Quinte Health Care’s call […]

Mayor encourages accommodators to cancel bookings, offer lodgings to health care workers in need of self-isolating

On behalf of council, Mayor Steve Ferguson is requesting the County’s accommodators cancel bookings to the May long weekend – to offer lodging to front-line health care staff. “I implore all operators of roofed accommodations – hotels and motels, bed and breakfast establishments, and short-term accommodations – to cancel all bookings from today until the […]

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