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Council eyes 2020 priorities with public and political engagement

Council eyes 2020 priorities with public and political engagement

Just two weeks into the new year, Mayor Steve Ferguson is pleased with the flurry of activity under way for council and municipal staff, and with plans for public and political engagement. Ferguson was invited to update Picton Rotary Club members on the state of the County as he hadn’t been a guest there since […]

Ball for affordable housing plans back in council's court

Ball for affordable housing plans back in council’s court

With high demand for affordable housing in Prince Edward County, the municipality’s new housing corporation is well on its way to sorting out the time, money and process necessary to move forward. Now it’s back in council’s hands as it heads into budget deliberations at month end. The Prince Edward County Affordable Housing Corporation (PECAHC) […]

Students' impaired driving messages are in the bag

Students’ impaired driving messages are in the bag

Heartfelt reminders to LCBO customers to stop drinking and driving are in the bag thanks to students at St. Gregory’s Catholic School in Picton. This year, the Picton LCBO store and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Quinte joined Prince Edward OPP to promote the LCBO’s ‘Think of Me’ grassroots campaign to raise awareness of the […]

Touching donation tops PECI's Terry Fox fundraising tally to $12,500

Touching donation tops PECI’s Terry Fox fundraising tally to $12,500

Leading up to Thanksgiving weekend, students at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute were thankful for community support that helped them smash their fundraising goal to raise funds for cancer research. Thursday, 1,059 students were invited to meet on the front lawn of the school to witness the unveiling of the amount raised, before participating in the […]

County residents meet Bay of Quinte riding federal election candidates

County residents meet Bay of Quinte riding federal election candidates

A good-sized house at the Regent Theatre experienced a respectful, but unremarkable debate Wednesday night from the five federal election candidates vying for votes on Oct. 21. Hosted by the Prince Edward County Chamber of Commerce, and the Prince Edward Federation of Agriculture, the two-hour event moderated by Paul Martin, included opening and closing statements, […]

The freakish and the bizarre under the big top in Benson Park

The freakish and the bizarre under the big top in Benson Park

Shocking, but spellbinding and satisfying things are being unearthed under the big top this weekend as Carnival Diablo brings its Strangest Show on Earth to Benson Park. The adrenaline-driven travelling circus sideshow led by Scott McClelland is billed as ‘the last travelling circus sideshow under a big top in Canada’. Many County residents will recall […]

Class of 2019 celebrates individuals who create community

Class of 2019 celebrates individuals who create community

Highlighting class in the Class of 2019, students, followed by their teachers and the audience, gave a touching standing ovation at PECI’s graduation ceremony Thursday night to a fellow student who was unable to attend. The tribute followed the announcement that Abigail Heffernan was named recipient of the MacGuyver Daubney award for grit, resilience and […]

Accolades and warm wishes for retiring municipal clerk Kim White

Accolades and warm wishes for retiring municipal clerk Kim White

A standing ovation from Prince Edward County Council, “council cast-offs”, staff and members of the public followed accolades and warm wishes for Clerk Kim White who will retire Friday after 30 years of service to the municipality. “I think you should face your accusers,” Mayor Steve Ferguson joked as he invited White to be seated […]

Social media on fire following local church bulletin's 'Pride' warning

Social media on fire following local church bulletin’s ‘Pride’ warning

(UPDATED at story end) A local church bulletin telling Catholics and Christians that Pride events are contrary to faith and could be harmful to children has set social media in Prince Edward County on fire and roused the community to show love and solidarity for the LGBTQ community before mass this Sunday at St. Gregory’s […]

Year-end review honours achievements of Prince Edward cadet squadron

Year-end review honours achievements of Prince Edward cadet squadron

The year’s accomplishments by cadets with 851 Prince Edward Squadron were celebrated Sunday during the 42nd annual ceremonial review. “You have taken the first of many steps that will lead you to a very rewarding future,” said Captain Penny Irish, Reviewing Officer, who grew up in Prince Edward County. “During your time at cadets, take […]

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