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Distressing that seniors not a priority for COVID-19 vaccine

Distressing that seniors not a priority for COVID-19 vaccine

UPDATE: General Hillier, chair of Ontario’s Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force, provided new information during the premier’s news conference on Jan. 13. He said that phase two would begin by early April and that seniors would be offered vaccination early in this phase, starting with those 80 and over, then 75 to 79, then 60 […]

Survey says more people willing to be vaccinated for COVID-19 virus

Survey says more people willing to be vaccinated for COVID-19 virus

To the Editor: Willingness to get vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus is increasing in Prince Edward County. On Nov. 22, I polled the members of the Facebook group Prince Edward County Unmanageables regarding their interest in getting vaccinated. I repeated the poll on Dec. 21 to see how attitudes have changed. There were 163 responses […]

Stuck in the Middle with You

Stuck in the Middle with You

I write these columns, not because I like to preach, or teach, but simply to throw my observations out to you, the reader, for consideration. I don’t expect agreement, and that’s a good thing, because I’ve been called everything from a racist to a fascist to a bleeding-heart liberal to a communist. During COVID times, […]

Macdonald statue should reconcile art and history

Macdonald statue should reconcile art and history

Opinion to the Editor by Henri Garand The controversy over Holding Court, Picton’s statue of John A. Macdonald, must be examined in historical, aesthetic, and economic as well as political contexts: 1. The statue is linked to a specific time in Picton’s history and Macdonald’s life unrelated to his later political career. 2. The statue […]

Disappointed to find tombstones over embankment

Disappointed to find tombstones over embankment

Letter to the Editor: I was out for a drive yesterday (Oct. 18th) and stopped for the first time at the South Bay pioneer cemetery. Wandered about reading the stones and took some photos. So many young children are buried there. One child was six months old. Another stone was for a young lad who […]

Students back in schools Tuesday for first time since March

Students back in schools Tuesday for first time since March

Backpacks packed, water bottles loaded and masks on, thousands of students will return to school Tuesday, Sept. 8th. Following staggered starts last week, Tuesday will be the first day most students are in class for the 2020/21 school year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools have been closed since March 13. Those choosing virtual learning […]

Home devastated home

Home devastated home

The County is still reeling from the effects of a seemingly unstoppable infestation. And COVID too. As far as the virus is concerned, we are about as clean as you can get in Ontario, with zero new cases since mid-May (but two new cases here this week). We could all pat each other on the […]

HPE school board launches K-12 virtual school

HPE school board launches K-12 virtual school

The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board will open a K-12 virtual school for online learning. The plan is in direct response to results from the recent questionnaire asking parents/guardians to indicate whether their children would attend school in person, or remotely, for the 2020-2021 school year starting in September. “Of the 15,000 students […]

Let’s all get really angry

Let’s all get really angry

Ordinarily, in a pre-COVID world, we all had issues of concern, and we tended to express them to our social group, and sometimes in Letters to the Editor, or often to countylive.ca, where you can anonymously vent any concern, such as how your neighbour’s dog doesn’t understand the boundaries of human-defined property lines. We have […]

The Tourism Monster is back

The Tourism Monster is back

For a change, since I was recently barbecued for trying to support equality in our society, I thought would try something that I’m sure all of us agree on: Big-time tourism is back, and we don’t really like it. Sure, in the Old Days of 2019, I think most of us came to the realization […]

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