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COVID-19 wave 4 update from QHC CEO

COVID-19 wave 4 update from QHC CEO

To the community, from Stacey Daub, President and CEO, Quinte Health Care: I believe it’s vital to keep our communities apprised of the challenges and opportunities facing our hospitals and our team of dedicated staff and physicians at Quinte Health Care (QHC). The unrelenting pressures of navigating COVID has significantly impacted an already strained health […]

Disgraceful demolition a reminder of ongoing battle to protect County heritage

Disgraceful demolition a reminder of ongoing battle to protect County heritage

Letters and Opinion: In September 2010, this community watched in horror as an 1875 former Methodist Church was demolished on Picton’s Main Street. The destruction of the building was rated as one of the top 10 heritage losses of that year by the National Heritage Trust of Canada. Today, the site remains a weedy, vacant […]

Kiwanis scholarships honour two County graduates

Kiwanis scholarships honour two County graduates

CHEERS! to Prince Edward Collegiate Institute graduates Jordan Hartley, (left) and Tailia Epsten (right), who received $500 scholarships recently from the Kiwanis Club of Picton. Club secretary Sally Margueratt present the awards. Epstein received the Kiwanis Club of Picton Communication Award. She will be studying Political Science at the University of Ottawa in the fall. […]

COVID-19 wave 3 update from QHC CEO

COVID-19 wave 3 update from QHC CEO

To the community, from Stacey Daub, President and CEO, Quinte Health Care: As we come out of what we hope is the third and final wave of COVID-19, there is a sentiment of relief within our hospitals. April and May were tough. We experienced more COVID within our hospitals than any other months or waves […]

Great-niece pleads with province to spare homes; Hyatts and MacDonalds intertwined in business and in love, for generations

Great-niece pleads with province to spare homes; Hyatts and MacDonalds intertwined in business and in love, for generations

To the Editor (and Greg Walsh, Ontario Park’s Greg Walsh, Parks Operations Manager Southeast Zone, Jeff Yurek, Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks and Bay of Quinte MP Todd Smith). I recently became aware of the efforts of Heritage Conservation Architect Philip Evans, to safeguard two iconic, heritage homes in Prince Edward County: the Hyatt […]

Homeowners seek support to protect their water source

Homeowners seek support to protect their water source

To the Editor: A small group of concerned homeowners strongly opposed to the creation of a pit on Ridge Road, just outside Picton, to excavate aggregate, sand and gravel, seeks help from the community via Go Fund Me to present to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, (LPAT). A recent land buyer purchased a family-run asparagus […]

We're #1 in Ontario, or maybe it's #34

We’re #1 in Ontario, or maybe it’s #34

To the Editor: As of Jan 30 (latest data available), the seven-day COVID-19 case rate for Hastings-Prince Edward was 0.6 per 100K population, the lowest of all 34 public health regions in Ontario. Less than one case per week. The other regions had rates varying from 3.1 (Timiskaming) to 146.3 (Peel). In its Feb. 4 […]

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, […]

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