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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 […]

PECI student receives two Kiwanis scholorships

PECI student receives two Kiwanis scholorships

CHEERS!, from the Kiwanis Club of Picton, to Prince Edward Collegiate Institute (PECI) graduate Amber Peeling, who was the recipient of two Kiwanis scholarships in the amount of $500 last week, as the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions cancelled the graduation ceremony in June. The scholarships presented were the Chris Lockyer Memorial Award and the Kiwanis Communications […]

Stop complaining ... fix it

Stop complaining … fix it

Like most of us, I am still fixated on Where We Go From Here. Our world has shattered, and in more ways than we anticipated. George Floyd, on top of COVID-19, on top of finding out how Long Term care facilities failed the grade, and a sudden focus on long term abuse of native Canadians […]

Look back and see.... Nothing

Look back and see…. Nothing

What happens if you look back on history, and there’s nothing there? What happens if we have cleansed our history so well, there’s not a wart or a wood tick to be found? The answer is obvious, we can all relax in our sheltered world, in which nothing bad ever happened, and sit in the […]

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