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No County child deserves to go hungry

No County child deserves to go hungry

Letter to the Editor: In the roiling pot of high-profile council priorities, which includes such vital matters as climate, affordability, harbours, primary healthcare, water, County Road 49 and other infrastructure renewal, plus overall land use to name just a few… it is easy to overlook some of the little horseshoe things that are, well, not […]

PECI graduates, 'may your dreams be realized, and your journey continue': principal

PECI graduates, ‘may your dreams be realized, and your journey continue’: principal

Story and photos by Desirée DeCoste Prince Edward Collegiate Institute’s graduating class of 2023 saw 98 students walk across the stage to receive a diploma in front of proud family members, friends, teachers and staff. “Graduation is not the end of a journey; it is simply the beginning of a new one,” said Andrew Ross, […]

PECI honours its athletes in celebration of sports

PECI honours its athletes in celebration of sports

Story and photos by Desirée DeCoste Prince Edward Collegiate Institute’s (PECI) finest and sharpest athletes gleamed on stage during a celebration of sports this week at Picton’s Regent Theatre. “I think it’s important that even though we are here this evening and we’re going to be hearing some great things about our students and our […]

PECI track and field athletes heading to East Regionals

PECI track and field athletes heading to East Regionals

UPDATE: Seven of the 11 athletes are moving on to East Regional competition in Ottawa this Thursday and Friday. They include: NOVICE: Emerson Blakely 1st High jump, 1st Triple jump, 3rd Long Jump JUNIOR: Drew Spencer 1st Shot Put, 4th Discus Josh McGill 2nd 800m, 2nd 1500m Rowan Colby 2nd 400m, 3rd 200m Will Theakston […]

Picton Firefighters' Association boosts tractor project at PECI

Picton Firefighters’ Association boosts tractor project at PECI

Picton Firefighters’ Association members and family met recently with students restoring an old tractor as part of their technology program at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute. The association presented $500 in support of the program.

Protect public health care now on slippery slope

Protect public health care now on slippery slope

Dear editor, In 2022 my wife and I lost access to our family doctor. We now have to go to the emergency clinic in our local hospital. In addition we have now been told that many surgical procedures would be done in a private clinic, but our OHIP card would pay for this, although what […]

Are we winning?

Are we winning?

I know our County has problems. I know that County councillors read my columns and say, “Holy s**t! He’s right!” That’s not remotely true, but don’t shatter my dream. With this column, I’m going to discuss a human condition – a problem that exists way beyond our County. Maybe all the way to Madoc, or […]

Why nothing is easy

Why nothing is easy

We are Canadians. If you agree with this premise, let’s move on. We are law-abiding people. We have a very low per capita murder rate, although it’s not zero, so don’t pat yourself on the back yet. We have some criminals, mostly people who like to steal stuff, and that happens pretty much everywhere there’s […]

Comments on proposal to burn Alternative Low Carbon Fuel due by Feb. 6

Comments on proposal to burn Alternative Low Carbon Fuel due by Feb. 6

To the Editor: Lehigh Cement in Picton is seeking approval from the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) to use Alternative Low Carbon Fuels (ALCF). The company is proposing to burn up to 200 tons of ALCFs a day including biomass, wood from construction and demolition and non-recyclable paper and plastics to supplement […]

A Time Out

A Time Out

We are disconnected. What we do in the County is not what we do in the County. We, as a people and as a community, are looking up instead of down. Let me explain. The people of the County have never actually controlled the County. But we did. I know this doesn’t make sense, but […]

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