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Decision to douse fireworks disappoints

Decision to douse fireworks disappoints

Letter to the Editor RE: Recreation Committee stepping back from Canada Day fireworks display The reasons put forward by the Picton Recreation Committee for eliminating Canada Day fireworks border on the ludicrous. (It stated ‘Fireworks are beautiful and most of us enjoy them, but aside from the tremendous cost —last year’s 15-minute display was $6500– […]

Criminal to fail to act on climate emergency

Criminal to fail to act on climate emergency

Letter to the Editor: Under Canada’s civil law, the ‘Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms’ is designed to protect individuals from unconstitutional acts by the government. Under criminal law, the International Criminal Court prosecutes Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity. There, the legal test for criminal liability is whether one knew or should have known that […]

Stand up for time-honoured Christmas traditions

Stand up for time-honoured Christmas traditions

Letter to the Editor: Scrooge is alive and well. He has proclaimed time honoured traditions like familiar seasonal decorations, colours, or greetings be discontinued in specific locations. Scrooge arrogantly puffs his chest out and smugly says to all and sundry “I am politically correct.” This paraphernalia is offensive to the minority. The majority has to […]

Cenotaph tree honours veterans at Christmas time

Cenotaph tree honours veterans at Christmas time

Letter to the Editor: The importance of having a Christmas tree at the Picton Cenotaph is manifold, but there are two very significant reasons that need to be highlighted. First, the Cenotaph Christmas tree is symbolic of the recognition of Christmas during wartime. The most poignant example is the Christmas Truce of 1914 when a […]

The Conservative party - it wasn't always like this

The Conservative party – it wasn’t always like this

Letter To the Editor: It wasn’t always like this. Conservative parties, and the Conservative ideologies behind them, used to be constructive, inspiring, progressive. Sir John A. Macdonald built this country and a railway to connect it all together. Sir Robert Borden guided Canada through WW1. Our 13th Prime Minister, John Diefenbaker, appointed the first female […]

Library board chair explains expansion costs

Library board chair explains expansion costs

Letter to the Editor Thank you, fellow residents, and visitors to Prince Edward County! You have helped us make progress with our plans for the expansion and renovation of the Picton branch of our PEC library system. You may know your library board went before council on Sept. 12 to ask for approval to start […]

Environmental group opposes Stronach plans for beef operation

Environmental group opposes Stronach plans for beef operation

Letter to the Editor: On Wednesday Sept. 4, the Stronach group, with support from former Stouffville mayor Justin Altman made a presentation to the County’s agricultural advisory committee concerning plans to raise and slaughter organic, mostly grass-fed beef in Prince Edward County. As we understand the proposal, at the start of the operation they would […]

Building for resilience most reliable way to reduce flood impacts: International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board

Building for resilience most reliable way to reduce flood impacts: International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board

To the Editor, We read with interest the article ‘Flooded section of County Road 28 makes it third road closed,’ published on June 14 on Countylive, which touches on the question of whether Plan 2014 contributed to the record floods on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River this year and in 2017. To place […]

County resident scammed warns to beware unsavory contractors

County resident scammed warns to beware unsavory contractors

Letter to the Editor As more and more people are purchasing and improving properties in the County, I feel it is important for the public to be aware when there are unsavory contractors out there ripping people off. I recently had an encounter with a local contractor who provided a quote for repair work to […]

Helen (Nelson) Snider recalls delightful school memories including plane at Pinecrest and Lou Leverton's roses at QE

Helen (Nelson) Snider recalls delightful school memories including plane at Pinecrest and Lou Leverton’s roses at QE

I was delighted to hear of plans for the Queen Elizabeth School and Pinecrest School Reunion to be held on June 8th, 2019, and congratulate Kathy Reed and her QEMA Committee for this very special initiative. I have many fond memories of my 33 years as an educator with the Prince Edward County Board of […]

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