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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 […]

Kids and teachers at schools got along - for the most part

Kids and teachers at schools got along – for the most part

Dear Editor, Two schools, Pinecrest Memorial Public School and Queen Elizabeth Public School, closed in the last two years and I have fond memories of both. I started teaching at Pinecrest in 1983. Wow, that was a long time ago. It was like a family. The staff was very close. We didn’t have 40-minute lunch […]

Fond memories of both QE and Pinecrest schools

Fond memories of both QE and Pinecrest schools

Letter to the Editor : Although Queen Elizabeth and Pinecrest schools aren’t old buildings, they hold many memories for all who walked through their doors. The Saturday, June 8 alumni reunion at Prince Edward Community Centre will give all of us a chance to remember. When I came to Picton to teach Grade 4 in […]

OPINION: Bay of Quinte residents deserve better health care

OPINION: Bay of Quinte residents deserve better health care

Whether I’m in hockey rinks or grocery stores, people around the Bay of Quinte stop and tell me stories of their experiences with Ontario’s public health care system. This year, Quinte Health Care hospitals have already seen several days of gridlock with no staff or beds available. People are laying on stretchers for hours or […]

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