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Demolition to resume at former Wellington arena

Demolition to resume at former Wellington arena

MAY 26 UPDATE: The Ministry of Labour has lifted the work stoppage order it issued on the demolition of the former Wellington arena and demolition is expected to resume Tuesday, May 30. Demolition began March 20 and was paused May 8 after some vermiculite asbestos used for insulation in the concrete blocks was found in […]

St. Gregory students present housing and food solutions to council

St. Gregory students present housing and food solutions to council

Two St. Gregory Catholic School Grade 7 and 8 students presented solutions to food scarcity and affordable housing to Prince Edward County council’s committee of the whole meeting Thursday. Students Violet Dickie and Paulina Mayall shared research their classmates and themselves had uncovered since February in the school board-wide program, Curiosity Creates Change (C3), focusing […]

Policy dangerous and short-sighted; food at risk if prime ag used for housing: farmers

Policy dangerous and short-sighted; food at risk if prime ag used for housing: farmers

By Sharon Harrison “To farm, we need farmland!” proclaimed John Thompson, president of the Prince Edward Federation of Agriculture. “We do not support policies that will increase residential lot creation in prime agricultural areas, or in rural areas that are actively farmed.” In his deputation to council Tuesday evening, Thompson, speaking on behalf of a […]

PECI track and field athletes heading to COSSA in Belleville

PECI track and field athletes heading to COSSA in Belleville

A dozen Prince Edward Collegiate Institute (PECI) athletes will be competing at COSSA (Central Ontario Secondary Schools Association) level Thursday, May 25 following wins at the Bay of Quinte Track and Field Championships late last week. PECI’s total team scores landed the school seventh of 14 secondary schools participating. COSSA this year is also being […]

Eaglets among at least five known nests in the County

Eaglets among at least five known nests in the County

The County’s Paul Wallace has been observing an Eagles nest for a fourth successful year of breeding. “This couple has been together for at least five years. The first year they had one Eaglet, the next two, then one and now two more Eaglets. According to (County naturalist) Terry Sprague there are at least five […]

County Clippers celebrate excellence in 14th basketball season

County Clippers celebrate excellence in 14th basketball season

The Prince Edward County Minor Basketball Association, fondly known as the County Clippers concluded its 14th season in celebration. This year, the Clippers fielded five rep teams and one development team demonstrating growth, resilience, and passion for the game. The club also had more than 220 players take part in its annual Spring House League […]

'Enough is enough': County calls governments and maybe community to fix Cty Rd 49

‘Enough is enough’: County calls governments and maybe community to fix Cty Rd 49

The County is calling on the federal and provincial governments to step up and support the rehabilitation of a crumbling, pot-hole-filled County Road 49 – and is considering seeking help from business and community. “The deterioration of this critical road has gone on for too long; enough is enough,” said Mayor Steve Ferguson at a […]

Estate gift leaves lasting benefit for four County charities

Estate gift leaves lasting benefit for four County charities

D. Wynne Thomas is leaving a lasting legacy in Prince Edward County as four charities near and dear to his heart will share close to $2 million. The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation (PECMHF), The County Foundation, Hospice Prince Edward and the Picton United Church (PUC) Foodbank announced the gift on May 16th, presented […]

Lots of family fun, despite no biting fish at Bloomfield derby

Lots of family fun, despite no biting fish at Bloomfield derby

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison With reels eagerly dangling at the water’s edge, others thrusting lines a little further afield, it was a perfect morning to go fishing and the annual Bloomfield kids fishing derby created a big splash Saturday. The gloriously warm sunny day lured budding young anglers – some young pros who […]

Hospital foundation sweet on record-breaking Smile Cookie sales

Hospital foundation sweet on record-breaking Smile Cookie sales

The 2023 Smile Cookie results are in and they’re sweeter than ever and will be the treat that keeps on giving at the County’s hospital. Tim Hortons’ annual Smile Cookie Campaign raised $14,434.67 for the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation (PECMHF) last week. Topping the 2022 result by $1,429, this is the sweetest Smile […]

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