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Community raises $20.7M for County's new hospital; will now fundraise for equipment

Community raises $20.7M for County’s new hospital; will now fundraise for equipment

By Sue Capon As is the County way, the community contributed more than expected to build its new hospital – surpassing the original fundraising goal. Now, the challenge is to equip it with state-of-the art equipment. At a celebratory event Thursday at the Crystal Palace in Picton, the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation (PECMHF) […]

Radio Suspense Theatre, with County twist and shenanigans, hits the stage this month

Radio Suspense Theatre, with County twist and shenanigans, hits the stage this month

A comical and touching tribute to the golden era of radio comes to life County-style this month. The curtain will rise for actors from the Prince Edward Community Theatre (PECT) and A Theatre Club (ATC) for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. ACT was formed by Philip Knox during the pandemic in a bid […]

100 People Who Care PEC supports youth programs at the ROC

100 People Who Care PEC supports youth programs at the ROC

A $9,600 gift from 100 People Who Care will help the Recreation Outreach Centre (ROC) provide programs, snack and taxi service to Prince Edward County youth participants. The ROC, for more than 20 years, offers youth opportunities to develop skills, participate in learning and hands-on activities and mentoring opportunities to foster personal and social growth. […]

Amazing Race Canada reality show participants filmed in Picton

Amazing Race Canada reality show participants filmed in Picton

Amazing Race Canada was spotted filming Thursday at the Armoury downtown Picton. Contestants were required to make bath bombs that work. Participants were also spotted at the VIA Rail station in Belleville, and were seen running to waiting cars. Following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Amazing Race Canada is back on the […]

New PEC Summer Pass offers free access to Wellington beach, parking

New PEC Summer Pass offers free access to Wellington beach, parking

The municipality is launching a new PEC Summer Pass, offering Prince Edward County residents free admission to Wellington Rotary Beach and access to designated parking spaces at the end of Bakker Road and County Road 20 (Huyck’s Point Road). The pass is available free of charge to all residents and taxpayers of Prince Edward County. […]

Booking visits to the beach continues - but no free days in 2022

Booking visits to the beach continues – but no free days in 2022

Booking rules put in place last year to control unprecedented tourism and traffic at Sandbanks and North Beach provincial parks will continue this summer – but there will be no free beach days during the week. Despite survey feedback made to the province (regularly sent to those who booked online), there were no provisions made […]

Province-wide strike halts work on Wellington water tower

Province-wide strike halts work on Wellington water tower

A province-wide strike by the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) has impacted the construction of the new water tower in Wellington. IUOE went on strike as of Monday, May 2. All work at the Wellington water tower has stopped as a result. “Construction on the foundation of the water tower cannot proceed as the […]

Cast a line for longest, shortest and strangest catch in Bloomfield's Kids' Fishing Derby

Cast a line for longest, shortest and strangest catch in Bloomfield’s Kids’ Fishing Derby

Participants in this year’s Kids Fishing Derby, sponsored by the Bloomfield Hallowell Recreation Committee, hope to catch some sunshine and lots of fish during the first event since the pandemic. Prizes (for children ages 12 and under) will be available for the longest, shortest and most fish caught, as well as the strangest catch. Those […]

Five Bay of Quinte candidates as Ontario election campaign officially begins

Five Bay of Quinte candidates as Ontario election campaign officially begins

Ontario premier Doug Ford met with Lt.-Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell Tuesday afternoon to dissolve the 42nd parliament and issue writs to call the June 2 provincial election. Locally, the most high profile candidates are already well into their campaigns – Todd Smith for the Progressive Conservative Party; Alison Kelly, New Democratic Party, Emilie Leneveu, Liberal Party […]

Spring Awakening follows two years of pandemic disruption

Spring Awakening follows two years of pandemic disruption

After two years of pandemic disruptions, there’s a ‘Spring Awakening’ coming to the County. Shatterbox Theatre’s production was just one month away from being staged, when COVID-19 hit. Throughout 2020, the cast and crew held on to hope, pivoting to online and outdoor rehearsals, before the production was postponed. Now, the cast and crew are […]

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