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8 Wing training on County's Millennium Trail

8 Wing training on County’s Millennium Trail

Members representing the 8 Wing CFB Trenton Aircraft Salvage and Recovery team were participating in a training exercise on the Millennium Trail, Thursday. During a quick stop in Bloomfield, Sgt. Petey Danger, supervisor of ATESS Aircraft Recovery and Salvage, said the team – with members from several units and squadrons from 8 Wing – was […]

Aeromodellers back in flight at Consecon

Aeromodellers back in flight at Consecon

Bay of Quinte Aeromodellers are back flying this summer on Stinson Block Road in Consecon. Here John Ferguson launches his radio-controlled plane which is electric-powered and tops out at 210 kmph. It is controlled with the transmitter in his hand. The club dates back to 1932 when flying enthusiasts met in Belleville. It gained prominence […]

Campbell family pays forward loving final wish gift from the community

Campbell family pays forward loving final wish gift from the community

Dollars to doughnuts, the late Mark Campbell was smiling from above, watching his family members gather to return funds raised by a community that loved him, to back the build of the County’s new hospital. With grandchildren dressed in special “Grampy” T-shirts featuring artwork created by Mark’s daughter when she was in kindergarten; they all […]

Prince Edward County 'a victim of its own success'; tourism plan must serve residents

Prince Edward County ‘a victim of its own success’; tourism plan must serve residents

By Sue Capon Councillors expressed appreciation for a detailed, five-year tourism strategy report but several noted some of the recommendations will fuel current problems and would not serve residents of Prince Edward County well. “I can hear the howls of terror already from residents at the thought of increasing tourism here,” said councillor Andreas Bolik, […]

Dukes head back to the ice with a goal to support new hospital

Dukes head back to the ice with a goal to support new hospital

Wellington Dukes fans are invited to help the Prince Edward County hockey club score a win for the new hospital as all expect to return to the arena this fall. The Dukes’ 2021/22 season ticket sales campaign is now under way and comes with a sportsmanlike request. The Dukes have relaunched a fundraising pledge brought […]

$500 million national tourism relief fund announced in the County

$500 million national tourism relief fund announced in the County

Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis welcomed Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, to Prince Edward County Monday to announce a national $500-million Tourism Relief Fund. The fund is part of the broader $1 billion package proposed in the federal 2021 budget to support the tourism sector across Canada, which has suffered […]

Learning Centre awards honour County adult students

Learning Centre awards honour County adult students

Adult students in Prince Edward County have been honoured for successes in learning outside of traditional methods. Since 2014, the Prince Edward Learning Centre (PELC) has recognized students who show dedication to learning, kindness to other learners, interest and involvement in the community, resilience in their learning journey, personal growth, and completion of a significant […]

Local realtors' hospital funding drives come in over asking

Local realtors’ hospital funding drives come in over asking

RE/MAX Quinte Ltd Picton realtors listed a desire to donate $250,000 to the County’s hospital foundation, but were pleased to announce fundraising way over asking. Sean McKinney, Broker of Record for RE/MAX Quinte Ltd., along with several sales representatives gathered Friday to present the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation with $354,261 raised through several […]

Community steps up for 10th annual Hike for Hospice fundraising record

Community steps up for 10th annual Hike for Hospice fundraising record

Hike for Hospice participants, in the spirit of support and remembrance, left a $35,000 fundraising goal in the dust as they trekked the County and raised a record-setting $69,953 for Hospice Prince Edward. The Hike for Hospice event is a national campaign to raise vital funds and increase awareness for hospice palliative care. The hike […]

Hudgin House clean up reveals 1800s artifacts

Hudgin House clean up reveals 1800s artifacts

Preparation for restoration of the Hudgin House – an 1865 log home on Ostrander Point Road in South Marysburgh – unveiled several artifacts of interest. The restoration of the home is being spearheaded by the South Shore Joint Initiative and members of the Moses Hudgins Log House Restoration Committee. “We were delighted to have among […]

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