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Picton Pirates assist goal of new hospital with in-kind ice honour

Picton Pirates assist goal of new hospital with in-kind ice honour

The Picton Pirates Junior Hockey Club has skated forward with an in-kind donation for the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation to help Back the Build for a new hospital. Committed to assisting the goals of the foundation, the Picton Pirates gifted the PECMH Foundation with space on-ice to showcase the Back the Build logo […]

Bloomfield and Wellington courts closed this week

Bloomfield and Wellington courts closed this week

Multi-purpose courts will be closed this week in Wellington, on Niles Street, and Bloomfield, on Brick Street. Warranty repairs to the surface of the courts are scheduled to take place between Monday, Oct. 18 – Thursday, Oct. 21. The courts will be closed for the duration. The courts at Benson Park in Picton and Wilkinson […]

County's Adam Turner revving up for back-to-back national titles

County’s Adam Turner revving up for back-to-back national titles

UPDATE: Rain washed out the event for Adam Turner and it has now been delayed until spring. By Jim Clarke Track conditions might be different and the competition could be stronger, but any time a racer visits as a big event’s defending champion, they’re only thinking about one thing: doing it again. Last year Adam […]

Cruising the wind and water at Wellington in Sunday's sunshine

Cruising the wind and water at Wellington in Sunday’s sunshine

UPDATE: Sunday afternoon’s sunshine brought more people to Wellington beach – about 25 with up to 12 para surfers. The parking lot, noted photographer Ferguson, looked like a summer weekend filled with vehicles most from Quebec. Eight para surfers were cruising up to about 30 feet above the water at Wellington Beach enjoying the advantage […]

Picton Pirates' first home game in more than 570 days set for Thursday

Picton Pirates’ first home game in more than 570 days set for Thursday

The Picton Pirates’ first home game in more than 570 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic is Thursday when they host the Campbellford Rebels at Huff Estates arena. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Saturday night, the Pirates scored three goals in the third period to skate away from the host Frankford Huskies 6-1. The village […]

Wellington Dukes hope roar of fans will lift hockey spirts and support County's hospital

Wellington Dukes hope roar of fans will lift hockey spirts and support County’s hospital

By Sharon Harrison Eager for the season to begin Oct. 1, the Wellington Dukes Junior A Hockey Club held its first season ticket drive Saturday in the parking lot of home ice at the Wellington and District Community Centre. Those who came out got to meet Ben Roger and Zach Uens, both recent former Dukes […]

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 […]

Transportation and cycling master plans unveiled at open house

Transportation and cycling master plans unveiled at open house

By Sharon Harrison A glimpse at what a cycling, walking, vehicle and transit network could look like in Prince Edward County was outlined at a recent public meeting. Partnering with Toronto-based consultancy firm WSP, about 20 people attended the municipality’s two in-person meetings at the Picton arena, with others joining remotely. The two plans were […]

Council to review sub-lease for Picton Marina

Council to review sub-lease for Picton Marina

Councillors will review a draft sub-lease to operate the Picton Marina which has not been profitable under municipal operation and will save the County $30,000 to $70,000 annually. Tenacity Capital was the only proposal received to operate both the Picton and Wellington marinas. CEO and founder CJ Thompson seeks a signed lease prior to incurring […]

Teenager tackles 603km trek to help get water to Indigenous communities

Teenager tackles 603km trek to help get water to Indigenous communities

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison A tired teenager and his trusted bicycle parked for a short break in Picton’s Benson Park – at about the mid-way point of a 603km journey from Montreal to Toronto. The 16-year-old spent his summer vacation planning the six-day fundraising excursion as part of a mandatory school positive impact […]

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