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County Clippers honour players and volunteers - following shortened basketball season

County Clippers honour players and volunteers – following shortened basketball season

Following its 11th (but shortened) season, the County Clippers Minor Basketball Association handed out individual player, Coach and Volunteer of the Year Awards recently. In 2019/2020, the hardcart association had four teams suit up and a fifth team wasn’t able to get started due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “As a small organization, we’re proud of […]

Virtual tribute to PECI's athletes in the year of COVID

Virtual tribute to PECI’s athletes in the year of COVID

Outstanding athletes at Prince Edward College Institute are being honoured virtually this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and rules limiting gatherings, the annual celebration at the Regent Theatre was not an option, moving accolades for individual and team sports online and in local media. “Our 2019-2020 student athletes are an outstanding group,” said Laurie […]

Municipal boat launches closed; fishing derby cancelled

Municipal boat launches closed; fishing derby cancelled

UPDATE: Fishing derby cancelled. The County is closing all municipal boat launches, effective 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, to discourage unnecessary recreational travel to the municipality during the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. Meanwhile, the 40th annual Kiwanis Walleye World Fishing Derby, usually held the first weekend in May, has been re-scheduled for May 23-24. However, updates […]

COVID-19 takes wind out of sails for yacht club's junior sailor program

COVID-19 takes wind out of sails for yacht club’s junior sailor program

As wind gusts and waves kicked up on County shores Monday, the yacht club’s junior sailing program director Robert Quaiff announced the cancellation of this summer’s program. The decision, he said, was difficult as the program soared last summer from a risk of folding to full to capacity with more than 120 participants. “After record […]

Staff-student hockey game one of final ice uses in County due to COVID-19 concerns

Staff-student hockey game one of final ice uses in County due to COVID-19 concerns

Photos and story by Thomas Goyer In one of the final uses of the ice surface at Picton arena due to COVID-19 precautions, high school students made history leaving the annual staff-student hockey game victorious after a 7 to 6 win in a shootout. Students and fans from the community saw a goal-filled fun game […]

PECI Panther Sr. basketball Central Ontario Champs heading to OFSAA

PECI Panther Sr. basketball Central Ontario Champs heading to OFSAA

The PECI Senior Boys Basketball team made school history yesterday by repeating as Central Ontario Champions. Last year, the boys made history by winning the school’s first-ever COSSA title, and they followed it up this season with another OFSAA birth by defeating Nicholson Catholic College 44 – 32 in the championship game played at Norwood […]

Local charter company fishing for support for mobile phone-based walleye tournaments

Local charter company fishing for support for mobile phone-based walleye tournaments

A local charter company casting for County support of walleye fishing tournaments based on mobile phones received support from the County’s Community and Economic Development Commission. It sought the commission to to contribute $1,500 to form a partnership with the Bay of Quinte Walleye Tournament that is to feature a smart phone app for registration, […]

Senior Boys basketball on a mission for championship

Senior Boys basketball on a mission for championship

The PECI SR Boys Basketball team made a statement to the rest of the league this week that players are on a mission for the Bay of Quinte Championship. The boys matched up with rival NCC Crusaders Thursday evening in front of a packed gym at PECI. The boys were coming off a big 64 […]

Ribbon cutting officially opens PEFAC's new accessible cardio space

Ribbon cutting officially opens PEFAC’s new accessible cardio space

A ribbon-cutting ceremony showed off how $120,000 in grant funding increased accessiblity for the new cardio space at the Prince Edward Fitness and Aquatic Centre (PEFAC) in Picton. Friday, PEFAC welcomed members, staff, board members and government officials to see how the $100,000 Ontario Trillium Foundation grant, and a $20,000 grant from the County, was […]

Panther Sr. Girls are Trinity College tourney championships

Panther Sr. Girls are Trinity College tourney championships

Mission accomplished! The PECI senior girls basketball team won its first tournament championships in more than five years at the Trinity College Invitational Tournament this past weekend in Port Hope. “One of our goals all season was to win a tournament. We’ve had great success over the past five years winning multiple Bay of Quinte, […]

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