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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 […]

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 […]

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