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They tore down the church on Sunday - timeline

They tore down the church on Sunday – timeline

Gas line break at church demolition site NOV 15 – The first sign of trouble was the “rotten egg” smell in the air. Police, fire and ambulance services were called to the scene of the Main Street Picton church demolition site Monday afternoon after the excavator driver hit the gas line that led to the former […]

Open letter to future council: Save our heritage

I am deeply concerned about the destruction of the County’s heritage sites as well as development that does nothing to enhance and complement its past. The protection and preservation of our historical areas are crucial to PECs economic growth as a place to live and work as well as a tourist destination. Our history creates […]

Of buildings lost and tractors found

Of buildings lost and tractors found

The old gentleman was standing by the great Corliss steam engine  at the Ameliasburg Museum a few years ago. I struck up a conversation with him and mentioned that it was too bad the 1842 Roblin Mill had been dismantled and carried off to the Black Creek Pioneer Village in Toronto. “Best thing that ever […]

When the Demolition of a Church sparks Anger...

When the Demolition of a Church sparks Anger…

Anger is a natural and healthy emotion. Suppressed anger robs us of the power to act. Allowed to follow its natural path as a transformational energy, anger can give us clarity and purpose. How can we use our anger about the demolition of the church to express who we want to be as a community?

Church demolition outrages Latchford

I am outraged that on a Sunday morning, without all the necessary permits in place and without appropriate safety precautions to protect passers-by and adjoining property, demolition began on the Methodist-Episcopal Church on Picton Main Street. This appalling action demonstrates a blatant disregard for government process and for the County’s heritage, and shows a total […]

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