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Clean up on County Road 19

Clean up on County Road 19

Prince Edward OPP have closed off a portion of County Road 19 for clean up of debris lost when a dump truck lost part of its load this afternoon about 1:15 p.m. – Susan DeWolfe photos

PEC OPP escort Special Olympics Flame of Hope through Picton

PEC OPP escort Special Olympics Flame of Hope through Picton

Multi-medal winning competitive swimmer Luke Flynn carried the ‘Flame of Hope’ this year for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics through Picton on Wednesday. Flynn, a Picton resident, has his sights set on competition at the Worlds in 2020 and the Special Olympics. Recently at a match in Pickering he earned two gold, […]

Wet, cold spring means later harvests, reduced yields

Wet, cold spring means later harvests, reduced yields

A wet and cold spring has delayed planting of crops this year – in direct contrast to last year’s drought – and some farmers’ fields are still soggy. As water levels remain above the highest recorded in 100 years, local farmers are expecting later harvests and reduced yields. John Thompson, president of the Prince Edward […]

School board confirms school closures, consolidations

School board confirms school closures, consolidations

Months of planning, discussions and waiting ended Monday night as the Hastings Prince Edward District School Board approved closures and consolidations to schools in Prince Edward County, Belleville and Centre Hastings. The board’s final decisions for Prince Edward County: That Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board approve Sophiasburgh Central School to remain open subject […]

Cancer Changes Everything for Relay for Life participants

Cancer Changes Everything for Relay for Life participants

There were fewer participants at this year’s newly-shortened Relay for Life event in Picton on Friday night, but energy was high and their desire to help conquer cancer, as strong as ever. At the opening ceremonies, Doug Kane, Canadian Cancer Society senior manager, delivered a message of gratitude, appreciation and inspiration. “I love Relay. Thank […]

Customers angry CIBC will withdraw Bloomfield branch

Customers angry CIBC will withdraw Bloomfield branch

CIBC customers hoping their bank would have a change of heart on closing the Bloomfield branch in September left a “community information meeting” disappointed, and angry, Thursday night. “The branch will close,” confirmed Jon Kastikainen, senior manager of stakeholder communications. “At the end of the day it’s a business decision.” Kastikainen stated three-quarters of all […]

Former County school featured in HGTV special 'Great Canadian Homes'

Former County school featured in HGTV special ‘Great Canadian Homes’

To celebrate Canada turning 150 years old, HGTV’s Tommy Smythe is travelling across the nation to go inside the country’s most historic and iconic homes – including one in Prince Edward County. The former South Marysburgh Public School converted to a home and B&B by the Hawkins/Parker family will be among those featured in an […]

Mike and Gord Downie thank students for expressing voices to create change

Mike and Gord Downie thank students for expressing voices to create change

The work of Sophiasburgh Central School students to make a lasting commitment to reconciliation received a standing ovation Tuesday night. The students were part of the Four Directions Project with Darkspark, an arts education group led by Melissa Larkin and D’Ari Lisle. They showed four lyrics videos they created with about 150 people who attended the […]

First Downie Wenjack Legacy Room in Canada to be launched in Picton

First Downie Wenjack Legacy Room in Canada to be launched in Picton

The work of a Grade 7/8 class at Sophiasburgh Central School has inspired the creation of the nation’s first permanent Downie-Wenjack Legacy Room. Last month, the students participated in a transformative arts-education project to write and record songs in response to Canada’s colonial history. Students took part in The Four Directions Project, led by local […]

40th Annual Review honours 851 Prince Edward Squadron cadets

40th Annual Review honours 851 Prince Edward Squadron cadets

Family, friends and supporters of 851 Prince Edward Royal Canadian Air Cadets applauded the efforts of members at the 40th Annual Review, Saturday, at the Prince Edward Community Centre. Following a full day of practise for the event, cadets fell in for the arrival of the reviewing party, a general salute and inspection of the […]

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