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PECI students assist 41 angels this Christmas

PECI students assist 41 angels this Christmas

PECI students presented their gifts for 41 angels with the CAS Angel Campaign. Greer Koutroulides, Canadian and World Studies teacher, noted this year’s campaign effort was spear-headed by Grade 10 Venture students and included sponsorship of angels by many classes at the high school. The campaign’s chief angel, Susan Rose, was delighted to receive the [...]

In the history of ever, the Theory of Everything

In the history of ever, the Theory of Everything

I have clearly staked out my territory in film these days. I like movies where people are nice to each other. It’s that simple. To quote Don Henley, we all need a little tenderness, how can l survive in such a tasteless age? So I approached The Theory of Everything with some promise. It’s a [...]

Panther Athletics: Girls hockey undefeated; Sr. Boys B-ball video

Panther Athletics: Girls hockey undefeated; Sr. Boys B-ball video

Story and photos by Mike Pothier PECI Panthers home opener for girl’s hockey had a large number of local county hockey players participating in the game which the Panthers won 3-0, extending their winning streak to 3-0. Olivia Fox, Taylor Miller and Abby Dunnet were back home with their Nicholson Catholic College Crusaders. After being [...]

Help our hospital in the fight of its life

Help our hospital in the fight of its life

Recently I wrote a letter to the local media about  Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. In that letter I made reference to a Times article in which  hospital advocate and former Mayor Leo Finnegan said “We are in the fight of our lives.” After reading that letter, a local resident left me a phone message [...]

PECI presents Rudolph – Behind the Red Nose – December 12, 13 & 14

PECI presents Rudolph – Behind the Red Nose – December 12, 13 & 14

Several extremely talented PECI students have been working for months to put together a fun, entertaining and engaging performance for the whole family.  We really wanted to put on a show that would reach the kid in everyone- children, teenagers and adults.  In our version of Rudolph, Rudolph is a girl who must pretend to [...]

Panther hockey girls, boys’ b-ball both undefeated;

Panther hockey girls, boys’ b-ball both undefeated;

Story and photos by Mike Pothier PECI Panther Girls hockey beat the Trenton High School Tigers 5-1  last week in Trenton with unrelenting offensive. Tiger’s goalie Lauryn Bons appeared to be whittled down by the amount of heated rubber that she managed to stop, block and roll. Panther scoring was provided by Cailey Jones (2), [...]

Add your support to a national dementia strategy

Add your support to a national dementia strategy

My C-356 federal legislation, An Act for a National Dementia Strategy, will be up for debate and a vote early in 2015. As I have often said, Alzheimer and other dementia diseases are non-partisan. We need a non-partisan, all-party solution for a national dementia strategy and C-356. Canada needs a dementia plan – now. My [...]

Province can follow County’s example to “Bee Friendly”

Province can follow County’s example to “Bee Friendly”

Thanks to a growing movement of concerned citizens (many in our own Prince Edward County), Ontario has announced a bold plan for regulations to restrict neonicintinoid pesticides (AKA “neonics”). It’s the first of its kind in North America. The provincial government considered the growing body of evidence that neonics are harmful and is proposing tough [...]

PECI Panther girls open hockey season with wins

PECI Panther girls open hockey season with wins

Photos and story by Mike Pothier PECI Girls Hockey Panthers trounced the Centre Hastings Centurions 7-1 last week in Madoc with a strong offensive rushing from rookie defence Amber Miller whose four goals quickly put the game out of reach. Goals from Brooke Jackson, Abby Terpstra and Sam Ward rounded off the scoring. Assists were [...]

People laugh out loud love Dumb and Dumber To

People laugh out loud love Dumb and Dumber To

Let’s start with the original. Dumb and Dumber was a huge hit back when Jim Carrey’s career arc was on a meteoric climb and you could cast a fire hydrant as his co-star and it would still be a hit. No offence Jeff Daniels. This was back in the heyday of DVDs. There was no [...]

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