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Pink Shirt founder at ‘Say One Nice Thing’ campaign for bullying awareness

Pink Shirt founder at ‘Say One Nice Thing’ campaign for bullying awareness

The Hastings Prince Edward District School Board encouraged students to “Say One Nice Thing” in this year’s campaign for Bullying Awareness and Prevention  last week. Prince Edward Collegiate Institute welcomed Travis Price, founder of Pink Shirt Day, to the school. Price, now in his 20s, spoke about his high school days in Nova Scotia where [...]

Storm clouds on the horizon for ‘This House of Healing’

Storm clouds on the horizon for ‘This House of Healing’

There are storm clouds brewing on the horizon. Quinte Healthcare is forecasting a 12 million dollar deficit and once again PECMH is on the radar with respect to more cuts. The next meeting of the QHC board of directors is Tuesday at 5:15 in the board room. It is my hope that when the opportunity [...]

PECI athletics to offer curling and gymnastics this winter

PECI athletics to offer curling and gymnastics this winter

Curling and gymnastics will be new options for this year’s winter athletic offerings which include Girls Volleyball, Boys and Girls Hockey, Boys Basketball. In case you missed it, watch the latest video segment featuring the Boys Volleyball team: * * * PECI’s senior boys volleyball team qualified for COSSA AA action in Cobourg this week [...]

PECI environmental students help divert e-waste

PECI environmental students help divert e-waste

  By the end of the event, Saturday, 92 vehicles had been driven to the back parking lot at PECI and the electronics waste dumpster was full to capacity. PECI Environmental Club students were pleased to be keeping that material out of landfills. “Community response was wonderful,” said Janet Curran, PECI teacher. “Those who brought [...]

Steve Campbell

Wish List 2 for the New Council

My Wish List for the new Council is longer than my Christmas List. Like Celine Dion’s heart, it goes on and on. My Wish List for Christmas has two items: 1) a Beatles calendar, and 2) a Ferrari. My kids now make more money than me, so I’m hoping the Ferrari will be payback for [...]

Interstellar: if Armageddon had gone to high school

Interstellar: if Armageddon had gone to high school

I will never be able to do a review of a Christopher Nolan film without referencing Memento. This is a director with vision right out of the starting gate. He tells stories that are thoughtful and thought provoking and sometimes that make sense only to him.  I don’t pretend to understand everything he does, but [...]

PECI hosting electronics waste day! – November 15

PECI hosting electronics waste day! – November 15

  PECI is hosting an electronics waste collection 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday at the back of the school. Bring computers, TVs, printers, telephones, cell phones, cameras, audio and video equipment and players.

Steve Campbell

Stevie’s Wish List for the New Council

Well, there were a few surprises in the recent election, but there will, in fact, be changes in the faces around the Council table. Now we get to see what the electorate has wrought, and whether our choices were wise or misguided. It’s possible we might all run for cover – like the Brian Mulroney [...]

Close to 100 signed up for PECI 60s reunion

Close to 100 signed up for PECI 60s reunion

Interest in a 50th reunion of PECI Class of ’65 is approaching 100 people! This will be an opportunity for any mid-60s classes to reconnect and reminisce. We have now confirmed the 2015 weekend of May 29/30 for the event, with a reception on the Friday night and a dinner/dance on Saturday. At this point [...]

Steve Campbell

Change. Or not to change?

It’s been a busy year, but I had to squeeze in some time for one column before Monday’s municipal vote. No, I’m not going to tell you who to vote for, just so you can wipe your brow and go “Whew!” and blame the next four years on me. I do have some observations to [...]

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