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Sarah French with Ingemann, in Nicaragua, who sells queen bees to local farmers to help improve the honey every year.

Picton’s Sarah French will get wheels turning for women of Ghana

Sarah French plans to get the wheels turning on a project to help “GROW” opportunities for rural women. French spent seven months in Nicaragua as an intern last year to work with farmers on sustainable development projects and witnessed the toll of poverty on its citizens, especially women. As a student at PECI, she was [...]

St. John Therapy Dogs help relieve stress of exams at PECI

St. John Therapy Dogs help relieve stress of exams at PECI

As student prepared to write their semester final exams, many were surprised to be greeted by a team of five therapy dogs and their handlers from St. John Ambulance. “The dogs are wonderful.  They provide a comfort and help their interaction with our students help to relieve stress and anxiety. We are grateful for their [...]

Panther athletes’ winter season under way

Panther athletes’ winter season under way

The Senior Girls’ Volleyball team picked up its first league points this week with a split against St. Paul’s Secondary. Girls’ Volleyball next home game is Thursday, Feb. 5 vs CHSS and CSS with games at 4 and 6 p.m. Fans welcome!

Steve Campbell

Irony in a Strange Ol’ World

  Since County Council is still too new to have learned how to bugger things up yet, I thought I might address some larger issues. Canada and Canadians are unusual in the world. We tend to be very happy, and some of the world’s greatest comedians have that oddball Canadian way of looking at things. [...]

Incredible destination, but does it have a hospital?

Incredible destination, but does it have a hospital?

Very recently Time Inc’s Travel and Leisure publication chose Prince Edward County as one of 52 (no.10) best places to travel for 2015. This same article was posted in the L.A. Times. Writer Nikki Ekstein compared the County to the Napa Valley in 1970 and said it has become a haven for creative types. She [...]

Saturday’s documentary highlights buzz about bees

Saturday’s documentary highlights buzz about bees

‘MORE THAN HONEY’, a documentary about the plight of the bees will be showing at the Regent Theatre on Saturday, January 10th at 2 p.m. After the movie, local beekeeper Gavin North of Honey Pie Herbals will be available to answer questions. There is some good news to report as well.  Recently, the Ontario government  [...]

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 [...]

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