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Hospital stakeholders must be vigilant

Hospital stakeholders must be vigilant

Recently the PECM Hospital Foundation announced that they had chosen their new Executive Director, Penny Rolinski. Penny feels that she can make a difference because she was born at our local hospital as Penny Taylor, most of her family has received care there and she feels that as she has moved back into the area […]

Get ready to go to school!

Get ready to go to school!

The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board welcomes new and returning students! The first day of school is Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. Here’s how to register your child Please contact your home school to arrange a convenient time to register your child. When you visit the school to register, please bring: A birth certificate or […]

A Tribute to My Second Mother

A Tribute to My Second Mother

Marie Hopps was the first person I ever met who thought I was lovely, just because I existed. I called her my soft place to fall. I met her when she came to The Second City to see a show I was performing in. She should have been the one on stage that night: with […]

Despite 'lack of concern' mayor sends Premier second plea for moratorium on turbines

Despite ‘lack of concern’ mayor sends Premier second plea for moratorium on turbines

August 5, 2015 Sent by Fax and Email Honourable Kathleen Wynne Premier of Ontario Room 281, Main Legislative Building Queen’s Park Toronto, Ontario M7A 1A1 -and- Honourable Glen Murray Minister of the Environment and Climate Change 11th Floor, Ferguson Block 77 Wellesley Street West Toronto, Ontario M7A 2T5 Premier Wynne and Minister Murray, It is […]

Why “Scooch” is never a good word for a woman

Why “Scooch” is never a good word for a woman

I was in need of a medical tune-up, so I called my doctor. The receptionist said he could fit me in late in the afternoon. I thought it would be a quick visit. I would be put up on the hoist and be back on the road in short order. When I got there, the […]

Open Letter to the Premier

Open Letter to the Premier

Ms. Wynne, I’m sure it will come as a surprise to you that Prince Edward County residents are angry and frustrated to the point of explosion. I assume this is surprising information, considering you have evoked our democratic right to voice our opinion concerning proper location of Industrial Wind Turbines, and thus take control of […]

PEC mayor asks Premier for moratorium on wind projects

PEC mayor asks Premier for moratorium on wind projects

UPDATE: July 30: Mayor Robert Quaiff has been notified there is little chance of having a meeting with Premier Wynne regarding industrial turbines in Prince Edward County. July 23, 2015 Sent by Fax and Email Honourable Kathleen Wynne Premier of Ontario Room 281, Main Legislative Building Queen’s Park Toronto, Ontario M7A 1A1 -and- Honourable Glen […]

In defense of Sir John A.

In defense of Sir John A.

There has been talk, and a few letters, recently about the alleged ‘racism’ of Sir John A. Macdonald. This gets under my skin, because I’ve always found that history is ‘selective’ when pen is put to paper, and the Great Book of History is forged. Someone once said: “History is written by the winners,” and that […]

Mixed messages from Hydro One on cutting down trees for transmission line

Mixed messages from Hydro One on cutting down trees for transmission line

We own a home on Walmsley Road, Milford, Prince Edward County. On June 17th  our neighbours and ourselves received phone calls from Hydro One requesting our permission to cut down the trees at the front of our property for “some work we are doing down here on Walmsley and Royal Rd”  for a proposed new […]

Puzzling Things in a Warped World

Puzzling Things in a Warped World

Unlike other column writers, who seem to have all the answers to anything that can happen anywhere in the world, sometimes I’m just puzzled. And I turn my puzzlements over to you, to help find the pieces my inadequate brain has missed. To the point: I see a very reactionary trend in the County. This, […]

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