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Hospital bears disproportionate cuts – again

Hospital bears disproportionate cuts – again

The Times is to be commended for its thorough and excellent coverage of Quinte Health Care balancing its budget by slashing  $7 million. In the article titled “More cuts to Picton Hospital” (April 2) Rick Conroy explains that in the 15 years QHC has struggled to balance its budget the hospitals in Picton and Trenton [...]

Prom Project helps students go with the glam

Prom Project helps students go with the glam

Communities throughout the Hastings Prince Edward District School Board brought success to this year’s Prom Project events being held at eight of the board’s high schools. Prom Project makes gently-used formal wear available to elementary and secondary school students who plan to go to prom, formals or graduation ceremonies. The clothing is provided free of [...]

Easter Egg hunt prank backfires on the boys

Easter Egg hunt prank backfires on the boys

Sponsored by A Sheltered Life – stories as told to Maggie Haylock-Capon, by Liza, resident greeter at the Loyalist Humane Society. (Photographs by Alan R. Capon) (If you are unable to adopt a cat or kitten, there are many other important ways to help the LHS. Donations of Javex and other household cleaning products, garbage [...]

Pink Shirt participants hope to Erase the Hate

Pink Shirt participants hope to Erase the Hate

Pink Shirt Day participants are are looking to “Erase the Hate” and thousands of them are wearing the T-shirt to prove it. “Stand up against hate, lead with love, acceptance, change and now erase the hate,” Tweets Prince Edward Collegiate Institute about shirt slogans over the years. “Pink shirts at PECI – not just a [...]

Who’ll stop the rain?

Who’ll stop the rain?

So it came to me in a series of Hmmm moments. First I heard they were making the story of Noah into a film. Hmmmm. Ok . Sounds interesting. I never would have guessed, but OK, there is a really active Christian film circuit and this may be an extension of that. Right now, Son [...]

Who is running for election in Prince Edward County?

Who is running for election in Prince Edward County?

Municipal Election Day Oct. 27, 2014 (Updated as of April 6, 2014) Mayor Robert Quaiff Jeff Goddard Ward 1 Picton (Two to be elected) Lenny Epstein Phil St. Jean Treat Hull Ray Hobson Ward 2 Bloomfield (One to be elected) Barry Turpin Ward 3 Wellington (One to be elected) Jim Dunlop Marilyn Szoldra Ward 4 [...]

PECI drama students to present Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)

PECI drama students to present Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)

Prince Edward Collegiate Institute drama students will tell the story of Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) later this month. The Canadian comedy by Ann-Marie MacDonald tells the story of Constance Ledbelly, an English lit professor from Queen’s who goes on a subconscious journey of self discovery, theorizing that Shakespeare’s tragedies were originally comedies. Under the [...]

Non Stop a delightful cultural equivalent of a hot fudge sundae

Non Stop a delightful cultural equivalent of a hot fudge sundae

Non Stop is really all about Liam Neeson. It’s up to him to pull this off and unlike Snakes On a Plane, which couldn’t help but be goofy, he has enough range to make it happen. For the record, I really like Liam Neeson. He’s a less angry Sean Connery. He has that booming Irish [...]

Hats off to models at society’s Spring tea

Hats off to models at society’s Spring tea

Sponsored by A Sheltered Life – stories as told to Maggie Haylock-Capon, by Liza, resident greeter at the Loyalist Humane Society. (Photographs by Alan R. Capon) (If you are unable to adopt a cat or kitten, there are many other important ways to help the LHS. Donations of Javex and other household cleaning products, garbage [...]

First ‘council needs women’ session well attended

First ‘council needs women’ session well attended

About two dozen women showed interest in a drive to encourage more women to run for County Council seats. They met at the Picton Library meeting room to hear the organizing group discuss goals of electing more women to PEC Council. Bev Campbell, a councillor, and an organizer of the group says women make up [...]

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