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Organic gardening pretty simple

Organic gardening pretty simple

Outdoor Living with Carson Arthur The term organic gardening has been thrown around a lot over the last few years when it comes to gardening and growing food. Someone somewhere decided that organic is healthier and therefore more expensive because it is harder to grow food without the use of synthetic fertilizers and sprays. The […]

Panthers to be take in first Academic Olympics at PECI

Panthers to be take in first Academic Olympics at PECI

Prince Edward Collegiate Institute welcomed 200 students from Pinecrest, Sophiasburgh and Queen Elizabeth elementary schools to its first Academic Olympics on Tuesday. The Grades 6 – 8 students participated in a variety of competitions in the library lab, gymnasium, classrooms and in the upper back field, guided by more than 60 PECI students acting in leadership […]

PECI students help Friends plant 150 trees at Sandbanks

PECI students help Friends plant 150 trees at Sandbanks

With the help of environmental studies high school students from PECI, the Friends of Sandbanks planted 150 sugar maple trees near the site of the newest campground at Sandbanks Provincial Park. Planted along the Woodlands Trail that winds through retired farmlands within the park, these trees are to provide a canopy of shade for future […]

Plan to grow this year's trendy heirloom vegetable

Plan to grow this year’s trendy heirloom vegetable

OUTDOOR LIVING with Carson Arthur This trend of heirloom vegetables had gone beyond what any of us expert gardeners ever expected. So far, I have received more than 15 seed catalogues from across Canada and the US. All of these companies specialize in rare vegetables, hard to find strains, and unique flavours of culinary delights! […]

Get your Political Correct

Get your Political Correct

As you may know, if you follow the countylive.ca blog, I took a lot of heat for referring to the girls at the CIBC bank next door as the girls at the bank next door. I vainly tried to explain that this was not a degrading term, but a term of affection. I asked the […]

Bring back classic 'bullet-proof' plants to your gardens

Bring back classic ‘bullet-proof’ plants to your gardens

After a few rough winters, a lot of our gardens are looking a little haggard (as are the gardeners). This may be the perfect time to start bringing back some of the classic ‘bullet-proof’ plants into our landscaped spaces. The timing also seems to be perfect for all of the new gardeners and homeowners who […]

Rise of the Canadian Right?

Rise of the Canadian Right?

The world is in a state of upheaval right now. And it should be noted that the world is always in a state of upheaval. Someone called it “the curse of living in interesting times.” This column is not solely about Trump, but the Trump Experience is certaily a world-changer. Trump’s rise to power has […]

County and community call for suspension of changes to schools

County and community call for suspension of changes to schools

Tight timelines and a flawed review process continue to top concerns with proposed school closures and drastic changes in Prince Edward County. More than 100 community members attended the second and final public meeting for the Hastings Prince Edward School Board’s accommodation recommendations Thursday night at PECI. The board made its recommendations last fall to […]

Not at your service

Not at your service

  Remember when we used to have service in Ontario? Remember when ‘service centres’ had staff who pumped your gas, checked your oil and cleaned your windshield, employing piles of people who would later become Exxon CEOs, because pumping gas at minimum wage really sucks? So now we do their job, and increasingly take over […]

PECI student talent shines in free production of Macbeth

PECI student talent shines in free production of Macbeth

PECI students dramatize what happens when a trio of witches predicts a brave Scottish general will become King as they present Shakespeare’s tragedy of Macbeth this weekend at the high school. Notable quotes from the play include: “Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble”; “Out, damned spot! Out, I say”; “What’s done […]

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