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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 […]

Residents and businesses suffer when water jeopardized; time to rethink supply source

Residents and businesses suffer when water jeopardized; time to rethink supply source

A century ago clean drinking water was a luxury in Canada, and thousands of people died every year from diseases like typhoid. Now, we take clean water for granted. But this past week we’ve been reminded how easily our supply can be jeopardized. One elderly barge with unsecured contaminant on deck in Picton Bay, and […]

PECI boys hockey team competes at Bay of Quinte

PECI boys hockey team competes at Bay of Quinte

UPDATE: Two losses today at Bay of Quinte play.  The team plays at COSSA March 6th – the furthest any PECI Boys Hockey team has advanced! Story and photos by Rebecca Juby Following a tough 7-2 loss against St. Teresa’s in the last regular season game, the PECI boys hockey team came back to beat the […]

PECI's Jr. Boys Basketball team wins COSSA

PECI’s Jr. Boys Basketball team wins COSSA

PECI’s Junior Boys Basketball team ended the season at the very top of the game, winning the AA COSSA Championship – for the first time in 21 years. It was an especially thrilling win for Coach Rob Garden, as he was a member of the PECI team 21 years ago that accomplished the feat at […]

PECI girls hockey team heads to Bay of Quinte action

PECI girls hockey team heads to Bay of Quinte action

UPDATE MARCH 1 – BSS wins 3-0 to end PECI’s day at Bay of Quinte finals. Tweet from the team notes “fantastic team effort, we just couldn’t find the back of the net. COSSA on Monday. Location/Time TBA” FEB 23 – Story and photos by Rebecca Juby The PECI Girls hockey team came out on top of […]

Comments on plan for Prince Edward Point open to March 31

Comments on plan for Prince Edward Point open to March 31

In August 2016 Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Canadian Wildlife Service held a meeting in Picton where they presented a draft of their proposed Management Plan for the Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area located at the end of Long Point in South Marysburgh. There was little notice of the meeting but 40 or so […]

Panthers end regular season with two wins

Panthers end regular season with two wins

By Rebecca Juby PECI Girl’s hockey ended regular season play with back-to-back wins this week. Monday the girls took on ENSS Blue Dragons and won 3-1. The game started strong for the Panthers with Brooke Jackson scoring within the first 20 seconds of the period. The game became dominated by ENSS, thirsty for a goal, […]

Regent Theatre deserves community's support

Regent Theatre deserves community’s support

Vibrant, independent, not-for-profit community theatres have largely disappeared from the North American scene. Fortunately, Picton’s Regent theatre hasn’t and the magnificent “Monarch of Main Street” will be 100 years old next year. Make no mistake, there are a number of reasons that Prince Edward County is home to one of the most historic, working theatres […]

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