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The dirt on garden dirt

The dirt on garden dirt

Getting to know the soil is going to really help you cut back on a lot of hardship when it comes time to actually planting or creating a garden. The quality of the soil that you want to plant in really matters because anything already in the ground has a good chance of ending up […]

Make tourists pay? Not that easy.

Make tourists pay? Not that easy.

Much to everyone’s dismay, I’m going to re-examine the effects of tourism, which created a firestorm of comments on countylive.ca. I stayed out of the comments, as I resist getting involved in the blogs, which is the domain of other County people, to voice their opinions. The previous column was based on a letter by […]

Hats off to Prince Edward Collegiate's Class of 2017

Hats off to Prince Edward Collegiate’s Class of 2017

Secondary school diplomas now in hand, 122 Prince Edward Collegiate students are setting their sights on the future. “We made it!” said valedictorian Noah Mossey, to a full house of family and friends attending the graduation ceremony at the Prince Edward Community Centre. “We have the power, and the ability, to make a difference in […]

Bag gardening  - good luck with that

Bag gardening – good luck with that

Immediately after my last article, I received several emails about other hot trends when it comes to gardening on social media. Bag gardens have been much discussed for a few years now but are definitely trending in North America. The theory behind them is that you slice down the centre of a bag of soil […]

PECI honours athletic excellence on the Regent stage

PECI honours athletic excellence on the Regent stage

Prince Edward Collegiate Institute athletes replaced their sports wear for business casual Wednesday night as they graced the Regent Theatre stage to be honoured for individual and team efforts over the school year. “The statistics show that an alarming number of girls are opting out of sports at an earlier age than ever before,” said […]

Love it or hate it ... tourism pays

Love it or hate it … tourism pays

I was going to pass on a column this week, while consumed with the production of our Summer issue of County Magazine. But then three things drew my attention. First was Dennis Fox’s letter in The Picton Gazette, questioning the benefits of tourism in Prince Edward County. I am deeply involved in the cause and […]

Student talents shine at PECI Arts Night

Student talents shine at PECI Arts Night

There was a full house at PECI Thursday, June 1 for the second semester Arts’ Night Showcase. Amazing works of art created by Peter Johnson’s Expressing Aboriginal Cultures classes and Christine Leggat’s Grade 10 Arts and Crafts class, were featured along with fantastic photography on display from Hilary-Anne Clarke’s Photography class. Parents, students and guests […]

How much water is right for your garden?

How much water is right for your garden?

When it comes to having a garden full of lush fruits and veggies, water is right up there with things you really need. The trouble is…too many people have different opinions on how much water is the right amount. Even worse, nobody really has the exact same growing conditions so how can someone tell you […]

Rain, Rain gone away?

Rain, Rain gone away?

There is no more popular topic of conversation in the County than the weather. Too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry, just right, but too windy, just perfect, but too humid … I swear there’s only one day each year in which the weather is perfect for everyone. Then we switch to talking politics. […]

Concerned about pedestrian safety on Skyway Bridge

Concerned about pedestrian safety on Skyway Bridge

LETTER: In 2012, two Canadians died, and 19 were injured when the roof of the Algo Centre Mall in Elliot Lake collapsed. Judge Paul Belanger found that the engineering disaster resulted from many failures arising from: “its designers and builders, its owners, some architects and engineers, as well as the municipal and provincial officials charged […]

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