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PEC 4H awards night honours members’ accomplishments

The Sophiasburgh Small Animal Pet Club hosted this year’s annual awards night and “pawty” for members of the Prince Edward County 4H Association. Members and supporters gathered Friday night at the Hope Centre in Picton to honour a successful year of leadership programs for rural youth in the County. PEC 4H reaches out to children […]

Lumber Jack and Jane Fest celebrates plaid, toques, boots and beards

Plaid, toques, boots and beards were the ubiquitous Canadian symbols at the County’s first Lumber Jack and Jane Fest, Saturday. “We love that everybody’s come in plaid and ready to show off their lumberjack skills whether it’s log rolling, or hammering nails or sawing,” said Sonya Szabo, co-organizer with Dawn Strafrace and Lyndsay Richmond. “The lumberjack theme touches […]

PEC Firefighters show children how to get out alive

Small, panicky hands scrambled to open a window and the childrens’ voices became a little fearful in the seconds it took to escape the smoke filling the room. But they knew what to do and quickly made their way to safety, thanks to coaching from Prince Edward County firefighters. The firefighters and staff at Picton’s […]

Workshops at the library building excitement for fourth Lantern Festival

Preparations for the fourth annual Firelight Lantern Festival got under way at the Picton Library this week. Participants in the first workshops to create lanterns for this year’s circus theme will light up the parade from Benson Park to the Crystal Palace event Saturday, Nov. 12. “This is a participatory parade where everybody joins in, […]

Donald Trumpkin ‘making pumpkins great again’

Proclaiming he would “make pumpkins great again” Donald Trumpkin’s promoter made his way through Wellington’s Pumpkinfest parade with what would be the day’s champion fruit -topped with a bad hairpiece fashioned from insulation. And great is was, as Terry Hoelke, the man behind the mask, witnessed his son Ryan pull off a second weigh-off win […]

Tech-based businesses get $2.7 million boost in PEC with private/public investment

Six technology-based businesses will be moving forward with innovative ideas thanks to a private/public investment. Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis, before a business community gathering at Huff Estates Winery on Friday, announced investments totalling $2.7 million, resulting in the creation of 15 skilled jobs with the potential for more. Funding of $1.35 million from […]


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