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County prepares to handle emergencies; will wait a year for government assistance

It will be more than a year by the time the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program might assist Prince Edward County with costs related to the ice storm just before Christmas last year. In the meantime, the County continues to practice how it should handle emergencies. At an Emergency Preparedness Drill last week, Mayor Peter [...]

Saturday’s Veterans’ Day ceremony honours those who fought for peace

Glenwood Cemetery will be “honouring those who fought for peace” during Saturday’s public Veterans’ Day ceremony. The cemetery, in partnership with Branch 78 The Royal Canadian Legion, 415 Wing Royal Canadian Air Force Association and 851 Prince Edward Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron welcome the public at 10:45 a.m. SAturday, Sept. 20 for the fourth [...]

There are dozens of reasons to help the Alzheimer’s Society

Laura Hare, executive director at Alzheimer Society, enjoys a Krispy Kreme donut during Thursday’s Coffee Break event. The Coffee Break is an annual national fundraiser presented by the Alzheimer Society to raise funds for local programs and services that help people living with dementia, and their families. In the County this year, Krispy Kreme donuts [...]

Smile! You’re supporting Picton hospital!

Tim Hortons is bringing more smiles to Picton’s hospital with its annual Smile Cookie campaign. Patrons who purchase a $1 chocolate chunk Smile Cookie Sept. 15-21 will see 100 per cent of the proceeds support Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation. “The Smile Cookie campaign has continuously been successful year after year thanks to our [...]

Following 40-year drought, rain fell on Milford’s Fair honouring farmers

It never rains on the Milford Fair – except for this year when it was decided to honour farmers. “Farmers are always fighting the weather. They’re at the mercy of the weather, so if we had a different theme this year, it wouldn’t have rained,” said Bruce Dowdell, Fair President Emeritus. But the community and [...]

Muddy and wet stomp and romp raises $79,000 for charities

Saturday’s unforgiving rain just made the mud muddier for 420 participants in an inaugural obstacle race that raised $79,000 for three local charities. The Canadian Cancer Society, Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation and Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation were the big winners in the first Grapes of Wrath Stomp and Romp Survival Race hosted at [...] News
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