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Sir John visit highlights anniversary of canal opening

The story of the official opening of the Murray Canal in 1889 by Sir John A Macdonald was brought to life through re-enactment – without the official guests’ platform breaking and sinking out of sight, as it had done 125 years ago. The drop was only about five feet and none who went in the [...]

Pumpkinfest a celebration of the season’s giants

A 1,675 pound pumpkin took top honours at the 18th annual Pumpkinfest in Wellington on the weekend – grown by Brant and Brandon Timm, of Pembroke. The largest County pumpkin, and winner of the Bill Greer Award, was grown by Dan Langridge at 731 pounds. The largest squash: The Great Pumpkin Commonwealth has verified Beni [...]

Auxiliary and friends knit to help keep children warm

Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Craft Group members and friends knit dozens of hats, mitts and gloves for children and teenagers being looked after by the OPP Adopt a Child winter clothing campaign. OPP community services officer Anthony Mann accepted the handmade donations with thanks. The final collection of goods and donations are being [...]

Sandbanks – No Reservations Required

Tuesday’s summer-like weather following a warm, sunny holiday weekend comes to an end with rain showers in the forecast but with temperatures still feeling like 25C. This photograph, Sandbanks – No Reservations Required – was taken by Glen Wedlock.

28th Annual Fall Heritage Day celebrates the season

Families celebrated the season at Prince Edward County’s Fall Heritage Day while giving thanks to the harvest with family and friends this holiday weekend. The Quinte Draft Horse Association celebrated its 28th anniversary with the annual event held at the Larry Everall Farm. Horse teams from across the Quinte area came to hook up teams [...]

Construction begins on County’s Age in Place concept

A sod-turning ceremony has officially launched construction on the first stage of the County’s Age in Place concept. The County’s Age-in-Place concept envisions a seniors’ community that will encourage active living and integration into the community, while facilitating residents’ transition into increasing levels of assisted living required as they age. Nautical Lands Group is the [...]

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