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Focused on the goal »


Picton pet food store excels at raising money for vulnerable animals Pet Valu Picton raised more than $8,000 last April, third best of all stores in Canada. Tricia Daley, above with TJ, explains…

Apr 11 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Fun of the game »


County minor hockey recognizes achievement, improvement and dedication Among those singled out for special honours on the County’s Timbit Black team were (L-R) Lainey VanVlack, for Most Sportsmanlike; Mitchell Sills, for Most Improved…

Apr 4 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Incubator »


With the aid of a heat lamp, these chicks participated in a chilly Maple in the County The cold weather did not scare off any visitors, as Nyman Farms estimated they saw 3,500…

Mar 28 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Next step »


PECFN asks court to hear its appeal The Prince Edward County Field Naturalists (PECFN) have taken the next step…

Apr 16 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Do not approve »


Municipality tells province to reject wpd Canada’ wind project The municipality of Prince Edward will ask the Ontario Ministry…

Apr 16 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

End of Taste »


Marketing agency promoted the County around the world Taste the County was born out of a frustration that neither…

Apr 11 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Lending a paw »


Picton pet food store among top fundraisers in Canada Lining the walls of Pet Valu store in Picton are…

Apr 11 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Bumpy ride »


Fresh initiative to expand and integrate transit options in the County To view the PEC Transit Research Project click…

Apr 9 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Humans or widgets? »


Hospitals relying more upon standardized methods of care In her challenge to Quinte Healthcare Corporation (QHC) patients, to “adjust…

Apr 4 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

More cuts to Picton hospital »


PECMH, Trenton Memorial become smaller. But QHC balances its budget Quinte Healthcare Corporation has balanced its budget for the…

Apr 4 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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  1. Championship ready
  2. Next step
  3. Do not approve
  4. An intimate evening
  5. Daffodil month
  6. Focused on the goal
  7. End of Taste
  8. Closing out the season in Florida
  9. Crafted with pride
  1. jannie: Ho hum. . The poor developer will have a financial burden… while they trash value of the heritage...
  2. Theresa Durning: always a wonderful read, thanks
  3. Dayton Johnson: Ostrander Point is in South Marysburgh….not North Marysburgh.
  4. David: It is unfortunate that millions of dollars would have to spent to purchase land and build a very large hall,...
  5. Jim Wiegand: The information in this recent article will very much help the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists...

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Spring cleaning »

So, in my everyday life, I write. I have always written. I can’t think of a time when I wasn’t filling a notebook with writing. Writing isn’t who I am. Writing is what I do. Today, Sunday, while looking out my kitchen window, I’m not thinking about writing, I’m thinking about cleaning. You know, springcleaning.…

Apr 11 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Is that it? »

It’s been a month since the special parliamentary committee into murdered and missing indigenous women in Canada tabled its report. A month since our government rejected calls for a public inquiry into why aboriginal women are disappearing and dying across this country at such a disproportionate rate. It’s an important story. And already the wind…

Apr 11 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Crafted with pride »

Think of Japan and alcohol and you are likely to think of sake. And, while we call sake a rice wine, its fermentation process is actually closer to beer than wine. Why don’t we ever hear of Japanese wine? Climate may be one of the reasons. Even though the main island shares a common latitude…

Apr 11 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

The power of sappy movies »

Did you catch the news about movies and relationships? The New York Times reported recently on a study conducted at the University of Rochester and published in The Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. Some 174 couples were involved. One set of couples formed a control group, and it turns out their separation rate in…

Apr 11 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Great voices from the past »

I had an instant last week when all of the great voices of baseball echoed in my brain. One at a time, naturally, as there just isn’t room for all of them: Vin Scully, Harry Caray, Tom Cheek, Red Barber, Ernie Harwell, Jon Miller, Jack Buck, Tony Kubek, Early Wynn, Phil Rizutto, Bill White, Mel…

Apr 4 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
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Sam conclusions »

It was the morning I heard the shrill cry of the red-winged blackbird that I found the note stuck to my front door. “We’re back” it simply read. Back? That…

Apr 4 2014 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Something else about Sam »

I mean, the only thing to do is to go with the flow right? Accept things as they come. Like when your neighbour judges you fit enough to tend to…

Mar 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Sam things »

There is a certain grace to winter that I would miss if I lived in a mono season. Winter exposes the land’s…

Mar 7 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

‘Siglo del sebo’ »

I must say that the sight of a red-bellied woodpecker at the suet feeder this morning goes a long way to consoling…

Feb 21 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Steve Campbell

Council report card »

After trying to tear down the cellulose-ridden bureaucracies of the provincial and federal governments, it’s time to turn my attention inward. As…

Jan 31 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

The Great Canadian sell out »

As a column writer, it never ceases to amaze me that people will read one sentence, or one word, and run off…

Jan 24 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Selling the County »

This is a difficult subject for me to address, as I have been involved in the marketing of the County since 1976, quite a different time than the County of…

Feb 14 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Power, purpose, principle and vision »

I know from responses to my Times columns and blogs that Word on the Street works pretty well according to its original purpose: To get people talking. I have…

Feb 7 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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