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House of cards

Posted: November 24, 2017 at 8:54 am   /   County News

Where have all the volunteers gone? Volunteer programs and communityrun events are dropping like flies in the County and they all have one common denominator- a lack of volunteers. Three big announcements recently speak to a disturbing trend in community and volunteer-based programs. First was the Wellington Rec Committee disbanding and, unfortunately, since that announcement […]

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Wellington lights up

Posted: November 24, 2017 at 8:45 am   /   County News

Community celebrates start of holiday season The sound of the bells at the United Church in Wellington at six o’clock on Friday evening was the signal for the lights in the village to come on. One by one the trees in the park were lit up by strings of brilliant blue lights. Windows and façades […]

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Terminal town

Posted: November 22, 2017 at 1:58 pm   /   County News

Update: Picton Terminals has been ordered by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change to cover the salt piles by no later than Friday, November 24, 2017 The report can be found by clicking here.   Picton Terminals says it is working hard to rehabilitate old port facility to meet modern standards When the Doornekamp […]

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Judgement

Posted: November 22, 2017 at 10:03 am   /   County News

Local tortoises vs. Burgundian hares They’ve been at it from around the first century BC. Admittedly, their efforts didn’t become systematic until 1336 when the Cistercians, known for paying attention to detail, began differentiating between various parcels of land in their better vineyards. In 1395, additional order was imposed by Duke Philip the Bold, who […]

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Darkspark and the Obamas

Posted: November 17, 2017 at 8:57 am   /   County News

Local couple running arts not-for-profit make a connection with the Obama Foundation County resident D’ari Lisle was one of only 500 carefully chosen invitees to attend the inaugural Obama Foundation Summit held in Chicago a few weeks ago. The goal of the summit was to bring together the best and brightest to help conceptualize and […]

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Park focused

Posted: November 17, 2017 at 8:53 am   /   County News

How many is too many visitors when the environment is at stake? Sandbanks Provincial Park is always a focal point when it comes to environmental issues in the County. It is a unique ecosystem enclosed by the world’s largest baymouth barrier dune formation. Luckily for humans, this ecosystem is also a fantastic place to relax […]

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The right words

Posted: November 16, 2017 at 9:29 am   /   County News

New book of poems reflects upon life on the south shore When JC Sulzenko was approaching the end of a 25-year career with the government, she came to the realization that despite all the effort she had put into it, that career was really not her life’s work. She yearned for something more. “It was […]

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Sponsorland

Posted: November 14, 2017 at 12:47 pm   /   County News

New documentary coincides with the second anniversary of the Al-Jasem’s arrival It’s been two years since the Al-Jasem family arrived from Syria and joined our community. To help celebrate that milestone, there is a documentary soon to be released about their arrival to the County, with the help of PECSyria. It is called Sponsorland: and […]

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Rejuvenation

Posted: November 10, 2017 at 8:54 am   /   County News

Old houses brought back to life on Main Street There are two renovation projects happening on Main Street in Wellington. Both houses were originally built before 1850, and both are being meticulously restored to their former glory. The first is a home renovation/passion project for Jim Kotsilidis and his wife Lynn Gillingham. Their house at […]

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Wartime heroes

Posted: November 10, 2017 at 8:48 am   /   County News

Two great stories collide through one friendship When Bob Stock and Rick Byce met via their pets at the Picton dog park a year and a half ago, neither of them knew how close a connection they were making. It wasn’t until further along in their friendship that they realized some amazing similarities about their […]

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