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Swagger returns

Posted: November 19, 2010 at 2:42 pm   /   County News

Dukes winning streak restoring confidence After a brief early November wobble, the Wellington Dukes appear to be regaining their swagger bit by bit, putting together a tidy little three-game winning streak over the last 10 days. It hasn’t always been pretty these games without Jordan Ruby in net, but the Dukes are battling hard—scoring when […]

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Field naturalists reject wind project

Posted: November 17, 2010 at 2:38 pm   /   County News

Continued from Page 5 of the Times November 17 issue The Prince Edward County Field Naturalists (PECFN) have a mandate to foster and encourage conservation of natural habitat.  We initiated a popular Birding Festival that draws hundreds of visitors from Ontario, Quebec and the U.S. every May; helped build the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory […]

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November swoon

Posted: November 12, 2010 at 4:45 pm   /   County News

Dukes hope big win in Vaughan ends slump Maybe it’s November. What else can explain the Wellington Dukes’ rocky performances since October 29? That was the night the Dukes lost their first regulation time game of the season. Since then the Dukes have lost two more games and appeared wobbly in    their win against the […]

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Posted: November 12, 2010 at 4:35 pm   /   County News

Why wasn’t 2008 fine against Sinclair collected? Why wasn’t he stopped? That was the question many folks had in the days following that fateful Sunday morning when environmental criminal Jim Sinclair busted a hole into the side of the former Methodist Episcopal church on Main Street in Picton this past summer. He violated order after […]

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Life cut short

Posted: November 10, 2010 at 8:24 pm   /   County News

Canniff Foster remembered She was by accounts the most beautiful girl in Hillier Township. So Canniff Foster was as surprised as anyone when Helen Gilbert agreed to marry him. Canniff was a rugged young man, classically handsome and eager for adventure. Helen was the Hillier schoolteacher. It was 1917 and the war to end all […]

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Unity of knowledge

Posted: November 5, 2010 at 2:46 pm   /   County News

Leading experts pool their most recent understanding of the harm of industrial wind turbines on human health Piece by piece, presentation by presentation, the foundation upon which industrial wind industry and much of Ontario’s Green Energy Act sits was taken apart and dismantled this past weekend. The industrial wind turbine business was always on shaky […]

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Is the crown slipping?

Posted: November 5, 2010 at 2:19 pm   /   County News

Dukes facing bolder challengers It’s hard to get to the top—even harder to stay there. The Wellington Dukes went into Tuesday’s game against the Peterborough Stars with a two-point lead over the secondplace Stars. By the time you read this the Dukes will know if they now share top spot with the Stars or have […]

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Mertens elected mayor

Posted: October 29, 2010 at 1:51 pm   /   County News

A mix of new, familiar and well-known faces to serve on next council Prince Edward County has said it wants change. Voters spoke boldly on Monday delivering a strong mandate to its new mayor, serving up big changes on council and sending a clear signal it wants a smaller council table next time around. Peter […]

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‘Silence has become a luxury’

Posted: October 29, 2010 at 1:40 pm   /   County News

Wind energy symposium brings the brightest minds and clearest voices to Prince Edward County The folks of Mars Hill, Maine were once like residents in many rural communities across North America. They were concerned about the environment, climate change and their nation’s reliance on offshore oil to run their economy. They welcomed wind energy developers […]

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