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Warrior women

Posted: March 9, 2017 at 11:41 am   /   County News

Celebrating International Women’s Day Women of all ages celebrated their gender and spoke up for equality in Picton yesterday for International Women’s Day. The day began at Books & Company with two talks, presented by Alternatives for Women. The first speaker was Carole Levesque, chair of Tyendinaga Native Women’s Association, who discussed the issue of missing and […]

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Sweet 16

Posted: March 3, 2017 at 3:02 pm   /   County News

The County’s maple producers gathered at Hubb’s Sugarbush to celebrate the 16th birthday of Maple in the County. The event will take place on March 25-26 and information can be found at www.mapleinthecounty.ca

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Close to home

Posted: March 3, 2017 at 9:22 am   /   County News

Regent showcases some of the best of local music Chris Loane’s proudest legacy at the Drake Devonshire is Memphis Tuesdays. The weekly open mic was just supposed to be a way to get locals out to the restaurant on an otherwise slow night. Instead, Memphis Tuesdays inadvertently turned into a showcase of some extraordinary hidden […]

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Disney North?

Posted: March 3, 2017 at 9:10 am   /   County News

Mayor imagines the County could be Quinte Region’s entertainment district In a meeting of the Quinte Economic Development Commission (QEDC) last week, the mayors of Belleville and Quinte West discussed the County. Prince Edward, they said, was missing out on provincial and federal funding, as well as the benefit of presenting something bigger than just […]

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Impact

Posted: March 2, 2017 at 9:19 am   /   County News

Vital Signs revealed the challenges; the County Community Foundation is working to find solutions A 2013 report commissioned by the County Community Foundation(CCF) painted a stark picture of Prince Edward County. The Vital Signs report pointed to the community’s unique character and strengths, but also brought its social challenges into sharp focus. Conjecture, assumptions and […]

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Commit to walk

Posted: March 1, 2017 at 12:27 pm   /   County News

The New Year is well upon us and The County Centres of the County of Prince Edward are looking to help you with your personal health and wellness. County Community Centre staff, along with Tracy Powers of Fitness Powers and local Wellington resident (and walking enthusiast) Ralph Hall have launched the County’s Celebrate Canada 150 – […]

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OMHA semi-finals

Posted: March 1, 2017 at 9:07 am   /   County News

Peewee BB Kings v Collingwood Entering the third round of league playdowns the Peewee BB Kerr Construction Kings have come up against a formidable foe in the Collingwood Blackhawks. The series opened last weekend in Wellington as the Kings lost both of the series opening games, 3-0 and 4-1 in a best of 5, first […]

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Dividing lines

Posted: February 24, 2017 at 9:03 am   /   County News

School closure process pitting community against community Even if it wasn’t the design of the exercise as one presenter speculated, the first meeting of the members of Accommodation Review Committees (ARC) to consider school closures in Prince Edward County featured an uncomfortable amount of community division. A radio colleague commented, while watching the proceedings that […]

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Scrabble in the Valley

Posted: February 23, 2017 at 4:11 pm   /   County News

More than just words on the table at annual tournament A new champion was crowned at the fifth annual Scrabble tournament in Cherry Valley on Sunday. The popular event drew eighteen players, who pitted their word-sleuthing skills against each other in tables of three. Players were randomly chosen for the first game and then matched […]

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Youth and speed

Posted: February 22, 2017 at 11:10 am   /   County News

Two area young people are cooling their heels this week, and calculating how to pay for a pile of fines related to speeding and drinking on County roads. On Saturday evening 26-year-old Jordan Wilson of Consecon was stopped for speeding on Highway 62 near Bay Breeze Drive south of Rossmore. A breathalyzer test revealed the […]

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