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Farmers receive much-needed rain early this week Some crops will benefit from precipitation Tuesday, but many are beyond point of relief JASON PARKS STAFF WRITER

BLADES COLLIDE A pair of knights from education and entertainment company Blades of Glory take part in armed combat during

the Hillier recreation committee’s annual park day. The festivities were well received by visitors Saturday. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)

Hillier denizens cry huzzah for medieval display Recreation committee pleases audience of 300 with theme for annual Park Day CHAD IBBOTSON STAFF WRITER

Visitors had nothing but good things to say about this year's Hillier Park Day. The annual event brought medieval education and entertainment company Blades of Glory to Jack Taylor Park for Medieval Fest. Sword battles,

reptiles, music and costumes filled the park on Saturday afternoon. The event was sponsored by the Hillier recreation committee. Organizer Cynthia Riordon said approximately 300 people attended. “It was pretty successful and I just appreciated the feedback from the people,” Rior-

don said. “They complimented the team and the work the Hiller recreation committee put into organizing the day.” Riordon said it was a good day for everybody to gather and have some fun. It was hot and there was some rain, but she said by no means did the weather put a

damper on the festivities. “It was hot, but people made the best of it and the few little showers we had were refreshing,” she said. Riordon said there was a good concentration of both visitors and locals this year.

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Prince Edward County Farmers finally got the rain they were praying for this week. Of course, those desperate pleas were made in July and, as such, there has been mixed reaction to the first and second county-wide rain storms of the summer. It will be hit and miss for most producers if the soaking rains that came Saturday and Tuesday are going to have any effect on their crops. For some crops (see the grain corn in Hillier that was doubling as pineapple tops as early as July), the rains came far too late. But next door to the corn, the grapes in the western ward were saved by the combined four inches of precipitation that feel and wine growers are excited at the prospect of the 2016 vintage. The county's soybeans will likely be a mixed bag depending on soil type while local pea production was saved thanks to the rain storms. Pastures will likely green up over the coming days, easing concerns of livestock producers who have been tasked



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Last Thursday, officials munity and economic development commission sees value in from the municipal organizaIt isn’t retail, nor is it a restau- the venture sporting the store- tion were on hand to present $5,000 to the Recreation Outrant. Still, the County’s com- front at 297 Main Street. reach Centre (ROC) as it endeavours to run a youth centre in the space that most recently housed Shonsey’s Sports Bar and Grill. ROC executive director Darlene Thompson said the organization has had a vision of a Main Street youth centre for several years. In recent months, volunteers have been working on cleaning, painting, and renovating the space which now features a comfy room with couches for youth The King’s Colours (Loyalist Flag) workshops and discussions are available at and a bright open space backing onto Market Square for shows and events. “We’re overwhelmed by the support and interest in the youth here in the community,” said Thompson. “This is an opportunity for them to further their connections… for 384 Main Street, Bath the next steps before our grand opening, we’ll be movLoyalist Flags, Canada Flags, ing our operations into this facility within the next two Decorative Flags, Garden Flags weeks. From there, we’re looking to open the centre to and Mailbox Covers! the youth the first week of October.” ADAM BRAMBURGER STAFF WRITER

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SUPPORTING YOUTH Prince Edward County Mayor Robert Quaiff,left,and community and economic development commission chair Bill Roberts present their $5,000 donation to ROC executive director Darlene Thompson. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

The timing couldn’t have been better, according to the commission’s chair Bill Roberts. The Sophiasburgh councillor said commission members put together a corporate strategic plan, which set a priority to foster relationships within the municipality which advance economic sustainability. “A key component within this priority was to engage schools and youth organizations within the county to







develop and deploy youth entrepreneurship programming through our community. The ROC was the obvious choice for us,” he said while announcing the commitment. “Youth retention is an important priority for the CEDC, particularly when it comes to financial literacy.” Roberts said he envisioned that strategy unfolding by providing direct links for youth to work with local business mentors, facilitating onsite workshops with entrepreneurship themes, building a jobs-focused referral network, and using resources at Shire Hall to continue engaging youth and linking young people to employers through job fairs, business workshops, and job matching services. Roberts added the commis-

sion has recommended the County make similar investments in 2017 and 2018. One might not automatically focus on business development when thinking about a youth drop-in centre. Many in the community might also struggle to link the programming the ROC has offered through its 16-year history to that end goal. Dating back to its time on Prince Edward Heights, the ROC has done much of its work with elementary school students. Its signature Girls Rock-It and Guy Time programs are also geared to intermediate students before they reach high school. The ROC’s program director Hilary Fennell, however, says the youth centre represents a natural progression from those existing programs and builds off relationships formed there. All of the programs, she said, already have a financial literacy component built in. In October, the ROC will be working with teens to share their ideas and vision for the space. A part-time director supported by the municipal funding will help develop programs that are youth-driven. “We will obviously be having a focus on entrepreneurship activities and connecting the young people with local business and social enterprise,” she said, adding volunteers have expressed interest in teaching workshops on skills like fashion design, photography, and the arts.

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Former County warden staked his reputation on looking out for the little guy ‘Great ambassador’ Laverne Bailey dies at age 74 JASON PARKS STAFF WRITER

A seemingly irrepressible face in Prince Edward County politics has passed away. Former Prince Edward County Warden and councillor for North Marysburgh and Picton wards Laverne Bailey passed away at his home Saturday evening. Bailey was 74. A beloved family man and devoted community leader that was a throwback to the township system prior to 1998's municipal amalgamation, Bailey was commonly known as the “Big guy who looked out for the 'little guy.� A former resident of North Marysburgh, Prince Edward County Mayor Robert Quaiff said Bailey was always very sincere in his deliberations and the way he dealt with people. “He was very fair. He would always investigate on a constituent’s behalf and get back to them. And he would say 'You may like what I'm about to tell you and you may not, but I'm going to tell you the way it is.',� Quaiff told the Gazette Tuesday. A deliberate and thoughtful municipal representative, Quaiff explained his late father Gord came up with the 'Big guy for the little guy' mantra.

THE BIG GUY Past Prince Edward County Warden (1995) and County councillor Laverne Bailey is being remembered as a great representative and ambassador of the community. Bailey passed away at his home Saturday. (Gazette file photo)

“Laverne and Darlene would go to my father's snack bar on Saturday evenings on a date and my dad came up with that saying. In fact, my dad urged him to get involved in municipal politics. There was a lot of respect between my family and his,� Quaiff said. So much so that it was Bailey, defeated in the 2014 election while running for a seat representing Picton, who reached out to Quaiff on election night to wish the newlyelected mayor the heartiest of congratulations. “He was one of the first to call and congratulate me,� Quaiff recalled of that October evening. “He was one of a kind, a great ambassador for

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Steve Graham voting in opposition. Harrison said he wouldn't support any of the bylaws. He said when it comes to municipal drinking water systems in Wellington and Picton, there's no shortage of water. A staff report presented at the meeting indicated the Picton water treatment plant is currently operating at 40 per cent of its rated capacity — which is about 45 per cent more than the typical demand. The Wellington water treatment plant is currently operating at 38 per cent of capacity, about 15 per cent above the typical demand. “I do not see any problem with plants in Picton and Wellington running at half capacity, there's definitely not a shortage of water there and we've sat here how many times saying 'we've got to use more water,' so if a person wants to spend the money, let them pump the water,” Harrison said. He said the rural restrictions are “way over the top.” Councillor Barry Turpin supported the bylaws. He said the municipality should be encouraging everyone to conserve. “It's very important that

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has been putting $5 away each week. The group has been regularly supporting projects at the Ameliasburgh Town Hall. “We're pretty well caught up with that, but we had some money accumulated so here we are today,” Wood said of the donation. Hubbs said it was the Friends group who paid for the renovations to log cabin. She said the restoration cost about $25,000. The $500 donation will go toward the installation and Wood Energy Technology Transfer (WETT) certification of the stove, which is expected to cost about $4,500. “In order to use the stove, it has to be WETT certified and

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NWA management plans set the basis for management and permitting decisions on NWAs. Management of each NWA is necessary to maintain the natural environment of the protected area and the key features for which the area was chosen and protected under the Canada Wildlife Act. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Picton Town Hall. Information on the proposed management plan will be presented followed by an opportunity for local community members and stakeholders to ask questions and share their comments. In early fall, the draft Management Plan will also be posted on Environment and Climate Change Canada’s National Wildlife Area website (www.ec.gc.ca/ap-pa) for a 60-day public comment period. During this comment period, individuals, communities, or organizations can submit comments to help inform the final version of the document.

Veuillez noter que le Service canadien de la faune d’Environnement et Changement climatique Canada organisera une séance d’information le 24 août 2016 sur le plan de gestion proposé de la Réserve nationale de faune (RNF) de Prince Edward Point. Les plans de gestion des RNF constituent la base des décisions liées à la gestion et à la délivrance de permis concernant les RNF. La gestion de chaque RNF est nécessaire pour maintenir l’environnement naturel des aires protégées et les principales caractéristiques qui ont motivé la sélection de ces aires en vue de leur protection en vertu de la Loi sur les espèces sauvages du Canada. La réunion aura lieu le mercredi 24 août 2016 à 19 h à l’hôtel de ville de Picton. On y présentera de l’information sur le plan de gestion proposé, puis on donnera aux intervenants et aux membres des communautés locales l’occasion de poser des questions et de s’exprimer sur le sujet. Au début de l’automne, l’ébauche de projet de gestion sera également publiée dans le site Web sur les Aires protégées d’Environnement et Changement climatique Canada (www.ec.gc.ca/ ap-pa) pour une période de commentaires du public de 60 jours. Pendant cette période, les personnes, les communautés et les organisations pourront soumettre leurs commentaires pour aider à éclairer la version finale du document.

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COMMENTARY Terrorism threat raises questions about enforcement tools, personal liberty

THREATS of mass casualties at the hand of a suicide bomber on Canadian soil fizzled as well as anyone could have hoped last Thursday in the rural Ontario community of Strathroy, north of London. There was only one death and save for a few neighbours who saw a police standoff in that community, most people only learned about the imminent danger after the fact through news headlines and media clips. In this instance, American authorities noticed a video posted online by 24-year-old Aaron Driver and quickly shared the information with Canadian authorities. They acted quickly with reports suggesting it took less than two hours for law enforcement to build a presence in Strathroy. Transit officials and other authorities in critical public areas were put on high alert while the threat was addressed. Credit is warranted for the large-scale effort to respond and promote public safety. Driver’s threat and subsequent death, however, raise questions about Canada’s ability to respond that will be debate for some time. First, one wonders if Driver hadn’t rushed to post his martyr video if law enforcement would found the trail in time. If a more experienced operative planned a sinister act, would it be picked up in time? If Driver, a known Islamic State sympathizer was able to create a workable bomb undetected, what of someone who wasn’t bound by the control of a peace bond?

Scrutiny must also be given to the tools our law enforcement officials have to monitor those people they’ve identified as being credible threats to the safety and security of Canadian people. Should Driver have been able to work at an automotive parts plant where he may have gained insight or materials necessary to build his weapons? Would it have been a reasonable invasion of his privacy — particularly after he was arrested following communication with jihadis to search his home at random? And what of that tracking device order that had been rescinded by a court. Clearly, there was cause to suspect Driver and with the freedoms he had, he was able to come fairly close to causing real damage. Personal freedom and liberty is a valuable pursuit. For that reason, it is important that law enforcement must adhere to the highest standard of proof when recommending additional surveillance or conditions which may limit that pursuit. That said, Canada should give allow its law enforcement officials every reasonable tool to collect evidence and build a case based on that evidence. If the case stands up, the protection of the whole should trump the freedom of the one. Driver’s ability to carry his threat to the point he did shows Canada may need to investigate that delicate balance and modify its legislation to ensure law enforcement has the best chance to stop credible threats.


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A TRADITION OF GIVING Standing in front of a plaque at the south entrance of Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital (PECMH) honouring the first legacy gift

to the original Prince Edward County hospital, made by the estate of Sarah Minetta Walt for $2,000 in 1914, the Walt family presented $4,788 to the hospital foundation Thursday following their Sugar Shack Shindig. Pictured, from left, are PECMH foundation chair Monica Alyea and executive director Penny Rolinski, family members John Walt, Jane Breakall, Brian Walt, and Ameliasburgh councillor and Shindig co-organizer Roy Pennell. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

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n Federal Conservative candidate John Hubbs stated he did not refuse to sign a pledge to support the Prince Edward Prohibition Union as his Liberal opponents stated. He said he saw the pledge as Liberal electioneering and wanted to see his opponent H.H. Horsey sign it first. n Local United Empire Loyalists and the descendants of Paul and Soloman Huff marked the 150th anniversary of their establishment of the first Methodist church at Hay Bay with a celebration. n Cronk & Son, owners of the ferry at Deseronto stepped up advertising in the county to attract tourists.


nAn intensive man hunt took place on Huff’s Island as authorities searched for Henry Lafortune, an escaped convict from Kingston Penitentiary. He was believed to have stolen a car in Picton and escaped into the wilderness. Every route of exit was guarded, but fog hampered the search. n Picton passed bylaws calling for angle parking on both sides of Main Street from the Regent Theatre west to Bowery Street and parallel parking east to the top of Town Hill. n In a special meeting, Picton council decided to finance its sewer system through 20-year debentures at a fixed three-per-cent interest rate.


n Secutron Limited, a manufacturer of electronic security devices announced it would locate its plant in North Marysburgh. The company was expected to employ eight people immediately with plans to expand to 30 at full production. All of the staff was expected to be recruited locally. n The Prince Edward Conservation Authority announced plans to officially open the long-awaited Bloomfield Mill Pond park, which was being considered a beautiful natural setting for family relaxation. n The Picton fire department responded to two calls within an hour of another on a Saturday afternoon.


n County council awarded Bell Canada a tender to provide 911 service to its 23,000 residents despite arguments from Ameliasburgh reeve Bill Bonter that Belleville’s Seaway Answering Service could do the job for $50,000 less and hire locally. n Prime Minister Jean Chretien was to make his first visit to Prince Edward County since his election in 1993 as it was announced he’d attend MP Lyle Vanclief’s annual summer corn roast. n Wellington council passed a motion stating they had no interest in seeing video lottery terminals in the village, preferring to support local organizations’ Nevada tickets.

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I do not see any problem with plants in Picton and Wellington running at half capacity, there's definitely not a shortage of water there and we've sat here how many times saying 'we've got to use more water,' so if a person wants to spend the money, let them pump the water.

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Grapes of Wrath returns to Hillier Sept. 10 with more obstacles High school teams encouraged to join in adventure run to help health providers ADAM BRAMBURGER STAFF WRITER

There were some smiling faces as the rain poured down at Hillier Creek Estates Tuesday morning — and it had nothing to do with the crop on the vines. It was all about the mud. Three-and-a-half weeks out from the third annual Grapes of Wrath Extreme Romp n Stomp, organizers were busy testing and showcasing the obstacles for the Sept. 10 adventure race. After months of bone-dry summer, as the sky let loose they were able to see the real experience. Some demonstrators kicked up the rich brown sludge, others had it smeared on their faces, and they soaked it all in. For the past two autumns, the war marks of caked on mud and bruised flesh sold as hundreds of participants tested their physical limits with friends to raise $120,000 that helped the Prince Edward County and Trenton Memorial hospitals and Canadian Cancer Society battle a dreaded disease. While the continued existence of more mud may depend entirely on nature — the course will be watered if conditions allow — Trenton Memorial Hospital Founda-

tion manager of stewardship and events Laura-Lee Hogan says organizers have stepped up the fundraiser in every way possible. “We have increased our obstacles from 14 the first year — challenging enough on their own — to 21 obstacles two years later,” she said. “Each year, we swap out a few of the obstacles. This year we removed the hay bales that have bee there for two years and put something else in its place. We’ve upped the ante each and every year.” The initial set of obstacles, which included activities like wall climbing, rope bridges, and tire pulls, was designed by military volunteers at CFB Trenton. The next year, firefighters added their spin with a series of new installations, including a 14-foot slide still on the course. This time around, an engineer has added some new wrinkles, including a spectacular addition organizers wouldn’t reveal in advance. Visitors strolling the grounds behind the signature red barn at Hillier Creek may get some ideas, however, as some of the built structures tower above the rows of vines. Heading into the final push for participants, Hogan said she feels the event is on pace to attract more adventure seekers than last year when a late date change stunted growth. Already, more than 175 participants have signed up on teams ranging from two members

ON AN ADVENTURE Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation chair Monica Alyea tries a Grapes of Wrath obstacle that features a series of wooden plank pathways suspended by ropes. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

to 20. There’s a special challenge for teams of first responders to take part, while the third race will also see age restrictions eased to encourage 14-17-year-olds to participate. Hogan said the committee has really tried to promote a competition between high school teams and it has even introduced a trophy for bragging rights in that category. PECI will be well represented as the Sen-

ior Basketball Panthers were the first group that decided it’d brave the elements in a team-building exercise. To participate, high school teams must have at least four students involved with one adult accompanying them on the course. Any team can participate, however. For $100 per participant for adults, or $55 for those 14-17 participants will receive a t-shirt and dog tags and an opportunity to run

Periods of drought reoccurring piece of county’s history

Drought, however often it occurs is always alarming. How can it be that water, one of Canada’s most abundant natural resources, can be in such short supply? While I don’t know the answer, I can tell you that periods of drought have been a reoccurring problem throughout the County’s history. More than 60 years ago, a rain shortage led to an article in the Gazette on July 10, 1963, entitled ““Lack of Rain Hurting Peas”. The reporter noted that both growers and canners were suffering from the lack of precipitation. With local crops threatened, Waupoos Canning Company employees were obligated to work 18 straight hours on Dominion Day (now known as Canada Day) in an effort to can a product that was “fast drying out”. County weather is fickle and unpredictable; less than two weeks later, a dramatic heavy rainfall and hail resulted in shoppers being stranded inside local stores.


Upon examining resources found in the archives, I was surprised to find only a few articles that dealt specifically with drought. These include “Lack of Rain

INSIDE THE LIBRARY Krista Richardson

Blamed for Reducing Pea Crop” published by the Gazette on July 8, 1966 followed by “Storm Brings Needed Rain” on July 20, 1966. Perhaps the most drastic evidence of a drought in the 1960s was documented on Oct. 27, 1966 in the Gazette. An article written by Jack Evans entitled “Prince Edward Farmers, Fisherman Facing Serious Drought Problems” states that the drought has caused commercial fisherman to only launch the large commercial fishing boats at Point Traverse, because the water levels were too low to do so elsewhere; the “docks and piers left high and dry on a vast expanse of beach.” The drought conditions of 19631964 in southern Ontario were well recorded. Three decades later, an article written by Edna

Fitzpatrick Otto entitled “The Drought” was published in the 1995 fall issue number 77 of the County Magazine. Otto describes “the hay, not half its usual height, was hardly worth cutting, the corn with its short roots, withered, vainly reach for deepening moisture which was not there….The hot dust-filled air parched ones throat and the heat day after day shimmered the air and was endless”.


Dry, desperate conditions immediately bring to mind the dust bowl of the Canadian Prairie provinces that began in 1929. Coupled with the Great Depression, the harsh climate and terrible economic conditions were felt most drastically in Saskatchewan, well into the 1930s. Sadly the ‘30s drought was far from an isolated incident. Across Southern Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, multi-year droughts impacted crops and livelihoods in the 1890s and 1980s. Historically, municipal water was a luxury that many rural Canadians didn’t have and dry wells were left unfilled until the water replenished itself. Our county ancestors could only cut back on use to save water during

times of drought. Even with modern infrastructure, technology and household conveniences such as water-saving toilets, facets, showerheads and washing machines, an extended drought like we’re experiencing can quickly take its toll. Across the county, residents were heeding requests to conserve water wherever and however they can.


It seems that history is not the only thing that repeats itself, Mother Nature does as well. To discover more local history, visit the County Archives in Wellington. We are located at 28 East Street, in the addition to the Wellington library branch. Some of our most popular requests include house or property history, genealogy, microfilmed newspaper articles and our reference library. Please feel free to visit our newly updated web site at pecarchives.org to see what other items are available for use as well as learn more about the services we provide. For more information about the archives, you can contact me at (613) 3992023 or krichardson@peclibrary.org.

the five-kilometre course. They’ll also have a chance to give directly to cancer care in their communities — and with sponsorship, including title sponsor Scotiabank assisting, there’s potential to make a real difference. Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation chair Monica Alyea said she likes the event because it reaches potential donors that might not always assist, particularly the teenagers. “One of the great things about this event is it reaches an audience for charitable fundraising you wouldn’t get to reach. It’s an introduction, almost, to charitable fundraising and having fun doing it.” Doug Kane, the manager of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Kingston office brought his three daughters with him as they tried the gruelling events. He said community activities like Grapes of Wrath are important as they fund a number of supports for cancer patients, including transportation. “From our perspective, this amazing race I guess we could call it, funds all sorts of great local programs,” he said. “Without this event, we would be falling short.” The money raised will be split between the three organizations. For information about registering to participate or to volunteer on race day, visit www.cancer.ca/GrapesofWrathPEC.

ROC’s longevity attracts support YOUTH, from page 2

The County’s community development director Neil Carbone added the commission felt comfortable working with the ROC on the youth centre concept because of its history in connecting with local youth. “The ROC is well established in this community. It’s connected. The youth are engaged. They’ve been trusted for 16 years, so there wasn’t a need to build something up from scratch.” He indicated staff weighed several options for creating programs to encourage youth entrepreneurship and retention, but they felt the facility and the connections the ROC has already made with the business community could be used to instill transferable skills in participants. Mayor Robert Quaiff, a former financial advisor, said he’s long advocated early training to allow young people to understand financial concepts. He said offering them that knowledge can help people of all ages. “When you look at what the youth are facing nowadays with food insecurity, with (lack of) non-seasonal employment, financial support, and affordable housing — all of that — if we can start to teach them and nurture them in those programs going forward, it’s to our benefit as a society.”

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The Picton Gazette

Ellis hears constituents’ ideas about how Canada should address climate change Speakers make impassioned pleas at Highline Hall forum Aug. 10 JASON PARKS STAFF WRITER

In theory, the process of Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis' town hall meeting on clean growth and climate change held at the Highline Hall in Wellington last Wednesday was sound. Ellis was to play the part of a neutral moderator as participants, either those believing in climate change and the government's role in the hottest-button issue of our time or deniers who claimed it was a Liberal platform ploy to get elected, offered their answers to a series of five questions.

Ellis was to take those answers back to Parliament Hill and the federal Ministry of the Environment where they would be reviewed by government officials and the information will help plot a course dealing with climate change. But what's that saying of the best laid plans of mice and men? If you wanted any more proof of the attitudes of climate change are currently mimicking the entrenched attitudes towards organized religion, one only needed a short amount of time at the


Highline Hall to see the passion exuded from each sides of the debate. After the first speaker of the evening provided a direct answer to the first question, the process pivoted into an opinion sharing session where points and counter points were offered to Ellis' staffers who were compiling notes and to the first-term MP himself. Included in those opinions were course directions the government could take and even pointers that Ellis as an elected federal official should carry with him whilst meeting and greeting the public. Northport resident Dennis Fox was among those imploring the federal government to make that case

SPEAKING THEIR MIND A member of the public voices an opinion at a clean growth and climate

change town hall organized by Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis in Wellington on Wednesday evening. Over 50 people attended and several spoke. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)

that climate change is real and needed to be addressed. Fox explained that the Prince Edward County still had its climate change


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doubters and deniers. “A lot of people don't believe that climate change is happening and what the government needs to do is provide concrete evidence and educate the public,” Fox said.

“A lot of people here in Prince Edward County are wondering if it exists or is it just a plot by environmentalists to undermine the oil industry.”

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Thank you to all the participants, sponsors, prize donators and the volunteers for making our 7th annual golf tournament for the PECI Technical Bursary Program a huge success.

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Quinte Paint & Wallpaper Lloyd’s Heating & Cooling Carraig Inc. Quinte Decor Doyles Windows Brian Jewell Roofing Ontario Truss & Wall Alota Tile Hickory Homes Neil Thompson Home Management Atlantis Irrigation Ecowater Subway Mayeski Mathers LLP Elizabeth Crombie - Royal LePage Dan Claxton Electric

Ian Batt - 99.3 County FM A & B Precast RTS Wood n’ Metal Prestige Contractors Summerview Carpentry Manlow Electric The Woodcrafters Bowery Designs Compact Construction Services “The County” Workshop C.F. Evans Lumber Technometal Post Quinte Heather Plane - Exit Realty A-1 Excavating Power Concrete Paul Greer & Sons Excavating

Picton Home Hardware Building Centre Picton Golf Club Flowers N’Such The Finishing Touch Hair Salon Bay of Quinte Mutual Insurance Town & Country Video

Beck n’Call Restaurant Heather Plane - Exit Realty Jone’s Automotive Jeff Plane Rapid Fire Westburne

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Jim & Janneke Smardenkas of Quinte Decor The Picton Gazette for supplying the top raffle prize PLUS - Thank you to Picton Home Hardware Building Centre for the hole-in-one sponsorship AND Prestige Contractors for the water bottles AND the Prince Edward County Fire Department for the bags. SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR!

Public NoƟce Secondary Suites and Garden Suites are now permitted in most residentially zoned properties in Prince Edward County. These smaller units are an attractive and affordable form of housing for a wide variety of residents, providing new rental units and a source of income for the homeowner. Grants of up to $20,000 are available through Prince Edward Lennox & Addington Social Services for those homeowners who subsequently use the secondary suite or garden suite to provide affordable housing to low and moderate income tenants. If you are planning to build a secondary or garden suite within your home or as an addition you may qualify. Funding is limited and applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis. Once approved for the grant, projects must have a building permit within 30 days in order to remain eligible. For more information please contact: t: Annette Keogh Manager, Housing 613-354-0957 ext. 2501 1-866-354-0957 ext. 2501 akeogh@lennox-addington.on.ca www.lennox-addington.on.ca

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WHATTAM’S is proud to present…”Family Movie Day” at the Regent Theatre the last Sunday of each month at 2pm. PICTON UNITED CHURCH COUNTY FOOD BANK: Food items that are needed are peanut butter, canned salmon, canned stew/chili, canned fruit, rice. All donations are gratefully accepted. Please drop off donations at the County Food Bank (12 Chapel St., Picton 476-8516), Fri. mornings 9-11:30. Or at the Picton United Church office (Tues. to Fri. mornings 9-11:45). Contact Leda 476-2109. LOYALIST HUMANE SOCIETY: Always in need of food, litter, cleaning supplies, paper products as well as kitten food canned & dry. ROTARY CASH CALENDAR WINNERS: July 5th Bill Sedore, 12th Kate Nash, 19th Galen Newman, 26th Tony Kimmett. COMMUNITY CARE’S THRIFT SHOP: Donations accepted. Drop off your good used items at the front or side door. Clothing, shoes, household items, linens, furniture, sports equipment, toys etc. Call 476-1555 for pick up. Shop Hours Monday 1-4pm. Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm. 153 Main St. Picton. More volunteers always welcome too! 100% of proceeds stay in The County to help seniors live at home. www.communitycareforseniors.org. PECMH AUXILIARY INC HEALTH SCIENCES MATURE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP: Mature students planning to study for a career in the health sciences at an accredited institution starting in the Fall Term 2016. If you are at least 22 yrs old, are currently a resident of PEC & have been for at least 2 years, you are invited to apply for a scholarship from the PECMH Auxiliary. Applications forms are available at the Second Time Around Shop, Main St. Hospital Auxiliary Coffee Shop in the Picton Clinic or the Auxiliary website www.qhc.on.ca. Application deadline September 15/16. QUINTE DOLPHINS SWIM CLUB: Registration is now open for our fall & winter sessions of Junior Dolphins & Swim Fit programs. Kids, ages 6-17 looking to join a club that focuses on fun & healthy life styles are welcome. Fall session begins Oct 3. Contact Mike P at 827-3882 txt or call. Facebook, Quinte Dolphins Swim Club. WELLINGTON ST. ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH BASEMENT: The What-Not Shop “Bag Sale” starting Sept 1until Sept 30. Grocery $3/Garbage $5. ARTS ON MAIN GALLERY: Announces its “Autumn Splendor Show” from August 10th to November 7th. A cooperative gallery of 25 local artists, together in one location at 223 Main St Picton, opposite the Regent Theatre. Open daily from 10-5. YOGA CLASSES: Bloomfield Town Hall weekly throughout the summer. Classes run from 10-11am. Please bring your own mat if you can. Fee is $5/class. Generously sponsored by the Bloomfield Rec Committee. Everyone welcome. Info Hedy 393-3798. ELKS LODGE PICTON #326: Bingo Tuesdays 6:15pm. PEC SHUFFLEBOARD: PE Community Centre Rink Pad. League runs every Thursday starting at 1pm until August 25th. RC LEGION BR 78 PICTON: Bingo Wednesday’s cancelled until further notice. RC LEGION BR 78 PICTON: Darts Wednesday night. The Legion is open daily from 11am – 6pm. AA: Meets every Wednesday 8pm Picton Hospital Boardroom. AL-ANON MEETINGS: (adults) Meets 8pm every Tuesday at Gilead Fellowship Church Picton. For persons affected by someone’s drinking. Info 1-866-951-3711. TOPS #4918: Take off Pounds Sensibly meets every Wednesday at the Anglican Church Hall in Picton. Weigh in 6:00-6:45pm & meeting starts at 6:45pm. Info Sheila 476-2786. AUGUST 18: BINGO IN THE COUNTY – Hosted by the Wellington District Lions Club. 6:45pm start, doors open 6pm in the Highline Hall, Wellington Community Centre. Join us for this weekly event for some fun, friendship & an entertaining evening. Call Betty Wight at 399-3105 for further info. Proceeds to local organizations. AUGUST 18/19/20/21: DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR – At the Mt Tabor Playhouse. Tickets $10 Adults/$5 Children. Available at Green Gables Bloomfield or Live Laugh Eat Milford. More info Carlotta 476-2312. AUGUST 19: ROCK JAM – At the Picton Br Library 3pm. AUGUST 20: LADIES LEGION AUXILIARY YARD SALE – From 8am to 2pm on the Picton Legion Br 78 front lawn. Lots of items available.

AUGUST 20: THE NORTHPORT SUMMER FESTIVAL – At Sophiasburgh Centennial Park (1417B Cty Rd 15) in Northport. Come by boat or car & salute the summer Sophiasburgh style. Live entertainment “All Day” featuring Astrid Young, Jeremie Albino, Sophiasburgh All Stars & Taste That Comedy. County Beer & Wine Garden! (all local), Kids Zone, Fire Dept Super Sprinkler, Heal with Horses Petting Zoo, Farmers Market, Vintage Tractors, Summer BBQ & More! AUGUST 20: KIDS PLAY DAY IN CHERRY VALLEY – Outdoor fun with toys, games, a story walk, crafts & “Free Music Concert” with the “Camp Fire Crew” at 10:30am in the playground at Athol Town Hall, 1685 Cty Rd 10, Cherry Valley. 9am-12noon. Rain or Shine. Kids must bring an adult. Presented by Athol Recreation Committee. Info contact Donna 476-9701 or www.atholreccentre.com. AUGUST 20: STORIES WITH RICK ZIMMERMAN – Ameliasburgh Br Library 11am. AUGUST 20: FRIENDSHIP & WESLEY UNITED CHURCHES – Are holding their Annual Corn Roast & Pot Luck Dinner from 3-5pm at Vera Barber’s, 1120 Huff’s Island Road. Please bring your own plates, cutlery & lawn chairs. AUGUST 21: CRESSY UNITED CHURCH 139th ANNIVERSARY SERVICE – 10:30 am with speaker Rev. Katherine Irwin. All are welcome. AUGUST 21: JAZZ MASS – With the Brian Barlow Quartet 10:30am at St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, 335 Main St. Picton (across from Shire Hall). Please come & enjoy. Fantastic music & great fellowship. AUGUST 21: DAN BUCANAN SPEAKS ABOUT BEN KERR THE RUM RUNNER & PROHIBITION – Starting at 1pm at the Mariner’s Park Museum, 2065 County Rd 13. AUGUST 23: WEEKLY TUESDAY DROP IN KNIT & CHAT – Milford Br Library 10am-12 noon. AUGUST 23: AL-ANON - Meets 8 pm at Gilead Fellowship Church, for persons affected by someone’s drinking. (1-866-951-3711). AUGUST 25: WEEKLY THURSDAY THE HUB PLAYGROUP – Drop in 9:30-11am Picton Br Library. AUGUST 25: ALTERNATIVES FOR WOMEN – Drop-in information spot for Alternatives for Women services. Each Thursday 11am to noon, Wellington Library front side entrance. AUGUST 25: QUARTER MOON COFFEE HOUSE – Baxter Arts Centre, Bloomfield, 7:30pm sharp. Live open stage music, great mix of amateur & professional music styles. Free admission, donations accepted. AUGUST 27: WEN-DO 2DAY WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE COURSE – Hosted by Alternative for Women. Some free spaces available & sponsors wanted. Contact Christine at outreachafw@bellnet.ca or call 4769141. AUGUST 27: SONRISE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2016 GOLF TOURNAMENT - Annual fundraising Golf Tournament to be held at the Picton Golf & Country Club. 1pm Shot gun start, 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch, dinner contests & prizes. $100/person. We invite you to participate in this fundraiser for our school. Contact Brian Vanderniet to sign up at office@sonrisechristianacademy.com. AUGUST 27: IMPROV NIGHT AT THE TOWN HALL IN CHERRY VALLEY – At 1685 Cty Rd 10 with the Taste That Improv troupe. The last show of our Comedy in the County Summer Series with a featured performance by special guests RN and Cawls! Two of Canada’s top improv gurus. $10 at the door. Free Improv workshop at 6:30pm. Show starts at 8pm. Cash Bar. Profits support the Athol Rec Centre. www.atholreccentre.com. AUGUST 29: FEAST THE COUNTY FREE FOOD FESTIVAL – Benson Park 3-7pm. Free food market (donations welcome on the day of the festival), cookbook & kitchen tool swap, children’s activities & more. www.pecfoodnotbombs.wix.com/feastfestival. AUGUST 29: FREE BICYCLE POWERED CONCERT – With Bikes, Besards & Bandshells Tour. Benson Park 3pm. AUGUST 29: SNUGGLES STITCH A THON – Picton Br Library downstairs 1-3:30pm. Last Monday of every month. Knitting or crocheting 6”x6” squares to be made into blankets for children in South Africa. Light refreshments. Yarn donations gratefully accepted, just not 100% wool yarn or baby yarn. AUGUST 29: PRINCE EDWARD AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY (PICTON FAIR) – Will hold their regular “General Meeting” at 7:30 pm at the Prince Edward Curling Club. SEPTEMBER 3: CREATIONS CRAFTS & COLLECTIBLES – Bloomfield United Church 9am4pm. One of a kind crafts & collectibles. SEPTEMBER 4: RIVERWALK – At Millfalls House B&B in Milford 745 Crowes Road, Milford. Explore the beautiful grounds of Mill Falls & take a guided walk along the dry riverbed to the meadowlands. Learn about the fascinating history of Scott’s Mill & the special landscape features of the Mill Falls property. Enjoy complimentary world class County Wines & delicious canapés. More info www.riverwalk.eventbrite.ca.

10 AUGUST 18, 2016

The Picton Gazette Anticipated shortfall due to indefinite drought relief measure will be funded through municipality’s tax rate stabilization reserve

Council drops bulk water rates by $1.06 per cubic metre to assist rural residents CHAD IBBOTSON STAFF WRITER

Bulk water prices are coming down in an effort to assist rural residents dealing with severe drought in Prince Edward County. The Quinte Conservation declared a Level 3 Low Water Condition on Aug. 4, indicating a failure of the water supply to meet demand. Level 3 is the most severe low water level. The drought has forced rural residents across the county to supplement their

water supply by buying bulk water. In an effort to ease the burden on those residents, council voted at an Aug. 11 special meeting to reduce the bulk water charge to $3.07 per cubic metre (1,000 litres) from $4.13 per cubic metre. The change came into effect at 5 p.m. on Aug. 12. The shortfall of $1.06 per cubic metre will be funded through the municipality's tax rate stabilization reserve. Due to the uncertain nature of the drought the reduction comes

with no termination date. Councillor Bill Roberts spoke in favor of the reduction. “I'm very supportive of the motion,” he said. “We are in an unprecedented emergency with regard to the drought and crop loss and livestock at risk.” Councillor Dianne O'Brien also supported the measure. “I do support the bylaw, I just hope it's enough to help the farmers and the livestock possibly at risk,” she said. A staff report presented to

councillors at last week's meeting says the increase in bulk water purchases has put some rural residents under financial strain as they try to meet their needs for potable water. The report says many farmers, already facing crop losses, are finding their livestock are at risk and are forced to buy bulk water. Engineering, development, and works commissioner Robert McAuley said residents are able to visit a bulk water loading station at 15 MacSteven Drive in Picton

currently. He said staff are working on installing a coinoperated bulk water filling station for public use at the old Wellington arena. He said he said that could be operational in approximately two weeks. McAuley said combining the bulk water cost reduction in conjunction with the conservation measures also approved by council on Thursday would ensure residents have access to water, but also ensures it isn't used frivolously.

“What we're trying to say is you're getting a discount, some financial relief, but on the stick with that is we're not going to let you waste it,” he said. “The bylaws try to ensure that it's used for essential purposes.” With the Level 3 Low Water Condition Quinte Conservation asked all residents and businesses in the region to reduce water usage by 50 per cent. The conservation authority said people on private wells should be especially careful of their water usage.

Church Services this week


Sunday Services 10:30am with Pastor Larry Snider

Parish of Marysburgh Rev. Canon David Smith 613-929-2757


St. John’s

3207 County Road 8

PICTON GOSPEL HALL 3 McFarland Drive Sunday

Breaking of Bread 9:30am Sunday School/ Adult Bible Class 11:15am Gospel 7:00pm

Sunday Worship 9:00am St. Philip’s

Gilead Fellowship

44 St. Philips St. Milford

Sunday Worsip 11:00am

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Community Care has much to offer county seniors

For almost 40 years Prince Edward Community Care has been working in The County to help seniors live at home. It’s still a regular occurrence for people to say to us that they didn’t know we were here or that they weren’t aware of all the services that we have to offer. Think of it this way, Community Care does the practical things that seniors need to be able to continue to live at home in the community. There are almost 500 volunteers involved in our programs and services. If you know about Community Care, please don’t assume that your friends and neighbours do as well. If you’re talking to a senior who needs any help to live at home please suggest that they call Community Care and find out about what’s available. Then, if they don’t need the help now, they will have the comfort of knowing that assistance is a phone call away. We regularly ask our clients what they think about the services they receive. These are some recent comments: Everyone at Community Care is so friendly and kind; I have been to foot care 3 times and I am very satisfied; Great people‌great service and great progress fixing the fungus in my nails. They give great advice!; I’m very fortunate to be a very healthy senior but I’m happy to see that there will be help for me, when needed; Everyone is

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very friendly and helpful; Meals on Wheels delivers good portions and the meals are always good tasting; I have saved your folder (resources given to new clients), and find no limit to your help when it is needed; Community Care has nice folks involved; You are doing a good job for the community; I am pleased that a foot care clinic has been added near Rossmore as it is very close to my home; the volunteer drivers who take me to my medical appointments are wonderful. Community Care offers an escorted transportation program, available throughout the county, and we invite seniors who need it to call. In fact, call us for any of the services that we offer. Don’t presume to know the answer

to your question. Ask it and we’ll answer it and most of the time we’ll say “yes, we provide that program, even in Mount Carmel, Milford, or Gardenville.� Services include hot and frozen Meals on Wheels delivered right to your door; meals in a central location where you meet and socialize with other seniors; respite care both during the day and overnight; escorted transportation to medical appointments anytime and anywhere and to essential shopping; regular visits from a friendly volunteer just to keep in touch; reassurance programs – the mail courier will watch your house and mailbox or a volunteer will make a daily call; help with light and heavy cleaning in your home; snow shovelling and yard maintenance; light meal preparation; foot care clinics in Picton, Wellington and soon in Ameliasburgh. We also offer social and recreational programs such as Tai Chi, Wii Bowling League and walking programs; help with forms including Income Tax preparation and the Hydro Rebate program; a speaker series on interesting and pertinent topics; assistance with difficult situations or abuse; and we provide support to caregivers as well and invite caregivers to call and make an appointment to speak to our experienced staff. As executive director, I spend a lot of time making sure that seniors have the

information they need. That includes writing this column (weekly since April 1, 1981), the show Seniors Support on TVCogeco (now taping Season 4), and the radio show Aging Well in The County on 99.3 County FM every third Thursday about 12:30 pm. I’m also happy to speak to your group – large or small – anytime. This is really one of the best ways to explain the services that help seniors live at home. To get your questions answered send us an e-mail at info@communitycareforseniors.org, or stop in at 74A King Street in Picton. You can also call us at 613-476-7493. We want to answer your questions. When you call most of the time you’ll speak to a real person – Kristie often answers the phone. Also answering the phones are our dedicated and well-trained volunteers Christine, Joyce, Theresa, Pat, and Freddie. If you get the answering machine it’s because they are on the phone talking to someone else or you called before 9am or after 4:30 p.m. We’re making the building at 74A King Street accessible. You’ll notice construction in the coming weeks. A big thank you to the Parrott Foundation for the funding to cover most of the cost of this project. It will be wonderful when it’s done. In the meantime there might be some access issues from time to time and we ask that you watch this column for regular updates.

PUBLIC NOTICE OUTDOOR WATER USE RESTRICTIONS A Level 3 Low Water condition has been declared by the Quinte Conservation Authority. This indicates a failure of the water supply to meet demand. Three separate by-laws were enacted by Council on August 11, 2016: By-law 3827-%\-law 3828-DQG%\-law 3829-2016. Two are water restriction by-laws and the third is a reduction in the purchase price of bulk water. Water restrictions now apply to non-essential, outdoor water consumption in all areas of the County, affecting both rural and urban residents. Water use has been restricted to every second day—residents with even numbered addresses being free to consume non-essential water on even days of the month, and residents with odd numbered addresses on odd days of the month. Residents connected to the municipal water system are free to consume non-essential water between 6:00am and 9:00am as well as 6:00pm DQGSPRQWKHLUDOORWWHGGD\VUHVLGHQWVWKDWGUDZZDWHUIURPJURXQGZDWHUVRXUFHVVXFKDVSULYDWHZHOOVDQGFLVWHUQVPD\ do so between 6:00am and 10:00am as well as 6:00pm and 10:00pm on their allotted days. Outside of the above-listed times, residents must not:

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Council has reduced the bulk purchase price per cubic metre from $4.13 to $3.07. This rate price reduction will come into effect at 5:00PM on Friday, August 12, 2016. These measures will remain in effect until the Level 3 Low Water Condition has been lifted. Further details can be found by referencing the by-laws, which are available on the County website.

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Pea producer says 2016 has been toughest year on record due to prolonged lack of rain DROUGHT, from page 1

“The hay won't grow quite the same because of how late in the season it is and it's too far gone for alfalfa but there might be another cut of hay depending on the rest of the year. We just planted oats and these two rains will help them get started and hopefully we

can cut that off feed later this year,” Byford said. The farmer added that some soybeans planted on lighter land were likely cooked by last weeks high temperatures and would be a complete loss however crops planted on heavier soil could stage a recovery. “There's still some good

pods on the deeper ground and there's a potential for half a crop. Of all of the cash crops, I'd say beans have the best chance at this point,” he said. Thankfully for his dairy operation, Byford was able to avoid hauling water for cattle. Some livestock owners in the county haven't had that luxury and have been hauling

water consistently for almost two months. “We had our well drop a foot in just two days last week and in another week we might have had to start hauling but this rain should bring us back to normal,” he added. In East Lake the rains were a giant relief for pea producing Mill Creek Farms.

With pea distribution all over the province and into Eastern Canada, Gavin Vader admitted there were pressures from wholesale purchasers as production waned drastically in the past weeks. “We've had years of prolonged dry periods and dealt with poor germination, low yields or bad harvesting con-






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Entertainment above. Others have worked on painting sets, making programs, and (within the view of a trained volunteer) taken a turn stitching costumes on a sewing machine backstage.

In addition to ensuring the cast is versatile, Rutledge said her other primary objective is creating an environment that fosters all the participants to work together and not exclude

SHARING A STORY Members of the Marysburgh Mummers’ Beauty and the Beast Jr. cast look on as Belle shares from her novel during rehearsal last Thursday.The show opens this afternoon at 2 p.m. at Mt. Tabor in Milford. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

Young Mummers take on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Drama camp participants ready to take stage with just three weeks of work on production ADAM BRAMBURGER STAFF WRITER

The latest cast to grace the boards at Mt. Tabor in Milford is certainly proficient. Today, the curtain opens on their production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. after less than three weeks of rehearsal as part of the Marysburgh Mummers summer children’s drama camp program. Director Carlotta Rutledge inherited about 30 aspiring actors and crew members — some who had worked before and others who had never been on stage — and found ways to include them all in the classic fairy tale love story. “Everyone has a part to play,” she said. Each day of camp, the cast shows up around 9 a.m. and does warm-up activities to prepare and focus for the work ahead. Following that was nearly six hours of polishing in order to tell the story. The cast members would run lines. They’d block out where they’d need to be on stage. They’d learn choreography. They’d sign together. Ultimately, they’d learn to be on cue without tape or prompts. “You can really see the dedication they’ve brought to this production,” Rutledge said. “They continue to improve and you can tell they’ve been working and practicing at home at night.” She said the first time the cast ran through the whole production, there was an overwhelming sense of accomplishment and excitement. The participants, some as young as age 7, others in

high school, all must learn other aspects of the show. They make decisions on lighting and staging — one drama camp veteran, Cameron Talbot, actually does the lighting for the show and even acts as something of a second director, sharing notes from



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Festival featured jester, classical musical instruments, storytelling

tourists and locals — it was a nice mix of people.� “There were a lot of families One of the hits of the day and a lot of people from came when children were away,� she said. “There were allowed to line up for an

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opportunity to battle one of the Blades of Glory knights. “The children really enjoyed the challenge a knight, where they got to line up and participate and have a little battle with the knight in the ring,� said Riordon. “Everyone seemed to be having a good time.� The reptile rescue was also popular with the kids. “The children were fascinated by the reptiles of course,� Riordon said. The event also featured professional balloon artist Christopher the Twistopher and face painting. Blades of Glory brought with them a jester, strolling musicians and a number of medieval displays that were interesting for young and old. “They had a display of a number of instruments from

medieval times and then they did storytelling which was interactive and encouraged the adults and children to be the actors, so that was quite interesting as the story was being told,� said Riordon. The heat didn't prevent some visitors from dressing up for the occasion. Riordon said those brave few were rewarded with a family pass to one of Blades of Glory's Warrior Weekends. She said a lot of visitors were complimentary of the event. One family noted that they first visited Hillier Park Day a few years ago. They said now it's an annual vacation stop. Riordon said those comments are encouraging to everyone who put time an effort into the event. Christina Charalambous was one of the many specta-

tors to Saturday's armed combat shows. She said it was an incredible event. “It's 40 degrees out here and they're wearing 80 pounds worth of clothes,� she said. “It's interesting not only to medieval buffs like my husband, but it's also a lot of fun for the kids.� She said the show was a great way to bring both locals and visitors together. “It's a lot of fun, the dedication of the volunteers that have put it together is phenomenal,� she said Overall, Riordon said it was a success. “The only thing is I'm always trying to think 'okay, what's the next thing',� she laughed. “I'm always looking for something a little bit different every year.�

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“You’ve just got to get it into your head that it’s acting and not reality,� she said. With practice, she said, it becomes easier to take on a character. Annie Labarge, who plays Mrs. Potts, said Beauty and the Beast Jr. might have been one of the hardest plays she’s done in her years at the camp because of the short time span but it came together. Nisha Slater, another veteran of the stage, said Rutledge and her volunteer team have been great supporters. She said they give a general outline and allow the cast to create on their own. “One of the reasons we’re doing this play in three weeks is she believed we could,� Slater said. Colton said the actors really appreciate the time she puts into the show. Beyond having a chance to shine in the spotlight and become more confident in speaking and performing in front of others, many cast members return because of the community they’re building at the theatre. “It’s interesting. It’s great to meet all the people who come in and make friends with them,� said Ruby Baverstock, who is playing Gaston. “Most of my friends are actually from here.� The show will run from today to Sunday at 2 p.m. each day. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

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Heat Strokes, Wellington Lakers victorious on the water More than 200 racers paddle in village’s 10th dragon boat festival CHAD IBBOTSON STAFF WRITER

The Wellington Lions Dragon Boat Club celebrated the 10th anniversary of its dragon boat festival in the same manner they always treat the annual event — with a lot of fun and a little bit of competition. More than 200 racers took to the water in Wellington on Saturday for the festival. While rain threatened early in the morning, the festivities were able to wrap up before the sky opened with some much needed rain. The club division of the event was won by the Brighton Heat Strokes while the Wellington Lakers captured the community division. Friends and Family won the spirit division. Organizer Janet Marissen said the club was delighted with the response this year. “It was fabulous,” she said. The Lions celebrated the milestone with some special events on Friday night, including some water sports and a Chinese dragon boat festival ceremony. “Friday night we just had fun playing on the water and that's exactly what it was,” she said. “It started to build the camaraderie among the teams.” Marissen said building a fraternity among the athletes represents 90 per cent of the the festival's ethos. “Maybe 10 per cent is competition — once you're in the boat you want to win.” Marissen said there were

PADDLES UP Ottawa Busting Out and the Belleville/Cobourg mixed crew race during the Wellington Lions Club’s annual dragon boat festival on Saturday morning in Wellington. The event featured about 60 breast cancer survivors who were honoured during a noon-hour ceremony on the water. (Chad Ibbotson/Gazette staff)

some nervous moments early on Saturday morning. There was some lighting and thunder as organizers were setting up, she said, but the rain ultimately held off. “By 8:30 it cleared off and it was cloudy and not too hot all morning,” she said. “All the teams were almost all packed up if not all packed up and the skies opened again — we were just really, really lucky.” The dragon boat festival annually supports breast cancer survivors with a special noon hour ceremony. Marissen said there were two teams

of cancer survivors participating this year — Toronto Dragons Abreast and Ottawa Busting Out. The connection between breast cancer and dragon boating was inspired by the research of Canadian sports medicine specialist Don McKenzie in the late '90s. McKenzie promoted the sport as a benefit to social and physical health. Marissen said that connection helped bring dragon boating to prominence in Canada. She said with that in mind, the Lions feel it's impor-

tant to continue to support that connection in the festival. “That's why we particularly have always hoped for and had at least two teams of breast cancer survivors,” she said. “Both breast cancer teams brought more than the required 20 paddlers, so we actually had 60 breast cancer survivors out on the water for the ceremony.” Marissen said over $300 was raised on Saturday through the club's carnation sales which be donated to support breast cancer research and survivors.

Marissen thanked all the supporting businesses. Toronto Dragons Abreast member Doreen Davenport said she took up dragon boating in 2000 after seeing a newspaper ad. She's been with the team ever since. “I love it, I love being on the water,” she said. “Having breast cancer has given us so many opportunities — we've travelled to places we probably never would have gone otherwise such as Cape Town, Shanghai, Singapore, Turkey, and Israel.” Davenport said all the

team members have a positive outlook. “It's hard when we lose team members, which we do, but we all understand,” she said. “Our whole motto is to show that there's life after breast cancer and it gives hope not only to the people who are diagnosed, but to their families as well.” Davenport said it was her second year at the Wellington dragon boat festival and it's great. She said while it's nice to have the fun atmosphere, she and her teammates crave a challenge.

Wallwork leads A’s over Danford, Huskers convincingly defeat Rockies County league playoffs continue as local fastball entry to compete in OASA East Region intermediate playdowns in Grafton this weekend JASON PARKS STAFF WRITER

The Beatty Seeds Huskers and the Warren's Excavating Ameliasburgh A's picked up important wins in Prince Edward County Men's Fastball playoff action last week. In Picton, spot starter Jim Blakely blanked the Terra

Vista Rockies through four complete innings in an 11-2 landslide. Neil Puffer and Cody Vader had multi-hit, multiRBI games for the Huskers. Trevor Jones suffered the loss for the Rockies who looked like they were testing new softball gloves made by U.S. Steel.

In Ameliasburgh, Ian Wallwork was dominant from the rubber, firing 17 strikeouts in a 3-1 win over Danford Contracting. Wallwork smashed a solo home run in the contest while Chris Wells and Tyler Kerr came through with clutch RBIs. Rains washed out action

on Tuesday night but the Huskers and A's hook up in a pivotal contest this evening in Ameliasburgh. First pitch at Roblin Lake goes at 8:30 p.m. In other fastball news, there will be a local entry into the Intermediate Men's B/C Ontario Amateur Softball Association East Region play-

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Picton native and former ISC II outfielder/pitcher Jamie Blakely will also suit up for his former hometown in the 12-team showdown. The Prince Edward County entry will start action Friday evening at 7 p.m. in a rematch of the 2014 OASA final where the locals were downed by Fenelon Falls.

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MAW’S ORCHARD is looking for apple and grape harvest workers full time seasonal work is available from Sept to Nov.  Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm min. wage. Call 613393-1485 or send your resume mawslakevieworchard@gmail.com MAW’S ORCHARD is looking for tasting room attendanees.  Must have Smart Serve and available to work weekends. Call 613-393-1485 or send your resume mawslakevieworchard@gmail.com PART TIME PSW, Registered Practical Nurse, and Registered Nurse required for West Lake Terrace, our LTC Home in Picton. For job Qualifications please go to our website, omniway.ca listed under careers. Please submit resume to: jmaxwell@omniway.ca by August 29th, 2016 PART TIME, Sept.- Nov. B&B help required at a lovely B&B in Cherry Valley. Contact Susan 613-476-24 or email reservations@awayinthecounty.com

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The family of the late Burton Wayne Branscombe sincerely thank the following: Janelle Shaw for her caring ways and the wonderful service for Wayne; the Whattam Funeral Home for their professional assistance during this difficult time; the South Marysburgh First Responders, the Paramedics, the OPP officers and Randy York; all the friends who have called, visited, sent food, sent flowers, sent condolences and donations on line, attended the memorial and made donations to South Bay United Church. With much appreciation, Carol, Clay, Todd and their families.


GALE- Graham. In loving memory of a dear husband and best friend, who left me 2 years ago, August 19, 2014. I remember the day I meant you, And the day God made you mine. I remember the day God took you, And will until the end of time. Time heals all wounds is so untrue, Nothing is harder then life without you. You gave me oh so many things, Gifts both great and small. But most of all you gave me love, The greatest gift of all. No words I speak can ever say, How much I miss you every day. You did so many things for me, Your heart was kind and true, And when I needed someone, I could always count on you. Sadly missed and always loved and remembered. Nancy.


In Loving Memory


Keith Alexander VAN VLACK

Jan Broad

who quietly passed away on August 16, 2014 Loving wife, mother and nanny. Forever loved and dearly missed by Jim, Tracey and Ken, Tony and Jenn, Brittany, Brayden, Bailey, Jessie, Kylie & Ty.

GALE, Leslie Graham. In loving memory of our wonderful Dad and Papa, Leslie Graham Gale, who left us August 19, 2014. We miss his smile, his kindly ways With him we spent many happy days We’ll miss him when we need a friend On him we always could depend. You often said that we would miss you How those words have proved to be so true, We lost the one and only Dad Dear Dad, when we lost you. Loving and missing you every day Lisa, Terry, Jordan and Devin.

Graham Gale

In loving memory of a dear father, Papa and GG Papa who passed away August 19, 2014. It never really crossed our minds That one day our paths would part, Over the past 2 years we've found ourselves Dealing with a broken heart. As our father, Papa and GG Papa You never failed to give, And in your firm and steadfast way You taught us how to live. A part of us you took with you But your love you left us to keep, So we will never really be apart The bond between us is too deep.

We never really ask for miracles But today just one would do, To have the front door open wide And see your smiling face walk through.

Sadly missed and always remembered by Kevin, Penny, Amanda, Allen, Kaley, Darren, Natasha, Terry, Braeden, Jack, Avery, Vayda and Sadie.

ISTEAD- In sad and loving memory of a dear father, Elmer, who passed away so suddenly August 18, 1996. 20 years have passed since that sad day, When one we loved was called away. God took him home, It was His will Within our hears he liveth still. Sadly missed by Arnold and Sue.

STEEN- In loving memory of Olive and Tom Steen. Close in our hearts you will always stay Loved and remembered everyday. Jane, Tim and famiy.

August 16, 2011 You left so fast I didn’t say good bye That’s how you wanted it So you wouldn’t see me cry. It’s been 5 long years without you here But I know in my heart, You are always near. Forever missed Julie.


BOWERMAN, Ruth Elizabeth

Died peacefully at Hallowell House on Sunday June 26th, 2016. Ruth Bowerman, formerly of Bloomfield, at the age of 95. Beloved daughter of the late Earl and May Bowerman.  Will be remembered by her cousin Mary E. Walters, the Walters and Nixon families, and by her church family at Bloomfield United. Memorial Service will take place at Bloomfield United Church on Sunday August 21st at 1 p.m. If desired, donations to Bloomfield United Church would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton.


BAILEY, Laverne E.

Suddenly at home on Saturday August 13th, 2016. Laverne Bailey of North Marysburgh, former Reeve of North Marysburgh, former Warden and Councilor for Prince Edward County, in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Darlene and father of Gene (Cathie) of Picton, Frank (Cathryn) of Picton, Ian of St. Catharines, Paul (the late Angie) of North Marysburgh, Tera (Jamie) of Picton and Tim (Jennifer) of Wellington.  Proud grandpa of Tasha, Jodi, David, Phoebe, Hillarry, Michael, Caleb, Brandon, Sierra, Hailey, Cheyenne, Aaron and Ryan and greatgrandfather of Marley and Darren.  Dear brother of Mildred, Joan, Caroline, Pat, Fred and the late Luella ‘Sparky’ and Bill. Remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Mr. Bailey rested at The Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON. A Memorial Service will be held at Prince Edward Community Centre (Picton Arena) on Monday, August 22nd at 11:00 a.m. with a celebration of life to follow. If desired, donations made to Hospice Prince Edward would be appreciated by the family. www.whattamfuneralhome.com

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SMITH, Stanley Reginald

Stanley Smith of West Lake passed away surrounded by his family at Hospice Prince Edward on Thursday August 4, 2016, at the age of 85. Survived by his loving wife Roberta to whom he had been married for 61 years. Predeceased by his parents Clarence and Rosie Smith and his son Randy. Cherished father of Patricia Bryant (Wayne), Jack (Sue), Judy Tester (Neil), Peggy Smith (Brad), Stephen (Veronica) and Lora Roddick (Steve). Grandfather to Vicki, Sara, Michelle, Ashley, Kate, Carley, Brittany, Sawyer and Myrna, greatgrandfather to Stanley and brother of the late Noreen Hope (late Keith), late Laverne (Pat), Rosetta Lewis (late Davy), Nancy Swim (late Curtis), Eileen Smith and the late Doug. A private family service will take place at West Lake Cemetery following cremation. If desired, memorial donations to Hospice Prince Edward would be greatly appreciated by the family.



Arrangements entrusted to 2 Centre Street, Picton. 613-476-5571 www.hicksfuneralhome.ca  

"Some day when we meet up yonder, We'll stroll hand in hand again, In a land that know's no parting, Blue eyes crying in the rain."


Gwendolyn Joyce Thompson

October 13, 1957 to August 11, 2016 After suffering a severe brain injury as a result of a pedestrian/ vehicle collision, Gwen passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the age of 58. Beloved sister of Judy and her husband Don Sutherland of New Hamburg,  John Thompson and his wife Jane of R.R. #2 Picton and Allan Thompson and his wife Carol-Lyn of Simcoe. Loved and missed by her neices and nephews Todd (Jenn), Tanya, Jill (Clint), Brent (Becky), Kevin (Gene), Krista (JP).  Great aunt of Kayla, Ben, Keira, Kyle, Jesse and Brayden. Her funeral service was held at Meadoevale Funeral Centre in Brampton on Tuesday, August 16. Gwen will rest with her parents and grandparents in Glenwood Cemetery, Picton, Ontario.



All claims against the estate of Simon Vincent, late of the Town of Picton in the Municipality of the County of Prince Edward, who died on or about the 3rd day of March, 2016, must be filed with the undersigned Estate Trustee on or before the 30th day of October, 2016; thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said estate having regard only to the claims then filed. DATED at Belleville this 18th day of July, 2016.

Jack Owen Brown

left our world on August 11, 2016, at the age of 87, to walk alongside his Heavenly Father after a defiant (albeit a bit stubborn) battle with cancer. Jack was surrounded by the family that he and his beloved wife Gwen made possible through their 65 year marriage - a model of love and devotion to their son Donny (Rusty) Brown of Belleville, and their daughter Brenda (Ed) Sokolowsky of Picton. Along for Jack's life journey were his 7 granddaughters, 17 great-grandchildren, and a special greatgreat-grandson, all who he proudly loved and supported with his whole heart. Jack is remembered as a loyal family man - and friend - who enjoyed telling jokes to friends and strangers alike, playing checkers while teaching the next generations his secrets of the game, and reminiscing about the slower way of life (including making the perfect batch of apple cider). While there may be few who remember Jack Brown Home Improvements - his 30 year local business- his annual summer-long yard sale in support of Autism research was known county-wide. He is greatly missed by all who knew him and those who love him still. The family is deeply grateful to Dr. Nora Connell, the Kingston and Napanee Cancer clinics, Picton Hospital, Hospice Prince Edward and the staff at CCAC for their exceptional care and support. At Jack's request, a graveside service will be held at Cherry Valley Cemetery on Friday, August 19th at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, gifts to Hospice Prince Edward would be gratefully received.

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Jennifer Anne Vincent, Estate Trustee, by her Solicitors, PRETSELL DAVIES THOMPSON BENTON LLP 118 Dundas Street East Belleville, ON K8N 1C4 Attention: Michael J. Pretsell 613-967-9930


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MONDAY, AUGUST 22ND, 2016 - 1:00 P.M.

Employment Opportunity Community Centre Facility Attendants

Cruickshank Construction Ltd., a leading roadbuilder and aggregate supplier located in Ontario and Alberta, has an immediate need for the following position based out of the Kingston area:

The Town of Deseronto is currently seeking individuals to fill part time positions to perform maintenance and other operational duties to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the Deseronto Community Centre


The attendants are responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Community Centre. The successful candidates will be involved in a diverse range of job activities which include performing building maintenance and facility repairs, ice maintenance, record keeping, event/rental program set up and take down, etc. In addition, the applicants must be prepared to work on a rotating shift schedule that may include days, evenings, weekends and statutory holidays. Preferred Qualifications and Experience: • Self starter and able to work with minimal supervision • Excellent customer service skills • Experience in a recreation facility an asset • Valid class “G” Ontario driver’s license • Experience operating an ice resurfacing machine an asset • Completion of or working towards high school or acceptable equivalent of education and experience • Must be available to work varying shifts that may include day, afternoon and weekend shifts and be available on call if needed Interested applicants are invited to submit a confidential letter and resume clearly marked “Facilities Attendant” by September 2, 2016, 4:00 p.m. to: Ellen Hamel – CAO/Clerk Town of Deseronto P.O Box 310 331 Main St., Deseronto, Ontario K0K 1X0 ehamel@deseronto.ca We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, and will only be used for candidate selection purposes.



Qualifications t Civil Engineering or Surveying Diploma or equivalent t 3 years’ road and infrastructure surveying experience t Knowledge of standards and applicable laws relating to surveying and construction t Working knowledge of contract language and legal requirements of contracts t Capable of operating total stations, levels (digital and automatic), GPS equipment and other tools, including downloading of survey data t Ability to multi task and should possess excellent communication and administration skills t Valid class G driver’s license and willing to travel Responsibilities t Carry out all aspects of construction surveying including topographic surveys, record plan surveys, utility staking and road construction staking t Review and interpret plans and specifications for construction projects t Measurements and calculating of alignments, grades, quantities etc… t Analyzes, manages and displays data using geographic information systems (GIS) and systems design and computer aided design (CAD) t Maintain field data records and survey project files To apply please send your resume and cover letter to: chr11@ cruickshankgroup.com no later than August 21, 2016

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AT 11:00 A.M. AUCTION SALE FOR TED AND CAROL PERLBERG 549 WALLBRIDGE ROAD, R.R.# 5 BELLEVILLE, ONT. 3 miles NORTH of 401 Highway on Wallbridge Loyalist Road and turn WEST onto Wallbridge Road at Tuckers Corners for ½ mile. 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ON SITE fridge, Sony 42 inch flat screen TV, Dehumidifiers, La-Z-Boy AUCTION SALE FOR BOB & DOROTHY WOOD, PICTON Directions: from Picton go south past “Birdhouse City” to chair, Oak table and chairs, Bedroom furniture, Single beds, Bed Cty. Rd. #17. Turn onto County Road 17 and follow short Chesterfield, Exercise equipment, Few vintage hand tools,glass oil bottles, vintage drafting stools,butter print,kitchenwares, distance to sale site at 120 Cty. Rd. #17. Pine 4 door cupboard, Handmade pine mother's helper Numerous other articles. TERMS- CASH OR CHEQUE cupboard, corner what not, press back rocker, antique platform OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR rocker, 50's era china hutch, Morris chair, captain's chairs, organ stool/brass & glass feet, press back chairs, single pedestal desk, ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE antique cradle, antique child's carriage, doll carriage, 2 spool SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082 bedsteads, 2 high chairs, handmade wooden stools, tables and www. sullivanauctions.com for photos magazine tables, floor lamps, wooden model ship, gingerbread trim, glider rocker, wooden child's wagon, small pine corner SATURDAY, AUGUST 27TH cupboard, old school desk, old wooden duck decoys, crock, oil AUCTION SALE AT 10:00 A.M. lamps, washboard, Tonka toys, rotary phone, cast iron seats, DOUG JARRELL SALES ARENA, BELLEVILLE blow torches, steel wheels, wooden pulleys, old tins & boxes, American Hauler 12 ft single axle cargo trailer, New Holland 325 lantern, Normende radio, old light fixtures, cast iron kettles, 2 bag single axle manure spreader, International 3 PTH model 70 carts, 2 walking plows, 2 old scufflers, jack stands, child sled, tin single auger snow blower, Busy Bee horizontal band saw, seats, old licence plates, milk can, Gravely walk behind tractor Bridgewood 15” planer, Yardworks 10.5 H.P. 30” snowblower, with rotary mower, finishing mower, blade & cart (needs new Craftex 6” jointer, Dust collector, Yukon truck toolbox, Craftsman clutch), Craftsman 22 inch weed trimmer (as new), Toro 210-5 5 drawer tool chest, shop tool carts & boxes, 30 ft. extension speed riding mower, Yard Pro 10 H.P. riding mower, 2 furrow trail ladder, 10,000 lb Reese hitch, 3 13 ft. chain link fence sections, plough, Evinrude outboard motor, Mercury model KD4 trolling 12, 14 & 16 ft gates, round bale feeder, heavy duty steel shelving motor, General floor model drill press, Campbell Hausfeld air unit, set of 4 wheeler truck ramps & numerous other farm & shop compressor, 6000 lb creeper jack, belt driven buzz saw, 3 PTH related items. 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See my web site for detailed list & photos. band, 8 riding helmets, grain bin, tubs, wooden measuring stick, DOUG JARRELL AUCTIONS water trough & numerous other pieces of tack. 613-969-1033 www.dougjarrellauctions.com Watch my web site for a detailed list & photos. Terms: Cash, Debit, Visa, Mastercard, Cheque/ID DOUG JARRELL AUCTIONS Lunch available 613-969-1033 www.dougjarrellauctions.com Owner and/or auctioneer not responsible in case of accident AUCTION SALE AT 5:00 P.M. 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AT 10:30 A.M. AUCTION SALE FOR NATIONAL CHIMNEY SWEEPS DALE GEEN, 20 RUSSELL STREET, BELLEVILLE, ONT. 5 blocks NORTH of Dundas street East on MacDonald Ave to Russell Street. EQUIPMENT, VEHICLE, & ACCESSORIES: 1960’s Allis Chalmers TL 12 6 cyl diesel wheel loader with cab, 1 yard bucket, 10 hrs on a rebuilt engine – running condition; 1995 Ford E 350 7.3 litre diesel 1 ton van with 240,000 kms, sell as is – running condition; 2006 Ford Taurus sedan – 190,000 kms- sells as is; Custom built 5 x 8 single axle utility trailer with manual winch dump box, 5 sections of scaffolding with planking ,separate Ford 7.3 litre turbo diesel power train with 5 speed trans and transfer case; 40 ft aluminum extension ladder, Heartland Oval 75th Anniversary Special air tight wood stove with water jacket- like new; Bradley meat smokers, fireplace parts by Regency, Napoleon, Security, Pacific Energy; stainless steel chimney fittings, flex piping, insulated chimney parts, natural gas 32000btu free standing space stove, wood fireplace units, used wood stoves, fireplace grates, fireplace doors, 100 amp electrical boxes with breakers, chimney brushes, numerous other articles. TERMS- CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082 www. sullivanauctions.com for photos


AT 10:00 A.M. RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT, BAR SIGNAGE AND ACCESSORIES AUCTION SALE CONDUCTED AT 1 ALHAMBRA SQUARE BELLEVILLE, ONT. 1 block WEST of Belleville Train Station on Station Street and turn onto Alhambra Square. US Range stainless steel gas 6 burner range with oven, Habco glass front 2 door fridge, stainless steel 7 burner commercial portable BBQ- like new; Hobart s/s deep fryer, Henny Penny fryer, Dol-Fyn commercial glass washer, s/s triple and double sinks, s/s/ proofer, Cambro portable bar, vintage berkel meat slicer, s/s commercial dishwasher, s/s 10ft x 42” exhaust hood, roof top exhaust motor unit and assembly, 6’ x 2’ s/s/ bar sink and beverage system, s/s 7 unit hot/cold insert table, Bunn coffee makers, Bingo machines, vintage maple butchers blocks, vintage brass bar rails, vintage Doc’s Hotel awnings, neon bar signs, cheers signage, outdoor lighting, dinnerware’s, plate ware, miscellaneous tables, office dividers, file cabinets, power lawnmower, side walk snow blower, GENERATOR 1991 Perkins diesel generator with 230/120 volt, 130 amp output on 5’ x 8’ enclosed trailer, numerous other articles. TERMS- CASH OR CHEQUE OWNER & AUCTIONEER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENT OR INJURY DAY OF SALE SULLIVAN AUCTIONEERS Plainfield 613-477-2082 www. sullivanauctions.com for photos

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Councillors disagree about restricting farmers’ ability to draw from Roblin Lake WATER, from page 4

Engineering, development, and works commissioner Robert McAuley said the bylaw already includes a standing exemption for agricultural water use. He said farmers just wouldn't be able to take that water from Roblin Lake as the low water levels could start to impact the municipal drinking water system there. “It is the farmers that are the biggest (water) takers, so you would not be addressing the biggest risk,” he said. Councillor Kevin Gale

supported the measure. “I will support the motion, and it's certainly not out of any disrespect for farmers,” he said. “I heed the words of the commissioner. This could last a lot longer and affect other users down the road.” He said there are options other than Roblin Lake. He said farmers from across the county have been using the municipality's bulk water station in Picton. “If we didn't have another source for farmers to use it would be a different story,” he said. “… I won't

jeopardize future users on the Roblin Lake system for this purpose.” Councillor Treat Hull also supported the restriction. “My understanding of the commissioner's comments is that we are very close to doing damage to the municipal water intake for residents in the immediate area,” he said. “It's not like there's an infinite body of water and we're arbitrarily denying farmers access to Roblin Lake.” Ultimately, the majority of council supported the measure.

Quinte Conservation declared a Level 3 Low Water condition on Aug. 4, a step the conservation authority has never had to take. Level 3 is the most severe low water level and means there is a failure of the water supply to meet demand. Wells, streams, and rivers throughout Prince Edward County have run dry and many more are at risk. The conservation authority asked all residents and businesses to reduce water use by 50 per cent and, to that end, the municipality's bylaws will restrict nonessential outdoor use of

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Ellis encouraged to legitimize issue of man-made impacts CLIMATE, from page 8

Fox pointed to statistics provided by NASA that over the last century, the hottest ten years have taken place in the last 15 years. He added the National Energy Board was nothing more than a “rich man's club” and it needed to be “deepsixed.” “It's not benefitting the Canadian taxpayers or the public,” Fox said. Fellow Prince Edward County resident Rod Holloway pointed to this summer where family members who farm were facing catastrophic losses of crops, local wells were running dry and an unusually mild winter in 2016 as sure signs of climate change. According to Holloway, while the mileposts are evident, what is currently lacking in the battle to halt the heating of the planet is leadership. “You need to prioritize climate change, give it a high priority and do it quickly. The change is happening now, it's not happening in 2050,” he said. Holloway encouraged the federal government to form a meaningful strategy and promote a rapid change to clean energy. “Youth in our country will have no future if the world continues to change like it is currently. There will be drought, rampant wild fires and an inability to supply enough water to our citizens,” Holloway added. But as sure the first three speakers of the evening were resolute in their beliefs of climate change, the fourth was just as firm on the opposite end of the spectrum. Rob Johnson called the concept of man-made climate change a “fraud.” “My experiences with climate change is I don't think it's happening. I've seen this Liberal government sell climate change to their advantage politically for the last 20 years and scare the public into thinking it's actually happening,” Johnson said. “In Ontario we don't need the the power that the wind turbines are producing.” In Johnson's view, “Global climate change is a reality. Man-made climate change is a joke.” Carrying Place's Wesley Weese said the federal government's plan to put a price on carbon was a good thing but he's concerned that those in power in Ottawa might be

trying to have their cake and eat it too by cutting down on carbon and growing the economy at the same time. “Considering the amount of energy that's needed to increase the Gross Domestic Product by one per cent, I find that to be a stretch,” Weese said. Weese encouraged Ellis to help legitimize the issue of as there's in “an incredible amount of denial regarding man-made climate change.” “Speaking locally in front of business groups like Rotary clubs and Chambers of Commerce, please include the topic of climate change and the need for a price on carbon. Please stop using the phrase sustainable development. It's a bullshit catchphrase. I'm looking forward to the day a tree planted as a carbon sink or offset is worth per-board-foot a tree that is cut for lumber. That, to me, is sustainability and we've got a long way to go on that,” he added. If climate change input was what Ellis was looking for at the conclusion of Wednesday's town hall, it was certainly available despite a breakdown in the formal process. More town hall sessions within the riding are planned for later in the year including input meetings on electoral reform and veterans affairs and dates and times are to be finalized in the coming days. Constituents can still sub-

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A charming Picton home with numerous upgrades and a lovely premium lot. Spacious living room with pine floors, great kitchen with Built-in dishwasher and a lovely eating area accented in pine. There is main floor laundry, a dual heating system, 1 1/2 attached garage, big storage shed plus a very private patio area. Close to amenities. $199,900. MLS 550660027


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A RARE FIND $433,500 Impressive red brick home on quiet street a short walk to downtown Picton. Old fashioned quality throughout this warm and inviting updated 2 bedroom, 3 bath home. MLS®550610176

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Beautiful ptivate, wooded 2.9 acre waterfront lot on Muscote Bay. A Naturalist`s paradise with an abundance of mature trees and wildlife and over 200 Feet `untouched` Muscote Bay shoreline to enjoy. Build your dream home here! This private property shares a private road with two other waterfront properties - one a full time home, and a seasonal cottage next door. This lovely property is the the one on the right and has a sign at the gravel entrance. $299,000 MLS 550090253

6 HOMES on 588 ft. of magnificent waterfront. $1.2 million divided by 6 families is only $200,000 to buy this family retreat. MLS 511720396

Brick, 3 BR home in Wellington, with room for B & B, in law suite or a family that likes space. Family room with gas fireplace, deck, gazebo with hot tub, and lovely gardens. Spacious finished rec room. Many recent upgrades. $400,000 MLS 550270319

JIM WAIT & MARK DAVIS, Sales Reps 613-471-1708 www.countyteam.com

LINDA MIDDLETON, Broker of Record/Owner 613-476-7800

Sutton Group Prince Edward County Realty Inc. Brokerage 98 Main Street, Picton, ON


LONG POINT WATERFRONT 187’ of unspoiled shoreline. Drive a little, save alot! This property is located 25 min. from Picton in a very quiet area. Park like setting. Priced to sell at $379,000 MLS 550910139 HERB PLIWISCHKIES, Sales Rep

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AUGUST - WATERFRONT - SHOW STOPPER! Unsurpassed Setting, sprawling over 140 Feet of Premium Waterfront in the region this is a rare opportunity on Picton Bay! It`s magic how good you`ll feel in this 2 bedroom abode and is truly a boaters paradise in Eastern Ontario. A double drive entrance leads you to a handsome brick bungalow perfectly-perched only a stones throw away from the water. Featuring a slight grade to the waterfront and breath taking north-easterly views towards Bass Cove, Perch Cove and the Glenora Ferry you`ll feel right at ease with nature and enjoy relaxing evenings watching the sunsets. From the large living room, to the private sunroom with walkout this property is built to make you and your guests feel special. Endless recreational activities on protected waters from sailing to swimming and popular fishing spots are all on your doorstep. Did we mention the TWO boat houses (an extremely rare find in The County!) for boats, tools and toys you own! The opportunity off $519,000 MLS 550720191

Call ROB PLOMER, Sales Rep or KATE VADER, Sales Rep 613-471-1708 www.robandkate.com

9 BROAD ST Minutes from everything in Picton! Steps to shopping, Community Arena, Hospital, Yacht Club, Harbour and Theatre. $259,000 MLS 550700040 Call VINCE MARTEL, Sales Rep 613-476-2100



An incredible opportunity to own four unique properties situated on one parcel of land overlooking Picton Bay. This could well serve as a fabulous investment for rental property or simply to own some of the County`s best waterfront. The 155 feet of shoreline allows for boating, fishing and swimming with access to the dock and boat-house. The main house includes an in-law suite, each offering two bedrooms. Two other residences adorn the property - one with two bedrooms, the other with one. An additional garage/Bunkie completes this offering. These are fourseason homes with year-round rental potential. An absolute rare find! $799,000 550720071

Fabulous Brick family home. 3+ bedrooms on a quiet cul-de-sac street only a few minutes walk to Brighton public school, high school (ENSS), parks, arena and downtown shops. New flooring in open concept living room, hall and foyer. Bright lower level doubles your living space with a large family room, new flooring, new 3 piece bath and a 4th bedroom. Lots of storage. Easy to maintain exterior and fenced yard with back deck off the kitchen. Quick Possession possible. $249,800 MLS 511660167

SHANNON WARR-HUNTER, Broker KEN ARSENEAULT, Sales Rep 613-471-1708 www.ShannonAndKen.com

This stone bungalow sits on a treed 1 acre lot with a very private backyard. 46` deck to relax and enjoy the 5 year new home. Vaulted ceilings, walkout to deck from master bedroom. High ceilings in the basement with two walkouts gives lots of potential to finish. Minutes to Sandbanks! $339,000 MLS 550760210 DONNA HAWRYLUK NICK HAWRYLUK, Sales Reps donnah@remax.net nickh@remax.net


This 150 acre farm was a former canning days tomato farm, known for its fantastic soils and proximity to water. Newer blasted well with great water supply. On the property is an 8.3 acre established vineyard, planted in 2001, 2002 and is being leased/farmed by a renowned award winning local winery. This land has excellent moderating influence from nearby water bodies, which protects from frost when threatens further inland. Beautiful large barn in good repair with 200 amp hydro service. The workable cash crop acreage is currently leased to local farmer. Please contact listing agent for complete package of information. Asking $699,900 MLS 550240107

Call LORI SLIK, Sales Rep 613-847-2349 lslik@chestnutpark.com

Call MARY JANE MILLS, Broker 613-476-7400 613-921-0028 mjmills@hwrealty.ca hwrealty.ca

Call GAIL FORCHT, Broker or CAREY LEWANDOSKI, Sales Rep. Office: 613-471-1708 www.homeinthecounty.com


5 JAMES ST, PICTON Walking distance to all amenities. 3 bedrooms plus potential for in-law suite in lower level. Large bright living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen, Florida room, master bedroom with 2 pc ensuite, 2 more bedrooms, plus 2 bedrooms and recroom in lower level. Newer gas furnace, central air, ashphalt shingles approx 8 yrs old, newer windows, 200 amp panel breakers. Parking for 8 cars on surfaced drive. Call to view this on PIN 550660038 Asking $299,000

SHARON ARMITAGE, Broker of Record 613-399-2134 quinteisle.com


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On the edge of Picton sporting a large lot and beautiful gardens, this 3 bedroom 2 bath split level brick & aluminum home boasts central air, gleaming hardwood floors, new windows and a great open concept kitchen/dining/living room. Beautiful decor and well maintained. Just move in your things and away you go! $229,900 MLS QR21503354 Call MARK GARDINER, Sales Rep Office: 613-476-2700 Cell:613-391-5588 mbgardiner@yahoo.com

BLOOMFIELD Situated on Bloomfield’s Main Street next door to the Library, this charming home is ideal for Vacation Retails – features 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, eat-in kitchen, dining room and living room plus a main floor laundry off the kitchen. If you need more living space, there is a third-floor loft, ready-to-be-finished. Asking $275,000 MLS QR21507536

CHRISTINE & COLIN HENDEN, Broker & Sales Rep Tel: 613-922-2251 PeCountyProperties.com colinhenden@remax.net


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LYONS ROAD – A RARE FIND! 5.3 acre, treed property with waterfront. The escarpment setting affords some of the best waterfront views in The County! Extremely private setting for a new home or cottage located with easy access from Hwy. 401 and only 10 mins to Picton for great shopping, restaurants and The Regent Theatre. $225,000 MLS 550440107

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The Picton Gazette

LOYALIST PARKWAY (Glenora Rd.) – Sitting on a knoll with a seasonal view of Picton Bay on a spacious lot with a lovely, private treed back yard just outside of Picton. Features Municipal water supply, a brick bungalow with over 3,500 sq. ft. of living space on two levels which was built for the current owner. Looking for a country home but not too far from town, call us to view this home today. $299,000 MLS 550740150

1 Lake Street, 304 Main Street, PICTON, ON WELLINGTON,ON 613.476.5900 613.399.5900 or Toll Free 1.855.330.5900 Toll Free 1.888.217.0166 A donation is made to the Picton hospital from every sale!

CLOSE TO NORTHPORT – Appealing brick bungalow located close to Northport’s Municipal Park and public access to the Bay of Quinte. Features all laminate floors, two bedrooms, eat-in kitchen, living room & bath on main floor and a full, ready-to-befinished basement with certified wood stove. Fridge, stove & dishwasher included $175,000 MLS 550420176

Gorgeous century home with in-law suite right in Picton. $649,000 MLS 550620103


PICTON DUPLEX – All brick building, up and down apartments, fully rented with long-term tenants. Located on Union Street, a short walk to the Harbour and Downtown. Asking $179,000 MLS 550680119

Lovely Cape Cod completely private on 75 acres. $635,000. MLS 550850239

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Colin Henden Sales Rep



215 Benway Rd - $137,000.

177 Brewers Rd - $210,00. MLS® 550800066

3600 sq.ft. commercial space in downtown Picton. Ideal for retail of all kinds. $15 MLS QR165482

Sandy beach, endless water views and privacy are what you will find at this wonderful property with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. With 295 ft. of a fine sand beach you will have plenty of room for family and guests. The water is clean and inviting. Only 15 minutes from Picton. Come see what you`re missing!. $645,000 MLS 550880331

PICTON – Looking for a project?  This property could be the one for you!  Much larger than it appears, this home offers two levels of living space – the basement has high ceilings plus a walkout.   Great location within walking distance of the Harbour and downtown.  Asking only $149,000 MLS 550720012

EAST LAKE – Upscale cottage located in Sandbanks Summer Village, 80 acre waterfront resort, with endless recreational amenities for you to enjoy. Two year old, full-equipped, cottage with sunroom & deck, two bedrooms plus loft, 4-pce. bath & open concept kitchen, living & dining. $249,000 MLS 558100061

MORGAN ROAD – North of Bloomfield. Great starter home, situated on a large country lot overlooking fields. Low maintenance, upscale finishes, newer bathroom and kitchen, propane furnace, CENTRAL AIR, full basement (ready to be finished) & 1.5 car garage. $189,000 MLS 550350181

10 minutes to Picton & Bloomfield, 15 minutes to Belleville. Offers 3 bedrooms, and views into the backyard from the kitchen & dining areas. Enjoy a spacious deck, oversized 2 car attached garage and the lowered cost of living that a 1,200sq.ft. brick home can offer. Many upgrades and a fabulous well. $259,000 MLS 550480078

Estate waterfront, Adolphus Reach. 4000+ sq.ft. of fully renovated & updated luxurious living space in this Queen Anne home. 6 acres with clear views to the water. Features 4 elegant bedrooms, 3 with ensuites. Spa room and private terrace off master overlooking the grounds and waterfront. $977,000 MLS 550960389

Fully updated 2 bedroom home on quiet street in Picton. Enjoy low monthly costs and stay close to all that downtown has to offer including shopping, parks, theatre and restaurants. $199,900 MLS 550650345

Stylish residence nestled on a 1.7 acre waterfront lot in a desirable tranquil cul-de-sac location overlooking Picton Bay. Impressive large master with ensuite, a welcoming chefs kitchen, a large dining room, 2 guest bedrooms, a large living room, a studio and a laundry room and a den/office all on one floor. $795,000 MLS 550710034

PICTON – Move-in ready! End unit, recently reno’d, townhouse located in well-managed complex surrounded by newer homes. Features 3 bedrooms & 4-pce bath on upper level, modern, eat-in kitchen and spacious living room with walk-out to patio on main level plus a partially-finished basement. $119,900 MLS 558010016

13 Lake St - $219,000. MLS® 550660033


Tony Scott Sales Rep



Joseph Day Sales Rep



Low maintenance & affordable! 3 bedroom home on 1/2 acre lot with a well that just keeps on producing. Features ensuite bath, bright rooms, and a partially finished basement with 2 walkouts and a potential 4th bedroom. Newer roof, windows, soffit & eaves. Edge of Demorestville. $189,000. MLS 550380159

3 bedroom home with oversized garage. $208,000 MLS 550820104

Wonderful building lot on a quiet country road approx. 8 minutes from Picton. A great place to build your country retreat and close to amenities, beaches, wineries, etc. $44,900 MLS 550830139


JASON YOUNG Sales Rep 613-476-2100


3 & 5 York Street, Picton

BILL RORABECK Broker 613-476-2100

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33 Lake Street, Picton

10 Chourney Lane

80 Bridge Street S

Sold MAKE YOUR INVESTMENT WORK FOR YOU! BRICK BUNGALOW CLOSE TO SANDBANKS PARK Century old row house, two separate three Well appointed with attached garage. Lots Attached garage and separately entranced bedroom units, large yard. Live in one side and of extra space in the developed lower level. one bedroom unit on lower level. rent out the other. $159,900 MLS 550680192 $329,900 MLS 550660047 $249,900 MLS 550770118

ELSIE WIERSMA Sales Rep 613-848-4810

STEVE SENSENSTEIN Sales Rep 613-885-1307

PAT BENSON MOORE Sales Rep 613-849-8501


194 Crowes Road

20 Main Street West

RIVERFRONT ACREAGE 10 ac 350+ ft of shoreline on Black River. Ideal private setting near water for home. $139,900 MLS QR21501933

8 MINUTES FROM PICTON 2100 square foot, 13 year old home on secluded treed 3 acre lot. $459,000 MLS 550820111

172 Main Street

75 Saint Philip Street

VINCE MARTEL Sales Rep 613-476-2100

HUGH JACKSON Broker 613-476-5026

38 Mitchells Crossroad

GREAT INVESTMENT PROPERTY SPACIOUS COUNTRY LIVING Historical octagonal 4 plex century home on Very private location, 8 minutes to Picton. a large lot, walking distance to downtown. Move in ready with recent updates. $429,000 MLS 550640024 $262,000 MLS 550880074

566 Bethel Road

Building Lot In Picton

Sold NEW NEWLY RENOVATED Large open living quarters, no steps, wheelchair friendly, natural pine accents. $210,000 MLS 550320086

On a corner lot with plenty of outside storage, including a garage with an insulated cold room! $204,500 MLS 550890096

QUAINT COUNTRY HOME Original and unique country style home conveniently located just outside Picton. $210,000 MLS 550370081

107 UNION ST. E. 72' X 125' lot. Municipal services available. $89,000 MLS QR160942

Near Picton, South Bay

32 Third Street

28 Mary Street East

28 Owen Street East

CAROL BROUGH Sales Rep 613-476-2100

PAUL GENTILE Broker 613-476-2100

BLEND OF OLD AND NEW Spacious tradition home with modern upgrades in downtown Picton. $479,000 MLS 550730010



WATERFRONT PROPERTY Clean, clear swimming and boating at flat shoreline, plus sleeping cabin. $579,000 MLS 550800070

Situated in a quiet neighbourhood in Picton, this charming home has been completely re-done, inside and out. $229,000 MLS 550580019

2 bedrooms, 1 bath home. Within steps of the harbour, restaurants, theatre & shops. $259,900 MLS 550680080

BRIGHT AND INVITING Three bedroom bungalow in Picton. Well located. A great rental opportunity! $1,350 MLS 550730087

1078 Highway 49

1936 Salem Road

392 Main Street Picton

East of 2591 County Road 4

Deceptively spacious & meticulously maintained 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home in great location outside of Picton! $289,000. MLS 550450143

Century home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, garage & out buildings on a 2 acre lot. $199,900.MLS QR21506861

Great buy for investment property or for 1st time homebuyer! 3 bedroom home close to amenities. $159,000. MLS 550700062

Enjoy 65+ acres of cleared land and mature bush lot of mixed hardwood & softwood. $119,900. MLS 550480106

ERIN FORESTELL Sales Rep 613-827-4456

STEVE KOZMANUK Sales Rep 613-967-7216

KARI KOZMANUK Sales Rep 613-921-7951

GARY MORDEN Broker 613-885-2304

JAKE BERGERON Sales Rep 613-471-0960

KEVIN YOUNG Sales Rep 613-476-2100

ERIN LACHANCE Sales Rep 613-668-3386

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STUNNING WATERFRONT BUNGALOW This home has it all!! Located on 320’+ of waterfront, close to Belleville. For the discriminating buyer – this home has it all including a guest bunkie at the water’s edge. List price $1,299,000 MLS 550070330

REDNERSVILLE WATERFRONT 175’ of pristine shoreline, minutes from Belleville, 6 bdrms 4 1/2 baths, ideal property for family compound. This home has been totally remodelled and rebuilt from top to bottom. Asking $979,000 MLS 550130114

PICTON OUTSKIRTS Spectacular open concept with full finished basement. 3000sf of finished living space. You will be proud to call this place your home! New Price $449,000 MLS 550560227

VAGABOND COVE COTTAGES, SMITH BAY 400’+ of waterfront on 4.2 acres featuring 6 cottages and a spacious main house. A piece of paradise. $889,000 MLS 550880327

756 ELMBROOK ROAD 31 acre hobby farm/ residential property to be severed. 362` frontage x 3769` depth. Great farm potential. Several large tree stands of mixed woods. 12 minutes to Picton, 20 minutes to 401. Fall possession. $139,000 MLS 550450130

DOWNTOWN WAUPOOS 5 acres with 400’ canal front giving access to Smith’s Bay. New Price $179,000. Exclusive area. 2nd lot available an additional 5 acres for $269,000 MLS 550880282D


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5 JAMES ST, PICTON Walking distance to all amenities. 3 bedrooms plus potential for in-law suite in lower level. Large bright living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen, Florida room, master bedroom with 2 pc ensuite, 2 more bedrooms, plus 2 bedrooms and recroom in lower level. Newer gas furnace, central air, ashphalt shingles approx 8 yrs old, newer windows, 200 amp panel breakers. Parking for 8 cars on surfaced drive. Call to view this on PIN 550660038 Asking $299,000


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90 WESTWIND CRESCENT Three bedrooms with two baths on the main level, a large lower level family room with natural gas fireplace. $339,999 MLS 550330233

27 ACRES ON GLENORA ROAD Beautiful treed acerage close to Glenora Ferry with 600 feet of road frontage. Gated entrance is already in place. Explore the possibilities! Call Pat for details. $229,900

GREAT FAMILY HOME There is so much to offer in this four bedroom, 3 bath century home, blended into a more recent expansion with attached two car garage and double drive with a deck perfect for entertaining with a large yard great B&B potential! $329,900 MLS 550630108

SOLD THREE RENTAL UNITS OFFERING GREAT INCOME POTENTIAL Excellent investment opportunity just off Main Street. Two vacant units renovated and ready to move in. Zoning allows for both retail and residential $229,900 MLS 550620128D

INCOME PROPERTY FIVE MINUTES FROM THE BEACH Viceroy home with separately entranced lower level featuring a self contained one bedroom apartment. 1.5 acre property borders on two road frontage with access from both roads with possible severance potential. $259,900 MLS 550770118

28 MARY STREET EAST 2 bedrooms, 1 bath home. Within steps of the harbour, restaurants, theatre & shops. $259,900 MLS 550680080

WELL APPOINTED BUNGALOW IN PICTON Why buy a condo when you can have everything you need without the fees and be able to park in the garage right at your door! Two bedrooms on the main level with developed space on the lower with two bedrooms bath and family room. Very appealing! $329,900 MLS 550660047


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Fabulous building lot in a great boating community. Steps to the residents` public beach, dock, boat-launch and park with playground for kids. Close to the marina at Prinyer`s Cove. Wineries, The Cider Company and micro-brewery restaurant & bistros just around the corner in both Waupoos and Lake-on-the-Mountain. Build your dream home or retreat in this great neighbourhood. $28,000 MLS 550960110 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski*


Build your dream home on this 2.86 acre lot on Smokes Point Road - minutes to the 401, County wineries and events, and the conveniences of Trenton. Enjoy the waterviews and sunsets over Weller`s Bay. Recently tested dug well with excellent flow rate - and don`t forget the public boat launch down the road, too! $99,000 MLS 550170165

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This is a lovely lot with significant road frontage, in an area of gracious homes, on which to build your next home. Hydro runs across the property and the land has been witched for water- appears to be available in the west corner. Nearby wineries, restaurants and farm markets contribute to the lifestyle available in Waupoos, home of the Waupoos Marina. Enjoy outdoor concerts, pubs, berry picking...the enjoyment is endless. The area features a conservation area with public boat ramp offering access to Smiths Bay. $70,000 MLS 550880258 Jim Wait*, Mark Davis*


Great opportunity to build your dream home with spectacular views! 4.8 picturesque acres close to Picton or Long Point beaches. Ideal for those who appreciate nature, wildlife and great birding! One-ofa-kind ... $119,000 MLS 550800122




Last chance to be a part of “Prince Edward WHOPPERTUNITY! 11 acres of beautiful Landing”, an enclave of luxury homes on sloping land with 303 feet on County Road Picton Bay! 1.5 acre waterfront lot features 7 and 124 feet of sandy beach on the Adol- an elevated building site and a gentle slope phus Reach! Charming access by right-of- to the appealing shoreline. Wonderful views way leads to this hidden, private site, ideal of the Yacht Club, the bay, and the sailboats for your beachfront cottages. Dug-well al- drifting by. Municipal water, sewers and natready in place. Start your County dreams ural gas. Build here and be part of this vibrant town! $289,000 MLS 550720230 here! $215,000 MLS 550860401


This lot is ready to build on, cleared waterfront lot on the Adolphus Reach. Level lot with a rolling slope to the water`s edge. Clear, walk in swimmable shoreline that is ideal for a dock, come build your dream home today! $150,000 MLS 550960300 Lori Slik* www.asenseofplace.ca

Elevated building lot close to Lake on the Mountain with water views. At Beautiful property with escarpment topography offering privacy the corner of Malloy Lane and County Road 7 - plus deeded water ac- and views over Picton Bay on 10 acres of Land Zoned RU-1. cess to launch your boat or swim in Adolphus Reach. Hydro at the road. $134,500 MLS 550740166 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader* Entrance would be easiest from County Road 7. $130,000 MLS 550860135 Shannon Warr-Hunter**, Ken Arseneault* www.ShannonAndKen.com www.robandkate.com

Hidden treasure near the Sandbanks in Prince Edward County! Unsurpassed Setting on over 2 Private Acres, this natural and relaxing setting is a rare opportunity on West Lake. It’s magic how good you’ll feel at this retreat surrounding yourself in vibrant greenery and a mixture of hardwood/softwood busy with level grade to the water’s edge. Endless recreational activities on protected waters, with an easy drop of a boat, canoe, paddle board from the protected shoreline. Did we mention the garage for two big cars plus all the bikes, tools and toys you own! The opportunity offers great potential to the next steward of the land to create their dream home and is a very special offering with a chance to recapture the pleasures of life. $179,000 MLS 550510417 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader*

PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP! Immaculate beautifully refinished 4 bedroom home, gorgeous custom made kitchen cabinets. This home has been extensively renovated with quality finishes, freshly painted as well. Beautifully landscaped all around with stone finishing borders. New deck on back with gazebo included. New front deck with wood & rod iron. Hardwood and ceramic flooring throughout. There is a portable carport cover at back as well as 2 quality sheds that can be included. Must be seen to be appreciated! Just move in all the work has been done for you! $189,500 MLS 550740287 Peter Lynch*

In the heart of Picton, walk to a myriad of cultural events, gourmet restaurants, shops, harbour and theatre. Picton`s upcoming condo development, the ‘Town Homes on King’ offers all this while living in a lovely Art Deco style building. Only 2 condos remain on the market, one with 710 square feet, the other with 842 square feet. One and two bedroom units include open concept kitchen/dining/living room and 3 piece bathroom with corner shower. A utility room has space for a stacking washer/dryer too! Your purchase includes access to a common room and exercise room in the adjacent condominium building. $231,000, $262,000 MLS QR165350, QR166601 Jim Wait*, Mark Davis*

A great place to raise family with deeded water access and boat launch on Hay Bay. Only 20 minutes to Napanee, this home features a lovely yard with shed and garden boxes for that person with a green thumb. Many updates including steel roof, propane furnace, kitchen and bathrooms, back deck, and recently paved drive with hydraulic concrete topper. Laundry on Main Level. Large kitchen with plenty of storage and eating area. Formal dining room can also be a family room. Lower level has recreation with wood stove, storage area, family room and bedroom. $259,900 MLS 451020465 Shannon Warr-Hunter**, Ken Arseneault*






Private Country Building Lot near Milford with 38 acres of Land - Zoned RU1 this opportunity offers great opportunity! Notable feature include a seasonal creek and blasted well installed on the property. Topography of the land comprises of mature and softwood bush. A hidden gem to be discovered in South Marysburgh! $129,000 MLS 550820227 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader*

Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*


Prinyers Cove building lot upon which to build your new waterfront home. Steps to the water allow for swimming, fishing, boating, kayaking and canoeing. Level, nicely treed lot in a fantastic location. Set in a rural community with lovely homes on either side and mature trees for privacy. A mooring for your boat is in place. $149,000 MLS 550960332 Jim Wait*, Mark Davis*

Beautifully treed 2.98 acre private building lot. Steps to Lakeon-the-Mountain. Minutes to Picton and Glenora Ferry. Peaceful and quiet Mountain Road. $95,000 MLS 550740176 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski*

Live and work where you love to come and play. This former convenience store which includes all chattels, built-in refridgeration, a kitchen and an abundant source of water has many possibilities. A three bedroom bungalow adjacent to the store provides a comfortable home with walkout. The property is located just minutes from Picton and Sandbanks Provincial Park. This location in Prince Edward County allows for easy access to wineries, beaches, theatre and dining. Situated two hours east of Toronto and three hours west of Montreal. Clean environmental assessment is available. $215,000 MLS 550890104 Jim Wait*, Mark Davis*






This 1,600 sq. ft. facility could accommodate a large spectrum of needs. Conveniently located in the Industrial Park of Picton, the building offers a Cooler Room, plenty of storage, office, washroom, two large bay doors and ample parking. $229,000 MLS 550580091 Jim Wait*, Mark Davis*

Delightful 1.5 storey, 3 BR Century Cottage on spacious lot in amongst manicured lawns of Picton’s golf course. Drive sheds at rear of a rustic barn, as well as an earlier potter’s studio making it perfect for a small gallery. $268,000 MLS 550710059 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski*


Ken Arseneault Sales Representative

Betty Burns

Office Manager Sales Representative

Mark Davis

Sales Representative

Old is new again in this renovated turn-of-the-century home with two additions. Wellmaintained, you will be the first to put a dish in the new Hampton Bay kitchen cupboards, and a cozy propane fireplace in this room will keep you warm in winter! Featuring an open-concept kitchen/dining area, spacious living-room, with two bedrooms on the main floor and another upstairs. A main-floor five-piece bath and an additional four-piece bath upstairs offers excellent convenience. There are beautiful breezes and it`s very peaceful. Walk to Sandbanks Provincial Park and only 15 minutes to Picton`s shops, dining and theatre. $269,000 MLS 550780069 Jim Wait*, Mark Davis*

Gail Forcht Broker

Two-bedroom cottage on East Lake. 40 ft of waterfront featuring sandy/fine gravel beach and dock. Cottage is insulated. Water supply comes from the lake. Holding tank in place. $269,000 MLS 550760340 Jim Wait*, Mark Davis* www.countyteam.com

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Laurie Gruer

Sales Representative


Carey Lewandoski Sales Representative

Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage

Peter Lynch

Sales Representative

Rob Plomer

Sales Representative

Chris Kapches

LLB, President & CEO, Broker of Record

Monica Klingenberg Sales Representative

Sam Simone

Sales Representative

Richard Stewart

LLB, LLM, Vice-President, Legal Counsel, Sales Representative

Outstanding value on the edge of Picton! Appealing side split offers gleaming oak hardwood floors, excellent principal rooms, a generous lower level family room, master bedroom with renovated 3-piece ensuite bath, plus three additional bedrooms and two additional full bathrooms. Large outdoor deck overlooking the spacious back yard and charming gazebo for summer dinner parties. Don’t forget the attached double-car garage, too! Great opportunity for a family or a couple. $285,000 MLS 550640093 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Lori Slik


Sales Representative

Kate Vader

Sales Representative

Jim Wait

Sales Representative

Shannon Warr-Hunter Broker

43 Main Street, Picton ON K0K 2T0

Office: 613.471.1708 Toll Free: 1.877.471.1708

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Spectacular water views over Adolphus Reach from this delightful threeseason cottage. Three BRs, plus sunroom, open-concept living and wood stove. Waterfront is accessible. $289,000 MLS 550870056 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski*

DISCOVER SOLITUDE - An ideal sanctuary from a fast-paced urban lifestyle this property is a rare opportunity to secure pristine waterfront on Prince Edward Bay. A two bedroom cottage offers basic necessities to retreat at days end. This one is a must see - don’t miss out on this opportunity! $319,000 MLS 550910184 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader*

Very elegant, magazine-quality Victorian just steps from Picton’s shops and services. High ceilings, exquisite trim and mouldings, huge family kitchen. Beautiful lot with creek running through it! Fourth bedroom or den on the main floor, too! $399,000 MLS 550650136 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg* www.monicaklingenberg.com

Classic reproduction Georgian Regency Cottage. 30 ft centre hall, 10 ft ceilings and French doors that prominently frame spectacular water views over South Bay. Open concept living spaces. 106 feet of shoreline. $449,000 MLS 550900052 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski*



Picture-perfect 10-year old home just a stroll from Main Street! Three bedrooms, two baths, and a fully-finished lower level. Stunning great room with vaulted ceiling, hardwood floors, and a chef’s kitchen. Mature, manicured garden and a large patio and gazebo for al-fresco entertaining. Just move in! $369,000 MLS 550650141 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*




Great location, minutes to Picton with over 100 acres. The home has updated electrical and windows. Detached 6 car garage. Bathroom up and down, original staircase, newer kitchen and metal roof. Lots of space to play! $324,800 MLS 550850143 Gail Forcht**& Carey Lewandoski*

This is a one-of-a-kind waterfront home nestled on the shores of Adolphus Reach. The house captivates spectacular views from all angles looking over the shores of Prince Edward County. Enjoy the quaint and quiet community that surrounds this home, and just across the bay, all that has to be offered in wine country, the renowned Sandbanks Park and great cuisine, within a short ferry-ride away. The moment you step into this house you feel like being on a ship with the lapping of the waves, the closeness of the water`s edge, and the many decks, patios and balcony that allow for great outdoor living-space. This is a great opportunity to own a waterfront home/cottage in one of the most renowned fishing areas of Ontario. $499,000 MLS 451020207 Lori Slik*

PICTURE PERFECT IN PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY! This Immaculate home perched above Adolphus Reach has been rejuvenated with modern flare and care for the quality of the original architecture. Vibrant gardens, wrap around porch and fresh curb appeal are just the beginning. You’ll love the atmosphere as you explore the characters and hidden treasures of the home including a Den, Workshop/Studio, Sunroom and don’t forget the “Little House” too! This re-awaked century home is beyond compare. $549,000 MLS 550860199 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader*



Beautiful 4 BR Century Home on one of the largest residential lots in Picton. Large principal rooms, 12 foot tin ceilings, gleaming patterned hardwood floors, wood detailing and pocket doors. Plus separate 1 bedroom suite w/private access. $598,000 MLS 550560214 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski* www.homeinthecounty.com

1870’s ‘Wilbeth Cottage’ as featured in the `Settler`s Dream. Magnificent foyer, 6 BRs, tin ceilings, pocket doors and incredible millwork. New heating system, drive shed, and centrally located between Wellington and Bloomfield. $599,000 MLS 550510166 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski* www.homeinthecounty.com




Contemporary bungalow completely renovated inside and out. Mid-Century Modern Aesthetic. Two large bedrooms. Two full baths. Main-floor laundry. Gourmet kitchen. Lovely private back deck. 9' ceilings in bright walk-out lower level. Central Air. Don't miss this one! $469,000 MLS 550250086 Shannon Warr-Hunter**, Ken Arseneault* www.ShannonAndKen.com

Nestled in the core of Prince Edward County and within walking distance to all of Picton`s amenities, this exceptional condo unit has all the finishes and features you would ever need with 1,675 square feet of living space. Don’t miss out! $455,000 MLS 558090003 Rob Plomer* & Kate Vader*

A historical gem (circa 1802) now refurbished, for life in 2016! Featured in “The Settler’s Dream”, the Cronk/Brooks/Vincent House is full of exquisite architectural detail and distinctive finishes and it offers generous, versatile spaces on two levels including a cozy main floor family room, an unforgettable screened summer room, large reception areas and five bedrooms. Special bonus: deeded access to Bay of Quinte waterfront just minutes away! $619,000 MLS 550420367 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*


This classic “Arts & Crafts” beauty in the heart of Picton’s best neighbourhood has not been available for many years – but this is your opportunity! Gracious centre-hall plan features exquisite wood trim, distinctive stained glass, and generous spaces. Four bedrooms, library, and unforgettable reception rooms! Updated mechanicals and recent salt water plunge pool. Outstanding outbuildings for vehicles and hobbies! $659,000 MLS 550590009 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*





Pettit House, Circa 1840. 2 acre lot 2/natural shore on West Lake. Brick 3 BR home w/large principal rooms, wood fireplace, pine floors and original built-ins. Attached original drive shed and separate garage w/loft. $625,000 MLS 550510439 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski*

Almost 2 acres and 350 feet of waterfront on Lake Ontario inside Sandbanks Provincial Park. Enjoy quiet nature walks from your back door or strolling on the beach from your front door....nature abounds. Featured on My Retreat on Cottage Life television. This Century Home boasts 4 bedrooms, 4 baths. The main floor includes laundry, a living room and family room both with fireplaces as well as a games room. The spacious kitchen and dining room are perfect for entertaining. The workshop/barn would make a lovely studio or a tea room for the numerous park visitors. Endless opportunities for a budding entrepreneur! $895,000 MLS 550520144 Jim Wait*, Mark Davis*

A much-admired County landmark in the heart of Picton! This impeccably restored Colonial Revival classic is featured in `The Settler`s Dream` and other publications. 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, exquisite period detail, two staircases and splendid entrance hall with fireplace, expansive verandahs and balconies and a recently-built carriage house. Unique opportunity! $896,000 MLS 550590004 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*


Ken Arseneault Sales Representative

Betty Burns

Office Manager Sales Representative

Mark Davis

Sales Representative

Nestled among mature, stately maple trees, privacy abounds in this Prince Edward County property. Custom built home set on 5 1/2 acres with 360ft of waterfront. A 60 ft. dock and deep water will accommodate large boats, perfect for a boat ride to Picton. A retreat only 90 minutes to Toronto limit. $899,000 MLS 550430098 Jim Wait*, Mark Davis* www.countyteam.com

Gail Forcht Broker

Outstanding live/work opportunity in Prince Edward County! Bustling marina with 31 slips, 8 moorings, clubhouse with 3 bathrooms, store and lounge area. 175` of shoreline in sheltered cove. 6-year old house has operated as a B&B. 4 bedroom suites, wonderful entertaining areas, state-of-the-art mechanicals. Also perfect as a great family retreat! $950,000 MLS QR163298 & QR163300 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*


Sales Representative


Carey Lewandoski Sales Representative

Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage

Peter Lynch

Sales Representative


Rob Plomer

Sales Representative

Chris Kapches

LLB, President & CEO, Broker of Record

Monica Klingenberg Sales Representative

Sam Simone

Sales Representative

Richard Stewart

LLB, LLM, Vice-President, Legal Counsel, Sales Representative

A spectacular private estate property right on Lake Ontario! Three levels of fullyrenovated living space, large outdoor terraces and patios, beautiful spaces and finishes all situated in a grove of mature trees and on sprawling lawns. Lower level could be completely separate living quarters. Perfect for a multi-generational situation! $979,000 MLS 550960410 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

Lori Slik


Sales Representative

Kate Vader

Sales Representative

Jim Wait

Sales Representative

Shannon Warr-Hunter Broker

43 Main Street, Picton ON K0K 2T0

Office: 613.471.1708 Toll Free: 1.877.471.1708


A stunning custom-built home on 24+ private acres on the shore of Lake Ontario! This executive residence enjoys 200’ of pebble/sandy beach and takes advantage of its private setting. Open concept living spaces, chef’s kitchen, main floor master suite plus 3 additional second-level bedroom suites, and a separate family room/office area with its own staircase. Screened-in porch, hardwood floors, main level radiant in-floor heating, and several walk-outs to outdoor entertaining areas. Your ideal waterfront retreat in the County! $1,100,000. MLS 550800085 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*


Ken Arseneault Sales Representative

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The Picton Gazette

Betty Burns

Office Manager Sales Representative

Mark Davis

Sales Representative

Stunning Equestrian Estate Property on 173 acres with 15 acres of paddocks with 3&4 strand braided electric fencing, multiple run-in sheds, barn and 85 X 180 outdoor sand arena. 2400 sq.ft. modern stable with hydro, 6 removable stalls, tack room and wash bay. Stable is a federally approved quarantine facility. $1,350,000 MLS 403370060 Gail Forcht** & Carey Lewandoski*

Much-admired Waupoos farm on 80 acres right on Lake Ontario! Beautifully-renovated 1867 red brick farmhouse, handsome barn plus a charming cottage on the shoreline. Recent septic and dug well. Main house features cathedral ceilings, extensive decks and large screened porch. Main floor library and laundry. Incomparable family retreat! $1,595,000 MLS 550860404 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*

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Gail Forcht Broker

Laurie Gruer

Sales Representative


Carey Lewandoski Sales Representative

Peter Lynch

Sales Representative

Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage


Rob Plomer

Sales Representative

Chris Kapches

LLB, President & CEO, Broker of Record

Monica Klingenberg Sales Representative

Sam Simone

Sales Representative

Richard Stewart

Elegant and welcoming, the Merrill Inn has on several occasions been named one of the top 25 small hotels in Canada - and no wonder! Impeccably-updated and meticulously-maintained, its thirteen rooms offer private ensuite baths, and its fiftyseat restaurant and patio is one of the County`s busiest. Classic 1878 Victorian on 1.07 acres with parking for 24 cars. Substantial upgrades and renovations since 2002. Beautiful reception areas and exquisite detail throughout. Situated among other impressive historical buildings on Picton`s Main Street. Impressive financials available with signed confidentiality agreement. Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! $2,600,000 MLS QR21500909 Laurie Gruer*, Sam Simone*, Monica Klingenberg*


Lori Slik

Kate Vader

Sales Representative

LLB, LLM, Vice-President, Legal Counsel, Sales Representative

Sales Representative

Sales Representative

Shannon Warr-Hunter Broker

43 Main Street, Picton ON K0K 2T0

Office: 613.471.1708 Toll Free: 1.877.471.1708

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Picton Gazette


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TRADITIONAL FARM HOME $459,999 Victorian 100+ year old brick beauty with extraordinary architectural details and exceptionally delightful and generous space. Sunset views overlooking East Lake and minutes to Sandbanks beaches. MLS®550780139

SHEBA'S ISLAND $89,000 Come to Prince Edward County and Sheba`s Island to buy the property on which to build your new home. Lots of trees for privacy. Come and take a look! MLS®550510615

479 OSTRANDER POINT ROAD $1,799,000 Over 1300+ feet of private waterfront on Lake Ontario 200+ acre retreat. Cape Cod style 4 bedroom, 3 bath main home with matching guest house. MLS ®550900180

COMMERCIAL LOT $185,000 High traffic area between Picton and Bloomfield on north side of highway. Well, septic system, parital foundation on 1.85 acre lot. Environmental assessment has been done. MLS®550490336

BIG ISLAND SOUTH ROAD $615,000 Built in 1870 this home is picture perfect Prince Edward County farmhouse. Many original architectural details have been preserved. MLS®550400054


CLEAN WATERFRONT 4.5 ACRES $179,900 Fronting on Adolphus Reach, this property offers 153 ft of waterfront and 4.5 acres of privacy. MLS®550860119

GREAT LOCATION! $399,900 Century brick home built overlooking the town of Picton with beautiful views of Macaulay Mountain. Original character and charm inside and out! Totally renovated. MLS®550740076


PRINYERS COVE $168,800 Level 75 feet waterfront lot with sand and pebble beach. Beautiful sunsets, partially cleared. MLS®550960147

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Picton Gazette August 18, 2016  

An independent and locally owned newspaper in Prince Edward County established in 1830.

Picton Gazette August 18, 2016  

An independent and locally owned newspaper in Prince Edward County established in 1830.