Stories from our past – January 21, 2021

Each week, the Gazette looks back on stories from the past. Here is what happened this week, by year…

1911

  • A spirit of conservatism, advocating a policy of easy, but determined progress characterized the address of Mayor Allison at the inaugural meeting of the council on Friday night. He made no rash nor sensational promises.
  • In a thoroughly spectacular game of hockey, Picton “pros.” trimmed Port Hope “pros.” at the Arena Friday night by the score of 7-3.
  • The annual banquet of Boulter L.O.L.lodge 488 was held at the lodge room Friday evening. A large number of members and their wives as well as a number of citizens were present. A sumptuous repast was served.

1951

  • Picton Fair has been honored by being requested to have a display at the convention of Ontario Agricultural Societies at the King Edward Hotel in Toronto early in February.
  • Five calves inside of three years is a record of a cow at the farm of Albert Lewis, on Belleville Road near Wellington. Twins were born on Jan. 31st, 1949, a single calf on Jan. 9th, 1950, and twin calves on Dec. 22nd, 1950.
  • Prince Edward County Council held its inaugural session for 1951 yesterday afternoon. First business of the session was the election of a County Warden. This honor fell to the popular and able Reeve of Wellington, James Cleminson.

1971

  • Gazette columnist, Terry Sprague, got quite a surprise recently when informed that he had won this year’s membership contest of the Federation of Ontario Naturalists. A recent publication, “Birds of the Eastern Forest: 2” by Fenwick Lansdowne and John Livingston, was awarded to Terry.
  • Thirty-four members of “A” Company of the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment from Belleville, Picton and Peterborough participated in Exercise Underwood, and Arctic Survival Training Exercise, at the Outlet Beach near Picton over the weekend.
  • Sheriff H. J. Colliver of Prince Edward County and Deputy-Sheriff Mrs. Andrew Jarvis were among 80 delegates attending the two-day annual convention of the Ontario Sheriffs and County Registrars Association held at Kingston last week.

1981

  • Employees of the Toronto-Dominion bank in Picton have been told working conditions are safe despite the presence of gasoline fumes in the basement of the building. 
  • The County Association of Snowmobile Clubs will sponsor a “Snow-a-thon” for crippled children next month and organizers are hoping for active involvement on the part of local residents and county officials.
  • The town of Picton will require 65 additional beds in nursing homes by 1990 to adequately serve the community. The present nursing homes are near capacity and this number of additional beds will require a new facility or expansion of the existing facilities.