Stories from our past-March 5, 2020

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



  • The Delhi Happy Hour Club met on Monday evening. All members were present and several new ones joined the club. The club is thinking of organizing a baseball team, which they think will be a success.
  • A by-law to raise the sum of $3,000 to further improve the streets and walks of the Village of Bloomfield, and to purchase gravel pits and road machinery, was carried by the ratepayers on Tuesday by a majority of 57.
  • Sunday afternoon and evening the weather man handed us something a little unusual in the weather line for this time of year. Rain fell in torrents most of the time, and was accompanied by a real heavy thunder and lightening storm. Hicks says that from the 10th to the 14th, a blizzard out of the Northwest will make things lively.


  • Picton Tennyson Club held its final meeting for the 1939-1940 season at the home of Mr. And Mrs. C. S. McGillivray on Tuesday evening, with Mrs. H.D. Williams and Mr. G.W. Motherwell as associate hostess and host.
  • That the R.C.A.F. Band is indeed an outstanding musical organization was revealed during its visit to Picton on Sunday. Despite the inclement weather and slippery walking conditions, over 1300 people enjoyed the offerings of the band.
  • As part of the campaign to raise one million dollars in Canada for the Salvation Army war work, a drive is being staged here, beginning next week. The local objective is $1500.


  • Traffic lights suggested by town council at the intersection of Main, Talbot and Lake Streets have been termed unwarranted by Picton Police Chief George Pitt
  • Construction of Campbell Soup Company Ltd’s new mushroom growing facility, one-and-a-half miles east of Wellington, is slightly behind schedule due to the extreme cold and unfavourable weather conditions.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Omer Derouchie and family spent Saturday evening with Mr. And Mrs. Don Ackerman, Picton.


  • An impressive opening ceremony christened the new addition to Branch 78 of the Royal Canadian Legion, Picton, Saturday afternoon.
  • In a move to link the Outlet Provincial Beach and Sandbanks beach, the Ministry of Natural Resources has acquired land separating the two parks.
  • Prince Edward County lost a long standing fire chief Tuesday evening with the resignation of Ralph Rolston as Chief of the Bloomfield-Hallowell Volunteer Fire Dept., after 33 years of service.