Stories from our past – July 23, 2020

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



  • The annual meeting of the Glenwood Cemetery Company was held on Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Mortuary Chapel on the grounds. The attendance was not very large.
  • Mr. N. D. Gilbert, accompanied by Mr. T. O. Crandall and Mr. W. H. Williamson went to Kingston with his fine new yacht “Lady Betty,” to see the yacht races.
  • At Friday’s meeting of the Cheese board, 1750 boxes were boarded and all sold at 11 cents. 
  • Q.M.S.I. Medhurst, Q.M.S.I. Lewis, O.C., and S.I.M.D. Archer of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, St. Johns, Quebec, are guests of mr. James Bedhorough, Ontario Street, this week.



  • Messrs. L. B. Calnan and C. G. Rutter motored to the Thousand Island Bridge last week-end to pick up Bob Burns and Rayburn Dawe, who had spent two weeks camping there in order to distribute the County tourist folder to American tourists.
  • Seventy additional men are required for enlistment proceedings now for service in “C” Company of the second Battalion, Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, Non-Permanent Active Militia, Capt. W. G. Grothier advised The Gazette.
  • Hon. P. M. Dewan, Ontario Agriculture Minister, issued an appeal to all Ontario cheese producers to increase production to meet the heavy British demand.



  • The Prince Edward County Board of Education voted to shelve a proposal to shuffle around a number of students in the Glenora area. A delegation comprising Glenora Road parents, invited by the board, expressed general objection to the plan.
  • The township’s Centennial Park with the public swimming beach on Roblin Lake is being put out of bounds to motor vehicle traffic.
  • Picton Kinsmen have been troubled through most of the Quinte Junior Lacrosse League with a sluggish scoring attack and an almost even goals for and against effort.



  • The July meeting of the Salem Church Women was held at the home of Mrs. Mary Ellis and acting president Mrs. Keitha Cornice opened with a poem “A prayer for all” and welcomed those present.
  • There was good news for the town of Picton in a report of an inspector of the Ontario Ministry of Environment concerning the municipal sewage disposal plant. 
  • Malcolm Boyd, secretary of the Prince Edward County Economic Development Committee, reported in minutes adopted by county council Tuesday that he was undertaking preliminary discussions with a manufacturer who is considering relocation in the Picton area.