Stories from our past-February 3, 2022

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


  • The annual meeting of the Liberal-Conservative Association for Prince Edward was held in the town hall, Picton, on Saturday afternoon with a fairly large and interested attendance.
  • Word has come to town that G.E. Boulter is recovering nicely from his recent critical operation. He has gone to be with his parents in Detroit.
  • Reginald Wilson  has been taken ill with scarlet fever at St. Andrew’s College, Toronto. There is a slight epidemic of the fever at the college, but the Toronto papers give the assurance that there is no cause for great fear.


  • A jolly dance was held in Greenbush Community Centre Friday evening. Music for dancing was furnished by the Dainard, Power and McMahon trio.
  • An unusually large wolf is reported as having been seen in the area between Northport and Green Point, and two others in Athol Township.
  • Little Linda Watkins Hamilton  is spending some time with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Powers, while her father is in Sunnybrook Hospital for treatment.


  • Young Picton racing driver Chris Storms consolidated his position as leading percentage driver at Frontenac Downs in Kingston.
  • Prince Edward County Council Thursday night took steps to prod the Provincial Government into appointing a new sheriff.
  • Picton Heart Fund Blitz is changing to February 21 and continuing to the end of the month.


  • Mrs. Grahme Hardy and sons of Inkerman spent the weekend with her parents Mr. and Mrs. James Alexander and Jamie.
  • Gilbert’s Mills Women’s Institute had a pot luck dinner at the home of Mrs. Clayton Carter.
  • Inflation has hit meals-on-wheels resulting in an increase from $1.50 per meal to $2 which, according to seniors, is still a bargain.