Stories from our past-March 31, 2022

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


  • Regular services for Easter will be held at St. Phillip’s Church, Milford, on Easter Monday at 2 p.m.
  • Dr. Angus V. Rose, a Picton boy, as accidentally asphyxiated in Syracuse while experimenting with a new anaesthetic while alone in his dental office.
  • A discussion of the C.O.R. train service between Picton and Trenton, with the various business people elicits the information that they are much pleased with the present arrangements.


  • The married quarters area at RCSA (AA) Picton received the official name of “The Picton Heights” from Army Headquarters
  • Aircraftsman Jim Hunter, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Hunter, Picton, graduated as a fighter control operator form the RCAF radar and communications school.
  • Robert Reid, son of Mr. and Mrs. Barton Reid, Union St., Picton, arrived in Toronto after overseas service in Korea with the R.C.R.


  • The hiring of a town engineer was formally confirmed Monday night by Picton Town Council. The successful applicant was Dave McIntosh of 14 Main Street, Picton.
  • The PEC Chamber of Commerce Monday established a special committee to explore the possible side effects of Hallowell Township being placed under the Pits and Quarries Act.
  • Gordon Nourse of the Picton Public Utilities Commission was among more than 1,400 delegates to attend the Ontario Municipal Electric Association convention at the Royal York Hotel.


  • The Highway Traffic Act will be amended shortly to allow flashing lights to be operated on school buses transporting children to and from Sunday school.
  • Picton Police reported that someone broke into the Prince Edward Collegiate Institute during the night of March 24. Nothing was apparently stolen, but the intruders caused some damage.
  • The Cherry Valley WI met at Cherry Valley Hall recently. President Mrs. R. DaSilva opened the meeting with the Ode and Mary Stewart Collect.