Stories from our past-April 7, 2022

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


  • Cards have been received by Picton friends from Parker R. Young and Mal Werden, who are on a trip to Southern California, where the travelers found everything in bloom.
  • As a reward for his generosity in sharing his bed with a stranger who had no place to sleep, Mr. Wellington Boulter of Picton had his pockets picked. The man arrested in connection with this affair is Jas. West.
  • A great many farmers from Adolphustown shore have been bringing hay to Picton, meeting with ready sale.


  • A small tidal wave hit Picton Harbour. At the C.S.L. Dock the water was six inches higher than the highest point last fall and 40 inches higher than the low of last fall.
  • The chamber asked council to enforce the double parking bylaw on Main St., because at times it slowed up and completely blocked traffic.
  • Dr. H.C. Nelson, his wife and four children of Watertown, N.Y., brought their 42 foot craft “Skol” to the Prince Edward Yacht Club. It was the first pleasure craft of the season to arrive.


  • Officials at Lake Ontario Cement said Tuesday they are expecting the cement carrying vessel, Metis, at the plant’s Picton docks within the next few days.
  • Prince Edward County will be enumerated from April 10 to May 8 this year. This keeps the voter’s list current among other things.
  • Hopes are running high among county farmers and other concerned that Elmbrook cheese factory, once slated to close down following a majority decision by shareholders several weeks ago, will be able to keep going.


  • This past Monday night, Governor General Edward Schreyer arrived for this year’s Federation of Agriculture banquet held at the Picton United Church.
  • A young Picton woman, Yvonne Wynen, 19, has been selected to represent Prince Edward and Hastings County at the Canadian Young Achievers dinner in Ottawa.
  • According to Tom Fox of Bloomfield, the Canada Geese, pheasants and ducks he raises as a hobby are being molested by dogs running loose in the area.