Stories from our past-April 28, 2022

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


  • A gang of workmen are employed of improvements which are being made to the Royal Hotel. It is expected the outlay will be in the neighbourhood of $5,000.
  • The honour of opening navigation for 1912, out of Picton, fell to the steamer Aletha, which made her first trip of the season to Kingston recently.
  • The season of 1912 has opened up as far as the farmers of Prince Edward are concerned. A few of the farmers got to work on the land last week.


  • John W. Hamilton, a native of Picton, was made Director on the board of Imperial Oil.
  • Picton and district welcomed the new band sponsored by the Oddfellows Lodge.
  • Canada is missing out on tourist dollars by not capitalizing omits historical background, L.B. Calnan, editor of the Gazette told the Belleville Kinsmen Club.


  • Second Picton Cubs and Scouts held their Father and Son banquet on Wednesday at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.
  • Owing to the recent epidemiological developments, officials of the Ministry of Health of Ontario advise that the usual programs of smallpox vaccination for children be reinstated.
  • Widespread fear in Picton and vicinity following reports of what might have been a rabid fox lying dead on the shore of Picton Harbour.


  • The United Empire Loyalists (UEL) of Prince Edward County support Britain’s stand over the Falklands crisis, according to Chairman Mary MacKey of Bloomfield.
  • Maple Syrup makers, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Vader have untapped their trees for another year.  The Vaders have been making maple syrup for more than 25 years.
  • A small grass fire was extinguished by the Hill Station Fire Department over the weekend. The fire was behind the airfield, just off a township road new Loch Sloy.