Stories from our past-May 12, 2022

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


  • Consecon-The road between the village and the station, which lately has been handed over to the County, is impassable. Many consider it dangerous.
  • J.F. McQuoid, one of the veterans of 1866, was in Picton on Saturday seeing about the grant of $100 given to the soldiers for service in the Fenian Raids.
  • The fish inspector, W.E. Titus of Wellington, was in the village on business last week.


  • Picton Collegiate was destroyed by fire and it was estimated that the loss would be more than the $400k covered by insurance.
  • Town council agreed to the paving of Queen Street, including curbs and gutters and also to similar work for a block on Mary Street.
  • Art Morgan, market clerk, resigned his position effective June 1.


  • Picton Tennis Club is swinging into action once again. Anyone interested in tennis is urged to register at Benson Hall starting Monday.
  • A scientific study has revealed that the Great Lakes are more dangerous than previously believed  due to the height of some waves.
  • John McNeil, Director of Education, in his report to the County Board of Education Monday evening said that to date eight teachers have resigned.


  • Picton entomologist, Mary Taylor, spoke to Kaladar council last week to give information on Sevin, the main insecticide proposed to suppress a new gypsy moth outbreak.
  • Picton’s town councillors are satisfied with their efforts to hold the mill rate increase this year down to 10.8 per cent.
  • Talks by organizers at an anti-metric rally held in Picton on Monday night focused on the possibility of civil disobedience and a unified front to oppose metrification.