Stories from our past-July 14, 2022

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


  • The Picton Collegiate Cadets went to Camp at Barriefield, near Kingston, on Wednesday morning.
  • Circulars are out announcing the 12th annual excursion of the Prince Edward County Old Boys to be running the C.N.R. from Toronto, August 10th and 12th.
  • Forty four automobiles are expected to be put into commission this afternoon, driving all the way to Salmon Point.


  • A grass fire in the vicinity of Mountain View station sent the fire reels from Trenton air station on a quick run Tuesday afternoon.
  • A Hillier Township resident appeared in Magistrate’s Court with cruelly binding a horse. A chain had been used to tie the legs to prevent jumping.
  • Raspberries, which promised to be a bumper crop, have suffered as a result of the heat and lack of rain.


  • Findings on a survey of public opinion on the possibility of an open season for deer may be among the items presented at the next council meeting.
  • Special guest speaker at the Picton Rotary Club luncheon meeting was Bob Walmsley, family court judge for the counties of Lennox-Addington, Hastings and Prince Edward.
  • Three Prince Edward County residents will be among a delegation of Canadians who will spend three weeks on tour in China. They include Reg. Windatt and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Weese.


  • The third 4-H Veterinary Club meeting was held at the Picton Animal Hospital on Thursday, June 17.
  • With the help of a private investment company, Barney Hepburn and his wife, Doreen, have established an outdoor-indoor leisure furniture business.
  • Mayor Don King has challenged the county’s reeves to enact a minimum standards bylaw in order to force a handful of sloppy property owners to clean up.