Stories from our past-June 18, 2020

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


  • The people of Hastings, Northumberland and Prince Edward Counties gave Mr. R.L. Borden, leader of the Conservative Party, a most flattering reception at the open air meeting held Tuesday.
  • The local police have been notified to be on the lookout for two Austrians, who it is alleged murdered a man near Niagara Falls on the 13th.
  • The better class of pictures now being exhibited by our local 5c shows has been the means of greatly increasing the attendance at these places.


  • The Sir Thomas Picton Chapter I.O.D.E. Wish to acknowledge with thanks a number of welcome donations to the “Buy a Bomber Fund.”
  • The children of S.S. No. 7 Ameliasburgh had a narrow escape from injury when lightning struck the flag pole in from on the school on Friday during an electrical storm.
  • Demorestville-Mrs. Harry Gorsline and Nancy Anne spent Tuesday with Mr. And Mrs. Charles Peck, Big Island.


  • An investigation was scheduled to be launched Monday by the Ontario Water Resources Commission into a complaint of water pollution by the Proctor Lewyt Plant in Picton.
  • The rains came Thursday, but unfortunately did not bring much relief for local farmers. Picton received only 0.07 inches of rain.
  • George Hees, MP for Prince Edward-Hastings won permission in the Commons last week to invite the leaders of organized labor to the home of Prime Minister Trudeau.


  • Statistics compiled by A.D. Misener, Picton Harbour Manager, show a total of 778 visiting craft were accommodated by the Prince Edward Yacht Club’s facilities in the past year.
  • Frost damage to strawberries varies from 10 to 19 per cent of the crop in Eastern Ontario. Crop estimates were already lower because of damage due to wet soil conditions.
  • Prince Edward County Horticultural Society is having a flower show in the Towne Mall next Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.