Stories from our past-August 6, 2020

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


  • The members of the Ancient Order of Workmen will attend Diving Service at the Baptist church on Sunday morning. Members of the congregation and the public are requested to occupy the side aisles.
  • The Black Creek Gun Club are holding practice shoots in preparation for a large meet in a few weeks.
  • Messrs. Frank Minaker, J.C. North, J.F. Gillespie, W.H. Davis and the Mayor, have been enjoying a fishing trip down bay this week on the Mayor’s fine yacht.


  • A Cressy soldier, George Anderson, with the R.C.H.A., now somewhere in England, wrote to his home community to thank them for sending cigarettes and a letter. He wrote, “Yours is just as necessary as ours, and between us, we will put defeat to Hitler and his gangsters.”
  • Declaring that England resembled nothing more than an “armed military camp,” Major C.L. Wallbridge of Madoc has returned to the Picton headquarters of the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment.
  • George Lawson and Charlies Wright of Picton went to Ottawa last week with the home guard. These men served in the war of 1914-1918.


  • The shortage of recreational facilities motivated a young couple in Waupoos to organize what is called a “Discoteen” under the supervision of Mr and Mrs. Cory Ellen.
  • A large oil slick off Nicholson Island, just off the west shore of Prince Edward County, is threatening area beaches. Investigations are continuing as to the cause of the oil slick.
  • Harry Hudson Jr., South Bay, has accepted a position on the staff of Sherritt Gordon in the mining machinist section.


  • A search of Point Traverse for a boat in distress by CFB Trenton search and rescue helicopter resulted in the rescue of two adults and two children Tuesday evening.
  • An official of Northern and Central Gas Co. Ltd. Has confirmed that company’s interest in constructing a natural gas pipeline to serve residents and industrial consumers in Prince Edward County.
  • The Anglican Church Women of St. Andrew’s Church held a euchre card party in the parish hall on Monday with 15 tables in play.