Stories from our past-October 1, 2020

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


  • The Dawson Bros exhibitors of thoroughbred sheep at the county fair were the guests of their sister, Mrs. Henry Pennell.
  • Owing to some changes that are being made at the power house which are not completed, the day service will not commence until Monday, Oct. 10th.
  • Mrs. Jonathan Talcott returned on Tuesday from a visit with relatives in Syracuse, N.Y.


  • Perfect weather favoured Picton Fair on Friday and Saturday for the first time in several years. Despite hundreds of canning factory workers and busy farmers being unable to attend due to the late season, the attendance was well above fairs in recent years.
  • The Phi-Del-a-Tee Club is holding its first meeting of the season on Tuesday evening at the home of Mr. And Mrs. Clealan Blakely.
  • A booth at the Picton Fair, where an effigy of Hitler lay in a skeleton casket, attracted hundreds and the burning of the effigy Saturday night was cheered by a huge throng.


  • Provincial police of the Picton detachment reported five complaints of trespassing by County farmers within hours of the opening gun for duck hunting season.
  • An escapee from a federal correctional institution near Owen Sound was apprehended by the Picton OPP detachment over the weekend. Police said the man was from Welland and was in the County picking tomatoes.
  • OPP investigated two accidents over the weekend. The first was at 5 in the morning near Demorestville when a car driven by Thomas Wayne Flavelle, 22, of R.R. 2 Picton, collided with a Holstein Cow.


  • The County of Prince Edward Planning Board has defeated by a vote of 6-2 a request to designate Lake on the Mountain area a “hamlet”.
  • A plan to realign the intersection of Main, Chapel, Ferguson and Downes and shift the location of the cenotaph stirred the greatest controversy at Wednesday’s meeting. The plan was deemed “terrible” and “sacrilegious” by members of the Royal Canadian Legion.
  • Local politicians supporting a walkway around Picton Bay may be invited to “talk a walk” by voters this Nov. 10. More than half of the 100 or so who turned up at the meeting were opposed to the proposed shoreline walkway.