Stories from our past-November 5, 2020

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


  • The Protestant churches of the town united in a Thanksgiving service on Monday, when an earnestly devout congregation gathered at the Baptist church at 10:30 a.m.
  • On Thursday last, the Way Amusement Co., held a moving picture show in the school house. A large crowd were in attendance and thoroughly enjoyed the scenes.
  • Black River-Halloween is past and the children all regret it. There was not much damage done, as the boys and girls are very few here.


  • Plans for the big Jamboree in Picton Armories next Wednesday night are complete and promise an evening of fun and entertainment for young and old.
  • November 11th, Remembrance Day, will be observed as a full day’s holiday in Picton, according to a proclamation appearing in this issue.
  • On Saturday, the big “Mile of Pennies” drive will be staged in Picton, with all proceeds for Red Cross work.


  • The third meeting of the Greenbush Jumperettes will be held on November 5 at 7p.m., at the home of Mrs. Russell Head.
  • One slope to be used as a ski run has been cleared on Macaulay Mountain Conservation Area. The action began after ski enthusiasts presented a formal request tot he Land Use Advisory Board.
  • A final decision on the proposed pulp mill in Hillier Township may be delayed even more than originally expected, according to a late report.


  • Pupils of North Marysburgh Central Public School were decked out as ghosts and goblins, monster and clowns, to celebrate the arrival of Halloween.
  • A watershed management study on Picton Creek will be carried out by the Prince Edward Region Conservation Authority, with the assistance of a provincial grant of $19,250.00
  • Prince Edward County will soon have another skyway link, this one to replace the old swing bridge at Rossmore. The high level structure will be known as the Norris Whitney Bridge.