Stories from our past – January 7, 2021

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


  • Picton 9; Trenton 6. Oh you Picton. The hockey match Friday night at the Arena, which opened the Eastern Professional Hockey League season so far as Picton is concerned was the fastest hockey seen in many moons.
  • The Naturalists’ Club have obtained Prof. McCready, the well known naturalist to address them then evening of Jan 27. Their regular meeting will be postponed until that date.
  • At an early hour Friday morning a fire occurred at the Carrying Place A frame building used as a general store and post office was reduced to ashes. The premises were occupied by Mr. Frank Boyce, who suffered a severe loss.


  • Some 600,000 speckled trout eggs from the Dorion Hatchery at Port Arthur and 200,000 from the Sault Ste. Marie Hatchery have now been received at the Glenora Hatchery. The latter shipment according to Manager A. B. Brown was exceptionally good and should hatch out well later in the year.
  • A short time ago, a brown hawk invaded the chicken house at the farm of Willis Sills, East Lake, and killed a hen. Last week another hawk made its appearance, this time in the house. The bird crashed through the glass in the bottom half of a big window, smashing the pane to bits.
  • Thanks to organizations and individuals, the aged persons at Prince Edward County Home were brought added cheer during the holiday season. The superintendent and matron, Mr. and Mrs. Owen Jones, express thanks to all who remembered the Home.


  • A three-member committee of town council was appointed Monday night to meet with representatives of the Picton Bay Snowmobile Club to discuss terms of a possible bylaw to control snowmobiles.
  • Prince Edward County’s first winter carnival, sponsored by the Prince Edward Chamber of Commerce will feature a hockey game between the Ottawa Rough Riders and members of the Picton provincial police detachment. 
  • The most successful event of its kind to date was held Sunday at the fairgrounds when a crowd estimated at about 1,300 rallied for a thrilling afternoon of snowmobile racing.


  • For high school student Pat Dallas, the break between classes has been a long one. 18 years to be exact. A former telex operator with Bell Canada and the federal government, the 34-year-old mother of two decided to head back to the classroom, intent on earning a Grade 12 diploma from Prince Edward Colligate Institute.
  • It may not rival the CN Tower, but a new high-rise structure will soon be gracing the skyline of downtown Bloomfield. Africa Canada Ltd. has announced plans to build an 80-foot high bulk blending facility on the Wight Milling property.
  • Members of the Glenwood Cemetery Board are upset over use of the cemetery grounds by snowmobilers, apparently attracted to the hilly terrain and relatively easy access.