Prince Edward County’s Newspaper of Record
July 23, 2024
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About the Picton Gazette

The Picton Gazette was first published as The Hallowell Free Press in 1830. It is Canada’s oldest weekly newspaper. When Hallowell merged with Picton in 1836 it was renamed The Picton Gazette. Karen Valihora and Christopher Fanning, both of Prince Edward County, became the newspaper’s most recent publishers in 2023. The Picton Gazette is published every Wednesday, in print and digital editions. It focuses on local, municipal and Council news as well as the arts, culture, real estate, and sports of Prince Edward County.

On October 26, 2017 a digital edition was launched. It offers readers timely access to breaking news stories and added exposure for advertisers to reach potential customers.

Complete PDFs of the print edition are available on this website.

Verified Circulation: 15,061

A total of 14,361 copies are delivered via Canada Post to every home and business in Prince Edward County. A further 700 copies are available via newspaper boxes and in select local businesses.

Karen Valihora & Christopher Fanning , Owners & Publishers

The Picton Gazette

100 Main Street,
Picton, Ontario, Canada
K0K 2T0

Tel: 613-476-3201
Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 4:30pm; Friday 8:30am – noon

Advertising Rates & Information

CLASSIFIED ADS: $22 for 20 words or less, 4+ inserts $20, 50¢ each additional word.
BIRTHS, MEMORIAMS, CARDS OF THANKS: $35 for 50 words or less, 30¢ each additional word.
No charge
EXTRA $5 charge for a HEADING

NOTE: HST is extra. Report errors immediately. The Picton Gazette will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion of an advertisement.

Classifieds Deadline

Thursday 5:00 PM


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Canada’s oldest weekly newspaper
© 2024 The Picton Gazette
Since 1830
Funded by the Government of Canada
Ontario Community Newspapers Association