Prince Edward County’s Newspaper of Record
April 22, 2024
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About the Picton Gazette

The Picton Gazette, first published as The Hallowell Free Press in 1830,  is Canada’s oldest weekly newspaper. It rebranded as The Picton Gazette in 1836.  It was purchased by Karen Valihora and Christopher Fanning, both of Prince Edward County, in May of 2023. The Picton Gazette is published every Thursday, focusing on the local news of Prince Edward County.

On October 26, 2017 a digital edition was launched to fulfill the community’s need for an online publication that offers readers timely access to breaking news stories and added exposure for advertisers to reach potential customers.

Circulation: 11,962

Karen Valihora & Christopher Fanning , Owners & Publishers

Open to Serve You

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

Tel: 613-476-3201
Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 5pm; Friday 8:30am – 1pm

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