Decide Where to Live First – Then Work There!

For Wellington based digital entrepreneurs Erik Rubadeau and Shannon Pitt it was “place” or community before business. Serendipitously Stumbling Across A Place To Live! Shannon has family in Napanee and while still based in Toronto 6 plus years ago on a visit to … Read More

Community & Collaboration = Rural Prosperity

Here is my latest column from The Times, where I examine entrepreneurship in rural Prince Edward County, Ontario. While the column is about people and “place”, I believe many of the stories I write about can happen in many rural communities … Read More

This is my first guest blog from Treat Hull (but had to post it as a second one due to some timing issues)  – Thanks Treat!

As a recent immigrant (3-1/2 years) to Prince Edward County, I am sometimes asked by my friends back in the city about the biggest change I experience.

There are the obvious things, like no traffic and fresh produce. I don’t want to suggest for a minute that these aren’t important to me, but the change I value the most is a little less obvious.

I am not certain whether it’s a unique attribute of the County or a feature of small communities in general, but this is probably the first time in my adult life where I feel genuinely connected to the community where I live.

I am no hermit or recluse and I have been part of many, varied communities where I felt included. But in the past, these were always “special interest communities”, clubs I belonged to or firms I worked for. I never really had a strong sense of membership in the community where I lived.

It may be self-delusion, but living in the County I have a strong sense of community membership. I think there are several other people who would notice and share my pleasure if something good happened in my life, or share my disappointment if something bad happened.

Guest Blog by Treat Hull:

principal juniperrock limited
392 County Road #7
Picton ON K0K 2T0

by email:

by phone: +1 (613) 503-0027