Although it isn’t perfect, the Prince Edward County wine industry is something to be proud of. Yes, many of the jobs that come from wineries are seasonal, and there’s the argument that this kind of industry can make it difficult for people here to buy their first home due to rising property values. I’m not sure though what industry that gives people jobs, brings in tourists and ups the overall economy wouldn’t also raise housing costs. In the end I can’t quite figure out why our council and development office turn their noses up when it comes to wine. Sour grapes maybe? Read more here.
This cartoon was originally published in The Wellington Times, March 5, 2014.