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Home and School Survey

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Emergency Wait Times

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MPEI Song Camp Submissions

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Snow Pass

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Licences for drivers from Taiwan

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North Shore Winter Survivors

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Art in the Open Proposals

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Last Call to Perform at 150-Hour Jam

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BUZZIFIEDS—March

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Name a Confed Centre Seat

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Soundtrack for your Project

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Acadian Genealogy

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PEI Cancer Services Drivers

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Understanding and Preventing Abuse of Persons with Disabilities

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Kindred Spirits Quilt Guild

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Grieving Support Group

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Community Changers Photo Show

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Stratford Resident Survey

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Carnations for Kids

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Donate to United Way of PEI

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Beaconsfield Open for Tours

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Sociable Singles

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Art for Addictions

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Plein Air Fest Call for Registration

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Confed Centre Public Library Programs

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Fierce Short

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Culture PEI: Board Governance Workshop

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Big Brothers Big Sisters

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Seniors Active Living Centre

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Clothes Washer Rebate Program

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Confederation Players Auditions for 2014

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Northern Lights Quilt Guild

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Programs at Confed Art Gallery

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Red Clay Quilt Guild

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Free Sobeys Nutrition Events

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Grief and Grieving Support

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PEI Motorcycle Show 2014

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Youth Workplace Video Contest

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Island Wide Hike for Hospice

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Acoustic Performers Wanted

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NDP PEI District 8 Meeting

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Submissions Open for Contact East

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Family Earth Expo

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Children’s Haiku Contest

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PEI 2014 Celebration Zone Info Session

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Ball Hockey Program

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Easter Beef Show & Sale

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Sowing Seeds

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Children's Memorial Tree Planting Ceremony

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PEI Tweet Up

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Order of PEI nominations

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Learning and Caring for Ourselves

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March Break Youth Activity

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Soul Food

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PEI Suicide Prevention Concert

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Cultural Forum: Creative Placemaking

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Love of Art, Community, & PEI

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Prize Bingo

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Stop Colon Cancer Before It Starts

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Free Soup and Gardening Workshop

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Prince of Wales College Reunion 2014

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Benefit for Monica Thibaudier-Ness

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June 2005
Officer Girl


Talking Bands

by Marianne Dowling

For rock upstarts Officer Girl, the philosophy seems to be the band that stays together, plays together.

While three of the five musicians have played in bands together since junior high, it’s been in more recently that Stephen Mac Isaac, (vocalist) Jon Stubbs, (bass) Adam Gallant, Luke Macdonald (guitars) and Andrew B

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May 2005
Don’t Give Up the Search

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe

Review by Marianne Dowling

Whether she’s screaming out the angst-filled poetry of a 15-year old punk, stumbling around as a middle-aged drunk, or bragging about high sperm count as a disco-obsessed body builder, Laurie Murphy is consistently fascinating in The Search for Signs of Intelligent L

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May 2005
The April Storm


Talking Bands

by Marianne Dowling

PEI pop quartet Two Hours Traffic offers a more energetic, edgier sound this time around with the release of their new self-titled album.

While their first CD, The April Storm, was rooted in melancholy, acoustic guitars, this latest album is full of punchy rock beats, sharp hooks and at times—even cryptic lyrics.

Liam

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May 2005
Don't Give Up the Search
The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe

Review by Marianne Dowling

Whether she’s screaming out the angst-filled poetry of a 15-year old punk, stumbling around as a middle-aged drunk, or bragging about high sperm count as a disco-obsessed body builder, Laurie Murphy is consistently fascinating in The Search for Signs of Intelligent L

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April 2005
The Robots


Talking Bands

by Marianne Dowling

Listening to The Robots talk about music is a little like listening to a physicist talk about the construction of an atom—the band mates’ plethora of knowledge on the subject is so detailed it can be overwhelming and confusing unless an encyclopedia is near by.

The band sites composers Ennio Morricone, and Vangelis

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April 2005
Putting It to the Test
Putting It to the Test

by Marianne Dowling

Here’s my confession: I love Canadian Idol. I’ve been gearing up for the show’s third installment by watching Simon Cowell drive verbal stakes through the hearts of contestants at the American Idol auditions. These preliminaries are my favourite part of the show. When Cowell sits at the judging table next to an ever-shrinking Randy Jacks

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March 2005
Out From Under

Talking Bands

by Marianne Dowling

Out From Under embrace after a rehearsal held after hours at Piece A Cake Restuarant (business owned by band guitarist Wes Gallant). From left: Jeff Cameron, Alexander Reuss, Jeff Stewart, Michael Stanley, Wes Gallant and Shane Coady.

Good food, good drink, good friends, and the great outdoors; that’s what inspires t

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February 2005
Mars Hill Material

New CD from category-defying group earns ECMA nomination

by Marianne Dowling

Mars Hill could care less about winning a popularity contest. Like the high school kid wearing the Morrissey t-shirt—who has the secret admiration of his peers, but no chance to win Prom King—the band would rather be original than be liked.

One listen to the heartbreaking

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January 2005
In Recent Memory

Talking Bands
by Marianne Dowling

It’s that time of year again when we gather with friends and family, pop the bubbly, wear silly hats and, of course, read all the year-end retrospectives. Here’s another one—my musical memories of 2004. Enjoy.

Most Pointless Award Show:

The People’s Choice Awards, where every category was inexplicably won by Tim McGraw.

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December 2004
Two Hours Traffic

Talking Bands
by Marianne Dowling

Anyone who has ever taken a high school chemistry class knows that certain elements, when mixed together, can create an explosion. The members of Two Hours Traffic—most of them chemistry majors at UPEI—hope their pop explosion will happen sooner than later, thanks to the addition of Joel Plaskett, their latest album’s pro

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November 2004
Eyes For Telescopes


Talking Bands

by Marianne Dowling

Eyes For Telescopes are so close they finish each other’s sentences. Although some of the band members have known each other since elementary school, it’s clear the years of travelling lonely icy roads together to play gigs all over the Maritimes have drawn them even closer.

As soon as vocalist Pat Deighan, drummer

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Some of What's Going On

Paul McKenna Band

Mar 28 & 29
The Old Triangle The Paul McKenna Band have been playing to audiences throughout the ...

Pinch Penny Fair

Apr 26
Confederation Centre Pinch Penny Fair takes place April 26, 10 am–1 pm, sponsored by The Fr ...

Gasland Part II

Mar 22
Duffy Theatre - UPEI Gasland Part II will be presented by Cinema Politica Charlottetown and D ...

Casino Royale at Red Shores

Confed Centre hosts annual fundraiser Mar 29
Red Shores Confederation Centre is going undercover wi ...

Grand Slam of Curling

Apr 15 to 21
Credit Union Place The 2014 Grand Slam of Curling Players Championship takes place at C ...

Some of What's New

Confederation Jazz & Blues Jam

PEI Jazz & Blues Festival announces new program for PEI 2014 celebrations The TD PEI Jazz & ...

Charlottetown Heritage Awards Announced

The winners of this year’s Charlottetown Heritage Awards include: APM’s Tim Banks and Ian Harpe ...

Awards for Confed Centre

For Cradling Confederation and for The Showcase This past fall, Confederation Centre published Crad ...

A Photographers’ Guide to Prince Edward Island

John Sylvester
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Cranford Inn Awarded

Cranford Inn has been named as 10th overall in Canada and #1 in PEI in the Bed and Breakfast/Inns ca ...