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Gritty to Pretty

Downtown Charlottetown Inc (DCI) has introduced a new program, Gritty to Pretty, to award a limited  [ ... ]

Chamber of the Legislative Assembly now ...

The Chamber of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island, in the Honourable George Coles Buil [ ... ]

Drive for Charity 2017

Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park and Red Shores Summerside are gearing up for a busy season with race series, signature events, the World Driving Championship, and the 6th annual Drive for Charity, presented by Red Shores.

The Drive for Charity event features 11 of PEI's top harness drivers, based on 2016 statistics from Charlottetown and Summerside racetracks.
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100 trees planted

Local businesses and the City of Charlottetown planted approximately 100 trees in late May thanks to an environmental initiative that offsets the annual paper usage of the participating businesses.

McInnes Cooper’s Charlottetown office initiated the Business Tree Planting Challenge in 2014 and the City of Charlottetown has been working in partnership with them to organize this initiative ever
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Improvements to wastewater services

The governments of Canada and PEI are committed to investing in local infrastructure that ensures Canadians and their families have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services that meet their needs.

The Honourable H. Wade MacLauchlan, Premier of PEI, and Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and
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Grants aimed at preventing violence against women

A new round of grants from the Interministerial Women’s Secretariat will help community-based efforts to prevent violence against women. The Violence Against Women Prevention Grant will provide $50,000 to community organizations for innovative projects to enhance awareness, education and action towards preventing violence against women. Women constitute the majority of those seeking services
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Students showcase their coding creations

Students showcase their coding creations

Island students showcased their new computer programming skills at the first Provincial Coding Arcade in May.

Approximately 50 students in grades 4, 5, and 6 took part in the arcade at Cornwall’s Eliot River School, where they presented the coding projects they created in the classroom over the year. Many of the students developed their own video games to demonstrate the concepts they learned.

Through
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Libraries end overdue fines for children's books

Libraries end overdue fines for children's books

Island families will no longer have to pay fines on overdue children’s materials beginning June 1.

The policy change is timed to increase participation in the provincial libraries’ many summer reading programs, which help children avoid losing their literacy skills over the summer vacation months. Last year more than 6,700 Island children took part in 656 library summer reading programs.

“We want
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Building Brighter Futures Campaign

PEI Family Violence Prevention Services (PEI FVPS) launched a Building Brighter Futures Campaign earlier this year. The endowment campaign is to help ensure the financial sustainability of the organization and will be invested with the Community Foundation. This would allow staff time to do more front-line work with the women and children that they serve.

PEI FVPS have reported that thanks to the
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True Born Islander

True Born Islander
Sydonia Skerry markets her PEI-branded clothing

The New Creative
by Cassandra Bernard

When Islanders describe how proud they are to come from Prince Edward Island, they usually add how they were “born and raised.” Playing on this phrase and a dream of creating a custom, comfortable and affordable clothing brand, Sydonia Skerry created her business called True Born Islander.

“My whole life, I
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To the market

To the market
Bloomfield Farmer’s Market to open in July

Way Up West
by Jan Cox

The Farmer’s Market in Bloomfield has borrowed a tune from a well known television show theme, “…where everybody knows your name.”

There was not an existing Farmer’s Market in West Prince. A group of interested and dedicated local business owners met in 2008 and from that meeting grew the Bloomfield Farmer’s Market. Rohan Dean,
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BREATHE!

BREATHE!

The Cove Journal
by JoDee Samuelson

Some of us have been attending an exercise class at the local hall, and as we bend and stretch and shake our booty, the instructor calls, “Don’t forget to breathe!”

Ah yes, breathe. We get ahead of ourselves and forget to stop and smell the—well, the Mayflowers. With summer coming things are only going to ramp up. I guess I’ll get on that treadmill with everyone
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For 2017 Summerside Lobster Carnival Parade July 13–15
Summerside Since 1956, the Summerside Lobs [ ... ]

Variety at St. Peter’s Courthouse Theatr...

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St. Peter's Courthouse Theatre New this year at St. Peter’s Courthouse Theatre is The [ ... ]

Acadian music

July 26
Argyle Shore Community Centre The Argyle Shore Women's Institute is hosting an evening of Ac [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

The experience

Profile: Don Quarles by Jane Ledwell Two years ago, Don Quarles was working with the Summerside Lo [ ... ]

Farewell

PEI Symphony Orchestra Review by Ivy Wigmore On April 23, the PEI Symphony Orchestra finished its  [ ... ]

Call to Artists: Concert Series & Reside...

Ebb & Flow: Connecting Canadians Along the Moving River When The Dunk’s owner Hal Mills  [ ... ]