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Kindred Spirits Quilt Guild

The Kindred Spirits Quilt Guild meets on the third Wednesday of the month at The Jack Blanchard Fami [ ... ]

Brain Injury Support Meetings

If you or someone you know is a brain injury survivor then Brain Injury Support Meetings are for you [ ... ]

New location for PEI MFRC

After being closed for most of 2018, the PEI Military Family Resource Centre (PEI MFRC) has re-opened in Summerside in a new location.

The PEI MFRC is now located in the Summerside Presbyterian Church at 130 Victoria Road. Hours of operation are Wednesdays from 8 am–4 pm.

A registered non-for-profit, the PEI MFRC believes that military families play a vital role in the success of Canada’s men and

This old house

This old house
The Cove Journal

by JoDee Samuelson

Along the shore where the highway makes a gentle s-curve as it dips and crosses the brook, there stood an imposing house with steeply pitched roof, gingerbread trim and wide shady veranda. It was the envy of all the farmhouses around, for none of them had such a grand polished maple staircase, or chandelier in the front parlour, or front door adorned with a ruby

Winter birding

Winter birding
The Nature of PEI

by Gary Schneider

I took my first and only birding course many years ago from Geoff Hogan, a wonderful Island naturalist who unfortunately passed at much too young an age. I clearly remember Geoff telling the class that “Sometimes I just hear a chickadee calling and it makes my day!”

I’ll always remember his enthusiasm, and that he helped me see beauty in simple things. That was

Hold fast

Hold fast
The Cove Journal

by JoDee Samuelson

One memorable fall day when I was in grade school, my teacher Mrs. Bowden handed each of us a sheet of paper filled with leaves (cranked out on a Gestetner—remember the delicious smell of fresh blue ink?) and we were instructed to color them red and orange. What? Alberta had poplar and birch trees and everyone knew that their leaves turned yellow.

Mrs. Bowden

Essential oils

Essential oils
Genevieve Loughlin promotes wellness

The New Creative
by Cassandra Bernard

While the use of essential oils is an age-old holistic tradition, these potent oils are becoming more and more mainstream. With multiple uses and various health benefits, these oils can be used for just about any health ailment and wellness need.

Essential oils are natural, heavily-concentrated oils from plants such as

Distinguished alumni

Distinguished alumni
Holland College awards Jan Cowper, Irwin MacKinnon, David Poirier

The Holland College Foundation has named Jan Cowper, Irwin MacKinnon, and David Poirier as the recipients of its 11th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Jan Cowper is a graduate of Holland College’s Dental Assisting program and has served her profession and community as a dedicated volunteer for almost 30 years. She has been

Job Bank mobile app

The Government of Canada has launched the Job Bank mobile app. Job Bank is a free, bilingual website that provides access to timely, reliable and comprehensive job market information to help Canadians make informed career decisions. The app, available on the App Store and Google Play, offers a secure, simple and integrated service experience that focuses on the most popular features of the site:

Bid for World hockey event

Charlottetown and Summerside have submitted a joint bid to Hockey Canada for the 2020 World Under 17 Hockey Challenge. The Challenge is an international event, sanctioned by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). This 8 team tournament includes 3 Team Canada teams allowing for more than 60 of Canada’s top NHL prospects to show off their skills. The event takes place annually in early Nov

Kids and Workplace Safety

The Workers Compensation Board (WCB) reminds Islanders that teaching our children about safe work practices is extremely important. The WCB has developed a new resource that will help parents talk to their teenagers about working safe on the job. For information about workplace safety for youth or to download a copy of the Parent Tips, visit the Health and Safety section of the WCB website

Lobbyists Registration Act

A new Lobbyists Registration Act requires anyone who is paid to lobby the provincial government to register on a publicly accessible website beginning April 1, 2019. Lobbyists will be required to pay a registration fee that is valid for six months. For information visit or contact Steven Dowling, acting director, Consumer, Corporate and Financial Services,

Events Calendar

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Some Upcoming Events

PEI Symphony Orchestra

Guest conductor Dina Gilbert will lead  February 24
Zion Church  The PEI Symphony Or [ ... ]

Rolston String Quartet

February 21
The Mack The Rolston String Quartet is bringing a storm of classical music to The Mack t [ ... ]


January 29–February 3
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, substance abuse
Dir: Ethan Hawke, US, 129 m [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Music PEI Canadian Songwriter Challenge

In partnership with ECMA 2019 Music PEI and ECMA 2019 have announced a partnership bringing togethe [ ... ]

The facilitator

Profile: Steve Bellamy by Jane Ledwell “Arts are ways into emotions. Arts are where we connect, [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: John MacKenzie

The Feet of Blue Herons If you happen to live in another town,
Or country, or even galaxy
As dim and  [ ... ]