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Call for Vendors

The PEI Crafts Council has put out a call for vendors for the Christmas Craft Show taking place Nove [ ... ]

VFC Innovation Jam

Venture for Canada’s Innovation Jam is a chance to build new skills and networks, and demonstrate  [ ... ]

Island fall colours

Island fall colours
The Nature of PEI

by Gary Schneider

One of the highlights of autumn in the Maritimes is the wondrous colours of many of our native trees and shrubs. 

We often think of New England as the place to be for fall colours. Or Cape Breton, where autumnal beauty and Celtic music have been combined into a very exciting Celtic Colours tourist event that draws musicians and visitors from near and far.

But
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Heatwave

Heatwave
The Cove Journal

by JoDee Samuelson

It’s been a long dry summer. Leaves are crispy and brown around the edges, slugs have gone into hiding, and mice are moving into basements to sip droplets of condensation from water pipes. 

Summer cottages at the Cove feel more like saunas than places of retreat. Then lately we’ve had nasty thunderstorms that remind us of the power of riotous unbridled
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Summerside pride

Summerside pride
Way Up West

by Jan Cox

Nancy Beth Guptill, owner of Sweet Spot Academy, digital and business consulting, conducted a research project recently for the East Prince Women’s Information Centre. The undertaking had a definite Social Justice component to it, asking does cyber violence exist? Who is targeted, who are the perpetrators?

Surprisingly, Summerside’s LBGT community was the number one victim.
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The VOLUME 18 combination

The VOLUME 18 combination
The New Creative

by Cassandra Bernard

Founders Christina MacLeod, Rachel Peters, Heather MacAulay and Alicia Arsenault recently launched VOLUME 18, a new marketing firm, combining their skills and expertise to bring clients high-end and seamless project management services.

The meaning behind the business name, VOLUME 18, is two-fold, MacLeod, Chief Taskmaster, says. “Starting a new and exciting
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Ignition Startup

The Governments of Canada and PEI are supporting the Ignition Startup Zone Inc. (operating as the Startup Zone). The Government of Canada is providing $276,750 in non-repayable assistance through ACOA’s Business Development Program. The Government of PEI is providing $233,700. The Startup Zone will provide 12 months of programming and support services to startup, early-stage and high-growth potential companies on PEI.

Engage PEI

Through Engage PEI, Islanders continue to get involved on provincial government agencies, boards, and commissions. Kim Griffin will be replacing John Bell at the Prince Edward Island Liquor Control Commission. The Employment Standards Board welcomes a new member from Summerside, Elizabeth Noonan. Some of the boards currently seeking new members are the Acadian and Francophone Community Advisory
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Community Revitalization

Under the PEI Government’s $2.5 million Community Revitalization Program The York Point Historical Society will receive $3,570 towards the cost of $7,141 to replace shingles on the roof of the York Point Community Centre and The Winsloe Lions Club will receive $14,621 towards the cost of $29,243 to replace the roof, provide a water service connection and purchase an AED defibrillator. The balance
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Business Energy Rebates

Now available to the commercial sector, the efficiencyPEI Business Energy Rebates program partners with wholesalers to assist businesses and farms with buying LED lighting, heat pumps, and other energy-efficient equipment. Visit efficiencyPEI on Facebook or Twitter or call 1-877-734-6336 to learn more. www.efficiencypei.ca

Housing Action Plan

Developed with a team of housing experts, a housing supply task force, and extensive engagement with Islanders, the Housing Action Plan for PEI includes items that will be immediately acted upon this year. It focuses on 5 goals: availability; affordability; sustainable communities; collaboration; and leadership. For a copy visit www.princeedwardisland.ca/housing-action-plan

Water and Sewer reports

City of Charlottetown’s Water and Sewer Utility 2017 water report includes information on how to read the meter, a reminder of seasonal water restrictions, and water test results, among other items. It is available at www.charlottetown.ca, Resident Services. 902-629-4014

Events Calendar

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Some Upcoming Events

Backstage Pass Series

The Small Glories and Lloyd Spiegal in October October 13 & 24
Harbourfront Theatre Harbou [ ... ]

Dancing with the Stars

Hospice PEI’s event celebrates 7th year October 20
Murphy Community Centre October 20, 2018  [ ... ]

Tétreault & Scarfone

Classical cello and piano September 23
Harbourfront Theatre Stéphane Tétreault, cello, and Marie- [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

Profile: Sandy Carruthers by Jane Ledwell Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching  [ ... ]

Free transportation at Cloggeroo

The provincial government will sponsor free transportation at this year’s Cloggeroo festival to he [ ... ]

Charlottetown’s Historic Squares exhibit...

The City of Charlottetown Planning and Heritage Department has created an exhibit exploring the hist [ ... ]