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Takin Care of Business

Music PEI re-brands New Business Growth Program  In 2016 Music PEI launched the New Business G [ ... ]

Freeing the Words Support Group

Freeing the Words Support Group offers a confidential place for women, men, and couples who are [ ... ]

Child-care spaces

The PEI Government has announced the opening of 358 new child-care spaces over the past six months. Seasonal spaces and extended hours have been offered in Montague, Souris and Tryon. Full and part-time spaces have been added in Belfast, Montague and Bloomfield, with more spaces expected to open soon in other rural communities. Regulation changes are planned to increase the number of licensed
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Engage PEI

UPEI’s board of governors welcomed new members James Bradley, Bertha Campbell (re-appointment) and Brian Thompson in Sept. Engage PEI helps Islanders volunteer for more than 70 PEI government agencies, boards and commissions. Some boards currently seeking new members are the: Acadian and Francophone Community Advisory Committee; Legislative and Confederation Centre Public Library Trustees, and
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Let’s Talk Memory

Let’s Talk Memory is a new campaign to help raise public awareness and challenge the stigma of Alzheimer’s disease. Through the program Islanders can share their story or journey with Alzheimer’s on social media using hashtag #LetsTalkMemory. Visit alzpei.ca for information on dementia and to reach out for support. The campaign will include targeted local and social media, posters, feature stories
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Ignition Fund recipients

2018 Ignition Fund recipients are: Broek Innovations Company Ltd; Gallant’s Seafood Market; Maritime Marzipan Confectionary; New World Foeders; RecordFund Inc.; Red Island Cider; Safety Pro Incorporated; ShopLaw; Stemble Learning and Westisle Special Projects. Two local organizations—RDÉE Prince Edward Island and Food Island Partnership—are adopting Ignition branding for their own start-up
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Funding to attract students

Over the next 3 years, the Government of Canada, through ACOA’s Business Development Program, will provide non-repayable contributions of $932,068 to UPEI and $437,175 to Holland College to attract and retain more international students. The Government of PEI will also provide $176,625 to UPEI, Holland College and Collège de l’Île through the Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning.

Literacy plan

As part of PEI’s new provincial literacy plan, government is investing $700,000 to hire new early literacy coaches, purchase classroom resources, and specially train teachers to help young children learn to write. Several K-3 initiatives are being initiated this year. A writing instruction program is being implemented in 39 schools. This fall, 165 teachers of Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 are
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First-time home purchases

Under the Down Payment Assistance Program (DPAP), the PEI government will provide interest-free loans—worth up to 5% of the purchase price of an eligible property—to first time home buyers who qualify. The loans are repayable over 10 years. Government has committed $1 million to the program and it will operate until either the full amount is committed or March 31, 2020, whichever comes first. DPAP
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efficiencyPEI instant Savings

EfficiencyPEI Instant Savings Program provides in-store rebates on select energy efficient products such as LED light bulbs and thermostats. Rebates will be automatically applied at the cash register. The first instant savings campaign will run to Nov 10 at retailers across PEI. Instant rebates on energy-efficient appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines will now be available year
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Small craft harbours

The Government of Canada is making investments to renew its network of small craft harbours and work with municipalities and other stakeholders where investments and divestitures can enhance local communities. PEI communities receiving funding include: Covehead for maintenance dredging of the channel and basin; Darnley bridge for divestiture; Malpeque for maintenance dredging of the channel and
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Some Upcoming Events

Together Again

Kenny and Dolly Tribute Concert at the Confederation Centre November 29
Homburg Theatre  On No [ ... ]

Yr. Obedient Servant

An evening with Samuel Johnson  November 22 | November 24
Watermark Theatre | Haviland Club Th [ ... ]

The Sisters Brothers

November 21–25
City Cinema 14A, graphic violence, disturbing content, coarse language.
Dir: Ja [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Acadian showman

Profile: Christian Gallant by Jane Ledwell Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at  [ ... ]

The St. Lawrence

The Cove Journal by JoDee Samuelson We lean against the rails as the Island slips by. Souris, Litt [ ... ]

The same mistakes

The Nature of PEI by Gary Schneider When I’m teaching the UPEI course on ecological forestry, I  [ ... ]

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