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Knitting for Mission

The Anglican Parish of Summerside will once again sponsor their Knitting for Mission group. The grou [ ... ]

Festive Wreath Contest

It’s time for the annual Friends of Confederation Centre Festive Wreath Exhibition. Show off your  [ ... ]

Paper Hearts raises money

The PEI Liquor Control Commission (PEILCC) staff put their hearts into the annual Paper Hearts campaign in support of Heart & Stroke during February, raising a grand total of $30,894. Dollars raised represent $2 donations from customers in all 17 PEI liquor corporate retail outlets across the province. The PEILCC has helped to generate in excess of $81,000 through the Paper Hearts campaign over the past 7 years.

Grade 8 PCAP results

Performance of PEI’s Grade 8 students in reading, math, and science has moved from among the lowest to among the highest in Canada, according to a national assessment released recently. The Pan-Canadian Assessment Program (PCAP) 2016 indicates that more Island students achieved expectations in reading (91%) than in any other province. PEI is: one of 5 provinces at or above the Canadian average in
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Housing access

Through a new partnership with Health PEI and the Canadian Mental Health Association-PEI, a 10-bed housing unit will be established this year that will offer long-term supervised housing, transitional “training apartments,” and respite beds. It consists of 3 levels of care including support for transition to independent living, and respite beds for when residential placements are unavailable. www.healthpei.ca

Organ and tissue donation

Islanders can now become organ and tissue donors through an online Intent to Donate Registry (www.makeitzero.ca). So far, approx 29,043 Islanders have documented their wishes through the online registry launched last year, of which 78% have indicated that they want to be a donor. Since April 10, there have been nearly 800 new registrations, mostly by Islanders in their 20s and 30s. PEI’s Intent to
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Gender-confirming surgery

Transgender Islanders can now access medically necessary gender-confirming surgeries through the province’s Medicare program. Gender-confirming surgery is a medically recognized treatment for gender dysphoria. Coverage for the surgeries will be based on what other Can provinces insure, and the process used nationally. Islanders interested in accessing gender-confirming surgeries are encouraged to
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McDonald’s PEI donates

The PEI 4-H Trust has accepted a donation of $5000 to the PEI 4-H Centennial Legacy Campaign from McDonald’s PEI made by owners Mike McKenna and his father Dave McKenna . 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of 4-H on PEI, to learn more or donate to the campaign www.pei4h.ca.

Youth Housing Report

The City of Charlottetown’s Youth Retention Advisory Board—Charlottetown Youth Matters—released a report recently concerning youth housing for those 16–35 yrs. The goal through the survey was to collect meaningful data from the city’s youth that can be used to help shape policy and direction as the City of Charlottetown works to address housing concerns. The Report is available as a PDF download
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Home Renovation Program

Increased funding for the provincial government’s Home Renovation Program means everyone who applied this spring, and qualifies for grants through the program, will receive them. Applications are prioritized based on income, and those with the lowest income receive funding first. Funding is provided in partnership with the Government of PEI and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, through
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Concussion Awareness

Work is underway to better support the 1,500 Islanders each year who experience concussions, and also provide education on how to prevent the injuries. The PEI government will provide UPEI with $210,000 over the next 3 years to develop the Concussion Awareness Program. The funding will be matched by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research. The Concussion Awareness Program will focus on
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Province supporting NB flood relief

Prince Edward Island is supporting New Brunswick flood relief efforts with volunteers and financial assistance — and there are many more ways Islanders can give. 

Canadian Red Cross volunteers from the province have arranged emergency shelter for nearly 300 people displaced by flooding, and more Islanders are prepared to go if needed. In addition, the provincial government is donating $25,000
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Some Upcoming Events

Eptek Lunchtime Films

Thursdays
Eptek Centre  The Friends of Eptek Centre’s Lunchtime Films are screened each Thurs [ ... ]

Confederation Centre: Art Gallery exhibi...

Open daily The Ronald Bloore Conservation Project Until January 13 Inspired by then newly-built C [ ... ]

Moving East tour

Jimmy Rankin at Harbourfront Theatre and Trailside Café November 22 & 23  Jimmy Rankin [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

A gift of Island poetry: Chris Bailey

Curated by Deirdre Kessler Things My Buddy Said Oh, brother, growing up I’d get into trouble
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A passion for cinema

Laurent Gariépy is screening the classics at City Cinema by Dave Stewart Anyone checking out City [ ... ]

Acadian showman

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