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Playing with Choir: Fall Term 2018

Playing with Choir is an opportunity to come together in a large group to learn simple 3 part harmon [ ... ]

Festive Wreath Contest

Friends of Confederation Centre Festive Wreath Exhibition and Competition is calling for entries. Br [ ... ]

Inclusive playground

Canadian Tire to build new facility in Victoria Park

In partnership with the City of Charlottetown, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities announced recently that it will build a universally accessible playground in Victoria Park under Jumpstart’s Inclusive Playground Project initiative. 

At 9,000 square feet, the accessible playground is the first of several to be built across Canada with the

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

May 12 is International Awareness Day for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia (FM). This date was chosen as it was the birthdate of Florence Nightingale, the British Army Nurse who became chronically ill with what is thought to have been Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and was housebound and often bedridden for most of her life. CFS and FM are

CHAMP receives donation

Six-year-old Mara Duncan is a right foot amputee and a member of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program. Along with CHAMP Graduate Matthew Handrahan, born a left arm amputee, she recently accepted a donation cheque from the Kingston Legion on behalf of The War Amps. Donations such as this are used to provide amputees with financial assistance for the cost of artificial limbs and programs that

CAA Four Diamond ratings

CAA Atlantic has announced that 9 hotels across Atlantic Canada have been awarded the Four Diamond rating. The CAA/AAA Four Diamond Rating is among CAA’s highest designations for hotels and restaurants. Two of the Four Diamond hotels are The Holman Grand Hotel, Charlottetown, (6th year), and Delta Prince Edward, Charlottetown, (4th yr).

Birds of PEI

Birds of PEI website ( has expanded to include 230 PEI bird species. This independent website draws its information from the Field Checklist of Birds (8th Edition) 2014 for Prince Edward Island. The checklist was published by the PEI Dept of Agriculture and Forestry. Birds of PEI website includes info on bird feeding, bird watching, conservation, behaviors in birds, links, resources, and contact information.

Student Work Placements

Government of Canada will provide over $4.4 million to Venture for Canada for the Providing Work-Integrated Learning Opportunities for Students at Innovative Atlantic SMEs project, which will help 505 students in the business and entrepreneurial fields develop skills and gain valuable workplace experience in the Atlantic region. The Government of Canada is rolling out a $73 million Student Work

Alert Ready system

The Alert Ready system already enhances public safety communications across Canada by delivering alerts through radio and TV, and now compatible mobile devices will receive their first test alert on May 9. There is no cost for wireless emergency alerts and not all mobile devices are compatible to receive them. In an emergency, PEI Public Safety will deliver messages through all appropriate available methods.

Seniors Independence

The Seniors Independence Initiative provides financial assistance for services such as light house keeping, meal preparation, grass cutting, snow removal and general maintenance. The program assists Islanders 65 and over living alone, or with a spouse, with a net household income of $22,133 or less for a single person, or $31,300 or less for a couple. Apply at or

Lung cancer coordinator

A new lung cancer coordinator will help PEI develop its first screening program while educating Islanders about how to prevent the disease. A full-time lung cancer prevention and screening coordinator was hired in February to support lung cancer prevention and tobacco cessation, and to monitor evidence to support the development of a lung cancer screening program. Info:

Spring lamb

Spring lamb
The Cove Journal

by JoDee Samuelson

Nothing says spring like a lamb. Its little bleat declares: “I’m alive so let’s go!” A Swiss family in the Cove has a whole barn full of sheep, so I thought I’d visit them and get fully charged with a dose of spring lamb.

The Mäders’ new barn has a domed plastic roof and plenty of room inside. Fredy and Elsbeth and son Levi cut trees from their woods, milled

Events Calendar

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Some Upcoming Events

Culture days

Free activities on September 29 at the Confederation Centre Culture Days is a three-day nation-wide [ ... ]

Pink Floyd tribute at Harbourfront

November 2
Harbourfront Theatre PIGS: Canada’s Pink Floyd will come to Harbourfront Theatre in Sum [ ... ]

Backstage Pass Series

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

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

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

Filmworks Summerside

Film series is back for 7th season Filmworks Summerside opens for their 7th season on September 12  [ ... ]

An Island wish

On August 23, 4 year old Cooper Coughlin will arrive on Prince Edward Island soil for a once in a li [ ... ]