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IWK Telethon success

The generosity of the Maritime region has once again set a new record for the annual IWK Telethon for Children on CTV, with donors pledging $6,580,266.71 in support of the IWK. The 34th live broadcast live from the IWK Health Centre in Halifax and remote locations in Sydney, Saint John and Charlottetown took place in June. The Telethon is the IWK’s largest annual fundraiser and supports the most
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Hearing loops

Technology for people with hearing impairments

Charlottetown City Hall has installed technology to improve services to people with hearing impairments. 

Thanks to an initiative of the PEI Chapter of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA PEI), the municipal building is now equipped with a hearing loop in Council Chambers and counter loops at the main reception and billing desks. The
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Humane Society changes fees

The PEI Humane Society (PEIHS) has eliminated mandatory fees for surrendering an owned pet. The fees will now be voluntary.

Owners can call the shelter at 902-892-1190 ext 21 to make an appointment to surrender at the shelter located at 309 Sherwood Rd, Charlottetown during regular business hours.

Owners in or west of Summerside may surrender their pet at the PEIHS mobile intake day at the Ralph
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Wellness for seniors

The province recently released the Promoting Wellness, Preserving Health: A Provincial Action Plan for Seniors, Near Seniors, and Caregivers, which will be enacted over the next 3 years. Government worked with over 250 seniors, near seniors, and caregivers to learn about their experiences and hear their vision on how to enhance the wellness of aging Islanders. The action plan lays out 4 priority
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CLIA Executive Director

CLIA Executive Director

Community Legal Information Association of PEI, Inc. (CLIA) has announced that Ellen Mullally has accepted the position of Executive Director. Ellen is a fluently bilingual Islander who has more than 15 years’ experience collaborating with diverse groups to achieve common solutions. Most recently, Ellen worked as an Employment Counsellor with the PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada and as a
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Folklore awards

Folklore awards
Georges Arsenault and John Cousins honoured

Folklore Studies Association of Canada/L’Association canadienne d’ethnologie et de folklore held its annual meeting at UPEI in collaboration with the Institute of Island Studies in May.

At the AGM the executive of FSAC/ACEF honoured Georges Arsenault and John Cousins, two of PEI’s most esteemed folklorists, with the association’s Marius Barbeau Medal.
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Great Canadian Ride

The 6th annual Great Canadian Ride/La Grande Traversée concluded in Charlottetown June 15. The Great Canadian Ride brought together 275 participants from 120 schools across the country. The cyclists completed an eight-leg relay covering a total distance of more than 2,500 kmt. Nine students from PEI had the chance to ride the last section of  the Great Canadian Ride. They completed the last
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Third generation

Third generation
The Vriends family of John’s Greenhouses in Summerside

Way Up West
by Jan Cox

Chris Vriends is the face of John’s Greenhouses in Summerside.

“John” was Chris’s grandfather. John and his wife Jocena immigrated from Holland. They picked strawberries, farmed and finally bought an existing Summerside garden centre in 1959. There were three large greenhouses then. Now there are thirty-two buildings on
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Shady grove

Shady grove
The Nature of PEI

by Gary Schneider

There is something very special about a tree that can grow to be 450 years old. The original Acadian forest on Prince Edward Island would have had lots of trees that old, including eastern hemlock, white pine, sugar maple and yellow birch.

At this time of year, I often find myself taking a walk through one of the hemlock groves that are either at Macphail Woods
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Horsetails

Horsetails
The Cove Journal

by JoDee Samuelson

June has jumped out at us and we are flying in every direction. Here in the Cove we have our big Perennial Sale coming up, followed by a Rhubarb Social, a few weddings, a potluck—and this on top of our regular lives. Everything is urgently swelling, spreading out, expanding into summer.

While we humans rush about mowing our lawns and digging out summer clothes,
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