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United Way submissions

The United Way of PEI is accepting submissions for the Island Food Security Grant Program, which is  [ ... ]

AVC open house

The Atlantic Veterinary College's 30th annual Open House will take place September 29 from 10 am–2 [ ... ]

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
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Funding to PEIBWA

Through its Business Development Program, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) is providing a non-repayable contribution of $304,086 over two years to PEI Business Women’s Association (PEIBWA) to support women in PEI by providing business advisory services, access to resources and tools, professional and business skills development, networking opportunities and community outreach.

Charlottetown sport tourism

The inaugural Global Sports Impact (GSI) Canada Index launched recently with Montreal ranked as the top city in Canada. Charlottetown ranked 15th in the country overall, the smallest city in the Top 15, which primarily features major metropolitan centres. Charlottetown ranked the top sport-hosting city in Canada for a population of less than 50,000. canadiansporttourism.com

Youth Futures Council report

The Youth Futures Council advises provincial government on ways to enhance programs, policies, strategies and resources for youth. With the help of the Council, a number of youth-focused initiatives have begun or expanded, including: expansion of the Graduate Mentorship Program, supporting 275 young people with job placements; creation of the Career Connect program; and expansion of the Community
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PEI’s criminal justice system

For the second year in a row, PEI’s criminal justice system is the best in the country. According to the MacDonald-Laurier Institute’s 2nd-annual Justice System Report Card, the province is No. 1 in Canada based on key indicators like crime rates, police performance, and time to trial. The MacDonald-Laurier Institute’s Justice System Report Card is available at www.macdonaldlaurier.ca/jrc2017/

Action Plan for Children

As the 3-year Action Plan for Children includes $10.5 million to create nearly 200 new child care spaces and build on programs established by the early childhood sector. PEI’s early learning and child care system was recently rated No. 1 in Canada by Early Learning and Childhood Education Report. 16 new spaces will open up this spring at the new Chateau des Etoiles in Rollo Bay; 20 new infant
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Children’s report

PEI’s first children’s report examines the health and well-being of Island children. Released by the Chief Public Health Office, Children’s Report 2017: Investing in our Future is intended to serve as a source of information, a tool for baseline indicators, and a catalyst for change. Various government departments/agencies worked collaboratively to gather information and data relative to the
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Help with new home energy

The New Home Construction Program (efficiencypei.ca/new-homes) will offer financial incentives of up to $5,000 to build energy-efficient homes. Through the program, a certified energy advisor will review the building’s plans and provide guidance on how to improve the efficiency of the design. After the home is completed, its efficiency will be verified and homeowners will be issued up to $5,000 in rebates.

UPEI Honorary Doctor of Laws

UPEI Honorary Doctor of Laws

Dr. Alaa Abd-El-Aziz, President and Vice-Chancellor of UPEI, has announced that four leaders in their fields will be awarded honourary Doctor of Laws degrees at the University’s Convocation ceremonies on May 12. Honourary degrees will be conferred upon William (Bill) LeClair, Anne Love (née Michael), J. Weston (Wes) MacAleer, and E. Anne Smith. Convocation ceremonies will take place on May 12, in
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Memorial scholarship in memory of Steven O’Brien

Memorial scholarship in memory of Steven O’Brien

On March 20, 1993, 18-year-old Steven O’Brien disappeared without a trace. To mark the passage of 25 years since his disappearance, friends and family have banded together to create a memorial scholarship in his memory.

Steven is fondly remembered as a fun-loving creative spirit, whose best days were spent with friends, exploring nature on his grandparents’ farm in Iona, or cooking up delicious
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Colette

October 15–25
City Cinema rating tba
Dir: Wash Westmoreland, UK, 111 min. Keira Knightley, Dominic  [ ... ]

Jimmy Rankin shows

November 22 at Trailside Café
November 23 at Harbourfront Theatre Jimmy Rankin's new Moving East (o [ ... ]

Forage PEI

First annual food industry symposium in Charlottetown October 18 & 19
Various locations A new a [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]