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Plays wanted for Community Theatre Festi...

The PEI Community Theatre Festival will be held at the Carrefour in Charlottetown on March 30, 2019, [ ... ]

GivingTuesday

The City of Charlottetown is participating in GivingTuesday by providing an additional drop off loca [ ... ]

Game Changer Award

Game Changer Award

The United Way of P.E.I. teamed up with Vogue Optical and Island Storm Basketball to recognize volunteers across P.E.I. making a difference in their communities. The Vogue Optical United Way Game Changer award was presented to 5 individuals nominated because of their volunteer work and its impact in their community. Each winner was invited to bring family and friends to the Vogue Optical Suite at
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Sustainable certification

The City of Charlottetown is encouraging businesses to sign up for the Certified Sustainable Business program. The City of Charlottetown, EfficiencyPEI, and Island Waste Management Corporation partnered on the initiative. Kent Street Market and MacQueen’s Bike Shop are the latest businesses to be certified. Beyond specializing in a sustainable mode of transportation, MacQueen’s is housed in a
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Cooking for Kidsport

Cooking for Kidsport

The 2nd Annual Cooking for KidSport fundraising event was held on April 12 and raised $18,000. The 200 attendees were treated to a fantastic dining experience and some unique entertainment featuring some local celebrities showcasing some of their culinary skills.

With April 12 being Humboldt Jersey Day, attendees were given the option of wearing their favourite jersey in honour of Humboldt and
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Holland College news

Holland College news
Holland College changes

Following a review of its program offerings, Holland College will be suspending the Golf Club Management and the Photography and Digital Imaging programs due to low enrolments. Current students will not be affected by the suspension of either program, as the 2nd year of each program will commence in Sept as usual. The program suspensions are part of Holland College’s
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UPEI news

UPEI news
UPEI grad heading to Oxford

Christian Norton, who graduated with his Honours Biology degree from UPEI in 2016, will head this fall to Oxford University with a full scholarship. Norton will complete his MSc in Biology this spring at the Université de Montréal’s Institut de recherche en biologie végétale before commencing his PhD studies in plant ecology at Oxford. He is one of 140 recipients of the
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Cannabis laws

A new document, Cannabis Legalization: A Policy and Legislative Framework for Prince Edward Island brings together government decisions and direction.

Highlights: The minimum age to purchase, possess and use recreational cannabis will be set at 19 years of age; Provincial legislation will prohibit youth from possessing or consuming cannabis and will allow police to confiscate and destroy cannabis
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Startup Zone companies graduate

Startup Zone companies graduate

A number of Startup Zone companies graduated from the residency program recently—Kim Roach Design, Mighty Pebble Games, Onset Communications, TopFeed, Open Air UAV Training, BECKA VIAU, and Lift Media.

Startup Zone is welcoming new companies into the program: AGAMA specializes in AR and VR experiences, 3D audio, interactive spaces and custom electronic devices; Gocanna is Canada’s cannabis tourism
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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
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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
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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
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Some Upcoming Events

Rainbow Valley—An Island Musical

ACT presents Hank Stinson’s adaptation at The Guild November 16 & 17
The Guild As PEI’s pro [ ... ]

What They Had

November 26–December 2
City Cinema PG, coarse language
Dir: Elizabeth Chomko, US, 101 min. Hilary S [ ... ]

The Ennis Sisters

Newfoundland sisters on the mainstage December 1
Homburg Theatre  On December 1, Sobeys LIVE @ [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]