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Investment in Victoria

The Village of Victoria’s popularity as a summer tourist destination will be enhanced even further thanks to a combined investment from the federal and provincial governments as well as from the community. The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of State (ACOA), the Honourable Neil LeClair, Minister of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development, and Ben Smith, Chairperson of the Victoria
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Marcia Enman joins Council

Marcia Enman of Wellington, PEI, is the newest member of the Advisory Council on the Status of Women. She is the general director and editor of the only French language newspaper on PEI. Enman has been with La Voix Acadienne for 31 years. Enman sits on the national board of directors of L’Association de la presse francophone as vice-president. She is village councillor on the Wellington Village
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Patient Monitoring Solutions

A new company focused on providing remote patient monitoring solutions is opening a service centre in the e-Health Centre of Excellence at the Holman Building in downtown Summerside. MDDx stands for Medical Devices and Diagnostics. The company plans to create 20 jobs within two years. MDDx The Province is investing a $100,000 strategic infrastructure rebate for the purchase of equipment and technical infrastructure.

Safer Buses

The provincial government is taking steps to enhance school bus safety. Effective Sept 1 regular school buses must be replaced every 11 years and that spare buses must be replaced every 13 years. The Government is able to implement the new regulations after purchasing 60 new school buses in 2008-2009 and 40 new buses in 2009-2010 at a total cost of $8 million. There are 278 buses in the regular fleet and 41 spare buses.

Seeking Friendship Volunteers

Host Program for Newcomers to Canada is a friendship program, and it is designed to match resident PE Islanders with new immigrants, to help them learn how to live in Canada. Immigrants coming to a new environment face many challenges. Host Program volunteers help new immigrants feel welcome in their new community by spending friendly time with them. Volunteer hosts are carefully matched with
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Smoke-free Places Act

Amendments to the Smoke-free Places Act will further protect Islanders from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke, says Health Minister Doug Currie. The changes include: Eliminating designated smoking rooms in public places and work places, except in nursing homes and community care facilities; Eliminating designated smoking areas and prohibit smoking on hospital grounds, with the exception of
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UPEI Mobile

UPEI Mobile was created by the university’s web development team as part of the content management system for its website, which is built on the open-source Drupal platform. Drupal.org recently gave UPEI front-page billing as a showcase for what can be done with the platform in an academic setting (http://drupal.org/node/534852). By accessing UPEI Mobile at http://m.upei.ca/, users can search for
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Eckhart Mouse Hunt Spoiled by Thieves

Eckhart Mouse Hunt Spoiled by Thieves

Someone stole four of the recently installed bronze Eckhart statuettes which were part of a new attraction in Charlottetown, produced and funded by Downtown Charlottetown Inc.: The Eckhart Mouse Hunt.

“This program has gotten rave reviews from locals and visitors,” say Dawn Alan, Executive Director of DCI. “We’ve received many positive email and photos from families who have enjoyed the hunt. Here
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Katimavik Challenge

A group of Katimavik volunteers from across Canada arrived in Charlottetown in early September, and have wasted no time challenging the Island to do something extraordinary. This group of 11 volunteers, between the ages of 17 and 21, have challenged themselves, and their new community to help turn the tide of AIDS in Africa by becoming involved in the Dare to Remember Campaign of the Stephen Lewis
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Supreme Speaker

Supreme Speaker
Justice Thomas Cromwell will deliver guest lecture at UPEI

The Honourable Thomas Cromwell, of the Supreme Court of Canada, will be the guest lecturer at the Chief Justice Thane A. Campbell Lectureship in Law at the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown. Cromwell will give a lecture entitled “Atlantic Canada’s Contributions to the Supreme Court of Canada”.

Cromwell was appointed to
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