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Hunting licenses

Hunting licenses, and the required hunter safety training courses, are now free for first-time hunte [ ... ]

Dress for the Cause

Dress for Cause on October 19. Dress up, dress down but Dress for the Cause and support life-saving  [ ... ]

Aboriginal Sport Circle

The Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI has been awarded $50,000 towards assisting the Aboriginal Sport Circle. The Aboriginal Sport Circle is working to build the capacity of the First Nations’ community as well as increasing opportunities for involvement in grassroots sport and recreation. The program provides services and programming to Lennox Island First Nation, Abegweit First Nation and the

Adapted Playground

The new Adapted Playground Climber at West Royalty Elementary was opened in November. The local Home and School Association received $37,500 in support of this project through PEI’s Island Community Fund. The large playground structure features wheelchair accessibility, a rubber synthetic undersurface and adapted activities at ground level that allow children of all abilities the opportunity to

Arthritis Resource Kit

Is arthritis causing unwelcome changes in your lifestyle? Call The Arthritis Society for their free resource kit for people with arthritis. It includes information on nutrition and arthritis, physical activity and arthritis and more. 1-800-321-1433.

Higher Education Commission

The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission invites interested Maritime university students to submit an application to become a member of one of its advisory committees. Applications are accepted from all university students in the Maritimes interested in shaping the region’s post-secondary learning environment, now and for the future.

Literacy and Numeracy Results

The results of the 2009 provincial literacy and numeracy assessments went home to parents recently. The assessments measure how well PEI students are doing in reading and writing at the end of grade 3 and grade 6, and math at the end of grade 9. See results at

Lobster Landings

PEI lobster landings reached a record high in 2009. The total landings were 22.9 million pounds, up by 4.7 percent over 2009. The landed value dropped by 25 percent to an estimated $75 million. Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development Minister Neil LeClair said that the department is working closely with the all sectors of the industry on its Five Point Lobster Plan to address the challenges

More Wind Energy for PEI

Maritime Electric, with the support of the government of PEI, will seek proposals for development of a total of 130 megawatts of new renewable energy. The energy produced for the domestic market will be sold to Maritime Electric and distributed to Islanders. The utility already supplies more than 15 per cent of its customers’ power from wind and the new development will bring that share to over 20

OEE Energy Programs

Changes approved recently by PEI Treasury Board will increase the household income threshold from $30,000 to $35,000 to make more Islanders eligible for energy efficiency programs. Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) programs targeting low-income households include: PEI ecoEnergy Audit Assistance Program for Low-Income Households, PEI Energy Efficiency Loan Program for Low Income Households, PEI

Police Commissioner/Deputy

The province announced recently that retired Chief Justice Gerard E. Mitchell has been appointed Police Commissioner and Roy J. Ridlington has been appointed Deputy Police Commissioner. The Office of the Police Commissioner will ensure civilian oversight of police agencies on the Island, including the Atlantic Police Academy and UPEI Security Services. The Office will be independent, and will

Sand Mining Stopped

Regulatory changes approved by the province will stop commercial sand mining on PEI beaches. Cabinet has revoked the Sand Removal from Beaches Regulations under the Environmental Protection Act and had made amendments to the Watercourse and Wetland Protection Regulations in order to allow the removal of small amounts of sand for personal with certain conditions. Commercial sand removal will no

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Some Upcoming Events

Album Release: Andrew Waite

November 2
The Mack In early 2017, Andrew Waite decided to craft a new record. The album feels like  [ ... ]

George Canyon tour comes to S’side

November 3
Harbourfront Theatre Canadian country star George Canyon is taking his new album, Southsi [ ... ]

Port Cities

November 2
Celtic Performing Arts Centre The College of Piping welcomes Port Cities to its Celtic Pe [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Triple threat

Profile: Emma Fugate by Jane Ledwell Emma Fugate has three different business cards: “One for my [ ... ]

Destiny Best

Release date on World Suicide Prevention Day Local singer/songwriter Destiny Best is tapping into h [ ... ]

FIN Film Fest winners

FIN Atlantic International Film Festival is an eight-day celebration of film, media and music from t [ ... ]