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Third Thursdays

Third Thursdays is an opportunity to network with members of creative industries, meet Innovation PE [ ... ]

Free tickets to Christmas concerts

The City of Charlottetown will once again present two Christmas concerts as part of the Wintertide H [ ... ]

University Women Scholarships

The Canadian Federation of University Women Charlottetown has announced this year’s recipients of the three scholarships it administers.

Jacqueline Roche will receive the Margaret MacMillan Pratt Graduate Scholarship in the Arts.
Kelsey Marie Moore of Cornwall, PEI, is the recipient of the Margaret MacMillan Pratt Graduate Scholarship in the Sciences.
Kate Bevan-Baker will receive the Frieda Creelman Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship.

Young Model

Young Model

Twelve-year-old Keisha Doyle recently participated in Atlantic Canada’s Next Top Model and Actor competition presented by Facade International with President, Marc Gagnon. She represented PEI in the 12–16 division and won 4 events/titles which were Acting Casting, Runway, Swimsuit and the Overall Divisional winner. She was also runner up in Acting TV.

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

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Some Upcoming Events

The Ennis Sisters

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

The Island Christmas Review

With Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines December 5–8
Harmony House Theatre Christmas gives us permis [ ... ]

UPEI Wind Symphony

November 15
Homburg Theatre The UPEI Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Karem J Simon, will p [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

A gift of Island poetry: Chris Bailey

Curated by Deirdre Kessler Things My Buddy Said Oh, brother, growing up I’d get into trouble
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A passion for cinema

Laurent Gariépy is screening the classics at City Cinema by Dave Stewart Anyone checking out City [ ... ]

Acadian showman

Profile: Christian Gallant by Jane Ledwell Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at  [ ... ]