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Stretching the season

The Canadian Safe Boating Council would like boaters to enjoy all that fall boating has to offer but [ ... ]

BUD’s Belfast Uke Drop-ins

BUD’s—Belfast Ukulele Drop-Ins is a group of local Belfast area folk who are learning how to pla [ ... ]

Lowering Bad Cholesterol

Government of Canada researchers at the National Research Council (NRC) have developed innovative technology to help lower bad cholesterol levels by combining natural botanical extracts. Vancouver-based Omnia Foods Ltd. has acquired the North American rights to this technology, which was developed at NRC’s Nutrisciences and Health cluster initiative in Charlottetown.

Memorandum of Understanding

Atlantic Canada’s universities and community colleges have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) allowing greater collaboration among institutions and improving completion times, enabling students to have a more seamless educational experience in attaining their post-secondary credentials. Community colleges in Atlantic Canada operate in 50 campus locations throughout the region and serve
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North Granville Community Centre

North Granville Community Centre recently reopened. The Centre is used to host many community functions and events. Major renovations included: the installation of a new water heater; kitchen renovations; insulating of the roof; a new furnace and oil tank; new windows installed upstairs and down; new flooring; and installation of a new septic system.

Online Professional Directory

The PEI CHRSC in collaboration with the Interactive Media Alliance is developing an online professional directory for PEI’s media and talent industry. The proposed design of the database will provide Production Companies, Development Studios, Businesses, and others the opportunity to search by company, job title, region, genre, availability, credits, and other criteria. The categories include
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PEI Planning Decisions

A new web-based information service for Islanders, PEI Planning Decisions has been launched. The webpage is located on the Provincial Government website under the Department of Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour at www.peiplanningdecisions.ca. The public can view planning decisions regarding Preliminary Approval and Final Approval of Subdivisions, Development Permits, Official Plan
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Rackham’s Pond Restoration

Restoration of Rackham’s Pond next to Wheatley River Community Hall will include an interpretive nature trail. As sedimentation is dredged to build up the perimeter trail, the new deeper pond will provide better habitat for fish of all species. The new marshland will act as a nitrate sponge, since the marsh plants utilize nitrates in their growth. Persistent erosion of the stream bank at the
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Renewable Energy Credits

A purchase agreement between the Prince Edward Island Energy Corporation and TD Bank Financial Group will see the bank will buy certificates equivalent to a total of 10,322 megawatt hours of wind-generated electricity from August 1, 2009 to April 1, 2011. Each Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) represents the generation of one megawatt hour of renewable energy. The East Point Wind Farm is
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Seniors’ Program

The Government of PEI is expanding its Seniors’ Emergency Home Repair Program. Seniors aged 60 and older who have an annual household income of up to thirty-five thousand dollars are now eligible to apply. That’s a five thousand dollar increase to the income threshold. About four hundred and fifty additional seniors are expected to qualify for the program under the new criteria.

Shellfish Award

Clyde MacKenzie, a shellfish biologist from New Jersey, was presented with an honourary shellfish enhancement recognition award by Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development Minister Neil LeClair. In 1972 Mr. MacKenzie was contracted by the provincial fisheries department to develop an oyster enhancement plan. He introduced a number of techniques still being used today.

Shellfish Recognition Awards 2009

Two leading members of the PEI shellfish industry were recently presented with awards on in recognition of their contributions to the industry. Dennis Enman of Coleman and Carl Reynolds of Stratford received the 2009 Provincial Ministers Shellfish Recognition Awards from Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development Minister Neil LeClair.

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Some Upcoming Events

Jim Cuddy Trio

September 30
Harbourfront Theatre The Jim Cuddy Trio comes to Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside on  [ ... ]

Pink Floyd tribute at Harbourfront

November 2
Harbourfront Theatre PIGS: Canada’s Pink Floyd will come to Harbourfront Theatre in Sum [ ... ]

9th Grand Ruisseau Song Festival

September 28–30
Mont-Carmel Parish Hall The Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]