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Maritime Home Brew Challenge

Presented by The Gahan House The Gahan House has expanded across the Maritimes, and to celebrate th [ ... ]

Confederation Centre Choirs

Both the Confederation Centre Youth Chorus and the Confederation Singers (the adult choir at the Cen [ ... ]

Summerside Bicycle Bus

Summerside Bicycle Bus

Some of the Summerside Bicycle Bus award winners for September have been announced.

Top Class Cyclist: Randy Corkum and  Alysha Trenholm captured the award for the Medicine Shoppe Top Cyclist for Elm Street;
Subway Healthy Start Award: Marie-Ann Roy’s Grade 5 Elementary Class
Top Cyclist: Teacher Karen Smith and Austin Trenholm won the Medicine Shoppe Top Cyclist Award for Greenfield School;

Veterinary Teaching Hospital

The Atlantic Veterinary College at UPEI celebrated the re-opening of its expanded and renovated Veterinary Teaching Hospital recently marking a new era of veterinary health care for Atlantic Canada. Approximately 10,000 square feet was renovated and added to the veterinary hospital at a cost of $3.2 million. The upgrade included increasing the number of surgery rooms; an expanded anesthesia,

Water Pollution Control

Summerside’s Water Pollution Control Centre and the City’s new water tower as well as the sludge remediation initiative have been completed. The Water Pollution Control Centre, new water tower and the sludge remediation initiative will improve the management of wastewater and sludge in the City of Summerside.

West Kent Volunteers

West Kent VolunteersThe Hon. Carolyn Bertram, Minister of Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour, presented a plaque to the dedicated group of volunteers at the West Kent Elementary School Playground Build Day. This project includes the installation of a variety of new playground equipment; some of the structures being installed include a wheelchair accessible slide, swing sets, table with seating, snail spring rider and a stationary four wheeler.

Wind Energy

A new turbine at the Kensington Waste Treatment Plant will help reduce the Town’s environmental impact and its energy bills. The turbine, constructed in late spring 2009, was the first municipally-owned turbine to be erected in the province and, according to Kensington officials, they are the first community in Canada with a wind-powered wastewater utility.

100 Mile Shopping

100 Mile Shopping
Finding fairs and wares close to home

by Peggy Miles

I’ve decided to partake in the 100 Mile Diet—except I’m going to apply the concept to my holiday shopping this year. That means I’ll be “shopping local” and aiming to purchase gifts, holiday décor and table trimmings that have been produced on PEI.

It’s craft fair season on the Island and what better place to get everything I’ll need for a

2009 Order of PEI

2009 Order of PEI

The 2009 recipients of the Order of Prince Edward Island were honoured at a special investiture ceremony at Government House.

Chancellor of the Order, the Honourable Barbara A. Hagerman, Lieutenant Governor, conferred the honour on the following individuals: Wilma Hambly, Charlottetown; Elmer MacDonald, Augustine Cove; Frank Zakem, Charlottetown.

The honour was conferred for the first time in 1996

Civic Centre to Renovate

Civic Centre to Renovate

The Charlottetown Civic Centre will undergo $184,000 in renovations the next few months, thanks to an investment of nearly $77,280 under the Province’s Island Community Fund (ICF), a new provincially funded infrastructure program, and $60,720 from the Government of Canada’s Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) Program, a key federal economic stimulus initiative under its Economic Action Plan.

Farmers Helping Farmers 2009

Farmers Helping Farmers 2009
Volunteer group presents awards in its 30th anniversary year

Farmers Helping Farmers has announced the winners of its 2009 awards. The awards recognize the contributions of the organization’s volunteers, supporters and members. Bev and Shirlee Simpson of Vesey’s Seeds Ltd. were presented with the Friend of Farmers Helping Farmers Award which recognizes individuals and businesses who are not

Freezing for Warmth

Freezing for Warmth
Native Council of PEI to hold vigil for Grandmother’s House

The Native Council of Prince Edward Island will hold the 3rd annual 24 hour vigil in aid of Grandmother’s House in their quest to continue to create awareness and understanding to combat homelessness on Prince Edward Island. Grandmother’s House, officially opened in 2004, is the only women’s shelter in Charlottetown put in place to

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Some Upcoming Events

ACT to present Rainbow Valley—An Island ...

November 8–10 & 15–17
The Guild ACT (a community theatre) has announced a family musical, Ra [ ... ]

Pink Floyd tribute at Harbourfront

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

The Thank You Canada Tour

Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir, Patrick Chan and more in Summerside November 15
Credit Union Place Canada [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]