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2019 Island Fringe Festival

Now taking applications The 2019 Island Fringe Festival takes place August 1–4. As always, t [ ... ]

Bones, Broths, And Braising

PEI Certified Organic Producers Cooperative, in collaboration with Brad Doiron, whole animal butcher [ ... ]

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

ScreenScape/Tourism PEI

Tourism PEI has partnered with ScreenScape as a technology provider for a multi-faceted marketing effort. With ScreenScape-powered screen displays now being used in venues throughout the world, Tourism PEI sees an opportunity to use this service. Tourism PEI will also use the technology to deliver content to select venues across PEI starting with the Visitor Information Centers, with the intent to

Tourism Charlottetown

The board of directors of Tourism Charlottetown & the PEI Convention Partnership has announced the hiring of Myrtle Jenkins-Smith as their new Chief Executive Officer and Mark Carr-Rollit as Director of Operations. Myrtle and Mark began tenures in November.

Wood Islands Train Station

Wood Islands Train StationFor the past two years, Wood Islands and Area Development Corporation has run the Wood Islands Train Station as an interpretive centre. The Corporation is looking for a partner to share this space with them or to operate their business in the Train Station. Site includes a Visitor’s Information Centre, a Liquor Store, Specialty Shops, park land with trees, manicured lawns and gardens, and the

20 Days 20 Ways

The Canadian Labour Congress and its affiliated unions are asking Canadians to send 20 postcards in 20 days to the prime minister telling him to take action now to end violence against women.

“On December 6th it will be 20 years since 14 young women were murdered in Montreal simply because they were women,” says Lori MacKay, Vice-President, Women’s Issues with the P.E.I. Federation of Labour.

Christmas Seals

Christmas Seals

This year marks the 101st anniversary of the Christmas Seals in Canada. By using Christmas Seals on the back of their holiday greetings and parcels, Islanders are helping the one in five Canadians with breathing difficulties, like this year’s PEI Christmas Seals Ambassador, thirteen year old Emma Dougan.

“My name is Emma and I have asthma. I had my first asthma attack in November 2005 and was

Co-operator of the Year

Co-operator of the Year

The first Co-operator of the year Award was given to a well deserving candidate by the Prince Edward Island Co-operative Council. Dave Pearcey from Brackley received the award for his dedication as manager at Morell Credit Union.

Dave was born in St. John’s Newfoundland in 1945. He joined the Bank of Montreal in 1965 in Stephenville and over the next 31 years he worked across the Maritimes on PEI,

Community Halls—You’ve Got Mail

The Association of Rural Community Halls (ARCH) has mailed out welcome packages and invitations to halls across PEI. Over thirty halls have joined ARCH since they began their membership drive this summer, and all are enjoying the benefits.

Joining ARCH has given many of those halls an online presence for the first time according to Ward MacDonald, ARCH Executive Director. ARCH’s website,

Extending Recruitment

Extending Recruitment

Holland College is extending its recruitment efforts into the north eastern United States following a recent trade mission cosponsored by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and P.E.I. Business Development Inc. to New England in September. Representatives from the college visited Blackstone Valley High School in Massachusetts and began discussions with the school’s administration about how

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Some Upcoming Events

Light Up the Dark

Confederation Centre holiday show December 14
Homburg Theatre Confederation Centre carries a long t [ ... ]


Cirque Musica Holiday November 15
Eastlink Centre Eastlink Centre has announced the all-new concert [ ... ]

What They Had

November 26–December 2
City Cinema PG, coarse language
Dir: Elizabeth Chomko, US, 101 min. Hilary S [ ... ]

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
like [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]