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Al-Anon

What can you do when someone close to you drinks too much? Al-Anon Family groups provide hope and he [ ... ]

Free tickets to Christmas concerts

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

The History of Argyle Shore

The History of Argyle Shore

Carolyn Bertram, Minister of Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour, congratulates the Argyle Shore Women’s Institute on the recent launch of their new book, The History of Argyle Shore. “The completion of this book marks the culmination of many hours of hard work, gathering photos and maps, collecting stories and tracing our Island history,” said Minister Bertram. “This will provide the people
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Frog-killing Fungus

A team of researchers from UPEI and the Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre (CCWHC) have found a potentially deadly strain of fungus for amphibians on PEI. Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, more commonly known as chytrid fungus, is blamed for the extreme decline or extinction of more than 200 species of frogs and toads around the world. Natacha Hogan, assistant professor of Biology and
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In the Top 100

The American Bus Association (ABA) recently announced that the Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival, has been designated as one of the Top 100 Events in North America for 2010. Inclusion in the Top 100 list, published as a supplement to the September/October issue of Destinations magazine, indicates that the PEI International Shellfish Festival offers excellent entertainment value
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Investment in Victoria

The Village of Victoria’s popularity as a summer tourist destination will be enhanced even further thanks to a combined investment from the federal and provincial governments as well as from the community. The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of State (ACOA), the Honourable Neil LeClair, Minister of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development, and Ben Smith, Chairperson of the Victoria
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Marcia Enman joins Council

Marcia Enman of Wellington, PEI, is the newest member of the Advisory Council on the Status of Women. She is the general director and editor of the only French language newspaper on PEI. Enman has been with La Voix Acadienne for 31 years. Enman sits on the national board of directors of L’Association de la presse francophone as vice-president. She is village councillor on the Wellington Village
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Patient Monitoring Solutions

A new company focused on providing remote patient monitoring solutions is opening a service centre in the e-Health Centre of Excellence at the Holman Building in downtown Summerside. MDDx stands for Medical Devices and Diagnostics. The company plans to create 20 jobs within two years. MDDx The Province is investing a $100,000 strategic infrastructure rebate for the purchase of equipment and technical infrastructure.

Safer Buses

The provincial government is taking steps to enhance school bus safety. Effective Sept 1 regular school buses must be replaced every 11 years and that spare buses must be replaced every 13 years. The Government is able to implement the new regulations after purchasing 60 new school buses in 2008-2009 and 40 new buses in 2009-2010 at a total cost of $8 million. There are 278 buses in the regular fleet and 41 spare buses.

Seeking Friendship Volunteers

Host Program for Newcomers to Canada is a friendship program, and it is designed to match resident PE Islanders with new immigrants, to help them learn how to live in Canada. Immigrants coming to a new environment face many challenges. Host Program volunteers help new immigrants feel welcome in their new community by spending friendly time with them. Volunteer hosts are carefully matched with
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Smoke-free Places Act

Amendments to the Smoke-free Places Act will further protect Islanders from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke, says Health Minister Doug Currie. The changes include: Eliminating designated smoking rooms in public places and work places, except in nursing homes and community care facilities; Eliminating designated smoking areas and prohibit smoking on hospital grounds, with the exception of
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UPEI Mobile

UPEI Mobile was created by the university’s web development team as part of the content management system for its website, which is built on the open-source Drupal platform. Drupal.org recently gave UPEI front-page billing as a showcase for what can be done with the platform in an academic setting (http://drupal.org/node/534852). By accessing UPEI Mobile at http://m.upei.ca/, users can search for
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Events Calendar

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Some Upcoming Events

Discover Charlottetown Presents:

Classic Christmas movies at Victorian Christmas Weekend November 24 & 25
City Cinema Visit City [ ... ]

Symons Lecture

Dr. Margaret MacMillan is 2018 medal recipient and lecturer November 23
Homburg Theatre Confederati [ ... ]

Confederation Centre: Art Gallery exhibi...

Open daily The Ronald Bloore Conservation Project Until January 13 Inspired by then newly-built C [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]