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DiverseCity 2019 calendar available

The PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada has produced a fundraising calendar for 2019 to support  [ ... ]

Heritage interpretation

Call for papers for upcoming conference in Sydney, NS Heritage interpretation in Atlantic Canada— [ ... ]

Engage PEI

Through Engage PEI, Islanders continue to get involved on provincial government agencies, boards, and commissions. Kim Griffin will be replacing John Bell at the Prince Edward Island Liquor Control Commission. The Employment Standards Board welcomes a new member from Summerside, Elizabeth Noonan. Some of the boards currently seeking new members are the Acadian and Francophone Community Advisory
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Community Revitalization

Under the PEI Government’s $2.5 million Community Revitalization Program The York Point Historical Society will receive $3,570 towards the cost of $7,141 to replace shingles on the roof of the York Point Community Centre and The Winsloe Lions Club will receive $14,621 towards the cost of $29,243 to replace the roof, provide a water service connection and purchase an AED defibrillator. The balance
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Business Energy Rebates

Now available to the commercial sector, the efficiencyPEI Business Energy Rebates program partners with wholesalers to assist businesses and farms with buying LED lighting, heat pumps, and other energy-efficient equipment. Visit efficiencyPEI on Facebook or Twitter or call 1-877-734-6336 to learn more. www.efficiencypei.ca

Housing Action Plan

Developed with a team of housing experts, a housing supply task force, and extensive engagement with Islanders, the Housing Action Plan for PEI includes items that will be immediately acted upon this year. It focuses on 5 goals: availability; affordability; sustainable communities; collaboration; and leadership. For a copy visit www.princeedwardisland.ca/housing-action-plan

Water and Sewer reports

City of Charlottetown’s Water and Sewer Utility 2017 water report includes information on how to read the meter, a reminder of seasonal water restrictions, and water test results, among other items. It is available at www.charlottetown.ca, Resident Services. 902-629-4014

Executive Director for Lennon Recovery House

Dianne Young President along with the Board of Directors of Lennon Recovery House have announced the recent hiring of Angela Davies as Executive Director.

Angela begins a one year assignment striving to prepare Lennon Recovery House to open to serve Islanders with addictions and co-occurring mental illness, in recovery and transitioning back to the community. Lennon Recovery House is located in
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An Island wish

On August 23, 4 year old Cooper Coughlin will arrive on Prince Edward Island soil for a once in a lifetime experience. The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada is granting Cooper’s most heartfelt wish; to travel to PEI to meet his Island family for the first time. As stated by Cooper’s parents on his behalf; “I have family there (on PEI) who would love to meet me. They have been following my
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Charlottetown’s Historic Squares exhibit

Charlottetown’s Historic Squares exhibit

The City of Charlottetown Planning and Heritage Department has created an exhibit exploring the history of its five historic squares. The display is part of the ongoing Picturing a City series that celebrates Charlottetown’s past through photos, stories and artifacts. Entitled, Picturing a City: Historic Squares, the new exhibit features images from the City’s Archival Collection and numerous
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Free transportation at Cloggeroo

The provincial government will sponsor free transportation at this year’s Cloggeroo festival to help keep visitors safe.

The Liquor Control Commission is supporting a free shuttle service for Prince Edward Island’s annual folk festival, which will bring musicians and fans from across Canada to the banks of the Brudenell River in Georgetown August 10 to 12. This is the fifth year that the
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Forging ahead

Eric and Dianne Schurman of Malpeque Fine Iron

Way Up West
by Jan Cox

When you enter the grounds of Malpeque Fine Iron Products, you enter a whole other world. You expect the creatures that greet you to start talking. This article cannot do justice to the wow factor of the experience.

Eric and Dianne Schurman are about to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Malpeque Fine Iron Products. Dianne can’t
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Some Upcoming Events

PEI Symphony Orchestra

Guest conductor Dina Gilbert will lead  February 24
Zion Church  The PEI Symphony Or [ ... ]

Sequential thinking

Serial arrangements at Confederation Centre Art Gallery Until March 19 The tradition of artists wo [ ... ]

The Charlottetown Film Society & L’Ipéen...

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City Cinema Tickets at the door, cash only, $7, or visit Eventbrite.ca for advance [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Music PEI Canadian Songwriter Challenge

In partnership with ECMA 2019 Music PEI and ECMA 2019 have announced a partnership bringing togethe [ ... ]

The facilitator

Profile: Steve Bellamy by Jane Ledwell “Arts are ways into emotions. Arts are where we connect, [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: John MacKenzie

The Feet of Blue Herons If you happen to live in another town,
Or country, or even galaxy
As dim and  [ ... ]