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Free tickets to Christmas concerts

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

Leadership Training

Holland College is offering a leadership training program for board members and staff of not-for-pro [ ... ]

Invasive insect

Emerald ash borer

Emerald ash borer (EAB), a non-native and invasive insect that kills ash trees, has moved into Atlantic Canada.

The City of Charlottetown has partnered with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to install traps in six locations throughout Charlottetown to monitor for the insect. The traps, which are being placed on City property, are suspended high in the ash tree canopy.
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Community Revitalization

The PEI government has announced the first 3 projects to be approved under the new $2.5 million Community Revitalization Program. Projects are: a new locally designed and built solar array that will help make the Cavendish Farms Wellness Centre in Montague an environmentally efficient facility by reducing its energy bill; the Wellness Centre’s current leaking boiler will be replaced with an energy
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PEILCC supports Red Cross

For the 8th consecutive summer, shoppers visiting PEI Liquor Control Commission (PEILCC) outlets throughout PEI will have the opportunity to add a donation to their purchase and support the Canadian Red Cross. The PEILCC has supported numerous fundraising appeals in response to major domestic or international disasters including this past spring’s record floods in New Brunswick, the massive
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Apply for new funding

The government has committed new funding of $21 million for projects, events, and community capacity building. This new funding will support: Projects that address racism and discrimination with a focus on Indigenous Peoples and racialized women and girls; Events that promote intercultural and interfaith understanding, and celebrate a community’s history and culture, such as heritage months
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AccessAblility Supports

Expansions to the Disability Support Program, now called AccessAbility Supports, will include a coordinator to help clients navigate the system, job coaching and skills training, increased financial help for home and vehicle modifications, and a toll-free number as single point of contact. Info: princeedwardisland.ca or call 1-877-569-0546

Conserving grassland birds

ALUS Canada and the Government of PEI have signed a landmark agreement to help conserve threatened grassland bird species on PEI. The funding of $90,000 over 3 years will be used by PEI ALUS to support farmers to delay their first cut of hay until July 15, after fledging grassland bird species have left the nest. The annual payment of $25 per acre recognizes the value of the ecosystem services
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Hemodialysis unit

The PEI government is investing $500,000 through its capital budget to create a better-equipped, more spacious hemodialysis unit within Western Hospital. The design will be based on best practices for the delivery of dialysis services, as well as patient confidentiality, infection prevention and control standards. Western Hospital also will renovate its acute care area to create a new palliative
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Drug formulary

The PEI government is adding and expanding coverage for 28 new drugs beginning August 1. The new drugs will treat more than 260 Islanders with cancer, eye conditions, adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), cystic fibrosis, and several other illnesses. Info: princeedwardisland.ca/pharmacare

New conservation area on Tracadie Bay

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has conserved a 52-hectare (128-acre) coastal property adjacent to popular Blooming Point beach, about 30 kilometres north of Charlottetown. The new conservation area is located on Tracadie Bay and features Acadian forest, freshwater wetland, salt marsh and dunes.

A portion of this project was donated to NCC by the MacGillivray family of Blooming Point, under
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Children's Wish reveal for Island teen

On July 19, Children’s Wish Foundation, PEI Chapter, will be granting Haley Matheson’s most heartfelt wish, a camper trailer. In Haley’s words, “Because my illness was not just rough on me, but also on my brother and mother, I’d love the opportunity to spend quality time together as a family.”

Haley will be presented with the trailer in the company of friends, family, sponsors, stakeholders and
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Some Upcoming Events

PEI Symphony Orchestra with guest David ...

November 25
Confederation Centre of the Arts Following the fiery season opener Exquisite Fires & [ ... ]

Light Up the Dark

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

UPEI Wind Symphony

November 15
Homburg Theatre The UPEI Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Karem J Simon, will p [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]