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Camp Dynamo

Camp Dynamo, presented by the PEI Business Women’s Association, takes place September 28–30 at D [ ... ]

Let’s Talk About Cycling

The City of Charlottetown will set up the third “Let’s Talk About Cycling” pop-up during Park( [ ... ]

Horsetails

Horsetails
The Cove Journal

by JoDee Samuelson

June has jumped out at us and we are flying in every direction. Here in the Cove we have our big Perennial Sale coming up, followed by a Rhubarb Social, a few weddings, a potluck—and this on top of our regular lives. Everything is urgently swelling, spreading out, expanding into summer.

While we humans rush about mowing our lawns and digging out summer clothes,
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113th President

113th President

The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce announced its Board of Directors for 2018-19 at the Chamber’s Annual General Meeting.

Jennifer Evans, General Manager of Ocean 100/Hot 105.5, was sworn in as the Chamber’s 113th President. Evans started her broadcast career after receiving a journalism degree from the University of King’s College, Halifax. She worked in Nova Scotia and
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Climate Change Action Plan

The target of the PEI’s 5-year Climate Change Action Plan is to reduce the Island’s greenhouse gases by 30 percent (below 2005 levels) by 2030. PEI is partnering with the federal government to offer Low Carbon Economy Fund programs to help Islanders make the changes necessary to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Info: princeedwardisland.ca/climatechange. Download the Climate Change Action Plan at princeedwardisland.ca

Paper Hearts raises money

The PEI Liquor Control Commission (PEILCC) staff put their hearts into the annual Paper Hearts campaign in support of Heart & Stroke during February, raising a grand total of $30,894. Dollars raised represent $2 donations from customers in all 17 PEI liquor corporate retail outlets across the province. The PEILCC has helped to generate in excess of $81,000 through the Paper Hearts campaign over the past 7 years.

Grade 8 PCAP results

Performance of PEI’s Grade 8 students in reading, math, and science has moved from among the lowest to among the highest in Canada, according to a national assessment released recently. The Pan-Canadian Assessment Program (PCAP) 2016 indicates that more Island students achieved expectations in reading (91%) than in any other province. PEI is: one of 5 provinces at or above the Canadian average in
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Housing access

Through a new partnership with Health PEI and the Canadian Mental Health Association-PEI, a 10-bed housing unit will be established this year that will offer long-term supervised housing, transitional “training apartments,” and respite beds. It consists of 3 levels of care including support for transition to independent living, and respite beds for when residential placements are unavailable. www.healthpei.ca

Organ and tissue donation

Islanders can now become organ and tissue donors through an online Intent to Donate Registry (www.makeitzero.ca). So far, approx 29,043 Islanders have documented their wishes through the online registry launched last year, of which 78% have indicated that they want to be a donor. Since April 10, there have been nearly 800 new registrations, mostly by Islanders in their 20s and 30s. PEI’s Intent to
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Gender-confirming surgery

Transgender Islanders can now access medically necessary gender-confirming surgeries through the province’s Medicare program. Gender-confirming surgery is a medically recognized treatment for gender dysphoria. Coverage for the surgeries will be based on what other Can provinces insure, and the process used nationally. Islanders interested in accessing gender-confirming surgeries are encouraged to
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McDonald’s PEI donates

The PEI 4-H Trust has accepted a donation of $5000 to the PEI 4-H Centennial Legacy Campaign from McDonald’s PEI made by owners Mike McKenna and his father Dave McKenna . 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of 4-H on PEI, to learn more or donate to the campaign www.pei4h.ca.

Youth Housing Report

The City of Charlottetown’s Youth Retention Advisory Board—Charlottetown Youth Matters—released a report recently concerning youth housing for those 16–35 yrs. The goal through the survey was to collect meaningful data from the city’s youth that can be used to help shape policy and direction as the City of Charlottetown works to address housing concerns. The Report is available as a PDF download
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Events Calendar

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Some Upcoming Events

Musical theatre blues

On the Road with Dutch Mason starring John Connolly Select dates to September 22
The Mack The “Pr [ ... ]

North Shore Community Centre event serie...

September 25
North Shore Community Centre The Rural Municipality of North Shore will present the Lat [ ... ]

Tétreault & Scarfone

Classical cello and piano September 23
Harbourfront Theatre Stéphane Tétreault, cello, and Marie- [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

Profile: Sandy Carruthers by Jane Ledwell Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching  [ ... ]

Free transportation at Cloggeroo

The provincial government will sponsor free transportation at this year’s Cloggeroo festival to he [ ... ]

Charlottetown’s Historic Squares exhibit...

The City of Charlottetown Planning and Heritage Department has created an exhibit exploring the hist [ ... ]