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PEI Genealogical Society meeting

The next meeting of the PEI Genealogical Society will be held November 17, 2–4 pm, at Beaconsfield [ ... ]

Seniors Active Living Centre

Events continue at the Seniors Active Living Centre, Bell Aliant Centre, UPEI, Charlottetown: Novem [ ... ]

Law Foundation funding

The Law Foundation of Prince Edward Island announced its grant funding for 2018 recently. Among the recipients are the PEI Hard of Hearing Association and the Cooper Institute.   

Gary Scales, Chair of the Law Foundation, explains that, “The hard of hearing project promotes ways to improve communications with clients requiring legal services who have hearing difficulty.” He noted that
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The Island fox

The Island fox
The Nature of PEI

by Gary Schneider

I enjoy seeing nature close up and feeling that I am a part of my surroundings. It is not humans watching nature, but humans as part of the natural world. I admit to being more comfortable walking a forest path than shopping in a mall, but I do recognize that both are components of this modern world.

This past May, I could walk from my house in Tea Hill to the
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Meet the Cleavers

Meet the Cleavers
The Cove Journal

by JoDee Samuelson

Every year we add manure to our garden and every year we get uninvited wildflowers as part of the package. (“Wildflowers” sounds gentler than “weeds.”) 

This year a healthy crop of Galium aparine, or Cleavers, is springing up. If you have these guests in your yard you need no description from me. Scratchy stems covered with recurved (down-pointing) prickles
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Current Collective

Current Collective
A new artisan shop at Spinnaker’s Landing in Summerside features work by local creatives

The New Creative
by Cassandra Bernard

Jen Croken and Jane Gallant have always been very creative, each with their own visionary outlets. Both members of the Etsy community, the two friends realized they shared the same dream of one day opening a little artisan shop by the water. The more they talked about it,
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New French school

Students, parents, educators and community leaders gathered recently in Rollo Bay to officially open the new École La-Belle-Cloche and Pavillon de l’Est. Located on the site of the former Rollo Bay school, the facility houses a provincial Early Years Centre, a K-12 school for up to 150 students, and community meeting space. Construction of the 45,000 square foot facility was supported by funding
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Emergency dept physicians

Health PEI is hiring dedicated emergency department physicians at Kings County Memorial Hospital (KCMH) to address challenges with physician coverage for emergency department shifts at KCMH.

Health PEI is enhancing primary care access for residents of Kings County at the Montague Health Centre. Beginning July 1, the health centre will be offering primary care services Monday and Wednesday evenings
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COACH nurse practitioner

A nurse practitioner has been hired to support the expansion to Queens County of the Caring for Older Adults in Community and at Home (COACH) program. The expansion is possible thanks to a $140,000 investment in government’s 2018-19 operating budget. Island seniors must be referred to the COACH program by their primary care provider, a geriatrician, or geriatric program nurse practitioner or a
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Action plan for seniors

Promoting Wellness, Preserving Health is PEI’s 1st provincial action plan for seniors, near seniors, and caregivers. It has been designed to improve the lives of Islanders and support the enhancement and sustainability of the overall health and wellness system. The strategy is available at www.princeedwardisland.ca/seniors-health.

New Health PEI trustee

New Health PEI trustee

James (Jim) T. Revell has been appointed trustee of Health PEI. A former Health PEI board member, Revell is a member of the P.E.I. Law Society and Canadian Bar Association. He is currently the chief executive officer of the Insurance Company of PEI. While on the Health PEI board he served on the Executive and Audit Committee. The trustee is intended to be a temporary position until a new board can
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Funding for Souris

The governments of Canada and PEI have invested $195,000 to help the Town of Souris expand its popular Gateway Park. Through its Innovative Communities Fund, ACOA provided a contribution of $100,000. The project involved the addition of 2 new commercial outlets, a deck enclosure, expanded boardwalk and fencing, and as more parking and signage. The playground was also upgraded, including a new
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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 [ ... ]

Wintertide Holiday Festival

November 24 & 25
Charlottetown Wintertide Holiday Festival begins November 23 with a Wintertide  [ ... ]

Rainbow Valley—An Island Musical

ACT presents Hank Stinson’s adaptation at The Guild November 15, 16 & 17
The Guild As PEI’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
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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  [ ... ]