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Historic photo exhibit

The City of Charlottetown has partnered with the Prince Edward Island Regiment Museum to create a hi [ ... ]

Heart & Stroke needs you

Heart & Stroke Foundation is planning for their Person-to-Person campaign in February 2019. Plea [ ... ]

9th UPEI Chancellor

9th UPEI Chancellor
Honourable Catherine Callbeck installed

The Honourable Catherine Callbeck has been installed as the 9th Chancellor of the University of Prince Edward Island.

Dr. Callbeck is a retired business leader and senator, and former premier of the province of PEI. The native of Central Bedeque, PEI, was unanimously elected to the volunteer position earlier this year by UPEI’s Board of Governors. As
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Bookmark readings

Bookmark readings
Celebrities and authors in Charlottetown

Charlottetown’s independent bookstore, Bookmark has announced three events for November.

On November 7 at 7:30 pm comedian and Montreal Canadiens superfan Jay Baruchel will be promoting his new book, Born Into It—A Fan’s Life. It’s no secret that Jay Baruchel is a die-hard fan of the Montreal Canadiens. He talks about the team at every opportunity, wears
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T3 Transit celebrates 13 years

T3 Transit recently celebrated its 13th anniversary of service in Charlottetown, growing from 75 passenger fares on its first day to nearly 3,000 passenger fares on the same day, 13 years later. September marked transit’s biggest month ever with 62,964 passenger fares. There were 58,962 passenger fares in September 2018, up from 50,751 in September 2017.

Child care subsidy

The child-care subsidy provided by the PEI government is increasing. The private sitter rate is increasing from $20 to $30 a day for infants and $20 to $25 for children two years and older; the before and after-school child care half-day rate is increasing from $10 to $15 and the full day rate is increasing from $20 to $30; and the number of families who will receive full subsidy is increasing
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Child-care spaces

The PEI Government has announced the opening of 358 new child-care spaces over the past six months. Seasonal spaces and extended hours have been offered in Montague, Souris and Tryon. Full and part-time spaces have been added in Belfast, Montague and Bloomfield, with more spaces expected to open soon in other rural communities. Regulation changes are planned to increase the number of licensed
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Engage PEI

UPEI’s board of governors welcomed new members James Bradley, Bertha Campbell (re-appointment) and Brian Thompson in Sept. Engage PEI helps Islanders volunteer for more than 70 PEI government agencies, boards and commissions. Some boards currently seeking new members are the: Acadian and Francophone Community Advisory Committee; Legislative and Confederation Centre Public Library Trustees, and
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Let’s Talk Memory

Let’s Talk Memory is a new campaign to help raise public awareness and challenge the stigma of Alzheimer’s disease. Through the program Islanders can share their story or journey with Alzheimer’s on social media using hashtag #LetsTalkMemory. Visit alzpei.ca for information on dementia and to reach out for support. The campaign will include targeted local and social media, posters, feature stories
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Ignition Fund recipients

2018 Ignition Fund recipients are: Broek Innovations Company Ltd; Gallant’s Seafood Market; Maritime Marzipan Confectionary; New World Foeders; RecordFund Inc.; Red Island Cider; Safety Pro Incorporated; ShopLaw; Stemble Learning and Westisle Special Projects. Two local organizations—RDÉE Prince Edward Island and Food Island Partnership—are adopting Ignition branding for their own start-up
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Some Upcoming Events

Moving East tour

Jimmy Rankin at Harbourfront Theatre and Trailside Café November 22 & 23  Jimmy Rankin [ ... ]

Come Home to Us

Christmas programming at the Celtic Performing Arts Centre Select dates
Celtic Performing Arts Centr [ ... ]

PEI Symphony Orchestra with guest David ...

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

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  [ ... ]