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Premiere Toastmasters Club

Gain confidence and learn new skills such as impromptu speaking, communication, and leadership skill [ ... ]

Bones, Broths, And Braising

PEI Certified Organic Producers Cooperative, in collaboration with Brad Doiron, whole animal butcher [ ... ]

Funding to attract students

Over the next 3 years, the Government of Canada, through ACOA’s Business Development Program, will provide non-repayable contributions of $932,068 to UPEI and $437,175 to Holland College to attract and retain more international students. The Government of PEI will also provide $176,625 to UPEI, Holland College and Collège de l’Île through the Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning.

Literacy plan

As part of PEI’s new provincial literacy plan, government is investing $700,000 to hire new early literacy coaches, purchase classroom resources, and specially train teachers to help young children learn to write. Several K-3 initiatives are being initiated this year. A writing instruction program is being implemented in 39 schools. This fall, 165 teachers of Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 are

First-time home purchases

Under the Down Payment Assistance Program (DPAP), the PEI government will provide interest-free loans—worth up to 5% of the purchase price of an eligible property—to first time home buyers who qualify. The loans are repayable over 10 years. Government has committed $1 million to the program and it will operate until either the full amount is committed or March 31, 2020, whichever comes first. DPAP

efficiencyPEI instant Savings

EfficiencyPEI Instant Savings Program provides in-store rebates on select energy efficient products such as LED light bulbs and thermostats. Rebates will be automatically applied at the cash register. The first instant savings campaign will run to Nov 10 at retailers across PEI. Instant rebates on energy-efficient appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines will now be available year

Small craft harbours

The Government of Canada is making investments to renew its network of small craft harbours and work with municipalities and other stakeholders where investments and divestitures can enhance local communities. PEI communities receiving funding include: Covehead for maintenance dredging of the channel and basin; Darnley bridge for divestiture; Malpeque for maintenance dredging of the channel and

PEI BioAlliance Inc. project

The governments of Canada and PEI are supporting a project led by PEI BioAlliance Inc. to increase the number of skilled workers in the industry through education and training. Through its Business Development Program, ACOA is providing a non-repayable contribution of $40,875. The Government of PEI is also contributing $40,875 through the Dept of Economic Development and Tourism. The BioAlliance

Workplace injury prevention

A new campaign aims to increase awareness about the impact of workplace injury, and the importance of its prevention. The campaign is a partnership with the Atlantic province Worker Compensation Boards. The organizations have been working on awareness marketing for the past 10 years. Some 15,000 Atlantic Canadians suffer time-loss injuries at work every year. Threads of Life, Canada’s national

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Some Upcoming Events

The Island Christmas Review

With Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines December 5–8
Harmony House Theatre Christmas gives us permis [ ... ]

The Charlottetown Film Society & L’Ipéen...

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City Cinema Tickets at the door, cash only, $10, or visit for advanc [ ... ]

Moving East tour

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

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  [ ... ]