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Sexual health walk-in clinic

A sexual health walk-in clinic will offer Islanders another way to access sexual health services, in [ ... ]

Rising Youth Grants

Rising Youth Community Service Grants empower young people ages 15–30 to imagine ideas that can su [ ... ]

The Golden Boy: A Doctor’s Journey with Addiction

The Golden Boy: A Doctor’s Journey with Addiction
Grant Matheson

Acorn press has published a new memoir by Grant Matheson, The Golden Boy: A Doctor’s Journey with Addiction.

Before opioids destroyed Grant Matheson’s career, he was a pillar of his community—respected physician, loving husband, devoted father, and trusted friend. Grant was a straight-laced kid who grew up to be a clean-living adult. No drinking, no smoking, and certainly no drugs.
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The Book of WHY (and HOW)

The Book of WHY (and HOW)
Corey Poirier

When Atlantic Canada based motivational, and multiple-time TEDx speaker, Corey Poirier, started working for a Fortune 500 company in 1996 in Western Canada, that’s exactly how he felt when he discovered that the training would be minimal at best. He was led to a room where he was to sit for close to a week with nothing more than a Zig Ziglar training video. He decided on that day
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Reading Between The Pictures

Reading Between The Pictures
John Nicholson

John Nicholson’s debut fiction entitled Reading Between The Pictures is based on the historical photographs taken by Charlottetown’s William Alexander McKee, and fictional “letters home” that weave together the story of the last contingent of Canadians to see active service in the Anglo-Boer War.

One hundred and sixteen years ago last month, twenty-three Islanders became part of the
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A gift of Island poetry: Richard Lemm

I SHOULD HAVE FISHED WITH HERONS

I should have fished with herons,
scurried after the waves with plovers.
Honeysuckle might have sweetened my lips,
wind-bent spruce trees given shelter.
I could have sailed away in moonlight
when the sea played silver chords.

The stars still linger in my breath
those autumn nights when the air stings.

Memories lie among driftlogs on the shore,
glass floats from broken
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Emily’s Letters

Emily’s Letters
Vicki Reddin-Gauthier

Vicki Reddin-Gauthier launches her first book, Emily’s Letters, December 16 at The Haviland Club, Charlottetown, 12:30–3:30 pm.

The novel explores friendship, romantic love, the here and the here-after: Imagine if you could have one more conversation with friends and lovers now gone from this earth. In Emily’s Letters, the dead have as much to say as the living.

Vicki earned
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TWIG writers win nationally

TWIG writers win nationally

Island authors, Roger Gordon and Margôt Maddison-MacFadyen, have received first-place awards in a national writing competition, run by the magazine Canadian Stories. They are members of the same writing group, TWIG (The Writers in Group), in PEI. TWIG is comprised of a diverse group of around 20 people who meet weekly year-round, with a strong record of receiving prizes at the annual Island
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Possibilities

One Great Thing
by Ann Thurlow

Your head can be turned by a beautiful woman or by a beautiful sentence. Both have secrets—each a whole story and an invitation to imagine.

“I’ll stand out here in the rain until she lets me in”…that’s what I’m talking about, a fragment of a song by Dennis Ellsworth, except that it doesn’t need music to set itself alight. It is an entire sad tale. It is a sentence
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A gift of Island poetry: Diane Morrow

Curated by Deirdre Kessler

LOON

The single lovely bird
in this sudden pond
beside the bike trail
startles.

Yes, it has the checkerboard back,
wide neck, definitely
not a cormorant.
I’ve never been this close to a loon before.

Its red eye
fixes me
before it flies.

I pedal away
blessed to be
its only human witness.

—Dianne Morrow. What Really Happened Is This. Acorn Press, 2011. 

PEI poet laureate
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I, Samantha, Take This Mortal, Darrin

Adam-Michael James

Television’s supernatural sitcom, Bewitched, is getting a wrap-up 45 years after it went off the air. In the show’s original 1964-1972 run, the tale of witch Samantha Stephens and her mortal husband Darrin ended on what might be called a “regular” episode, since series finales were not commonplace for long-running shows like they are today. Now, author Adam-Michael James gives
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Remembered in Bronze and Stone: Canada’s Great War Memorial Statuary

Alan MacLeod

Alan MacLeod has a new book entitled Remembered in Bronze and Stone: Canada's Great War Memorial Statuary about the nation’s war memorials including those in Charlottetown and other parts of the province.

Remembered in Bronze and Stone evokes the years immediately following the First World War, when grief was still freshly felt in communities from one end of Canada to the other. This
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The Thank You Canada Tour

Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir, Patrick Chan and more in Summerside November 15
Credit Union Place Canada [ ... ]

The Children Act

September 27–October 4
City Cinema PG, language warning
Dir: Richard Eyre, UK, 105 min. Emma Thomps [ ... ]

George Canyon tour comes to S’side

November 3
Harbourfront Theatre Canadian country star George Canyon is taking his new album, Southsi [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

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

Filmworks Summerside

Film series is back for 7th season Filmworks Summerside opens for their 7th season on September 12  [ ... ]

An Island wish

On August 23, 4 year old Cooper Coughlin will arrive on Prince Edward Island soil for a once in a li [ ... ]