Pennsylvania could have numerous hemp fields after legalization

The Lancaster County’s fertile fields could yet again blossomwith hemp, if the government’s legalization of the plant—which was banned in 1937 due to its similarities with marijuana—materializes this year. “We want to see people from all over Pennsylvania planting hemp, doing trials and testing varieties to see what grows best in different parts of the state,” said Erica McBride, e [...]

27 January 2018

Stratford Commends Youth for Volunteer Hours in 2017

Stratford, PEI -- 2017 was another year of growth for the Stratford Youth Centre with 54 members, including 17 who sat on the Stratford Youth Council. In total these youth contributed 1552.75volunteer hours through projects at the Stratford Youth Centre and in the community. The Stratford Youth Centre provides youth in grades 5-12 a safe, supportive environment to participate in social and re [...]

25 January 2018

Charlottetown court continues free legal advice

A project aimed at providing Islanders with free legal advice has now been extended. The project—headed by Justice John Mitchell with the P.E.I. Court of Appeal—is a pro bono summary legal advice clinic launched about a year ago. After being evaluated over the summer, major leader and participants in the project—including volunteer lawyers and court staffs—concluded that the progr [...]

22 January 2018

Temperature records decline across P.E.I.

Some locations in P.E.I. set new temperature records on Friday, January 12. Temperatures reached new heights in Charlottetown, Maple Plains, Summerside and St. Peters Bay. Previous records for Charlottetown was 10.2°C in 1983; Maple Plains, 10.0°C in 1980; St. Peters Bay, 10.3°C  in 2014; Summerside, 9.2°C in 1980. Newer records were set, with Charlottetown recording a temperat [...]

22 January 2018

China rule change causes an increase in garbage on P.E.I.

China announced in July 2017 that it would no longer accept most recyclables from abroad, and P.E.I's Island Waste Management's stockpile of plastic recyclables has grown to over 100 tones since then. CEO of Island Waste Management, Gerry Moore, said that the new rule had made jurisdictions across North America battle to find alternative solutions. "It's not only Prince Edward Island, [...]

22 January 2018

Cabinet shuffle indicates early election on P.E.I., says political scientist

UPEI political scientist, Don Desserud, has said that Islanders should start expecting an early election—even as early as this fall. "This is what all the signs are pointing for," Desserud told CBC on Thursday, Jan. 11. "I don't think that the government has decided they're going to go to an early election, but I think they're getting ready to make sure if the stars line up correctly [...]

22 January 2018

Charlottetown restaurant slammed with a warning letter

The Unique Work (or Golden Work), a Chinese food restaurant in Charlottetown has been handed a warning letter by provincial health inspectors to get things in order. The restaurant which received its third warning in 2017, was issued a warning letter on December 14—with regards to various health violations such as, failure to follow proper hand washing practices and failure to receive [...]

20 January 2018

Murphy Hospitality Group launches new food delivery option

Residents of Charlottetown and Stratford can now conveniently order deliveries or take-out meals from a chain of popular restaurants in the city. The new delivery and take-out service is made possible by the Murphy Hospitality Group, as it launched a mobile app, MHG Delivered. The app gives customers an avenue to order from any of the company's restaurants in Charlottetown. The ap [...]

20 January 2018

P.E.I. promoting LGBTQ tourists' hospitality

Notable for being one of Canada's most attractive tourist destinations, Prince Edward Island is also a considerably hospitable place for members of the LGBTQ community. In 2017, series of campaigns were held to promote the Islands treatment of LGBTQ tourists. The P.E.I. Gay Tourism Association released a series of six videos on Facebook in March, clearly showing same-sex couples and their [...]

20 January 2018

Jack Frost Winterfest shoots up hotel bookings by 45 per cent

Hotels in Charlottetown are bound to witness lots of activity this weekend, all thanks to the Jack Frost Winterfest scheduled for February 16-18. Hotel bookings for this year's festival rose by 45% and general manager of the Holman Grand Hotel and chairman of the annual winter festival, John Cudmore, said that hotel bookings are on course to reach 950 sold rooms for that weekend. [...]

20 January 2018

Charlottetown Airport witnessed its highest traffic yet in 2017

The year 2017 was record-setting for Charlottetown Airport, as it witnessed a spike in passenger traffic. According to a statement by airport authorities on Tuesday, 370,688 passengers plied through Charlottetown's Airport—marking a 4.6% increase from the previous year. Airport CEO, Doug Newson remarked that he was quite ecstatic over the increase in traffic, and that tourism pla [...]

20 January 2018

P.E.I.'s Confederation Centre Art Gallery hosting winter exhibitions

This Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) is set to host a fresh winter lineup of exhibitions, with features from a young Island artist, a gifted amateur Island photographer and 11 popular Quebec artists. New Island artist, Norma Jean MacLean, would be displaying her "Accumulated, Positioned, Reflected" exhibition until April 28. The exhibition is a careful selection of her most recent [...]

20 January 2018

Award-winning East Pointers performing in Charlottetown on Feb. 10

Canadian folk music group, East Pointers, would be thrilling fans in Prince Edward Island when the group visits next month. The Juno award-winning P.E.I. based group would journey through Charlottetown during their international tour. The trio consisting of fiddler/lead singer Tim Chaisson, guitarist Jake Charron and banjoist Koady Chaisson, will grace the Homburg Theater of Confederati [...]

20 January 2018