Kombucha on tap at Heart Beet Organics' new Charlottetown business

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Kombucha lovers now have a place to call their own. Verena Varga and Amy Smith, co-owners of Heart Beet Organics farm in Darlington, opened their first store on Great George Street in Charlottetown on Aug. 1. The marché and taproom called Farmacy+Fermentary will sell locally-sourced produce, fermented vegetables, and seven flavours of kombucha, which is a fe [...]

16 August 2019

Charlottetown launches survey about single-use plastics at 'critical time'

The city of Charlottetown is asking residents and businesses to complete recently launched surveys aimed at gauging the current attitude toward single-use plastic. Single-use plastics, such as straws and take-out food containers, are manufactured for the purpose of being used once and make up about a third of the three million tonnes of plastic waste generated by Canadians annual [...]

16 August 2019

Rink or school? Charlottetown holds off on land sale to province

The city of Charlottetown is holding off deciding whether to sell land behind the Cody Banks Arena to the province.  A new school is planned for the site located in Sherwood and the province was going to buy the land from the city for $158,000.  The motion would also have allowed the province first right of refusal if the city wanted to sell Cody Banks Arena i [...]

16 August 2019

Charlottetown street navigator says he sees 'direct impact' of housing crisis every day Social Sharing

Andrew Daniels says about a month into his role as Downtown Charlottetown Inc.'s street navigator he is getting to know more names and faces every day. The street navigator role involves outreach to some of the city's vulnerable populations including the homeless and those with addictions with the aim to help them with anything from finding a place to live to helping them pu [...]

16 August 2019

$1M in paving not tendered, alleges Charlottetown councillor

A Charlottetown councillor is raising concerns about how the city awarded tenders for paving streets.  Though Coun. Bob Doiron told the council Monday night he has documents that show at least a $1 million in expenditures for work he says council never approved, he did not table those documents or provide them to CBC. Doiron has been raising concern with council over finances [...]

16 August 2019

Charlottetown CAO Peter Kelly accused of exceeding authority and awarding untendered contracts

Peter Kelly, the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the city of Charlottetown, is accused of improperly, and possibly illegally, exceeding his authority with the awarding of contracts. The allegations were made by councillor Bob Doiron at the monthly meeting of Charlottetown council Monday night. Reached by phone at his home Tuesday evening, Doiron said that Kelly: • awarded over $1 [...]

16 August 2019

Ottawa and P.E.I. governments boost Charlottetown area public transit

CHARLOTTETOWN -- The federal and Prince Edward Island governments will spend nearly $4 million to improve public transit in the Charlottetown area. The three projects include the purchase of six new diesel buses, five para-transportation vans and two mini-buses. The new vehicles expand the fleet and also replace a number of aging vehicles. Premier Dennis King says investing in [...]

16 August 2019

Charlottetown council vote leaves Mitchell Tweel fuming over apartment proposal

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Charlottetown city council chose Monday to side with the need for more housing in the capital rather than follow the wishes of residents. And the matter left Ward 4 Coun. Mitchell Tweel fuming. At the regular public monthly meeting, council was first faced with a resolution that called for it to reject a resolution that would see the owner of the property at [...]

16 August 2019

Charlottetown council balks at selling land to province for new Sherwood school

Charlottetown city council has decided to hold off on selling a piece of land needed by the province to build a new Sherwood Elementary School. Council voted 7-2 at its monthly meeting on Monday to defer the sale of .89 acres of property located behind Cody Banks Arena at a price of $158,000. Councillors Mike Duffy and Kevin Ramsay opposed, deferring the matter. Mayor Phil [...]

16 August 2019

Charlottetown launches exhibit on P.E.I. Acadians

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — The public is invited to explore the history of the Acadians in Charlottetown in an exhibit entitled “Picturing a City: The Acadians’’. The exhibit is part of the Congrés mondial acadien 2019 celebrations. Staff with the City of Charlottetown searched their collections and reached out to the community for images, artifacts and stories of the Acadian peo [...]

16 August 2019

Potato Fields on Prince Edward Island now out in blossom

The Potato Blossom Festival in O’Leary, PEI may have just finished, however, driving around the Island roads this time of year is particularly beautiful as the potato fields are now out in blossom. Potatoes are annual plants, and like most annuals will produce flowers. While each variety is different, most potato varieties start to flower at about 45-50 days after planting. Some [...]

01 August 2019

On the road to P.E.I. with three dachsies

STANHOPE, P.E.I. — Our entire brood — my wife, myself and our three miniature dachshunds — arrived at this pet-friendly, adults-only cottage on the north shore last summer after five days of adventures on the road. We’d travelled tout ensemble from Toronto via Quebec City and St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, N.B., through pouring rain, beautiful landscapes and via the 12.9-km C [...]

01 August 2019

PEI affordable housing gets multi-million-dollar federal boost

Prince Edward Island is augmenting its affordable housing supply with an $11.9-million federal commitment for the construction of a 4-storey low-cost residential complex in Charlottetown. The Canadian and provincial governments have announced the development of the 60-unit Martha Place housing complex. The building will be situated at 2 Acadian Drive in Charlottetown, and it [...]

01 August 2019

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