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Brett Evans, founder of a Halifax-basedcannabis accessory business is making an effort to refute myths surrounding cannabis smoking, as it charts the trail througha new cannabis accessory market. According to the report on The Chronicle Herald, the company, Doobtool Inc. creates and sells a cannabis case and multi-tool, designed to make smoking and carrying marijuana easier for an active use [...]

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Holland College still negotiating with province to acquire large Charlottetown property

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Holland College remains in negotiations with the province to acquire the Charlottetown Event Grounds. Sandy MacDonald, president of the college, said they’ve had 10 to 12 meetings with the province and various other players since October when their interest in the property became public. Those various players include the City of Charlottetown, the Charlottetow [...]

07 March 2019

Montreal-based furniture company reopening Wicker Emporium brand in Charlottetown March 2

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — When the Wicker Emporium went bankrupt in October, Stephanie Briggs and Clive Cunliffe saw an opportunity to bring back the 47-year-old brand and reopen the retail store in Charlottetown under the same name. “There’s a brand following and that is worth a lot to us,” said Briggs, who co-owns (with Cunliffe) the Montreal-based company CCBS Imports Inc. [...]

07 March 2019

Maritime Electric reviewing security measures at Charlottetown’s electricity hub following incident

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Maritime Electric is conducting an internal review of its energy control plant in Charlottetown, following a Feb. 28 incident where a teenager entered the secured site and climbed up one of the smokestacks. Police responded to a call from a 17-year-old Charlottetown girl who they describe as being “in emotional distress.” Deputy Police Chief Sean Coomb [...]

07 March 2019

Charlottetown councillor wants changes to snow removal around school

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Coun. Mitchell Tweel wants a review done when it comes to snow removal services in his ward. Tweel said plows on Palmers Lane and Confederation Street are moving snow to the side of the road, making it dangerous for Parkdale School students and bus drivers. Tweel asked the public works committee if the same snow removal services that are provided in the do [...]

07 March 2019

City of Charlottetown hopes to create one big happy council

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — The City of Charlottetown is hoping that the mayor and council will be on the same page when it comes to issues, at least when it comes to speaking publicly. According to an amendment on council’s code of conduct bylaw, members of council shall recognize the responsibility of the mayor to accurately communicate the decisions of council, even if there is a [...]

07 March 2019

Charlottetown councillors can still speak freely, but only with respect, city says

The City of Charlottetown says it doesn't believe new rules will keep councillors from speaking their mind. The city says it has been hearing some concerns about free speech since council unanimously approved an amendment to its code of conduct bylaw this month regarding respect for council decisions. The amendment includes a passage that says, "While respecting the right to have c [...]

06 March 2019

Many factors played into recommending Charlottetown location for two-way bike lane

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Engineers considered many streets in Charlottetown before recommending Fitzroy Street be converted into a two-way bike lane. Mark MacDonald, with CBCL Ltd., the firm commissioned by the City of Charlottetown to come up with a design for the proposed project, said Fitzroy Street made the most sense for a variety of reasons. MacDonald gave a presentation on th [...]

06 March 2019

Irish duo to bring a bit of the blarney to The Pourhouse in Charlottetown

Evans & Doherty will bring an early St. Paddy’s celebration of songs and stories from the Emerald Isle to the Pourhouse of the Old Triangle in Charlottetown on March 8. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. The Irish duo, consisting of Kevin Evans and Brian Doherty, has been a part of the East Coast music scene for 34 years. The two are also founders of the Old Triangle Ir [...]

06 March 2019

Winter Family Fun event on Sunday in Charlottetown

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — The City of Charlottetown invites the public to a free Winter Family Fun event in Victoria Park on Sunday, March 3. Originally scheduled to take place in February, it will run 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, and include sleigh rides, outdoor skating, free hot chocolate and other spontaneous winter activities. A limited number of free snowshoes will also be ava [...]

06 March 2019

Charlottetown hopes new rules make accessory apartments safer

Charlottetown residents have started taking advantage of new rules around what are known as accessory apartments — small units built into private homes — says the city. The new rules allow people who own a single detached home to create an apartment within their existing building with up to two bedrooms and as large as 861 square feet. The minimum rental period is 30 days [...]

27 February 2019

Charlottetown resident jailed for chainsaw disturbance

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — A P.E.I. man who was described as being aggressive as he was turning a chainsaw on and off on a Charlottetown street was sentenced recently to 50 days in jail on two charges. Robert Dwayne Kelly, 46, appeared before Judge John Douglas in provincial court in Charlottetown where he pleaded guilty to causing a disturbance and damaging property. The c [...]

27 February 2019

Silver Fox women, Charlottetown men heading to nationals

O'LEARY, P.E.I. — O’LEARY -- The Silver Fox women and the Charlottetown men will represent P.E.I. at the national curling club championships. Sweepers Miranda Ellis, left and Darcee Birch on the Melissa Morrow rink prepare to take charge of Lindsey Spencer’s stone during the women’s championship game of the P.E.I. Provincial Curling Club Championships Monday afternoon at t [...]

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