PEI Students Excel at the Skills Canada National Competition

The 24th Skills Canada National Competition wraps up in Edmonton Charlottetown, PE June 8, 2018 – Team PEI brought home six medals from the 24th Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) held in Edmonton, Alberta, recently. The Skills Canada PEI team consisted of 42 students and apprentices. Two students won gold medals, Erin Chiasson, Charlottetown Rural High School, in the IT Soft [...]

13 June 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

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

What a good idea

What are the chances that two guys would come up with the idea for a salt business at roughly the same time? Or let’s put it another way—why has it taken so long for anyone to refine the idea of harvesting some of the salt in all the water that surrounds us? A couple of years ago, Darren Blanchard started a company called Black Whale, where he made and sold salt. It didn’t take off [...]

19 January 2018

French-speaking business owners to learn how to increase their profits

SUMMERSIDE – French-speaking business owners and managers from across the Island are invited to participate in an upcoming workshop on how to increase profits and reduce expenses. “How to Increase my Business’ Profits”, with entrepreneurial guru Ron Robichaud, will teach participants and help them determine where cuts can be made and how to make them in their business. Throug [...]

19 January 2018

Summerside launches campaign to breathe new life into city

Summerside, P.E.I. - Breathing in the crisp salty air, Darcia Burnett and her husband, Jordon, reminisce on a bench that overlooks the frozen Summerside harbour. They took a leap of faith 10 years ago. “We met in Edmonton and moved to Whitehorse (Yukon) for seven years,” said Darcia. “Jordon got a job as a chef for multiple restaurants and hotels, and I worked as a community serv [...]

19 January 2018