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

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

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

P.E.I. couple 'relieved' to return home after false ballistic missile alert

A couple from Stratford, P.E.I., is happy and relieved to be returning home to the Island after what they describe as a terrifying experience when they received what turned out to be a false alert that a ballistic missile was inbound to Hawaii.  Dave Flanagan and his wife Kate were in Maui with their friends from Nova Scotia when they all received the wireless emergency a [...]

19 January 2018

Islander Ryan MacRae headed to Dominican Republic

The Latin American Mission Program (LAMP) of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlottetown is preparing to send a new missionary to the Dominican Republic (DR). Ryan MacRae of Stratford, P.E.I., has completed a six-session orientation to the mission and has been studying Spanish. Most Rev. Richard Grecco will preside over a missioning ceremony during the Sunday mass at Our Lady of the Assump [...]

19 January 2018

P.E.I. Book Award nominations now open until Jan. 31

Island authors, editors, and book producers are encouraged to apply for a P.E.I. Book Award before Jan. 31. Sponsored by the province’s Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture, the awards are presented every two years to recognize writing excellence in the three categories of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. To be eligible for the awards, a book must have been published in t [...]

18 January 2018

Two P.E.I. farms receive ACOA funding for equipment to improve efficiency, productivity

GREEN MEADOW, P.E.I. - Green Meadow Farms Inc. in Morell is purchasing three pieces of automated equipment with the help of Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency funding that will improve efficiency and make the workload easier for employees. “It’s not that once the machines are in place, all of the sudden we’re going to lay people off. It’s just going to make it easier for peopl [...]

18 January 2018

Award-winning East Pointers to perform in Charlottetown on Feb. 10

rince Edward Island fans will have a chance to catch up with the East Pointers next month when the Juno Award-winning, P.E.I.-based trio brings its international tour to Charlottetown. Fiddler/singer Tim Chaisson, banjoist Koady Chaisson and guitarist Jake Charron will perform in the Homburg Theatre of Confederation Centre of the Arts on Feb. 10, hot on the heels of a new single release and six M [...]

18 January 2018

Charlottetown council moves to axe fee for pesticide inspections, and inspections themselves

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - City council in Charlottetown is moving to axe the $50 fee residents pay to have their lawns inspected for infesations. A notion of motion was presented at Monday’s council meeting by Deputy Mayor Mike Duffy. First and second reading is expected to take place at February’s meeting, while third reading would go in March. But the $50 inspection fee isn’t all that coul [...]

18 January 2018

Adults can get down at new Charlottetown dance studio

There's a new dance studio in Charlottetown, and it's just for grownups who want to have fun. DownStreet Dance Studio, in a large new boxy building on the outskirts of the city — it's in the same building as DFO — is the Island's first destination for what's known as social dance, a scene that's popular around the world. You will be introduced to a welcoming community of people that just wan [...]

18 January 2018

City of Charlottetown hosts greenhouse gas and climate change talk

The City of Charlottetown wants residents to know more about climate change. That is why it hosted a greenhouse gas and climate presentation in Charlottetown recently at the Receiver Brass Shop, an event that gave residents like Rachel Lordahl an opportunity to learn more about the challenges ahead. Originally from Long Island, N.Y. and now a veterinary student at UPEI, Lordahl was one of the [...]

18 January 2018

Water mains in Charlottetown break after temperature plummets

Traffic redirected in Douglas Street and Kensington Road areas Two water mains broke overnight in Charlottetown as the Island experienced a rapid temperature drop Saturday evening. The breaks occurred at Douglas Street and University Avenue, and Kensington Road and Park Street. Crews were on scene shortly after the first one was reported at around 2 a.m. on Sunday morning, accor [...]

18 January 2018