Charlottetown residents reminded to put rain barrels away for winter

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - Charlottetown’s Water and Utility Department reminds residents plastic rain barrels must be stored properly for the winter as water left in the barrel will freeze and can crack the barrel. If storing rain barrels inside is not an option, consider turning it upside down so that no water collects inside of the barrel. Store the bar [...]

15 November 2018

Charlottetown radio host pleads guilty to giving teen unwanted hug in Tim Hortons bathroom

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - A Charlottetown radio host who gave a teenage Tim Hortons employee an unwanted hug in a restaurant bathroom was given a suspended sentence Tuesday. Eric Wallace MacEwen, 72, appeared before Chief Judge Nancy Orr in provincial court in Charlottetown where he changed his plea to guilty of assault. MacEwen was originally scheduled to go to trial on a charge of se [...]

15 November 2018

Proposed Grafton Street development going to consultations in Charlottetown

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - A proposed five-storey building in downtown Charlottetown will be going to public consultation. During its recent monthly meeting, Charlottetown city council passed first reading of a resolution dealing with several variances for the proposed building at 80 Grafton St. If the development goes ahead the building will be for mixed use. The building’s owners wil [...]

15 November 2018

Charlottetown production of Mamma Mia! makes first casting announcement

Artistic director Adam Brazier, on behalf of Confederation Centre of the Arts, has announced select casting for the 2019 Charlottetown Festival, which runs June 28 to Sept. 28 and features six productions. Rebecca Poff and Katie Kerr will star as mother and daughter Donna and Sophie in “Mamma Mia!”, a co-production with the Grand Theatre in London, playing [...]

15 November 2018

City of Charlottetown declares $11.2 million surplus

Three years after budgeting a $3 million deficit, the City of Charlottetown finds itself back in the black. Coun. Melissa Hilton, chairwoman of the finance committee, announced at Tuesday’s regular public council meeting that the city is showing a surplus of $11.2 million for the 2017 year. The number comes from the city’s consolidated financial statement of operations from its new a [...]

15 November 2018

Charlottetown man charged with impaired driving

A 45-year-old Charlottetown man has been charged with impaired driving. Charlottetown police investigated a complaint of a possible impaired driver after being flagged down by a concerned citizen. The suspect vehicle was located on the corner of Great George Street and Euston Street. The man will appear in court at a later date. [...]

15 November 2018

Applications for Charlottetown Christmas parade deadline is Nov. 16

The deadline is fast approaching for entries into the City of Charlottetown’s 20th annual Christmas Parade. Applications are being accepted until Friday, Nov. 16. The parade will take place at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24. Beginning at 4:30 p.m., the Upper Room Hospitality Ministry food bank will be collecting non-perishable food items along the parade route. [...]

15 November 2018

Training exercise underway at Charlottetown Airport

Queens District RCMP is advising the public of a training exercise underway Wednesday afternoon at the Charlottetown Airport.  The RCMP issued a news release just before 3 p.m. about the joint exercise being conducted by Charlottetown police, RCMP, firefighters, Island EMS and Airport Services.  There is no threat to public safety. [...]

15 November 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

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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