Dream job: Iranian farmer growing successful business in P.E.I. red soil

BROOKFIELD, P.E.I. — Many Islanders have been enjoying the fruits of Iranian native Aman Sedighi’s labour. His vegetables and herbs are very well received, too. The 61-year-old Stratford resident has turned his strong agricultural knowledge into a successful business. Sedighi came to P.E.I. in late 2010 with his family through the Provincial Nominee Program, leaving behind a career as [...]

15 October 2019

Charlottetown resident wants more bus frequency; T3 Transit owner says he’s working on it

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — A Charlottetown woman who relies almost solely on the transit system to get around says she’s tired of being forced to walk. C.J. Verbeem, 34, who lives in a trailer park at the end of Kensington Road, doesn’t own a car and suffers from chronic pain in her legs. Verbeem said she’s dealt with the frustration that the bus which handles her route doesn’t [...]

15 October 2019

P.E.I. authors share their favourite supernatural tales in time for Halloween

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — The arrival of the Halloween season puts many people in the mood for a few spine-tingling ghost stories. With this in mind, The Guardian asked P.E.I. authors Marian Bruce and Julie Watson to share some of their favourite spooky tales  Growing up in Eastern Prince Edward Island, Bruce was immersed in stories about the supernatural. A descendent of 19th-centur [...]

15 October 2019

One of world's largest cruise ships to visit Charlottetown Saturday

Downtown Charlottetown will see an influx of people this weekend. The largest cruise ship to ever visit Charlottetown is expected to be in port Saturday.  The MSC Meraviglia is one of the largest cruise ships in the world, carrying 4,500 passengers and around 1,500 crew members.  "Height and width it will certainly dwarf any other vessel we've had yet, so we're really ex [...]

15 October 2019

3rd month of record-setting job numbers for P.E.I.

A record number of people are working on P.E.I., including more than ever working full-time jobs. That's according to the latest numbers from Statistics Canada released Friday.  The figures show a total of 78,900 jobs on the Island in September. The total number of jobs had dipped slightly in August, after a record-setting 78,500 jobs in July. September also marke [...]

15 October 2019

Questions on housing, youth engagement, water conservation at forum hosted by Young Voters of P.E.I.

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Young Voters of P.E.I. took the reins on the first all-candidates forum of the federal election season in Charlottetown Wednesday night.  Four of the five Charlottetown candidates attended the debate, held in an informal setting at Bar1911. The event drew New Democrat candidate Joe Byrne, Liberal incumbent Sean Casey, Green candidate Darcie Lanthier an [...]

30 September 2019

Charlottetown mayor wants federal election signs taken down from parks

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Charlottetown Mayor Philip Brown doesn’t want to see political signage in the city’s parks. At Wednesday’s meeting of the parks and recreation committee, Brown said one of the federal political party candidates had put up a 4x8-foot campaign sign in Kings Heritage Square. The mayor said he got a call from another political party saying if one candidate [...]

30 September 2019

More delays for court-ordered mental health assessments in P.E.I.

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — As Health P.E.I. struggles to get court-ordered mental health assessments done on time, a psychiatrist the province planned to use for them has resigned.  In a statement to The Guardian, Health P.E.I. confirmed Dr. Terrence Cronin, who was going to perform on-site forensic assessments in the province, won’t be doing them anymore. With the resignation, [...]

30 September 2019

P.E.I. tourism growing again, but 'definitely an opportunity' for more

A strong spring has pushed P.E.I.'s tourism numbers into positive territory, but the Tourism Industry Association of P.E.I. says there is potential to grow more. TIAPEI is looking for more spending from the provincial government. "More marketing dollar needs to come from the new government," said association CEO Kevin Mouflier. "There is definitely an opportunity there and we can only d [...]

30 September 2019

No need to fear great white shark swimming off P.E.I., say researchers

Researchers are tracking a great white shark named Brunswick that has been spending some time in the waters off P.E.I., but they say there is no need to be alarmed. Scientists with Ocearch put a tracking device on 2.7-metre, 195-kg shark in February off the coast of South Carolina. They watched as it swam north, and spent much of July and August around Îles de la Madeleine and the [...]

30 September 2019

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 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 [...]

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