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 [...]

16 August 2019

Potato Fields on Prince Edward Island now out in blossom

The Potato Blossom Festival in O’Leary, PEI may have just finished, however, driving around the Island roads this time of year is particularly beautiful as the potato fields are now out in blossom. Potatoes are annual plants, and like most annuals will produce flowers. While each variety is different, most potato varieties start to flower at about 45-50 days after planting. Some [...]

01 August 2019

On the road to P.E.I. with three dachsies

STANHOPE, P.E.I. — Our entire brood — my wife, myself and our three miniature dachshunds — arrived at this pet-friendly, adults-only cottage on the north shore last summer after five days of adventures on the road. We’d travelled tout ensemble from Toronto via Quebec City and St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, N.B., through pouring rain, beautiful landscapes and via the 12.9-km C [...]

01 August 2019

PEI affordable housing gets multi-million-dollar federal boost

Prince Edward Island is augmenting its affordable housing supply with an $11.9-million federal commitment for the construction of a 4-storey low-cost residential complex in Charlottetown. The Canadian and provincial governments have announced the development of the 60-unit Martha Place housing complex. The building will be situated at 2 Acadian Drive in Charlottetown, and it [...]

01 August 2019

International gathering of the Arsenaults on P.E.I.

The Arsenaults, one of the most prolific Acadian families on Prince Edward Island, will hold an international family reunion on Aug. 17-18 in the Evangeline Region during the World Acadian Congress. A committee has been at work since 2016 preparing a program of activities designed for all ages.  It is now official that the ancestor of this prolific family, Pierre Arsenau [...]

01 August 2019

Weekly petroleum pricing coming in August, says P.E.I. commission

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Islanders can expect more price fluctuations in fuel products for the rest of the summer. The Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission (IRAC) has decided to move to weekly pricing for the next two months.  Beginning Friday, Aug. 9, price adjustments on gas, diesel, and furnace oil will take effect at 12:01 a.m. every Friday. Propane [...]

01 August 2019

New 60-unit apartment complex announced for Charlottetown, P.E.I.

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — The federal and provincial governments have announced details of a new 60-unit affordable housing development on Acadian Drive in Charlottetown. The four-storey apartment, to be known as Martha Place, will be owned and operated by the Kings Square Affordable Housing Corporation. Fifty of the units will be reserved as affordable housing, with [...]

01 August 2019

LETTER: Uber could solve P.E.I.'s taxi shortage problem

There are young individuals walking home intoxicated in the middle of the night. This problem is directly related to P.E.I.’s taxi shortage. It is not a new problem, and it has been going on for years. I have seen and continue to see young residents walking home in the rain, snowstorms, and even -20 C weather. There were many occasions I have walked home from the downtown area, and at [...]

01 August 2019

P.E.I. performers join Fiddlers' Sons for another night of music

POOLES CORNER, P.E.I. — The Egg Farmers of Prince Edward Island Close to The Ground concert series continues at Kaylee Hall, Pooles Corner Thursday, Aug. 1, at 8 p.m., as hosts Fiddlers' Sons welcome The Grace Notes with Katie McGarry as their special musical guests. The Grace Notes formed in 2016 as the house band for the Trailside Café’s Hillsborough River Gospel Brunch ser [...]

01 August 2019

Municipal police forces on P.E.I. take 'big step forward' with MedicAlert partnership

Municipal police forces in Charlottetown, Summerside and Kensington have a new tool to help them find and assist people in emergency situations. Those forces have partnered with MedicAlert Foundation Canada, becoming the first police agencies in Atlantic Canada to provide officers with access to the organization's database of critical medical information when [...]

01 August 2019

P.E.I. Responsible Beverage Course emphasises signs of cannabis intoxication

With the recent legalization of marijuana, the P.E.I. Responsible Beverage Course has been updated to include more information on cannabis consumption and intoxication.  Anyone who wants to serve liquor in licensed establishments on the Island is required to take the course.  The course is delivered by the Island Liquor Control Commission and is taught online and in-pers [...]

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