Premier King announces Renew PEI: Council for Recovery and Growth

Premier Dennis King announced today a team of skilled, innovative thinkers to help lead the effort to establish a plan for recovery and growth potential for Prince Edward Island over the next one, two, five and ten years.   The Council for Recovery and Growth, consisting of twenty-eight Islanders from various backgrounds and organizations, will engage Island [...]

27 May 2020

Sports will happen on P.E.I. this summer, but they may look different

Sports will be played on P.E.I. fields, diamonds and fairways this summer, but it may look different to spectators and participants. The first bogeys of the year were recorded Friday as COVID-19 restrictions were lifted on golf courses.  Other outdoor sports, such as baseball, soccer, football and tennis, will be allowed to begin June 12 if all goes well. Swimming pools, bowling a [...]

06 May 2020

P.E.I. born doctor working in NYC applauds province's efforts to stop COVID-19 spread

A doctor working in New York City is applauding  the efforts of health officials on P.E.I. for the measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19. "It's been very interesting to see that almost in lock-step as measures were rolling out in New York City, P.E.I. was rolling out very similar measures even with very few cases," says Dr. Kyle MacDonald. He said that so far all the [...]

07 April 2020

Expecting and new moms in P.E.I. scared, trying to stay safe amid coronavirus pandemic

BORDEN-CARLETON, P.E.I. – It's the time in Sierra Barbour's life when she should excitedly be preparing for her bundle of joy by decorating the nursery with the help of family, getting together for a baby shower and celebrating her pregnancy with a maternity photoshoot. Instead, she is trying to limit stress levels and avoid thinking of things that could go wrong as the coronavirus (C [...]

06 April 2020

P.E.I. woman fined for being in gathering of more than five people amid self-isolation measures

A 38-year-old St. Edward woman has been fined $1,000 for being in a gathering of more than five people who are not persons living in the same dwelling. RCMP responded to a call of what was believed to be an illegal gathering just after 8 p.m. on Thursday in Miminegash. RCMP Cpl. Nick Doyle says the woman was issued a summary offence ticket for failing to comply with an order from chief p [...]

06 April 2020

Charlottetown Curl for Cancer fundraiser pays tribute to its founder Carole Kennedy

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — The Charlottetown Curl for Cancer will be missing someone very special this Saturday. This is the first event since the death of its founder, Carole Kennedy, who died in Florida in March at the age of 81. Kennedy was a longtime member of the Charlottetown Curling Club (CCC) and a former columnist with The Guardian and The Evening Patriot newspapers. She was [...]

17 December 2019

Charlottetown making safety improvements to Pine Drive, Maple Avenue intersection

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Police Chief Paul Smith says a change is coming to the intersection of Pine Drive and Maple Avenue, next to Sherwood Elementary School. Coun. Bob Doiron, chairman of the protective and emergency services committee, has been bringing up concerns at the intersection for the past few months, saying people are not stopping. Doiron added that he has personally [...]

17 December 2019

Charlottetown to host 2020 Canadian Folk Music Awards, April 3-4

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — The countdown to the 2020 Canadian Folk Music Awards is on. For the first time, the national event is coming to Charlottetown, April 3-4. For two days, performing artists, talent buyers and music industry professionals will flood the city to be part of this large celebration of Canadian folk music. On Monday, with fewer than four months left until the opening c [...]

17 December 2019

Charlottetown identifies key priorities ahead of 2020-21 construction season

Charlottetown's department of public works has identified a number of potential projects ahead of next year's construction season. The wish list is comprised of projects flagged by residents, city councillors and the department itself.   "These are a number of projects that we have identified that we think either need some type of upgrade or complete reconstruction to [...]

17 December 2019

Indigenous centre taking shape on Charlottetown waterfront

P.E.I.'s Mi'kmaq community will soon have a new place to gather, access services, and showcase culture.  Work is well underway on the new Urban Indigenous Centre on the Charlottetown waterfront. The three-story building will be home to Mi'kmaq Confederacy of P.E.I. offices, the new Mi'kmaq rights-based organization called L'Nuey, as well as space on the ground floor for front-li [...]

17 December 2019

Prince Edward Island’s Green leader keen to make electoral history

Prince Edward Island’s Green leader is contemplating making history – as the party’s first Canadian premier. Islanders will go to the polls April 23 in a provincial election announced late Tuesday. Recent polls have put the Greens out in front, and leader Peter Bevan-Baker believes his party can win a province that has only ever been governed by the Liberals or Tories. “That pos [...]

15 November 2019

Islanders collect 60 bags of garbage at P.E.I. beaches

As melting snow reveals more and more garbage piled up on P.E.I. beaches, one group of Islanders came together Sunday to tidy it up. More than a dozen people combed the beaches and roadways between Covehead Wharf and Dalvay beach. In less than two hours the group collected nearly 60 garbage bags of trash, filling the back of a pickup truck that hauled it away. Sarah Donald, who [...]

15 November 2019

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 [...]

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