Halifax Cannabis Entrepreneur Fights Weed Stigma

Brett Evans, founder of a Halifax-basedcannabis accessory business is making an effort to refute myths surrounding cannabis smoking, as it charts the trail througha new cannabis accessory market. According to the report on The Chronicle Herald, the company, Doobtool Inc. creates and sells a cannabis case and multi-tool, designed to make smoking and carrying marijuana easier for an active use [...]

25 March 2019

Charlottetown councillors can still speak freely, but only with respect, city says

The City of Charlottetown says it doesn't believe new rules will keep councillors from speaking their mind. The city says it has been hearing some concerns about free speech since council unanimously approved an amendment to its code of conduct bylaw this month regarding respect for council decisions. The amendment includes a passage that says, "While respecting the right to have c [...]

06 March 2019

Many factors played into recommending Charlottetown location for two-way bike lane

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Engineers considered many streets in Charlottetown before recommending Fitzroy Street be converted into a two-way bike lane. Mark MacDonald, with CBCL Ltd., the firm commissioned by the City of Charlottetown to come up with a design for the proposed project, said Fitzroy Street made the most sense for a variety of reasons. MacDonald gave a presentation on th [...]

06 March 2019

Irish duo to bring a bit of the blarney to The Pourhouse in Charlottetown

Evans & Doherty will bring an early St. Paddy’s celebration of songs and stories from the Emerald Isle to the Pourhouse of the Old Triangle in Charlottetown on March 8. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. The Irish duo, consisting of Kevin Evans and Brian Doherty, has been a part of the East Coast music scene for 34 years. The two are also founders of the Old Triangle Ir [...]

06 March 2019

Winter Family Fun event on Sunday in Charlottetown

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — The City of Charlottetown invites the public to a free Winter Family Fun event in Victoria Park on Sunday, March 3. Originally scheduled to take place in February, it will run 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, and include sleigh rides, outdoor skating, free hot chocolate and other spontaneous winter activities. A limited number of free snowshoes will also be ava [...]

06 March 2019

Drunk Driver Causes Three-vehicle Collision in Charlottetown

A 55-year-old man in Charlottetown, P.E.I, has been charged with impaired driving after being in an accident involving a three-vehicle collision on  Wednesday the 6th of February. According to the report onThe Guardian, Charlottetown police were called to the accident at the intersection of Kirkwood Drive and Queen Street at 7:20 p.m. A vehicle approaching the intersection had fai [...]

11 February 2019

UPDATE: P.E.I. signs $15 million housing agreement with Ottawa

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - A long-time advocate for affordable housing was pleasantly surprised by details announced Wednesday surrounding a 10-year, multi-million-dollar housing agreement between P.E.I. and Ottawa. The bilateral agreement, reached under the National Housing Strategy, will invest a minimum of $15 million to support housing repair, construction and affordability in Pri [...]

21 January 2019

P.E.I. judo athletes win medals at Elite national championships

Hetherington, Madumba, Thomas have strong performances SUMMERSIDE – P.E.I.’s three athletes at Judo Canada’s Elite national championships all returned home with medals. George Madumba of the Summerside Toshidokan Judo Club won silver for the second year in a row. Madumba posted a 3-1 (won-lost) record while competing in the under-18 -90-kilogram class. RJ Hetherington [...]

21 January 2019

P.E.I. government urged to index tax brackets

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation says bracket creep, which pushes individuals into higher tax brackets simply due to inflation, continues to cost taxpayers across all income groups in P.E.I. The CTF’s annual New Year’s Tax Changes report highlights bracket creep in Prince Edward Island and the increase to Canadian Pension Plan rates. “Through bracket creep, the P.E.I. government [...]

21 January 2019

Charlottetown Book Self-Publishing: Mistakes Indie Authors Make

AgoraPublishing.com Helps PEI Writers to Become Successful We live in an age where everything, even the most arduous of tasks, is romanticized; self-publishing is but one of those jobs. The idea that writing a book is all you need to sell it in volumes is as misleading as it is illusory. Below are some mistakes indie authors make as presented by Agora Publishing PEI editors. And it sh [...]

08 January 2019

Alien sighting: Strange craft seen flying over New York is ‘proof' of UFOs

On December 6, onlookers were stunned to see a disc-like object travel at supersonic speeds above the state of New York. The sighting occurred over Utica, New York, and the craft appeared to be about 30 metres in length. The possibility of a passenger plane was ruled out as freeze frames appeared to show it has no wings and is pitch black Some UFO hunters are claiming it is “proof [...]

05 January 2019

The Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing Versus Traditional Publishing

When self-publishing using print-on-demand programs became available sometime back, traditional publishers were not really scared. The fact that authors could now put their books in the market, after few clicks, meant that many low quality books would be released to compete against the carefully planned and prepared books from traditional publishers. For some years, the gam [...]

02 January 2019

Book Publicists: What Writers Should Know

The dream of any author going into publication—whether traditionally or self-publication—is for their story to become a bestseller and feature in exclusive interviews on prime-time shows. Hiring a publicist is usually the first idea for many and the only idea for others. There are many ways through which book publicist help authors to achieve good sales. A longtime book publicist, Maryglenn Mc [...]

01 January 2019

4 Reasons to Self-Publish with Agora Publishing Prince Edward Island, Canada

Most writers—if not all—find fulfillment in getting their books published. The rejection letters accompanying returned manuscripts is making it difficult for writers to find fulfillment in their craft. This explains the rise in the number of self-published titles. Self-publishing has a less stiff process than traditional publishing but sadly, that is also the bane to many writers in Prin [...]

30 December 2018

Basketball League sorry for Island Storm scheduling mixup

The National Basketball League of Canada is apologizing for cancelling the Island Storm's annual Boxing Day game at the Eastlink Centre. Every year the team has a 2 p.m. game the day after Christmas. But this year fans were left disappointed and confused when that game didn't happen. Audley Stephenson, deputy commissioner of the NBL, said because of a scheduling error, the Storm's [...]

28 December 2018

2 Islanders named to Order of Canada

The year-end honours list from Governor General Julie Payette includes two Prince Edward Islanders. Payette announced 103 appointments to the Order of Canada Thursday morning. They include Island veterinarian Ian Dohoo and former lieutenant-governor Frank Lewis. Lewis, a retired broadcaster with CFCY in Charlottetown, was lieutenant governor from 2011 to 2017. He was recognized for h [...]

28 December 2018

Why some Islanders aren't making New Year's resolutions anymore

Now that presents have been unwrapped under Christmas trees across the Island people are perhaps turning their attention to the year ahead and means of self-improvement. Alcohol will be forsworn by some, treadmills embraced by others and some people will find new hobbies as they set their New Year's resolutions for 2019 — or will they? No more resolutions?  CBC P.E.I. spok [...]

28 December 2018

Charlottetown man and woman face drug charges

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - A man and woman, both from Charlottetown, have been arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking. As part of an ongoing investigation, members of the Charlottetown Police Services Street Crime Unit and the uniformed patrol division executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant at a Charlottet [...]

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