Facility upgrades on the way in Charlottetown

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — The city is set to sign a $6.8 million contract to upgrade the Bell Aliant Centre, the Eastlink Centre and other city facilities. Little discussion was had on the contract when it was approved during a council meeting on Feb. 8. The majority of this fund will be financed by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and Honeywell. The city will contribute abou [...]

26 February 2021

84-unit apartment building proposed for downtown Charlottetown

A P.E.I. developer is hoping to build a new six-storey apartment building in downtown Charlottetown. Some of the 84 units are intended to be affordable housing, but APM CEO Tim Banks said it's difficult to determine exactly how many of the units will fall into the affordable housing category. The plan for the proposed building off Prince Street has been submitted to the city's planning boa [...]

26 February 2021

CHARLOTTETOWN CHAMBER: Basic income guarantee not guaranteed success

The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce (GCACC), on behalf of its more than 1,000 members, has been watching with keen interest, the recent discussions regarding reducing poverty on Prince Edward Island and introducing the concept of a basic income guarantee (BIG). The recent report from the special all-party committee on poverty in P.E.I. and Mary Boyd’s opinion editori [...]

26 February 2021

Charlottetown businessman creates $100,000 endowment fund for Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — A Charlottetown businessman has donated $100,000 to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation in memory of his wife who died of cancer in 2015. George Bassett established the George and Abla Bassett Endowment after her death as a way of thanking the staff at the P.E.I. Cancer Treatment Centre. Bassett said the donation will support medical equipment for canc [...]

26 February 2021

Chow time: Everything you need to know when picking out the perfect cut of meat

There’s a lot more that goes into buying meat than just picking up the cheapest package on the shelf. Before shopping for meat, it’s important to have a plan, says Megan Thompson, the in-store dietitian with Dominion stores in Newfoundland, including St. John’s, Bay Roberts, and Carbonear, as well as virtually supporting stores in Corner Brook and Stephenville. The first stage is to [...]

26 February 2021

I Know You takes the stage of The Guild on Feb. 25

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Desert Island Theatre Company returns to Charlottetown, Feb. 25-27, with a new play entitled I Know You by local playwright and actor Benton Hartley, presented by The Guild.  The play stars Island actors Kassinda Bulger and Patrick Jeffrey as Tabitha and Paul, whose relationship is charted from first meeting to break up.  Originally presented to audi [...]

26 February 2021

Environmental bill of rights focus of ECOPEI AGM Feb. 23, 2021

The Environmental Coalition of P.E.I. (ECOPEI) is holding its annual general meeting online today, 6:30-8:30 p.m. There will be a short business meeting followed by presentations and discussion about creating an environmental bill of rights (EBR) for P.E.I. Those interested in attending must register at https://tinyurl.com/44ww84pv. For more information, see the ECOPEI Facebook page [...]

26 February 2021

Charlottetown bike advocacy group highlights progress and challenges

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Bike Friendly Charlottetown has been pressing all levels of government the past two years on building an active transportation network in the capital city as well as Stratford and Cornwall. Mitch Underhay, who speaks for the group, said it’s not just about creating paved trails for cyclists, wheelchairs, scooters, skateboarders and inline skaters. It [...]

12 February 2021

Work-isolation rules will be followed, say Charlottetown Islanders hockey players

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Thomas Casey says he and his Charlottetown Islanders teammates are grateful they will get to play hockey again this winter and they will do everything possible to keep Prince Edward Island safe. “We all have families and billet families that we’re really close with, so the last thing we want to do is (bring) the virus back,” Casey said after Wedne [...]

12 February 2021

Charlottetown Police Services deals with COVID-related complaints in January

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Charlottetown Police Services received four complaints in January related to public health rules around COVID-19. Three of the calls were mask-related while the other one dealt with COVID capacity issues. However, no charges were laid in any of the cases. “We have not seen any notable increase in these types of calls,’’ said Deputy Police Chief Brad Mac [...]

12 February 2021

Doyle stables shines in final races of winter meet at Charlottetown Driving Park

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — The Jennifer Doyle Stable was not to be denied as her trainees closed out the season in style Sunday afternoon at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Mantario won the final dash of the meet at the capital oval as David Dowling steered the son of Sportswriter to a 1:57.4 victory over Adkins Hanover (Ambyr Campbell) and Sports Royalty (Gilles B [...]

12 February 2021

Charlottetown restaurant owner wins $2 million on scratch ticket

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — A Charlottetown restaurant owner who was facing tough times during the COVID-19 pandemic has a reason to relax after winning $2 million on a scratch ticket. Seyedazim Sharif owns Linda’s Coffee Shop and said there have been times when the restaurant had to close during the pandemic because business was so slow. His win on the scratch ticket gives him som [...]

12 February 2021

First Nations groups, Charlottetown council differ on Sir John A. Macdonald statue

CHARLOTTETOWN – First Nations groups and Charlottetown city council are at odds over how to deal with a statue of Canada’s first prime minister. Members of the Epekwitk Assembly of Councils – which represents the Abegweit and Lennox Island First Nations – say they want more than just modifications to an existing plaque next to the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald. “We un [...]

12 February 2021

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CharlottetownFirst Nations groups, Charlottetown council differ on Sir John A. Macdonald statue

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12 February 2021

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12 February 2021

CharlottetownDoyle stables shines in final races of winter meet at Charlottetown Driving Park

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12 February 2021

CharlottetownCharlottetown restaurant owner wins $2 million on scratch ticket

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12 February 2021