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P.E.I. wages sliding against Canadian average

Mon, 29 May 2017 07:04:43 EDT

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Wages on P.E.I. recovered slightly in March, but have been on a general downward trend as measured against the Canadian average since September.




'A little touch of genuine comfort': Cushions help patients through breast surgery

Mon, 29 May 2017 07:00:00 EDT

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Volunteers at the Prince County Hospital are bringing comfort to patients having breast surgery through a set of handmade cushions, specially designed to be used after surgery.




Power cut to Eastern P.E.I. for emergency repairs

Mon, 29 May 2017 06:01:07 EDT

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Maritime Electric had to turn off the power to most of Eastern P.E.I. for a couple of hours overnight Sunday for emergency repairs.




'Come Thursday I'll be homeless': P.E.I. woman struggles to find affordable housing

Mon, 29 May 2017 06:00:00 EDT

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A Charlottetown woman says she's on the verge of homelessness because of the city's lack of affordable housing.




UPEI grad accepted to Harvard University

Mon, 29 May 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Cornwall native and UPEI graduate Hannah Dawson says her acceptance into the world-renowned Ivy League law school at Harvard University was quite the surprise.




After Maxime Bernier, Andrew Scheer faces stiffer challenge from Justin Trudeau

Mon, 29 May 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Polls suggest that Canadians have few strong opinions about Andrew Scheer and that presents the new Conservative leader with both an opportunity and a problem.




Why Hospital Home Lottery winners keep selling their homes at fire-sale prices

Mon, 29 May 2017 05:30:03 EDT

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So you've won a lavish $900,000 house in the Hospital Home Lottery. Now what? For the typical New Brunswick winner, the next step has become surprisingly routine — sell quickly at a deep discount.




MP says labelling all genetically modified foods could create unnecessary fear

Sun, 28 May 2017 16:11:17 EDT

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MP Wayne Easter says he voted against a private member's bill to require the labelling of genetically-modified food because he didn't think a blanket system would serve the public.




Trans-Canada Highway extension construction continues

Sun, 28 May 2017 12:47:22 EDT

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Construction on the Trans-Canada Highway extension along the North River Causeway and at the intersection of York Point Road and Warren Grove Road will continue this week.




'This also gives me purpose': Stroke survivor raises money for Ottawa rehab facility

Sun, 28 May 2017 08:00:00 EDT

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Five years after suffering a brain hemorrhage and stroke while at sea, Tim Kerr, a retired naval commander wants to give back to the rehab facility in Ottawa where he spent his recovery.




'A grass for every location': Ornamental grasses taking off in Island gardens

Sun, 28 May 2017 07:00:00 EDT

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Fans of ornamental grasses in P.E.I. say demand for the plants is growing — and that it's about time.




Andrew Scheer elected new Conservative leader

Sat, 27 May 2017 16:17:55 EDT

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Saskatchewan MP Andrew Scheer has been elected the new leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, earning enough down-ballot support to overcome strong early numbers by presumptive front-runner Maxime Bernier at the convention in Toronto.




P.E.I. lacrosse players learn the history of Canada's national summer sport

Sat, 27 May 2017 17:11:15 EDT

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P.E.I. lacrosse players were in for a history lesson this weekend when Lacrosse P.E.I. and members of the Island's Mi'kmaq community came together to explore the origins of the sport.




MacLauchlan heading to Washington for trade talks

Sat, 27 May 2017 15:59:07 EDT

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P.E.I. Premier Wade MacLauchlan will be among a delegation heading to Washington early next month to try to counter anti-free trade sentiments from the Trump administration.




'Weeds can become your best friend': PEI Food Exchange hosts Herb Day

Sat, 27 May 2017 14:39:29 EDT

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Islanders at a Charlottetown workshop Saturday were learning everything they needed to know about growing their own herbs.




P.E.I. grants aimed at helping prevent violence against women

Sat, 27 May 2017 11:48:24 EDT

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A new round of grants from the Interministerial Women’s Secretariat will support community-based efforts to prevent violence against women.




Check your pantry: more flour brands added to national flour recall list

Sat, 27 May 2017 10:12:17 EDT

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has added more brands to its recall list of flour and flour-based products, over further fears of E. coli contamination.




PEI Business Women's Association micro-grant applications now open

Sat, 27 May 2017 11:00:02 EDT

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The PEI Business Women's Association is now accepting applications for its micro-grant program.




'You don't have to do it all': Island 'farm mama' talks about life beyond Instagram filters

Sat, 27 May 2017 08:00:00 EDT

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Farmer Sally Bernard wrote a blog post this week called Farm Mamas: Stop trying harder about some of the challenges she faces in spring time on her family's organic grain and livestock farm in Freetown, P.E.I.




Popular poppy products raise funds for Royal Canadian Legion

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:00:00 EDT

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The poppy is not just for Remembrance Day, thanks to an ever expanding line of poppy products being sold through the Royal Canadian Legion.