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P.E.I. musician Dylan Menzie finalist on new TV talent show

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST


P.E.I. musician Dylan Menzie is going to start 2018 off right — starring in a new national television talent show on CTV called The Launch.

Nurse practitioner hired for province's diabetes program

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:00:00 EST


A full-time nurse practitioner has been hired by Health PEI for the provincial diabetes program.

Sherwood Elementary principal ecstatic about new school

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:04:42 EST


There were cheers and applause at Sherwood Elementary on Friday after government announced the Charlottetown neighbourhood would be receiving a new $19 million school.

Liberal government 'addicted to unsustainable spending,' charges Green leader

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:18:32 EST


On the day the P.E.I. government tabled the second-largest capital budget in the province’s history, opposition parties took aim at what they characterized as 'unsustainable' levels of public spending.

'I can't continue to care for my dad': Islander urges province to change home-care system

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:56:18 EST


Alzheimers has continued to take more from the 88-year-old P.E.I. man since he was diagnosed with the disease in August, 2016, forcing his daughter to piece together a life for her aging father.

New Indian grocery store brings comfort to growing population

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:00:00 EST


There's nothing like the taste of something familiar from your childhood — and one newcomer is hoping to bring that comfort to others with her new Indian grocery store in Charlottetown — the Spice Store.

'Like a scavenger hunt': 20 P.E.I. barns from tip to tip decorated with wooden quilts

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:00:00 EST


Twenty barns across P.E.I. are now adorned with brightly coloured wooden "barn quilts" designed by local farm families.

Controversial Charlottetown property proposal gets go-ahead

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:00:00 EST


A controversial property proposal on the Charlottetown waterfront has finally received approval from the city.

7 fun things to do this weekend on P.E.I.

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:00:00 EST


There's lots to do as the temperatures cool down and the countdown to Christmas heats up.

O'Leary group pitches 40-unit assisted-living facility

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST


A co-operative in O'Leary wants to build a 40-unit community care facility — and it's looking for government funding to do it.

New Charlottetown school part of 2018-19 capital budget

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:59:07 EST


The P.E.I. government has announced it will build a new school in the Sherwood neighbourhood of Charlottetown, and expand three other schools.

'On a sure footing': Jay Scotland learns how erosion affects the Cape Bear lighthouse

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST


The team that maintains the lighthouse in Cape Bear, P.E.I., has to keep a watch on the shoreline to make sure erosion doesn't put the building in jeopardy.

Teachers won't be conducting learning disability assessments after all, minister says

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:07:14 EST


Education critic Steven Myers says several teachers with psychology training would be able to help in assessing the roughly 400 students currently waiting.

Solar energy project exceeds expectations in Summerside

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:00:00 EST


The City of Summerside is thrilled with the performance of a solar energy gathering and storage system that went online at Credit Union place earlier this month.

Waste water treatment plant could kill lobster larvae, says PEIFA

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:40:17 EST


A planned waste water treatment plant in Pictou, N.S. could be detrimental to lobsters and other wildlife in the Northumberland Strait, says the P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association.

'I'm just so happy': Repairs underway at iconic Blockhouse lighthouse

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 EST


Members of the Blockhouse Lighthouse Preservation Society are delighted that Coast Guard has started extensive repairs to the building that they described as 'falling apart'.

'This is the epicentre': Why it's P.E.I. potatoes for fast-growing poutinerie

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:36:07 EST


The founder of Smoke's Poutinerie will speak to the P.E.I. Potato Board Friday about why it's Island spuds for him.

Confederation Bridge warns of traffic restrictions, ferries shut down

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:16:44 EST


High winds could prompt traffic restrictions on Confederation Bridge overnight Friday, and the ferries have stopped running until further notice.

Charlottetown-Parkdale candidates address youth forum

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:47:06 EST


It was standing room only at Thursday night's forum hosted by Young Voters of PEI.

Marriage in a foreign land: Booklet to outline family law for newcomers

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:59:11 EST


With the number of speakers of immigrant languages growing faster on P.E.I. than anywhere in the country, the Community Legal Information Association is reaching out to newcomers in seven different languages.