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Charlottetown Islanders embrace 'underdog role' in QMJHL playoffs

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:00:00 EDT


The Charlottetown Islanders finished their regular season ranked in the middle of the league and look toward finishing strong in the upcoming Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs.

Famous scientist shares humane treatment tips with P.E.I. beef producer

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:00:00 EDT


An Island beef producer is taking extra steps to make sure cattle are treated as humanely as possible — right up until the last moment.

UPEI Student Union to investigate handling of complaint against former SU president

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:00:00 EDT


The UPEI Student Union says it will ask its ombudsperson to investigate the student union's handling of a complaint of harassment made against former president Hammad Ahmed.

Man convicted of sexual assault against young girl asks for house arrest

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:00:00 EDT


Lawyers made arguments at a sentencing hearing Monday for a man convicted of sexual assault against a young girl dating to the 1970s.

All-ages venue, later end time for Cavendish Beach Music Festival

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:00:45 EDT


The P.E.I. Liquor Control Commission has approved an expanded licensed area for this year's Cavendish Beach Music Festival.

Diabetes Canada hopeful 'investments in people's health' will be renewed

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:00:00 EDT


Diabetes Canada is calling on the P.E.I. government to renew and expand its diabetes strategy, which launched in 2014 and expired at the end of last year.

ZZ Top to rock Summerside this August

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:57:04 EDT


Classic rock fans rejoice — legendary rock band ZZ Top will be playing in Summerside this August.

New tech to help Charlottetown police digitally map crime scenes, accidents

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:00:00 EDT


A new capturing system uses lasers and a precise camera to quickly map out a 3D, 360-degree space around the camera up to 70 metres away, according to Deputy Chief Brad MacConnell.

Diabetes Canada closing P.E.I. office, but work on Island will continue

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:00:00 EDT


Diabetes Canada will close its P.E.I. office this spring, as the organization shifts away from programs for individuals and moves toward programs for whole populations.

Billy Bridges not ready for retirement, even after 20 years and 5 Paralympics

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:31:34 EDT


Billy Bridges represented Canada for the first time at the Paralympics on the sledge hockey team in Salt Lake City in 2002, and he doesn't want Pyeongchang to be the last time.

UPEI recruiter concerned after international student targeted by scam

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 05:00:00 EDT


UPEI's director of recruitment says a local international student nearly lost $5,000 to a scam call that claimed to be from RCMP and threatened him with deportation.

Ground beef sold in Eastern Canada recalled for E. coli risk

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:38:21 EDT


The Canadian Food inspection Agency has issued a recall warning saying some packages of Good Boucher lean ground beef may be contaminated with E. coli.

Significant snowfall expected Thursday

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 05:58:05 EDT


Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement regarding a system that is expected to hit P.E.I. Wednesday night and continue into Friday morning.

Why Islanders love to flip through the pages of the Rotary supplement

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:00:00 EDT


It's an annual tradition of spring, flipping through the pages of the Rotary advertising supplement. As it celebrates three decades, the popular publication will now also be featured online.

Canadian whistleblower on why he exposed 'problematic' Facebook data misuse by Trump consulting firm

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 16:30:18 EDT


A Canadian data analytics expert says he wanted to expose a "problematic" invasion of privacy when he sounded the alarm and alleged a data company he helped found misused personal information from millions of Facebook users while working for Donald Trump's 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

New Charlottetown port boss excited about waterfront development opportunities

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:05:26 EDT


Mike Cochrane, former chief operating officer at the Confederation Centre, will soon take the helm at the Charlottetown Harbour Authority.

'Canadian Harvey Weinstein,' Arcade Fire, all 'sorry' in SNL sketch

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 11:52:02 EDT


Members of Montreal rock group Arcade Fire appeared in a Saturday Night Live sketch — all squeezing out a Canadian "sorry" as a nod to the #MeToo movement.

P.E.I. curler excited to join junior women's world champs for 2018 season

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 16:44:26 EDT


P.E.I. curler Lauren Lenentine is joining the Canadian and world junior championship team from Nova Scotia for the upcoming curling season.

Woman involved in Dunstaffnage, P.E.I., collision has died

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 14:02:16 EDT


A woman who was involved in an motor vehicle crash March 8 on Route 2 in Dunstaffnage, P.E.I., has died of her injuries, RCMP said.

Canada wraps up best-ever Winter Paralympics at Pyeongchang closing ceremony

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 05:53:00 EDT


Para nordic star Mark Arendz carried Canada's flag into the closing ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, as the Canadian contingent celebrated its best-ever Winter Paralympics performance.