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Island cyclists happy about 'overdue' national safety taskforce

Sat, 1 Oct 2016 06:30:00 EDT


Members of the local cycling community are pleased with a federal government announcement to set up a new task force aimed to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians.

Island musicians Sing a Song for Ron in October

Sat, 1 Oct 2016 07:00:00 EDT


The Trailside in Mount Stewart, P.E.I., is launching a month-long celebration of Ron Hynes throughout October.

It's all about sheep at the Atlantic Veterinary College this weekend

Sat, 1 Oct 2016 06:00:00 EDT


Sheep and goat farming is a growing industry on P.E.I. — and that has lead to a a conference this weekend on the animals' welfare at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown.

Plan for ferry needed now, say eastern P.E.I. residents amid cancellations

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:00:00 EDT


Residents of eastern P.E.I. are calling for a long-term plan to improve ferry service to Nova Scotia.

Voting advice: Can politicians weigh in without sounding self-serving?

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:50:49 EDT


The plebiscite to choose a new system to elect government — or keep the current one — will be held Oct. 29 to Nov. 7. And last weekend, Premier Wade MacLauchlin announced Liberal MLAs would be free to promote whichever of the five choices they prefer.

Different kind of classical sounds from marimba duo

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:00:50 EDT


A couple of Maritime musicians are striking a note in a different kind of classical duo; Taktus features Jonny Smith from Cole Harbour, N.S., and Greg Harrison of Fredericton, N.B., who both play marimba.

Buddy bench installed at Charlottetown elementary school

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:00:00 EDT


Students at Spring Park Elementary have a new way to reach out to one another and make new friends. A buddy bench was unveiled at a school assembly this afternoon.

Flashback Friday: 13 years since Hurricane Juan ripped through P.E.I.

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:00:00 EDT


The weather outside Thursday and Friday has been calm and sunny, but 13 years ago that certainly wasn’t the case.

More fall fun: Things to do on P.E.I. this weekend

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:00:00 EDT


The cool fall weather has kicked in, so throw on an extra layer and join in some of the many activities P.E.I. has on offer this weekend.

UPEI, Holland College get $20M boost from government

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:35:31 EDT


The federal and provincial governments are investing a combined $20.84 million in research infrastructure throughout P.E.I., the federal government announced Friday.

P.E.I.-N.S. ferry service cancelled Saturday

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:41:17 EDT


There will be no ferry service between P.E.I. and Nova Scotia again on Saturday.

P.E.I.'s Covehead Bridge open to two-way traffic

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:00:00 EDT


The repaving of the Covehead Bridge in Prince Edward Island National Park is now complete and open to two-way traffic, pedestrians and cyclists.

Power outage scheduled for Summerside

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:00:00 EDT


The electricity will be turned off in part of Summerside in the early morning hours Saturday.

School review consultations start Monday

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:00:00 EDT


P.E.I.'s Public Schools Branch is not wasting any time in getting started with consultations on a major review of schools in the province announced earlier this week.

Tall ship makes weekend visit to Georgetown

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:42:28 EDT


Visitors to eastern P.E.I. this weekend will have an opportunity to experience Spanish history on the seas first hand.