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P.E.I. needs a committee to review child deaths: Canadian Paediatric Society

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:50:35 EDT


The president of the Canadian Paediatric Society is calling on P.E.I. to establish a committee of professionals to review all child deaths, collect data and report any lessons learned back to the government and the public.

'It's not all a smooth road': 5 tips for a successful marriage

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:00:00 EDT


Couples married for 60 years share their advice on a successful marriage.

Wade MacLauchlan one of Canada's most popular premiers, poll finds

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:00:00 EDT


P.E.I. Premier Wade MacLauchlan is in the top three most popular premiers in the country, according to a poll published Thursday.

Charlottetown software company adding jobs

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:29:02 EDT


Charlottetown’s iWave Information Systems Inc. is expanding and adding 10 to 15 new jobs after being acquired by California-based private equity investment firm Sverica Capital Management as well as two investors — Ross Beattie and Gerry Lawless.

Detour on Route 2 for eastbound traffic begins Thursday

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:00:00 EDT


Motorists travelling east on Route 2 (Malpeque Road) will have to take a detour beginning on Thursday.

3 great cheeses to celebrate Canada's 150th

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:19:38 EDT


The Dairy Farmers of Canada are celebrating the country's 150th birthday with a selection of three cheeses.

P.E.I. behind country in farm equity growth

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:18:06 EDT


P.E.I.'s agricultural sector saw the biggest growth in equity in the region over the last five years, but that still wasn't enough for it to keep pace with the Canadian average, according to a report this week from Statistics Canada.

Kindred spirits onstage and off: Bosom friends celebrated in book

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:00:00 EDT


A soon-to-be-launched book will celebrate the friendship of two P.E.I. girls who came to play fictional friends Anne Shirley and Diana Barry in Anne of Green Gables: The Musical at the Charlottetown Festival.

'I'm living off my children': Basic income could break cycle of poverty

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:08:15 EDT


A public meeting in Charlottetown Wednesday to discuss a basic guaranteed income for Prince Edward Islanders heard that such a plan could help break the cycle of poverty for Island families.

P.E.I. wind farm brings in special scaffolding to repair turbine blade

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:05:03 EDT


A P.E.I. wind farm brought in special scaffolding to repair one its turbine blades. The equipment allowed workers to cling to the side of the 80-metre tower while repairing one of the lightning protection cables inside a massive blade.

Digging up the past: Filmmaker uncovers P.E.I.'s prehistoric history

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:00:00 EDT


An Island filmmaker is looking to uncover P.E.I.'s prehistoric history in a new documentary.

Confederation birthplace bill clears Senate, heading for Commons

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:06:00 EDT


A bill that would recognize Charlottetown as the birthplace of Confederation passed its third senate reading Wednesday, and is on its way to the House of Commons.

Web series Wharf Rats secures funding to finish production

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT


The P.E.I.-based comedy has received funding from the Independent Production Fund that will help finish out the series.

IWK CEO used hospital credit card to pay for thousands in personal expenses

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT


The IWK Health Centre's chief executive officer used a corporate credit card to pay for thousands of dollars at the Bay, and on limo services and iTunes — something the Halifax hospital chalks up to a mistake.

Why wages aren't rising while workers remain in short supply: Don Pittis

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT


Where did inflation go and how do we get it back? As Canada readies for its latest look at the state of rising prices, struggling workers want to know.

P.E.I.'s Glenaladale Estate seeks votes for national contest

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:55:24 EDT


The Glenaladale Heritage Trust is hoping votes and donations will help it win $30,000 from a national contest.

National Aboriginal Day celebrations unfold amid pending Mill River litigation

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:05:49 EDT


The Mi'kmaq of Prince Edward Island and Premier Wade MacLauchlan celebrated National Aboriginal Day Wednesday on Lennox Island amid a pending legal battle over the sale of the Mill River resort.

Mother sparrow nests at Kent Building Supplies in Summerside

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:19:25 EDT


A mother sparrow who built a nest in the garden centre has become a favourite among staff and customers of the store, with some people dropping in every couple of days to check for baby birds.

Mi'Kmaq Legends performer honoured with Meritorious Service Medal

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:26:36 EDT


One of the performers with Mi'Kmaq Legends says she was honoured to receive the Meritorious Service Medal from the Governor General.

Closing arguments: Lawyers offer 2 versions of Joel Clow's killing of Traci Lynch

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:00:00 EDT


The Crown and defence lawyers have two versions of the events leading up to the night that Joel Clow killed Traci Lynch and it's now up to the judge to decide, based on the evidence, which version to believe.