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Charlottetown eyes 100K cruise ship visitors in 2018

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:17:53 EDT


Port Charlottetown is hoping to break the 100,000-cruise-ship-passengers mark this season after falling short last year.

Are political donations 'a good return on their investment?' Green leader asks

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:06:58 EDT


P.E.I. Green Leader Peter Bevan-Baker continues to question government about donations the Liberal Party has received.

Summerside wants more police trained to recognize drug-impaired drivers on P.E.I.

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 05:00:00 EDT


Summerside, P.E.I., is hoping to have more officers trained to recognize drug-impaired drivers as Canada prepares to legalize recreational marijuana use.

P.E.I. medical physicist finds balance in music, records first CD

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:00:00 EDT


A medical physicist at the P.E.I. Cancer Treatment Centre is preparing to launch his first CD, with the help of his musical mentor, who also comes from a science background.

5 reasons why gas prices are set to go up in Canada — and fast

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:00:00 EDT


Doing a double take over how much it costs to fill up a tank of gas is a classic Canadian irritation. But a confluence of factors are teaming up at the moment to make that process even more gob-smacking than usual. Here's a look at five big reasons why gas prices are soaring.

Air Canada, WestJet offer cheap basic economy fares for no-frills seekers

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:00:00 EDT


Thought economy was the lowest class on a plane? Think again: Air Canada and WestJet are selling “basic economy” fares that cost less and offer even fewer features.

UPEI engineers solve real-world problems with year-end design projects

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:00:00 EDT


The halls and workspaces of UPEI's School of Sustainable Design Engineering are alive with innovation as students work towards completing their final design projects for the year.

The Liberals, the 2019 election - and a tunnel to P.E.I. that was never built

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:00:00 EDT


It took over a century for Prince Edward Islanders to get the fixed link they wanted, though it didn't quite turn out as they'd first hoped.

Island woman says gap in service for dementia patients puts undue stress on families

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:00:00 EDT


A P.E.I. woman says the province could do more to support families caring for loved ones with dementia. She says it has cost her tens of thousands of dollars to make it a viable option to have her father live at home.

Opposition calls for more transparency around millions of dollars in loans

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:17:59 EDT


P.E.I.'s Official Opposition has called on government for more transparency when it comes to hundreds of millions of dollars in government loans and what the Opposition referred to as the "secretive agency" involved with those loans.

The new École La-Belle-Cloche opens to students

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:00:00 EDT


The new École La-Belle-Cloche in Rollo Bay has officially opened its doors to students, parents and the Acadian community of eastern P.E.I.

Extra safety precautions coming to Three Oaks over student health concerns

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:00:00 EDT


New safety measures are coming to Three Oaks Senior High School in Summerside, P.E.I., in response to student health concerns.

P.E.I. women stitch together quilts for foster children

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:00:00 EDT


A group of women at St. Mark's Anglican Church have stitched together 19 quilts over the past two months that will be given to children in foster care.

Temporary visitor restrictions in place due to flu outbreak at the Garden Home

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:26:06 EDT


A Charlottetown nursing home is restricting visitors temporarily after a flu outbreak.

Affordable housing crunch tough on Charlottetown young adults, survey suggests

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:49:27 EDT


P.E.I. may not be as affordable a place to live as people think, suggests a survey by the city's Youth Retention Advisory Board.

Islander's book wins national award from museum association

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:00:00 EDT


Jim Macnutt's book Historic Furniture of Prince Edward Island recently received the Canadian Museums Association 2018 Award of Outstanding Achievement.

Businesses find home in old Desable pizza plant

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:42:29 EDT


Two P.E.I. businessmen plan to run three ventures out of the former Little Christos building in Desable — a building that's been vacant for more than 15 years.

PCs ask government to stop PR Coalition fundraising

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:39:05 EDT


PC MLA Darlene Compton asked P.E.I.’s minister of justice to put a stop to fundraising efforts from a group supporting proportional representation, pending an investigation into allegations she raised about the group’s ties to the P.E.I. Green Party.

Farmer pleads guilty to pesticide offence after fish kill

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:31:42 EDT


A Cornwall, P.E.I., farmer will be sentenced next week for an infraction under the Pesticide Control Act.

Bringing people joy, one Nigerian dwarf goat at a time

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:30:00 EDT


A P.E.I. woman has invited some unique pets into her own home, and is now sharing them with the world.