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Student Entrepreneurship

The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce has launched their 2nd annual Student Entrepreneu [ ... ]

2018 Winter Active Campaign

The Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department has launched its 2018 Winter Active Campaign with  [ ... ]

Perspective

Perspective
The Cove Journal

by JoDee Samuelson

The story of our winter so far: bare ground, skiff of snow, wind, rain, plus ten, minus fifteen, wind, rain, snow. Stoves and furnaces putting in long hours, working overtime, greedily gobbling up fuel. Frosty air stealing in all night long under shingles and between floorboards, and barging in through doors that open for a single moment. What a time. The Strait
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Valentines for Vets

Valentines for Vets

Ten classes of students from Stratford Elementary unleashed their artistic potentials on January 29 as they created valentines specifically for veterans, as part of the Valentines for Vets program.   

The valentines will later be hand delivered to veterans living in care facilities around Prince Edward Island by sailors from Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) QUEEN CHARLOTTE during
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Welcome baskets in Eastern PEI

Welcome baskets in Eastern PEI

Eastern Media and the Eastern PEI Network have delivered 38 welcome baskets to new Eastern PEI residents in 2017. 

The welcome basket program, operated by Wallace and Lisa Rose welcomes any new residents that have moved to the Eastern PEI region.

Each basket is a small version of a lobster trap built by clients at the Harbourview Training Centre in Souris. The baskets are filled up with
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The Covehead stamp

The Covehead stamp

Canada Post has issued the first nine stamps in a multi-year series that captures landscapes from across the country, including the heritage lighthouse at Covehead Harbour in Prince Edward Island National Park. The photograph used in the PEI stamp was taken by Island photographers Barrett & MacKay.

The Far and Wide stamps are known as “definitives,” meaning that they are used most often for
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$50,000 raised

$50,000 raised
Farmers Helping Farmers celebrates Holiday Campaign

Farmers Helping Farmers is celebrating another successful Holiday Campaign, raising almost $50,000 for the PEI non-profit group’s work in Kenya.

Donations towards water tanks, which allow Kenyan families to harvest and store  water during the rainy season to be used during the months of drought, remained the most popular  item. Almost
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Art For Animals success

Art For Animals success

The annual Art For Animals fundraiser for the Cat Action Team and PEI Humane Society raised over $1700 this year. “This is the most we’ve raised to date,” says organizer Heather Millar. The draw was done in December by Jennifer Harkness from the PEI Humane Society and her helper Ollie, the big black cat. Lana Wright was the grand prize winner of Heather Millar’s “Little Owl” painting.

UPEI teams place

Teams from the UPEI Faculty of Business took part in the annual Montreal Exchange’s Options Trading Simulation. The ten-week competition pitted more than 1,500 teams from 38 universities against each other in a simulated exchange. Teams from UPEI took third and twelfth places. Teams are given a starting balance of a notional $100,000 and have 10 weeks to trade in financial securities to make money
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Croda Group acquires Nautilus

Croda Group acquires Nautilus

The University of Prince Edward Island and Synapse Applied Research and Industry Services congratulates Nautilus Biosciences Canada Inc. (Nautilus), a marine biotechnology company founded by UPEI professor Russell Kerr, on being acquired by Croda International Plc. Croda Group is an international, multi-sector company that provides innovative, sustainable ingredients for customers in the areas of
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Colin Trewin wins award

Colin Trewin wins award

Third-year UPEI business student Colin Trewin is the winner of the inaugural Robert J. Connaughton Sr. Memorial Award. Established by the late Robert J. Connaughton Sr.’s family, the award is given to a UPEI student who is a member of the Holland Hurricanes football team, or the UPEI track-and-field or hockey teams. Trewin plays with the senior men’s Island Mariners, of the Maritime Football
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$1 million estate gift to UPEI

$1 million estate gift to UPEI

UPEI has received a $1 million gift from the estate of Ruth MacDonald to establish the Roderick Stirling MacDonald Scholarship Fund. Said Ken Clark, who is Roderick and Ruth’s nephew. “Education was very important to my aunt and uncle and knowing this will support future students in this way is a great way to honour their legacy.”

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Some Upcoming Events

H’Sao from Chad

African a capella group comes to The Mack February 21
The Mack Montréal-based band from Chad, H’ [ ... ]

Audience on stage

Atlantic String Machine presents a unique performance February 24
Homburg Theatre Members of Atlant [ ... ]

Winter Frolic

Outdoor fundraiser at Harvey Moore Wildlife Sanctuary February 24
Harvey Moore Wildlife Sanctuary T [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

School Break

Profile: Nikkie Gallant by Jane Ledwell Nikkie Gallant had been out of school for ten years when s [ ... ]

PEI Book Award nominations

Island authors, editors, and book producers are encouraged to apply for a PEI Book Award before Janu [ ... ]

New leadership

Small Halls Inc. celebrates 10th anniversary  Small Halls Inc., the well-known arts organizati [ ... ]