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Summerside officer awarded for making the extra effort
A sudden illness and a chance meeting changed the lives of two Summerside residents. Back in October 2015, cellulitis and a high temperature caused Karen MacLean to need a hospital. First responders needed to find another way to get the woman out of her second-storey apartment since obesity and her...
Environmental health officers help keep restaurants safe
Creating jobs for Islanders -, In a place that's known as Canada’s Food Island, restaurants are a pillar of Prince Edward Island’s economy – and the province’s environmental health officers help ensure they are the safest they can be. Kelly Hughes, the senior environmental health officer with...
Applications being accepted for arts grants
Prince Edward Island artists are invited to apply for the fall 2017 round of arts grants, like the one artist Margot Rejskind received earlier this year. One of 13 grants awarded last spring enabled Rejskind to focus on getting her professional choir Luminos Ensemble up and running. Artists can...
Lawyer brings legal expertise to Workers Compensation Tribunal
For lawyer Susan Robinson, volunteering through Engage PEI offers the opportunity to provide some clarity for injured workers at a time of uncertainty. Robinson, of Albany, was appointed to the Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal after applying through Engage PEI. “I knew the background I had...
Insights on aging sought at symposium
With more Islanders entering their senior years, health professionals are looking for guidance from those dealing with the challenges presented by an aging population. Nearly 100 people gathered recently at Holland College to ask questions such as “what can we do to better serve seniors? and “how...
Teacher anxious to put down roots
Supporting Island Families -, Central Queens Elementary teacher Jonathan MacDonald was all smiles as he decorated his classroom to welcome students to his grade 2/3 split. He has a message for his first class as a full-time, permanent teacher – “persistence and patience pays off.” It’s been eight...
Wastewater investments prepare Tignish for the future
Investing In infrastructure -, For the community of Tignish, an investment in better wastewater processing is a big step toward environmental sustainability - and a success story of governments working together. With the help of the Canada Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF), the Island’s northernmost...
Terry Fox inspired his career – and his latest creation
Paul Hoar says it is Terry Fox who inspired him to learn how to build prosthetic limbs for people who have had amputations and accidents. So, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s (QEH) prosthetic technician believed it was fitting that he recreate the leg that Fox used in his iconic Marathon of Hope in...
Islanders volunteer for government boards in August
Engage PEI helped 20 people from all across Prince Edward Island get involved with their provincial government this month. The Islanders were appointed or reappointed to six government agencies, boards, or commissions in August. Engage PEI helps fill vacancies on more than 70 such volunteer boards...
Couldn’t everyone use a mentally healthier workplace?
Strengthening Mental Health Services -, When you ask “how are you doing” when passing someone at work, do you really want to know the answer? Prince Edward Island’s DME Group is helping employees tell the truth about mental health and creating a mentally healthier workplace in the process....