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55+ games promote physical, mental fitness
September means back to school for some, but for hundreds of older Islanders it’s time to put on their game faces. This year’s Prince Edward Island 55+ Summer Games are happening in West Prince September 20 to 23. Together with the winter games – which were in Cornwall this year –they offer people...
U.S. tour brings NAFTA home for Islander
Creating jobs for Islanders -, Kal Whitnell will remember 2017 as the summer he spent nearly a month touring five U.S. cities with trade experts from around the globe. The tour was in the lead-up to the historic North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations. Beginning in Washington, D....
Go Girl Fashions is a mobile pop-up shop
Creating jobs for Islanders -, You’ve probably seen the brightly painted Go Girl Fashions and Accessories bus driving around Prince Edward Island, but what you probably didn’t know is that inside is a former Islander anxious to return here for good. Owner Paulette Barke, who grew up in Searletown...
Tale of two MacLellans is story of mental health and music
Strengthening Mental Health Services -, The last thing that legendary songwriter Gene MacLellan told his then-14-year-old daughter Catherine was that she would have to be brave for a while. The elder MacLellan took his own life at the family’s Summerside home in 1995 after a lifetime struggle with...
He's a new Islander by choice
As a child in Shiraz, Iran, Ali Siadat remembers watching Anne of Green Gables on television and recalling how beautiful its Prince Edward Island setting was. Fast forward to five years ago, when he and his parents planned to move from Iran to Canada. They were advised that the immigration pathway...
Chappell carving out his niche
Creating jobs for Islanders -, Brodye Chappell’s high school friends thought he would be one of the first to leave Prince Edward Island in search of opportunity elsewhere, but nearly two decades later he’s still here and creating his own opportunities. The custom design and finish carpentry of...
Lalana Paul brings added perspective to Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Lalana Paul says she is excited to bring the voice of aboriginal women and her own life experience to the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women. Originally from Vancouver, she spent years helping abused and battered women in the city’s Lower East Side piece their lives back together. As...
911 for hard of hearing working well
An emergency is not a good time to test whether a system is working properly. The PEI Chapter of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) wanted to make sure the province’s Text with 911 program, which began last fall, was working like a well-oiled machine. Turns out it is. Members of CHHA...
My name is Olivia and I am Canadian
Olivia Lewis was born in China but has lived on Prince Edward Island nearly all of her life. On a trip to China a few years ago she volunteered at an orphanage, named Starfish. When she was 11 years-old, Olivia applied to, and received, funding from the Francophone Young Millionaires Program to...
Unique experiences lend an important perspective
Supporting Island Families -, Jeff Brant wants Prince Edward Island’s education system to work for every child – especially Indigenous children. “When I came to PEI in grade 10, I was one of two indigenous people at Kensington High School,” said the former resident of Tyendinaga First Nation in...