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A general election has been called in Prince Edward Island for April 3, 2023. Throughout the election period, government services will remain available as always, but advertising and communications activities, and updates to our website, will be limited. This includes web content and social media...
Is it compost, waste or recyclable?
Tips for sorting waste, Christmas Cards, Packaging and Gift Wrapping Items, Wrapping paper usually goes in compost (don’t worry about a little bit of tape) but foil and cellophane goes in waste. Box board (gift boxes, etc.) goes in compost, not recyclable. Corrugated cardboard boxes are recyclable...
This season, give the gift of Prince Edward Island
Looking for the perfect gift for someone on your list? Take a local approach to gift buying this holiday season and you'll be giving twice. Buying products and experiences that originate right here in Prince Edward Island is the gift that keeps on giving -- to our local economy, that is. When...
Tree growers take it one season at a time
Christmas tree grower David Smith is used to planting for the future. Each year he plants a new crop of trees, knowing that he won’t see the results of his efforts for 15 years. Although planting and cutting the trees only happens once, each tree represents years of labour; including pruning once a...
Levees - an Island tradition
(originally posted December 2017) Ringing in the new year with good cheer is a time-honoured tradition for many Islanders. There are nearly 40 levees planned for New Year’s Day across the Island, some starting bright and early in the morning. Although the levee tradition dates back to King Louis...
Island businesses have reason to be confident
When Erin McGrath-Gaudet joined the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) in 2007, Prince Edward Island had a budget deficit while other provinces were enjoying surpluses. Now the Island has posted its third-straight surplus budget – and boasts impressive growth in population and GDP (...
Wastewater investments give Georgetown room to grow
Investing in infrastructure -, Overlooking Georgetown’s bustling harbour a few blocks from town hall is its new wastewater lagoon – a modest feature that will play a big part in the town’s future. “We are really excited about this,” said Dorothy MacDonald, Georgetown’s chief administrative officer...
New Beginnings gives infants the right start
Supporting Island families -, Sarah McKenna of Sherwood brought her infant daughter Emma home from the hospital on January 3. It was her first child and she had some questions about what to expect about vaccination and breastfeeding. Until newborns arrive with an instruction manual, there’s the New...
Self care is important, especially during the holidays
In what is supposed to be the “hap - happiest” season of all, it’s tough to feel sad during the holidays. But for many who struggle with mental health and addictions issues, the holidays can lead to unpleasant memories, substance abuse, dysfunctional family dynamics, anxiety, and depression. “It...
Renovated Georgetown mill brings jobs, business to Kings County
Creating jobs for Islanders -, In just over a year, the former Georgetown Timber mill has changed from an empty shell to a magnet that is attracting employers and skilled workers to eastern Kings County. The 40,000 square foot former mill was converted into a multi-tenant facility in August 2016....