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The unbelievable COVID-19 death rates (approximately 80 per cent) in long term care (LTC) facilities throughout Canada happened mostly in privately-owned facilities. We are grateful this has not been the case on PEI. At the same time, this province must heed calls from across Canada for seni…

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A perfect example of why the public was against amalgamation: June 24th issue of The Eastern Graphic on page 10: ‘Three Rivers has a lovely new splash park.’

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Teams of families & friends scoured the town of Souris on Wednesday looking for items to fill the scavenger hunt list put out by the town in celebration of Canada Day. Team Line Road Girls brought their items to the Main Street Gazebo early afternoon. Katelyn Madore, on the right was the…

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Just two years ago millennials were taking a big bite out of Canada’s food service sector.

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In schools across PEI the leaders of the future took their last walk across the stage and their first step into a world of wide open opportunities.

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Some of us love to take potshots at civil servants, especially the ones who labour away in their offices in that evil place called Charlottetown. It’s even a favourite sport among those who either don’t have a government job and want one, and those in the private sector who scornfully look u…

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Are you giddy with excitement that as of Friday, our Atlantic bubble takes effect, and that means you can travel to Moncton and back without self-isolating for 14 days. Or, put another way, “get in the car honey, we’re going to Costco!” But is that really a good idea? Is it ever?

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“Insanity,” Einstein said, “is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” The famed physicist wasn’t talking about PEI’s continued failure to deliver effective rural internet, but he could have been.

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Just two years ago millennials were taking a big bite out of Canada’s food service sector.

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He strode in and out of the meeting room with an air of utmost confidence. There was more than that, a haughtiness that sent us the message “I don’t really have to be here to get what I want.”

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The COVID-19 pandemic crisis is providing us with the opportunity to critically examine the sustainability of our choices. It has made visible many glaring cracks in our global supply systems such as the apparent difficulty in accessing personal protective equipment to protect vulnerable fro…

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I have devised a little quiz. It is multiple-choice and the answer choices are quite straight forward.

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I’m leery of words that end in ‘ism’. For the most part they have suggested something negative. I have difficulty understanding racism, for example. Any word that takes two inches of stacked paper to explain provides too many opportunities to twist and to turn ... to shape and to form like p…

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I am a male, Caucasian Boomer. Because of this, and this only, I have experienced preferential treatment throughout my life. The waves of protest against systemic racism pulsating from Minneapolis around the globe has certainly impacted this group in which the happenstance of birth has placed me.

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Like so many things on earth, and beyond, that have been labelled by mankind = turtles don’t know they are turtles, dog, cats, horses, eagles, rivers, mountains, etc, etc are simply being themselves.

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Hello Islanders. I was just thinking about how much easier it would be now for all Islanders if the previous governments had not been so corrupt and wasteful with Island tax dollars.

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Rotary Gold Mine Draw co-chair Scott Annear, with Assistant Manager of the Montague Esso, Alecia Shaw, are pleased the Rotary Gold Mine will be restarting beginning on Monday, July 6 The Gold Mine Committee announced the boxes will be back in participating stores on Friday, June 26 to give f…

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Katy MacKinnon, left, and Sarah-Jane Parnell, 2020 grads from École La Belle Cloche received their diplomas and awards Monday night in front of a small crowd of family. A slightly larger reception was held outdoors where well-wishers congratulated the two. Katy is the daughter of Louise and …

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The ‘we’re in this together’ mantra that defined the opening days of the COVID pandemic is gone, replaced by a rumour mill where facts are replaced by fear. It’s an ugly turn for a province that fancies itself civil and welcoming.

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It’s in everybody’s best interest when we all follow the rules. That sentiment has been amplified as we make our way through the different phases of recovery here on PEI. I will admit, however, there are some things I understand, and at the same time, do not understand. I understand I don’t …

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To all graduates: this isn’t how you envisioned celebrating the final months of your high school education, no one did.

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Across the country there are statues of historical figures set in public places that draw connection to them. Whether you are in Bedeck, Nova Scotia with the statue of Alexander Graham Bell and his wife Mabel Gardiner Hubbard; in Ottawa with the Anishinabe Scout or in Charlottetown with the …

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Hello Islanders. I was just thinking about how much easier it would be now for all Islanders if the previous governments had not been so corrupt and wasteful with Island tax dollars.