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Chazz and Michael Smith got a lot more than they bargained for when they purchased an historical property in Fortune Bridge and began renovations to turn it into an Inn. Letters, photos and coins from 1923 and 1924 are among the mementos stuffed behind a wall in what was once known as Bea Jo…

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A Montague area family physician hopes a working group she has organized will provide eastern PEI youth with the tools and resources they need to maintain positive mental health.

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Chazz and Michael Smith got a lot more than they bargained for when they purchased an historical property in Fortune Bridge and began renovations to turn it into an Inn. Letters, photos and coins from 1923 and 1924 are among the mementos stuffed behind a wall in what was once known as Bea Jo…

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I would like to hear what Ralph Goodale, minister of public safety and emergency preparedness, has to say about the effects of USMCA on our food security.

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My thoughts on the decision to pull Baby it’s Cold Outside a Christmas Classic from radio Stations across Canada.

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When, what to my wondering eyes should appear but 16 adult Christmas stories and 40 penned by youth from far and near.

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My friend Campbell Webster and I had a fun social media back and forth on an assertion that his beloved NDP is the only party truly open to internal debate and criticism. It came on the heels of the Green Party of PEI booting a member who proclaimed support for a candidate in the PC leadership.

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Art and mathematics; it may seem as though one of these things is not like the other, but art is jam packed with numbers and equations. Colours aren’t just bright or pale but are graded by percentage points indicating whether they’re translucent or so rich they conceal all colours behind them.

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The Charlottetown Driving Park is ‘Harness Racing Central’ in the Maritimes this time of year with the winter closure of live racing at the Summerside Raceway and Truro Raceway the only other track in the Atlantic Provinces with live racing. Truro has only one card remaining which goes this …

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Monday Night Fun Night had a vastly one-sided game with Cameron Kemp, Janice Gamble, Darryl Gamble and Cathy MacLean playing against Bob Smith, Phillip MacDonald, Tammy MacDonald and Pat Doherty. I’m not sure how long it’s been since I’ve seen grown men cry and it was quite sad. I hope Larry…

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To: mayor and council of the Three Rivers region re: The problem with Georgetown water

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On Sunday, December 9 A Joyful Sound Choir will perform at two venues. Christmas with a Twist, is the theme for this year’s holiday concert. Gentle, Jazzy, rhythmic, or off-beat, it is all in fun. The choir will be performing at 2:30 pm at St Mary’s Church in Souris and again at 7:30 pm at H…

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Winds exceeding 90 kilometres an hour lashed the Wood Islands ferry terminal in last Thursday’s storm but didn't cause any mechanical or structural damage to the ships or the landing, said Northumberland Ferries Vice President of Operations, Don Cormier. 

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Dave and Connie MacDougall have had an uncommon visitor for the past month. This male Northern Cardinal has been a frequent visitor to their back yard feeder at their home in Morell. He joins the usual array of blue jays, finches, nuthatches, wood peckers and crows that visit on a regular basis. 

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The big guy himself brought up the rear as the 38th Annual Souris Christmas Parade wound its way through the streets of the seaside town on Saturday. Along with floats entered by area businesses, schools and community groups, fire trucks and first responders were also part of the seasonal hi…

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Winds peaking at 102 kms, driving rain and wet snow last Thursday ravaged harbours and coastlines in communities across PEI. Much of the damage is visible but divers will be needed in some locations to inspect runs before the spring lobster season opens. 

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The big guy himself brought up the rear as the 38th Annual Souris Christmas Parade wound its way through the streets of the seaside town on Saturday. Along with floats entered by area businesses, schools and community groups, fire trucks and first responders were also part of the seasonal hi…

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In light of a tragedy that saw a four-year die after being struck by a float in a recent Yarmouth, NS parade, some local organizers are taking a second look at their own events.

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Jennifer Gallant, Brooke MacCormack and Kyra Norton, participants in the inaugural End the St;gma run/walk in Souris were cheered on as they made their way up Main Street, Souris in front of the annual Christmas Parade. Over 40 participants were involved in the event hosted by the family of …

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Members of Souris Town Council, new and returning, were sworn in Monday night. From left are Councillors Wanda Bailey, Joanne Dunphy, Frankie Chaisson, Mayor Steve O’Brien, and Councillors Kenny Peters Ian MacDonald and Thelma MacDonald. Councillors were also handed their committee appointme…

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Few things undermine a sense of personal well-being and security like being faced with homelessness and with a 0.3 per cent or less vacancy rate on the Island it’s no longer just a problem associated with poverty.

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Manipulation of the public is as old as traveling charlatans, drifting from town to town selling miracle cures from the back of their wagons.

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Pockets of power outages were scattered across eastern PEI this morning. Maritime Electric dispatched 40 crews on Thursday after winds gusting as high as 110 km mixed with wet snow and rain pounded the province for the day and into the overnight hours. Residents in the Cape Bear, Little Sand…

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Families First Resource Centre had some help from Montague Intermediate student council in celebrating National Child Day. Council members Ava Johnston, Bella Vancolen, Katie MacLean, Brooklynn McCarthy, Imogen Creed, Riley Felix, Kadin Creed and Emma Morrisey led the way as a group of famil…

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Sharon Riley, with the Montague & Area Rotary Club, left, presents a cheque to Montague High School teacher Natasha Nabuurs, centre, and Principal Seana Evans-Renault. The funds will be used for a Career Day at the school. Jan MacNeill photo

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Cardigan MP Lawrence MacAulay credits the ongoing support of his wife Frances to his political accomplishments over the past 30 years. The couple celebrated Mr MacAulay’s three-decade milestone Sunday afternoon with family, friends and supporters in St Peter’s. First elected to Parliament in…

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Few politicians have maximized their God given talent more than Lawrence MacAulay. Thirty years on from winning an upset victory over Pat Binns in the federal riding of Cardigan, MacAulay is still going strong.

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Farming, fishing, tourism and wind power production in rural areas are primary sources of wealth creation from which we all benefit. Sustaining these resources for the future will require investment in services and infrastructure to insure the vitality of rural communities where residents ma…