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Ready or not consumer’s hands are forced to take responsibility for the food they consume.

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The federal government is looking for public input into an environmental assessment for the clean up of Boat Harbour, Nova Scotia.

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The plastic ‘bubble’ packaging introduced decades ago made it harder for shoplifters to slip small items into their pockets. At first, there wasn’t much of a challenge to popping a corner open and removing the contents. Empty plastic shells, still hanging from their display hooks, or package…

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Down East Auto Monday Night League is still one of the most popular nights of the week. Most games are running relatively close except for Alan Munro, Gaylene Nicholson, Mike MacPherson and Bev Hardy. They handily defeated the usually tough Golden Girls - Robyn MacDonald, Marlise O’Rourke, L…

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Eating out injects money into the restaurant industry as does the sale of food prepared outside the home, but the bottom line is the growing trend could be costing farmers - big time.

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There were no fireworks, no great exchange on issues impacting our Island community, but the PC Party’s first leadership debate shows there is interest in the five candidates and perhaps more importantly, that the party, which has staggered from one leadership crisis to another, is potential…

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Red Magician has been the model of consistency for years in Island harness racing. Hovering around the upper classes since he arrived on PEI, the 9-year old chestnut gelding has always been just a step down from the top class pacers on the Island but on Saturday afternoon he staked claim, fo…

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I’m embarrassed to say I went south for Christmas so I missed a couple of columns, sorry. I did, however, make it back for New Years. Curling New Years its always one of highlights of my year. What a party we had with food, drink and curling. The best part was midnight and the kisses. When T…

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Losing a beloved pet hurts. Our companion animals are family and we go to considerable lengths to keep them healthy and happy throughout the brief span of years they’re with us. But even our best efforts aren’t enough at times because illnesses and accidents are unpredictable and not always …

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In the end, even British Columbia’s history of supporting parties other than the Liberals and Conservatives was not enough to carry the day in a provincial referendum on electoral reform. When all votes were counted it was a decisive win for the no side, which followed a predictable confuse …

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As users of electricity fabricated from the burning of fossil fuels, Islanders need to take ownership in their part in the carbon emissions caused by using that electricity.

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The year 2018 pretty much offered a recurrent story line and in some instances closed out with a cliff hangar.

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Opinions on how the Three Rivers’ 12 councillors and mayor, elected from all corners of the new municipality, would get along have been as varied as the council’s elected members. There were forecasts of in-fighting and grudges carried over from a sometimes explosive amalgamation process and…

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Scott Annear was the one crying this week after being hammered by Bev Harding, Gaylene Nicholson, Mike MacPherson and Brian Harding in Montague Curling Club action this week.

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A tip of the hat to the province for funding grants for in-home early learning centres.

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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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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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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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A health recruiter recently bragged about the 20 doctors PEI attracted in 2018. On its face, it is an impressive number. But flip the equation and you’re left with the obvious: Why is PEI so poor at attracting and retaining health care professionals?

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Dust off your thinking caps folks, Christmas will be here before you know it and The Graphic is looking for holiday-themed stories, both fact and fiction, to run in our Christmas issue.

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The undefeated streak of Sock It Away climbed to 18 races in a row on Sunday afternoon with yet another top class win for the colt against the Charlottetown Driving Park’s best aged pacers.

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Everyone loves a good super hero movie, but what is even better is real life heroism right here in our own backyard in eastern PEI.

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Verbal Abuse Prevention Week is typically held in October. Most pretend, at least publicly, to be on their best behaviour during those seven days but the intent is open to spiral downward the remaining 358 days.

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Thievery is a shameful act but anyone who swipes veteran’s poppy cans are without debate a notch below despicable beings.

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There are many stories going around about the toll this miserable, awful harvest season is having on farmers.

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Premier Wade MacLauchlan has never shone in the provincial legislature; cameras and the cut and thrust of debate are not allies to his methodical speaking style. In part because of this, Liberal support has tended to decline during fall and spring sessions.

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The Montague Curling Club has its first full week of curling behind it and it was amazing. Monday night I popped into the club and was delighted to see 11 new curlers. One was even a handsome doctor. I’d like to remind any new curlers I’m available for lessons anytime and if a can’t help you…

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No amount of gadgets, gizmos or mechanics can solve a growing disregard for drivers failing to stop for school buses while their red lights are activated.

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The Maritime stakes season came to a close last Saturday at the Charlottetown Driving Park with the Island Breeders Championships. The top two performers for 2018 both completed a perfect undefeated season with the Breeders Championship added to their long list of stakes victories. Two-year …

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