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The Public Schools Branch has agreed to meet with a Head of Montague mother whose son no longer has access to an Education Assistant (EA). Her six-year old has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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Community Wildlife Sessions, hosted by Eastern Kings Senior Neighbours and Souris and Area Branch of the PEI Wildlife Federation, SAB, will begin in February at the Eastern Kings Rec Centre.

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Carol Butler, one of the Bonus winners of the Rotary Club of Montague Gold Mine draw over the holidays, recently picked up her $500 prize. Charlotte MacAulay photo

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Jeremy Coughlin runs JSC Vapes in Bloomfield. He’s in favour of some of the proposed changes to the Island’s vaping legislation. 

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Tyne Valley received a warm welcome from residents of Lower Sackville and beyond when they arrived in the Nova Scotia community for a rally on Jan. 18 supporting the village’s bid to become the winner of Kraft Hockeyville 2020.

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A senior’s housing development in Souris, shelved over a year ago, is back on track after town council voted to accept an offer from a developer for a possible 26 unit complex.

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Support for 50/50 tickets sales during the 30th Annual Norsemen Memorial Hockey Tournament on the weekend came from around the globe. Some from as far away as Australia, parts of Southeast Asia, the west coast of Canada and provinces in between.

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Avid bird watcher Edna MacMaster of Montague was thrilled to see a red cardinal at her backyard feeder. She first spotted the cardinal, which is rare in these parts, in October and has had additional sightings since. Ms MacMaster is at work in daylight hours so she hasn’t had time to closely…

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The former Riverview Manor, owned by the PEI Housing Corporation, remains an option for future use for affordable housing in the Montague area, according to a spokesperson from Social Development and Housing.

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Residents of Alberton had the chance to meet the town’s new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Donna Thomson prior to the council meeting of Jan. 13.

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There is no shortage of scenic beauty in eastern PEI and the Town of Souris is looking for a wide variety of photos that capture those scenes to create a 2021 calendar in celebration of the town’s 110th anniversary.

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Gold Mine winners picked up their cheques this week for the holiday $500 Bonus Draws along with the winners of the regular draws on Weeks #407 and #409. Back row: Les Roper of Charlottetown $500; Tom MacKenzie of Lower Montague who won $11,647 in the regular draw on Week #409 and Mike Gallan…

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When the decision was made to hold a rally on Jan. 11 to kick off Tyne Valley’s bid for Kraft Hockeyville 2020, organizers expected to get about 300 to 400 people in attendance.

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Northumberland Bruin Demitri Hicken shoots the puck away from his teams net during a Bantam A game against the Pownal Red Devils on Saturday Morning at Three Rivers Sportsplex in Georgetown. Charlotte MacAulay photo

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Solid in net for the Montague Norsemen was Xander Murphy in Novice action at Northumberland Arena Friday evening. Taking the shot was Georgetown’s Bryce Myers, in the green jersey with Montague’s Kole Adams stretching to try and block the shot. Behind him is team mate Teise Cuddy. Seven team…

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Montague Norsemen Team 1 Atoms (in the white jerseys) won their opener in the 30th Annual Montague Norsemen Memorial Hockey Tournament Thursday evening. The game which was played at Northumberland Arena saw the Norsemen defeat Belfast/Northumberland. The weekend tourney features more than 10…

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The 30th annual Norsemen Memorial Tournament is on schedule with games beginning tonight despite a recent showing by old man winter. The first pucks will drop at the Cavendish Farms Wellness Centre in Montague, along with the Three Rivers Sportsplex in Georgetown and the Northumberland Arena…

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New rules imposed by DFO this year pertaining to marking gear has some fishermen questioning whether it’s necessary particularly in eastern PEI regions.

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The replacement bridge at North Lake, which was expected to be open to traffic mid-December, will now remain closed until April.

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Rotary Gold Mine chairperson, Scott Annear, left, and John Burke, owner of Johnny’s Service Centre in St. Peter’s hold the Rotary Gold Mine box and notice that Johnny’s will replace MacDonald’s Rite Stop as the drop-off to play toonies for the $2 weekly lottery in St. Peter’s. Johnny’s is op…

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The Fiddlers Society has been a strong promoter of the art of fiddle music since 1977 and current volunteers hope a major revamp of their organization will further strengthen their presence in the province. That and an attractive new website. Check it out at peifiddlers.com

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Curlers under 13 years of age stepped up to the hack on Saturday for the 15th Annual Real George’s Deck and Recovery Bonspiel. More than 40 youth participated in the bonspiel sponsored by the Real George’s. In no particular order and finishing in first place were Isaiah Dalton, Connor Bruce,…

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PEI Lieutenant Governor Antoinette Perry recently hosted members of PEI Girl Guides and their guests at Fanningbank. During the visit 16 Rangers, including two from Little Pond, Theresa Cahill and Julia Tassell, received awards they’ve worked towards over the last few years.

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The PEI Fiddlers Society has been a strong promoter of the art of fiddle music since 1977 and current volunteers hope a major revamp of their organization will further strengthen their presence in the province.

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Winners of the Lower Montague Women’s Institute Christmas Draw are: 1st prize - Christmas basket, winner Melvina Buchanan; 2nd prize - a batch of homemade fudge, winner Kent Myers and 3rd prize - Christmas centre-piece, winner Jimmy O’Hollaran. WI members on hand for the draw held at Down Ea…