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As a kid I was by no means cool nor was I tall. I didn’t have the trendy clothes or even the lunch packs my classmates would envy.

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Dennis King now has his coveted Charlottetown seat at the provincial cabinet table with the naming of Natalie Jameson as Minister of Environment, Water and Climate. Her appointment will ease the considerable workload on Brad Trivers who juggled both Education and Environment since the Tories…

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The world tilts when we lose a connection with someone who has been part of our everyday for so long.

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This is the fifth year for veterinarians across Canada where March begins National Tick Awareness Month. This is a client-education initiative introduced by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) in partnership with Merck Animal Health.

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I’m not sure why a guy would punish himself by giving his wife a bad beating but that was Phillip MacDonald’s story in the Monday Night Fun League. He and teammates Bob Smith, Tammy MacDonald and Pat Docherty made short work of the Golden Girls - Robyn MacDonald, Shelley Rice, Mary MacDonald…

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The West Point Lighthouse is not only a beacon to proud local residents, but an icon that helps define the character of West Prince and our Island province.

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With today’s lifestyle of fast foods and sedentary jobs it’s easy to pack on a few pounds. Losing those pounds is not overly hard if you know how to do it. Here are a few tips on how to get lean enough to be able to see those abs.

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As most of you know, a new Municipal Government Act was passed into law in 2017. This act replaced the Municipalities Act and made some major changes to the detriment of Island residents. It adds new requirements which are inappropriate for small communities and financially impossible for th…

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In a slice of predictable political red meat, Erin O’Toole, a leading contender for the Conservative Party leadership, is promising to effectively kill the CBC as we know it. In an equally predictable appeasement to Quebec voters, O’Toole says he won’t touch funding to Radio Canada, the popu…

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Let’s face it, we all know that being active and eating healthy is good for us. Yet there are still so many people that want to get in better shape, but struggle with it on a daily basis. Even people that know how to eat healthy and exercise correctly frequently don’t follow through.

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The calling card of the Harper regime was a mean-spiritedness rarely seen in a Canadian government. The prime minister seemed to care more about hard right conservative ideology than building community and country, as evidenced by systematic slashing of funding to institutions and organizati…

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Winter is in full swing and across the land all three levels of government are in pre-budget mode. That means having public meetings to discuss what residents would like to see on the list of priorities for their respective municipalities.

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I always thought the team of Jessie Nabuurs, Adam Nabuurs, Thomas Annear and Morgan Clarey were such nice young adults. But Monday‘s Team Night may have changed my opinion of that fast.

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The theme for Black History Month 2020 on PEI is Creating a New Dynamic. It is a bold statement that embraces what the norm should be in today’s society. Very much an important concept as the Island population continues to expand with diversity of people from around the globe.

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I am neither an environmental scientist nor a fortune teller. Rather I describe myself as one who would rather be safe than sorry for gambling with my grandchildren’s future water supply on PEI.

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The provincial board of PEI Women’s Institute and branches want to ensure there are sufficient feminine hygiene products for the increasing number of clients at foodbanks across Prince Edward Island. The aim of the ‘Taking Care of Women’s Business. Period. 28-day campaign’ is to collect prod…

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“Mommy, what is Valentine’s Day?’ Laurie asked. Susan said yesterday that tomorrow would be Valentine’s Day. Is it like Christmas? Is it a birthday? Mother was busy with her Saturday baking, but she talked as she peeled apples for pies. ‘Well, Laurie, I’ll tell you a bit about Valentine’s Da…

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When an athlete starts training the first thing they do is actually train. They learn what they can and apply that knowledge to a workout routine in hopes of getting the desired results. If the workout is sound, the schedule followed routinely and adequate intensity is applied results will c…

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When we think of notable black Canadians, one of the first people that comes to mind is probably Viola Desmond, who now graces our ten dollar bill.

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It was an Irving lawyer who first floated the term ‘loophole’ to describe the sale of a 2,200 acre farm to an Irving connected corporation. The term stuck. Suddenly changes made to the Business Corporation Act under the MacLauchlan government were blamed for the purchase avoiding legislated …

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Recently the province announced to Town of Three Rivers Council a hope to build social housing in Georgetown.

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It has been a long and winding road to get where we are as a province with an up to date Water Act.

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Monday night’s game of the week had to go to Darryl Gamble, Kathy MacLean and Janice Gamble. They controlled most of their game against Glen Hancock, Barry MacDonald, Jason MacDonald and Jamie White. Even though Glen rallied his team in the end it wasn’t enough to overtake Darryl.

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There are no deer, moose or bears found on PEI. There have been reports of moose on the New Brunswick side heading for the bridge and causing accidents. Anyone travelling on the bridge coming from New Brunswick heading for PEI please be careful.

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The time for a teleclinic in eastern PEI is long past due. This writer first raised the matter back in 2016. The town councils of Montague, Georgetown and Souris all stated to government they supported the initiative to create a teleclinic in association with the Emergency Department at King…

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When a major news event occurs, particularly if it’s a tragedy, there’s a need to get the story out as fast as possible, but there’s also a need to be accurate, and in the age of social media, that can sometimes be difficult. People post what they saw or heard happen at the time to Facebook,…

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“On the North Shore of Prince Edward Island, a few miles south of North Cape, is a small body of water called Sea Cow Pond. This body of water which has an outlet to the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and drains that long stretch of juniper and cedar swamp that lies between the settlements of Norway …

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Writing this today for Bell Canada’s Let’s Talk Day, which recognizes the mental health issues that many Canadians deal with.

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When Crapaud’s only doctor left town more than two years ago the community grew tired of waiting for Health PEI to find a replacement. So it got to work creating the environment that would attract one. A medical office was built in the community centre and outfitted with all necessary equipm…

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Across Canada and around the world, people are taking the critical steps required to reduce our carbon footprint - and combat the growing climate crisis.

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The world watched last week as Newfoundland communities struggled to deal with record-breaking snow that literally buried communities.

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Made it up to Souris again for the Farmer’s Bonspiel. Sixteen teams competed over the two days with Howard MacNeill, Scott Annear, Steven MacLeod and Thomas Annear emerging as tournament winners. It finished up with a great meal and lots of prizes for everyone.

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On Monday, January 20 Moosehead Breweries announced it would donate $1 for every case of beer under their name brands sold on PEI in the next month towards the rink rebuild effort in Tyne Valley.

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There is an abundance of fitness information at our fingertips. Fitness and wellness have exploded in recent years with a vast number of people involved in some activity to improve their health and ability. With this comes many myths. Here are a few and the actual facts.

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“Alberton, like all other towns on Prince Edward Island, is gradually growing in size which necessitates opening up new streets and the construction of new dwellings and other needed buildings.” - The Guardian, October 9, 1948.

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