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Ron Hynes wrote some remarkable songs over his long and brilliant career. There are the classics of course, like Sonny’s Dream, Atlantic Blue, and the St. John’s Waltz. But there is one of Ron’s songs that just grabs me every time I hear it.

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The Cardigan Clippers jumped to an early 7-0 lead and then held on to defeat the winless Northside Gills Construction Brewers by a score of 8-6 Sunday afternoon in Cardigan.

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For 22 years, Buddy Loane was the man behind the wheel when Montague Consolidated students boarded the bus to and from school each day. Buddy passed in March 2017. That November his wife donated four Buddy Benches in honour of their granddaughters, all graduates of the school. As they made t…

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A few years ago plans were crafted to make Georgetown an attractive destination to the small cruise ship industry. It was a novel idea aimed at creating new revenue in a town sorely in need of it.

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The only thing worse than being misunderstood is being misrepresented.

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The last half of this current decade might be remembered as the years that a war on plastic was declared as moves to led us away from using single-use plastics continues.

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If there is ever a time in the year when the majority of people are busier that usual it is now. Had a guy in the gym today that logged in over 90 hours at work this week. Many of our members are 70 plus hours this time of year in the fishing and farming industries.

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It’s apparent someone is hurting and the consequence of their suffering has been taken out on a popular family-oriented park that has been a landmark in eastern PEI for many decades.

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What started as a politically naïve decision to attend an anti-abortion rally, morphed into mudslinging on both sides of the debate with neither side looking particularly good in the process.

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Roger McNamee, once on Facebook’s payroll, called for the social media site to be shut down during the International Grand Committee on Big Data, Privacy and Democracy in Ottawa last week.

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There is no doubt the emergency room at Kings County Memorial Hospital in Montague needs an overhaul and service must be restored.

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The Kings County Baseball League players showed their true grit as they managed to play through rain on a wet Sunday afternoon.

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Austin Sorrie has made quite an impression with Ontario trainers since his move from Montague to Ontario this past winter and he continues to expand his driving schedule.

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In 1992, to commemorate the arrival on Prince Edward Island from Yorkshire, England of my ancestor Richard Hudson, I was asked to write a ballad telling the story of that migration.

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It is cautionary that a small group of people occupy so much space in the public square expressing vehement opposition to the basic human rights of Canadian citizens; rights such as the freedom of assembly, freedom of speech, freedom of thought and freedom of conscience. I refer to the posit…

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Most Islanders have a strong sense of community and are quick to help their neighbour in need, but in our midst are a special group of Islanders who go way beyond the usual call to assist. They are the men and women of our volunteer rural fire fighting brigades.

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It’s been 50 years since homosexuality was decriminalized in Canada, and we’ve come a long way since then.

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In 1913, a representative of the Guardian had the pleasure of making a hurried run by railroad through West Prince. His first stop was O’Leary (last week’s column). Resuming his tour of West Prince he continued to view and record the wonderful prosperity of Alberton and Tignish. The Guardian…

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Everyone who trains on a regular basis knows that good nutrition makes your training much more productive. Eating right will help you to maintain a healthy bodyweight and will make your training much more productive.

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In an election where the desire for change dominated voter motivation, Liberals avoided an electoral slaughter after 12 years in office. And despite the ego bruising reality of now being a third party for the first time, it is possible, with focus and luck, Liberals avoid a long, bruising wa…

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Community means different things to different people, but in PEI communities always rally when the need arises.

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The Kings County Baseball League has always battled the weather early in a new season and this year’s start is no different. Last Wednesday Mother Nature gave us a taste of a little of everything including rain, wind and snow. All three games were bumped ahead on that day to a later date.

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Now that the dust has settled, I have been trying to figure out what went wrong for the Liberal Party and its vaunted leader Wade MacLauchlan in the recent provincial election.

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Support for PR (MMP) by Islanders is now equal to sticking with the status quo of FPTP in how we mark our ballots. In fact Islanders made a significant step towards electing those other than the usual same old, same old to the legislature.

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I got bitten by the Iron Bug the first time I walked into a commercial gym in Charlottetown years ago. It was the old YMCA and the equipment was nowhere near as functional as today’s but the free weights and practical training principals remain the same. I got a start in the gym business ver…

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It seems simple enough; an organization writes a formal letter to a municipal council requesting that a flag be raised to promote a week or month designated by either the provincial or federal government to promote a specific, credible cause.

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Troy Coffin is still going strong. The 20-something Kings County Baseball League veteran pitched five innings to help the Morell Chevies defeat the Grant Thornton Tigers 5-2. Coffin allowed only two hits and struck out nine. Logan Gallant struck out five over two innings to get the save. Par…

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This week a group from Ontario, Show the Truth, which uses shocking images of shocking abortion realities, made PEI news and there was an editorial on the matter (The Guardian Thursday, May 16). For clarification, PEI Right to Life is not connected with Show the Truth and did not invite them…

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The PEI Energy Corp cannot keep their eyes off East Point. For the third time in less than two years the PEIEC has made another proposal for building more wind turbines in this area. The ultimate goal would be a saturation level array of fourteen 4.2 MW wind turbines south of the existing te…

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Anyone who has been around a gym for awhile has heard this saying many times. While there is truth to it, there are different kinds of pain. If you are just starting your journey with weight training you will probably experience some “good” pain after your first few workouts. The severity wi…

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“Good progress in work on the new harbour at Skinner’s Pond, three miles from Tignish, P.E.I. is progressing satisfactorily as far as the two wharves leading from the ocean to the ‘inland pond’ itself are concerned. Each wharf, now completed and measuring about 450 ft. with a channel 26 ft. …

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Intense loyalty shone like a silver dollar as students from Georgetown Elementary gathered at the front of the Kings Playhouse stage to sing O Canada last Friday.

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Our four political parties debated many important issues during the recent election campaign that have a direct bearing on the future of rural Prince Edward Island, like medical centres, hub schools, agricultural policy, land, and water resources.

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