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There is a fine line between bold and bull in a china shop leadership. Steven Myers didn’t just cross that line last week, he straight-arm tackled his own government with an announcement the Department of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy will create a registry for students whose hea…

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Though no formal decision has been made on accepting the proposal for a seven turbine extension to the existing Eastern Kings Wind Farm, councillors from the Rural Municipality of Eastern Kings has questioned whether the province is set on the project moving ahead.

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Finance Minister and Belfast/Murray River MLA Darlene Compton says she has a commitment that the bridge on Floating Bridge Road will be either replaced or repaired.

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The Town of Three Rivers plans to build a new administration office in Montague but Mayor Ed MacAulay won't confirm if it will be a town hall.

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There is a fine line between bold and bull in a china shop leadership. Steven Myers didn’t just cross that line last week, he straight-arm tackled his own government with an announcement the Department of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy will create a registry for students whose hea…

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Canadian cigarette companies will change their package colors to ‘ugly’ brown in the hopes of drawing less attention from youth and would-be smokers.

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The annual Paul MacDonald Memorial Driving Championship was the featured event on the 12 dash Saturday afternoon card at the Charlottetown Driving Park on the weekend. The eight race driving competition was part of Horseperson’s Day at the Driving Park, sponsored by the PEI Standardbred Hors…

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Health Minister James Aylward’s recent announcement to acquire two more medical residency positions to address the staggering physician shortage on the Island is a small step in the right direction. It would be great if we could make it five seats, adding to the existing five positions, reac…

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Well, I experienced my first bit of snow on the Island and as sure as the wind blows and the ferry is closed, I was caught without my winter tires on. I don’t seem to be the only one though. It seems many folks always lollygag when it comes time for that phone call. You know the call. It’s t…

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The Canadian Cancer Society applauds the leadership of MLA Cory Deagle who tabled a Bill to ban the sale of tobacco and e-cigarettes to those under age 21. The Bill also restricts the sale of e-cigarettes to speciality vape shops and gives government regulatory authority over flavours in e-c…

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On November 13 in Our Space by Eastern Graphic staff Vimy Ridge - Why is it the birth of our nation? on page 5), Sean MacDougall takes issue with Brigadier-General Arthur Edward Ross’s statement that the Canadian Force’s victory at Vimy Ridge marked the birth of a nation. It seems problemati…

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Doug Owens stands by as team mate Adam Kapp glides out of the hack to deliver a rock in Game 8 of the inaugral Canam Cup of Curling. Mr Kapp is from the Potomac Curling Club in Laurel, Maryland and is the Lead for Team Godar on the cup tour. The tour stopped at the Montague Curling Club on F…

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Lyman Douglas never met his uncle, Private William Faulkner Douglas, who died at the tender age of 21 back in 1944, but a recent visit to his grave has given the Montague resident a renewed sense of respect for all who sacrificed in the name of freedom.

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Two eastern PEI clients of Community Mental Health are distressed over a change in services and frustrated with recent statements from Health PEI regarding the availability of free ear acupuncture services.

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Annie Vanden Broek of Cardigan accepts a certificate of merit from Grace Blackette of the Royal Canadian Legion Cardigan Branch. The certificate recognizes Ms Vanden Broek for her book ‘When the Green Letter Comes Over’. The book is a collection of Ms Vanden Broek’s diary entries from when s…

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The recent public meetings on proposed regulations for the Water Act asked as many questions as they answered.

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Mary Farrell of Sturgeon, winner of $35,995.50 in the Gold Mine was excited to pick up her cheque recently along with her husband Bernard. The winnings, from week #401, were the accumulation of a three-time rollover in the Rotary Club of Montague weekly draw.”There’s lots of places to put it…

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Brooks Roche, 22, from Montague, is a current UPEI student who has battled Type 1 diabetes since the age of three. On November 2 he wrote a letter to his diabetes as part of Diabetes Awareness Month. The letter is part of a social media campaign by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation c…

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The Dr Roddie Community Centre in St. Peter’s Bay had a packed house of approximately 40 people last Thursday night for a lecture by Doctor Francisco Dallmeier of the Smithsonian Institute.

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Remembrance Day is something that needs no introduction or background for most as we are taught quite early on in our years of the importance of the 11th day of the 11th month.

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After 12 years in the political wilderness it’s hard to blame the King government for opening the spending spigot on non-budgeted items like $17 million in new road construction.

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This week was all about exhibition games warming up to the season ahead. I know these matches are supposed to be friendly but Scott Annear didn’t look too friendly at the end of the game as Wayne Chaisson hardly let him get a point.

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What is missing in our post election reflections is still being unable to earn a liveable income. In a word, poverty.

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What is missing in our post election reflections is still being unable to earn a liveable income. In a word, poverty.

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I congratulate the honourable members who kept their seats after the last federal election. Now let us all get back to work making the government work for us.

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The union representing ferry workers for Northumberland Ferries Limited have rejected the most recent tentative agreement presented to them by management.

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As long as his dish is full Rusty the cat is content with life. Subsequently the winner of The Eastern Graphic’s 2019 Cutest Pet Contest was decidedly unimpressed with getting his photo taken after his owner Julie Conway of Souris accepted his prize. Rusty, a 14-year old indoor/outdoor cat w…

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It was all about celebrating community volunteers last weekend at the Eastern Kings Community Centre where 100 people gathered to recognize the many volunteers in their commitment to the betterment of the community.

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Garfield Gillis, right, presented a cheque for $9,402 to Adam Ramsay, PEI’s rep with the IWK Foundation on Monday. This is the 10th season Mr Gillis and his wife Bonnie have collected donations from visitors to their well-known Hannah’s Bottle Village on the Point Prim Road. Over the past de…

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James Larter was brimming with personality and all smiles, as usual, when he accepted the Dr Frank Hayden Award last week at the PEI Special Olympics award ceremonies. The award is for hard work and dedication to sport.

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Community engagement was on the agenda last Wednesday night as two dozen residents joined Three Rivers councillors in looking at the strengths and weaknesses of the year old rural municipality. Residents Matthew Corchrene and Reg Conohan joined Councillors Alan Munro and Ronnie Nicholson to …

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