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A shortage of fresh fish, haddock in particular, that affected local sellers throughout November and early December is slowly turning around.

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Laura Roche of Seven Mile Road doesn’t need a special occasion to bake. In fact the mother of seven children, 21 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren always has someone around to reap the benefits of her culinary skills. Mrs Roche, this year’s winner of $100 in The Eastern Graphic Recipe…

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The Town of Three Rivers is looking to have a splash pad up and running in a park on the Wood Islands Hill by summer 2020.

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Amber Jenkins of the Blue Fin Restaurant in Souris will do something a little different for her Christmas staff party this year. The restaurant owner and her staff will hold a food drive in support of the local food bank in lieu of exchanging gifts with each other.

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It’s a curious time when crowdfunding raises colossal amounts of money to cover the expense of transporting pets from Point A to Point B, provide pizza for a school class’s one-day field trip or any number of other non-essential causes.

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After a decade of arbitrary, centralized decision making, PEI’s education system will once again be controlled by elected trustees. Or so promises Education Minister Brad Trivers who announced a yearlong consultation process with legislation not expected until the spring of 2021 – or roughly…

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The year 2019 gave Islanders quite the belly full of politics. Between the provincial and federal general elections, it’s easy to understand if Islanders can’t take much more, but there is one detail we may want to pay attention to. That is the youth vote for underage students during the pro…

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This past week, the days have been filled with the decoration of trees, abundant garland and the hanging of the prettiest set of ornaments from the centre of the hall’s ceiling (thanks Justin). All of this work focuses on creating a space that welcomes you inside, to enjoy the spirit of the …

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Collective Wisdom and driver Gilles Barrieau won the featured Fillies & Mares pace on the Saturday card at the Charlottetown Driving Park, going wire to wire in a one length victory in 1:58.4. Jackie Matheson trains the 5-year-old Western Ideal mare for Woodmere Farms of Marshfield,PEI. …

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As a former business owner and long-time supporter of 4-H and 4-H Trust I feel I have to speak out in defense of corporations being depicted as rodents in the editorial cartoon in the November 30, issue of The Guardian.

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This week Alan MacPhee has written passionately about the strength of rural Prince Edward Island, and it seems the subject of rural empowerment, particularly in the face of centralized governance, has come to a head regarding the issue of the proposed Eastern Kings Wind Farm.

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Pretty Paws Professional Grooming, from Souris, won the Judges Choice Award in the town’s Annual Christmas Parade on Saturday. In the photo are, from left, James Woods with Lenny the dog, the businesses’ owner Jessie Woods with Oswald and Kelsey Laybolt. The parade, a highlight of the Christ…

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Thelma Johnston of Roseneath, coordinator for Southern Kings Hospice, left, and volunteers Eva Demeulenaere of Grandview, middle and Naomi Bree of Albion were on hand to set up Memorial Trees at the Down East Mall in Montague on Wednesday. The public is invited to make a donation to the nonp…

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Santa Claus stopped in to The Graphic office on Main Street, Montague, Tuesday as he made his way through town spreading Christmas cheer. After catching up on the news in eastern PEI, Mr Claus braved the rain to hand out candy canes to folks before warming up with a hot cup of coffee at a po…

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The province is reviewing requirements of ice rinks across the province following an incident at the Tyne Valley Community Sports Centre last month which prompted multiple people to get checked out at hospital.

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Montague Regional High School teacher Donna White, centre, stands with two SAVE team members Jordan Anderson, left, and Tabea Gyr, right. Ms White has been the faculty lead for the SAVE team at MRHS for almost five years. The SAVE team is made up of six students at Montague Regional and Ms W…

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Santa rode in style on board the village’s fire truck to the Murray Harbour Community Centre on Saturday. Two-year old Isla Diab decided her grandmother’s knee, Anne Hawkins, was the best place to see the early visitor from the North Pole. The morning fundraiser featured a full breakfast, th…

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Somewhere in the bowels of both the QEII and IWK Hospitals sit single computers that Health PEI believe offer ready access to necessary information on Island patients transferred to Halifax for treatment.

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From the outing of Prime Minister Trudeau’s costume choices decades ago, to Premier Dennis King’s derogatory tweets, the past year has brought to light what many call indiscretions that have no context today.

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The holidays can be a splendid time of year. The Christmas music, classic movies and a generally festive aura. Over the years Christmas in particular has become quite a big commercial event for retail companies. Some stores can be seen with holiday decorations as early as the end of October …

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In response to a letter to the Editor, Guardian, November 13th regarding a view that the Canadian Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation in St Peter’s should be located in Charlottetown because there’s more people in Charlottetown thus all things would be closer to more people.

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Responding to the Letter to Editor on November 20, 2019 titled ‘More food for thought’: it is understood that General Ross was acknowledging the successes of the Canadian Forces under Canadian command.

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Edera Charlton, a resident at Perrins Marina Villa in Montague enjoyed a cuddle with a Holland Lop rabbit from Brudenell Miniatures Tuesday. Owner Paul Matheson brought several animals from his farm to visit the Montague community care facility.

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The Montague Fire Department responded to a flue fire at a private residence on the Wood Islands Hill in Montague Tuesday afternoon around 2. Two trucks were on-scene. Three firefighters climbed onto the roof of two-storey home while two others were inside the residence. Montague Fire Chief …

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No charges will be laid following an incident where a Golden Retriever suffered undisclosed injuries after becoming caught in a snare on November 25 east of Souris.

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A $1 million contract has been awarded by Transport Canada for initial project work related to the construction of two new ferries for eastern PEI. The ferries will replace the MV Holiday Island on the Wood Islands, PEI to Caribou run and The MV Madeleine which sails from Souris, PEI to Cap-…

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Mary Van den Broek Grant of Cardigan Feed Services says Islanders can expect an increase in the price of many meats by this time next year due to extreme weather across the continent in 2019.

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William Van Schuppen’s Christmas Cactus (Botanical name - Schlumbergera) is in full bloom and it just keeps getting bigger and bigger. The more than two decades old plant is one of dozens of varieties in the Union Road senior’s house - a true testament to his green thumb. The pot holding thi…

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Montague physician Dr Nicole Fancy and a team of volunteers are looking to create a group for young adults in the 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, queer, intersexual, asexual, aromantic and pansexual) community in eastern PEI called the King's Youth Project.

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The spirit of the season is clearly ramping up in eastern PEI, particularly in the Be A Santa To A Senior campaign (Home Instead Senior Care).

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If you want to build a business case for implementation of a guaranteed income take note of the growing number of Island children stranded either on the way to, or from, school. A lack of substitute bus drivers is forcing schools to do the once unthinkable ... tell Island parents to figure o…

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The tone in the PEI legislature has become less of a circus atmosphere and more of getting down to business.

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