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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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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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One of the first things you see when you turn off the highway and drive into Tyne Valley is the ice rink. Or at least it was until December 29 when the structure was destroyed by fire.

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In the run-up to the 1983 federal Progressive Conservative leadership race, John Crosbie’s campaign had wind in its sails. But the bubble burst when the national media questioned the Newfoundlander’s inability to speak French. “Well I can’t talk to the Chinese people in their own language ei…

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Last week a standing committee announced a pilot program to provide school lunches for kids at six schools across the island. The long-term aim is to provide lunches for the price of $5 a child per meal.

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Monday night curling had a close game between Scott Annear, Dayna Holland, Bernie Holland and Brian Crane. They played against Bev Harding, Brian Harding, Lloyd Burck and Kim Lumstrum. This game was tied coming home and Scott had the hammer but I’m not sure if it was the pressure of the game…

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What is the government waiting for? The international community has pledged a new round of disease prevention through the Global Polio Initiative, but Canada is nowhere to be found. Vaccinations are the cheapest, most effective way to prevent disease and reduce poverty worldwide. Disease and…

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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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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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Ask most people nation wide this week who won the World Junior Hockey Championships and odds are good you’d hear a colourful recount of Canada’s gold medal goal and who scored it.

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With just one brief sentence the priorities of PEI’s bloated health bureaucracy become clear - protecting self-indulgent whims can take precedent over finding ways to deliver better, more efficient health care to Islanders.

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The Murray Harbour Community Council has successfully completed the first year of its four-year term. They are to be congratulated and commended for the job they have done so far on our behalf.

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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…

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On December 20 Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil announced he would not be extending the deadline of January 31, 2020 for the Boat Harbour Act. Shortly after on the same day, Paper Excellence Canada confirmed it would be closing Northern Pulp Mill.

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