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It all started for the Mullens of Tracadie Cross, PEI, their active standardbred involvement that is, in the fall of 1983. As a longtime harne…

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Stratford’s Mike Pollard has been in the race game longer than he likes to remember having campaigned top class horses like Clic K and Balanch…

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Obituary of Florence Mildred CameronFlorence M. “Flo” Cameron (Cameron) passed away peacefully at the Atlantic Baptist Home, surrounded by her family at the age of 75 years.Dear wife and best friend of John. Mother of Chris (Sherry) and Jeff (Marguerite). Grandmother of Carter, Bonnie, Chloe and Lauren. Sister of Charles Miller and sister-in-law of Dennis Bingley, Maria Gravett-Cameron and Verna Cameron. Flo is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her siblings Myrna Bingley, Bob Cameron and Brent Cameron.Resting at Hillsboro Funeral Home, Stratford. Due to current restrictions, a private service will be held graveside in Crapaud Peoples Cemetery at a later date.Memorial donations may be made online to the Canadian Red Cross.

Obituary of Leila Irene VickersonPeacefully at Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Monday, January 24, 2022 the death occurred of Leila Irene Vickerson (Dignan) of Warren Grove, age 83 years. Dear mother of David (Kerin), George (Brenda), Kenneth and Robert (Lori). Cherished grandmother of Tyler, Ashley, Courtnee, Shelby, Angela, Shaylene and Kalen. Great-grandmother of 5 great-grandchildren. Sister of Isabel and George and sister-in-law of Doreen Wentzel. Predeceased by her husband Raymond and her grandson Dustin.Resting at Hillsboro Funeral Home, Stratford.  Due to current restrictions, there will be no visitation and a private (invitation only) funeral service will be held.Interment will take place later at Hampshire Cemetery.Memorial donations may be made online to Hampshire Cemetery.

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MacMicken – The death occurred at the Prince County Hospital, Summerside, on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, of John B. MacMicken, of Summerside, aged 82 years. Born in Carleton Siding, he was the son of the late Thomas and Pyrtle (Crossman) MacMicken. Survived by his son Miles (Sandra) MacMicken, Mississauga, ON. Predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Joyce (Lord) MacMicken. John B. enjoyed 40 years in Toronto, ON, as a police officer and later as the Vice President of a Private Investigation and Security Firm. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #606 in Mississauga, ON for over 50 years. After retirement in 2003, he and Joyce returned to PE. Resting at Moase Funeral Home, Summerside. Interment will take place later in Cape Traverse Free Church of Scotland Cemetery, Cape Traverse. Memorial donations to the PEI Humane Society would be appreciated.  www.moase.ca

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Peacefully at home on Thursday January 20, 2022 of Sidney J. Drummond of  South Freetown aged 85 years. Born in South Freetown, January 23, 1936 son of Thomas and Doris (Simmons) Drummond.  Beloved husband of the late Marion (Stavert) Drummond.   Father of Janelle (Gary) Mann and Kirk Drummond (Christine Hawboldt) all of South Freetown.Brother of  Brother of Phyllis (Brad) Clark, Summerside, Lowell (Louise) Drummond, South Freetown and Ross (Laurie) Drummond, Owen Sound, ON.Brother-in-law of Eileen (deceased) Jacques Meillon, Morin Heights, PQ; Donnie (Janet) Stavert, Summerside and Ernest (Ruth) Stavert, Cornwall.  Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.Resting at the Davison Funeral Home Kensington.  Due to covid 19 restrictions no visitation may be held.  A private funeral service will be available to view online at a later date.  Interment later in the Freetown People’s Cemetery.  If so desired contributions may be made to Freetown United Church or Freetown People’s Cemetery.www.davisonfh.com

The death occurred in Oshawa, Ontario on December 23, 2021 of Joseph Reginald “Reggie” Perry of Oshawa, formerly of Charlottetown, age 64 years. Survived by his siblings Raymond, Joe (Roberta), Peter (Connie), Nelson, Rita (Marvin) Moore, Robert (Theresa), Michael, Pauline (Ronnie) Arsenault, sister-in-law Arella, and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents William Perry and Theresa Taylor, brother Frank and sister Mary Pauline Perry.   The family extends special thanks to the Cornerstone Community Association in Oshawa for their care.   Resting at MacLean Funeral Home Swan Chapel. A graveside service will be held at People’s Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be made at www.macleanfh.com

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I was finally able to get a box of KN95 masks last week, but I wasn’t sure I was doing the absolute right thing. To say there’s been some mixed messaging on these respirator masks is an understatement. Locally, health officials seem to be worried about getting the proper fit if you use one, …

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Omicron reality hit us in the face last week, as our enviable record of no COVID related deaths came to an abrupt end, not once but twice. Outbreaks were reported in long-term care, provincial jail and shelters. In an effort to protect our teetering health care system, Premier King extended …

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Potato farmers and exporters were incensed last month when the Canadian Food Inspection Agency told a legislative committee they were working on opening up new markets for Canadian potato exports.