Josie Baker

Community Builder

Josie Baker comes by her community-building ways honestly: “I grew up with a strong sense of community so as I got older, I continued to question wh...

Brick clay

It must be summer. We’re leaving windows open at night, going down to the Cove twice a day, eating our own lettuce, making plans for summer visitors...

Blended with science

Talking with beer crafters on PEI: Spencer Gallant

In late November 2019, three young entrepreneurs opened the doors to the public for a brewery they had been working on in Borden-Carleton. One of thes...

DiverseCity Festival continues

Alberton, Abram-Village, Summerside and Montague

The DiverseCity Festival, PEI’s celebration of Canadian multiculturalism and inclusion, and a project of the Immigration & Refugee Services Asso...

Parks Canada on PEI

A busy season expected for 2022

The 2022 Summer season is underway at Parks Canada administered places on PEI. The PEI team encourages visitors to plan ahead as they are expecting a ...

Jenene Wooldridge

Living full circle

After many years of working in senior leadership roles with Abegweit First Nation, Jenene Wooldridge became the Executive Director of L’nuey, the Ep...

Green world

It’s above freezing at night! There’s no time to lose! Out with the shorts, t-shirts, lawn chairs, picnic baskets, wide brimmed hats, sandals, sun...

Making his own

Incredible dreams can be conjured over a boiling pot outdoors. When Mike Hogan, affectionately known as Hogie, began brewing beer with friends in the ...

Cnoc on Chairs Famine Graveyard

Bríd Ni Mhóráin

(May all who sleep here have sight of the Trinity 21 November 1990) Cnoc an Chairn sheds its deep peace Under the encircling hills and heavens O...

Symons Medalist

Confederation Centre of the Arts names Shelagh Rogers as recipient for 2022

One of Canada’s most esteemed broadcast-journalists will be awarded the 2022 Symons Medal in Charlottetown, PEI this fall.  Confederation Centre...

Fèill Ghleann Aladail

Homecoming of Scotish heritage in Tracadie Bay

On June 25, 1772, Tracadie saw the arrival of more than 200 Scottish Catholic Highlanders aboard the brig, Alexander. Making landfall on Island shores...

Michelle MacCallum

Challenge accepted

When I called Michelle MacCallum to chat, she just came in from a walk in the woods where she was foraging watercress. We talked about the beautiful a...

Fine spring evening

We were stepping out one fine spring evening admiring the glories of the season, the poplar catkins, the plump elderflower buds, the greening thyme, a...

Still no protection

In March of 2019, I wrote a column on the province’s lack of protection for our flora and fauna not listed under the federal Species at Risk Act (SA...

Kathleen Flanagan

Curious & engaged

Kathleen Flanagan has worked her entire life in early childhood education. She was born in New Jersey and went to university in Boston. In 1975 she mo...

Buying in season

Helpful tips for budget-friendly plant-based eating

Eating plant-based can seem like a very costly thing to do. And while that may be true at times, especially if you are eating all organic fruits and v...

Ice breakup

The sea ice is breaking up along the shore. This last incarnation of winter is a noisy affair with ice cakes cracking, dripping and splashing, and wav...

Flowers & pollinators

When wandering around a forest, it is the overall health of the ecosystem that most often captures my attention. Is there a diversity of trees, shrubs...

The Island Shot

Creating a safer drinking culture on PEI

The PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre (PEIRSAC) has launched “The Island Shot” poster campaign to help create a safer drinking culture at license...

Will you join us?

The popularity of plant-based food has been steadily growing for years now. In fact, the number of people in North America who eat plant-based, increa...

A bob-bob-bobbin’

I’ve had several conversations recently with people who were surprised to see American robins hanging around this winter. These birds are usually th...

Jay Gallant

In the zone

For more than 15 years, Jay Gallant has been sharing parts of his story to help create safer and braver spaces across PEI for gender diverse folks. He...

Outstanding public service

Legacy of Doug Dennis honoured by son and grandson

The Community Foundation of PEI recently announced the Doug Dennis Outstanding Public Service Award. The Award will provide annual recognition to an i...

Break the Bias

Podcast series celebrates International Women’s Day

The PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women’s International Women’s Day organizing committee will bring advocacy and celebration online in 202...

My friend Floyd

During the recent COVID–19 shutdown limiting personal contact to two friends, we chose our neighbours Floyd and Pauline Thomson. Day or night their ...

Steve Somers recognition

Wendell Boyle Performance Award for recent album

The PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation has awarded its Wendell Boyle Performance Award for 2022 to Steve Somers for his recent album Songs about Saint...

Rosehip jam

Snow fell silently all night and the morning revealed a world wrapped in a sparkling silver mantle. The sun raised one sleepy eye above the horizon, r...

Takako

Bounty of nuthatches

Red-breasted nuthatches are commonly sighted across Prince Edward Island. They boldly frequent bird feeders, looking for protein and fat. If you build...

Sobia Ali-Faisal

Building a home

You may have heard the saying “build it and they will come” and if you ask Sobia Ali-Faisal, she’ll likely say that’s exactly what has been ha...

BCSPEI business grants

Thirteen Black-owned businesses receive microgrants

The Black Cultural Society of PEI (BCSPEI) recently announced the recipients of the Black Business Pandemic Recovery (BBPR) Grants. The BBPR grant pro...

T is for Té

New online series from The Black Collective Media

To celebrate Black History Month in February, The Black Collective Media is launching their new online series, T is for Té. The four-episode intervi...

Takako

Beloved customs

I was raised by custom; you could say I was custom-made. My parents were immigrants and at Christmas especially they clung to the familiar and comfort...

Agricultural Hall of Fame

Dr. Robert A. Curtis inducted

The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) recently announced the induction, posthumously, of Dr. Robert “Bob” A. Curtis (1931–2019) to the Atlantic ...

Takako

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