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

Environmental resource

Island Nature Trust gets donation from PEI liquor stores

A five-year agreement with PEI Liquor Control Commission (PEILCC) and partnering suppliers, has helped the Island Nature Trust (INT) acquire natural a...

2023 Canada Winter Games mascot

Meet Wowkwis (Whoa-quis), the official mascot of the 2023 Canada Winter Games. Named after the Mi’kmaq First Nations peoples’ word for “red fox,...

Renee Laprise is moving on

FilmPEI’s ED leaving after eight years of success

After eight years, FilmPEI’s Renee Laprise has decided to leave her role as executive director of FilmPEI. “I am proud of everything that I have ...

Sara Roach Lewis

By her own rules

Sara Roach Lewis doesn’t like to play by other peoples’ rules, and she has cultivated a life and a business to help other women build businesses t...

Climate Change and Islands

Institute of Island Studies co-hosts virtual event at COP26

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, is underway in Glasgow, Scotland. UPEI’s Institute of Island Studies is co-h...

Local amputee helps carry on War Amps legacy

As we approach Remembrance Day, Matthew Handrahan, 28, of Charlottetown, recently paused for a moment of silence at the local cenotaph to commemorate ...

Leaders in the Arts and Culture Sector Recognized

The Charlottetown Arts and Culture Awards honoured four individuals for outstanding contributions to the arts community at a ceremony held at Trailsid...

Trees in Winter

I know it is early, but November always gets me thinking of the colder months ahead. Most of us know the importance of trees in winter, especially in ...

Normalizing alternatives

Serena Ryder partners with Upstreet Craft Brewing

Upstreet Craft Brewing, a B-Corp certified beverage company on a mission to refresh the community with its non-alcoholic craft beer brand Libra, is pa...

Rise UP for Afghans

Fundraiser featuring Lady Soul and Sadat’s Cuisine

Join Lady Soul and Sadat’s Cuisine at Upstreet Craft Brewing in Charlottetown on November 7 from 3:30–6 pm to raise awareness for our sisters in A...

Crown land transfer

Lennox Island and Province sign agreement for Mount Pleasant

The Government of PEI has transferred two parcels of Crown land to the Lennox Island First Nation. Over 27 acres of land, including the West Prince Vi...

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