Highlights/P.E.I.

Politics

Canada’s smallest province makes history with new minority government

Voters in Canada’s Atlantic province of Prince Edward Island (P.E.I) elected a minority Progressive Conservative government Tuesday, but also made Canadian electoral history by elevating the Green Party to the status of the Official Opposition in the legislature. The Tories» 

Economy, Environment, Society

Farming plastics; a better plan for thousands of tonnes of waste

While plastic waste campaigns focus mainly on big city issues, there is a little discussed but nonetheless major contributing industry to plastic waste: farming. This comes mostly from plastic twine and cord and the plastic wrapping for grain and hay.» 

Environment, Society

Climate action announced for smallest province

The governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island have pledged $47.8 million to tackle climate change and to help Canadians save money and reduce energy waste. Some of the money will go to improving energy efficiency in homes, businesses, industries,» 

Economy, Environment, Politics, Society

The growing concern of farmland “land grabs” in Canada

Recently an opinion article was written by a member of Canada’s National Farmer’s Union (NFU). In it Doug Campbell expressed his concern about land grabs of farmland in the maritime province of Prince Edward Island, although the phenomenon occurs in» 

Health, Society

Police warn fake pills contain deadly fentanyl

As if Canada’s drug overdose crisis were not bad enough, police in the tiny province of Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.) are warning there are fake prescription drugs being sold on the streets that contain the dangerous opiate fentanyl. Fentanyl is» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Climate change and P.E.I.’s slow disappearance

Prince Edward Island is Canada’s smallest province, and it’s getting smaller. A recent storm has once again highlighted the plight of PEI.  It is a low-lying sand and sandstone island in the Gulf of St Lawrence and as the climate» 

Society

Missing coffee shop credit card leads to arrest

Canadians love their Tim Hortons coffee, and one in particular loves the fact that a pre-paid card from the chain of shops led to the recovery stolen goods and two arrests. As CBC reports, a woman from the western province of»