Highlights / Prince Edward Island

Environment, Society

Trudeau arrives in Halifax to survey Hurricane Dorian damage

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Halifax Tuesday morning to take stock of the devastation brought by Hurricane Dorian as it barreled through Atlantic Canada over the weekend, bringing heavy rains and strong winds that uprooted trees and knocked down» 

Environment

Hurricane Dorian to hit Atlantic Canada with high winds, downpours

Hurricane Dorian is expected to barrel into Atlantic Canada this weekend as a Category 1 hurricane, churning out sustained winds up to 140 km/h when it reaches Nova Scotia on Saturday, according to the Canadian Hurricane Centre. “There is two» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Politics, Society

Attention shoppers: the PEI plastic bag ban is now in effect

Prince Edward Island has become the first Canadian to ban single-use plastic bags. New rules for their use took effect Monday and come less than a week after Canadian environment ministers announced they had agreed on new rules to harmonize the» 

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» 

Society

It’s a challenge doing common things, says Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it’s hard for him to do typical Canadian things without “causing bit of a kerfuffle.” Speaking on Ocean 100 radio in the small eastern province of Prince Edward Island, Trudeau gave the examples of going» 

Economy, International, Society

Canada at the culinary olympics- Gold, and more gold!

It is called the Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung (IKA), and the IKA International Olympiade der Koche. It is an international culinary arts exposition and olympic-like competition.  Held every four years, like the Olympic sporting event, it attracts the best chefs from» 

Society

Giant potato invited to wedding

Potatoes are important to the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.), but this is the first I have heard of anyone inviting one to their wedding. Actually, the couple in question asked the potato industry mascot, Tate the Tater,» 

Politics

Premier of Canada’s smallest province to resign

The premier of Canada’s smallest province of Prince Edward Island, Robert Ghiz, announced Thursday (November 13) he will resign as premier and as leader of the ruling Liberal party as soon as a new leader is chosen. The surprise announcement»