Eastern Graphic



Georgetown man faces drug trafficking charges

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:21
Members of the Kings District RCMP arrested a 35 year-old man in Georgetown late last night after executing a search warrant at a residence. A quantity of marijuana, hashish, money, and drug paraphernalia including scales was seized in the search. The 35 year-old man from Maple Crescent, Georgetown is facing a number of charges related to drug trafficking. He will appear in court at a later date. Queens District RCMP and the RCMP Dog Service assisted in the search.   ...


Clarification - Gladstone Higginbotham

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 16:07
To clarify an issue from a previous story, Gladstone David Higginbotham recently pled guilty to a charge of impaired driving. However, Gladstone Higginbotham is the name of both a father and son. The son, Gladstone David Higginbotham, was the individual who pled guilty to impaired driving. The father, Gladstone Higginbotham, was not charged with impaired driving.   ...


Rain floods roads in Kings County - detours in place

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Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:22
Road crews were out on the Martinvale Road, Route 321 in Cardross, this morning as rainfall and snow melt caused water levels on the road to rise nearly a foot above the pavement, flooding the road. Water ran from one side of the road across to the other as levels were too high to contain. A frequent user of the route said he had never seen the water rise so high that it ran across the road. Road crews said they were going to open the gauge to allow water to flow and bring levels back to normal. The Department ...


Extreme fee increases for access to mail

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 05:20
A Rollo Bay resident who has to pay for mail delivery is noticing that her fees are greatly increasing with no significant increase in service. Anne McPhee operates a rental business out of Souris. She requires mail delivery, as some residents in her units have their rent paid for by government programs like social assistance. These methods of payment only come through post delivery and are not made online. However, due to snow build-up during the winter at her residence in Rollo Bay, she cannot keep a rural route delivery year round as her mailbox is often covered with snow or even destroyed ...


Wayne Spin returns to Town Council

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 05:20
Councillor Spin Returns Councillor Wayne Spin was welcomed back to his seat at the Montague Town Council meeting on Monday and wanted a moment to thank the council and the community for their support. Mr Spin had been away while recovering from a heart attack he suffered in February. “Thank you for carrying the weight while I was away,” he said to council jokingly. “But honestly, I do want to thank the council and the citizens of Montague for their love and support. On behalf of myself and my family, I want to say thank you.” After Mr Spin’s welcome back, council set to the ...


Construction on schedule at Souris K-12 school

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 05:20
Despite earlier concerns that construction at the new Souris K-12 school might fall behind schedule, students at both Souris Consolidated and Souris High School will be out three weeks early this year to keep construction of the new K-12 school on schedule. Tyler Richardson, manager of building design and construction with the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, said earlier this year, the department was concerned the school might be falling behind schedule. “In January and February, we were concerned that we were just finally getting the third floor for the K-6 wing enclosed, but we’ve made up some of the time ...


Fishing season opened Tuesday

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Wed, 04/16/2014 - 05:20
Ryan and Hunter LeBlanc were out on the first day of fishing season, just three days before Hunter’s ninth birthday. Although they hail from Cornwall, Ryan has been coming to the bridge on Riverside Drive in Montague ever since he was two years old. “This is the spot,” he said as he waited for his first catch of the season. Angus McPhail photo   ...


Local powerlifter sets Canadian record

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Wed, 04/16/2014 - 05:20
Cara MacKenzie of Souris recently won a gold medal and created a new Canadian record in the deadlift at the 2014 Canadian Powerlifting Championships in St Catherine’s, Ontario. MacKenzie, a Grade 12 student at Souris Regional High School, successfully defended her 2013 national title. She finished her competition with a total lift of 285.5 kg (630 lbs) and a new Canadian deadlift record of 145.5 kg (320 lbs). Overall, she ended the championships 3rd in the Women’s Subjunior division, taking a gold medal in the 72 kg weight class and qualified to compete for Team Canada at the 2014 IPF ...


Residents blame government changes to MacLure’s Dam for basement flooding

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 05:20
Some Murray River residents are having their basements flooded and are blaming recent government changes to MacLure’s Dam. Bud Lowe is a 70-year-old resident of Murray River. He said the changes by the government implemented to MacLure’s Dam have caused water levels to rise too high and nobody is able to control the flow of the dam. Mr Lowe said he and other concerned residents want to know who has control of the water levels in the dam. Without a sump pump, his basement would completely flood. “I’ve never seen it this bad,” he said, referring to the water levels. Mr Lowe said he ...


MRHS springs second leak this year

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 05:20
Damage was done to the Montague Regional High School again when a drain pipe came apart earlier this month. John Cummings, director of corporate services with the English Language School Board, said the leak resulted in minor repairs needing to be done. “We did have another incident where we had a drain pipe come apart at the joint in the ceiling cavity over the staff room of the high school,” he said. “We did have water come into the staff room. It impacted that area and the classroom below was impacted as well.” Mr Cummings said the leak was repaired and work began ...


Memorial United Church band to release original music

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 05:00
A new CD of original Christian Rock music, “Anarchy in the Narthex,” will be released at Memorial United on Easter Monday, April 21. Keith Gale is minister at the Memorial United Church in Murray River. He is part of the group “The Rock,” which is releasing a CD of original Christian music. The group started by playing versions of rock songs by artists like ACDC, Black Sabbath, and The Beatles changed to have a Christian message. They then began writing original music. “We’ve recorded that original material,” Minister Gale said. ...


Brunch in support of Southern Kings Consolidated playground

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 05:00
There will be an Easter Brunch at the Murray Harbour Community Center on Saturday, April 19, from 10am-2pm. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds will go to the Southern Kings Consolidated School’s new playground equipment. The menu includes a choice of sausage or bacon, white or whole wheat toast, pancakes, scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, and a choice of juice, tea, or coffee. The friends of the Southern Kings Consolidated Playground is also holding an online silent auction with over 40 items to bid on. It ends Thursday, April 17 at 9pm. Payment and pickup will ...


MRHS students invite public to see and try some arts

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 05:00
Christie Beck, with The Learning Centre, staff and students at Montague High School are taking another kick at their 2nd Annual Arts in Action Night at Montague Regional High School. The public is invited to sample the arts going on at the school and even participate themselves. The culinary arts class, art class, jazz band, choir, robotics class, creative writing class, carpentry class and readers’ circle will all be offering up their creative talents on Wednesday, April 16 at 7pm. Admission is free and all are welcome.   ...


Special Olympic athletes prepare for nationals in Vancouver

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Wed, 04/16/2014 - 05:00
The soccer field may be still too wet to practise on, but that doesn’t stop the PEI Special Olympic team from honing their skills for the National championships coming up in July. Every Saturday Morning they take over the gym at Montague Intermediate and this week was no exception, but they were joined by several other athletes to get outfitted with their Team PEI gear. Goalie Shelby McInnis is extremely excited to make the trip with his team mates. This will be the second time for the Chepstow athlete competing at the national level as he bowled in 2006, but he said soccer ...


Eggcellent Eggstravaganza at the King’s Playhouse

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Wed, 04/16/2014 - 05:00
Looking for a fun event on Good Friday to keep the kids occupied? The King’s Playhouse has exactly what you are looking for. The Playhouse is holding a family friendly afternoon event on Friday, April 18 called the Eggcellent Eggstravaganza sponsored by Georgetown’s Tranquility Cove Adventures. The event is part of the community outreach program for local children that the King’s Playhouse has been developing over the last few years. In the past they have hosted a pumpkin carving and decorating event, a Halloween Night Haunted Hall, PD day movies, a Christmas party and now the Good Friday event. The King’s Playhouse board hopes ...


Food Bank receives donation

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Wed, 04/16/2014 - 05:00
The Southern Kings and Queens Food Bank received a generous $1,000 donation from the Valleyfield Community Improvement Council Monday morning. Lawrence Millar, left, presented the cheque to Lawrence Power of the food bank. The money will go towards feeding hungry mouths and giving kids lunches to bring to school. Angus McPhail photo   ...


Vandals smash mailboxes near Belle River

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 05:00
Multiple mailboxes between the areas of Belle River and Flat River were destroyed through an act of vandalism recently. A resident in the area said vandals destroyed up to 10 mailboxes between the hours of 12-12:30am on Sunday, April 6. “They were all smashed,” the man, who wished to remain nameless so as to protect himself from further vandalism or retaliation from the culprits,” he said. The individual was getting ready for work around midnight when he heard a vehicle start quickly and speed away. When he checked in the morning, he noticed many mailboxes had been vandalized. Most of them have been ...


Lobster Trap Bonspiel in Souris

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Wed, 04/16/2014 - 05:00
Stephen Fay, Suzie Fay, Linus Bungay, and Alan Fay were the winners of the A division in the Lobster Trap Bonspiel in Souris this weekend. Also pictured, MLA for Souris-Elmira Colin LaVie. Angus McPhail photo   ...


Souris Group Home accepts Gold Mine cash

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Wed, 04/16/2014 - 05:00
Montague Rotary Club members, Maureen O’Hanley and Lori Murphy present a check for $4092.24 to Lynda MacAulay of the Souris Group Home. Ms. MacAulay picked up the check, which represented the charity proceeds of the week # 108, March 28th draw, on Monday, April 7th in Montague. The Rotary Gold Mine Draw has donated over $472,000 to more than a dozen charities in Eastern PEI since it began in March of 2012. All 19 & over are invited to play the weekly $2 lotto- please see the Gold Mine message on page 6 of this week’s Eastern Graphic for a ...


Chepstow girl donates hair to make wigs

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Wed, 04/16/2014 - 05:00
Ruby McInnis, an eight-year-old girl from Chepstow, recently had 13 inches of her hair cut off to donate to Angel Hair for Kids, a non-profit organization that provides wigs to children who have loss their hair due to disease or treatments. Submitted photo   ...
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