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Kings District RCMP make third drug seizure this week

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:14
A 48 year-old Albion Cross man is facing drug charges after RCMP executed a drug warrant at his home early Monday morning. Kings District RCMP members conducted a drug search warrant at a home on Route 327 in Albion Cross, P.E.I. During the search the 48 year-old man was arrested and the search resulted in the seizure of opiate pills, commonly known as percorcet, money, and items used in the sale and trafficking of illegal pills. The male is facing a number of charges related to the trafficking of drugs. He is to appear in court May 22. This is ...


Teens call for youth centre in Montague

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:20
The recent tragedy that claimed the lives of three Montague youth has prompted students to start a youth centre in the town. Kyla MacKenzie, a 14-year-old grade nine student at Montague Intermediate School, is among the youth in Montague who are still looking for a place within the town to safely be kids. While it’s not a new idea, Kyla said she and her friends were motivated to act after the recent deaths of their friends. She and a group of her friends have arranged meetings with Town Council and hope the town will support their efforts. “On April 28, we are ...


SKC school frets over additional costs for playground equipment

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Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:20
The Southern Kings Consolidated School could have difficulty paying for all their proposed new playground equipment due to a change in funding by the English Language School Board. Kerri Miller, of the Home and School Association for the school, said the school board has changed the way it pays for pea gravel for the new playground equipment at the school, and it could cost thousands of dollars worth of extra fundraising to make up the shortfall. Although the school board has contacted the home and school association, the board is unsure if it will have enough money to pay for the ...


Brandon Quinn arrives home

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:20
Brandon Quinn, the lone survivor of fire at 207 Mount Edward Road in Charlottetown last month was released from a Halifax hospital last Thursday and has returned home to Lower Montague. He is expected to make a full recovery from the severe burns to his face and hands. Brandon’s mother, Susan Condon, said he’s in good spirits and slowly recovering from the burns he sustained that evening. “Brandon got home last Thursday and his hands and face are healing really nicely,” Ms Condon said. “He’s doing well, but he still has to go to the hospital every day to have his bandages changed ...


Grade 11 student is seaward bound

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Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:20
From a young age, Kai Boyle of Cardigan was taught to follow his dreams, take chances and always try his best. Last Friday afternoon, his sense of adventure and desire to try new things paid off. At only 16, Kai will be among the next crew on the ‘Gulden Leeuw’, a 230 foot tall ship used to teach high school classes to students while sailing around the world. A Grade 10 student at Montague Regional High School, Kai said he wanted to try something a little different for grade 11 and his mother Natalie Bears-Boyle, supported the idea. “My mom and I thought ...


Montague Shoppers to remain open

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:20
Shoppers Drug Mart in Montague is set to be sold as part of Loblaw’s acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart, but employees are not expected to lose their jobs. On March 21, the Competition Bureau approved Loblaw’s acquisition of the drug store chain. As part of the agreement with the Competition Loblaw will sell 18 stores and nine pharmacy operations, including the one located at 521 Main St, Montague. Tammy Smitham, VP of Communications with Shoppers Drug Mart, said the sale of the store to a new owner could take several months, and it is currently not known who the new owner will ...


Owl Prowl at Macphail Woods

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:00
The final Owl Prowl of the season will be held on Saturday, April 26th at the Macphail Homestead in Orwell. The Sir Andrew Macphail Foundation will be opening up the Great Room of the Homestead at 6:30pm and serve light refreshments. Visitors can warm themselves by the fireplace and enjoy the historic beauty that surrounds them. There will be no charge but donations to the Foundation will be gratefully accepted. Then at 7:30pm, the Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project will host an owl prowl, beginning at the Nature Centre. The talk starts with slides and taped calls ...


Candi’s Cakes & Creations, a dream come true

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Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:00
Fresh baked and custom made goods are what you can expect from Candi’s Cakes in Montague. Candi Clements, along with her daughter Melissa, have been preparing for their grand opening on April 25-26 at 518 Main Street in Montague. The mother and daughter specialize in custom-made cakes and delectable treats that can satisfy anybody’s sweet tooth. Candi bakes all her own cakes and treats in store in her own oven. The pair decorate and customize the baked goods to anyone’s request. “I like seeing the look on people’s faces,” Candi said of the reaction people have when they first see their custom made ...


Canadian Bible Society meeting to be held May 15

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:00
The Canadian Bible Society, PEI District, will be holding its 177th Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Community Baptist Church,162 Sherwood Road, Charlottetown. There will be a Ham and Scallop dinner served at 6pm followed by the meeting at 7pm. Guest speaker is Mr Hart Wiens, Director of the Translation Department of the Canadian Bible Society who will speak on “Bible Translation in Changing Times”. Musical entertainment will be provided by Erin Evans from Community Baptist Church. Special recognition will be given to Rev Dr Henry Tye for over 60 years of dedicated service to the Canadian Bible Society. Tickets for the ...


Tournament gears up to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis month

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:00
A slow pitch softball tournament is being held this May in Mount Stewart in aid of Cystic Fibrosis research. The tournament will occur from May 16-18. It is a is a co-ed competition and all proceeds will go to the PEI chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Kathy Feehan, one of the organizers of the tournament, said this year the tournament is being renewed after a near-decade long hiatus. “About eight years ago we stopped having it,” Ms Feehan said. However, organizers are getting geared up to hold the tournament once again to get more money for Cystic Fibrosis research. The tournament was started in ...


Montague wrestlers grapple for gold

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Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:00
Red Rock Wrestlers from Montague Intermediate earned the Bantam team title at the Provincial Wrestling Championships on the weekend at Montague Regional High School. From left are Trey Van Colen gold, Tristan MacKenna silver, Dakota Best bronze, Zac MacNevin gold, Nathan Purchase gold, Ean King silver, Hunter White gold, and Dean Gordon silver. Charlotte MacAulay photo Montague had just two participants in the midget boys category at the Provincial Wrestling Championships on Friday held at Montague High School and their combined score in the competition earned them the team title. ...


Families Helping Families with Autism meeting

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:00
Families Helping Families with Autism will hold their second meeting at 2pm on April 27 at Peakes Tee in St Theresa. Please support this great cause and have a positive turnout for this meeting. Among the topics on the agenda will include getting ball teams, printing tickets and donations from our local business.   ...


Catholic Women’s League Convention May 2 and 3

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:00
The 92nd Annual Provincial Catholic Women’s League Convention will be held at the Rodd Royalty, 14 Capital Drive, Charlottetown on Friday evening, May 2, from 6:30-9:30 pm, with registration held from 5-6:30pm, and Saturday, May 3, 9am-5pm with registration between 8am and 9am. Interesting speakers, all members are welcome.   ...


Montague Consolidated students learn empathy through interaction with baby

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Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:00
Students at Montague Consolidated School are getting the opportunity to learn about empathy and understanding through interactions with a baby. In a grade two classroom Wednesday afternoon, students got the chance to see how baby Abigail Wood, daughter of June Bell, played on the floor, listened to songs, interacted with toys, and more. The kids were able to present the baby with a story book of their own creation in which they illustrated famous fables and fairy tales. The students and baby Abigail are part of the Roots of Empathy program, an award-winning charitable program that aims to help children learn to ...


Georgetown Provincial Court April 16, 2014

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:00
In Georgetown Provincial Court, Gary William Gordon pled guilty to a charge of impaired driving after he failed the breathalyzer test. On January 10, Mr Gordon was snowmobiling with two friends. He stopped at a bar, after which he resumed snowmobiling. His friends lost track of Mr Gordon, and when they went back to search for him, they found his vehicle had flipped off the trail. Emergency medical services were necessary as Mr Gordon was injured. He had his blood taken by EMS, and it was determined his BAC was 193. Mr Gordon apologized for the incident and has no recollection of ...


George Beck honoured for 50 years in hardware industry

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Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:00
A Montague businessman was recently honoured in Ontario for serving 50 years in the hardware business. It’s a once in a lifetime milestone and one that Montague businessman George Beck said he’s both excited and honoured to receive. His father Cecil Beck and uncle Ethan Stewart opened the store in 1932 and ran the business until George began working at the general store in 1964. Mr Beck said the store grew from modest beginnings and in 1972 owners decided to put the grocery side of the store away and focus on home improvement supplies. “We did what we could to keep the store running ...


Annual Mother’s Day Gala ready to roll

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Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:00
Tracy Curran, cosmetics manager at Shoppers Drug Mart in Montague, invites you to purchase a ticket for the Annual Mother’s Day Gala. The annual event, which is a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society’s LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER Program will be held on Saturday, May 3rd from 10am – 4pm. Tickets are only $10 each and $5 of that goes directly to the program and the other $5 is a redeemable coupon off your purchases at the gala. At the event, every ticket purchaser receives a gift bag filled with beauty products as well as special savings, extra Optimum ...


Workplace incidents declining, but one is still too many

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:00
Over the last number of years, PEI has seen a decline in the number of annual work related injuries and deaths. As workplaces stop for a moment on April 28 to recognize the Day of Mourning, both employers and employees are reminded to stay alert and focused on workplace safety. Nancy Guptill, chair of the Workers Compensation Board of PEI, said it is an internationally observed day to remember those injured or lost while at work. “It’s an international day of commemoration for those who have been injured or lost their lives at the workplace,” Ms Guptill said. “It’s always on April 28, ...


Georgetown moves to support youth centre

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Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:00
Though the ice is gone at the Three Rivers Sportsplex in Georgetown, youth are still flocking to the facility. In fact, they have been every Saturday evening for the past six months since James and Cindy Schafer started Project Y. When Mr Schafer discovered kids in the community, some as young as 12, were getting into drugs and alcohol he thought something had to be done. “I pitched the idea to town council to build a program where youth could come and have a safe place to hang out,” he said. The pitch was well received and immediately the town offered the Eagles ...


Cuso International volunteers to speak

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:00
Alanna MacNevin of Souris West, along with Charlottetown residents Jan Link and Charity May, recently returned from volunteering overseas with Cuso International. They will share their learnings at a public information session on Thursday, May 15 at 7:30pm in Room 109, Murphy Community Centre, Charlottetown. Ms MacNevin’s two years in Lima, Peru as Tech Support for a youth organization contrasts with the six month placement of Ms Link in Guyana where she conducted organizational assessments for 10 different organizations, delivering youth related programs and services. Charity May served a six month Youth Internship in Iquitos on the Amazon River ...
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