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    Rick Mercer will say goodbye to 'best job in the world' after 15th season

    Rick Mercer will say goodbye to 'best job in the world' after 15th season


    The Rick Mercer Report will launch its 15th and final season Tuesday on CBC-TV. The comedian and host of the program that combines biting political satire with folksy visits across Canada says he is wrapping the show up on his own terms and has no idea...

    The Rick Mercer Report will launch its 15th and final season Tuesday on CBC-TV. The comedian and host of the program that combines biting political satire with folksy visits across Canada says he is wrapping the show up on his own terms and has no idea what will come next for him.

    'It was a dream': New Jersey Devils manager home for Hockeyville

    'It was a dream': New Jersey Devils manager home for Hockeyville


    Scott Harris and the members of the New Jersey Devils arrived in P.E.I. on Sunday and will be leaving sometime after the game on...

    Scott Harris and the members of the New Jersey Devils arrived in P.E.I. on Sunday and will be leaving sometime after the game on Monday.

    Red carpet ready: NHL players hit the ice for Hockeyville

    Red carpet ready: NHL players hit the ice for Hockeyville


    The Ottawa Senators and New Jersey Devils are in Summerside, P.E.I., Monday to play their pre-season game for...

    The Ottawa Senators and New Jersey Devils are in Summerside, P.E.I., Monday to play their pre-season game for Hockeyville.

    Bill Morneau's tax reforms challenged by pizza-nomics

    Bill Morneau's tax reforms challenged by pizza-nomics


    In the kerfuffle surrounding the Liberal government’s deeply contested proposals to reform the tax system, possibly no number has loomed larger than 73 per...

    In the kerfuffle surrounding the Liberal government’s deeply contested proposals to reform the tax system, possibly no number has loomed larger than 73 per cent.

    7 right whales entangled this summer, new data shows

    7 right whales entangled this summer, new data shows


    New figures show at least seven North Atlantic right whales got entangled in fishing gear in the Gulf of St. Lawrence this summer, and two died as a...

    New figures show at least seven North Atlantic right whales got entangled in fishing gear in the Gulf of St. Lawrence this summer, and two died as a result.

    'It all adds up': Helping keep pets and families together

    'It all adds up': Helping keep pets and families together


    ​The PEI Humane Society and The Upper Room Hospitality Ministry are working together to help keep pet bowls full. The Upper Room Food Bank provides temporary assistance to families who are experiencing financial hardship by providing free pet food and...

    ​The PEI Humane Society and The Upper Room Hospitality Ministry are working together to help keep pet bowls full. The Upper Room Food Bank provides temporary assistance to families who are experiencing financial hardship by providing free pet food and supplies.

    Social media and mental health focus for workshop

    Social media and mental health focus for workshop


    The Charlottetown Youth Matters Group will present a session next week about the subtle ways social media can affect the mental health of young...

    The Charlottetown Youth Matters Group will present a session next week about the subtle ways social media can affect the mental health of young people.

    New Chinese-English school planned for P.E.I.

    New Chinese-English school planned for P.E.I.


    The latest venture of the P.E.I. monks' religious leader is a new, private school in which students will learn in both Mandarin and English, planned to open next...

    The latest venture of the P.E.I. monks' religious leader is a new, private school in which students will learn in both Mandarin and English, planned to open next fall.

    Hockeyville fever hits O'Leary as NHL stars arrive on P.E.I.

    Hockeyville fever hits O'Leary as NHL stars arrive on P.E.I.


    After months of preparation, planning and dreaming, Hockeyville weekend is underway in O'Leary, P.E.I., drawing many Islanders to the festivities taking place around the Community Sports...

    After months of preparation, planning and dreaming, Hockeyville weekend is underway in O'Leary, P.E.I., drawing many Islanders to the festivities taking place around the Community Sports Centre.

    Audiences, sales up at P.E.I. theatres this summer

    Audiences, sales up at P.E.I. theatres this summer


    Summer 2017 was a smashing success for P.E.I. theatres, with business up by a whopping 25 per cent in some...

    Summer 2017 was a smashing success for P.E.I. theatres, with business up by a whopping 25 per cent in some cases.

    Homestead Players preparing to stage Sandy Ives theatrical performance

    Homestead Players preparing to stage Sandy Ives theatrical performance


    A book written by respected folklorist Sandy Ives is becoming a stage show in P.E.I. but before it's ready, the Homestead Players want to tell people about...

    A book written by respected folklorist Sandy Ives is becoming a stage show in P.E.I. but before it's ready, the Homestead Players want to tell people about it.

    Report calling for end of gas price regulation flawed, says economist

    Report calling for end of gas price regulation flawed, says economist


    A Nova Scotia-based think-tank says gas price regulation has taken millions of dollars out of the wallets of drivers in Atlantic Canada, but an economist says the report is filled with factual errors and the methodology is...

    A Nova Scotia-based think-tank says gas price regulation has taken millions of dollars out of the wallets of drivers in Atlantic Canada, but an economist says the report is filled with factual errors and the methodology is flawed.

    'Getting back to their roots': fair offers backyard farming advice

    'Getting back to their roots': fair offers backyard farming advice


    Local farmers spent Saturday in Hunter River, P.E.I., teaching people what it takes to manage livestock such as goats, chickens, rabbits, ducks and bees in their own...

    Local farmers spent Saturday in Hunter River, P.E.I., teaching people what it takes to manage livestock such as goats, chickens, rabbits, ducks and bees in their own backyards.

    'Too much fun': 9 things to know about P.E.I.'s first Navrati festival

    'Too much fun': 9 things to know about P.E.I.'s first Navrati festival


    The traditional festival of Navrati will be celebrated on P.E.I. for the first time Saturday evening in Stratford, P.E.I., and its organizer says it will be "too much...

    The traditional festival of Navrati will be celebrated on P.E.I. for the first time Saturday evening in Stratford, P.E.I., and its organizer says it will be "too much fun."

    New anthology showcases best of Atlantic Canadian children's poems

    New anthology showcases best of Atlantic Canadian children's poems


    Well-known children's author Sheree Fitch and retired professor Anne Hunt have teamed up to compile an anthology of children’s poems from around Atlantic...

    Well-known children's author Sheree Fitch and retired professor Anne Hunt have teamed up to compile an anthology of children’s poems from around Atlantic Canada.

    Right whale skeleton, DNA headed to Canada's largest museum

    Right whale skeleton, DNA headed to Canada's largest museum


    Scientists at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto are hoping three dead North Atlantic right whales will give them some important...

    Scientists at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto are hoping three dead North Atlantic right whales will give them some important insights.

    DFO cracks down on fishing licences it says are fronts for corporations

    DFO cracks down on fishing licences it says are fronts for corporations


    Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans is taking action against more Atlantic fishermen that it says are holding inshore fishing licences as fronts for...

    Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans is taking action against more Atlantic fishermen that it says are holding inshore fishing licences as fronts for corporations.