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Weakened by Fiona, iconic P.E.I. rock formation brought down by Nicole | CBC News

Seven weeks after Teacup Rock toppled over in post-tropical storm Fiona, another iconic coastal landmark on Prince Edward Island has succumbed to the forces of nature. The sea arch at MacKenzie’s Brook in P.E.I. National Park near Cavendish collapsed on Sunday morning after heavy winds and rain from tropical depression Nicole. Like Teacup Rock, it was […]

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Deer swims all the way to P.E.I. only to be struck by transport truck | CBC News

Diane Griffin was about to cross the Confederation Bridge on her way to New Brunswick on Tuesday when she pulled off to the side of the road to take a phone call. Then, as she looked out her windshield, she thought she saw a white-tailed deer come up over the bank and graze in the […]

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Man pops the question after girlfriend crosses finish line at P.E.I. Marathon | CBC News

Samantha Legge just finished running 21 kilometres and, drenched in sweat and feeling a bit ill, who does she see waiting at the finish line wearing a bow tie and spiffy suit jacket with shorts and sneakers? Her boyfriend, and he’s smirking.  What’s that in his hand? Now he’s getting down on one knee. Legge […]

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After 3 weeks without power, Wheatley River neighbours band together to clear lane | CBC News

They had been without power for 21 days and the propane running their generators was getting low. They still weren’t sure who was supposed to clear the 70 or so trees that made their one-kilometre lane impassable. So, Friday night, 10 residents of Oyster Bed Park Drive in Wheatley River — some of the last people […]

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P.E.I. residents wait hours in line to prove they qualify for Fiona relief payment | CBC News

Destiny Harper has been without power since post-tropical storm Fiona slammed Prince Edward Island 18 days ago. She’s been burning through money to feed herself and her baby, and to fill her generator with fuel. So she was relieved to hear the provincial government would give $250 — administered by the Red Cross — to […]

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Mobile housing units to be set up in Charlottetown parking lot for homeless Islanders | CBC News

Dozens of small mobile housing units will be set up in the parking lot of the COVID-19 testing site on Park Street as a temporary solution to the homeless problem in Charlottetown, the provincial government said Tuesday. People without access to affordable housing have set up five encampments around P.E.I.’s capital this summer. With shelters […]

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Ferry service between P.E.I. and Nova Scotia delayed until at least Wednesday | CBC News

Ferry service between P.E.I. and Nova Scotia will not resume until at least Wednesday, according to officials with Northumberland Ferries Ltd. Service has been suspended since Friday when a fire broke out on the MV Holiday Island. The boat is not expected to operate for the rest of the season. Some piping was compromised allowing […]

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Mom thankful for girl who ‘knew in her heart’ to call 911 as others watched son be assaulted | CBC News

The unprovoked beating her 13-year-old son endured from one of his peers in a Summerside park was bad enough. But what made it worse, his mother said, was that others stood around and watched. Some even yelled encouragement. At least one videotaped the assault and circulated it on social media. The mother said she didn’t expect […]

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P.E.I. legislature calls for Confederation Bridge to be renamed Epekwitk Crossing | CBC News

The P.E.I. legislature has voted unanimously to urge the federal government to change the name of the Confederation Bridge to Epekwitk Crossing.  P.E.I. Premier Dennis King put forward the motion on Friday, with support from the leaders of the Official Opposition Green Party and the Liberal Party.  Epekwitk, pronounced ehb-uh-gwihd, is the original name given by the […]