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Federal carbon pricing to take effect in Nova Scotia, P.E.I and Newfoundland and Labrador | CBC News

The federal government will impose its fuel charge — commonly called the carbon tax — on consumers in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador next July. CBC has learned Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault will announce Tuesday that Ottawa is imposing its federal carbon backstop on these provinces. Those three provinces will […]

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Beauty queen who escaped Myanmar’s military and now lives in P.E.I. shares her story during Canadian tour | CBC News

The Burmese model and beauty queen who spoke out against the military junta in Myanmar while on an international stage in Thailand last year is living in Charlottetown and sharing her story to raise awareness about what’s going on in her home country. Thaw Nandar Aung, 23, who also goes by the name Han Lay, has been in Prince Edward Island since September. […]

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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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Nature Conservancy of Canada to buy island off western P.E.I. and give it to the Mi’kmaq | CBC News

A small island in Cascumpec Bay off Prince Edward Island’s North Shore will soon be protected land, and in five years, the Island’s Mi’kmaq will become its permanent stewards. The Nature Conservancy of Canada has announced it plans to buy Oulton’s Island, or Kwesawe’k in Mi’kmaw.  “When we can find these little gems that seemed to […]

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Here’s how much more heating oil is going to cost on P.E.I. this winter | CBC News

The price of heating oil has spiked this month, leaving many Islanders worried about how they’ll heat their homes when the temperature drops this winter. And those worries aren’t unfounded. The increase comes on top of rising inflation for other essentials like rent, groceries and gas. As of Oct. 21, a litre of home heating oil costs $1.875 […]

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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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Why a P.E.I. cannabis company says it’s losing money, in an industry-wide trend | CBC News

Touring around FIGR’s massive production facility in Charlottetown, it’d be easy to assume the P.E.I.-owned cannabis company is thriving.  Everywhere you turn, employees are busy filling bags and cartridges with cannabis flowers and oil, or loading products into boxes, that will wind up in stores right across the country.  But as busy as the company and its 130 employees […]

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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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About 2,900 homes and businesses on P.E.I. still without power 19 days after Fiona | CBC News

Maritime Electric, P.E.I.’s main electrical utility, continued the hard slog of restoring mostly individual power outages on Tuesday, returning power to about 600 customers 19 days after Fiona knocked it out. Immediately following the post-tropical storm on Sept. 24 electricity was out for the whole province. With the work done Tuesday about 2,900 customers need […]

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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 […]