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Local news for Prince Edward Island continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

3 hrs ago | The Guardian

Youth in custody after stabbing death in Charlottetown

Charlottetown Police Services said a 45-year-old man was stabbed to death Friday night and a youth has been arrested.

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6 hrs ago | The Guardian

A hot issue for Mr. Brown

For newly announced Charlottetown mayoral candidate Philip Brown, there is an obvious addition to his platform as he challenges incumbent Clifford Lee.

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10 hrs ago | Canada.com

Bamford continues his quest for worldwide success

Gord Bamford has fashioned an impressive career in Canada over the past 14 years and now he's decided the time is right to take a run at country music success in the United States.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Guardian

Teen seeking warmth in winter now gets bed in jail

As a result, he's guaranteed a warm bed at the local jail every weekend until his 90-day sentence is served.

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Canada.com

Kenney to consider local exemptions to TFW program after provincial complaints

Employment Minister Jason Kenney said Friday he's willing to consider "local exemptions" to his recent overhaul of the temporary foreign worker program.

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CBC News

Pool and hot tub sales making big splash on P.E.I.

The general manager of Island Hot Tubs and Pools in Charlottetown and Summerside, Rose MacDonald, said the company saw record sales last year and this season is trending the same.

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The Guardian

Seven new physicians coming to P.E.I.

The new doctors will be working in a variety of health facilities across P.E.I., with one already practicing and another four beginning to see patients by September.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Canada, World News

The Guardian

P.E.I. says no thanks to Ontario pension plan

Prince Edward Island is no longer interested in joining Ontario's plans to create a new provincial pension plan, but will instead continue to push Ottawa for CPP enhancements, says P.E.I. Finance Minister Wes Sheridan.

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The Guardian

Road reopened after firefighters clean up chemical leak

Charlottetown firefighters blocked off Campbell Road while responding to a call of a chemical spill Thursday morning.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

CBC News

Canada's students 'well equipped,' say education ministers

Canada's ministers of education came out of two days of meetings in Charlottetown Wednesday refuting claims there are problems with the country's education system.

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CBC News

Philip Brown takes another run at Charlottetown mayor

Brown, who served on city council from 2001 to 2006, ran against Lee in 2010 and lost by 3,000 votes.

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The Guardian

Prince Edward Island man wins $25,000 in lottery

If there was talk of a lottery win in Eldon, P.E.I., this past weekend, resident Shawn Kerr was oblivious to it.

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Journal-Pioneer

Former Provincial Court Judge Ralph Thompson has passed away

Thompson was a judge in both the Summerside and the now closed Alberton courthouses for more than 20 years before he retired in 2005.

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CBC News

Golf decline continues

The golf industry on P.E.I. continued to decline in May, and some are wondering if the sport itself is losing its popularity.

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CBC News

High-capacity well information request denied

The P.E.I. Environment Department has denied a Freedom of Information request from CBC News for background information on high-capacity wells.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Western premiers tout new free-trade deal for provinces

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is leading a charge for a Canada Free Trade zone, calling for the dismantling of internal trade barriers between the provinces that are costing the economy as much as $50-billion a year.

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Journal-Pioneer

Poor test scores hurting P.E.I. economy

Rory Francis, from left, board member, Quentin Bevan, president of the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce, and board member Steve Loggie tell the provincial education committee that P.E.I. businesses are very concerned over poor student test scores.

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CBC News

Tourism minister encouraged by May numbers

Total overnight stays were up by 5.3 per cent compared to the same month last year.

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The Guardian

Drug probe results in Islanders facing charges

In November of 2012, members of the RCMP Federal Investigations Unit in P.E.I. initiated a project aimed at uncovering illegal drug activities of individuals from Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Quebec.

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CBC News

Towns empowered to write tickets

This spring, the Charlottetown Area Municipalities Act was changed to allow the two towns under that act to issue tickets.

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