http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/images/logo/204_The-Guardian2.jpgThe Guardianhttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/The Guardian - LocalList of the latest articles from this category.http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local-12827Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:19:24 -0400Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:19:24 -0400enIslanders should vote for better social climate, says union leaderhttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-09-01/article-3854463/Islanders-should-vote-for-better-social-climate%2C-says-union-leader/1Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:38:09 -0400The head of a large union in P.E.I. is urging Islanders to hit the polling stations in the next federal election to vote for a better social climate. Lori MacKay, president of P.E.I. division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), says the big issue for most is the downward pressure ...http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-09-01/article-3854463/Islanders-should-vote-for-better-social-climate%2C-says-union-leader/1jday@theguardian.pe.caLocalhttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-09-01/article-3854463/Islanders-should-vote-for-better-social-climate%2C-says-union-leader/1Tall ships leave Charlottetown in grand stylehttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-09-01/article-3854441/Tall-ships-leave-Charlottetown-in-grand-style/1Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:10:26 -0400There was a time when ships of sail were a common sight and the Charlottetown harbour, along with all the wharfs that dotted its shoreline and shorelines all over P.E.I., played host to hundreds of ships at a time. They were the work horses that brought the goods to Prince Edward Island and ...http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-09-01/article-3854441/Tall-ships-leave-Charlottetown-in-grand-style/1bmcinnis@theguardian.pe.caLocalhttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-09-01/article-3854441/Tall-ships-leave-Charlottetown-in-grand-style/1Gasoline, furnace oil and diesel prices remain unchangedhttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-09-01/article-3854386/Gasoline%2C-furnace-oil-and-diesel-prices-remain-unchanged/1Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:42:18 -0400The Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission has announced there will be no change in the price of gasoline, furnace oil or diesel effective today. Propane prices will decrease by 2.7 cpl for Superior Propane, by 0.7 cpl for Irving Energy Distribution and Marketing and by 2.5 cpl for Kenmac ...http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-09-01/article-3854386/Gasoline%2C-furnace-oil-and-diesel-prices-remain-unchanged/1Localhttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-09-01/article-3854386/Gasoline%2C-furnace-oil-and-diesel-prices-remain-unchanged/1RCMP find children in back seat of car stopped for speeding, drunk driverhttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-09-01/article-3854383/RCMP-find-children-in-back-seat-of-car-stopped-for-speeding%2C-drunk-driver/1Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:27:44 -0400When East Prince RCMP stopped a motorist in Wellington Sunday night on suspicion of speeding and impaired driving they discovered two children in the back seat of his car. The children were under 10 years of age and were given to their mother to take home. The RCMP news release did not say if ...http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-09-01/article-3854383/RCMP-find-children-in-back-seat-of-car-stopped-for-speeding%2C-drunk-driver/1Localhttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-09-01/article-3854383/RCMP-find-children-in-back-seat-of-car-stopped-for-speeding%2C-drunk-driver/1Three escape unhurt from Pisquid firehttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-31/article-3854206/Three-escape-unhurt-from-Pisquid-fire/1Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:48:30 -0400PISQUID – Three people escaped unhurt when a fire broke out in a bungalow here early Sunday morning. The blaze caused extensive damage to the house, located at 2165 Mount Stewart Road. A Canadian Red Cross spokesperson said the three residents, a couple and their 20-year-old son, are now ...http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-31/article-3854206/Three-escape-unhurt-from-Pisquid-fire/1Localhttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-31/article-3854206/Three-escape-unhurt-from-Pisquid-fire/1Police nab three drunk drivers in Prince County Saturdayhttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-31/article-3854140/Police-nab-three-drunk-drivers-in-Prince-County-Saturday/1Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:24:55 -0400FREETOWN – One Lennox Island woman was arrested for impaired driving, while another has been charged for damaging a police vehicle after an incident near here Saturday night. Police received two reports from the public of a small car weaving on Route 2 at approximately 10 p.m. Police located ...http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-31/article-3854140/Police-nab-three-drunk-drivers-in-Prince-County-Saturday/1Localhttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-31/article-3854140/Police-nab-three-drunk-drivers-in-Prince-County-Saturday/1Shania Twain gives fans show of a lifetime on Charlottetown waterfronthttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-30/article-3854072/Shania-Twain-gives-fans-show-of-a-lifetime-on-Charlottetown-waterfront/1Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:42:57 -0400There are concerts and then there are concerts. And then there’s Shania. What Shania Twain gave her 23,000 fans in Charlottetown Saturday night was for many of them the concert of a lifetime. She was exciting, she was engaging, she was funny and she was incredibly entertaining. And she was ...http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-30/article-3854072/Shania-Twain-gives-fans-show-of-a-lifetime-on-Charlottetown-waterfront/1Localhttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-30/article-3854072/Shania-Twain-gives-fans-show-of-a-lifetime-on-Charlottetown-waterfront/1An eight hour wait is nothing for a true Shania Twain fanhttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-30/article-3853987/An-eight-hour-wait-is-nothing-for-a-true-Shania-Twain-fan/1Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:57:15 -0400Shania Twain was doing her sound check on the stage close to 500 feet from the main gate and the singer was barely visible on the massive stage, but her fans had their faces pressed up against the wire mesh trying to catch a glimpse of her while they reveled in the music. Three or four young ...http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-30/article-3853987/An-eight-hour-wait-is-nothing-for-a-true-Shania-Twain-fan/1bmcinnis@theguardian.pe.caLocalhttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-30/article-3853987/An-eight-hour-wait-is-nothing-for-a-true-Shania-Twain-fan/1William Henry Pope statue unveiled at Peakes Quayhttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-30/article-3853981/William-Henry-Pope-statue-unveiled-at-Peakes-Quay/1Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:00:32 -0400Sir John Hamilton Gray statue will be unveiled later this year on Great George Street.http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-30/article-3853981/William-Henry-Pope-statue-unveiled-at-Peakes-Quay/1Localhttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-30/article-3853981/William-Henry-Pope-statue-unveiled-at-Peakes-Quay/1Push on to grow charter fishing business in P.E.I.http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-30/article-3853160/Push-on-to-grow-charter-fishing-business-in-P.E.I./1Sat, 30 Aug 2014 06:23:00 -0400It was a nice day to land a big one. Inland, the temperature was unseasonably hot for a late summer day. Out on the water, however, a cool breeze under bright, sunny skies kept the men — some wearing jeans, others donning shorts — quite comfortable. On the hunt for large underwater game several ...http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-30/article-3853160/Push-on-to-grow-charter-fishing-business-in-P.E.I./1jday@theguardian.pe.caLocalhttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-30/article-3853160/Push-on-to-grow-charter-fishing-business-in-P.E.I./1Premiers’ talks ends in pact with benefits to P.E.I.: Ghizhttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-29/article-3853162/Premiers%26rsquo%3B-talks-ends-in-pact-with-benefits-to-P.E.I.%3A-Ghiz/1Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:40:44 -0400Premier Robert Ghiz says agreements struck between Canada’s premiers on a national energy strategy and internal trade will benefit Prince Edward Island. The Council of the Federation meetings wrapped up Friday in Charlottetown with a news conference wherein the premiers announced Quebec has now ...http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-29/article-3853162/Premiers%26rsquo%3B-talks-ends-in-pact-with-benefits-to-P.E.I.%3A-Ghiz/1twright@theguardian.pe.caLocalhttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-29/article-3853162/Premiers%26rsquo%3B-talks-ends-in-pact-with-benefits-to-P.E.I.%3A-Ghiz/1Shania Twain on P.E.I. with promise of spectacular showhttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-29/article-3853161/Shania-Twain-on-P.E.I.-with-promise-of-spectacular-show/1Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:29:45 -0400Shania Twain is in the house, or at least on Prince Edward Island. Twain arrived on a private jet Friday evening at the Charlottetown Airport. Her production manager, John ‘Bugzee’ Hougdahl, says fans are in for a show of a lifetime tonight on the Charlottetown waterfront. He said the country ...http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-29/article-3853161/Shania-Twain-on-P.E.I.-with-promise-of-spectacular-show/1dgallant@theguardian.pe.caLocalhttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-29/article-3853161/Shania-Twain-on-P.E.I.-with-promise-of-spectacular-show/1UPDATE: Boy from Tyne Valley area thrown from ATV Fridayhttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-29/article-3853008/UPDATE%3A-Boy-from-Tyne-Valley-area-thrown-from-ATV-Friday/1Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:41:08 -0400TYNE VALLEY — A 14-year-old Tyne Valley area youth was taken to Prince County Hospital by Island EMS Friday after losing control of his Suzuki all-terrain vehicle. Const. Greg Trainor with East Prince RCMP said two youth were driving their ATVs east along the paved portion of Route 12 around 1 ...http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-29/article-3853008/UPDATE%3A-Boy-from-Tyne-Valley-area-thrown-from-ATV-Friday/1Localhttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-29/article-3853008/UPDATE%3A-Boy-from-Tyne-Valley-area-thrown-from-ATV-Friday/1Protesters call on Ottawa to reverse cuts to health care funding http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-29/article-3852739/Protesters-call-on-Ottawa-to-reverse-cuts-to-health-care-funding%0D%0A/1Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:48:48 -0400Chanting "health care, not welfare'', close to 100 people gathered for a spirited, peaceful protest in Charlottetown. The group, representing health coalitions, unions and social advocates among others, marched through the streets of the capital city. A large puppet of Prime Minister Stephen ...<p><strong>Video:</strong> <a href="http://video.theguardian.pe.ca/3756754055001/Health-care-rally-held-during-premiers-meetings">http://video.theguardian.pe.ca/3756754055001/Health-care-rally-held-during-premiers-meetings</a></p>http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-29/article-3852739/Protesters-call-on-Ottawa-to-reverse-cuts-to-health-care-funding%0D%0A/1jday@theguardian.pe.caLocalhttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-29/article-3852739/Protesters-call-on-Ottawa-to-reverse-cuts-to-health-care-funding%0D%0A/1Keith MacLean running in Stratford electionhttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-29/article-3852421/Keith-MacLean-running-in-Stratford-election/1Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:30:00 -0400STRATFORD — Keith MacLean has announced he is seeking a seat on Stratford Town Council in the Nov. 3 election. MacLean has experience sitting on town committees: two years on the safety services committee, which has as part of its objective to provide oversight for the policing of the town ...http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-29/article-3852421/Keith-MacLean-running-in-Stratford-election/1Localhttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-29/article-3852421/Keith-MacLean-running-in-Stratford-election/1Norma McColeman seeks return to Summerside councilhttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-29/article-3852414/Norma-McColeman-seeks-return-to-Summerside-council/1Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:30:00 -0400SUMMERSIDE — Former town councillor Norma McColeman has announced she plans to seek election in the city’s Ward 6 seat. She said bringing a sense of community with clear communication and working together by the city, committee members, residents and stakeholder groups/organizations that have a ...http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-29/article-3852414/Norma-McColeman-seeks-return-to-Summerside-council/1Localhttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-29/article-3852414/Norma-McColeman-seeks-return-to-Summerside-council/1Shania Twain fan's dream coming truehttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-29/article-3851915/Shania-Twain-fans-dream-coming-true/1Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:30:00 -0400When Shania Twain takes the stage in Charlottetown Saturday night, the applause will be deafening. And no one will be applauding the country music superstar harder than 34-year-old Shallen Jackson of Halifax. Jackson, who has Down Syndrome, has been over the moon since Easter when she received ...http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-29/article-3851915/Shania-Twain-fans-dream-coming-true/1dgallant@theguardian.pe.caLocalhttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-29/article-3851915/Shania-Twain-fans-dream-coming-true/1Steve MacDonald not reoffering in Stratford electionhttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-29/article-3851903/Steve-MacDonald-not-reoffering-in-Stratford-election/1Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:30:00 -0400 STRATFORD — After 27 years of service to the Town of Stratford, Coun. Steve MacDonald has decided not to reoffer for the upcoming municipal election in Stratford. MacDonald began his service as a councillor for the Community of Bunbury and has represented Ward 1-Stewart Cove on the Stratford ...http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-29/article-3851903/Steve-MacDonald-not-reoffering-in-Stratford-election/1Localhttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-29/article-3851903/Steve-MacDonald-not-reoffering-in-Stratford-election/1A Week That Changed Our World: Sitting down, enjoying the paradehttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-29/article-3852265/A-Week-That-Changed-Our-World%3A-Sitting-down%2C-enjoying-the-parade/1Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:14:42 -0400Charlottetown, P.E.I., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. 9:40 a.m.Herb MacLaine does the final check of his homemade lawn chair before setting the mobile rig in motion for the big parade.http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-29/article-3852265/A-Week-That-Changed-Our-World%3A-Sitting-down%2C-enjoying-the-parade/1jday@theguardian.pe.caLocalhttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-29/article-3852265/A-Week-That-Changed-Our-World%3A-Sitting-down%2C-enjoying-the-parade/1Farm day Saturday in Brudenellhttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-29/article-3851843/Farm-day-Saturday-in-Brudenell/1Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:00:00 -0400 MONTAGUE — An old-fashioned farm day featuring wagon rides and music goes this Saturday at the old Brudenell campground. The Eastern P.E.I. Antique Tractor Club will host the event that features thrashing, shingle making, rope making, bailing, and old farm equipment. Old harvesters, tractors ...http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-29/article-3851843/Farm-day-Saturday-in-Brudenell/1Localhttp://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-08-29/article-3851843/Farm-day-Saturday-in-Brudenell/1