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In case you missed it PEI Premier Dennis King announced the appointment of Brian Matheson as Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Land in early October. Matheson had been acting in the role since June and has extensive experience in leading agricultural policy. He previously served as Director of Policy and Agricultural Resources with the Department of Agriculture and Land. A…

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FORUM ON FOOD INSECURITY


Eat Think Vote event in Charlottetown one of many held across Canada As the federal campaigning roars into full gear, many forums, rallies, and debates are being held across PEI. On September 23, a non-partisan public forum, Eat Think Vote, was held in Charlottetown at Carrefour de l’Îsle-Saint-Jean. The event was part of the Eat Think Vote campaign coordinated by…

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In Case You Missed It Congratulations to the members of this year’s PEI Royal Beef Team. Cody Cudmore, Nicole Drake, Jory Donovan, Olivia Drake, Sawyer Acorn, Molly Loane, Madison Pirch, Ryan Boswall, Isabella Acorn, Daniel Naddy, and alternate Isaac Drake will head to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair this November to represent PEI. As well, the 4-H Dairy Team was…

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In case you missed it Have you spotted a PEI Farm Tour sign yet? A series of informational signs have been placed in farmers’ fields along well-traveled routes across the Island. Different types of crops grown on PEI have been identified by the signs to help the public recognize these crops. The crops include barley, wheat, potatoes, soybeans, carrots, wild…

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In Case You Missed It A new free counseling service is now available for fishers and their families facing difficult circumstances in their daily lives. The Fisher Assistance Program is available to members of the Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association and the Prince Edward Island Aquaculture Alliance. Financial support for the service is provided by the Department of Fisheries and…

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The latest session of the PEI Legislature began in mid-June with the traditional Throne Speech, read by the Honourable Antoinette Perry, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island. The new minority PC government highlighted several areas they plan to address which will be of interest to our farmers, fishers, students, and advocates for poverty reduction and environmental issues. They include: support…

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In case you missed it Prince Edward Island’s 33rd Premier Dennis King and new members of Executive Council were sworn in during a ceremony in Georgetown early last month. “I am honoured to serve as Premier of Prince Edward Island, and I look forward to working with the new members of cabinet,” King said. “We have been presented with a…

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VICTORIA-BY-THE-SEA: FROM SEAPORT ON A FARM TO FOODIE FAVOURITE


Village celebrates a historic two hundred years in 2019 Jenny and Jackie Myers dreamed of one day owning a business in the tiny village of Victoria. Born in nearby Tryon in 1967, their family moved to Ontario when the twin sisters were four years old. But they returned for every summer vacation (and a few Christmases), often staying on an…

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In case you missed it Congratulations to Kyle and Bryan Maynard, of Farmboys Inc, who were recipients of the second annual Food & Farming Champion Award. The award is presented to an individual, organization, or business who has taken the initiative to engage with consumers in a conversation about food and farming in PEI. The Champion is someone who is…

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