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BROWN ANNOUNCES PROVINCIAL SCHOOL FOOD INITIATIVE


Pilot program for nine schools across PEI to be in place by fall 2019 Students’ access to nutritious food in PEI’s schools and meeting the challenges of implementing a province-wide school food program are one step closer, following a government announcement in mid-November. Minister of Education, Early Learning, and Culture, Jordan Brown revealed the government’s plan for a pilot project…

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In case you missed it Congratulations to Lester and Sharon Craig of Tryon, PEI, winners of the 2018 Gerritt Loo Memorial Achievement Award. The award is presented each year during the annual ACORN regional conference, which was held in Charlottetown at the end of November. Lester and his wife Sharon are principal owners in a successful 8th-generational mixed farm. Craig…

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In Case You Missed It The accolades just keep coming for chef Irwin MacKinnon. He was awarded the 11th annual Distinguished Alumni Award from Holland College. MacKinnon graduated from The Culinary Institute of Canada, worked in Switzerland, then Germany, and returned home to PEI where he became the head chef at Papa Joe’s restaurant, a position he has held for…

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In case you missed it Lucy Morrow, chef at Terre Rouge, was chosen as one of eight Canadian chefs to cook for over 250 business owners at the Fortune Global Forum on October 15, which was hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Congratulations to chef Irwin MacKinnon won the Great Kitchen Party Regional Chef Challenge held in Moncton. He will…

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In case you missed it September brought a tragic reminder to us all, with the deaths of two lobster fishermen from Tignish. They died when their boat, the Kyla Anne, capsized on its way back to port. A third crew member was able to swim nearly 90 minutes to shore, but Captain Glen DesRoches and Maurice (Moe) Getson did not.…

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An early August hail and rain storm damaged crops and property across the Island. Hail the size of marbles to golf balls fell in the middle of a torrential downpour and caused havoc. Power outages also resulted in some restaurants having to close on a Friday night, typically a busy time for most. PEI Food Share has made changes to…

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In case you missed it The 2018 recipients of the Order of Prince Edward Island were announced in July. The three Islanders selected to receive the honour are: Mark Arendz, Heather Cutcliffe, and Irene Jewell. First conferred in 1996 as a means of recognizing those Islanders who have shown excellence or outstanding leadership in their community and in their chosen…

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FUNDRAISER FILLING BELLIES AND HEARTS


Sadat’s Cuisine raising funds to bring refugee family members to PEI Food and fundraising go hand-in-hand in PEI, from lobster suppers, pancake breakfasts, organic veggie boxes, and the classic chocolate bar sales. Often times the goal is to raise money for a building or program, and sometimes as a community measure to help a family in need. The monthly fundraising…

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PLANTING HOPE AT ROSS’ PLACE


Kensington garden truly becomes a community effort in its launch June 9 was a busy Saturday morning in Kensington as gardeners of all ages came together to christen Ross’ Place. The brainchild of Jamie MacKay, the new community garden was conceived and birthed within months, showing that sometimes passion and persistence is all you need to bring an idea to…

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