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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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STEPPING UP TO THE PLATE


A Sun Life advisor’s perspective as company holds inaugural food drive Across PEI, food drives have become a common way to fill food bank shelves and provide needed staples. The traditional holiday season rush to fill Christmas hampers has needed to evolve into a year-round cycle. May was a busy month for food drives, with a local group, Gifts from…

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(in case you missed it) Two Island cheese makers took home top awards last month at the Canadian Cheese Awards, held in Toronto. ADL took home 1st place for their brand of Dairy Isle cheese in the ‘Best Mild & Medium Cheddar’ and ‘‘Best Old Cheddar’ categories. Cow’s Creamery’s 3 Year Old Cheddar won three times: ‘Best Aged Cheddar’, ‘Best…

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Share a Little, Share a Lot


PEI Food Share looking for more volunteers First founded in 2015 by Christy Morgan to help cut down on food waste, PEI Food Share has continued to grow over the past few years, an unfortunate testament to the fact that many people in PEI suffer from food insecurity. Heather Coles stepped into Morgan’s shoes in 2017, and with the help…

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Bluefield High Hosts AG for Life Dinner


Nurturing community through celebrating food and career exploration Rows of bench tables filled the Bluefield High School cafeteria. Each individual place setting was distinguished by a menu of the evening’s fare and carefully arranged tableware. Burlap wrapped mason jars holding small, glowing tealight candles spanned the tables. Conversation hummed at booths around the perimeter of the room. Here education, industry,…

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Congratulations!


A big congratulations to Dr Katherine Bell on being given the Award of Excellence from the College of Family Physicians for Prince Edward Island. You may recall that Dr Bell has written numerous articles for Salty, something she manages to do in the little spare time she has! The Awards of Excellence recognize CFPC members who, in the past 12…

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(In case you missed it) Caron Prins, aka “The Queen of Fries” is moving her Chip Shack from Prince St in Charlottetown to the waters of the Charlottetown Harbour. The Chip Shack will be placed on a barge and then permanently docked at the Charlottetown Marina as a floating restaurant. Farmers across the Island have been frustrated by vehicles driving…

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Well-known fisherman, Norman Peters, of North Rustico passed away in April. The “Bearded Skipper”, Peters was a fixture at the North Rustico harbour, where he fished lobster and ran tours in the off-season. Active in his community, he helped re-launch the Summerside Lobster Festival last year and was instrumental in the development of the fisheries museum in North Rustico. The…

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Dining without sight

TO SEE OR NOT TO SEE


CNIB hosts Dining in the Dark Have you ever sat down to an enticing plate of food, closed your eyes, taken a deep breath, and experienced that first bite sans sight? It’s a luxury many of us have taken in hopes of elevating our other senses. But for many Islanders, eating without the benefit of full sight is their day-to-day…

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In case you missed it Barnyard Organics from Freetown PEI, was awarded the Soil Conservationists of the Year by the PEI Soil & Crop Improvement Association. They became the first organic farm to achieve this recognition. Barnyard Organics grows and sells organic feed mixes and organic grains as well as raise poultry and offer a CSA for eggs and poultry.…

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