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Bikers reach out to help child

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Wed, 06/11/2014 - 05:00
On Sunday, June 8, members of PEI Chapter 3 Red Knights hosted “Red Knights Ride for Carmie,” a charity motorcycle ride. More than 150 motorcycles and 200 participants took part. Carmie was born with cataracts on both eyes and she has had three surgeries and 13 trips to date back and forth to the IWK in Halifax. She will have many more trips and possible surgeries. During the ride, $3,940 was raised to help with transportation and medical costs. RKMC PEI 3 would like to thank all those who attended and volunteered. Back row, from left, are Arthur MacKay, Donnie ...


Montague Blue team advances to semi-finals in flag football

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Thu, 06/05/2014 - 19:28
Montague Blue went up against Montague Yellow in a flag football game to determine which team would advance to the semi-finals Thursday evening. Both teams are from Montague Intermediate School and after a see-saw battle the entire game the Blues emerged the winners. In this photo Ryan Lowrey, Blue, Hayden Somers, Yellow and Hunter Pauley-Smith, Blue jostled for the ball. Heather Moore photo Jacob MacEachern, left, was poised for the catch under the watchful eye of team mate Brandon Lund. Heather Moore photo   ...


Undisclosed number of Kings District RCMP Officers join manhunt in Moncton

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 14:52
An undisclosed number of RCMP Officers from Kings District were dispatched last night to assist in a manhunt for a gunman who is suspected of killing three Mounties and wounding two others Wednesday in Moncton. Kings District RCMP Sergeant Kevin Bailey said, Thursday afternoon, that the specific number of officers from the eastern PEI region cannot be released at this time due to security reasons. The search for a 24-year-old Moncton man continued through the night Wednesday and into today. Schools and government offices are shut down today in Moncton and city buses have been pulled off the roads as the search continues ...


Gazebo shuffle to cost town $15,000

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 05:20
The Town of Montague recently purchased a second gazebo from the Montague Rotary Club to be placed near the town’s waterfront. Town Council made provisions in the recent 2014 annual budget to purchase the gazebo located in front of the Kings County Memorial Hospital. The town purchased the gazebo from the Rotary Club at a cost of $5,000. Rotary undertook the project of building the gazebo at a cost of $10,000. “It is a good deal,” Monague Mayor Richard Collins said of the purchase. “The town will pay to relocate the hospital (gazebo).” ...


Nova Scotia boatbuilding company plans to relocate to eastern PEI

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 05:20
Yachtsmiths International Inc of Dartmouth has its sites set on a new location somewhere in eastern PEI. For 12 years, the custom boat fabrication business has operated on the Dartmouth waterfront, but will be relocating here this summer. Brian Smyth, the company’s director of engineering, was in the Atlantic about 100 miles off the coast on board one of the company’s last Nova Scotia built vessels Tuesday. He’s sailing the yacht to its final destination in Vancouver, BC with a small crew. “My company is already incorporated in PEI,” Mr Smyth said in a telephone interview. “I’m moving things over there as soon ...


No validity to talk of Shipyard opening

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 05:20
After an impromptu union meeting of the International Association of Machinist & Aerospace workers in Georgetown last Sunday, rumors are circulating that the Irving owned East Isle Shipyard could either restart operations or be sold to Montague business Aspin Kemp and Associates. Jason Aspin, owner of Aspin Kemp and Associate, said he’s aware of the rumours and denied any involvement with the potential purchase of the East Isle Shipyard. “We are always interested in opportunities that complement our business. However, in the case of the Georgetown yard, there are no active negotiations for purchase or utilization that we are involved in,” ...


Celebrating clear skies and sunshine

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Wed, 06/04/2014 - 05:20
Erin Vandenheuvel was outdoors for a day at the park on the top of Wood Islands Hill in Montague with her mother Jennifer Jordan, both of Murray River. Erin is used to having her photograph taken as her grandmother is a photographer. Once she got a bit of a push on the swings, she was flying high. Angus McPhail photo   ...


Seven new iPads cost Montague taxpayers $3,500

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 05:20
Montague Town Council has purchased seven iPads at a cost of approximately $500 each to replace the councillors’ aging computers. The total bill came to about $3,500 and Mayor Richard Collins said the purchase was necessary because the computers they were using needed frequent repairs. “It was the consensus of council,” Mayor Collins said, noting that the computer he was using could receive emails but couldn’t send them. Each councillor as well as the mayor received a tablet. The decision was made before the end of the last fiscal year, and the town made provisions for the purchase in the latest annual budget. In ...


PEITF President worries low salaries will lure good teachers elsewhere

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 05:20
The President of the PEI Teacher’s Federation worries that Island teachers getting the lowest salaries in the Atlantic Provinces will cause the best and brightest to look elsewhere for jobs. Gilles Arsenault, President of the PEITF, said Island teachers are paid one of the lowest salaries in the country, and this could prove costly if teachers choose to take positions in the other Atlantic Provinces where the cost of living is similar but salaries are higher. “Teachers in PEI are disappointed there are not major gains being made there,” Mr Arsenault said of the salary gap. According to a study released by the ...


Souris woman rescues snowy owl

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Wed, 06/04/2014 - 05:20
Shirley Mallard, who owns and operates Shirley’s Place Take Out in Souris was getting ready to open her shop one day last week when she noticed a large white bird in a nearby field. “I wasn’t sure what it was at first,” Ms Mallard said. “But it didn’t take me long to realize it was a white owl.” Ms Mallard watched the bird for a few minutes, until one of her employees arrived and noticed the bird was not trying to fly. “We could tell right away it was injured,” she said. “We carefully scooped him up and put him in a box on ...


Packers blame backlog on labour shortage

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 05:20
Island lobster processors are telling fishermen to tie up their boats until they can catch up with processing because there aren’t enough workers in the plants. Mark Rose fishes out of North Lake and sells his lobster to Seafood 2000 in Georgetown, but his boat’s been tied up for the last two days. “Some places can still handle them, but my buyer says they’re not able to take any more right now,” Mr Rose said. “The way the fishing has been, we can lose up to $4,000 a day and we can’t afford to lose that much money so far into the ...


Graphic publisher receives prestigious national honour

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Wed, 06/04/2014 - 05:15
Newspapers Canada has awarded its highest individual honour to Graphic publisher Paul MacNeill. Presentation of the Margaret Hennigar Award for Exemplary Leadership was made May 29, in Charlottetown during Newspaper Canada’s annual national conference. “Our recipient’s passion for rural communities goes beyond the pages of his paper, past the boundaries of his community, his province, and the community newspaper industry in Canada,” said Lynn Hennigar. ...


Father Paul Batchilder to say goodbye to Catholic community in eastern PEI

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Wed, 06/04/2014 - 05:00
The Catholic community of Souris and Rollo Bay are preparing to say goodbye to one of their most influential and beloved priests, Father Paul Batchilder. Father Batchilder will retire this month at the conclusion of his six year term. He is the current pastor at St. Mary’s Parish in Souris and administrator of St. Alexis Parish in Rollo Bay. His unconditional love and caring for his people has made him one of the most respected and memorable priests in the area. ...


Rollo Bay Holdings a farm of generations

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Wed, 06/04/2014 - 05:00
Ray Keenan and his family have been in the farming business for close to five decades on PEI. Ray and his brother, Alvin, own Rollo Bay Holdings. Ray’s father, Alvin Sr, started the farm in 1967 and Ray and his brother Alvin took over in 1981. “We’ve been growing the business ever since,” Ray said. The farm uses sustainable farming practices to grow hundreds of acres of potatoes in a three-year rotation. They grow potatoes, barley, and this year began farming mustard seed, a natural fumigant, to get rid of wireworm. When Alvin Sr got started, he had a series of small farms, and ...


Upper Canadians purchase land to grow apples large scale in eastern PEI

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Wed, 06/04/2014 - 05:00
A growing industry is being set up in Prince Edward Island with a farm that will create up to 400 new jobs in eastern PEI, which owners plan to fill primarily with local workers. Germant Grewal and Amarjeet Singh Jatana of Canadian Nectar Products are hoping to make this province the “apple king of the world”. The pair has purchased 150 acres of land in Alliston and are planting apple trees with the produce to be sold internationally. “We will make PEI the gateway to the European market,” Mr Grewal said. Although the owners said they are not entirely sure whether they will ...


Community to host benefit for Higginbotham family

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 05:00
The community of Murray River and surrounding areas will host a benefit on Saturday, June 7 to help raise funds for Gladstone Higginbotham and his family who recently lost their home to fire. The Higginbothams, who live in Murray River, also lost all of their possessions in the blaze. The event starts at 7pm at the Murray River Hall and everyone is welcome. Special guests include entertainers, Garnet Buell and Glenda Johnston, Chelsea Sanderson, David London, Len Buell and Edna MacMaster, Dylan Ferguson, Mary Lou MacLure, Cindy Bell, Garth Gillis and Donnie MacDonald, Michael O’Connor and Harold Green. There will be a live auction, ...


Frozu, in Montague, offers a delicious variety of frozen yogurt treats

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Wed, 06/04/2014 - 05:00
Just in time for the warm days of summer, one of Montague’s favourite pizza shop now offers an elaborate variety of delicious frozen yogurt treats. For the past 17 years, Jake Schurman has owned and operated the Greco restaurant on Brook Street in Montague. Mr Schurman said the renovations to the Greco outlet took some time, but were well worth the effort. “It was a lot of work, but we have a whole new look,” he said. “It’s bright, fresh and very exciting.” Fruzo offers an impressive assortment of 30 frozen yogurt flavours including fat, gluten, and dairy free options. If that’s not enough, Frozu ...


Eastern Kings Hospice Association reaps Gold Mine Cash

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Wed, 06/04/2014 - 05:00
Anne McPhee, Executive Director of Eastern Kings Hospice picked up the charity portion of the weekly Rotary Gold Mine Draw at the Rotary meeting held at Lane’s Riverhouse Inn in Montague on Wednesday, May 28. The cheque for $4156.32 was the week 110, April 7 charity portion of the weekly $2 lottery. Presenting the cheque are Montague Rotary Club members Merrill Scott and Brian Barry. If you are 19 and older and wish to play the Gold Mine, please see the message on page six of this week’s Eastern Graphic. ...


Nabuurs Gardens sprouts all kinds of new ideas

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Wed, 06/04/2014 - 05:00
Entering their 28th year in the business, the green thumbs at Nabuur’s Gardens on the MacDonald Highway in Brudenell are anxiously awaiting a warm summer filled with trees, shrubs, perennials, and a huge variety of other flora. Despite a cold spring, lush greenhouses overflow with foliage and this season, Nabuurs Gardens is adding new products to their already impressive inventory. Arny Nabuurs, owner and a master green thumb, said he’s excited about bringing a whole new type of strawberry to the area. Everbearing strawberries, also known as day-neutral strawberries, produce sweet red berries from early summer to autumn and should be bearing fruit ...


Souris Kids Inc get funds from Gold Mine Draw

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Wed, 06/04/2014 - 05:00
Montague Rotary Club member Maureen Hanley presents a cheque to Gertie and Ari Huggerbruge for $750. The couple, who are involved with Souris Kids Inc will be helping out youth in the Souris area. The Rotary Club of Montague, through the Rotary Gold Mine lottery, strives to support in youth in all areas of eastern PEI. Sharon Riley photo   ...
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