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Science Fair Winner - Shruthi Bandi

Posted by Bill van Asperen

Shruthi Bandi, a Grade 8 student from Queen Charlotte Intermediate, was at the national science fair recently held in Windsor, Ontario.  Shruthi won gold in the Junior Division. She was also awarded a Discovery Challenge Award, handed out to projects that create new knowledge.

Shruthi has found bacteria which can fight against Staph infections commonly caught in hospitals. Many staph infections are now resistant to antibiotics. Shruthi believes her research could lead to a new antibiotic. Lindsay Carroll met Shruthi at Queen Charlotte to find out more about her project called "Why Micro-organisms are useful to humans".
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East Coast Music Awards 2014

Posted by Bill van Asperen

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It was a busy week of music, events and parties. Last night the East Coast Music Awards Gala took place last night at the Charlottetown Convention Centre... and included some big Island winners. Here are some of the local ECMA winners. Julia Cook recaps the event and awards.

Country Recording of the Year - Meaghan Blanchard - She's Gonna Fly

Loud Recording of the Year - Death Valley Driver - Graveyard Dead

Song of the Year - Jenn Grant - I've Got Your Fire

Venue of the Year - Harmony House Theatre

Music Merchant of the Year - Back Alley Music

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North Rustico's new sewage treatment facility

Posted by Bill van Asperen

LesStandenNorthRusticoSewage.jpgNorth Rustico is building a new sewage treatment facility which far exceeds provincial requirements... and will mean a clean harbour for generations to come. The Town was received the premier's Excellence in Water Stewardship Award. Les Standen chairs the North Rustico sewer and water corporation. Lindsay Carroll hopped in Les's car to take a tour of the old facility...as well as the outdated lagoon system it's had for years.

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