Brittany Spencer


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Advance polls close for District 9 deferred election

Friday was the last day for advance polls in P.E.I.'s District 9 Charlottetown-Hillsborough Park, and Elections P.E.I. says voter turnout was higher than expected.

Summerside council votes to let man keep his backyard chickens

Summerside city council has voted in favour of giving a man a permit to keep four laying hens in his backyard — with conditions.

Here's a look at the Island's newest craft brewery

There's a new brewery in Montague, P.E.I. and after months of fundraising and extensive renovations, it's ready to open its doors.

How one of this Island man's last days was one of his best

The racetrack had always been a special place to Craig Crockett. His cousin says the last day they spent there together will be one he'll never forget.

Malpeque Harbour likely won't be ready for start of lobster season, says DFO

Dredging at Malpeque Harbour, on P.E.I.'s North Shore, will probably not be done in time for the start of lobster season, says the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
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Why District 14 is one to watch this election period

The District 14 Charlottetown-West Royalty candidate race is one to watch this election period, largely due to the fact that there is no incumbent seeking re-election in the district.

P.E.I. welcomes 100s of athletes for Canadian Ringette Championship

Young athletes from across the country are hitting the ice at arenas across P.E.I. for the Canadian Ringette Championships. Dozens of teams representing their provinces are competing for the national title this week.

Charlottetown woman pleads guilty to infanticide in 2 infant deaths

A Charlottetown woman accused of killing two infants pleaded guilty to two charges of infanticide in provincial court Tuesday. 

Island LGBTQ groups applaud decision to remove gender from voter registration forms

LGBTQ groups on the Island are applauding Elections PEI for removing gender identity from a set of registration forms after hearing about complaints.

Former NHLer Chris Nilan talks about addiction, and Island students hang on every word

Chris Nilan, known for his toughness when he played in the NHL, pulled no punches when he spoke to Island students about his struggles with addiction when his playing days were over.

UPEI students continue work on small satellite

UPEI Students work on the multi-year miniature satellite initiative through the Canadian Space Agency that will used advanced imagery to study agriculture.

Prince County man in jail after 2 police chases involving stolen pickup truck

Following two chases Monday involving a pickup truck that was reported stolen, police in western P.E.I. located and arrested a 21-year-old Prince County man.

Islanders collect 60 bags of garbage at P.E.I. beaches

As melting snow reveals more and more garbage piled up on P.E.I. beaches, one group of Islanders came together Sunday to tidy it up.

Former executive director of autism charity sentenced to jail, must return $27K

The former executive director of an Island autism charity was sentenced to three months in jail and ordered to pay back nearly $27,000 that she stole from the organization.

Preliminary review of P.E.I. land holdings misses the key point, say farmers

Farmers got a sneak peek Tuesday at a draft of P.E.I.'s land ownership review, which shows a slight decline in non-residential land ownership  —  but say they still don't have the answers they're looking for.