New Holland College student residence on schedule for August opening

Construction work continues on the new Holland College student residence on the corner of Grafton and Cumberland on April 25. The $6.96-million building is set to finish on Aug. 7. Beth Atkinson photo  Construction of the $6.96-million Holland College student residence is on schedule to open in late August, says Justin Dunn, the college’s director of facilities management.  The demolition of seven properties concluded last August to make room for the new property. Construction of the four-storey residence began in … Continue reading New Holland College student residence on schedule for August opening

P.E.I. tourism plan focuses on Island’s strengths

After a fourth record-breaking season in 2017, P.E.I. plans to continue growing the tourism industry. The 2018 tourism marketing campaign was announced at Holland College in Charlottetown on Feb. 26. The province has made “tremendous momentum” towards Vision 2021, a five-year plan to help grow tourism, said the minister of economic development and tourism, Chris Palmer. P.E.I. is small but mighty, he said. “We know … Continue reading P.E.I. tourism plan focuses on Island’s strengths

Save Princess Leia

The Montague Rotary Library hosted a Star Wars Escape Room to raise money for supplies. From left, Zenya Waterman, River Waterman, Grace Dawson and Krystal Dionne pose on Feb. 13. Beth Atkinson photo Krystal Dionne readjusts the belt on her Princess Leia costume while standing behind the library counter. Grace Dawson stands nearby dressed as Obi-Wan Kenobi. They were dressed up for the Star Wars Escape … Continue reading Save Princess Leia

Graphic Design: ‘untapped markets on P.E.I.’

Kieran Atkinson went looking for logo designers for his new business when the website Print Aura, an online print shop, suggested Fiverr. The website hosts employers and freelancers doing creative jobs such as logo design or music composition. Atkinson needed work done for Threads for Paws, a clothing line aimed at pet owners with proceeds going back to a charity for animals. He found Rose, … Continue reading Graphic Design: ‘untapped markets on P.E.I.’

P.E.I., a ‘broad market’ for Island artists

Kim Bamberger drove to work with reluctance. She sat in the driver’s side of her car with her phone in her hand. Her husband listened from the other end. “I don’t want to do this,” she said. “Are you going to give them notice?” he joked. “You should do what makes you happy,” he said. She had worked as a bank teller for 15 years. … Continue reading P.E.I., a ‘broad market’ for Island artists

Media keeps the government honest

A journalist who is aggressive and has done their homework, are the best kind, says Wayne Easter. The Malpeque MP spoke to the Holland College journalism class on Jan. 24. Before answering the students’ questions, Easter explained his personal experiences with journalists. The media is what keeps the government honest, said Easter. “Journalists are a really important part of our democracies and our ability to … Continue reading Media keeps the government honest