News/Canada/PEI

PC minority, Green Opposition will be ‘a new era in Island politics’

April 24, 2019

With all the votes counted, P.E.I. Progressive Conservative Party under rookie Leader Dennis King emerged victorious in Tuesday’s election by a narrow margin — after 12 years as the Official Opposition, the party won in 12 districts to the Greens’ eight and the Liberals’ six. Fourteen seats are needed for a majority.   See the full results here. Although […]

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P.E.I. heads to the polls today — and it could make history

April 23, 2019

Islanders are voting today in an election campaign unlike any other in P.E.I.’s history. It marks the first three-way race in a province long beholden to a two-party system, and has the Green Party hoping to make an unprecedented breakthrough.  Even before a single ballot is counted, it’s already been an election campaign that will live long in […]

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P.E.I. Green Party candidate dies in ‘tragic accident’ days before provincial election

April 20, 2019

P.E.I. Green Party candidate Josh Underhay and his young son have died in a “tragic accident,” according to a statement issued late Friday night by the party’s provincial leader Peter Bevan-Baker.  Underhay was the party’s candidate in district 9, Charlottetown-Hillsborough Park.  Details of the deaths have not been released at this time. His family has asked for privacy. According to his […]

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P.E.I. Green candidate, son die in canoeing accident days before election

April 20, 2019

P.E.I. Green Party candidate Josh Underhay and his young son died in a canoeing accident in the Hillsborough River on Friday. Underhay was the party’s candidate in District 9, Charlottetown-Hillsborough Park. Elections P.E.I. said, in accordance with the Election Act, a byelection will be held in his riding in the coming weeks. The election is […]

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‘The husky is not cold, leave us alone,’ says lawn sign of couple dogged by complaints their pet is outdoors

February 25, 2019

A Charlottetown couple who have been receiving numerous complaints from people worried their dog Riley is cold when left outside is asking to be left alone.  The two say the dog, which they describe as a husky mix, prefers the outdoors, so they’ve put a sign on their lawn that says, “The husky is not cold, leave us alone.” They […]

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6 months jail for P.E.I. man who sexually assaulted sleeping woman

January 7, 2019

A man who sexually assaulted a woman while she was asleep in her bed has been sentenced to six months in jail. Gregory William Lunn, 32, of Stratford, P.E.I., pleaded guilty Monday in P.E.I. Supreme Court in Charlottetown, to committing sexual assault on Aug. 9, 2018, in Queens County. “A sleeping person cannot give consent,” Crown prosecutor Gerald Quinn […]

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