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Prince Edward Island election: First elected gay premier plus NDP and Greens gains

Courtesy: news5 The Liberals won their third consecutive election in Prince Edward Island on May 4.  Although the Liberals remained in power, with 18 seats in the legislature, it was a historic night for both the Greens and the NDP who drew more than 10 percent of the vote. In contrast, they had less than five …

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When your third language becomes your first

Courtesy: gov.pe.ca Language Problem Imagine immigrating from Abu Dhabi to Charlottetown in Grade 8, having spoken English and Arabic, and being totally immersed in a third language, French. Imagine culture shock combined with adolescence and that’s what Al MothannaKarfoul felt.   “My Mom said, ‘you will hate it now, but you will love me for it …

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‘Double fun:’ P.E.I. families of many faiths embrace the Christmas season

Courtesy: Global News It’s a Christmas tree decorated unlike any other: at the top, a handmade picture of the Islamic star and crescent symbol, with a Christian cross in the background. On a table beside the tree, copies of the Qu’ran beside the Bible. It’s what Farah Al-behadili, a Muslim woman from Stratford, P.E.I., calls her “unity tree.”  “My parents taught …

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Anglican bishop for P.E.I. withholds permission for same-sex marriage for now

Courtesy: CBC News The bishop for the Anglican diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island is withholding permission for his clergy to perform same-sex marriages until further discussion takes place.  Bishop Ron Cutler writes, in a pastoral statement posted on Facebook, that he will be consulting with leaders in the diocese over the summer …

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How singing can help Parkinson’s patients

Courtesy: CBC News Members of the P.E.I. Chapter of Parkinson Canada are participating in two hour-long sessions called Singing with Parkinson’s. It’s being offered through the Confederation Centre of the Arts by Toronto actress Paula Wolfson. Wolfson participated in research through Ryerson University that highlighted the benefits of singing to alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson’s. …

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