Mexico prison riot and fire kill 52 inmates

Inmates’ relatives stand outside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, on Thursday. (Daniel Becerril/Reuters) Fifty-two inmates were killed and 12 injured in a brutal fight between two rival factions at a prison in northern Mexico on Thursday, the state ...

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P.E.I. lobster levy will launch this spring

When the lobster fishery begins this spring, P.E.I. will become the first province in the region where a two-cent-per-pound levy will be collected. The levy will take one cent per pound from P.E.I. fishermen for lobster they bring in and another ...

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Stompin’ Tom Centre plans ‘on hold’

Plans for a $1.9-million Stompin’ Tom Connors commemoration project on the western tip of P.E.I. have been put on hold — for now. Officials with Tignish Initiatives — the community development organization behind the Skinners Pond, P.E.I., project — say an expected $350,000 ...

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Stratford hires expert to review sewage treatment

The town of Stratford has hired a waste water treatment expert to conduct an independent review of the blue frog treatment system which was installed in 2014.  Sewage still stinks, but smell improving, says Stratford mayor Sewage discharge closes Charlottetown shellfishery ...

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Gas on P.E.I. is the cheapest it’s been since 2009

P.E.I.’s gas prices plunged 5.5 cents Wednesday night, bringing the price between 83.9 and 85 cents per litre — the cheapest it’s been since 2009. The last time the minimum price of regular unleaded gasoline dipped below 84 cents a litre ...

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Aspin Kemp gets almost $3M from ACOA for new power project

Aspin Kemp and Associates of P.E.I. is getting a loan of $2,938,201 from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s Innovation Fund to develop and market a new power system prototype.  P.E.I.’s trade mission to India nets new partnerships P.E.I. company announces ...

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