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Natural Area designated in Hazel Grove
(L-R): Benjamin Wells; Island Nature Trust Executive Director Jackie Waddell; Lynne Douglas; Environment, Labour and Justice Minister Janice Sherry; and Agriculture and Forestry Minister George Webster.

Prince Edward Island’s system of protected Natural Areas expanded recently with the addition of four privately owned properties totaling 68 hectares in the Hazel Grove area of Queens County.

Gardeners – please examine your tomato plants for late blight

The PEI Department of Agriculture and Forestry is asking home garden growers to check their tomato plants for Late Blight. Recently purchased plants and ones grown from seeds should all be checked.

Islanders urged to use caution with fires

Due to weather conditions, effective immediately burning permits are no longer vlid and outdoor burning will not be allowed until the Fire Weather Index returns to Low.

Updated Public Land Atlas

The popular Public Land Atlas has been updated and revised to reflect a number of changes requested by the people who use these lands for recreation, bird watching, hiking, hunting and fishing. The updated Atlas is available free of charge on line or in print for $34 at the J. Frank Gaudet Tree Nursery in Charlottetown.

Innovative equipment will serve Island potato growers
potato grower with ministers
RWL Holdings Ltd co-owner Austin Roberts joins Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea and Agriculture and Forestry Minister George Webster to announce equipment funding.

Federal and provincial governments combined investments to allow RWL Holdings Ltd in Travellers Rest to purchase innovative technology to improve service to Island potato growers. The high-speed, high-volume potato wash facility will help make the potato industry more profitable and competitive.

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