Two rural P.E.I. community arenas receive funding to install solar panels
TIGNISH, P.E.I. — The federal government has announced funding for two community arenas in western P.E.I. to install solar panels.
The Evangeline Recreation Centre in Abram-Village and the Tignish Credit Union Arena will receive $316,800 through the federal Green and Inclusive Communities Building program.
The Evangeline Recreation Centre is expected to see energy savings of up to 28 per cent each year through the project, while the Tignish Credit Union Arena could see savings of up to 50 per cent annually.
Glen McInnis, president of the Evangeline Recreational Commission, expressed excitement about the project, saying arena facilities are essential to rural communities.
“The project will allow our facility to reduce operating costs, reduce our carbon footprint, and allow us to continue to serve our community members through the activities we offer,” McInnis said.
The Sports Recreation Association of Tignish and the Evangeline Recreation Commission will each contribute $79,200 to the respective projects.
UPEI creating Atlantic Canada’s first Korean, Asian studies research centre
CHARLOTTETOWN — Edward Chung, director of Asian studies and professor of religious studies at UPEI, has secured two grants to develop a new Korean and Asian studies research centre.
The grants, awarded by South Korea’s Ministry of Education through the Korean Studies Promotion Services and the Academy of Korean Studies, total $621,850.
The new research centre, the first of its kind in Atlantic Canada, will be the initiative’s centrepiece.
Chung’s first grant, worth $310,000, will support a threeyear seed project from June 1 to May 31, 2025.
The project aims to continue and advance Korean studies within the Asian studies program at UPEI.
It will fund a term-contract Korean studies position, sessional teaching, student scholarships and teaching assistantships. The grant will also fund an international conference at UPEI in June, a speaker seminar series, research and publication and related activities.
The second grant, totalling $311,850, will fund a global Korean studies lab program project on Confucian ideas, debates, issues and contemporary implications.
The money will support a student research assistantship and an international conference at UPEI in June 2024.
The grant will also support a speaker series on Korean Confucianism and comparative thought, research travel and book publication and other activities.
Elections P.E.I. launches webpage for voters to find district candidates
CHARLOTTETOWN — Elections P.E.I. has launched a new webpage to help voters find their candidates in the upcoming provincial election.
The webpage, called Find Your Candidates, is available at www.electionspei.ca. It features a list of all 27 electoral districts and the candidates running in each district.
The candidates are listed alphabetically by their last name and are identified by their party name and colour.
Voters can visit the site and click on the I Am Looking For: My Candidate menu found on the right side of the main page.
The page will be updated as more candidates officially register with Elections P.E.I.
Nomination day for the election is on Friday, March 17, and all registrations will close at 2 p.m.
Once the deadline passes, the webpage will be complete with no further additions.
The purpose of the webpage is to make it easier for voters to find information about the candidates in their district.
More information can be found by contacting Elections P.E.I.