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Online Guide for Newcomers to Prince Edward Island - Canada

Newspapers and Magazines

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Reading newspapers and magazines can help you stay informed about events in the world, the rest of Canada, and here in PEI. On the Island you can get several local and national newspapers, as well as a variety of magazines.

Most of these newspapers and magazines can be delivered or mailed to your home. Some are also available online. [See Related Resources]

Newspapers

Canada has two national daily newspapers:

  • The Globe and Mail
  • National Post
The Guardian
The Guardian is the largest newspaper on the Island

Larger newspapers occasionally issue special publications -- inserts that come along with the newspaper, such as the Real Estate Guide. Here are some newspapers and other publications produced in PEI:

  • The Guardian is the largest newspaper on the Island. It is published in Charlottetown from Monday to Saturday. This paper includes local, national, and international news, sports, weather, a community section, entertainment, and the classifieds.
  • Journal-Pioneer is the second largest newspaper on the Island. It is produced Monday to Saturday in Summerside, but is available across the Island. This paper has the same sections as The Guardian.
  • The Buzz is a free monthly paper featuring local entertainment schedules and articles about festivals, music, art shows, and other cultural events on the Island.
  • Eastern Graphic and West Prince Graphic are smaller community newspapers. They are published every Wednesday.
  • County Line Courier, from Kensington, and The Northern Star, from North Rustico, are two community newspapers published on a monthly basis.
  • La Voix Acadienne is the only French language newspaper in PEI. It is published every Wednesday.
  • Kwimu Messenger is a monthly publication, representing the PEI Mi'kmaq nation.
  • Gigmanag Newsletter is a quarterly free publication, representing the community of off-reserve aboriginal people.
  • Island Farmer is a biweekly newspaper that is the voice of agriculture in PEI.
  • Employment Journey is a monthly insert in The Guardian that is a resource for career planning and job seeking in PEI.
  • Voie de l'emploi is a monthly insert in La Voix acadienne that is a resource for career planning and job seeking in PEI in French.
  • Voice for Island Seniors is distributed Island-wide on the first Tuesday of each month as an insert in The Guardian. This publication aims to increase understanding of the aging process and empowerment of seniors.

Magazines

The Canadian magazine industry issues many weekly, biweekly, monthly and periodical publications. Magazines often focus on a particular topic, such as business, fashion, music, politics or sports.

Here are some Island and Atlantic Canadian magazines that may provide you with useful or entertaining information for your everyday life, and help you in further understanding of Atlantic Canadian culture:

  • The Island Magazine is an Island heritage magazine which looks at people, communities, enterprise, genealogy, natural history and folklore.
  • Panache is an Island fashion, arts and culture magazine.
  • G! is a free monthly magazine which focuses on information and entertainment, and features different themes such as food, fashion, entertainment, fitness and technology.
  • Occasions Magazine is the PEI Liquor Control Commission's publication celebrating fine food and drinks.
  • Kindred Spirits Chronicles is an on-line magazine in the spirit of the famous literary character Anne of Green Gables, with short stories, romantic poetry, and memories of a simpler time in rural PEI at the turn of the 20th century. It also has information on crafts, recipes, and more.
  • East Coast Living is a monthly magazine with information for Atlantic Canadian homeowners.
  • Saltscapes is a monthly magazine with information on living in Atlantic Canada.
  • Atlantic Books Today is a magazine on books from Atlantic Canada.
  • Touch Base is a magazine published in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with local, regional and world stories. It is the Maritimes’ link to the people and events around the world that effect our communities and touch our lives.