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Unwelcomed Visitors Take PEI By Storm

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Published on Oct 29, 2016

Unwelcome Visitors Take PEI By Storm: A Tale of Prince Edward Island

Since their introduction to Prince Edward Island agriculture in the mid-1800's, potatoes have grown to become one of the largest contributors to Prince Edward Island's economy, and the food security of Islanders. However, this position was threatened near the end of the 19th century when a group of unwelcome visitors that go by the name of Colorado Beetles traveled to PEI.

Culture Summerside has a passion for storytelling. It has created radio dramas based on real Island stories brought to life in the manner of early live radio with volunteer community actors and sound Foleys. A Radio Drama produced by Culture Summerside with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Province of PEI, and the City of Summerside.

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