Premier Dennis King announced today a team of skilled, innovative thinkers to help lead the effort to establish a plan for recovery and growth potential for Prince Edward Island over the next one, two, five and ten years. The Council for Recovery and Growth, consisting of twenty-eight Islanders from various backgrounds and organizations, will engage Island [...]
Charlottetown City Hall and its Administrative Offices are now operating on summer hours until October. During this time, business hours will be 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. Regular monthly Council meetings will take place at 5 p.m., year-round. Live streaming of those meetings is accessible via the City’s website at www.charlottetown.ca/video The meeting calendar [...]
The City of Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department is cautiously opening the Victoria Park Tennis Courts for limited use beginning today. The courts were previously closed due to the Public Health restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective Friday, May 15 at 4 p.m., there will be five courts opened for unorganized recreational singles play. Physical distancing of [...]
Orange tulips are popping up in flower beds around City Hall in Charlottetown. The Capital City joined municipalities across the country in planting “Liberation 75” tulips to commemorate the role Canada played in the Second World War, and, specifically, in the liberation of the Netherlands. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands. In the final mon [...]
The City of Charlottetown is pleased to announce a new partnership with PEI Nature Tracker, encouraging residents to explore and connect with nature in the City. As the weather grows warmer and social distancing measures continue, it is a perfect time for outdoor activities. Residents can participate in Charlottetown Nature Trackers by taking photos of the different plants and wildlif [...]
Sports will be played on P.E.I. fields, diamonds and fairways this summer, but it may look different to spectators and participants. The first bogeys of the year were recorded Friday as COVID-19 restrictions were lifted on golf courses. Other outdoor sports, such as baseball, soccer, football and tennis, will be allowed to begin June 12 if all goes well. Swimming pools, bowling a [...]
The City of Charlottetown is planning more spending on infrastructure in the hopes of boosting the economy following the COVID-19 pandemic. The city released its 2020-21 budget Thursday. "We will continue to work with provincial and federal governments to ensure that we strive to meet the collective needs of our citizens and mitigate the fallout of the COVID-19 crisis," said finance [...]
Residents of Charlottetown and Stratford can rest assured they will not have their water disconnected for failing to pay their bill on time during the COVID-19 pandemic. The municipalities say they recognize COVID-19 has had a negative economic effect on some people. As well as suspending disconnections, the municipalities said they will not charge interest on any overdue acc [...]
A doctor working in New York City is applauding the efforts of health officials on P.E.I. for the measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19. "It's been very interesting to see that almost in lock-step as measures were rolling out in New York City, P.E.I. was rolling out very similar measures even with very few cases," says Dr. Kyle MacDonald. He said that so far all the [...]
The few remaining students who are left in residence at Holland College in Charlottetown are not going hungry. The majority of residents, 65 per cent, left within three weeks of the school suspending classes in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19 strain) pandemic. Those who were left did not have food service, said Brodie Coffin, director of ancillary services at Holland College. "I rea [...]
BORDEN-CARLETON, P.E.I. – It's the time in Sierra Barbour's life when she should excitedly be preparing for her bundle of joy by decorating the nursery with the help of family, getting together for a baby shower and celebrating her pregnancy with a maternity photoshoot. Instead, she is trying to limit stress levels and avoid thinking of things that could go wrong as the coronavirus (C [...]
A 38-year-old St. Edward woman has been fined $1,000 for being in a gathering of more than five people who are not persons living in the same dwelling. RCMP responded to a call of what was believed to be an illegal gathering just after 8 p.m. on Thursday in Miminegash. RCMP Cpl. Nick Doyle says the woman was issued a summary offence ticket for failing to comply with an order from chief p [...]
A P.E.I. man who was aggressive with police and had to be Tasered after causing a head-on collision was sentenced recently to seven days in jail for refusing to provide a breath sample. Cody Matthew Ellsworth, 21, appeared before Chief Judge Nancy Orr in provincial court in Charlottetown where he entered a guilty plea. Reading from an agreed statement of facts, Crown attorney Nathan Beck [...]
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