Charlottetown council vote leaves Mitchell Tweel fuming over apartment proposal

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Charlottetown city council chose Monday to side with the need for more housing in the capital rather than follow the wishes of residents. And the matter left Ward 4 Coun. Mitchell Tweel fuming. At the regular public monthly meeting, council was first faced with a resolution that called for it to reject a resolution that would see the owner of the property at [...]

16 August 2019

Charlottetown council balks at selling land to province for new Sherwood school

Charlottetown city council has decided to hold off on selling a piece of land needed by the province to build a new Sherwood Elementary School. Council voted 7-2 at its monthly meeting on Monday to defer the sale of .89 acres of property located behind Cody Banks Arena at a price of $158,000. Councillors Mike Duffy and Kevin Ramsay opposed, deferring the matter. Mayor Phil [...]

16 August 2019

More money approved for Charlottetown pollution plant upgrades

Upgrades to the Charlottetown pollution control plant are on target and on budget — but the city has had to approve more money for the engineering-services portion of the project.  At Monday night's council meeting a motion passed to approve about $172,000 more in spending for the project. Richard MacEwen, the manager of the Charlottetown Water & Sewer Utility, said i [...]

11 July 2019

Holland College still negotiating with province to acquire large Charlottetown property

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Holland College remains in negotiations with the province to acquire the Charlottetown Event Grounds. Sandy MacDonald, president of the college, said they’ve had 10 to 12 meetings with the province and various other players since October when their interest in the property became public. Those various players include the City of Charlottetown, the Charlottetow [...]

07 March 2019

Montreal-based furniture company reopening Wicker Emporium brand in Charlottetown March 2

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — When the Wicker Emporium went bankrupt in October, Stephanie Briggs and Clive Cunliffe saw an opportunity to bring back the 47-year-old brand and reopen the retail store in Charlottetown under the same name. “There’s a brand following and that is worth a lot to us,” said Briggs, who co-owns (with Cunliffe) the Montreal-based company CCBS Imports Inc. [...]

07 March 2019

Maritime Electric reviewing security measures at Charlottetown’s electricity hub following incident

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Maritime Electric is conducting an internal review of its energy control plant in Charlottetown, following a Feb. 28 incident where a teenager entered the secured site and climbed up one of the smokestacks. Police responded to a call from a 17-year-old Charlottetown girl who they describe as being “in emotional distress.” Deputy Police Chief Sean Coomb [...]

07 March 2019

Charlottetown councillor wants changes to snow removal around school

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Coun. Mitchell Tweel wants a review done when it comes to snow removal services in his ward. Tweel said plows on Palmers Lane and Confederation Street are moving snow to the side of the road, making it dangerous for Parkdale School students and bus drivers. Tweel asked the public works committee if the same snow removal services that are provided in the do [...]

07 March 2019

City of Charlottetown hopes to create one big happy council

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — The City of Charlottetown is hoping that the mayor and council will be on the same page when it comes to issues, at least when it comes to speaking publicly. According to an amendment on council’s code of conduct bylaw, members of council shall recognize the responsibility of the mayor to accurately communicate the decisions of council, even if there is a [...]

07 March 2019

Charlottetown hopes new rules make accessory apartments safer

Charlottetown residents have started taking advantage of new rules around what are known as accessory apartments — small units built into private homes — says the city. The new rules allow people who own a single detached home to create an apartment within their existing building with up to two bedrooms and as large as 861 square feet. The minimum rental period is 30 days [...]

27 February 2019

Charlottetown resident jailed for chainsaw disturbance

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — A P.E.I. man who was described as being aggressive as he was turning a chainsaw on and off on a Charlottetown street was sentenced recently to 50 days in jail on two charges. Robert Dwayne Kelly, 46, appeared before Judge John Douglas in provincial court in Charlottetown where he pleaded guilty to causing a disturbance and damaging property. The c [...]

27 February 2019

Silver Fox women, Charlottetown men heading to nationals

O'LEARY, P.E.I. — O’LEARY -- The Silver Fox women and the Charlottetown men will represent P.E.I. at the national curling club championships. Sweepers Miranda Ellis, left and Darcee Birch on the Melissa Morrow rink prepare to take charge of Lindsey Spencer’s stone during the women’s championship game of the P.E.I. Provincial Curling Club Championships Monday afternoon at t [...]

27 February 2019

Fox feeding bylaw stalled in Charlottetown

A bylaw to ban the feeding of foxes in Charlottetown, originally expected to be in place early in 2018, is still a ways from reality. Following an education campaign during the winter of 2016-17, council suggested a bylaw was on its way for early 2018. Coun. Terry MacLeod said the city has been in discussion with the province on how to draft a bylaw, and whether to make it speci [...]

27 February 2019

Charlottetown Airport adds summer flights to Toronto, Ottawa

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Travelers at the Charlottetown Airport will have more options this summer as additional fights to Toronto and Ottawa are being added this summer. In addition to more flights, Air Canada will be using a larger Airbus A320 for its Toronto service from June 20 to Oct. 26. The 162-seat aircraft is an upgrade to the 136-seat Airbus A319 used last summer. Be [...]

27 February 2019

Watermain Break on Patterson Drive in Charlottetown

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —Drivers in the Charlottetown area today be advised there is a watermain break on Patterson Drive. Patterson Drive will be closed to traffic from Fairmount Crescent to Glen Afton Drive for the day as crews from the water and sewer utility department work to repair the watermain. The sidewalks in the area will also be closed for the day. Drivers are [...]

27 February 2019

Charlottetown native will vie to be an MP this fall

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Robert Campbell has been nominated as the Conservative candidate in the federal riding of Charlottetown for the upcoming election. Campbell was born and raised in Charlottetown and graduated from Charlottetown Rural High School. He was in the inaugural class of the Atlantic Police Academy and served with municipal police forces for seven years before serv [...]

27 February 2019

Engineers conduct traffic study in Charlottetown

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — More direction on the future of a proposed bike lane on Fitzroy Street in Charlottetown will be available at a public meeting this evening. After residents of the downtown street insinuated that there is too much traffic to accommodate a dedicated two-way bike lane, city council voted to have CBCL Ltd., the design engineers, conduct a traffic count [...]

27 February 2019

New supportive housing in Charlottetown

CHARLOTTETOWN, Feb. 19, 2019 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island are partnering to give victims of family violence and vulnerable young adults access to stable and affordable housing units as they transition to safer living arrangements. Today, Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Fam [...]

22 February 2019

55 Plus Winter Games underway in Charlottetown

Hundreds of P.E.I. athletes are competing this week — not just at the Canada Games, but here at home for the 55 Plus Winter Games, being hosted this year in Charlottetown. All Islanders over the age of 55 are eligible to compete in the provincial games, which include curling, hockey, cross-country skiing, skating, squash, swimming, badminton and bowling. There's also crokinol [...]

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