Summer Hours for City Hall and Admin Offices

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 [...]

27 May 2020

Cautious Opening of the Vic Park Tennis Courts

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 [...]

27 May 2020

Commemorative Tulips in Bloom

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 [...]

27 May 2020

Partnership with PEI Nature Tracker

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 [...]

27 May 2020

Charlottetown increases spending to aid post-pandemic economic recovery

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 [...]

07 April 2020

Charlottetown, Stratford won't turn off taps during COVID-19

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 [...]

07 April 2020

Charlottetown restaurant delivers free pizzas to hungry students left in Holland College residences

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 [...]

06 April 2020

Police Taser man who caused collision in Charlottetown

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 [...]

06 April 2020

Charlottetown council defers vote on Pine Drive apartment proposal

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I.- The proposal to build a 41-unit apartment complex on Pine Drive in Charlottetown is on hold. Charlottetown city council deferred a vote on the issue at its regular monthly meeting in March. Council was set to vote on the proposal when Coun. Greg Rivard, chairman of the planning and heritage committee, said the developer had requested the matter be postponed until i [...]

06 April 2020

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 [...]

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