A Charlottetown resident is tired of her house being struck by vehicles. Terri Jane Taylor, who lives at the corner of Kensington Road and Belmont Street, said Monday the City of Charlottetown needs to do something to improve safety at the intersection. It’s an intersection that links to Park Street and acts as a busy thoroughfare between Riverside Drive and Belmont Street. A contractor was a [...]
The provincial government has secured a lease for the site of the Charlottetown Curling Club, with plans to potentially purchase the building in the future. On Friday, Social Development and Housing Minister Brad Trivers confirmed the lease of the curling club. He said the province is considering locating services there that would assist low-income individuals, perhaps including a relocation of t [...]
The City of Charlottetown has set a new date to talk about short-term rentals. A public meeting couldn't happen in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the city said in a news release. It is now scheduled for Monday, May 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. "Short-term rentals are defined as the rental of a dwelling unit or a portion of a dwelling unit for less than 30 consecutive days," the&n [...]
Charlottetown's downtown statue of Sir John A. Macdonald has been defaced again, this time with red paint across its face. The statue at the corner of Queen Street and Victoria Row has created controversy because of Macdonald's role in the creation of residential schools for Indigenous people. Charlottetown defers again, while Regina removes its Sir John A statue City stil [...]
HALIFAX -- Charlottetown Police say it has fined a 19-year-old woman after officers responded to a large gathering on Pleasant Street Friday night. At 9 p.m. on April 30, police say they responded to a complaint of a gathering that was in excess of P.E.I.’s current 10 person limit. The 19-year-old woman was issued a $1,000 ticket for violating the Public Health Act, which prohibits personal ga [...]
Today, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) announced the winners of the 2021 National Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest. May 3, 2021 – Hamilton, ON – Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) Today, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) announced the winners of the 2021 National Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest. First [...]
Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King has decided to make some changes in the ranks of the senior provincial government. After notifying the public that Paul Ledwell is leaving the key post of clerk secretary to cabinet and deputy minister to the premier of the executive council, King announced more future changes. Paul Ledwell will be replaced by Dan Campbell, who had been deputy minister of [...]
If you are looking to do some treasure hunting, PEI is home to many wonderful small antique shops packed with gems from another era. While PEI is the smallest province, they make up for the rich history and well-kept antiques. So why not check out some of these antique stores around PEI to add a unique flair to your home? This shop is really two shops owned by the same owners. It started with Isl [...]
Prince Edward Island’s economy is predicted to make a full recovery in 2021, brushing off the impact of travel restrictions and the drop in immigration levels caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In their economic forecast, 2021 Promises Better Days from Coast to Coast, Royal Bank of Canada economists Robert Hogue, a member of RBC Economics’ Macroeconomic and Regional Analysis Group, and Carrie F [...]
The Prince Edward Island Potato Board is excited to share with potato farmers and industry partners the launch of a new podcast, Spudchat. This weekly podcast is hosted by Ryan Barrett, Research and Agronomy Specialist, and will feature conversations with a variety of farmers, researchers, agronomists, and industry partners. Spudchat will primarily focus on agronomic topics of importance to [...]
GATINEAU, QC, April 15, 2021 /CNW/ - As the Canadian economy recovers from the impact of COVID-19, workers are facing new challenges. Residents of Prince Edward Island and all Canadians need access to training and employment supports to develop new skills and find good jobs. Today, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, and Prince Edward Isla [...]
OTTAWA, ON, April 16, 2021 /CNW/ - Hog producers in Prince Edward Island (PEI) have been impacted by COVID-19 outbreaks and disease control measures at processing plants, and many producers are being forced to keep hogs on-farm beyond their standard lifecycle. This has resulted in extraordinary feed and maintenance costs which have put a financial strain on their operations. Today, Member of Parl [...]
CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI, April 15, 2021 /CNW/ - Gun and gang violence is increasing across Canada - in rural communities, small towns and big cities. Keeping our communities safe from this violence is a priority for the Government of Canada and tackling it requires federal, provincial and territorial cooperation to combat violence at the local level. That is why the Government of Canada is taking [...]
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