P.E.I to adopt Telus Health’s electronic medical record system

Prince Edward Island will spend CA$8.4 million to deploy Telus Health’s electronic medical record (EMR) solution to unify medical record-keeping for community-based medical practices across the province. The new EMR aims to consolidate the various medical record formats dispersed across independent medical practices and was announced on Feb. 19. . Prior to adopting Telus Health [...]

13 March 2021

Roman Catholic Bishop of Charlottetown resigns, plans to start chemo

Richard Grecco, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Charlottetown, announced his resignation Thursday. In a letter to his diocese, Grecco said canon law requires that he submit his resignation at the age of 75. Thursday is his 75th birthday, and he said Pope Francis had accepted his resignation. Grecco goes on to say that his retirement comes at a time when his health has been failing. "By c [...]

13 March 2021

Charlottetown Islanders latest QMJHL team shutdown over COVID rules

CHICOUTIMI, Que. — Another Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team has been forced to pause its season due to COVID-19. The league announced Sunday that new restrictions in Prince Edward Island have forced the Charlottetown Islanders to suspend activities until March 14th. Similar restrictions in Nova Scotia have forced the Halifax Mooseheads to pause their season as COVID-19 cases cl [...]

13 March 2021

UPDATE: P.E.I. government launching $1-million fund to support workers affected by COVID-19 restrictions

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — The P.E.I. government will be launching a $1-million fund to support workers affected by the latest COVID-19 restrictions brought in Sunday. Economic Growth Minister Matthew MacKay made the announcement this afternoon during a briefing explaining some of the measures the provincial government is bringing in to help employees during the increased public he [...]

13 March 2021

Three-day lockdown ends, schools and businesses to reopen on Prince Edward Island

CHARLOTTETOWN - Health officials in Prince Edward Island say there is no evidence of widespread community transmission and the health orders that closed schools and most non-essential businesses for three days will end at midnight Wednesday. Chief medical officer of health Dr. Heather Morrison told reporters that health officials haven't identified the source of an outbreak on the Is [...]

13 March 2021

Charlottetown GM optimistic about possibility of a senior baseball season

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Senior baseball might return to Prince Edward Island this summer. The Charlottetown Gaudet’s Auto Body Islanders are preparing for the New Brunswick Senior Baseball League (NBSBL) season if it takes place. The league did not operate in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Team officials met virtually on Saturday for a league meeting and decided to reconvene at [...]

13 March 2021

COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Tuesday, March 2

P.E.I.'s chief public health officer announced four new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, as her office continues efforts to control two outbreaks that started in the last week of February.  Following the lead of British Columbia, P.E.I. is delaying a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine for those who have already gotten one shot, in order to give more people their first vaccine shot earl [...]

13 March 2021

P.E.I. airsoft gun seller fears federal bill will shut down his business

A man who runs an airsoft gun supply business on P.E.I. says he will have to close his shop if the federal government's Bill C-21 on firearms passes.  Andrew Hardy runs Andy's Airsoft, which sells airsoft guns, a type of replica gun used in the competitive team shooting sport called airsoft.   Airsoft guns are similar to paintball guns, but instead shoot small plastic [...]

13 March 2021

P.E.I. dining rooms to reopen March 4 with revised restrictions

Island bars and restaurants dealing with their third dining room shutdown in the past 12 months got a break on Wednesday as they were allowed to reopen earlier than expected. "We're thrilled that we can open the front door again right now," said Kent MacPhee, co-owner (with Kent Scales) of the Olde Dublin Pub and the Claddagh Oyster House, on Wednesday. Reopening dining rooms is coming [...]

13 March 2021

Summerside, P.E.I. woman crafts flowers, jewelry, from leather

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — Janet Dodson has always been crafty. “I love art, and I can appreciate anything that someone’s worked hard on,” she said. “That’s always been my thing. I’m not a techie-type person. I’m a crafty person.” As a child living in Plymouth, United Kingdom, Dodson loved to crochet. When she was 14, she was making ponchos and crocheted waistcoats and sell [...]

13 March 2021

Modified Red Restricted Measures for Prince Edward Island; five new cases announced

Premier Dennis King and Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison have announced new modified red level restricted measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 as the case count continues to rise in the province.   Effective midnight tonight, for a three-day period, ending at midnight on Wednesday, the entire province will move to red level measures, with some modifications.&n [...]

06 March 2021

Globe Climate: Changemakers said something needs to be done. They’re doing it.

If you’re reading this on the web or someone forwarded this e-mail newsletter to you, you can sign up for Globe Climate and all Globe newsletters here. Good afternoon, and welcome to Globe Climate, a newsletter about climate change, environment and resources in Canada. While many Canadians have been stuck inside with the winter weather and coronavirus lockdowns, these Pakistani women h [...]

06 March 2021

P.E.I. airsoft seller says Bill C-21 would end his business and sport

Andy Hardy was grieving the loss of his infant when friends convinced him to try airsoft. Between the camaraderie, getting outside and keeping his mind focused on the present, the sport provided him an opportunity to start moving on. Since 2013, airsoft has also been a way for Hardy to earn an income through Andy’s Airsoft, a business he runs out of his home in Charlottetown and which ha [...]

06 March 2021

Three-day lockdown to curb COVID-19 outbreak takes effect in Prince Edward Island

CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island entered a 72-hour, provincewide lockdown Monday meant to stop two clusters of COVID-19 cases from spreading, and officials reopened a financial aid program for workers affected by the new health orders. Chief medical officer Dr. Heather Morrison has said the clusters don't have a known source, which according to health experts is a possible sign of [...]

06 March 2021

Islanders affected by COVID-19 measures offered financial relief

Islanders who have lost their incomes or had their hours reduced by 12 hours a week between Feb. 28 and March 14 because of new COVID-19 restrictions are eligible for $500 in help from the provincial government, a P.E.I. cabinet minister said Monday.  Matthew MacKay, the minister of economic growth, tourism and culture, said the King government is relaunchi [...]

06 March 2021

Schools closed, no gatherings for 72 hours as P.E.I. moves to red stage

Prince Edward Island is closing schools and not permitting gatherings for the next 72 hours, as well as encouraging people to stay at home as much as possible, as it deals with recent clusters of COVID-19 cases in Summerside and Charlottetown. Dr. Heather Morrison, P.E.I.'s chief public health officer, announced the new measures during a COVID-19 update late Sunday, calling it a "modifi [...]

06 March 2021

Facility upgrades on the way in Charlottetown

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — The city is set to sign a $6.8 million contract to upgrade the Bell Aliant Centre, the Eastlink Centre and other city facilities. Little discussion was had on the contract when it was approved during a council meeting on Feb. 8. The majority of this fund will be financed by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and Honeywell. The city will contribute abou [...]

26 February 2021

84-unit apartment building proposed for downtown Charlottetown

A P.E.I. developer is hoping to build a new six-storey apartment building in downtown Charlottetown. Some of the 84 units are intended to be affordable housing, but APM CEO Tim Banks said it's difficult to determine exactly how many of the units will fall into the affordable housing category. The plan for the proposed building off Prince Street has been submitted to the city's planning boa [...]

26 February 2021

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CharlottetownThree-day lockdown to curb COVID-19 outbreak takes effect in Prince Edward Island

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CharlottetownUPDATE: P.E.I. government launching $1-million fund to support workers affected by COVID-19 restrictions

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CharlottetownCharlottetown GM optimistic about possibility of a senior baseball season

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Senior baseball might return to Prince Edward Island this summer. The [...]

13 March 2021

CharlottetownP.E.I. airsoft seller says Bill C-21 would end his business and sport

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06 March 2021

CharlottetownRoman Catholic Bishop of Charlottetown resigns, plans to start chemo

Richard Grecco, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Charlottetown, announced his resignation Thursday. I [...]

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