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Islanders appointed on Engage PEI’s 2nd anniversary
As Engage PEI nears its second anniversary, 32 more Islanders agreed to volunteer with the provincial government in September. Engage PEI helps Islanders apply to fill vacancies on more than 70 government agencies, boards, and commissions. To ensure they are considered when there is a vacancy that...
Upgrades prepare Slemon Park for its next 75 years
Investing in infrastructure -, Slemon Park has been a flight school and a Canadian Forces air base over the years, and now it is the heart of Prince Edward Island’s half-billion dollar a year aerospace and manufacturing industries. A growing client base and the demands of a global industry mean...
Summerside officer awarded for making the extra effort
A sudden illness and a chance meeting changed the lives of two Summerside residents. Back in October 2015, cellulitis and a high temperature caused Karen MacLean to need a hospital. First responders needed to find another way to get the woman out of her second-storey apartment since obesity and her...
Province increases child-care funding
Supporting Island families -, Jalene Cormier says getting more help with child care will make a big difference for her family. An increase in the province’s child-care subsidy program of $300,000 will benefit more than 1,600 Island children. Rates for before and after-school child care and private...
Premier calls for extension of consultation on proposed federal tax changes
Premier Wade MacLauchlan is asking the federal government to extend its consultation period and defer implementation of their proposed tax changes. The premier sent a letter to federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau in light of the significant concern and uncertainty in the business community as to...
Film illustrates link between addictions, mental health
Strengthening mental health services -, A new Prince Edward Island-made short film speaks to the importance of seeking help as the first step in recovering from addiction. Health PEI - with funding from Health Canada’s Drug Treatment Funding Program - commissioned Island film maker Jenna MacMillan...
Health workers train to care for persons with dementia
Strengthening mental health services -, People dealing with dementia can present unique challenges to caregivers in seniors’ homes and health care settings. As a way to strengthen mental health services for Islanders, the Government of Prince Edward Island and Holland College have developed a new...