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Levees - an Island tradition
(originally posted December 2017) Ringing in the new year with good cheer is a time-honoured tradition for many Islanders. There are nearly 40 levees planned for New Year’s Day across the Island, some starting bright and early in the morning. Although the levee tradition dates back to King Louis...
Tax relief for the new year
Supporting Island families - , Islanders will pay less in taxes this year due to decreases in taxes on gas and diesel. As of midnight, December 31, tax on gas is reduced by 3.42 cents per litre, with a 4.37 cents per litre reduction on diesel tax. “Islanders are working hard and our province’s...
2018 Tourism Indicators
Prince Edward Island 2018 Tourism Indicators
Supports for Islanders living with an ostomy available January 1
Supporting Island Families -, Beginning January 1, 2019, more than 580 Islanders living with a permanent ostomy will be eligible for financial assistance. Islanders can access the forms required to apply to the new Ostomy Supplies Program online or call the PEI Pharmacare Program toll-fee 1-877-577...
Changes to Employment Standards Act take effect
Family-friendly amendments to the Employment Standards Act passed during the 2018 fall legislative session will come into effect on Saturday, December 29, 2018. Changes to the act include: • Extended parental leave from 12 months to 18 months to align with the federal employment insurance...
Rules of the Road and Emergency Vehicles
The rules of the road are laws and safe practices that allow for the safe and efficient movement of vehicles, pedestrians and other road users. Special care must be taken on Island roads when dealing with emergency vehicles. It is our collective responsibility to protect the lives of emergency...
Help keep first responders safe - slow down
Summerside Police know what they want for Christmas. It’s for drivers to slow down and pay attention when police are working on the side of the road. “We’re pretty vulnerable when we leave our vehicles,” Sergeant Jason Blacquiere said. “Drivers get curious to see what is going on at a road stop...
Combining nutrition awareness and Indigenous traditions
A new cooking class is promoting nutrition in PEI’s Indigenous community by helping participants combine traditional dishes with modern methods. Melody Hyde, dietitian and health promotion coordinator for the Abegweit First Nation , delivered a program called Slow Cooked Dreams at the Abegweit...
Family Home Centre - Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits to becoming a licensed Family Home Centre?, You can provide care for up to eight children in your home, depending on their ages. Families attending a licensed centre are eligible to apply for fee subsidies up to the maximum per diem rates through the Child Care Subsidy program...
Islanders sharing their expertise with government boards
Engage PEI continues to connect Islanders with opportunities to impact communities across the province. Fourteen Islanders have been appointed to four government boards this month. “Islanders have a natural disposition to helping one another and stepping up to do what it takes to make our...