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What is municipal restructuring?, Municipal restructuring is when a municipality changes its boundaries. It can include the process of amalgamation (when two or more municipalities join together to make one municipality) and annexation (when a municipality expands to take in a property or...
Municipalities play an important role in providing local services across PEI. Municipalities are facing increasingly complex responsibilities and expectations from their residents and from provincial and federal governments. In many areas, there is limited capacity to meet expectations. Services...
Fisheries and Aquaculture funding program accepting more applications
Island fishing, aquaculture and seafood processing companies can once again apply for financial support through the PEI Fisheries and Aquaculture Research, Innovation and Growth (RIG) Program . The program launched in 2019 to help Island companies in the fisheries and aquaculture industries adopt...
Find Your Municipal Government
Find Your Municipal Government, You can now find your municipal government with an online search feature . This online search feature will provide contact information, the classification of the municipality (City, Town, or Rural Municipality), website, elected official names, list of bylaws and...
Province working on a seafood environmental impact reduction plan
The provincial government will create a new, robust strategy to reduce environmental impacts of the Island’s seafood sectors. In partnership with researchers, industry, other provincial departments, and multi-level government partners, the Department of Fisheries and Communities will lead the...
Prince Edward Island looks at new opportunities with the resurgence of redfish
The provincial Department of Fisheries and Communities continues to closely follow the resurgence of the redfish stock in an area of the Gulf of St Lawrence known as Unit 1. The PEI groundfish industry has been actively involved in the current experimental quota fishery collecting additional...
Economic value of PEI seafood industry exceeds $1 billion
The seafood industry has an economic contribution of $938 million to the Island’s economy and a further $262 million in other provinces for a combined economic impact of $1.2 billion, according to a study by Ernst and Young. The PEI Seafood Sector Economic Contribution Study was prepared for the...
Municipal CAO Administration Education and Training
The links below and the course were developed by Federation of PEI Municipalities (FPEIM) with funding from the Department of Fisheries and Communities, Municipal Affairs Division, as part of the Safe Restart Federal funding. Introduction to the Video Series CAO and Council Roles and...
Council Reporting and Information - Rural Communities Council Annual Report (2020-2021)
The Rural Communities Council provides advice and makes recommendations to Government regarding rural topics related to the themes of people, communities, the environment and wellness and explore opportunities for development in rural PEI. What is the function of the council? Specifically, the...
Statement on the passing of Joe Van Den Bremt
Fisheries and Communities Minister Jamie Fox issued the following statement on the passing of Joe Van Den Bremt: “On behalf of the province of Prince Edward Island, I wish to express my condolences to the family and friends of Joe Van Den Bremt. Joe was a pioneer of the mussel industry on Prince...