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Province announces another 111 social housing units
Future social housing options continue to expand for families and seniors in need of support, within eleven different Island communities. Through the Affordable Housing Development Program, the Province of Prince Edward Island has partnered with Pan American Properties to create 111 social housing...
Province launches Seniors’ Food Pilot Program
The provincial government is partnering with The Wheelhouse, The Kings Playhouse and Meals on Wheels PEI to operate a Seniors’ Food Pilot Program in the Georgetown and Cardigan areas for 12-weeks beginning March 14. PEI seniors, aged 65 and older, can register as of today, March 2, to receive up...
Province partners with PEI Fishermen’s Association to develop e-log solution
Fishers in Prince Edward Island will soon be using a new homegrown e-log system to help protect ocean resources. To meet the reporting requirements set out by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) for Island fishers by 2024, the Department of Fisheries and Communities (DFC) is providing a...
Maintenance and Capital Repairs to existing Public Housing top priority in coming months
The Province is collecting feedback from Island seniors in social housing units on maintenance priorities for government owned buildings. The budget for capital maintenance repairs has increased from $1.2 million in 2022/2023 to $3.6 million in 2023/2024, with an investment of almost $20 million...
Canada and Prince Edward Island invest in a new building for the University of Prince Edward Island Faculty of Medicine
Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Dennis King, Premier of Prince Edward Island, Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for...
Provincial electric vehicle incentive expanding
Changes to the electric vehicle purchase incentive will make it easier for Islanders to buy the electric vehicle (EV) of their choice. Vehicles purchased at off-Island dealerships are now eligible for PEI’s Universal Electric Vehicle Incentive. The incentive has also expanded to include even more...
More employment opportunities available in rural PEI
Businesses and not-for-profit organizations can increase economic development in rural areas of Prince Edward Island with support from a program offered by the Employment Development Agency. The Rural Enhancement Employment Program , previously known as the Rural Jobs Initiative, will continue to...
Rendez-vous de la Francophonie celebrates 25 years
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF) and to highlight this, the theme is, Celebrations, . March is recognized as the month of Francophonie around the world. Throughout the month, the French language and francophone culture will be celebrated by Acadians,...
Province begins process of creating a province-wide Land Use Plan
The Government of PEI is initiating a report that will be used as the first step in the creation of a province-wide Land Use Plan. The Department of Agriculture and Land is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a State of the Island Report, which is a foundational planning document that provides...
Permits no longer required for domestic brush burning
Burn permits are not required anymore for domestic brush burning, but burning will only be allowed when there is the lowest possible fire risk. Outdoor burning is one way that Island residents dispose of small quantities of natural brush, cut grasses, leaves, branches and other woody debris....