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Islanders make an impact through Engage PEI
Islanders are stepping up to share their interests, skills and ideas through participation on provincial government agencies, boards and commissions. “It is encouraging to see that Islanders from all parts of the province, and people with varying backgrounds, are willing to work with government to...
Snowmobile operators enjoy the Confederation Trail
Snowmobilers are getting out and enjoying winter adventures on the former rail line stretching from Tignish in the west, to Elmira in the east. The Prince Edward Island Snowmobile Association leases the Confederation Trail from the provincial government from December until March, under a 10 year...
Electoral boundaries commission appointments
The Honourable Francis (Buck) Watts, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, today announced appointments to the Prince Edward Island Electoral Boundaries Commission. Speaker Watts is pleased to announce that Honourable Gerard Mitchell has been appointed to serve as Chairperson of the Commission, and...
Frontier Power Systems expanding to former Georgetown Timber Yard
Frontier Power Systems owner Carl Brothers knew his Island company needed more manufacturing space to keep up with growing demand for its wind turbine blades. So today, Brothers and the province of Prince Edward Island announced that the company will expand into the former Georgetown Timber Yard. ...
Petroleum Pricing December 15, 2016
The Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission approved the following petroleum pricing decisions, effective 12:01 a.m., Thursday, December 15, 2016: • There will be no change in the price of gasoline, furnace oil, stove oil, diesel or propane at this time. Pump prices for regular unleaded...
Seniors’ health is focus of new position
Government is creating a new position solely focused on the health of Island seniors. Reporting to the deputy minister of Health and Wellness, the Principal Advisor for Seniors Health will develop, coordinate, and evaluate strategies that support seniors’ health and wellness. Seniors are Prince...
Tougher penalties for impaired driving proposed
Proposed legislation will further increase the penalties for impaired driving in Prince Edward Island. Amendments to the Highway Traffic Act would extend vehicle impoundments, increase some ignition interlock terms, add licence suspensions to a driving record, and toughen rules for younger...
New integrated set of standards for policing
A new common set of standards for policing will provide an integrated approach to community safety across Prince Edward Island. A total of 10 recommendations from the recently completed Crime Prevention and Policing Service Model Review will be implemented over the next 12 to18 months and...
Street named after Tyne Valley leader
Tyne Valley community leader and fundraiser Clyde Minard will have a street named in his honour. At the recommendation of the Tyne Valley Village Council, a newly constructed road next to the Hilton J. McNeil Seniors Building will be officially named Clyde Minard Way. Transportation, Infrastructure...
Petroleum pricing, December 9, 2016
The Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission approved the following petroleum pricing decisions, effective 12:01 a.m., Friday, December 9, 2016: • Gasoline and diesel prices will both increase by 5.0 cents per litre (cpl); and • There will be no change in furnace oil, stove oil or propane prices at...