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Sherwood School celebrates 70-year anniversary
The crowd was all smiles outside Sherwood Elementary School as teachers, staff, students, parents, and community members gathered to celebrate the school’s 70-year anniversary. The school hosted a barbecue and welcomed everyone to attend, share stories and connect with old friends. Shelley Wolfe...
Good food, good friends: Seniors grant helps promote wellness
Last spring, David Murphy received an email from the government of PEI that stood apart from the other messages in his inbox. “When I saw the email about grants for culture programs for seniors, I knew it was the perfect fit.” Murphy is a member of the Benevolent Irish Society (BIS) – one of PEI’s...
Frequently Asked Questions: Winter Operations at Highway Maintenance
Each year, the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure undertakes the important task of maintaining our Island roads during PEI’s increasingly unpredictable winter months. As weather patterns fluctuate year to year and weather systems change, sometimes on an hourly basis, the department’s...
Ready Set Learn: Nurturing children’s resiliency and relationships through reading
“If you plant an orchard, you might never eat the fruit. But someone will.” Planting those seeds to nurture children’s growth and success in life is an approach the PEI Literacy Alliance applies to its ‘Ready Set Learn’ program, says Amanda Beazley, Programs Director. Ready Set Learn provides...
Is it compost, waste or recyclable?
Tips for sorting waste, Christmas Cards, Packaging and Gift Wrapping Items, Wrapping paper usually goes in compost (don’t worry about a little bit of tape) but foil and cellophane goes in waste. Box board (gift boxes, etc.) goes in compost, not recyclable. Corrugated cardboard boxes are recyclable...
Tourism operator happy with electric vehicle charger
Scott Costain says having an electric vehicle charger installed at Mill River Resort and golf course in O’Leary means better service to their customers and makes them a desirable site for visitors with an electric vehicle. “We have two, dual port chargers and they are being used frequently by...
Making the move: French teacher recruitment pays off
There were a lot of people stepping inside Island classrooms for the first time last month – but it wasn’t only students. “We’ve hired over 50 French teachers,” says Angie MacCaull, Human Resource Manager for the Public Schools Branch. Earlier this year, the Province made a targeted effort to...
Taking care of caregivers: New program offers support
Reaching out for help or support can be difficult for many people. It can be even more difficult for unpaid caregivers who regularly provide that help and support to others. “A primary caregiver might be a good support system themselves, but they still get burned out,” says Nancymarie Arsenault,...
Seasonal roads on PEI: frequently asked questions
Each year, the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure receives a variety of inquiries about the Island’s unpaved roads – such as shale or clay roads. Under the, Province’s Roads Act, , every road in Prince Edward Island has a designated classification. The classification of a road...
Sharing the message about PEI’s energy efficiency programs
There has never been a better time to make your home energy efficient. And our Net Zero Ambassadors Aaron Walsh, Johnny MacKenzie, Brandon MacQuillan and Julia Doiron are going door-to-door across the province spreading that message and sharing with Islanders information on the Path to Net Zero...