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Input wanted on modernizing access to information
Government wants Islanders' views on how to strengthen access to information while also strengthening the protection of personal privacy. Modernizing the, Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy, (FOIPP), Act, is another step toward a more open, accountable government. Feedback will...
KCMH emergency department closed part of Tuesday
The emergency department at Kings County Memorial Hospital will be closed from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. tomorrow (December 12) due to a temporary lack of physician coverage. The emergency department will be open from 4 to 10 p.m. Anyone with urgent medical needs should call 9-1-1 or seek emergency...
Defibrillator database will help save lives – so register now
Supporting Island families -, Islanders, businesses, and community facilities are encouraged to register their Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) with a new province-wide online database. Joining the AED registry is voluntary and free and can be done in less than five minutes by visiting www....
From farm to table, and everywhere in between
Supporting Island families -, Matt Dykerman hopes that creating a division of Farm & Food Care in Prince Edward Island will help teach Islanders where their food comes from, including family farms like his. “Sometimes in the busyness, farmers like myself can forget to share our stories with the...
Tourism industry reaches a million overnight stays
Creating jobs for Islanders -, Overnight stays on Prince Edward Island have surpassed the one-million mark for the first time. Total overnight stays is a measurement of room nights sold at roofed accommodations combined with campground site nights sold. The next-highest total was 964,671, which was...
First directions set on cannabis regulation
The provincial government today outlined three significant directions related to implementing the federal government’s objective of legalizing cannabis. As Prince Edward Island prepares in the months ahead for legislation and enforcement of federal cannabis legalization, the provincial government...
New funding agreement for municipalities announced
The provincial government has announced an historic new way to fund the Island’s municipalities. Finance Minister Allen Roach today (November 6) outlined the funding changes in the Legislative Assembly. The new agreement will provide municipalities with more predictable funding and stronger growth...
Queen’s Counsel appointments named
Alanna Taylor, Thomas Laughlin, and John Maynard have been selected as 2017 appointments to Queen’s Counsel, a top recognition in the field of law. “Lawyers who receive the Queen’s Counsel designation are selected by their peers for their outstanding career achievements and their work in the...
Construction boom strengthens provincial economy
Creating jobs for Islanders -, Builders and contractors like Carson Gill are benefiting from an active 2017 for residential construction in Prince Edward Island. Housing starts are up 43.7 percent compared to 2016 and building permits have increased 23.8 percent. Gill, who owns Gill Construction in...
Driver’s license system upgrades coming Friday
The upgrades required to produce Prince Edward Island’s new, more secure driver’s license and ID card are coming to the Access PEI locations in Alberton, Tignish, and Wellington this Friday, December 8. As a result, anyone in western Prince Edward Island needing a new or duplicate driver’s license...