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Some threatened Island birds getting more protection
ALUS Canada and the Government of Prince Edward Island have signed a landmark agreement to help conserve threatened grassland bird species on Prince Edward Island. ALUS Canada and the province’s Alternative Land Use Services (PEI ALUS) program have been partners for over a decade in helping...
Programs help women explore non-traditional work
Creating jobs for Islanders -, Sarah Wallace was thrilled when - while visiting a friend - she served her hors d'oeuvres on a wooden tray she made herself. “Hey, I made that,” she said. “It is so cool to see people use the thing that I’ve made - it’s super rewarding.” Wallace, 31, a yoga...
Upgrades coming to Western Hospital dialysis unit
Investing in infrastructure -, Islanders with chronic kidney disease will benefit from improvements to Western Hospital’s hemodialysis unit. The provincial government is investing $500,000 through its capital budget to create a better-equipped, more spacious hemodialysis unit within the hospital....
Governor General’s first official visit to Prince Edward Island
All Islanders are invited to attend the arrival of Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, to Charlottetown next week. During her first official visit to Prince Edward Island, the governor general will meet with provincial officials including Her Honour the...
Saving lives is in their blood
Besides helping to save Islanders’ lives as part of their daily work, more than 2,000 staff members at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital are doing it with their own blood. QEH staff are bringing in Canadian Blood Services (CBS) from June 26 to 29 for what they hope will be an annual blood drive. The...
More drugs being covered by the province
Islanders will soon have help to pay for more of the prescription medications they need for a better quality of life. The provincial government is improving the drug formulary by adding and expanding coverage for 28 new drugs beginning August 1. The new drugs will treat more than 260 Islanders with...
Annual Statistical Review highlights record year
The numbers show that 2017 was a record year for Prince Edward Island, showcasing the Island’s population, social makeup, and economy. The 44th Annual Statistical Review gathers data from provincial government departments, the private sector, and Statistics Canada to provide a socio-economic...
Days are numbered for hepatitis C
Tyler Caissie is living proof that Prince Edward Island is nearing a landmark moment in its health care history. Caissie is one of more than 100 Islanders who no longer have the life-threatening liver disease hepatitis C. It happened after Prince Edward Island in 2015 became Canada’s first province...
Funding available for community wellness projects
Communities and organizations can now apply for provincial government funding for wellness initiatives. The annual Wellness Grant program provides up to $5,000 to support community-led wellness initiatives that address pillars of government’s Wellness Strategy, such as: living tobacco free; being...
Perennial crop program will support agriculture innovation
A new initiative will help to expand perennial crops such as apples, high bush blueberries, and grapes in Prince Edward Island. The Perennial Crop Development Program is being implemented under the new federal-provincial Canadian Agricultural Partnership. “Government is strongly committed to the...