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New strategy to grow Island tourism
Prince Edward Island’s tourism industry, in partnership with the Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture, is developing a new 5-year growth strategy for the province. , Charting the Future: A Strategy to Accelerate Prince Edward Island Tourism Growth to 2025, will help grow tourism...
National non-smoking week is a great time to quit
During National Non-Smoking Week, January 19-25, 2020, Islanders are encouraged to quit smoking and begin living tobacco-free. Islanders who want to quit smoking can now access the province’s new smoking cessation program by contacting their nearest primary care network. The program covers the cost...
Island voices sought for new Rural Communities Council
Islanders with an interest in the social and economic progress of rural Prince Edward Island are invited to help guide the province through a newly-formed Rural Communities Council. Building on the work done by the Island’s four regional economic advisory councils, the new council will collaborate...
Province and Medical Society partner to recruit more doctors
The Province has signed an agreement with the Medical Society of Prince Edward Island (MSPEI) to move forward on a physicians’ recruiting physicians model for PEI. “Islanders want and deserve better access to family doctors and specialists. Improving how we recruit physicians to the province is a...
Provincial art bank seeks submissions from Island artists
Island artists are invited to submit their work by February 20, 2020 to be considered for purchase by the Provincial Art Bank. The Provincial Art Bank collection includes 249 works of art by 145 Island artists. The art bank acquires, loans and displays art that was purchased or donated. Pieces are...
Wellness grants encourage healthy living across the Island
This year provincial wellness grants are assisting 23 community groups to promote wellness and help Islanders to live healthy. The Wellness Grant Program provides $50,000 annually to support community-led wellness initiatives in the following priority areas: living tobacco free; being physically...
Community outreach centre supports Islanders in need
A community outreach centre in Charlottetown will help Islanders experiencing homelessness connect with the support services they need. The centre, located at 211 Euston Street, will be open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. starting Wednesday, January 15, and offer support to people seeking...
Summerside to benefit from a new solar farm
A thriving economy needs strategic investments in green infrastructure to improve the lives of citizens while limiting impacts on the local environment. Investing in innovative green infrastructure also helps create jobs and improve the quality of life of Canadians. Today, the Honourable Catherine...
Statement by Premier King on the passing of Honourable John Crosbie
Premier Dennis King issued the following statement on the passing of the Honourable John Crosbie: “I was saddened to hear about John Crosbie’s passing earlier this morning. He was a fiery advocate for his home province of Newfoundland and Labrador and for our country during some of their most...
Statement by Premier King on the fatal plane crash in Iran
Premier Dennis King issued the following statement about the fatal plane crash in Tehran, Iran on January 8, 2020: “On behalf of the Province of Prince Edward Island, our deepest condolences are with those who have lost family, friends and loved ones in the tragic plane crash in Iran that claimed...