National Child Day celebrated in PEI
Children’s parades were held in Charlottetown, Cornwall and Summerside to mark the 25th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
National Child Day is celebrated in Canada to recognize the rights of children and to celebrate children as meaningful and active participants in our communities.
Capital Budget builds on investments in projects Island-wide
The 2015-2016 Capital Budget was delivered by Hon. Wes Sheridan, Minister of Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs and Chair of Treasury Board on November 19, 2014.
Health care facilities, schools, roads and bridges, and the province’s information technology systems will benefit from $74.5 million in the 2015-16 Capital Budget.
Government adds 10 medications to Provincial Pharmacare
Some Islanders joined Minister Currie at the Legislature for the announcement that government will be adding new medications to help Islanders battle disease.
Government is enhancing drug programs by adding 10 new drugs - or new indications for existing drugs - to help Islanders battle disease. The $1.1 million investment will help lessen the financial burden for some Islanders in need of treatment and compassion.
Bedeque and Area amalgamation becomes official
Minister Wes Sheridan (third from left) joins Bedeque and Area councilmembers Ron Rayner (chair), Susan Whelan, Scott Smallwood, Don MacFarlane, and Rob Green.
The municipalities of Bedeque and Central Bedeque officially became "Bedeque and Area" on Monday, November 17, when the amalgamation of the two Prince County communities became official and the first combined council was sworn in.
Lobster fishery receives certification
(L-R):Jay Luger, Marine Stewardship Council; Jeff Malloy, PEI Seafood Processors Association; Craig Avery, PEI Fishermen's Association; Ed Frenette, Commercial Fisheries Liason Coordinator, Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI; Minister Ron MacKinley.
The Prince Edward Island lobster fishery has received eco-certification through Marine Stewardship Council. This will support new and increased access for Island lobster into key markets around the world ensuring the industry remains strong in an increasingly competitive global market.