Prince Edward Island News

The Prince Edward Island News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. Improvements to local roads will benefit Islanders and their businesses, with work taking place thanks to the combined investment of more than $21.4 million from the federal and Prince Edward Island governments.
  2. Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA, will make an announcement regarding support for the new Tremploy Skills Development Centre in Charlottetown.
  3. The Rural Municipality of Wellington has completed a feasibility and viability study to identify transit recommendations. The municipality will also expand the Sunset Drive sidewalk to enable safer pedestrian access to local businesses on this major road. These two projects are the result of a combined investment of $429,110 from the federal government and the Rural Municipality of Wellington.
  4. Today, the Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, announced that 2024 tolls will remain frozen for a second year, at current rates, for the Confederation Bridge. The bridge operator, Strait Crossing Bridge Limited (SCBL), will receive funding from Transport Canada to avoid increases in tolls related to high inflation.
  5. Innovative new equipment will help businesses operate more efficiently while meeting growing demand
  6. The Government of Canada invests close to $1 million in four projects to support the agri-food sector in eastern Prince Edward Island.
  7. Today, the Honourable Mark Holland, Canada’s Minister of Health, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, on behalf of the Honourable Ya’ara Saks, Canada’s Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, and the Honourable Mark McLane, Prince Edward Island’s (PEI) Minister of Health and Wellness, announced a bilateral agreement to invest more than $94 million over the next three years, marking a crucial step in a 10-year plan for collaboration. This new funding by the Government of Canada will help accelerate efforts in PEI to improve health care access and services.
  8. Families across Canada know that affordable child care is not a luxury—it is a necessity. That is why the Government of Canada is working with provincial, territorial and Indigenous partners to implement a Canada-wide early learning and child care system that will bring fees for regulated child care across the country down to $10-a-day on average by March 2026.
  9. Minister Sudds to make child care announcement in Prince Edward Island
  10. Fund supports new product and diverse, sustainable growth of Island tourism industry
  11. Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, will make an announcement regarding support for Prince Edward Island’s tourism industry. The announcement will be made on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA.
  12. The highway on Warren Grove Road will become safer and more reliable, and a new water tower will be built in Cornwall, thanks to a combined investment of more than $6.5 million from the governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island, and the Town of Cornwall. Announced by Member of Parliament Heath MacDonald, Minister Ernie Hudson, Councillor Elaine Barnes, and Mayor Laurie Turner, this investment will ensure safer and more reliable infrastructure, and provide a better quality of life for the residents.
  13. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, the Honourable Ernie Hudson, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and Councillor Elaine Barnes, Chair of the utility, Town of Cornwall.
  14. Government of Canada invests to help the industry recover and grow
  15. The Government of Canada invests more than $12.5 million in 27 projects to support the potato sector on Prince Edward Island.
  16. New Innovation Center will address key challenges in the food processing industry
  17. Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA and the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, will make an announcement regarding support for Charlottetown Metal Products.
  18. It is our responsibility as Canadians to make sure that the seniors who built this country can age with dignity and security. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the local organizations that support our seniors by empowering them and contributing to their health and well-being.
  19. The New Horizons for Seniors Program is a federal grants and contributions program that funds projects that empower seniors in their communities and contributes to improving seniors’ health and well-being.
  20. Bobby Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, will make an electricity modernization funding announcement for Prince Edward Island.
  21. Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable Bloyce Thompson, Provincial Minister of Agriculture, announced additional support for Prince Edward Island producers in the fruit tree sector that were extraordinarily impacted by Hurricane Fiona.
  22. Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable Bloyce Thompson, Minister of Agriculture for Prince Edward Island, announced an investment of over $46 million into Prince Edward Island’s local agriculture industry under the new Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP).
  23. Today, while visiting the Canadian Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced the creation of a new living lab in Prince Edward Island (PEI). This living lab project represents an investment of up to $4.5 million over five years from the federal government under the Agricultural Climate Solutions (ACS) – Living Labs program.
  24. Last summer, the MV Holiday Island, one of two ferries that ensured service between Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, was removed from service. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, joined by the Right Honourable Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, the Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Sean Fraser, and the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, announced the Government of Canada's intention to purchase the MV Fanafjord to replace the MV Holiday Island in the short-term until its successor is built and ready to enter service.
  25. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, along with Member of Parliament for Malpeque, Heath MacDonald, and Member of Parliament for Egmont, Bobby Morrissey, will announce funding for new collaborative on-farm research activities aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  26. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, and the Honourable Steven Myers, Prince Edward Island’s Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Action, announced nearly $3 million to plant trees that will permanently expand forest cover in P.E.I. and help recover areas damaged by Hurricane Fiona. The Government of Canada is providing $1.7 million dollars under the 2 Billion Trees program (2BT) with the remainder being provided by the Government of Prince Edward Island.
  27. As part of her visit to Prince Edward Island, the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA, will meet with local leaders and stakeholders of the province.
  28. Today, the Honourable Mark Holland, Canada’s Minister of Health, and the Honourable Mark V. McLane, Minister of Health and Wellness for Prince Edward Island (PEI), announced that PEI residents have saved over $675,000 out-of-pocket costs on more than 77,000 prescriptions.
  29. The federal government will be investing $9.6 million over four years to support the implementation of the National Action Plan to End Gender-based Violence in Prince Edward Island.
  30. Today, Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, the Honorable Ernie Hudson, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and His Worship Philip Brown, Mayor of Charlottetown, announced a joint investment of more than $22.7 million to support the expansion and electrification of public transit in Charlottetown.
  31. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, the Honorable Ernie Hudson, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and His Worship Philip Brown, Mayor of Charlottetown.
  32. On August 2, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, and the Honourable Natalie Jameson, Prince Edward Island’s Minister of Education and Early Years and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, will make an announcement supporting the implementation of the National Action Plan to End Gender-based Violence on Prince Edward Island.
  33. Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, announced the signature of an agreement with Prince Edward Island to continue to improve access to home and community care, as well as mental health and addiction services.
  34. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, will announce funding to continue supporting access to home and community care, as well as mental health and addiction services in Prince Edward Island.
  35. New programming and revitalization creating the conditions for thriving communities
  36. New programming and revitalization creating the conditions for thriving communities
  37. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA, will make an announcement regarding significant support for community and business development in central P.E.I.
  38. Today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Canada’s Minister of Health, and the Honourable Mark McLane, Minister of Health and Wellness for Prince Edward Island (PEI), announced that as of July 1, 2023, PEI will enhance its Catastrophic Drug Program by lowering the cap on the amount of money a household needs to spend out of pocket on eligible medications.
  39. Minister MacAulay visits PEI Veteran and Family Well-being Fund recipient
  40. The City of Summerside continues to be a leader of sustainable energy and green technologies.
  41. Bobby Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont, will make a significant infrastructure announcement on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA.
  42. Atlantic Canada’s aerospace sector is one of the key drivers behind the economic momentum that the region is experiencing.
  43. Bobby Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont, will make an announcement regarding support for Tronosjet Maintenance Inc.
  44. Trail and marina upgrades will extend tourism season and bring more people to Montague Waterfront
  45. PEI National Park officially opened for the visitor season on June 6; campgrounds and most beach accesses will be ready to welcome visitors
  46. PEI National Park officially opened for the visitor season on June 6; campgrounds and most beach accesses will be ready to welcome visitors
  47. Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Ernie Hudson, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and Nancy Anderson, Executive Director of Inclusions East Inc., announced a joint investment of more than $3.5 million to upgrade the accessibility features of Inclusions East’s facilities in Montague and Three Rivers.
  48. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with Bryan May, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Amy Fee, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, and Member of Provincial Parliament for Kitchener South—Hespeler, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; Mike Harris, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry and Member of Provincial Parliament for Kitchener—Conestoga; Mike Mann, Deputy Mayor of Cambridge; and Peter Sweeney, Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA of Three Rivers.
  49. Today, Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque and the Honourable Ernie Hudson, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, announced a joint investment of more than $7 million to support two active transportation infrastructure projects that span across Prince Edward Island.
  50. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, and the Honourable Ernie Hudson, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.