Prince Edward Island News

The Prince Edward Island News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA, will make an announcement about a major step in ACOA’s effort to assist businesses and communities affected by Hurricane Fiona.
  2. Today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, visited the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island, which will receive $1.5 million from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to enhance COVID-19 wastewater testing capacity for the Atlantic provinces.
  3. Today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Canada’s Minister of Health, and the Honourable Ernie Hudson, Minister of Health and Wellness for Prince Edward Island (PEI), highlighted further progress made under the Improving Affordable Access to Prescriptions Drugs Program to make it easier for Islanders to access and afford medications.
  4. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Ernie Hudson, Minister of Health and Wellness for Prince Edward Island, will announce additions to the Improving Affordable Access to Prescriptions Drugs initiative.
  5. Government of Canada investments help to bring Atlantic Canadian products to the world
  6. The Government of Canada is investing close to $480,000 in five projects to help modernize businesses in Central P.E.I.
  7. Government of Canada fueling business and community revitalization projects.
  8. The Government of Canada is investing more than $140,000 in six projects to support the tourism and community growth in Central P.E.I.
  9. Today, Bobby Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont, the Honourable Ernie Hudson, Minister of Health and Wellness and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Alberton—Bloomfield, and Sherry Tremblay, Manager of Transportation West Inc., announced more than $735,000 in joint funding for an upgraded vehicle fleet for Transportation West Inc., a non-profit community organization offering affordable transportation services for those in need in the West Prince region of PEI.
  10. Alberton, Prince Edward Island, December 16, 2022—Members of the media are invited to a public transit infrastructure announcement with Bobby Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont, the Honourable Ernie Hudson, Minister of Health and Wellness and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Alberton—Bloomfield, and Sherry Tremblay, Manager of Transportation West Inc.
  11. Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community public spaces to promote social interaction and physical activity, and provide access to recreational programs and facilities.
  12. For too long, families have faced high monthly child care fees, long wait lists and too few high-quality child care options. That is why the Government of Canada is supporting the implementation of a Canada-wide early learning and child care system, giving children the best possible start and making life more affordable for families across Canada.
  13. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Cardigan, will make an announcement regarding support for the Wood Islands Women’s Institute.
  14. Fisheries and Oceans Canada is proud to welcome the latest troop of graduates to the ranks of Canada’s contingent of over 600 fishery officers.
  15. The success of Indigenous organizations, businesses and communities is essential to building a strong, innovative and inclusive Atlantic Canadian economy.
  16. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, will be joining Prince Edward Island’s Minister of Education and Lifelong Learning, Natalie Jameson, for a media tour and announcement in Montague.
  17. Atlantic Canada’s main streets, downtowns and neighbourhoods are vibrant spaces where people gather to enjoy all that our urban and rural communities have to offer.
  18. The Government of Canada invests more than $216,000 in Eastern P.E.I. communities to stimulate local economies and improve the quality of life of Canadians.
  19. No Canadian should have to choose between paying for prescription drugs and putting food on the table. Today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Canada’s Minister of Health and the Honourable Ernie Hudson, Minister of Health and Wellness for Prince Edward Island (PEI) announced that as of December 28, 2022, 38 new medications are being added to the PEI formulary, including two important medications, Zejula® (niraparib tosylate) and Lynparza® (olaparib), for treating ovarian cancer.
  20. The Government of Canada is investing more than $300,000 in four projects to support the tourism sector in Prince Edward Island.
  21. The Government of Canada is investing more than $300,000 in four projects to support the tourism sector in Prince Edward Island.
  22. The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, will make an announcement in support of the tourism industry on Prince Edward Island.
  23. Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence; the Honourable Cory Deagle, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and Thomas Annear, President of the Montague Curling Club, announced over $264,000 in joint funding for upgrades to the Montague Curling Club in Three Rivers.
  24. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence; the Honourable Cory Deagle, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure; and Thomas Annear, President of the Montague Curling Club.
  25. Kensington, Prince Edward Island, November 18, 2022—Today, Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque; the Honourable Dennis King, Premier of Prince Edward Island, and His Worship Rowan Caseley, Mayor of the Town of Kensington, announced $4.2 million in joint funding for two infrastructure projects in Kensington.
  26. Members of the media are invited to an announcement regarding community and green infrastructure with Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Matthew MacKay, Minister of Social Development and Housing, on behalf of the Honourable Cory Deagle, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and His Worship Rowan Caseley, Mayor of the Town of Kensington.
  27. Pilot program will introduce heavy equipment operating skills to high school students
  28. Fish harvesters play an essential role in their communities and local economies across Atlantic Canada and Eastern Quebec. The impacts of Hurricane Fiona have been immense, including gear loss and damage to small craft harbours. The Government of Canada is working with fish harvesters, harbour authorities and provincial governments to clean up the ocean and begin repairs to critical infrastructure, including small craft harbours.
  29. The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, and the Honourable Minister Jamie Fox, Minister of Fisheries and Communities for the Province of Prince Edward Island, will make an announcement in support of Hurricane Fiona recovery.
  30. Prince Edward Island Potato Stabilization and Innovation Initiative is accelerating recovery through investments in modernization and product diversification
  31. The Government of Canada invests more than $4.2 million in nine projects to support the potato sector on Prince Edward Island.
  32. Hurricane Fiona caused major damage to properties, barns, storage facilities, as well as grain and horticultural crops on Prince Edward Island. Today, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, travelled to PEI to visit some of the areas that were most affected by the storm, hearing how extreme weather conditions in the province impacted farm operations, families and livelihoods.
  33. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA, will make an announcement regarding support for the Prince Edward Island potato sector.
  34. The Government of Canada invests $471,677 in seven community shared spaces to stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.
  35. Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community public spaces to promote social interaction and physical activity, and provide access to recreational programs and facilities.
  36. Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, will make an announcement regarding support for seven projects in Central P.E.I.
  37. Today, Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; Bobby Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont; the Honourable Cory Deagle, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and His Worship Rowan Caseley, Mayor of the Town of Kensington, announced $13.2 million joint funding for road upgrades across the province.
  38. Members of the media are invited to attend an announcement regarding transportation infrastructure with Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; Bobby Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont; the Honourable Cory Deagle, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and His Worship Rowan Caseley, Mayor of the Town of Kensington.
  39. Government of Canada creating the conditions for local economies to thrive
  40. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has helped millions of Canadians, including seniors, by providing them with COVID-19 related supports and benefits. As Canada emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government will continue to support community organizations that make a difference and create opportunities for seniors to stay active and involved in their communities.
  41. 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.
  42. Access to high-quality, affordable, flexible and inclusive child care will grow the economy, allow more women to enter the workforce and give children in Canada the best start in life. That’s why the Government of Canada signed agreements with each province and territory to implement a Canada-wide early learning and child care system.
  43. Sustained economic growth in Atlantic Canada requires strong federal-provincial collaboration. Atlantic premiers and federal ministers are focused on addressing current and emerging issues to support the long-term economic growth in small and large communities across the region. .
  44. On July 25, 2022, at a meeting of the Atlantic Growth Strategy Leadership Committee in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Atlantic Canadian federal ministers and premiers unveiled the updated Atlantic Trade and Investment Growth Strategy (ATIGS) and agreed to renew funding to support five more years of collaborative efforts to grow international trade and promote foreign direct investment in the region.
  45. The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), and the Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier Newfoundland and Labrador, will hold a press conference following a meeting of the Atlantic Growth Strategy Leadership Committee.
  46. As part of #EVWeek in Canada, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $2-million investment to the Government of Prince Edward Island’s Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Climate Action to help support the installation of up to 250 EV chargers across the island.
  47. New training centre will offer food service skills development for at-risk youth
  48. Today, Bobby Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and Clair Sweet of the West Prince Curling Club, announced funding for the construction of a new curling facility in West Prince, Prince Edward Island.
  49. Media Advisory - Woodstock, Prince Edward Island
  50. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), made the following statement about Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Day on June 27.