Prince Edward Island News

The Prince Edward Island News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. Pituamkek National Park Reserve in Epekwitk (Prince Edward Island) will protect the region’s important coastal dune ecosystem, an area of strong cultural and historical significance to the Epekwitnewaq Mi’kmaq (Mi’kmaq of Prince Edward Island)
  2. The Government of Canada and the Mi’kmaq Epekwitnewaq Kapmntemuow (Mi’kmaq Nation Government of P.E.I) to make an announcement regarding the proposed National Park Reserve in the Pituamkek area (Hog Island and the Sandhills)
  3. The federal government has signed renewed agreements for the Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF) with New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. For the first phase of the 10-year deal, municipalities in the two provinces will receive more than $349.3 million over the next five years.
  4. Through a collaborative investment between the federal and provincial governments, a new risk management tool for beef producers will facilitate growth of the sector across the Maritime region.
  5. Inn at Bay Fortune to elevate guest experience with Farmhouse Event Space
  6. A new recreation centre will be built in Scotchfort after a combined investment of $17 million through the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) program from the federal government and the Government of Prince Edward Island. This was announced by Minister Lawrence MacAulay, MLA Sidney MacEwen, and Chief Roderick W. Gould Jr.
  7. Scotchfort, Prince Edward Island, May 23, 2024 — Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Member of Parliament for Cardigan, Sidney MacEwen, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Morell – Donagh, and Roderick W. Gould Jr., Chief of Abegweit First Nation.
  8. Bobby Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont, on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA, will join the Honourable Gilles Arsenault, PEI Minister for Economic Development, Innovation and Trade to make an announcement regarding support for young business leaders in Prince Edward Island.
  9. Every child deserves the best start in life. But for young families, including Millennial and Gen Z parents, the costs of child care can add up to a second rent or mortgage payment. This makes it harder to start and support a family, and as a result, parents—especially moms—often face impossible choices between their careers and child care fees.
  10. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, alongside Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, will tour the PEI Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association.
  11. Minister Hutchings to announce support for affordable housing
  12. Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Agriculture and Agri-Food and Member of Parliament for Cardigan , on behalf of the Honourable Mark Holland , Minister of Health, alongside the Honourable Mark McLane, Minister of Health and Wellness for PEI , announced a bilateral agreement to invest more than $29 million over the next five years to help people living in Prince Edward Island (PEI) age with dignity, closer to home, through improved access to home and community care and long-term care (LTC).
  13. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, on behalf of the Honourable Mark Holland, Canada’s Minister of Health along with the Honourable Mark McLane, Minister of Health and Wellness for Prince Edward Island, will make an announcement to help Islanders age with dignity.
  14. Government of Canada investments support clean, inclusive and long-term economic growth
  15. The Government of Canada is investing over $4 million in 13 projects to help modernize businesses in Central P.E.I. The Province of P.E.I. is also contributing almost $500,000 toward 3 of the 13 projects.
  16. The Hurricane Fiona Recovery Fund is helping communities build resilience for future climate-related weather events
  17. The Government of Canada invests over $470,000 in five projects to equip central Prince Edward Island climate comfort centres. The Government of P.E.I. is also contributing over $220,000 toward three of the five projects.
  18. Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown will be revitalized following a combined investment of more than $47 million from the federal and provincial governments.
  19. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure funding announcement with the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Member of Parliament for Cardigan, Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, the Honourable Dennis King, Premier of Prince Edward Island, the Honourable Ernie Hudson, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and Steve Bellamy, Chief Executive Officer of Confederation Centre of the Arts.
  20. Investments will help businesses and community organizations in the green transition
  21. The Government of Canada is investing over $1.5 million in 8 projects to help innovative businesses and organizations in Eastern P.E.I. The Province of P.E.I. is also contributing over $900,000 toward five of the eight projects.
  22. Federal and provincial governments help companies through Food Island Partnership programming
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. Innovative new equipment will help businesses operate more efficiently while meeting growing demand
  28. The Government of Canada invests close to $1 million in four projects to support the agri-food sector in eastern Prince Edward Island.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. Minister Sudds to make child care announcement in Prince Edward Island
  32. Fund supports new product and diverse, sustainable growth of Island tourism industry
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. Government of Canada invests to help the industry recover and grow
  37. The Government of Canada invests more than $12.5 million in 27 projects to support the potato sector on Prince Edward Island.
  38. New Innovation Center will address key challenges in the food processing industry
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  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. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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).
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.