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Island Fringe Festival now accepting applications for the 2019 edition

Applications are now being accepted for Prince Edward Island's 2019 Island Fringe Festival. A favourite of locals and visitors alike, the site-specific Festival runs August 1-4, 2019 and features ten shows in downtown Charlottetown.


Date Announced for Highly Anticipated Ultimate Christmas House Tour

damien Morris Designs has just announced the second annual Ultimate Christmas House Tour, in partnership with Coach Atlantic Group, taking place on Friday, December 7.


CEO of Lets Nurture Ketan Raval Pioneering Tech Community in Charlottetown, PEI

Mr. Ketan Raval (CEO of Lets Nurture) is now Organizer of GDG Charlottetown, Canada.


Endowment Fund Established to Honour Mayor Clifford Lee

An endowment fund has been established in honour of Clifford Lee, the City of Charlottetown’s longest serving Mayor, with proceeds going toward community outreach initiatives and programs in Charlottetown.


Manjit Minhas, Beer Baroness and CBC Dragon to deliver keynote address at Biz2Biz Expo

The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present Manjit Minhas as they keynote speaker at the 13th annual Biz2Biz Expo on Thursday, October 18, 2018. The keynote address will take place at 11 a.m. at the Eastlink Trade Centre.


PEI Federation of Labour's Annual Labour Day Picnic

Canada’s unions celebrate Labour Day by calling for public pharmacare for everyone in Canada.


Second Cycling Pop-up Event Taking Place Next Week

On Wednesday, August 8 the City of Charlottetown will set up the second “Let’s Talk About Cycling” pop-up at the Victoria Park Bike Lane and be available from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.


City to Gather Feedback on Cycling at Local Events

The City of Charlottetown wants to continue the conversation on cycling in the Capital by talking to people about their experience with cycling and bicycle safety. Avid and recreational cyclists, would-be cyclists and motorists are welcome to share their thoughts and stories about cycling in Charlottetown.


Local Businesses Plant More Than 300 Trees to Give Back to the Community

Local businesses and the City of Charlottetown planted approximately 360 trees today (Thursday, May 31) thanks to an environmental initiative that offsets the annual paper usage of the participating businesses.


Chamber welcomes PCAP results; looks for continued trend of positive change

The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce is encouraged by the latest Pan-Canadian Assessment Program (PCAP) results which show improved outcomes for Prince Edward Island grade eight students in the subject areas of reading, math and science.


Charlottetown Releases Report on Youth Affordable Housing

The City of Charlottetown’s Youth Retention Advisory Board – Charlottetown Youth Matters – released a report today following a survey they conducted earlier this year to better understand the specific needs and challenges young people in Charlottetown face concerning housing.


Municipalities Examine Feasibility of Electric Bus Fleet

T3 Transit customers and stakeholders will have an opportunity to travel on an electric bus this month as the City of Charlottetown, and towns of Stratford and Cornwall partner with the public transport agency to conduct a market test and examine the feasibility of transitioning to an electric fleet.


Charlottetown to Host Event to Engage Youth in the Political Process

The City of Charlottetown and its youth retention advisory board – Charlottetown Youth Matters – are teaming up to give young adults an opportunity to learn more about the political process and ways to get involved.


Charlottetown to Host Second Fix It Fair

The City of Charlottetown will host a Fix It Fair in March to connect Charlottetown residents with community resources, teach practical repair skills, and provide opportunities to learn about different ways to practice sustainability.

Fix It Fair

Charlottetown Launches Programs for 2018 Winter Active Campaign

The Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department has launched its 2018 Winter Active Campaign with free activities designed to encourage people of all ages to be more active during the winter months.


Green Party of Canada congratulates PEI Greens for doubling seats in PEI Legislature

The Green Party of Canada is thrilled by Hannah Bell’s victory in the provincial by-election in PEI, which doubles the number of seats held by the PEI Greens.


Do Hannah Bell and the Green Party understand the costs of Private Schools for Island children?

With the recent support of P3 (Private Public Partnerships) models by District 11 Green candidate, Hannah Bell, and revelations that many in the party both use and run private schools, the PEI Federation of Labour has been forced to ask if this would lead to further eroding of our public systems.


Victorian Christmas Weekend - The Holiday Kick Off in Charlottetown

Victorian Christmas Weekend returns to historic Charlottetown this year and, for the first time ever, will take place during the same weekend as the Charlottetown Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony.


Wintertide Holiday Festival Tree Lighting to Take Place November 24

The City of Charlottetown’s Wintertide Holiday Festival kicks off next week with the annual Wintertide Holiday Festival Tree Lighting on Friday, November 24./p>


Charlottetown and Summerside selected to jointly host the 2019 Canadian Ringette Championships

Ringette Canada today announced it has selected the cities of Charlottetown and Summerside, in partnership with Ringette PEI, as hosts for the 2019 Canadian Ringette Championships.


Ultimate Christmas House Tour in Support of Local Charity

damien Morris Designs has just announced the first annual Christmas House Tour, in partnership with Coach Atlantic Group, taking place on Friday, December 1.


The 2nd Annual Explore Economics East Conference - Being Relevant and Staying Relevant

On November 4th, the Eastern PEI Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 2nd annual Explore Economics East Conference sponsored by Provincial Credit Unions, Aspin Kemp Associates and NorCan Marine Inc at 12:30 pm at the King’s Playhouse in Georgetown, PEI.


East Coast Lifestyle CEO Alex MacLean and Bold Sales Secrets with Paula Morand at 2017 Biz2Biz Expo

The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present two successful entrepreneurs and sales experts as part of at the 12th Annual Biz2Biz Expo on October 19, 2017 at the Eastlink Centre.


Charlottetown Announces Family Event to Celebrate “Wild Things”

The City of Charlottetown is partnering with CN, Tree Canada and Canada 150 on an exciting, family friendly event to celebrate the “wild things” (plants and animals) that live in the city – especially our trees!


Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce hosts Town Hall on Tax Changes

The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce is inviting members of the business community to join them for a Town Hall on Tax Changes on Friday, September 29th, from 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM at the Delta Prince Edward.


Farm Day in the City Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Farm Day in the City, presented by the PEI Potato Growers, returns to downtown Charlottetown this year on Sunday, October 1. Farm Day will mark its 10th anniversary this year with its biggest celebration to date.


Canada 150 Mural Mosaic Available for Viewing

Have you seen the Charlottetown Mural Mosaic yet? The piece, made up of hundreds of painted tiles, was created as part of the City of Charlottetown’s Canada 150 celebrations.

Canada 150 Mural Mosaic

Charlottetown Hosts New Event in Victoria Park

The Victoria Park Cultural Pavilion will be the focal point for a new City of Charlottetown event, the “Victoria Park Sunset Series”. This free, family friendly event will feature five nights of music, movies and art from August 22 to 27.


Charlottetown Designer First to Offer Virtual Reality Home Design

Imagine standing in the middle of a renovation and being able to see exactly what the finished product will look like. Thanks to a new Interior Design Company, damien Morris Designs, this is now possible.


Public Invited to Official Launch of Signatures Multimedia Experience Singalong Series in Downtown Charlottetown on July 14

In celebration of Canada 150, a new multimedia experience has been lighting up downtown Charlottetown. Signatures is presented by Discover Charlottetown, Confederation Centre of the Arts, and Graphics eMotion.


New Multimedia Spectacle in Charlottetown, Public Invited to Help Choose Finale Singalongs

A new outdoor multimedia experience will be unveiled in downtown Charlottetown this summer.


Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce to play continued role in population growth

The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes the opportunity to play an important role in population growth in response to the new action plan presented by the province.


Southern Kings and Queens Business Supports New Ferry

The Eastern PEI Chamber of Commerce (EPEICC) today expressed strong support for the announcement a proposal that completely revamps the support for the ferry service between PEI and Nova Scotia to provide long-term support and stability.


Provincial GDP growth positive for majority of sectors

On May 1, Statistics Canada released information on the real gross domestic product (GDP) rates for 2016. Results showed that the GDP has increased in eight provinces and two territories.


City of Charlottetown Marks Mental Health Week

May 1-7 is National Mental Health Week, an annual event organized by the Canadian Mental Health Association that encourages people to learn, talk, reflect and engage with others on all issues related to mental health.


Internationally renowned CEO Brendan Paddick to deliver keynote at President’s Annual Luncheon

Founder and former chairman and CEO of Columbus International Inc., Brendan Paddick, will provide the keynote address at the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce President's Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, May 10, at 12:15 p.m. at the Delta Prince Edward.


Deficit elimination opens door for focus on business growth

The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce applauds the tabling of a balanced budget by the province - a move that the Chamber has consistently lobbied for.


Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce commends City on zero tax increase

The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce commends the City of Charlottetown for opting not to increase property taxes or utility rates in the 2017 budget.


Burton Cummings and his band to Headline BridgeFest 150

Burton Cummings and his band return to the Credit Union Place in Summerside, PEI Saturday June 17, 2017 as part of BridgeFest 150 celebrations! The evening is sure to feel like a true East Coast Kitchen Party, with the likes of Jimmy Rankin also on the bill!


Charlottetown Launches New Integrated Community Sustainability Plan

The City of Charlottetown's new Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP) has been adopted by Council and is now available to the public.


Chamber of Commerce alarmed by sudden minimum wage increase

The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce is expressing concern over the sudden announcement to raise the provincial minimum wage rate on April 1st, 2017.


Children’s Winter Festival Takes Place This Weekend

The Jack Frost Children's Winterfest, presented by Island Coastal, is set to take place at three entertaining venues from February 24 to 26.


Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce outlines provincial budget priorities

The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce recently outlined the organization's recommendations and priorities for the 2017 provincial budget in a submission made to the Department of Finance earlier this month.


P.E.I. Game Production Studio Takes Business to New Heights Thanks to The Canada Media Fund

Kathleen and Steven Cassidy of Queen Bee Games are thrilled to announce they have received significant development funding from The Canada Media Fund (CMF) under its Experimental Stream's Innovation Production Program. This grant will allow the P.E.I-based company to grow their business and release a second product into the marketplace.


Charlottetown Hosts First Ever Fix It Fair

The City of Charlottetown is gearing up to host its first ever Fix It Fair, sponsored by efficiencyPEI.


PEI Multicultural Newspaper Launched

Ni Hao PEI, Prince Edward Island's new multicultural newspaper, has launched across the Island, celebrating PEI and it's now vibrant multicultural landscape.

Ni Hao PEI, Prince Edward Island's multicultural newspaper


‘New Positions’ Places Emerging Island Artists in the Limelight

New exhibition at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery includes selections from Alexis Bulman, Andrew Cairns, Monica Lacey, and Alexandra O’Sullivan.


Cosmetic Pesticides Bylaw in Effect in Charlottetown

The City of Charlottetown's Cosmetic Pesticide Bylaw is now in effect, restricting the application of non-domestic pesticides for the control of pests on all properties within the municipality.


National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. Today marks the 27th anniversary of the 1989 murders of 14 young women at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal.


Green Party of Canada condemns PEI Liberals decision to ignore electoral reform results

The Green Party of Canada strongly condemns the undemocratic decision by the PEI Liberals to reject a motion to honour the results of a recent plebiscite on electoral reform.

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