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Distinguished alumni

Distinguished alumni
Holland College awards Jan Cowper, Irwin MacKinnon, David Poirier

The Holland College Foundation has named Jan Cowper, Irwin MacKinnon, and David Poirier as the recipients of its 11th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Jan Cowper is a graduate of Holland College’s Dental Assisting program and has served her profession and community as a dedicated volunteer for almost 30 years. She has been

Job Bank mobile app

The Government of Canada has launched the Job Bank mobile app. Job Bank is a free, bilingual website that provides access to timely, reliable and comprehensive job market information to help Canadians make informed career decisions. The app, available on the App Store and Google Play, offers a secure, simple and integrated service experience that focuses on the most popular features of the site:

Bid for World hockey event

Charlottetown and Summerside have submitted a joint bid to Hockey Canada for the 2020 World Under 17 Hockey Challenge. The Challenge is an international event, sanctioned by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). This 8 team tournament includes 3 Team Canada teams allowing for more than 60 of Canada’s top NHL prospects to show off their skills. The event takes place annually in early Nov

Kids and Workplace Safety

The Workers Compensation Board (WCB) reminds Islanders that teaching our children about safe work practices is extremely important. The WCB has developed a new resource that will help parents talk to their teenagers about working safe on the job. For information about workplace safety for youth or to download a copy of the Parent Tips, visit the Health and Safety section of the WCB website

Lobbyists Registration Act

A new Lobbyists Registration Act requires anyone who is paid to lobby the provincial government to register on a publicly accessible website beginning April 1, 2019. Lobbyists will be required to pay a registration fee that is valid for six months. For information visit or contact Steven Dowling, acting director, Consumer, Corporate and Financial Services,

Efficiency PEI has moved

EfficiencyPEI is open for business at its new expanded location at 69 Belvedere Avenue in Charlottetown. efficiencyPEI offers advice and incentives on reducing energy consumption in homes and businesses.

New housing initiatives

New housing initiatives have been announced: More than 175 new affordable housing units; 260–bed residence at UPEI; Finance PEI Loan Fund to provide a new approach for funding affordable, rural, and unique housing options across PEI; Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission (IRAC) review; Scan of short-term vacation rentals; Coordination with municipalities to determine how municipalities can

New initiatives

The PEI government has announced a series of initiatives including: Social Assistance food rates will increase 10%; Social Assistance shelter rates will increase 6%; A Child Social Inclusion Allowance will provide an allowance to families on social assistance so their children have greater opportunities to participate in activities; A Secure Income Program will provide an income to Islanders who

Montrose community hall

Renovations to Montrose community hall in western PEI have added 16 feet to the facility and include new washrooms, kitchen, appliances and tables and chairs. The residents of Montrose host a wide variety of events at the hall such as public and club meetings, pot-lucks, family reunions, yard sales and holiday events for the community. The project was funded through the Federal National Gas Tax,

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