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Investment in North Cape

The Government of Canada is investing in North Cape Coastal Tourism Area Partnership, Inc to build tourism in Western PEI through product development, regional marketing and membership engagement. The regional tourism association based in Western PEI will use the funding to support digital and co-operative marketing, the delivery of five Accelerated Market Readiness consultations and strategic
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Dundas plowing match

The grounds of the historic Dundas plowing match event in eastern PEI were upgraded through funding from the Dept of Rural and Regional Development’s Community Revitalization Program. The PEI Provincial Plowing Match & Agriculture Fair Association Inc. celebrated its 78th year of agricultural success this year with the first match being held on October 2, 1941. Every year more than 6,000
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Health PEI Board of Directors

Seven Islanders have been appointed to form the new Health PEI Board of Directors and nine Islanders have been appointed or reappointed the Community Health Engagement Committees.  Health PEI Board of Director members are: James (Jim) Revell (Chair), Helen Flynn (Board member and Chair of the Community Health Engagement Committee – Eastern Region), Colleen Parker(Board member and Chair of the
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100 beds for nursing homes

The 100 beds will be added to private nursing homes in Belfast, Stratford, Charlottetown, Summerside and Wellington in two phases with 50 available this fall/winter and another 50 available spring 2019 as follows: 20 beds Mount Continuing Care Community in Charlottetown; 14 beds Gillis Lodge in Belfast; 12 beds Le Coopérative ‘Le Chez-Nous’ Ltée in Wellington; 30 beds Andrews of Summerside Inc; 24
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Funds for PEIRSAC

Government is investing more than $216,000 in additional funding for the PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre (PEIRSAC) to increase access to free specialized therapeutic services for those Islanders needing this support. This investment will allow PEIRSAC to hire an additional full time trauma therapist and improve access to services for Islanders who have experienced sexual assault. It will also
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Renal Clinic

A new $2.1 million provincial renal clinic is designed to support growth within provincial renal services such as peritoneal dialysis and post-kidney transplant care, as well as better support for Islanders with early onset chronic kidney disease. There are more than 1,300 Islanders who rely on life-sustaining and life-saving renal care coordinated through the provincial clinic. The new 6,000
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Hemodialysis Units

Summerside Hemodialysis Unit at Prince County Hospital has introduced an afternoon shift on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday that will help to treat an additional 6 patients. Staff have been hired and trained to support the expansion including an LPN and a dialysis support worker, as well as administrative and managerial supports. Planning is underway to increase the treatment capacity from 67 to
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ASD course for police

The Canadian Police Knowledge Network (CPKN) has partnered with Toronto Police Service to develop and distribute an eLearning course to Canadian police on the topic of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The collaborative effort includes subject matter expertise and content from Pacific Autism Family Network and Autism Speaks Canada. Also providing resources, feedback on layout, design and content,
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January intake

Several Holland College full-time programs are accepting applications for a January intake, giving prospective students the opportunity to begin their training in the New Year rather than waiting until next September.

Holland College Registrar Maureen Duffy said the new January intake applies to programs in the areas of business, health, policing, and one trades program, Plumbing/Pipefitting. The
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Centre of Innovation for Marine Biotechnology

PEI’s Nautilus Biosciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of Croda International Plc (“Croda”), celebrated its official opening today as the new Centre of Innovation for Marine Biotechnology. The acquisition of Nautilus in Q1 2018 and continued investment by Croda to establish the new Centre of Innovation for Marine Biotechnology in PEI will accelerate the company’s research and product development
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