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Bursary Application Period Now Open
04/03/2020
Applications for the $1,000 David “Eli” MacEachern bursary are now being accepted by the City of Charlottetown.
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Charlottetown Announces $59.7 Million Balanced Budget
04/02/2020
The City of Charlottetown released its 2020-2021 balanced budget on Thursday, April 2. The City Corporation’s operational budget is $59.7 million and the Water and Sewer Utility operational budget is $14.3 million.
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Charlottetown Water and Sewer Utility Urges Proper Waste Disposal
04/01/2020
The Charlottetown Water and Sewer Utility would like to remind residents of the importance of proper waste disposal.
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Charlottetown Council to Announce 2020-2021 Budget on April 2
04/01/2020
Charlottetown City Council will hold a special public meeting on Thursday, April 2 at 12 p.m. (noon) to present the budget address and proposed budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.
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Victoria Park Active Transportation Pathway (Cycling Lane) to Open Today
03/31/2020
The Victoria Park Cycling Lane will be open for the season beginning at 12 p.m. (noon) today (Tuesday, March 31) as an active transportation pathway.
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Safety Reminders from the Charlottetown Fire Department
03/27/2020
The Charlottetown Fire Department is providing some key fire prevention reminders to residents as they continue to follow directives given from the Provincial Heath Office throughout this COVID-19 pandemic.
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City, CADC Waive Parkade Fees for Month of April
03/27/2020
The City of Charlottetown and Charlottetown Area Development Corporation (CADC) will waive the monthly parking fee at the Fitzroy, Queen, and Pownal parkades for the month of April.
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Changes to Planning and Heritage Services Offered
03/27/2020
The City of Charlottetown Planning and Heritage department is adjusting its services, heeding the advice of Municipal Affairs and the Chief Public Health Officer.
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Utility to Begin Spring Hydrant Flushing Program
03/26/2020
The City of Charlottetown’s Water and Sewer Utility continues to provide essential services to residents and businesses while working to protect employees during this Public Health Emergency.
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Traffic Advisory for Thursday, March 26
03/26/2020
Belmont Street, between Longworth Avenue and Dresden Court, will be closed to traffic for the remainder of the day
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Opportunity to Submit to Imagine Charlottetown Idea Bank Still Available
03/25/2020
The City of Charlottetown Arts Advisory Board is still accepting submissions for the Imagine Charlottetown Idea bank.
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Important Reminders for the Public
03/25/2020
The City of Charlottetown continues to work closely with the government of Prince Edward Island, following the guidance and recommendations from provincial and federal health officials on COVID-19.
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Charlottetown Utility Implements Financial Relief and Flexibility Measures
03/24/2020
Since the announcement of the Public Health Emergency, the City of Charlottetown’s Water and Sewer Utility continues to provide services to residents while working to protect employees.
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City Temporarily Closes Playgrounds
03/20/2020
The City of Charlottetown has made the tough decision to temporarily close all playground structures located at City-owned Parks or recreation facilities.
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Tender Deadlines Extended by Two Weeks
03/19/2020
The City of Charlottetown has extended all tender deadlines by two weeks, as many businesses have reduced staff and closures of potential suppliers due to COVID-19.
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Charlottetown Food Council Postpones Events Scheduled for March
03/18/2020
The Community Conversations Series, scheduled to take place March 21 – April 1 through the Charlottetown Food Council, has been postponed due to social distancing requirements with COVID-19.
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City Takes Further Action by Restricting Public Access to Municipal Facilities
03/17/2020
Following the Provincial declaration of a Public Health Emergency, the City of Charlottetown is taking further steps to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and mitigate impacts on municipal services, as the health and safety of residents is the number one priority.
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Special Meeting of Council Rescheduled to Thursday, March 19
03/16/2020
The Special Meeting of Council originally scheduled to take place today (Monday, March 16) has been cancelled, due to a scheduling conflict.
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City Closes Its Arenas and Cancels Programming Following Provincial Announcement
03/13/2020
Following the recent announcement by the Government of Prince Edward Island, the City’s Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) has made the tough decision to close all City-owned sport and recreation facilities and cancel Parks and Recreation programming until further notice.
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Municipal Update Regarding COVID-19 Preparedness Efforts
03/12/2020
With the evolving health situation regarding COVID-19, the City of Charlottetown wishes to reassure the public that it is closely monitoring information as it is received from health authorities.
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City Clarifies Process in Development of Bylaw to Regulate Short Term Rentals
03/11/2020
The City of Charlottetown’s Planning and Heritage Department would like to remind the public that the process for the development of Short-Term Rental regulations
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Charlottetown to Play Host to a Dozen Major Sport Championships in 2020
03/10/2020
Sport tourism continues to be a driving force in Charlottetown. This year a dozen major sport championships will be hosted in the capital city, with the first national event scheduled to begin this week; the top female university hockey players in the country will return to Bell Aliant Centre - MacLauchlan Arena on Thursday to compete for the 2020 U SPORTS Women's Hockey Championship title.
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City Partners on Climate Adaptation Awareness Project
03/09/2020
The City of Charlottetown’s Environment and Sustainability Department has teamed up with the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation to promote awareness and education during Home Flood Protection Week, taking place March 23 – 27.
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Traffic Advisory: Spring Park Road
03/06/2020
Road work will take place today (Friday, March 6) at approximately 11 a.m. on Spring Park Road at the intersection with Kirkwood Drive. Traffic flow will be reduced to one lane, alternating. Traffic control personnel will be on site. The work is expected to take a few hours to complete.
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Reminder: Imagine Charlottetown Sneak Peek
03/04/2020
The public is invited to The Guild (111 Queen Street) tomorrow (Thursday, March 5) for a sneak peek of the submissions obtained in the Imagine Charlottetown Idea Bank to date.
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Traffic Advisory: Delays at Intersection of Spring Park Road and Kirkwood Drive
03/04/2020
The intersection at Spring Park Road and Kirkwood Drive will be reduced to one lane alternating traffic today from 9 a.m. to approximately 12 p.m. for tree maintenance.
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Jumpstart I Love to Skate Program Registration Now Open
03/04/2020
The City of Charlottetown and go!PEI, through the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Foundation, will be offering another session of the Jumpstart I Love to Skate Program.
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Successful Bring It Campaign Expands to Local Business Community
03/03/2020
The City of Charlottetown is excited to launch phase two of the successful Bring It Charlottetown program, a business recognition program called Bring It Business
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Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries
03/02/2020
The Charlottetown Fire Department would like to remind the public that on Sunday, March 8, clocks will need to be adjusted to "spring ahead" one hour for the start of Daylight Savings Time.
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Hoedown Skate Scheduled for Saturday Cancelled Due to Poor Rink Conditions
02/28/2020
Due to poor rink conditions, the Saturday night Hoedown Skate, scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 29, has been cancelled.
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Charlottetown Food Council Working to Develop a Local Food Asset Map
02/28/2020
The Charlottetown Food Council is hosting a series of community workshops, pop-ups, and an online survey throughout the month of March
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Early Closure, Cancellations and Snow Alert
02/27/2020
Due to deteriorating weather conditions, the City of Charlottetown’s administrative offices closed at 3:30 p.m.
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Imagine Charlottetown Sneak Peek Event
02/26/2020
The public is invited to The Guild on Thursday, March 5 for a sneak peek of the submissions obtained in the Imagine Charlottetown Idea Bank to date.
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Traffic Advisory: Queen Street Closure
02/18/2020
Queen Street, between Connolly Street, Reserve Street and Desbrisay Crescent. will be closed for the day (Tuesday, February 18).
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Charlottetown Celebrates Heritage Day
02/18/2020
The City of Charlottetown celebrated Heritage Day today (Tuesday, February 18) with an event that included an awards ceremony to honour individuals and organizations in the community who have worked diligently to preserve and celebrate the City’s heritage, and the unveiling of an outdoor exhibit celebrating the history of the business community in Charlottetown.
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Special Pricing at Jack Frost Winterfest to Celebrate Islander Day
02/15/2020
The fun and excitement at Jack Frost Winterfest has been non-stop since the gates opened last night, but Jack is not done yet!
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Traffic Advisory: Jack Frost Winterfest
02/14/2020
The Jack Frost Winterfest is taking place February 14 – 17 at Confederation Landing, Founders’ Food Hall and Market, Confederation Centre of the Arts and Delta/PEI Convention Centre.
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City, CFCY Partner on Saturday Night Hoedown Free Public Skate
02/12/2020
The City of Charlottetown and The Island’s Country 95.1 CFCY have partnered to host the CFCY Hoedown Skate
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REMINDER: City to Host Reception During Family Violence Prevention Week
02/11/2020
The 11th annual Walk in Silence for Victims of Family Violence will take place in Charlottetown on Wednesday, February 12, from 12 p.m. (noon) until approximately 12:30 p.m., with a reception to follow at City Hall, 199 Queen Street.
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City, Province Partner to Extend Multi-Use Pathway
02/11/2020
The first phase of a multi-use active transportation path has been approved, thanks to the support of Charlottetown City Council and the Government of Prince Edward Island’s active transportation fund.
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City Invites the Public to Participate in Heritage Day Celebrations
02/10/2020
The City of Charlottetown invites the public to participate in celebrating Heritage Day on Tuesday, February 18 at 12 p.m. at City Hall
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Charlottetown Resident Receives Environmental Award
02/10/2020
Charlottetown resident and environmental activist, Dr. John W. Andrew of East Royalty, received an environmental award from The Ellen’s Creek Watershed Group
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Sustainable Events Guidelines and Resources Now Available
02/10/2020
Event organizers and food vendors have new resources available for planning sustainable events in Charlottetown and reducing impacts on the environment, thanks to a resolution of Charlottetown City Council.
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City to Host Reception During Family Violence Prevention Week
02/06/2020
The 11th annual Walk in Silence for Victims of Family Violence will take place in Charlottetown on Wednesday, February 12, from 12 p.m. (noon) until approximately 12:30 p.m., with a reception to follow at City Hall, 199 Queen Street.
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City Passes 2020-21 Capital Budget
02/06/2020
Charlottetown City Council has adopted the 2020-2021 Capital Budget in the amount of $26.06 million, an increased investment of $4.09 million from the previous fiscal year. The $26.06 million for capital projects includes $4.39 million for the Water and Sewer Utility and $21.67 million for the City corporation.
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Mayor Philip Brown to Make His First Official Trip to Ottawa
01/31/2020
Charlottetown Mayor Philip Brown will make his first official trip to the Nation’s Capital from February 3-5.
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Registration for Free Skate Program Now Open
01/30/2020
The City of Charlottetown and go!PEI, through the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Foundation, will be offering another year of the Jumpstart I Love to Skate Program.
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City Seeking Additional Feedback for 2020-21 Budget
01/29/2020
The City of Charlottetown is looking for public feedback as it prepares its Capital and Operational budgets for the 2020-21 fiscal period. An informal, drop-in style Open House was held last night (Tuesday, January 28) with more than 50 people in attendance.
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Traffic Advisory: Wednesday, January 29
01/28/2020
The following traffic advisory has been issued for Wednesday, January 29:
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Reminder: Open House to Hear Public Input on 2020-21 Budget
01/27/2020
The City of Charlottetown’s Finance, Audit and Tendering Committee is inviting the public to a pre-budget open house.
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City Locks in Low Interest Rate for Long-Term Financing
01/22/2020
Charlottetown City Council awarded TD Bank the tender for its long-term debt financing. TD Bank is lending the municipality $35 million at a fixed rate of 2.87 per cent over 20 years.
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Parks and Recreation Receives Award for Victoria Park Accessible Projects
01/21/2020
The City of Charlottetown was presented with an award from the PEI Council of People with Disabilities for its work to make Victoria Park more inclusive.
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Mayor Releases Annual Report with Highlights from 2019
01/20/2020
The City of Charlottetown is pleased to release the 2019 Annual Report, which highlights projects, events, new initiatives, and operational updates from the City Corporation.
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Cody Banks Arena and Simmons Sports Centre Closing Early
01/19/2020
The Cody Banks Arena and Simmons Sports Centre will close today (Sunday, January 19) at 3 p.m. due to the deteriorating weather conditions.
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Winter Family Fun Event Postponed due to Weather
01/18/2020
The Winter Family Fun Event, originally scheduled to take place on Sunday, January 19 at the Malcolm Darrach Community Centre, has been moved to Sunday, January 25 due to forecasted weather impacts.
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Public Asked for Patience and Cooperation as Crews Continue Storm Cleanup
01/16/2020
The City of Charlottetown’s Public Works Department is asking the public for patience and cooperation as it continues the snow and ice removal from the latest storm.
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Outdoor Rinks in Charlottetown Ready for Use
01/16/2020
Outdoor rinks in the City of Charlottetown are now open for use.
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Public Reminded to Abide by Snow Removal Bylaw
01/15/2020
Moving into the heart of winter, the City of Charlottetown is reminding the public of key regulations in the Snow Removal Bylaw.
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Traffic Advisory for Monday, January 13
01/13/2020
A traffic advisory has been issued with the following impacts expected for January 13:
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East Royalty Flows Diverted to the Charlottetown Pollution Control Plant
01/13/2020
All of Charlottetown’s wastewater is now treated at the Charlottetown Pollution Control Plant. Wastewater generated in East Royalty is now pumped from the area of the former lagoon to the treatment plant located on Riverside Drive.
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City Announces Open House to Hear Public Input on 2020-21 Budget
01/13/2020
The City of Charlottetown’s Finance, Audit and Tendering Committee is inviting the public to a pre-budget open house
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Charlottetown Launches Programs for 2020 Winter Active Campaign
01/10/2020
The Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department has launched its 2020 Winter Active Campaign with free activities designed to encourage people of all ages to be more active during the winter months.
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Levee Photos Now Available
01/09/2020
The City of Charlottetown would like to advise the public that photos taken during the Mayor’s New Year’s Day Levee
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Reminder: Free Screening of MOTHERLOAD Documentary
01/02/2020
The City of Charlottetown Mayor’s Taskforce on Active Transportation invites the public to attend a free screening of MOTHERLOAD, a crowdsourced documentary
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Capital New Year celebrations going ahead as planned
12/31/2019
The City of Charlottetown’s Capital New Year celebrations are going ahead as planned this evening, in advance of the New Year’s Eve matchup between the Island Storm and the St. John’s Edge.
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Capital New Year Family Tailgate Party
12/30/2019
The City of Charlottetown, in partnership with the Island Storm, wish to remind the public about the Capital New Year celebrations in advance of a New Year’s Eve matchup against the St. John’s Edge.
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Boardwalk Reopens to Public After Sections Replaced
12/20/2019
The replacement of the City of Charlottetown Boardwalk, located between the Celtic Monument and Paoli’s Wharf, as well as between the old Prince Edward Home and the Lieutenant Governors house, is now complete.
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Public Invited to Levee at City Hall on New Year’s Day
12/19/2019
The City of Charlottetown will host the annual New Year’s Day Levee on Wednesday, January 1
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Congratulations to the Winners in the Wintertide Holiday Home Decorating Contest
12/17/2019
Thank you to all the residents that participated or nominated properties for the Wintertide Holiday Home Decorating Contest.
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City of Charlottetown launches New Heritage Photo Exhibit
12/12/2019
The City of Charlottetown is celebrating the holiday season by launching its annual historic exhibit, entitled Season’s Greetings.
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Free Screening of MOTHERLOAD Documentary
12/11/2019
The City of Charlottetown Mayor’s Taskforce on Active Transportation invites the public to attend a free screening of MOTHERLOAD, a crowdsourced documentary about a new mother’s quest to understand the increasing isolation and disconnection of the digital age, its planetary impact, and how cargo bikes could be an antidote.
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City and Island Storm Partner on New Year’s Eve Event
12/05/2019
The City of Charlottetown is pleased to once again partner with the Island Storm to offer Capital New Year celebrations
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City Launches ‘Bring It’ Campaign - Aims to Reduce Single Use Plastics
12/05/2019
The City of Charlottetown has launched a campaign entitled “Bring It Charlottetown”, encouraging residents to reduce their use of single-use plastics
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Deadline Approaching for Wintertide Holiday Festival Home Decorating Contest
12/03/2019
All City of Charlottetown residents are invited to participate in the holiday season and share in its magical spirit by decorating their homes.
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Reminder: Annual Jingle Bell Walk to Take Place on December 6
12/02/2019
The City of Charlottetown’s Parks and Recreation Department will host the 24th annual Jingle Bell Walk and Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, December 6.
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Traffic Advisory for Charlottetown Christmas Parade
11/29/2019
The City of Charlottetown's 21st annual Christmas Parade will take place at 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, in conjunction with the Charlottetown Christmas Festival. The parade is a fun-filled evening event with festive lights and music.
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Update on Water Discolouration Issue
11/28/2019
If customers do experience discolouration they should run their water for 5 minutes to see if it clears, if not, wait an hour and try again.
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Transit Project to Benefit High School Students from Charlottetown and Stratford
11/28/2019
Students attending Charlottetown Rural and Colonel Gray High Schools will have another travel option later this month as a student transit project gets underway in the City of Charlottetown and Town of Stratford.
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Changes Announced for Charlottetown Christmas Festival, Wintertide Tree Lighting, and Christmas Parade
11/28/2019
The City of Charlottetown and Discover Charlottetown are advising the public of the following changes for the upcoming Charlottetown Christmas Festival, Wintertide Tree Lighting and Christmas Parade
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Charlottetown Christmas Festival and Wintertide Tree Lighting Traffic Advisory and Details
11/27/2019
The Charlottetown Christmas Festival, presented by Confederation Court Mall, will take place from Friday, November 29 until Sunday, December 1
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Notice Regarding Water Discolouration
11/27/2019
The Water and Sewer Utility would like to advise customers that they may see discoloration in their water
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Final Preparations Underway for Christmas Parade
11/25/2019
Final preparations are underway for the 21st annual Charlottetown Christmas Parade
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Wintertide Holiday Festival Calendar of Events Now Available
11/22/2019
The 2019-20 edition of the Wintertide Holiday Festival Calendar of Events is now available to the public.
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Winter Safety Reminders
11/22/2019
Winter is here again, and with all of the lights, presents, and holiday traditions comes ice and snow. The City of Charlottetown Police Services and Fire Department would like to remind the public to stay safe through the colder season and be prepared for winter weather.
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REMINDER:Free Tickets for Annual Wintertide Holiday Festival Christmas Concerts Available November 23
11/20/2019
The public is reminded that the City of Charlottetown will be presenting two Christmas concerts as part of the Wintertide Holiday Festival
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Charlottetown Celebrates Anniversary of PEI’s First Motorized Fire Apparatus
11/15/2019
The City of Charlottetown is celebrating the 103rd anniversary of the 1916 Federal Fire Truck today
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Upton Farmlands Receives Legacy Forest Tree Planting
11/14/2019
A legacy forest of 100 trees has been planted on Upton Farmlands to commemorate CN’s 100th anniversary, in partnership with Tree Canada, the City of Charlottetown and Upton Farm Trust.
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Wintertide Holiday Festival Tree Lighting to Take Place November 29
11/14/2019
The City of Charlottetown’s Wintertide Holiday Festival kicks off next week with the annual Wintertide Holiday Festival Tree Lighting on Friday, November 29.
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UPDATED: Charlottetown Christmas Parade Scheduled for December 1
11/13/2019
The 21st Annual Charlottetown Christmas Parade is taking place on Sunday, December 1 beginning at 5 p.m.
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Season of Winter Parking Restrictions Arrives
11/13/2019
The City of Charlottetown reminds the public that the season of winter parking restrictions has arrived.
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Deadline for Christmas Parade Applications on November 15
11/12/2019
The deadline is fast approaching for entries into the City of Charlottetown’s 21st annual Christmas Parade. Applications are being accepted until Friday, November 15.
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Traffic Advisory for Remembrance Day Service
11/11/2019
Motorists are advised that there will be traffic impacts to allow for the Charlottetown Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion Annual Remembrance Day Parade
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City of Charlottetown launches New Heritage Photo Exhibit
11/08/2019
The City of Charlottetown invites the public to explore the history of the Cadet programme in the latest exhibit, Picturing A City: Cadets.
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Accessing Public Meeting and Other Information on City Website
11/07/2019
Looking for information from the City of Charlottetown? Public meeting notices, event information, documents for public meetings, agendas, meeting minutes, draft bylaws, proposed bylaw amendments, and much more are available on the City’s website.
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Charlottetown Honours Veterans at Awards Ceremony
11/04/2019
The City of Charlottetown honoured eight people for their military service during the 2019 Veterans Recognition Awards
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City Celebrates Famous Canadian Heroine with Exhibit and Lecture
11/01/2019
The City of Charlottetown invites the public to explore the fascinating life of Georgina Fane Pope in an exhibit being launched today at City Hall.
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Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries
10/31/2019
The City of Charlottetown Fire Department reminds the public that Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 3 at 2 a.m. Don’t forget to adjust your clocks to “Fall Back” one hour by adjusting the time backward.
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Citizens Reminded of Importance of Tree Protection Bylaw
10/30/2019
The City of Charlottetown is reminding the public that a Tree Protection Bylaw is in place to assist in the management and protection of the urban forest canopy. City Council passed the bylaw in May, recognizing the importance of trees as green infrastructure.
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