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Traffic Advisory for October 24-26
10/26/2020
A traffic advisory has been issued with the following traffic flow impacts expected for October 24-26:
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Charlottetown Announces Modified Holiday Events
10/23/2020
The City of Charlottetown is pleased to announce modified plans for the annual Wintertide Holiday Festival, including the Charlottetown Christmas Parade.
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Testing of New Tree Planting Product in Charlottetown’s Downtown
10/22/2020
The City of Charlottetown is testing a new tree planting product intended to improve the success rate and ability to plant more trees in the downtown.​
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Additional Groups Permitted in City-Owned Arenas
10/22/2020
The Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce that its revised operational plans for both Cody Banks Arena and Simmons Sport Centre have been approved by the Chief Public Health Office.
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Application Packages Still Available for Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Campaign
10/20/2020
Over the past month, the City of Charlottetown’s Fire Department has been recruiting volunteer firefighters.
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Route 2, St. Peters Road Work and Utility Infrastructure Protection
10/20/2020
The Charlottetown Water and Sewer Utility has critical infrastructure in this construction zone including two watermains and a sewer forcemain. The infrastructure will be protected in the area during construction.
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Reminder: Free Halloween Events in Charlottetown
10/19/2020
The City of Charlottetown is reminding local ghosts, goblins, princesses, and superheroes that it has some exciting, free events planned in October.
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Waste Reduction Week Reminder
10/16/2020
The City of Charlottetown reminds residents that the nation-wide campaign aimed to promote overall waste reduction and educate on the importance of efficient resource use begins next week.
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Trail Improvements in the Acadian Forest Park in East Royalty
10/16/2020
The City of Charlottetown is partnering with Cycle PEI, Provincial Trails, and volunteers to improve the forest trails in the Acadian Forest Park. The forested trail, which is available for public use, runs from the end of Greenwood Drive to the Acadian wooden bridge.
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Beneficial Use of Biosolids Planned for East Royalty Area
10/14/2020
Biosolids from the decommissioned East Royalty Lagoon will soon be put to beneficial use in the East Royalty area as a natural soil amendment.
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Reminder: Veterans Recognition Awards Nomination Deadline
10/14/2020
The nomination deadline for the 2020 Veterans Recognition Awards is Friday, October 16.
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Traffic Advisory: Malpeque Road
10/13/2020
The inbound lane on Malpeque Road, between Melody Lane and Patrie Lane, will be closed for the day (Tuesday, October 13).
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Charlottetown Launches Week Aimed at Reducing Waste
10/13/2020
The City of Charlottetown is encouraging residents to participate in a nation-wide campaign aimed to promote overall waste reduction and educate on the importance of efficient resource use.
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City Hosting Free Halloween Events
10/09/2020
The City of Charlottetown is hosting some exciting events for local ghosts, goblins, princesses, and super heroes.
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Charlottetown Administrative Offices Switching to Winter Hours
10/08/2020
Charlottetown City Hall and its administrative offices will switch to winter hours beginning Tuesday, October 13. Winter hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Regular monthly Council meetings will continue to be held at 5 p.m. ​
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Regional Mayors Urge Province to Appoint CADC Board
10/08/2020
The Capital area Mayors and Chief Administrative Officers of the City of Charlottetown, and Towns of Stratford and Cornwall are encouraging the Province
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Planning and Heritage Department Moving Effective Tuesday, October 13
10/07/2020
The City of Charlottetown’s Planning and Heritage Department is moving to a new location
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Reminder: City to Begin Fall Hydrant Flushing Program
09/29/2020
The City of Charlottetown’s Water and Sewer Utility reminds the public that its Fall maintenance check and bi-annual Hydrant Flushing Program is expected to begin on September 30 and take place over a four- to six-week period.
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City Council Standing Committees Adjusted
09/29/2020
The City of Charlottetown standing committees have been adjusted to provide councillors with additional learning opportunities and experience throughout the City corporation.
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Traffic Advisory for Pownal Street
09/28/2020
Pownal Street, between Grafton Street and Kent Street, will be closed to through traffic from 7 p.m. on Monday, September 28 until approximately 2 a.m. on Tuesday, September 29
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Fall 2020 Edition of From the Park Bench Newsletter Available
09/28/2020
The newest edition of “From the Park Bench” newsletter is now available to the public.
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Fire Prevention Week 2020 Focuses on Cooking Fire Safety
09/28/2020
The Charlottetown Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) – the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years – to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” The campaign, which runs from October 4-10, is designed to educate the public about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.
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City Announces Event Featuring Local Artists and Historic Trees
09/25/2020
As part of National Forest Week, the City of Charlottetown’s Sustainability Department is excited to announce the launch of a tree appreciation initiative called Rooted in Art
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Public Urged to Prepare for Potential Hurricane
09/18/2020
The City of Charlottetown Emergency Measures team would like to remind the public of the importance of having a five-day emergency preparedness plan.
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Fall/Winter Program Brochure and Registration Now Available
09/17/2020
The City of Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department has released its 2020/21 Fall and Winter Program Brochure.
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Charlottetown Parking Rate Increases Delayed
09/17/2020
The City of Charlottetown is advising residents, visitors, and businesses that previously announced increases to metered parking and parkade rates will be delayed until at least October 31, to allow time for discussion with the business community.
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Water Consumption Significantly Reduced Since Universal Metering
09/16/2020
The Charlottetown Water and Sewer Utility has seen a significant decrease in annual water consumption over the past seven years since the Universal Metering program was rolled out to residents.
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Charlottetown Parking Rates Set to Increase October 1
09/15/2020
The City of Charlottetown reminds residents and visitors that metered parking and parkade rates are set to increase, as previously announced in the 2020-2021 budget
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City Begins Fall Hydrant Flushing Program
09/14/2020
The City of Charlottetown’s Water and Sewer Utility wishes to advise the public that its Fall maintenance check and bi-annual Hydrant Flushing Program is expected to begin on September 30 and take place over a four- to six-week period.
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Environmental Improvements in J. Frank MacAulay Park
09/03/2020
The City of Charlottetown invites the public to a celebratory tree planting in the J. Frank MacAulay Park on Saturday, September 19
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Fall Program Registration Now Open for Select Programs
09/03/2020
The City of Charlottetown's Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for select Fall Programs.
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Public Reminded to Keep Safety in Mind as Children Return to School
09/01/2020
The City of Charlottetown is urging motorists and pedestrians to be extra cautious over the next few months as the new school year gets underway.
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Deadline Approaching for Business Tree Planting Challenge
08/31/2020
The City of Charlottetown’s 7th annual Business Tree Planting Challenge will take place on Thursday, September 24 at West Royalty Community Centre. To participate, businesses need to pre-register. Registration is due by 4 p.m. on Friday, September 4.
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Traffic Advisory for September 1
08/31/2020
A traffic advisory has been issued with the following impacts expected for Tuesday, September 1:
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Community Pools and Splash Pad to Close for the Season Next Week
08/27/2020
The City of Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department would like to notify the public that the Victoria Park Pool and Splash Pad, as well as the Simmons Pool, will be closing for the season early next week.
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Local Businesses Invited to Participate in Tree Planting Challenge
08/26/2020
The City of Charlottetown is pleased to announce that it will be holding its 7th annual Business Tree Planting Challenge on Thursday, September 24
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Ball Fields Closed Due to Weather
08/25/2020
The City of Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department would like to inform the public that all ball fields are closed today (Monday, July 6) due to the wet and poor playing conditions. The cooperation of the public is appreciated. For additional information, contact the Recreation office at 902-368-1025.
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Winners Announced for Local Beautification Program
08/25/2020
The lawns and gardens of Charlottetown are being celebrated this month as the Make Our Hometown Beautiful winners are announced.
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Mayor’s Cup Golf Tournament Celebrates Tenth Year
08/25/2020
The City of Charlottetown is pleased to announce the 10th Annual Bob Bateman Mayor’s Cup Memorial Golf Tournament,
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City Announces Re-Imagined Event Featuring Free Outdoor Movies
08/24/2020
The City of Charlottetown is excited to announce the return of outdoor movie screenings to the capital city in 2020.
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Repairs Along Boardwalk in Victoria Park Begin Next Week
08/21/2020
The City of Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department would like to advise the public that the landscape and gravel adjacent to the boardwalk in Victoria Park is being repaired.
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City Hall and Administrative Offices Closed at Noon on Friday
08/20/2020
The City of Charlottetown’s administrative offices, including City Hall and Planning and Heritage, will be closing at 12 p.m. on Friday, August 21.
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Floating Dock Extension to Be Installed at Victoria Park; Roadway Closed
08/17/2020
An extension to the modular composite floating dock system will be installed at Victoria Park on Tuesday, August 18.
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Charlottetown Utility to Reinstate Late Fee Penalties
08/17/2020
The City of Charlottetown’s Water and Sewer Utility will reinstate interest charges on late payments beginning October 1, 2020.
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Eastlink Centre Charlottetown to Host Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Charlottetown Islanders 2020-21 Season Play
08/15/2020
Charlottetown Civic Centre Management Inc (CCCMI), the governing body of Eastlink Centre Charlottetown, has been working closely with the Charlottetown Islanders with respect to the upcoming Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) 2020-21 season.
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Charlottetown Launching Slow Streets Initiative
08/14/2020
The City of Charlottetown is launching a Slow Streets Initiative to help encourage active transportation throughout the City. Gay Avenue is the first road featured in the initiative with W. Burns Street being added by Friday, August 21.
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Overnight Construction Scheduled to Begin Next Week at Charlottetown Wal-Mart
08/13/2020
The City of Charlottetown would like to notify residents that construction will occur at the Charlottetown Walmart throughout the month of August.
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Traffic Advisory: Overnight Utility Repairs in Sherwood Road Area
08/13/2020
The public is advised that Utility repairs are scheduled to take place tonight (Thursday, August 13)
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Dutch Elm Disease Treatment Beginning This Week
08/11/2020
The City of Charlottetown’s Dutch Elm Disease (DED) monitoring and management program began in July and treatment will begin later this week.
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2020 Community Sustainability Micro-Grant Recipients
08/10/2020
Ten new projects relating to community sustainability are receiving funding from the City of Charlottetown’s Community Sustainability Micro-Grant Program.
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Call for Applications for City’s Food Council
08/05/2020
The City of Charlottetown is currently seeking applications for vacancies on its Food Council.
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City Adopts Multi-Use Sport and Event Centre Funding Model and Implementation Plan
07/31/2020
Charlottetown City Council voted to adopt and endorse a Charlottetown Multi-Use Sport and Event Centre Funding Model and Implementation Plan presented this week in Council Chambers by Sierra Planning and Management, the company hired by the municipality to create the Plan.
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City Pools Hours Adjusted for Natal Day
07/31/2020
The Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department is advising the public that the City pools will close early on Natal Day (Monday, August 3).
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Charlottetown Citizens Recognized with Awards
07/30/2020
Mayor Philip Brown and Charlottetown City Council are pleased to announce the 2020 Citizen Recognition Awards, the Forbes Kennedy Volunteer of the Year Award, and the 23rd annual David Eli MacEachern Bursary to mark Natal Day, the City’s 165th birthday.
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Local Beautification Program Now Accepting Submissions
07/10/2020
Submissions are now being accepted for the City of Charlottetown’s Make Our Hometown Beautiful program.
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Nature Activities Available in Victoria Park
07/10/2020
The City of Charlottetown’s Parks and Recreation and Sustainability departments invite residents and visitors to enjoy new, self-led nature education activities in Victoria Park.
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Accessing Monthly Council Meetings and Notice of Elevator Repairs
07/10/2020
The public is reminded that monthly meetings of Charlottetown City Council are streamed online at www.charlottetown.ca/video. An archive of the meeting videos can also be accessed through the same link.
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Dutch Elm Disease Monitoring and Management Continues
07/07/2020
The City of Charlottetown’s Dutch Elm Disease (DED) monitoring and management will begin this month.
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2020 Micro-Grant Program Applications Now Being Accepted
07/06/2020
The City of Charlottetown’s Environment and Sustainability Committee is now accepting applications for the 2020 Community Sustainability Micro-Grant Program.
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City, CADC to Reinstate Parkade Fees Beginning July 6
06/29/2020
The City of Charlottetown and Charlottetown Area Development Corporation (CADC) will reinstate the monthly parking fees at the Queen Street and Pownal parkades starting Monday, July 6.
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City Pools and Splash Pad Open for the Season
06/26/2020
The City of Charlottetown’s Parks and Recreation Department would like to inform residents that the recreational community pools will open for the season this weekend. ​
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Reminder to Follow Seasonal Water Restrictions
06/25/2020
The City of Charlottetown's Water and Sewer Utility Department would like to remind all residents that seasonal water restrictions are in effect until September 30, 2020.
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Former East Royalty Lagoon Site Work
06/23/2020
The Charlottetown Water and Sewer Utility will soon begin the next phase of work at the former East Royalty Lagoon.
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Capital City Canada Day Children’s Production
06/23/2020
The City of Charlottetown’s Capital City Canada Day celebrations will kick-off on Wednesday, July 1 beginning with a fun and engaging children’s production, “WHOA, CANADA!” with Silly Robbie & Friends.
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Floating Dock to Be Installed at Victoria Park; Roadway Closed
06/23/2020
The low profile modular composite floating dock system will be installed at Victoria Park on Wednesday, June 24.
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Submission Deadline for Mayor’s Citizen Recognition Awards Fast Approaching
06/22/2020
The deadline to submit nominations for the Mayor’s Citizen Recognition Awards is fast approaching.
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Commitment to Active Transportation Projects Reaffirmed
06/19/2020
Charlottetown Mayor Philip Brown and Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Minister Steven Myers reaffirmed their commitment to work together, alongside the federal government, and community groups to create and sustain active transportation pathways in Charlottetown.
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Participate in the Capital City Canada Day Photo Mosaic
06/18/2020
The City of Charlottetown encourages all residents to celebrate Capital City Canada Day at home by taking part in a special photo mosaic.
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Public Consultation Process Revised for Phase 4
06/18/2020
A public meeting to hear comments on Lot 19-1 Sherwood Road and amendments to the Zoning and Development Bylaw (Bylaw PH-ZD.2) is scheduled for Tuesday, June 30, at 7 p.m., at the Rodd Royalty (14 Capital Drive).
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Lineup Announced for Capital City Canada Day Evening Show
06/16/2020
Celebrate Capital City Canada Day by tuning in to #ohcharlottetown, a dynamic, online production jam-packed with local performers, chefs, and specials guests, hosted by quick-witted Island comedian Patrick Ledwell.
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Charlottetown Monitoring for Destructive Emerald Ash Borer Insect
06/15/2020
Emerald ash borer, a non-native and invasive insect that kills ash trees, has moved into Atlantic Canada. The City of Charlottetown is monitoring for the likely arrival of the destructive pest.
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Nominations being Accepted for the Mayor’s Citizen Recognition Awards
06/12/2020
Nominations for the Mayor’s Citizen Recognition Awards are now open to the public.
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City Celebrates History of Local Businesses with Window Exhibit
06/11/2020
The City of Charlottetown is celebrating the history of business in the Birthplace of Confederation and invites the public to visit the new display in the windows of the Planning and Heritage Department at 233 Queen Street.
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Canada Day Home Decorating Contest Announced
06/09/2020
City of Charlottetown residents are invited to show their national pride and participate in Canada Day by decorating their homes for a chance to win awesome prizes.
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City of Charlottetown Announces Virtual Bike Week
06/08/2020
The City of Charlottetown is excited to announce that a virtual edition of Bike Week is set to take place from June 13 – 20.
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Charlottetown Fire Department Birthday Parade Service Ends
06/08/2020
The Charlottetown Fire Department is ending its birthday parade service as call volumes have returned to normal and businesses and workplaces have reopened.
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Celebrate Canada Day At Home in Charlottetown
06/08/2020
The City of Charlottetown is celebrating Canada Day in a whole new way this year and invites the public to join in a virtual celebration full of music, celebrity chefs, arts and crafts, comedy, and much more!
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All City Operated Ball Fields Are Closed
06/08/2020
The City of Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department would like to inform user groups that all ball fields are closed for today
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Water Service Leak
06/08/2020
Customers living in the area of the Queen Street and Douglas Street intersection may experience a drop in water pressure or temporary loss of water service. Crews will continue working into the evening to resolve the issue.
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Charlottetown Invites Canadian Premier League to Play in Capital City
06/05/2020
Charlottetown sees itself as a leading contender to serve as host city for this year’s modified Canadian Premier League season. As an established, multi award-winning sport event hosting destination, the Capital is well positioned to offer the League the top-notch athlete experience its players desire, along with a neutral field of play.
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Public Washrooms to Reopen in City Parks
06/05/2020
The City of Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department will begin to reopen public washrooms, such as those in Victoria Park, today (Friday, June 5).
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City Hosts Gardening in Small Spaces Workshop
06/03/2020
The City of Charlottetown’s will be offering a workshop later this month, called Gardening in Small Places.
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City Offering Online Registration for Summer Camps and Intro to Sport Program
06/03/2020
The City of Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department is preparing to open online registrations for Summer Day Camps and the Intro to Sports Program.
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Project Opens New Shellfish Harvesting Area
06/01/2020
A previously prohibited area for harvesting shellfish in the Charlottetown harbour will open to commercial shellfish harvesters as their respective seasons begin, thanks to the decommissioning of the East Royalty Lagoon. The area downstream of the former lagoon will be available during the spring relay fishery.
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Seasonal Water Restrictions Begin Today
06/01/2020
The City of Charlottetown's Water and Sewer Utility Department reminds the public that seasonal water use restrictions are now in effect
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City, CADC Waive Parkade Fees for Month of June
05/29/2020
The City of Charlottetown and Charlottetown Area Development Corporation (CADC) will waive the monthly parking fees at the Queen Street and Pownal parkades.
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Cautious Opening of the Parks and Recreational Activities/Facilities
05/29/2020
As part of Renew PEI Together - Phase 3 beginning on June 1, 2020, the City of Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department is cautiously permitting the reopening and return to play
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City Playgrounds Open to the Public June 1
05/29/2020
The City of Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce that all City owned playgrounds will reopen to the public on Monday, June 1.
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City Hall and Administrative Offices Reopen to the Public
05/28/2020
The City of Charlottetown’s Administrative Offices, including City Hall, MacAleer Drive City Works Garage, Charlottetown Police Services, and the Planning and Heritage Office will reopen to the public on Monday, June 1 with business hours between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.
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City Announces Partnership with PEI Nature Tracker
05/27/2020
The City of Charlottetown is pleased to announce a new partnership with PEI Nature Tracker, encouraging residents to explore and connect with nature in the City.
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Fire Department Recommendations Relating to Mulch Use
05/27/2020
The Charlottetown Fire Department is offering some recommendations to property owners regarding the use of mulch.
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Charlottetown Water and Sewer Utility Urges Proper Waste Disposal
05/26/2020
The Charlottetown Water and Sewer Utility would like to remind residents of the importance of proper waste disposal. During this public health emergency, people may be using a higher volume of disinfectant and other sanitary wipes. It is vital that these wipes be disposed of properly.
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Summer Hours for City Hall and Administrative Offices
05/21/2020
Charlottetown City Hall and its Administrative Offices are now operating on summer hours until October. During this time, business hours will be 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.
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Upgrades to City Diamond at Victoria Park Begin Friday
05/21/2020
The City Diamond in Victoria Park will see some significant upgrades beginning Friday, May 22.
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Tulips Commemorate Canadian Soldiers and Netherlands’ Liberation
05/19/2020
Orange tulips are popping up in flower beds around City Hall in Charlottetown.
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City Launches Virtual Contest to Celebrate Arbor Day
05/15/2020
Each year, the City of Charlottetown typically celebrates Arbor Day with hands-on nature activities with hundreds of local elementary students in Victoria Park
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Cautious Opening of the Victoria Park Tennis Courts
05/15/2020
The City of Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department is cautiously opening the Victoria Park Tennis Courts for limited use beginning today
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