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Traffic Advisory for June 4
06/04/2020
Traffic Advisory for Wednesday, June 4
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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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Sport Tourism Industry launches Recovery Task Force
05/14/2020
City of Charlottetown Events Development Officer, Wayne Long, to represent the Capital City on a Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance COVID-19 Recovery Task Force.
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City Rain Barrel’s Selling Fast
05/12/2020
The City of Charlottetown Water and Sewer Utility has approximately twenty-five rain barrels remaining through the spring rain barrel sale that launched at the beginning of May.
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City Opens Applications for Bike Rack Cost Sharing Program
05/12/2020
The City of Charlottetown is once again offering a cost sharing incentive to provide local businesses an opportunity to install a bike rack at their establishment.
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Reminder to Flush Water Pipes When Reopening Buildings
05/11/2020
The Charlottetown Water and Sewer Utility, together with the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA), encourage building managers and operators to flush their water pipes prior to reopening buildings for public use.
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Cautious Re-Opening of Some Outdoor Facilities
05/08/2020
The City of Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department is cautiously re-opening some of its outdoor facilities that closed in March due to the advice and restrictions from Public Health authorities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Fire Department Reminds of Safe Use and Storage of Outdoor Cooking Equipment
05/07/2020
The City of Charlottetown Fire Department reminds residents, landlords and property owners of important fire safety requirements concerning the use of outdoor cooking equipment to ensure a safe and enjoyable season for all citizens.
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Tulips to Commemorate Canadian Soldiers and Netherlands’ Liberation
05/05/2020
As the weather continues to warm and signs of Spring start to pop up across the Island, the public may soon notice orange tulips in flower beds around City Hall in Charlottetown.
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REMINDER: Spring Hydrant Flushing Program
05/05/2020
The City of Charlottetown Water and Sewer Utility’s regular spring maintenance check and bi-annual Hydrant Flushing Program continues this week. Residents and property owners are reminded that the maintenance may cause a temporary discolouration of the water supply and/or slight drop in water pressure.
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Traffic Advisory: Delays on Fitzroy Street and Temporary Closure of Fitzroy Parkade
05/04/2020
The City of Charlottetown and Charlottetown Area Development Corporation (CADC) would like to advise the public that the Fitzroy Parkade expansion project is expected to begin on Monday, May 4.
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Spring Edition of the “From the Park Bench” Newsletter Now Available
05/04/2020
The newest edition of the “From the Park Bench” newsletter is now available to the public. The Spring 2020 edition contains information about Emerald Ash Borer, edible landscapes, the Charlottetown Tree Protection Bylaw and more.
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Permit Process in Charlottetown
05/04/2020
The City of Charlottetown Planning and Heritage Department is now issuing permits as per Phase 1 of the provincial government’s Renew PEI, Together plan, which outlines the guiding principles and phased approach to reopening businesses, services and public spaces.
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Frontline Healthcare Professionals Receive Charlottetown’s Highest Honour
05/01/2020
Charlottetown’s highest honour, the “Key to the City”, was presented during the Community Foundation of PEI Stay-At-Home-Online Gala on Friday evening (May 1). The distinction was virtually bestowed upon Prince Edward Island’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, and the Province’s Chief of Nursing, Marion Dowling, along with healthcare professionals across Prince Edward Island
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2020 Spring and Summer Program Brochure Now Available
04/30/2020
This is the time of year that the City of Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department would typically release the 2020 Spring and Summer Program Brochure and also begin registration for spring and summer programs and camps.
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Public Reminded of Smoke Free Places Bylaw
04/29/2020
The City of Charlottetown wishes to remind the public that smoking and the use of tobacco in any form is not permitted at City-owned and operated sport and recreation facilities and properties, including City parks.
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City, CADC Waive Parkade Fees for Month of May
04/27/2020
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 May.
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Reminders About Recreational Fires and Outdoor Burning
04/24/2020
With the warmer weather approaching and more families staying at home, the Charlottetown Fire Department would like to remind the public about outdoor fire regulations and safety.
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Citizens Reminded to Practice Physical Distancing
04/24/2020
The City of Charlottetown is reminding the public to continue to heed public health orders and recommendations as the nicer Spring weather draws more people outside.
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Displaying Support for Nova Scotia
04/22/2020
Residents and business owners are encouraged to join the City of Charlottetown in support of Nova Scotia by displaying blue and yellow/gold décor, if possible.
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Victoria Row to Open to Pedestrians on May 1
04/21/2020
The City of Charlottetown would like to inform the public that Victoria Row, between Queen Street and Great George Street, will open to pedestrians beginning Friday, May 1.
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City Releases 2019 Community Sustainability Annual Report and Updated Sustainable Living Guide
04/21/2020
The City of Charlottetown would like to announce the release of the 2019 Community Sustainability Annual Report.
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Flags Lowered to Half-Mast in Honour of Nova Scotia
04/21/2020
The City of Charlottetown wishes to express its deepest condolences to Nova Scotia during the unimaginable tragedy that took place last weekend.
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Temporary Closure of Victoria Park Roadway
04/20/2020
The Victoria Park Roadway will be closed to vehicular traffic this morning (Monday, April 20) while crews repair the asphalt
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UPDATE: Road Closure and Temporary Water Disruption
04/17/2020
Repairs on a leaking water valve at the intersection of Lower Malpeque Road and Sleepy Hollow Road are taking longer than anticipated by the Charlottetown Water and Sewer Utility.
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Traffic Advisory: Victoria Park Roadway and Boardwalk
04/16/2020
The Victoria Park Roadway will be temporarily closed today (Thursday, April 16), beginning at 10 a.m., to complete repairs to a section of the boardwalk from Brighton Road along the front of the pool and playground. The section of the boardwalk under repair will also be closed while the work is underway.
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Public Reminded of Importance of Tree Protection Bylaw
04/15/2020
The City of Charlottetown would like to remind the public that a tree protection bylaw is in place to assist with the management and protection of the urban forest canopy.
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Public Consultation Process Announced
04/15/2020
Members of the public who wish to participate in public meetings pertaining to Planning and Heritage items are encouraged to visit the City’s website or contact the Planning department.
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Victoria Park Active Transportation Pathway and Park Driveway
04/14/2020
A section of the Victoria Park Active Transportation Pathway (from Park Driveway to Terry Fox Drive) and Park Driveway (going into the tennis courts) will be temporarily closed today (Tuesday, April 14) to undertake necessary repairs to the historical lantern lights along Victoria Park Roadway.
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Monthly Meeting of Council Today at 5 p.m.
04/14/2020
The monthly meeting of Council will go ahead as scheduled today (Tuesday, April 14) at 5 p.m.
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Charlottetown tops Canadian Sport Hosting Index (Populations under 50,000) Again in 2020
04/14/2020
For the third straight year, Charlottetown maintained its ranking as the top city in Canada with populations under 50,000 for hosting sports events.
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Traffic Advisory: Victoria Park Roadway Closed
04/11/2020
Motorists are advised that the Victoria Park Roadway is closed to traffic for maintenance due to storm surge damage.
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Section of Victoria Park Boardwalk Closed for Maintenance
04/11/2020
A section of the Victoria Park Boardwalk, near the pool and intersection of Brighton Road, is closed for maintenance due to damage sustained overnight by storm surge flooding.
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City Closes Sport Courts Until Further Notice
04/09/2020
The City of Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department is advising the public that sport and multi-purpose courts and pads, including the skateboard park, tennis courts, basketball courts, and ball hockey rink are closed until further notice, effective today (April 9, 2020).
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Spring Work Updates and Delays Due to COVID-19
04/09/2020
The City of Charlottetown wishes to reassure the public that its regular Spring maintenance and cleanup will begin as soon as is possible and safe to do so.
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Public Reminded to Adhere to Dog Control Bylaw
04/08/2020
The Parks and Recreation Department wishes to remind the public that the City of Charlottetown Dog Control Bylaw requires pet owners to keep their animals on a leash and pick up after them.
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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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