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Traffic Advisory for Wednesday, November 20
11/20/2019
A traffic advisory has been issued with the following impacts expected for November 20:
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Annual Jingle Bell Walk to Take Place on December 6
11/19/2019
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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Wintertide Holiday Festival Home Decorating Contest Announced
11/18/2019
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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Free Tickets for Annual Wintertide Holiday Festival Christmas Concerts Available November 23
11/15/2019
The City of Charlottetown is pleased to continue its annual tradition of 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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Charlottetown Christmas Parade Scheduled for November 30
11/13/2019
The 21st Annual Charlottetown Christmas Parade is taking place on Saturday, November 30 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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Have a Safe and Happy Halloween
10/30/2019
The City of Charlottetown and Charlottetown Police Services are reminding motorists to be extra vigilant when travelling tomorrow
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Reminder: Newcomer Orientation Session Taking Place Next Week
10/29/2019
The City of Charlottetown’s final fall Newcomer Orientation Session will be held on Thursday, November 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at City Hall
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Call for Applications for CADC Board
10/29/2019
The City of Charlottetown is currently seeking applications for two vacancies on the Charlottetown Area Development Corporation (CADC) Board of Directors.
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Victoria Park Cycling Lane to Close October 31
10/29/2019
The City of Charlottetown is advising the travelling public that the cycling lane in Victoria Park will close on Thursday, October 31
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City Hosting Free Halloween Events This Weekend
10/25/2019
The City of Charlottetown is hosting some exciting events for local ghosts, goblins, princesses, and super heroes.
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City’s Audited Financial Statements Show $9 Million Operating Surplus
10/25/2019
The City of Charlottetown released the results of its 2018-19 audited financial statements, capping off the fiscal year
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Victoria Row Open to Traffic for the Season Next Week
10/24/2019
The Charlottetown Public Works Department would like to inform the public that Victoria Row, between Queen Street and Great George Street
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Charlottetown’s Short-Term Rental Bylaw expected to be in place by March 2020
10/24/2019
Charlottetown City Council, with recommendations from the Planning and Heritage Department, have pushed the anticipated adoption of the Short-Term Rental Bylaw
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Charlottetown Hosts Japanese Students as Part of Twinning Exchange
10/24/2019
The City of Charlottetown recently welcomed students from Ashibetsu, Japan to Charlottetown
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Charlottetown Police Services Host Fall Bike Auction
10/21/2019
The Charlottetown Police Services semi-annual Bike Auction is taking place on Saturday, November 2.
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Traffic Advisory: PEI Marathon Race Day Oct. 20
10/20/2019
The 16th annual Prince Edward Island Marathon Weekend takes place Friday, October 18 to Sunday, October 20.
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Update: Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Lifted
10/19/2019
The Charlottetown Water and Sewer Utility has lifted the precautionary boil water advisory that was in place following a significant watermain break on the Belvedere Golf Course on Friday, October 18.
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Watermain Break in Sherwood/Parkdale
10/18/2019
The Water and Sewer Utility Department is advising customers of a watermain break near Belvedere Golf Course.
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Victoria Park Floating Dock Closed for the Season
10/17/2019
The City of Charlottetown’s Parks and Recreation Department is advising the public that the floating dock system at Victoria Park has closed for the season.
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Applications Being Accepted for the Charlottetown Christmas Parade
10/15/2019
The City of Charlottetown is accepting applications for the 21st annual Charlottetown Christmas Parade, which will take place at 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 30.
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Watermain Break at the Corner of Kirkdale Road and Lower Malpeque Road
10/15/2019
The Water and Sewer Utility Department is advising customers of a watermain break at the corner of Kirkdale Road and Lower Malpeque road
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“Where the Wild Things Are in the City” Cancelled for This Year
10/09/2019
The family friendly event, Where the Wild Things Are in the City, originally scheduled to take place in October has been cancelled for this year due to the continuous wet weather.
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Fire Department Hosts Second Information Session
10/09/2019
The City of Charlottetown’s Fire Department is holding an information session on Saturday October, 12 at 2 p.m., for individuals interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer firefighter.
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Traffic Advisory: Closures on Sunday, October 6 for Events
10/06/2019
A traffic advisory has been issued for Sunday, October 6 for the 2019 CIBC Run for the Cure and Farm Day in the City.
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Charlottetown Administrative Office Switching to Winter Hours
10/04/2019
The City of Charlottetown’s administrative offices switch to winter hours beginning on the second Tuesday in October
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City Updates Transit Pilot to Better Serve East Royalty
10/03/2019
The City of Charlottetown, in partnership with T3 Transit, has made some updates to the East Royalty Transit Service Pilot to better suit the needs of users.
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City of Charlottetown launches New Heritage Photo Exhibit
10/03/2019
The City of Charlottetown invites the public to explore historic photographs of the City in the Planning and Heritage Department’s latest exhibit entitled, Picturing A City: Early 20th Century Charlottetown.
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Boardwalk Replacement between the Celtic Monument and Paoli’s Wharf
10/02/2019
The replacement of the City of Charlottetown Boardwalk, located between the Celtic Monument and Paoli’s Wharf, is underway.
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Fire Department to Host Open House on October 6
10/02/2019
The Charlottetown Fire Department is hosting an Open House on Sunday, October 6 to help celebrate Farm Day in the City.
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Residents and Businesses Recognized for Keeping Our Hometown BeautifulResidents and Businesses Recognized for Keeping Our Hometown Beautiful
10/02/2019
At a ceremony Tuesday night at Charlottetown City Hall, several residents, businesses, and organizations were recognized for doing their part in keeping Charlottetown looking clean, healthy, and welcoming for all.
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Info Session Regarding Proposed Telecommunications Structure on Malpeque Road
09/30/2019
The public is invited to attend an information session regarding a proposed telecommunications structure to be installed at the Charlottetown Water and Sewer Utility
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Charlottetown to Host Third Annual Fix It Fair
09/30/2019
The City of Charlottetown is gearing up to host its third annual Fix It Fair. The free event will include a Repair Café, workshops, booths and more.
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Jumpstart I Love to Skate Program Registration Now Open
09/30/2019
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
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REMINDER: City to Begin Fall Hydrant Flushing Program
09/27/2019
The City of Charlottetown’s Water and Sewer Utility wishes to remind the public that its spring maintenance check and bi-annual Hydrant Flushing Program
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Veterans Recognition Award Nominations Now Being Accepted
09/26/2019
The City of Charlottetown is now accepting nominations for the Veterans Recognition Awards. The recipients will be recognized on Sunday, November 3rd during the annual awards ceremony at the Rodd Charlottetown (75 Kent Street).
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Volunteers Needed for TD Tree Days Event
09/26/2019
The public is invited to join the City of Charlottetown and TD for a fun morning of tree planting. TD Tree Days is taking place on Saturday, October 5 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Miltonvale Wellfield Site
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Fire Departments Remind Residents to Plan and Practise Escape
09/26/2019
The Charlottetown, Crossroads and North River Fire Departments are teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practise Your Escape!” The campaign, which takes place from October 6 – 12, is designed to educate the public about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.
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Fire Department Hosts Information Session
09/24/2019
The City of Charlottetown’s Fire Department is holding an information session on Thursday, September 26 at 7 p.m., for individuals interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer firefighter.
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Fall Program Registration Now Open
09/19/2019
The City of Charlottetown's Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for Fall Programs.
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PEI International Shellfish Festival: Pedestrian Traffic and Shuttle Information
09/16/2019
The PEI International Shellfish Festival is scheduled to take place Thursday, September 19 through to Sunday, September 22
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Charlottetown Recruiting Volunteer Firefighters
09/16/2019
The City of Charlottetown’s Fire Department is launching its volunteer firefighter recruitment campaign on Thursday, September 19th.
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T3 Transit Info and Bike Rack Demos at Charlottetown Farmers’ Market
09/13/2019
Are you curious about the City’s transit service or wondering how to load your bicycle onto the T3 Transit
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Capital Region Municipalities Call For One Island Employment Insurance Zone
09/13/2019
Charlottetown Mayor Philip Brown, Stratford Mayor Steve Ogden, and Cornwall Mayor Minerva McCourt,
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Mayor’s Newcomer Welcome Reception Taking Place Next Week
09/13/2019
The City of Charlottetown will host the annual Mayor’s Newcomer Welcome Reception on Wednesday, September 18
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City to Host Newcomer Orientation Sessions
09/12/2019
The City of Charlottetown’s first fall Newcomer Orientation Session will be held on Thursday, October 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at City Hall (199 Queen Street).
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Free Tree Debris Pick-up Begins this Week
09/10/2019
The City of Charlottetown is offering free tree debris pick-up from September 11 - 20
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City of Charlottetown Administrative Offices Open, Monday, September 9
09/09/2019
The City’s administrative offices opened at noon today (Monday, September 9).
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Information Regarding Limb, Branch Clean-Up
09/09/2019
The City of Charlottetown is asking the public to ensure any branches or limbs being piled at curbside are in 4-foot, manageable bundles as per Island Waste Management Corporation (IWMC) standards. The bundles should not be placed on sidewalks, the roadway, the shoulder of the road, or in cycling lanes because the debris can become an additional hazard for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.
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Update from Charlottetown’s EMO Team
09/08/2019
The City of Charlottetown’s Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) continues to monitor and assess damage following Tropical Storm
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Reception Centres Anticipated to Close at 4 p.m. in Charlottetown
09/08/2019
The three reception centres operating in the City of Charlottetown are anticipated to close at 4 p.m. this afternoon
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Charlottetown Reception Centres to Close at 4 p.m.
09/08/2019
The three reception centres operated by the City of Charlottetown will close at 4 p.m. this afternoon (Sunday, September 8). The three reception centres closing are West Royalty Community Centre, Hillsborough Park Community Centre and Confederation Centre of the Arts.
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Phone Lines Open at City Hall for Residents with Questions/Concerns
09/07/2019
The City of Charlottetown has opened its phone lines for any residents with concerns or questions.
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Residents Reminded to Shelter in Place, Stay Off Roads
09/07/2019
The City of Charlottetown’s EMO (Emergency Measures Organization) team continues to monitor the impacts of Hurricane Dorian.
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Prepare a 72-hour Emergency Kit and Emergency Communications Method
09/06/2019
The City of Charlottetown Emergency Measures team would like to remind the public of the importance of having a 72-hour emergency preparedness plan. Emergencies can happen at any time, and citizens should be ready to care for themselves and their family for at least 72 hours.
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Capital City to Host U16 Girl's Canadian Fast-Pitch Championship in 2020
09/06/2019
Softball Canada has awarded hosting rights for the 2020 U16 Girl's Canadian Fast-Pitch Championship to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
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Emergency Preparations in Advance of Hurricane Dorian
09/06/2019
The City of Charlottetown Emergency Measures team continues to prepare for potential impacts from Hurricane Dorian and is urging the public to do the same.
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City Hall to Host Newcomer Welcome Events
09/04/2019
The City of Charlottetown will host the annual Mayor’s Newcomer Welcome Reception on Wednesday, September 18
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Deadline Extended to Collect Feedback from Businesses on Single Use Plastics
09/03/2019
The City of Charlottetown wishes to thank everyone who completed the recent survey on single use plastics.
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Public Reminded to Keep Safety in Mind as Children Return to School
08/30/2019
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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2019/20 Fall and Winter Program Brochure Now Available
08/30/2019
The City of Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department has released its 2019/20 Fall and Winter
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Movie in the Park Cancelled Tonight due to Weather
08/29/2019
The outdoor movie (The Hustle) originally scheduled to take place in Victoria Park this evening
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Simmons and Victoria Park pools to Close for the Season This Week
08/29/2019
The City of Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department would like to notify the public
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City Partners with efficiencyPEI on Energy Neighbourhood Project
08/28/2019
The City of Charlottetown and efficiencyPEI have partnered to roll out a neighbourhood energy pilot project
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Residents Invited to Provide Written Submission on Council Remuneration
08/27/2019
The City of Charlottetown’s Remuneration and Allowances Commission for Elected Officials has issued a call for written submissions from residents.
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Charlottetown residents to benefit from green and community infrastructure investments
08/27/2019
Investing in green and recreational infrastructure helps create dynamic, healthy communities for residents and their families.
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Last Week to Submit Feedback on Plastic Reduction Survey
08/26/2019
The City of Charlottetown is encouraging residents and businesses to complete a newly launched survey aimed at gauging
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Traffic Advisory: Victoria Park Sunset Series
08/26/2019
The City of Charlottetown Victoria Park Sunset Series begins on Wednesday, August 28 with movies and music taking place in
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City Launches Bike Rack Sharing Program
08/22/2019
The City of Charlottetown is offering a cost sharing incentive to provide local businesses
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Motorists Reminded Art in the Open Takes Place This Weekend
08/22/2019
Art in the Open takes place this Saturday, August 24 in downtown Charlottetown. Motorists are advised
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Rolling Closures This Weekend for GranFondo PEI
08/21/2019
Motorists are asked to use extra caution when travelling in and around the Capital City this
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Traffic Advisory During SunDaze Festival
08/20/2019
The SunDaze Music and Art Festival will take place at Confederation Landing in Charlottetown on Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24.
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Victoria Park Sunset Series to take place Next Week
08/20/2019
Back by popular demand, the Victoria Park Sunset Series will take place at the Victoria
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City Agrees to Sell Property for New School
08/20/2019
Charlottetown City Council has unanimously agreed to sell 0.89 acres of property located behind the Cody Banks Arena at a purchase price of $158,000 for the proposed development of a new school.
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Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Charlottetown Run 4 Wishes Team Makes Stop at City Hall
08/19/2019
Sailors from Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Charlottetown visited City Hall today (Monday, August 19) as part of the 17th annual HMCS Charlottetown Run 4 Wishes,
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Traffic Advisory: Road Closures for the Gold Cup Parade
08/14/2019
Motorists are reminded to use extra caution when travelling in Charlottetown on Friday, August 16
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New vehicles to improve public transit services for Charlottetown area residents
08/12/2019
Investing in efficient public transit infrastructure is essential to creating livable sustainable communities
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Traffic Advisory for the Weekend
08/09/2019
During Old Home Week (August 9-17), motorists are advised that
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The STIHL Timbersports Canadian Series is Coming Back to Charlottetown!
08/08/2019
The STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Canadian Series announces the Canadian Championship 2020. You have seen it on TV, now come experience it LIVE!
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Mayor’s Old Home Week Kick-off BBQ Taking Place This Friday
08/07/2019
On Friday, August 9, the City and MBS, the operators of CFCY and Q93 radio stations, will be co-hosting the Mayor’s Old Home Week Kick-off BBQ
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Reminder: Simmons Pool Free for the Season
08/07/2019
The City of Charlottetown’s Parks and Recreation Department would like to remind residents and visitors that the Simmons Pool
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Local Resident Receives Inaugural Forbes Kennedy Volunteer of the Year Award
08/06/2019
Mayor Philip Brown and members of City Council presented the inaugural Forbes Kennedy Volunteer of the Year Award to Rickey Burns at a special open house at Beaconsfield Carriage House on the weekend (Sunday, August 4).
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Celebrate Acadian Day at the Fair During Old Home Week
08/06/2019
The City of Charlottetown will host Acadian Day at the Fair during Old Home Week as part of the Congrès mondial acadien
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City of Charlottetown launches Exhibit on the Acadians
08/06/2019
In celebration of the Congrès Mondial Acadien 2019, the City of Charlottetown invites the
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Traffic Interruptions during Natal Day Parade – Sunday, August 4
08/04/2019
The City of Charlottetown’s traditional Natal Day Parade takes place on Sunday, August 4.
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2019 Mayor’s Citizen Recognition Awards Presented
08/02/2019
Mayor Philip Brown and members of City Council presented the 2019 Mayor’s Citizen Recognition Awards to deserving residents
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Celebrate on Sunday with More Natal Day Celebrations
08/02/2019
Don’t miss the City of Charlottetown’s 164th birthday celebrations!
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