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Traffic Advisory for September 21-23
09/20/2019
A traffic advisory has been issued with the following impacts expected for September 21-23
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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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Volunteers Needed for TD Tree Days Event
09/19/2019
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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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 Begin Fall Hydrant Flushing Program
09/12/2019
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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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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Family Event to Celebrate “Wild Things in the City” and Bioswale Project
09/05/2019
The City of Charlottetown is partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation and TD on a family friendly event to celebrate the “wild things” (plants and animals) that live in the city – especially the trees!
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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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Mid-Summer Garden Party Postponed Due to Weather
08/01/2019
The Charlottetown Food Council’s Mid-Summer Garden Party, scheduled to take place today as part of the Natal Day Weekend Celebrations, has been postponed due to weather.
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Seniors’ Social and Natal Day Community Dance
08/01/2019
The City of Charlottetown will celebrate its 164th birthday with Natal Day events taking place August 1 to 4.
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City of Charlottetown and its Administrative Offices Closed Monday
07/31/2019
On Monday, August 5, the City of Charlottetown and its administrative offices will be closed for the day in recognition of the Civic Holiday, Natal Day
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Public Invited to Forbes Kennedy Recognition Open House
07/31/2019
The public is invited to attend a special event in honour of Canadian retired professional ice hockey player Forbes Kennedy, as part of the City of Charlottetown’s Natal Day Weekend Celebrations.
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Natal Day Family Yoga, Pancake Breakfast, Skateboarding and More!
07/30/2019
The City of Charlottetown will celebrate its 164th birthday with Natal Day events taking place August 1 to 4.
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MedicAlert Sign-up Opportunity for the Public
07/30/2019
The public can sign-up for the MedicAlert service by visiting Charlottetown Police Services headquarters
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Outdoor Movies and Music Returns to Victoria Park
07/30/2019
Back by popular demand, the Victoria Park Sunset Series will take place at the Victoria Park Cultural Pavilion from August 28 - 31.
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Rolling Closure for PEI Pride Parade on Saturday, July 27
07/27/2019
The 25th Annual PEI Pride Parade is scheduled to take place in downtown Charlottetown on Saturday, July 27.
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Municipal Police Partner with MedicAlert to Share Critical Information
07/26/2019
Municipal Police agencies of Prince Edward Island made history today by partnering with MedicAlert Foundation Canada, becoming the first police agencies in Atlantic Canada to bring the MedicAlert Connect Protect service to their respective communities.
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Mid-Summer Garden Party and Citizen Recognition Awards
07/25/2019
The City of Charlottetown will celebrate its 164th birthday with Natal Day events taking place August 1 to 4.
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Temporary Floating Dock Being Installed at Victoria Park
07/18/2019
A low profile modular composite floating dock system is currently being installed at Victoria Park, which will officially
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Nominations being Accepted for the Mayor’s Citizen Recognition Awards
07/16/2019
Nominations for the Mayor’s Citizen Recognition Awards are now open to the public.
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Celebrate Acadian Day at the Fair During Old Home Week
07/16/2019
The City of Charlottetown will host Acadian Day at the Fair during Old Home Week as part of the Congrès mondial acadien 2019 (CMA 2019 - World Acadian Congress) celebrations.
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Traffic Advisory for Sunday, July 14
07/14/2019
A traffic advisory has been issued with the following impacts expected for Sunday, July 14:
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Online Payment System Temporarily Unavailable on July 14
07/14/2019
On Sunday, July 14, routine server maintenance is taking place involving upgrades to the City’s
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City Reminds Victoria Park Users of Permitted Use on the Cycling Lane
07/12/2019
The City of Charlottetown’s Parks and Recreation Department wants to remind residents and visitors of acceptable
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City Launches Drink Local Campaign
07/09/2019
The City of Charlottetown has launched a campaign to educate visitors and residents alike that Charlottetown’s
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Possible Closure on Victoria Park Boardwalk and Roadway Today
07/08/2019
There may be a partial, temporary closure of the Victoria Park Boardwalk today (Monday, July 8) as the start of the installation of the floating dock system will be taking place by East Coast Docks.
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Live Streaming of Monthly Council Meeting Now Available
07/05/2019
The public will now be able to watch the monthly council meetings via live video stream.
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Charlottetown Announces Natal Day Weekend Celebrations
07/04/2019
The City of Charlottetown will celebrate its 164th birthday with Natal Day events taking place August 1 to 4.
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Exciting Changes for Mayor’s Old Home Week Kick-off BBQ
07/04/2019
The City of Charlottetown is excited to announce a new partnership and location for the Mayor’s Old Home Week Kick-off BBQ 2019.
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Traffic Impacts on Canada Day
07/01/2019
Capital City Canada Day Celebrations begin at 12 p.m. on Monday, July 1 and end with fireworks that will be launched from the Victoria Park Boardwalk
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Canada Day Fireworks Postponed until July 2
07/01/2019
Due to the weather, the Canada Day fireworks scheduled for Victoria Park have been postponed until Tuesday, July 2.
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Celebrate Canada Day in the Capital City
06/30/2019
Maritime pop band, Port Cities, will headline the City of Charlottetown’s 2019 Capital City Canada Day celebrations taking place Monday, July 1 in Victoria Park.
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City Operated Ball Fields Closed
06/28/2019
The City of Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department would like to inform user groups that all ball fields
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City Pools Open for the Season this Week
06/26/2019
The City of Charlottetown’s Parks and Recreation Department would like to inform residents that the recreational community pools
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City's Tourism Officer Takes Home Rising Star Award
06/24/2019
The City of Charlottetown’s Tourism Officer Laurel Lea has been crowned the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Atlantic Canada Chapter Rising Star.
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Traffic Advisory: Road Closure on Queen Street for June 23
06/23/2019
The DiverseCity Multicultural Festival is set to take place on Sunday, June 23 on Queen Street in downtown Charlottetown.
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Bike Week Events Cancelled on Saturday due to Weather
06/21/2019
Due to forecasted weather, the Bike Week events scheduled for Saturday, June 22 have been cancelled.
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Public Meeting Date Set to Discuss Short Term Rentals
06/18/2019
A public meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 19 to discuss short term rentals within the City of Charlottetown
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Friday June 21 is Bike to Work and School Day
06/18/2019
It’s Bike Week in the City of Charlottetown and Friday, June 21 is Bike to Work
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Mayor’s Challenge Includes Chance to Win a Bicycle
06/17/2019
It's Bike Week in Charlottetown, and the City and Hot 105.5 have partnered to present the Mayor's Bike Week Challenge.
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City Councillor Elected to National Board
06/17/2019
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has appointed a City of Charlottetown Councillor to its Board of Directors to represent the Province of Prince Edward Island.
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Mayor Issues Challenge for Bike to Work and School Day
06/13/2019
Mayor Philip Brown has issued a challenge to Charlottetown City Council to use their bicycles for transportation on Friday, June 21 for Bike to Work and School Day.
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Planning and Heritage Launches New Exhibit
06/13/2019
The City of Charlottetown invites the public to explore the role of the horse in Charlottetown’s history in the Planning and Heritage Department’s latest exhibit entitled, Picturing A City: The Horse of Course.
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Police Services to Host Bike Rodeo and Auction
06/13/2019
Don’t miss the Charlottetown Police Services Bike Rodeo for children aged 12 and under
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Charlottetown Leading Atlantic Canada in Growth
06/12/2019
The City of Charlottetown leads other Atlantic Canadian cities when it comes to growth, according to the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC). APEC’s June 2019 report explores major infrastructure projects in the region and scores them.
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City Partners with Eastlink Centre to Host Raptors Screening Event
06/12/2019
The City of Charlottetown has partnered with Eastlink Centre Charlottetown to host a live screening of game six of the NBA Finals
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City Awards Elementary Students with Artwork Featured in a Water Conservation Calendar
06/10/2019
During the monthly meeting of Council, Mayor Philip Brown presented twelve Charlottetown students with their artwork
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Deadline Approaching to Apply for Community and Advisory Boards
06/06/2019
The City of Charlottetown is currently seeking applications for vacancies on its various community and advisory boards.
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City Launches Transit Pilot to Improve Service in East Royalty
05/31/2019
The City of Charlottetown, in partnership with T3 Transit, has launched an expanded route to include unserviced areas of East Royalty
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Port Cities to Headline Charlottetown’s Capital City Canada Day Celebrations
05/31/2019
Maritime pop band, Port Cities, will headline the City of Charlottetown’s 2019 Capital City Canada Day celebrations taking place Monday, July 1
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Deadline Approaching to Complete Survey on Short Term Rentals
05/30/2019
The City of Charlottetown is inviting the public to complete a survey to provide feedback on short term rentals.
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Local Businesses Plant More Than 300 Trees to Give Back to the Community
05/30/2019
Local businesses and the City of Charlottetown planted approximately 300 trees today
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City Announces Activities Taking Place as Part of Bike Week
05/29/2019
The City of Charlottetown has partnered with several organizations and has declared June 15 – 22 to be Bike Week
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City Celebrates its Heritage with Doors Open Event
05/28/2019
The City of Charlottetown invites the public to take part in historic tours of City Hall and the Fire Department
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