Highlights / Prince Edward Island

Health, Society

Prince Edward Island to host Canadian Premier League season

The Canadian Premier League (CPL) announced on Wednesday that its 2020 season will be held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island starting next month.  According to an announcement from the league’s commissioner David Clanachan, the CPL will play what they are »

Society

Public Health Agency of Canada investigating outbreak of salmonella

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) said that they are investigating an outbreak of 59 salmonella infections in five provinces across the country. According to a public health notice released on Friday, the Public Health Agency of Canada said »

Society

Atlantic bubble may open to Quebec’s Gaspé region, unsure about rest of Canada

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs said at a news conference on Tuesday that he would like to expand the Atlantic bubble to residents in Quebec’s Gaspé region before the end of week. On July 3, Canada’s four Atlantic provinces, Newfoundland »

Economy, Health, Society

Canada’s Atlantic provinces agree to regional pandemic bubble

Canada’s four Atlantic provinces have agreed to open their borders to each other as of July 3, the Council of Atlantic Premiers announced Wednesday in a news release. The agreement means that residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Prince »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Trudeau arrives in Halifax to survey Hurricane Dorian damage

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Halifax Tuesday morning to take stock of the devastation brought by Hurricane Dorian as it barreled through Atlantic Canada over the weekend, bringing heavy rains and strong winds that uprooted trees and knocked down »

Environment & Animal Life

Hurricane Dorian to hit Atlantic Canada with high winds, downpours

Hurricane Dorian is expected to barrel into Atlantic Canada this weekend as a Category 1 hurricane, churning out sustained winds up to 140 km/h when it reaches Nova Scotia on Saturday, according to the Canadian Hurricane Centre. “There is two »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, Politics, Society

Attention shoppers: the PEI plastic bag ban is now in effect

Prince Edward Island has become the first Canadian to ban single-use plastic bags. New rules for their use took effect Monday and come less than a week after Canadian environment ministers announced they had agreed on new rules to harmonize the »

Politics

Canada’s smallest province makes history with new minority government

Voters in Canada’s Atlantic province of Prince Edward Island (P.E.I) elected a minority Progressive Conservative government Tuesday, but also made Canadian electoral history by elevating the Green Party to the status of the Official Opposition in the legislature. The Tories »

Society

It’s a challenge doing common things, says Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it’s hard for him to do typical Canadian things without “causing bit of a kerfuffle.” Speaking on Ocean 100 radio in the small eastern province of Prince Edward Island, Trudeau gave the examples of going »

Economy, International, Society

Canada at the culinary olympics- Gold, and more gold!

It is called the Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung (IKA), and the IKA International Olympiade der Koche. It is an international culinary arts exposition and olympic-like competition.  Held every four years, like the Olympic sporting event, it attracts the best chefs from »