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CBC Prince Edward Island

'A warm welcome': P.E.I.'s efforts to find nurses overseas a success, with 107 new hires

Provincial agency says it's hired 11 internationally educated nursing staff to work in the Island's health-care system, with 96 more signing contracts. ...
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Provincial agency says it's hired 11 internationally educated nursing staff to work in the Island's health-care system, with 96 more signing contracts.

15 minutes ago

CBC Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown plans closures on North River Road and Grafton Street next week

Drivers will have a couple of significant obstacles to deal with while navigating into and through Charlottetown next week.  ...
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Drivers will have a couple of significant obstacles to deal with while navigating into and through Charlottetown next week. 

56 minutes ago

CBC Prince Edward Island

P.E.I. premier wants Ottawa to partner with province on dental, school food programs

The rollout of a national dental program for seniors has been 'an unmitigated disaster,' says Premier Dennis King, who is asking the federal government to partner with P.E.I. to avoid what he called i ...
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The rollout of a national dental program for seniors has been 'an unmitigated disaster,' says Premier Dennis King, who is asking the federal government to partner with P.E.I. to avoid what he called inefficient overlaps with similar initiatives on the Island.

1 hour ago

CBC Prince Edward Island

P.E.I. long-term care, doctor hirings, and wage talks all discussed on CBC Compass's Political Panel

Sally Pitt and Paul MacNeill join CBC News: Compass host Louise Martin to talk P.E.I.'s top politics stories, from labour negotiations to private long-term care funding and temporary foreign workers, ...
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Sally Pitt and Paul MacNeill join CBC News: Compass host Louise Martin to talk P.E.I.'s top politics stories, from labour negotiations to private long-term care funding and temporary foreign workers, and other top stories this week from the P.E.I. Legislature.

2 hours ago

CBC Prince Edward Island

P.E.I. harbours face challenges with approach of lobster season

The spring lobster season is just a couple of weeks away, and in some harbours, the impact of post-tropical storm Fiona is still being felt a year and a half later. ...
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The spring lobster season is just a couple of weeks away, and in some harbours, the impact of post-tropical storm Fiona is still being felt a year and a half later.

7 hours ago

CBC Prince Edward Island

Question about keeping tabs on LTC money leads to testy exchange in P.E.I. legislature

A demand Green MLA Peter Bevan-Baker made in the legislature Thursday for accountability from private long-term care home operators led Premier Dennis King to accuse him of smearing the names of 'goo ...
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A demand Green MLA Peter Bevan-Baker made in the legislature Thursday for accountability from private long-term care home operators led Premier Dennis King to accuse him of smearing the names of 'good people across Prince Edward Island.'

8 hours ago

CBC Prince Edward Island

Health minister quietly took steps to eliminate P.E.I.'s doctor cap last fall

P.E.I.'s health minister quietly did away with doctor complements last fall, opening up less restrictive avenues for the province to recruit new physicians to practice here. ...
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P.E.I.'s health minister quietly did away with doctor complements last fall, opening up less restrictive avenues for the province to recruit new physicians to practice here.

12 hours ago

CBC Prince Edward Island

Justice minister doubles down on not letting water treatment company sell on P.E.I.

P.E.I.’s justice minister has endorsed a regulator’s decision that stripped a water treatment sales company of its licence to operate in the province — giving even more detail about how salespe ...
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P.E.I.’s justice minister has endorsed a regulator’s decision that stripped a water treatment sales company of its licence to operate in the province — giving even more detail about how salespeople coerced vulnerable customers into signing contracts.

13 hours ago

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SPORTS – Friday

The Summerside Western Capitals look to close out the Maritime Junior Hockey League South Division Final with a win in Game #6 Friday night over the Ramblers in Amherst.  The Caps are up 3-2 in the s ...
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The Summerside Western Capitals look to close out the Maritime Junior Hockey League South Division Final with a win in Game #6 Friday night over the Ramblers in Amherst.  The Caps are up 3-2 in the series.  If they can win the series, Summerside will face the Miramichi Timberwolves in the League Final, after they advanced Thursday night with a sweep of Edmundston in the North Final.  

Gardiner MacDougall of Bedeque has been named by Hockey Canada as Head Coach for Canada at the IIHF U18 World Championship in Finland later this month.

Bryson DeChambeau opened with a 65 at the Masters golf tournament for his best start in a major and leads by one shot over world number one Scottie Scheffler. The round couldn’t be completed because of a two-and-a-half hour weather delay. Tiger Woods is holding steady at 1-under through 13 holes.

Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park and the PEI Harness Racing Industry Association are hosting Breakfast with the Babies on Saturday, April 20th – an opportunity to view the future stars of racing as they go in training sets to condition for the upcoming season.

SCOREBOARD

Thursday’s Scoreboard

NHL

New Jersey 6 Toronto 5

Ottawa 3 Tampa Bay 2 (SO)

N.Y. Islanders 3 Montreal 2 (OT)

Winnipeg 3 Dallas 0

Los Angeles 4 Calgary 1

Florida 4 Columbus 0

Pittsburgh 6 Detroit 5 (OT)

Philadelphia 4 N.Y. Rangers 1

Buffalo 4 Washington 2

San Jose 3 Seattle 1

World Women’s Hockey Championship

Quarterfinals

At Utica, N.Y.

Canada 5 Sweden 1

Finland 3 Switzerland 1

Czechia 1 Germany 0

United States 10 Japan 0

AHL

Cleveland 6 Laval 4

Abbotsford 3 Calgary 1

NBA

Chicago 127 Detroit 105

New York 118 Boston 109

Utah 124 Houston 121

Golden State 100 Portland 92

New Orleans 135 Sacramento 123

MLB

American League

Kansas City 13 Houston 3

Oakland 1 Texas 0

Baltimore 9 Boston 4 (10 innings)

Minnesota at Detroit, ppd.

National League

N.Y. Mets 16 Atlanta 4

Philadelphia 5 Pittsburgh 1

Milwaukee at Cincinnati, ppd.

Friday’s Schedule 

(All times Eastern)

NHL

Carolina at St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Nashville at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

Arizona at Edmonton, 9 p.m.

Calgary at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

Minnesota at Vegas, 10 p.m.

AHL

Toronto at Syracuse, 7 p.m.

Lehigh Valley at Hershey, 7 p.m.

Rockford at Grand Rapids, 7 p.m.

Springfield at Hartford, 7 p.m.

Belleville at Rochester, 7:05 p.m.

Bridgeport at WB/Scranton, 7:05 p.m.

Utica at Providence, 7:05 p.m.

Chicago at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.

Abbotsford at Calgary, 9 p.m.

Colorado at Tucson, 9 p.m.

Bakersfield at Coachella Valley, 10 p.m.

San Diego at Ontario, 10 p.m.

Texas at San Jose, 10 p.m.

NBA

Chicago at Washington, 7 p.m.

Orlando at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Brooklyn at New York, 7:30 p.m.

Charlotte at Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Indiana at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.

Toronto at Miami, 8 p.m.

Atlanta at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Denver at San Antonio, 8 p.m.

L.A. Lakers at Memphis, 8 p.m.

Milwaukee at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.

Detroit at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Houston at Portland, 10 p.m.

New Orleans at Golden State, 10 p.m.

Phoenix at Sacramento, 10:30 p.m.

Utah at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

MLB

Interleague

San Francisco (Winn 0-2) at Tampa Bay (Alexander 0-0), 6:50 p.m.

Milwaukee (Hall 0-1) at Baltimore (Wells 0-1), 7:05 p.m.

Colorado (Feltner 0-1) at Toronto (Gausman 0-1), 7:07 p.m.

Kansas City (Wacha 1-0) at N.Y. Mets (Severino 0-1), 7:10 p.m.

Cincinnati (Abbott 0-1) at Chicago White Sox (Flexen 0-2), 7:40 p.m.

Chicago Cubs (Wicks 0-1) at Seattle (Miller 1-1), 9:40 p.m.

Washington (Irvin 0-1) at Oakland (Blackburn 1-0), 9:40 p.m.

American League

Minnesota (Ryan 0-1) at Detroit (Maeda 0-1), 6:40 p.m.

L.A. Angels (Detmers 2-0) at Boston (TBD), 7:10 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Schmidt 0-0) at Cleveland (Carrasco 0-0), 7:10 p.m.

Texas (Dunning 1-1) at Houston (France 0-1), 8:10 p.m.

National League

Pittsburgh (Falter 0-0) at Philadelphia (Sánchez 0-1), 6:40 p.m.

Atlanta (Fried 0-0) at Miami (Rogers 0-1), 7:10 p.m.

St. Louis (Matz 1-0) at Arizona (Pfaadt 1-0), 9:40 p.m.

San Diego (King 2-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Yamamoto 1-1), 10:10 p.m.

NLL

Philadelphia at Colorado, 9 p.m.

13 hours ago

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Premium gasoline and diesel prices rise overnight on PEI

It’s status quo this week for the price of regular gasoline, however the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission has approved an increase of 1.0 cent per litre in the price of premium gasoline.  T ...
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It’s status quo this week for the price of regular gasoline, however the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission has approved an increase of 1.0 cent per litre in the price of premium gasoline.  The price of furnace oil decreased overnight by 2.0 cents per litre, while the price of diesel went up by 1.0 cents per litre.  Including taxes, pump prices for premium self-serve gasoline now range from 187.0 to 188.1 cents per litre.  You’re still paying 173.0 to 174.1 cents per litre for regular self-serve gasoline. Diesel costs you between 190.8 and 191.9 cents per litre.  The maximum price for furnace oil is 137.6 cents per litre.

13 hours ago

CBC Prince Edward Island

2-year delay in P.E.I.'s temporary foreign worker protections 'not good enough': McNeilly

More than two years after P.E.I.'s Temporary Foreign Workers Protection Act was passed, it still hasn’t been proclaimed into law. ...
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More than two years after P.E.I.'s Temporary Foreign Workers Protection Act was passed, it still hasn’t been proclaimed into law.

22 hours ago

CBC Prince Edward Island

Health workers confront P.E.I. premier, health minister at legislature over wages

One of the unions that represents health-care workers on the Island said it has broken off its contract negotiations with Health P.E.I.  ...
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One of the unions that represents health-care workers on the Island said it has broken off its contract negotiations with Health P.E.I. 

23 hours ago

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St. George’s man facing child luring charges

The PEI RCMP Internet Child Exploitation Unit has laid child luring charges against a 52-year-old man from St Georges.  The charges are the result of an investigation that started in December of 2023 ...
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The PEI RCMP Internet Child Exploitation Unit has laid child luring charges against a 52-year-old man from St Georges.  The charges are the result of an investigation that started in December of 2023. This investigation was led by the PEI RCMP Internet Child Exploitation Unit, assisted by the RCMP Major Crime Unit, Digital Forensic Unit, Queens District and Kings District RCMP. The suspect will appear in Georgetown Provincial Court on May 23rd to answer to charges of Luring for the purpose of facilitating the commission of an offence.  The RCMP is reminding all parents to talk to their children about internet safety and to report to police if they encounter any crimes of this nature.

11 Apr 2024 21:00:43

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March a busy month for PEI RCMP with impaired drivers

RCMP across PEI arrested 25 impaired drivers in March of 2024. Those investigations included 18 drug impaired investigations, 4 alcohol and 3 refusal to provide a breath sample. Police do note that ma ...
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RCMP across PEI arrested 25 impaired drivers in March of 2024. Those investigations included 18 drug impaired investigations, 4 alcohol and 3 refusal to provide a breath sample. Police do note that many of these cases are awaiting blood sample results prior to charges being laid. The total number of RCMP impaired driving arrests this year up to the end of March was 62. Last year, RCMP in PEI made over 230 impaired arrests.

11 Apr 2024 20:59:11

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CUPE breaks off negotiations with Health PEI

A breakdown in negotiations between Health PEI and the Canadian Union of Public Employees healthcare council on PEI, which represents healthcare workers in hospitals, long-term care facilities, trea ...
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A breakdown in negotiations between Health PEI and the Canadian Union of Public Employees healthcare council on PEI, which represents healthcare workers in hospitals, long-term care
facilities, treatment centers, and public health sectors.  After months of discussions, CUPE has decided to break off talks and pursue
conciliation.  It points to wage increases that match inflationary pressures as a main issue.

11 Apr 2024 20:57:21

CBC Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown to allow electric scooter rentals, despite safety concerns

Last month, Charlottetown police recommended halting e-scooter rentals in the city, citing public safety. But the force said it since came to an agreement with the business operator. ...
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Last month, Charlottetown police recommended halting e-scooter rentals in the city, citing public safety. But the force said it since came to an agreement with the business operator.

11 Apr 2024 20:45:44

CBC Prince Edward Island

$25M pledged for P.E.I. long-term care will 'make a major difference,’ says nursing home group

William McGuigan, chair of the Nursing Home Association of P.E.I., says the province's April 10 announcement of 54 new long-term care beds at private facilities will help address the shortage of the s ...
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William McGuigan, chair of the Nursing Home Association of P.E.I., says the province's April 10 announcement of 54 new long-term care beds at private facilities will help address the shortage of the spaces on the Island. McGuigan speaks with CBC News: Compass host Louise Martin about how the money will help facilities and staff.

11 Apr 2024 20:05:00

CBC Prince Edward Island

Eastern P.E.I. man faces charge of luring a child online

A five-month investigation has led to a child luring charge against a 52-year-old man from P.E.I.’s Kings County. Police say there is no evidence of any victims on the Island. ...
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A five-month investigation has led to a child luring charge against a 52-year-old man from P.E.I.’s Kings County. Police say there is no evidence of any victims on the Island.

11 Apr 2024 19:52:16

CBC Prince Edward Island

Weather, high costs, labour top of mind as P.E.I. farmers prepare to plant their crops

With another growing season quickly approaching on P.E.I., several factors are on farmers' minds as they prepare to plant this year's crops. ...
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With another growing season quickly approaching on P.E.I., several factors are on farmers' minds as they prepare to plant this year's crops.

11 Apr 2024 18:07:15

CBC Prince Edward Island

Meta launches new tools to curb sextortion through Instagram and Facebook

Meta, the company that owns the Facebook and Instagram social media platforms, announced new tools Thursday designed to protect its users from sextortion and other forms of online intimate image abuse ...
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Meta, the company that owns the Facebook and Instagram social media platforms, announced new tools Thursday designed to protect its users from sextortion and other forms of online intimate image abuse.

11 Apr 2024 15:22:17

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O.J. Simpson dead at 76

O.J. Simpson has died.   His family announced his death in a statement on his X account on Thursday. Simpson was a decorated football star who was acquitted of charges he killed his former wife, Nic ...
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O.J. Simpson has died.   His family announced his death in a statement on his X account on Thursday.

Simpson was a decorated football star who was acquitted of charges he killed his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman, but wound up in prison years later in an unrelated case.  The family says in its statement that Simpson died on Wednesday, surrounded by his children and grandchildren.

Simpson’s legendary football career was forever overshadowed by the 1994 slayings.  A criminal court jury found him not guilty of murder, but a separate civil trial jury found him liable.

11 Apr 2024 15:21:46

CBC Prince Edward Island

Federal pharmacare could help keep Islanders on feeding tubes home, says P.E.I. minister

It may be possible to leverage a new federal pharmacare program to support people who require feeding tubes, says P.E.I. Health Minister Mark McLane. ...
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It may be possible to leverage a new federal pharmacare program to support people who require feeding tubes, says P.E.I. Health Minister Mark McLane.

11 Apr 2024 10:41:36

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Downtown Charlottetown Farmers’ Market moving from Queen Street

The Downtown Charlottetown Farmers’ Market is on the move.  It’s being moved from its traditional location on lower Queen Street to the lawn in front of Founders’ Food Hall and Market.  The Ci ...
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The Downtown Charlottetown Farmers’ Market is on the move.  It’s being moved from its traditional location on lower Queen Street to the lawn in front of Founders’ Food Hall and Market.  The City says Charlottetown Police, Fire and the Public Works Department all spoke with Downtown Charlottetown Inc. about safety concerns stemming from the market’s operations on Queen Street.  It says those concerns included emergency response access and site control. City officials say that during the process, different options were discussed and after evaluating a number of  different locations, it says Downtown Charlottetown Inc. proposed the new location by Founders’ Food Hall and Market.  City staff reviewed the proposed site on a number of factors and offered its support for that location this year.  

11 Apr 2024 10:20:30

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SPORTS – Thursday

The Summerside Western Capitals are up 3-games-to-2 in their Maritime Junior Hockey League South Division Final after a 4-3 Game #5 win Wednesday night at Credit Union Place over the Amherst Ramblers. ...
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The Summerside Western Capitals are up 3-games-to-2 in their Maritime Junior Hockey League South Division Final after a 4-3 Game #5 win Wednesday night at Credit Union Place over the Amherst Ramblers.  The Caps can close out the series with a win in Game #6 in Amherst on Friday night. 

SCOREBOARD

Wednesday’s Scoreboard

NHL

Edmonton 5 Vegas 1

Arizona 4 Vancouver 3 (OT)

St. Louis 5 Chicago 2

AHL

Belleville 3 Toronto 2 (OT)

San Diego 4 Bakersfield 2

San Jose 6 Henderson 5

Coachella Valley 3 Ontario 1

NBA

Brooklyn 106 Toronto 102

Cleveland 110 Memphis 98

Charlotte 115 Atlanta 114

Dallas 111 Miami 92

Milwaukee 117 Orlando 99

Oklahoma City 127 San Antonio 89

Denver 116 Minnesota 107

Phoenix 124 L.A. Clippers 108

MLB

American League

Seattle 6 Toronto 1 (10 innings)

Tampa Bay 4 L.A. Angels 2

Cleveland 7 Chicago White Sox 6 (10 innings)

Baltimore 7 Boston 5

Kansas City 11 Houston 2

Texas 6 Oakland 2

National League

Philadelphia 4 St. Louis 3

Arizona 5 Colorado 3

San Francisco 7 Washington 1

San Diego 10 Chicago Cubs 2

Milwaukee 7 Cincinnati 2

N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, ppd.

Interleague

Minnesota 3 L.A. Dodgers 2

Miami 5 N.Y. Yankees 2

Thursday’s Schedule 

(All times Eastern)

NHL

New Jersey at Toronto, 7 p.m.

Ottawa at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.

Columbus at Florida, 7 p.m.

Detroit at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.

Washington at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Montreal at N.Y. Islanders, 7:30 p.m.

Winnipeg at Dallas, 8 p.m.

San Jose at Seattle, 10 p.m.

Calgary at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

World Women’s Hockey Championship

Quarterfinals

At Utica, N.Y.

Finland vs. Switzerland, 11 a.m.

Czechia vs. Germany, 1:30 p.m.

Canada vs. Sweden, 5 p.m.

United States vs. Japan, 10:30 p.m.

AHL

Laval at Cleveland, 7 p.m.

Abbotsford at Calgary, 9 p.m.

NBA

Chicago at Detroit, 7 p.m.

New York at Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Houston at Utah, 9 p.m.

Golden State at Portland, 10 p.m.

New Orleans at Sacramento, 10 p.m.

MLB

American League

Minnesota (López 1-1) at Detroit (Skubal 1-0), 1:10 p.m.

Houston (Brown 0-1) at Kansas City (Singer 1-0), 2:10 p.m.

Oakland (Sears 0-1) at Texas (Gray 0-0), 2:35 p.m.

Baltimore (Rodriguez 2-0) at Boston (Whitlock 1-0),

National League

N.Y. Mets (Severino 0-1) at Atlanta (Fried 0-0), 12:20 p.m.

Milwaukee (Peralta 1-0) at Cincinnati (Martinez 0-0), 1:10 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Jones 1-1) at Philadelphia (Suárez 1-0), 6:40 p.m.

11 Apr 2024 10:18:31

CBC Prince Edward Island

'More than just a theft of a small item': Police in Charlottetown warn of spring spike in stealing

Property crime may be down overall in Charlottetown, but the police chief says the capital city usually see a bit of a spike in break-ins, thefts and trespassing this time of year — and its effects ...
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Property crime may be down overall in Charlottetown, but the police chief says the capital city usually see a bit of a spike in break-ins, thefts and trespassing this time of year — and its effects can leave victims feeling shaken.

11 Apr 2024 09:00:00

CBC Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown outdoor farmers market moving to Founders' Hall

Some vendors say they're disappointed the Downtown Charlottetown Farmers Market won’t be held on Queen Street this year. ...
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Some vendors say they're disappointed the Downtown Charlottetown Farmers Market won’t be held on Queen Street this year.

10 Apr 2024 23:41:23

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Province investing almost $25m in long term care

Premier Dennis King and Health Minister Mark McLane announced Wednesday that an agreement has been reached with private long term care operators that will see an investment of almost $25 million dolla ...
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Premier Dennis King and Health Minister Mark McLane announced Wednesday that an agreement has been reached with private long term care operators that will see an investment of almost $25 million dollars.  That will include opening 54 new beds in the coming months, increased wages for workers in private facilities to move towards wage comparability with the public sector, and grants and financing programs to support the build of new beds.  The 54 new beds will be located at Clinton View Lodge, South Shore Villa, PEI Atlantic Baptists Home, Garden Home, The Mount Continuing Care, Andrews of Stratford, Andrews of Parkwest, Whisperwood Villa and Gillis Lodge.  The licensing process will begin immediately for these new beds.  As part of the renewed agreement, the daily bed rate will increase by over $77 per day from $264 to $342.

 

10 Apr 2024 22:13:56

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Bank of Canada could lower key interest rate in June

The Bank of Canada could lower its key interest rate as soon as June. For now, the rate is going to stay at five per cent. But central bank governor Tiff Macklem says a June rate cut is within the r ...
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The Bank of Canada could lower its key interest rate as soon as June.
For now, the rate is going to stay at five per cent.
But central bank governor Tiff Macklem says a June rate cut is within the realm of possibilities because he’s starting to see the economic conditions necessary to lower interest rates.
That includes the slowdown in underlying inflation to continue.

10 Apr 2024 22:12:38

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Greens bringing legislation to remove sick note requirement

The Third Party Greens want to remove the sick note requirement from the provincial Employment Standards Act. They say their proposed amendment is based on feedback from both front-line health-care wo ...
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The Third Party Greens want to remove the sick note requirement from the provincial Employment Standards Act. They say their proposed amendment is based on feedback from both front-line health-care workers and Islanders.  The Greens say the change would remove the “small but significant burden” on the health-care system.  The party says more than eight thousand hours of clinical time is wasted annually on writing sick notes for ill employees.

10 Apr 2024 22:11:37

CBC Prince Edward Island

Students flex their brainpower at P.E.I. Science Fair

The P.E.I. Science Fair was held Tuesday at the Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown featured 180 students from grades 4 to 10 showcasing 129 science projects. ...
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The P.E.I. Science Fair was held Tuesday at the Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown featured 180 students from grades 4 to 10 showcasing 129 science projects.

10 Apr 2024 21:18:27

CBC Prince Edward Island

As wildfire season arrives, these easy steps can help protect your home from burning

With this year's wildfire season arriving across Canada, Jason Woodbury, chief of the Miscouche, P.E.I., fire department, wants people to be proactive to keep their homes and properties safe. As he te ...
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With this year's wildfire season arriving across Canada, Jason Woodbury, chief of the Miscouche, P.E.I., fire department, wants people to be proactive to keep their homes and properties safe. As he tells CBC’s Sheehan Desjardins, there are simple actions people can take to reduce their risks from any type of blaze.

10 Apr 2024 20:10:00

CBC Prince Edward Island

P.E.I. announces funding for 54 new long-term care beds, with bed fees to rise 29%

The P.E.I. government finally released details on how it will address the shortage of long-term care beds on the Island, but it comes with a higher price tag for residents of the facilities. ...
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The P.E.I. government finally released details on how it will address the shortage of long-term care beds on the Island, but it comes with a higher price tag for residents of the facilities.

10 Apr 2024 19:54:36

CBC Prince Edward Island

Did the solar eclipse make this week’s tides more extreme? Kind of…

Tides across Atlantic Canada have been significantly higher and lower than usual this week. That’s partly because of normal spring tide patterns, but the recent eclipse is also playing a part. CBC P ...
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Tides across Atlantic Canada have been significantly higher and lower than usual this week. That’s partly because of normal spring tide patterns, but the recent eclipse is also playing a part. CBC P.E.I. meteorologist Jay Scotland walks us through the science.

10 Apr 2024 19:25:00

CBC Prince Edward Island

Why potholes pop up, and how to avoid wrecking your ride this spring

With spring in full swing on P.E.I., pothole season is here with it. CBC's Wayne Thibodeau speaks with the transportation department about what causes the little craters, and how to drive safely with ...
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With spring in full swing on P.E.I., pothole season is here with it. CBC's Wayne Thibodeau speaks with the transportation department about what causes the little craters, and how to drive safely with them in mind.

10 Apr 2024 15:02:00

CBC Prince Edward Island

MLA complains of 'fatal flaws and gaps' in rental law after eviction of tenants who fought increases

Green MLA Peter Bevan-Baker questioned P.E.I Housing Minister Rob Lantz in the legislature Tuesday about how the new Residential Tenancy Act does and doesn't protect tenants from eviction. ...
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Green MLA Peter Bevan-Baker questioned P.E.I Housing Minister Rob Lantz in the legislature Tuesday about how the new Residential Tenancy Act does and doesn't protect tenants from eviction.

10 Apr 2024 13:34:47

CBC Prince Edward Island

Police presence near outreach centre won't dissipate anytime soon, says chief

Charlottetown residents can expect a continued police presence near the community outreach centre. ...
More ...Brad MacConnell, Feb. 11.

Charlottetown residents can expect a continued police presence near the community outreach centre.

10 Apr 2024 10:12:38

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Parks Canada to use bar code scanners at some entry gates as part of pilot project

Parks Canada is replacing some staffed entry points at P-E-I National Park with bar code scanners and an automatic arm. The automated entry gates will be open for season pass holders at two of the par ...
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Parks Canada is replacing some staffed entry points at P-E-I National Park with bar code scanners and an automatic arm. The automated entry gates will be open for season pass holders at two of the park’s busiest entrances, as part of a pilot project starting on June 5th.  Officials say the scanners are meant to help with data collection, like determining how many visitors enter and what times of day are busiest.  They say that data will help park staff make better plans for activities and facilities.  Parks Canada says there are no plans now or in the future to reduce staffing. 

10 Apr 2024 09:57:11

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Bank of Canada to make latest interest rate announcement Wednesday

The expectation is that the Bank of Canada will keep interest rates steady this week for a sixth straight time — but analysts will be watching for indications that we could see rate cuts over th ...
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The expectation is that the Bank of Canada will keep interest rates steady this week for a sixth straight time — but analysts will be watching for indications that we could see rate cuts over the summer.  The central bank has held its policy rate at 5 per cent since July, however with an  economy that’s languishing and inflation within the bank’s target range, some believe we could see cuts as soon as June.  We’ll know more with the rate decision announced on Wednesday.

10 Apr 2024 09:53:18

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Conservatives call on PM to have televised meeting with Premiers on carbon pricing

M-Ps are expected to vote Wednesday on a Conservative motion that calls on the prime minister to defend his carbon pricing policy in a televised “emergency meeting” with the country’ ...
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M-Ps are expected to vote Wednesday on a Conservative motion that calls on the prime minister to defend his carbon pricing policy in a televised “emergency meeting” with the country’s premiers.  The motion tabled Tuesday demands that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sit down with provincial and territorial leaders within five weeks.  Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre says he believes Trudeau is “too scared” to hold the televised meeting because he knows the Liberal government is losing the carbon pricing debate.  Trudeau has said that the leaders complaining about the federal carbon pricing program haven’t presented alternatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Premier Dennis King is one Premier who has voiced concerns about the increase we saw this month in the carbon tax

10 Apr 2024 09:52:01

CBC Prince Edward Island

'Ground is shifting' for social media giants, says federal justice minister pushing Online Harms Act

Too many young people are dying because of crimes mediated by online platforms, says federal Justice Minister Arif Virani. He believes his Online Harms Act — introduced in Parliament this February � ...
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Too many young people are dying because of crimes mediated by online platforms, says federal Justice Minister Arif Virani. He believes his Online Harms Act — introduced in Parliament this February — can help put a stop to it.

10 Apr 2024 09:00:00

CBC Prince Edward Island

Should P.E.I. schools ban screen time? Home and School Federation to debate the issue

The Spring Park Home and School Association and the West Kent Home and School Association will vote on a resolution at the group’s upcoming meeting. ...
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The Spring Park Home and School Association and the West Kent Home and School Association will vote on a resolution at the group’s upcoming meeting.

10 Apr 2024 09:00:00

CBC Prince Edward Island

Finance minister promises review of sick notes, but says getting rid of them isn't the answer

P.E.I.'s finance minister is on board with looking into whether government should change the requirements around employees providing sick notes to their employer. ...
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P.E.I.'s finance minister is on board with looking into whether government should change the requirements around employees providing sick notes to their employer.

9 Apr 2024 23:06:33

CBC Prince Edward Island

Summerside cottage contractor sentenced to house arrest for fraud

A P.E.I. contractor faces 14 months of house arrest for fraud after he failed to build cottages he was paid to build. ...
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A P.E.I. contractor faces 14 months of house arrest for fraud after he failed to build cottages he was paid to build.

9 Apr 2024 21:08:15

CBC Prince Edward Island

Drone captures the moments a P.E.I. crowd was wowed by eclipse

As a crowd looked up, a drone camera operated by CBC's Shane Hennessey looked down during the solar eclipse in Mill River Resort in Woodstock, P.E.I., on April 8. ...
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As a crowd looked up, a drone camera operated by CBC's Shane Hennessey looked down during the solar eclipse in Mill River Resort in Woodstock, P.E.I., on April 8.

9 Apr 2024 19:38:00

CBC Prince Edward Island

Dean of UPEI's new Faculty of Medicine gives an update

CBC Compass host Louse Martin speaks with Dr. Preston Smith, the new Dean of UPEI Faculty of Medicine, about the progress of the medical school and how he will be working with Health P.E.I. ...
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CBC Compass host Louse Martin speaks with Dr. Preston Smith, the new Dean of UPEI Faculty of Medicine, about the progress of the medical school and how he will be working with Health P.E.I.

9 Apr 2024 19:28:00

CBC Prince Edward Island

Islanders share their favourite photos of the solar eclipse over P.E.I.

Thousands of Prince Edward Islanders took in Monday's solar eclipse from tip to tip, and they have some amazing photos to remember the once-in-a-lifetime event. ...
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Thousands of Prince Edward Islanders took in Monday's solar eclipse from tip to tip, and they have some amazing photos to remember the once-in-a-lifetime event.

9 Apr 2024 18:57:55

CBC Prince Edward Island

Average home price in P.E.I. continues downward trend, data shows

The average price of a home in Prince Edward Island has dropped by nearly nine per cent over the past two years, according to data released Tuesday by the Canadian Real Estate Association. ...
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The average price of a home in Prince Edward Island has dropped by nearly nine per cent over the past two years, according to data released Tuesday by the Canadian Real Estate Association.

9 Apr 2024 18:15:32

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Summerside area man facing refusal and drug impaired driving related charges

A 49-year old Summerside area man is facing refusal and drug impaired driving related charges after a traffic stop Monday night.  Just before 11pm, a Summerside Police officer conducted a traffic sto ...
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A 49-year old Summerside area man is facing refusal and drug impaired driving related charges after a traffic stop Monday night.  Just before 11pm, a Summerside Police officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the Water St. West area and the driver was showing signs of being impaired by drug. Police say he was arrested at the scene and then failed an examination by a drug recognition evaluator. A demand was then made for a sample of the man’s blood, which he refused. As a result, the man will soon be appearing in court to answer to the charges.

9 Apr 2024 14:14:18

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March saw an increase in home sales in PEI

Home sales in PEI posted their highest monthly total in March since November. The number of homes sold through the MLS System of the PEI Real Estate Association totaled 143 units in March.  That is u ...
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Home sales in PEI posted their highest monthly total in March since November. The number of homes sold through the MLS System of the PEI Real Estate Association totaled 143 units in March.  That is up by 10% from March 2023. On a year-to-date basis, home sales totaled 363 units over the first three months of the year – an increase of 13.1% from the same period in 2023. 

9 Apr 2024 14:11:49

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Bank of Canada’s rate decision coming Wednesday

The Bank of Canada will announce its latest rate decision on Wednesday, and the expectation is it will keep interest rates steady for a sixth consecutive time.  However, there will be a lot of intere ...
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The Bank of Canada will announce its latest rate decision on Wednesday, and the expectation is it will keep interest rates steady for a sixth consecutive time.  However, there will be a lot of interest in the tone of the announcement and whether it will offer any hints on the possibility of seeing rate cuts over the summer.  The central bank has held its policy rate at 5 per cent since July, however with an economy that’s languishing and inflation within the bank’s target range, some analysts believe we could see cuts as soon as June.  

9 Apr 2024 14:10:59

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