Kevin Yarr

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Calls for Dorian disaster assistance on P.E.I. slow, says Red Cross

So far there haven't been a huge number of calls from Islanders looking to apply for the provincial disaster financial assistance program, say officials with the P.E.I. division of the Canadian Red Cross.

With 7 ships in 2 days, Charlottetown heating up as cruise destination

The Port of Charlottetown set a record this week with seven cruise ships visiting in just two days.

Dorian cleanup almost done in Charlottetown

Charlottetown public works officials are finishing clean-up efforts following post-tropical storm Dorian.

Thefts from vehicles up in some neighbourhoods, say Charlottetown police

Charlottetown Police are stepping up patrols in parts of the city following an increase in reports of thefts from vehicles and sheds.

Employment in Charlottetown's digital sector growing rapidly

Charlottetown is a national leader in employment growth in the digital technology sector, according to a new study from the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council.

P.E.I. PCs maintain support, new poll suggests

P.E.I.'s Progressive Conservatives survived the spring session of the legislature unscathed, according to a poll released Tuesday.

Man dies in DeSable house fire

A 58-year-old man died Sunday night as the result of a house fire in DeSable, P.E.I., say RCMP.

Montague furniture store still closed by Dorian damage

Beck's Home Furniture and Appliances in eastern P.E.I. will remain closed for the foreseeable future while it repairs damage caused by post-tropical storm Dorian.

Stop burning woodfall from Dorian, councillor asks

Summerside council has been dealing with a lot of calls about backyard fires since post-tropical storm Dorian.

National business advisory firm looks to P.E.I. for inspiration, says CEO

Hundreds of partners from the business advisory firm Grant Thornton were on P.E.I. last week to see what they could learn from Atlantic Canada's hottest economy.

UPEI approves fall break for students

Next year students at UPEI will have some extra time off during the fall semester.

P.E.I. electricity fully restored following Dorian

Eight days after post-tropical storm Dorian swept over P.E.I., Maritime Electric restored power to all of its customers.

Charlottetown-area transit sees big leap in ridership

The start of the school year has brought a lot more riders on T3 Transit in Charlottetown, Cornwall and Stratford, says company owner Mike Cassidy.

50 customers still without power in Summerside

Summerside Electric is down to 50 customers still without power, following post-tropical storm Dorian striking P.E.I. last weekend.

More government aid for Dorian damage, says P.E.I. premier

A $50,000 contribution to food banks announced earlier this week by the P.E.I. government is just the beginning of aid, says Premier Dennis King.