COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Friday, Sept. 18

The Provincial Nominee Program is back and the tourism numbers up to July are being called a "devastation."

The province has selected 626 newcomers as PNP kicks back into gear

Face masks are the latest hot-selling item from Tony Nguyen's street cart in downtown Charlottetown. (Jane Robertson/CBC)

 P.E.I.'s Provincial Nominee Program is picking up speed again after languishing during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Tourism Industry Association of P.E.I. says the the tourism numbers released by the P.E.I. government through to July show "devastation."

Island food banks are embracing the drive-thru method during COVID.

Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison talked to Compass host Louise Martin about what the new normal could look like this fall and winter.

Charlottetown council decided Thursday night to defer a hike in parking fees, announced Wednesday, until the end of October.

Two Charlottetown business groups complained that due to COVID-19, this is not the right time to boost downtown parking fees,.

Local support will continue to be crucial if businesses are to survive the pandemic, says the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce.

A cooking training program, on hold since the start of the pandemic, is underway again.

P.E.I. has confirmed a total of 57 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, with no deaths or hospitalizations, and one currently considered active.

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