COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Thursday, Sept. 17
Parking fee increase in Charlottetown provokes anger
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, with the owner of Peakes Quay calling the move "a slap on the face."
A cooking training program, on hold since the start of the pandemic, is underway again.
MPs attending sessions of Parliament in person found out they will have to self-isolate when coming back to P.E.I., says the Chief Public Health Office.
U-pick operators on P.E.I. are taking extra precautions this year because of COVID-19.
Dozens of Islanders with daubers and face masks will be shouting "Bingo!" on Friday for the first time since March as a Charlottetown bingo hall gets set to reopen.
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.
Also in the news
- Some P.E.I. MPs are returning to Ottawa to attend Parliament for the first time since the pandemic was declared.
- Halloween might look a little different on P.E.I. this year during the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Heather Morrison said during her weekly public briefing.
- P.E.I. Premier Dennis King expressed his pride in the work that Islanders have done to control the spread of COVID-19, six months after the first case hit the Island, and acknowledged the fatigue everyone is feeling.
- The pedestrian shuttle for the Confederation Bridge remains out of service and there are no immediate plans to resume it while COVID-19 is still a threat to safety, says the bridge's general manager.
- Door-to-door canvassing by candidates will not be part of the campaign during the upcoming byelection in Charlottetown-Winsloe.
- Here is information for living with the COVID-19 pandemic on P.E.I. — including information on government relief programs, physical distancing measures, and essential health services.
- Here is a chart tracking COVID-19 numbers and a timeline of COVID-19-related events on P.E.I.
- Here is a guide on what parents and students need to know before heading back to class as soon as Sept. 8.