COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Thursday, Sept. 17

A cook training program returns to restaurant kitchens, and MPs find out they will have to self-isolate when coming back to P.E.I. from Ottawa.

Parking fee increase in Charlottetown provokes anger

P.E.I. MPs will have to self-isolate after landing at Charlottetown Airport. (Nancy Russell/CBC)

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.

Apple u-picks are open with some changes. (Mark Ashley)

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.

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