COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Monday, Nov. 2
Zack Bell wins District 10 byelection for PCs in first COVID-19 era vote
Zack Bell won the District 10 Charlottetown-Winsloe byelection Monday, giving the Progressive Conservatives a majority government under Premier Dennis King. Advance voting numbers were strong and COVID-19 restrictions were in place at polling stations and a small victory party.
Family medicine has changed on P.E.I. since COVID hit, with fewer face-to-face appointments each day.
Despite a 70-per-cent drop in business due to COVID-19, the owner of the Brackley Drive-in Theatre saw a lot of positives in 2020, and was recently presented with a tourism award.
With so many students being driven to school by the parents during the pandemic, some are complaining traffic around the schools is unsafe.
P.E.I. Judge Jeff Lantz says COVID-19 symptoms and tests are causing delays in provincial court.
The Charlottetown Farmers' Market building opened to the public Saturday for the first time since March.
There have been 64 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on P.E.I. and all are considered recovered. There have been no deaths, hospitalizations and no evidence of community spread.
Prince Edward Island continues to be the only province in Canada with no active cases of COVID-19. There have also been no deaths in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. The Yukon reported its first death Oct. 30.
Also in the news
- Funeral homes on P.E.I. say they are mostly limiting the number of mourners at funerals to 50, because they are not set up to handle more safely under the new normal.
- An economic outlook from the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council this week shows some relative bright spots for the P.E.I. economy, but also points to ongoing challenges.
- N.S. Health is warning travellers in the region of the possibility of exposure to COVID-19 on two flights into Halifax last week.
- The annual poppy campaign on P.E.I. started Friday, and organizers hope COVID-19 won't hurt fundraising efforts.
- 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 look at how coronavirus is spreading across Canada.