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Islander calling for stricter oversight after privacy breach by conservation officer

An Islander who had his privacy breached by one of P.E.I.'s conservation officers says the case highlights the need for more accountability and stricter oversight of the officers.
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Review concluded serious security breaches 'inevitable' at Hillsborough Hospital

A security review of Hillsborough Hospital delivered to Health PEI in 2016 concluded that “without significant changes to the security operations of the site, the potential for serious security breaches [is] inevitable.”
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P.E.I. care home employee fired after photo of deceased resident shared on Snapchat

A resident care worker was fired by Health PEI after a photo of a deceased resident at a government-run long-term care home was shared on Snapchat together with a caption described as 'very inappropriate.'

P.E.I. woman 'free like a bird' after living in hospital for almost 2 years

A P.E.I. woman with an intellectual disability is living in the community after advocates worked to get her out of hospital when officials wanted to place her in a nursing home.
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P.E.I. homeowner asks province to end decade-long septic nightmare

After a decade of having her septic system installed, reinstalled and twice approved by provincial inspectors, Linda Lannigan says she's still dealing with a smelly mess in and around her home in Commercial Cross.

New runways 'major opportunity' for Slemon Park says corporation chair

As the aerospace sector marks its 25th year on Prince Edward Island, there are some lofty predictions being made for the next quarter century.

P.E.I.'s aerospace rebate attracts global companies

P.E.I. is the only jurisdiction in Canada to offer a tax rebate program specific to the aerospace sector. Since 1993, the government has offered the rebate on provincial taxes as a way to attract companies to the Island. In 2015, the province contributed $6.5 million through the program.

Vector marks 25 years of aerospace success on P.E.I.

Vector Aerospace is the second-largest private sector employer on P.E.I. and 90 per cent of its workers are Islanders who appreciate the stable year-round jobs. Vector has grown from a workforce of four in 1991 to more than 450 employees.

Summerside base shutdown launches aerospace 25 years ago

From protests in the streets and yellow ribbons, to a thriving aerospace sector and a new government-owned Slemon Park Corporation, the last few decades have seen a total transformation of the former CFB Summerside. This year, the former base's first private tenant is celebrating 25 years in business.
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P.E.I. denies social assistance to man caring for woman with multiple sclerosis

A Souris-area man says he's been unfairly cut off from social assistance because the government has incorrectly determined he and a woman he's caring for are a couple.

Giant Tiger pulls dog treat from shelves after P.E.I. family pet dies

Discount store chain Giant Tiger has pulled a dog treat from their shelves across Canada after a family from Miscouche, P.E.I., says their four-year-old dog died after choking on the chewable treat.

Refugee loan program: P.E.I. man says let them pay back Canada 'in a different way'

A man who arrived in P.E.I. 17 years ago as a refugee from Colombia says the federal government should stop making incoming refugees pay thousands of dollars back to government to cover the cost of bringing them here.

Literacy coaching program undermined by cuts, says school board

The English Language School Board says a program meant to improve the literacy skills of P.E.I. students is being undermined by staffing cuts.

P.E.I. doctor apologizes for abortion care, 'I communicated poorly'

A P.E.I. emergency room doctor has apologized to a patient who complained about the care he offered when she was having issues with a drug-induced abortion.

Morton Dew and Cuddy Financial heads declare bankruptcy

Two Island businessmen who are currently the focus of a securities and insurance investigation have declared bankruptcy and are being ordered by P.E.I. Supreme Court to repay hundreds of thousands of dollars to a client.

Funding cut 35% for P.E.I. sector councils

The P.E.I. government has cut its support for a collection of industry support groups by 35 per cent.

Core government funding cut to P.E.I. arts groups

Eighteen arts and culture organizations on P.E.I. have had their core funding from the province cut by eight per cent, CBC News has learned.

Work Experience PEI job program cut by 70%

A provincial program designed to help unemployed Prince Edward Islanders develop job skills has had its funding cut by 70 per cent.

28 teaching positions eliminated at English board

Twenty-eight teaching positions are being eliminated at P.E.I.'s English Language School Board, and a further 13 positions at the board and Department of Education levels.

Nurse suspended after talking to media

A nurse who works at Charlottetown's Prince Edward Home has been suspended from her job after she spoke to the CBC.

P.E.I. woman who used abortion drug unhappy with ER care

After using prescribed medication to terminate her pregnancy, a P.E.I. woman says she believes she was denied basic information on her pregnancy and potential follow-up care because an emergency room doctor disagreed with her decision to induce a miscarriage.

Retired teachers paying thousands more a year for prescriptions

P.E.I.'s Health Department is offloading the cost of millions of dollars of drugs onto private insurance companies and that is hurting many retired teachers over the age of 65, says the P.E.I. Retired Teachers' Association.

Atlantic Lottery faces joint audit by Atlantic auditors general

Auditors general in the four Atlantic provinces will work together over the next year on a joint audit of the Atlantic Lottery Corporation.

Patient privacy violated by information screen

The use of a big screen containing patient information in the emergency department at Charlottetown's Queen Elizabeth Hospital is a breach of privacy, says provincial privacy commissioner Maria MacDonald.

Patient safety incident numbers released by Health PEI

Health PEI has released information about patient safety incidents that have happened at its 34 facilities.

Horses' owner to fight seizure

The lawyer representing the owner of 41 horses seized in recent weeks by the Department of Agriculture says he will file a notice of application for a judicial review.

Guns found in buildings behind hospital

A CBC News investigation has uncovered new information about weapons found last year in a set of derelict Health PEI buildings in Charlottetown.

Involuntary addictions treatment needed, says P.E.I. widow

A P.E.I. woman is demanding an involuntary addictions treatment program on the Island after the death of her husband.

No dedicated patients for nurse practitioners

Nurse practitioners will not be dealing with patient lists of their own any time soon.

Abortion service on P.E.I. would have saved money: report

A proposal to provide abortion services on P.E.I., which a business case showed would have saved the province money, was halted by the health minister, CBC News has learned.

Old Hillsborough Hospital buildings coming down

Health P.E.I. officials say the boarded-up buildings near the Hillsborough Hospital will be coming down.

School bus driver felt threatened by cap gun

P.E.I.'s English Language School Board needs to clarify its procedures for when school bus drivers feel threatened with violence, says the union representing the drivers.

Health files moving out of derelict building

The job of moving health and financial records out of a derelict building near Charlottetown's Hillsborough Hospital should be finished by the end of the day Monday.

Ghiz government accused by Opposition parties of ignoring report

Opposition parties in Prince Edward Island are accusing the Ghiz government of ignoring a 2009 report looking at teaching positions and class size in Island schools.

P.E.I. cut teachers despite report's recommendations

A P.E.I. government report delivered in 2009 and never made public recommended no teaching positions be cut as school enrolments declined, but the province has cut more than 100 in the last three years.

Health records in derelict buildings 'careless privacy breach'

P.E.I.'s Opposition Health Critic James Aylward is demanding the provincial government move all health and financial records to a secured location at once.

Despite pesticides, water 'healthy' in schools, seniors' homes

Pesticides well below national drinking water guidelines were found in 11 schools and three seniors' housing facilities, indicates updated information released by the P.E.I. government Thursday.

Abandoned buildings called a risk to public safety

A series of break-ins involving boarded-up buildings owned by Health PEI near Hillsborough Hospital has Charlottetown Police saying the buildings should be torn down.

Well pesticide detections examined for changing trend

An increase in pesticides detected through a 10-year groundwater monitoring program is receiving a closer look by P.E.I.'s Environment Department.