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Annual Paper Hearts fundraiser begins at PEI Liquor outlets
Hon. Allen Roach, minister responsible for the PEI Liquor Control Commission and Crystal Cobb, Community Fund Development Coordinator, PEI Heart and Stroke Foundation

The PEI Liquor Control Commission (PEILCC) will again partner with the Heart and Stroke Foundation-PEI to support the annual Paper Hearts campaign during Heart Month in February.

Islanders invited to participate in pre-budget consultations

Pre-budget consultations are beginning online and across the province. Government is looking for input on which programs and services are important to Islanders, where savings can be found, and how to increase revenue and grow the economy.

Red Cross raises $34,000 from liquor commission partnership
L-R: Brad Barnes,volunteer, Minister responsible for the Liquor Control Commission, Allen Roach, Laura Johnson-Montigny, provincial director of the Canadian Red Cross of PEI and Lynn MacLeod, volunteer.

Donations from generous Islanders will help the Canadian Red Cross on Prince Edward Island continue to fund education programs, training, and disaster preparation and response here at home.

PEI Liquor outlets recognized for accessibility
Minister Allen Roach receives the 2015 Accessibility Award on behalf of the Liquor Control Commission from Lacey MacIsaac, Access Advisor program coordinator.
Minister Allen Roach receives the 2015 Accessibility Award on behalf of the Liquor Control Commission from Lacey MacIsaac, Access Advisor program coordinator.

Access Advisor evaluated PEI Liquor retail locations Island-wide and found that all 20 stores were either partially or fully accessible. Accessibility can mean wheelchair ramps are present, doors have levers for handles and the tension on opening and closing is lowered, hand rails are installed, and assistance is available if needed.

Island businesses surpass $1 billion in international exports
Island businesses surpass $1 billion in international exports
Premier and Finance and Energy Minister Wade MacLauchlan speaks to Island businesses and entrepreneurs.

Prince Edward Island exported more than $1 billion worth of goods in a single year in 2014, an historic milestone for the province’s business community.

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