The Premier's Award for Diversity Leadership in the Public Service honours public servants demonstrating leadership, promotion and management of diversity and inclusiveness. The 2013 award winners include public health nurses Lauretta Taylor and Michelle Vloet-Miller and the Child and Family Services Division of the Department of Community Services and Seniors.
The week of June 10-14 is Public Service Week, a time to acknowledge and celebrate the important contribution that public service employees make in advancing the social and economic position of Prince Edward Island.
A new $8 million investment in education technology will benefit student learning in schools across the province. The Government of Prince Edward Island has entered into a partnership agreement with Eastlink that will see all 65 school sites upgraded to equivalent standards.
The budget for energy efficient grants will increase by more than $300,000 as the Office of Energy Efficiency moves away from issuing loans to focus on its other programs.
Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs Minister Wes Sheridan has announced that the proposed wind farm for the Hermanville and Clearspring area of Eastern Kings County has been granted environmental approval.