Bedeque and Area Rec Centre launches capital campaign
(L-R): Joining rink users are Agriculture and Forestry Minister George Webster; BARC capital campaign chair Duane MacDonald; Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development Minister Ron MacKinley; BARC President Kevin Schurman; and Joel Yorke, Kraft Foods.
A community campaign has been launched to raise up to $500,000 for needed capital upgrades and repairs to the Bedeque and Area Rec Centre. The campaign has received $150,000 from the Island Community Fund to support the goal.
Strengthening career development in schools
(L-R): Mitch Murphy, English Language School Board; Sareena Hopkins and Lynne Bezanson of the Canadian Career Development Foundation; and Kathy McDonald from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.
Government is committed to helping students graduate with the required knowledge, skills, and attitudes for post-secondary education, apprenticeship programs, and the labour market, says Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Alan McIsaac.
New Building Canada Plan Open for Business
(L-R) :Alan Long, branch manager of Atlantic CAT dealership; Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Robert Vessey; Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea; and PEI Road Builders Association Executive Director Joe Murphy.
A major bridge replacement and highway upgrades to Route 1 and 2 are among the first projects announced by the Governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island as part of the New Building Canada Fund.
Canada Job Grant launched
(L-R): Innovation and Advanced Learning Minister Allen Roach, Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea and Holland College Director of Programs David Beaton discuss the new Canada Job Grant.
The Governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island have signed the Canada Jobs Fund agreement which includes the launch of the Canada Job Grant. The Canada Job Grant is an innovative, employer-driven approach to help Canadians gain the skills and training they need to fill available jobs.
Province improving access to hearing tests for Islanders
Beginning in October of this year, audiologists with Masters level training will be able to bill the health system directly, significantly reducing financial barriers to audiology services and providing more efficient access for Islanders.
An expansion of the role of private audiologists will provide Islanders with better access to procedures such as hearing tests.