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North Rustico Sewer and Water Utility receives special award
Award presentation
Premier Ghiz and Minister Sherry present the 2014 Excellence in Water Stewardship Award to Les Standen, North Rustico Sewer and Water Utility.

The Council of the Federation presented the 2014 Excellence in Water Stewardship Award to recognize outstanding achievement, innovative practice and leadership in water stewardship.Premier Ghiz applauded the North Shore Utility for it's proactive measures in waste water handling.

Pilot project allows forest harvesting in buffer zones
new plantings
Using forest management plans to maintain buffer zones helps protect watercourses and wetlands.

Permits for harvesting wood in buffer zones can now be provided when harvesters are licensed and an approved forest management plan is followed.

Minimum wage to be increased
minimum wage increase
The new minimum wage rates are in line with those of the other Atlantic provinces.

The minimum wage in Prince Edward Island will be increased to $10.20 an hour as of June 1 and to $10.35 an hour as of October 1.

Nominate an Islander for an Environmental Award
PEI landscape
The Prince Edward Island Environmental Awards will be presented at a special ceremony in June.

The public is encouraged to nominate someone who is making a difference to Prince Edward Island's environment. May 1 is the nomination deadline.

Queens Counsel appointments
(L-R): Environment, Labour and Justice Minister Janice Shery; Nancy E. Birt, Q.C.; Murray L. Murphy, Q.C.; Loretta Coady MacAulay, Q.C.; and Lieutenant-Governor Frank Lewis.

Three distinguished Island lawyers have been appointed as Queens Counsel in recognition of high standards of professionalism and integrity.

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