May is Motorcycle Safety Month and Island drivers are asked to show extra caution and share the road with vehicles of all kinds, says Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Minister Paul Biggar. “For many Islanders one of the joys of this season is the chance to bring their motorcycles out of storage and enjoy biking the backroads our Island,” said Minister Biggar.
Federal, provincial and territorial Ministers Responsible for Transportation and Highway Safety met today to advance key strategies for strengthening transportation in Canada, including unveiling a new plan to further improve road safety. To make Canadian roads safer, the Ministers launched Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2025 – Towards Zero: The Safest Roads in the World.
Prince Edward Island’s successful negotiations with the federal government to recognize the province’s growing and diversified economy will open up millions of dollars in new infrastructure funding that will support sustained prosperity and economic growth for the entire province.
Biomass heating through the use of woodchips will provide sustainable and renewable energy to Prince County Hospital and Summerset Manor. Minister of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Paula Biggar said “This project will reduce our carbon output, limit our exposure to rising and falling energy prices, and encourage local economic activity.”
Four community organizations will be supported in their work to promote the rights of Island girls and women with the awarding of the 2016 Interministerial Women’s Secretariat Grants, says Paula Biggar, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women. “I want to thank the recipients of our IWS grants for their commitment to the equality for all Islanders.”