Governments invest in Confederation Centre of the Arts
(L-R): Wayne Hambly, Chairman of the Fathers of Confederation Buildings Trust; Tourism and Culture Minister Rob Henderson; Jessie Inman, CEO of the Confederation Centre of the Arts.
A combined Federal and Provincial investment of $5 million will go towards equipment and infrastructure upgrades to the Confederation Centre of the Arts. This project represents the final phase of a 2-phase initiative that began in 2012.
2015 tourism marketing plan looks to seize momentum
Tourism is a vital industry in Prince Edward Island that provides over 7,000 full-time equivalent jobs for Islanders.
The 2015 marketing plan launched today by Tourism PEI will focus on the traditional core strengths of the Islandís tourism product and will look to seize the momentum generated from a record year in the industry.
Stratford Library hours expanding
Stratford Public Library will now be open 42 hours per week compared to 35. Additional hours will see the library open Wednesday and Friday mornings.
The Public Library Service is expanding the hours of operation in Stratford, and adding additional staff hours, in response to increased demand since the opening of the new library.
Public Library Service launches Books to Go
Minister of Tourism and Culture Robert Henderson and Lori MacAdam from the Public Library Service look over some of the contents of a Books to Go bag along with Linda Cyr and her two children, Adele and Sophiane.
A new service offered at some provincial public libraries gives busy families a great way to experience the joy of reading without having to spend precious time choosing individual titles for preschoolers.
Province releases August tourism numbers
Tourism is a vital industry in Prince Edward Island providing over 7,000 full time equivalent jobs for Islanders, accounting for approximately $380 million in economic activity each year and seven per cent of GDP.
A ten year high for overnight stays through August and record numbers at the Charlottetown Airport highlight what is turning out to be a banner year for the tourism industry on Prince Edward Island.