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.
Trans Canada Trail fully connected on Prince Edward Island
Stratford Mayor David Dunphy;Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee; Premier Robert Ghiz;Catherine Schaap,Island Trails;Valerie Pringle,TCT;Nancy Barron,W. Garfield Weston Foundation; Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea;Mrs. Laureen Harper;Paul LaBarge, TCT
Prince Edward Island is now the second Canadian province or territory to fully connect its section of the Trans Canada Trail. Prince Edward Island's section, the Confederation Trail, is 444 kilometers long and connects communities across the Island.
Culture and heritage Ministers meet
Arts, culture and heritage contribute close to $50 billion to the Canadian economy and represent almost 647,000 jobs.
Prince Edward Island is playing host to Canada's federal, provincial and territorial ministers of culture and heritage to discuss the economic benefits and current state of the cultural landscape and heritage in Canada.
Canada's tourism ministers gather on Prince Edward Island
Tourism revenues accounted for $84.5 billion and 618,900 jobs in Canada in 2013.
Canada's tourism ministers met this week to discuss the competitiveness of the tourism sector in Canada and other topics related to the industry.