City Update: Friday, October 7, 2022

City Update: Friday, October 7, 2022
Posted on 10/07/2022
The City of Charlottetown Emergency Measures team and EMO partners remain dedicated to community recovery and clean-up efforts over the long weekend while balancing reopening and the delivery of core services. Together with EMO partners, the City is prioritizing recovery efforts in areas where hazards and other storm-related damages need to be jointly addressed before they are deemed safe.

Due to the volume of fallen and damaged municipal trees, work crews will continue clean-up efforts for several weeks in parks and on trails. As this work continues, residents are urged to use caution in City parks, trails, and wooded areas in particular.

Please note that while crews, operations and emergency measures administration will continue over the long weekend, the next City update will be issued on Tuesday, October 11, 2022.

Debris Pick Up and Drop Off
Where possible and if it is safe to do so, residents are encouraged to cut tree branches into pieces four (4) feet in length or shorter and place them next to the roadway. To assist with the clean-up efforts, pieces that are wider than 10 inches in diameter should be cut down into pieces that are two (2) feet in length or shorter.

As we approach the long weekend, residents are reminded not to pile garbage or other debris with tree branches and stumps. This will slow the clean-up efforts and may cause safety risks to work crews and equipment as they are not part of the tree debris pickup. Due to volume, however, this work will continue for several days.

For information from Island Waste Management Corporation, please visit:

Reception Centre
Fire Station #1, located at 89 Kent Street, will be open as a Reception Centre from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and is providing some comforts such as Wi-Fi, municipal water (bring your own drinking container), small snacks and power to charge personal devices.

The Reception Centre at Fire Station #1 will remain open throughout the Thanksgiving long weekend on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Trails, Parks and Playgrounds
The Confederation Trail, from Joseph A. Ghiz Memorial Park to Royalty Junction Road, is now open to the public. The section of the trail from Royalty Junction Road to Lower Malpeque Road remains closed until further notice.

The following seven (7) parks and playgrounds remain closed until further notice:
• Messer Park (3 Messer Avenue)
• MacMillan Park (16 MacMillan Crescent)
• Upton Park (21 Upton Park Drive)
• Connaught Square (60 Richmond Street)
• MacPherson Park (57 Cottonwood Drive)
• J Muise Park (Patterson Drive)
• MacLean Park (14 Cheverie Avenue)

Safety Reminders
Important and essential safety reminders include:
• Residents are urged to put safety first and stay away from areas where crews are actively working.
• Open burning is not permitted.
• Slow down on the roadways and treat non-working traffic signals as a four-way stop.
• Barbeques and cooking appliances are not to be used indoors, and this includes garages and balconies.
• Generators must be used outdoors and away from any building openings.
• Do not attempt to clear trees or branches away from downed power lines.
• Do not pile tree debris on the roadway.

Recovery Through Acts of Kindness
The City has launched a dedicated engagement page for the community called “Recovery Through Acts of Kindness” on its digital engagement platform Charlottetown Hall. Residents are invited to share community stories of support and kindness online at The online engagement page is a testament to the strength of the community and an opportunity to recognize the hundreds of frontline workers, dedicated partners and community members working on the recovery and clean-up efforts.

Reporting a Municipal Issue
To report an issue with Public Works or Water and Sewer Utility, please call our mainline at 902-566-5548. Residents can also call this line with any questions or concerns. We appreciate your continued patience.

To report issues with City infrastructure after hours during the long weekend, please call 902-629-6916. This phone line will be available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For emergencies, residents are advised to call 911.

Stay Informed
Following this Public Notice, the City will continue to keep residents informed through the City’s social media channels, Twitter at @ChtownPE and Facebook at @CityofCharlottetown, or the City's website at