City Update: Tuesday, October 18, 2022

City Update: Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Posted on 10/18/2022
The City of Charlottetown Emergency Measures team and EMO partners remain dedicated to recovery and clean up efforts while balancing the delivery of core services. Recovery efforts will continue in several areas of focus, including:
• Sidewalk clean up, repair and replacement
• Parks and trails clean up
• Roadside debris pick up
• Residential property clean up program administration

Due to the volume of fallen and damaged trees, this work is expected to continue for some time.

Residents are urged to continue using caution in City parks, trails and wooded areas in particular.

Please note that while crews, operations and emergency measures administration will continue, starting today, City updates on recovery efforts will be issued weekly.

Residential Property Clean Up Program
The City of Charlottetown, in partnership with the Provincial Department of Fisheries and Communities, will help administer a tree clean up program to support residents with the impact of post-tropical storm Fiona. Specifically, the program will assist residents with cleaning up damaged and fallen trees, along with removing tree debris from their private property. This program covers Fiona-related uninsurable losses and damage to residential properties, including trees fallen in yards, damaged trees at risk of falling, and basic debris clean up on private property in the City of Charlottetown.

Charlottetown residents can apply for the new program online or by phone. Next, City staff will assess the applications, conduct site visits and evaluate reported damage in order to prioritize impacted properties. City-contracted crews will then be deployed to address and clear damaged trees from these properties.

To date, more than 1,300 requests have been received for residential property clean up assistance in Charlottetown. Since the City began administering the program on Tuesday, October 11, nearly 180 site visits have been completed, and debris clean up work is underway.

To learn more, or to apply, visit or call 902-629-2594 during regular business hours.

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. 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:

Trails, Parks and Playgrounds
All sections of the Confederation Trail within Charlottetown City limits, from Joseph A. Ghiz Memorial Park to Lower Malpeque Road, are now open to the public.

The following park is now open to the public:
• Connaught Square (60 Richmond Street)

The following six (6) parks and playgrounds remain closed until further notice:
• Messer Park (3 Messer Avenue)
• MacMillan Park (16 MacMillan Crescent)
• Upton Park (21 Upton Park Drive)
• 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.
• Barbeques and cooking appliances are not to be used indoors, 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.

Support Services
Any person in need of temporary shelter due to damage to their home or rental from Hurricane Fiona can contact the Red Cross at: 1-800-863-6582. For information on government and community supports, please visit the Prince Edward Island Storm Response page.

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.

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