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City Launches Flood Protection Rebate Program for Residents
11/25/2022
The City of Charlottetown has launched a new rebate program that helps Charlottetown residents protect their homes against damage in the event of flooding.
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Traffic Notice: Signature Christmas Activities This Weekend
11/24/2022
Motorists asked to use caution in impacted areas during events on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
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Charlottetown Christmas Tree Lighting Returns on November 25
11/21/2022
Tree lighting to feature live performances, refreshments and a pyrotechnic display
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Join in the Holiday Fun at the Annual Jingle Bell Walk Event
11/18/2022
The City of Charlottetown will host the 27th Annual Jingle Bell Walk on Friday, December 2, including live entertainment and family-friendly activities.
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City Announces Signature Charlottetown Christmas Festival Events
11/14/2022
Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting, and other Festive Favourites Return to Charlottetown
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Overnight Parking Restrictions Begin November 15
11/08/2022
The City of Charlottetown would like to remind residents of the overnight on-street parking restrictions that will be in place beginning November 15, 2022, until April 15, 2023.
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Progress Continues on Beach Grove Culvert Project
11/04/2022
The City of Charlottetown would like to advise residents on the progress made to date on the culvert replacement project on Beach Grove Road.
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Tree Reclamation Project Community Open House to be Hosted November 16
11/03/2022
The City of Charlottetown is hosting a Community Open House where community members will be invited to share ideas and provide input on the City’s tree reclamation projects.
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Victoria Park Active Transportation Lane and Victoria Row Reopen to Vehicular Traffic
11/01/2022
The City of Charlottetown is advising residents that the active transportation lane (bicycle lane) in Victoria Park is now closed for the 2022 season.
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City Update: Friday, October 28, 2022
10/28/2022
Recovery efforts and topic-specific updates to continue in the coming weeks
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Statement on the passing of former City Councillor Eddie Rice
10/27/2022
Mayor Philip Brown issued a statement on the passing of former City Councillor Eddie Rice
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City to Host Climate Adaption Event
10/18/2022
The City of Charlottetown is hosting a free panel discussion event on climate adaptation as part of the City’s Resilient Homes, Parks and People program.
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City Update: Tuesday, October 18, 2022
10/18/2022
All sections of the Confederation Trail in Charlottetown City limits now open to the public
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Traffic Notice: PEI Marathon This Weekend
10/14/2022
Motorists asked to use caution in impacted areas during race weekend
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City Update: Friday, October 14, 2022
10/14/2022
Coordinated clean up and recovery efforts to continue over the weekend
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City Update: Thursday, October 13, 2022
10/13/2022
The City of Charlottetown Emergency Measures team and EMO partners remain dedicated to community recovery and clean up efforts while balancing reopening and the delivery of core services. Work crews continue with recovery efforts in several areas of focus, including sidewalk clean up, repair and replacement.
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Statement from Mayor Philip Brown Regarding 68 Park Street
10/13/2022
"I am pleased that Council has approved the application to support the temporary use of modular housing at the Park Street location."
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City Update: Wednesday, October 12, 2022
10/12/2022
Work crews continue recovery efforts, including sidewalk clean up, repair and replacement
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City Update: Tuesday, October 11, 2022
10/11/2022
City to help administer residential property clean up program
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City Update: Friday, October 7, 2022
10/07/2022
Coordinated clean-up and recovery efforts to continue over long weekend
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City Update: Thursday, October 6, 2022
10/06/2022
Residents urged to put safety first and stay away from areas surrounding closed schools
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City Update: Wednesday, October 5, 2022
10/05/2022
The City of Charlottetown Emergency Measures team and EMO partners remain dedicated to community recovery and clean-up efforts while balancing reopening and the delivery of core services. Dedicated efforts are focused on trees and other hazards in school zone areas that require multiple EMO partners to resolve.
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City Update: Tuesday, October 4, 2022
10/04/2022
The City of Charlottetown Emergency Measures team and EMO partners remain dedicated to community recovery and clean-up efforts while balancing reopening and the delivery of core services. Dedicated efforts are also focused on school zones and those with damaged trees that require multiple EMO partners to resolve.
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City Update: Monday, October 3, 2022
10/03/2022
Continued focus on parks and trails clean up; six parks and playgrounds reopened to the public
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City Update: Sunday, October 2, 2022
10/02/2022
Updates on Reception Centres, Red Cross Disaster Shelter, and Confederation Trail
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City Update: Saturday, October 1, 2022
10/01/2022
The City of Charlottetown Emergency Measures team and EMO partners remain on the ground as community recovery and clean up efforts continue over the weekend. Work crews are dedicated to fallen and damaged municipal tree clean up, including parks and trails, along with residential tree debris pick up.
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City Update: Friday, September 30, 2022
09/30/2022
The City of Charlottetown Emergency Measures team and EMO partners remain on the ground as community recovery and clean up efforts continue today and over the weekend. Work crews have been on the ground since first light again today with a focus on tree clean up on roadways and sidewalks.
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City Update: Thursday, September 29, 2022
09/29/2022
Next phase of recovery and clean up efforts set to begin
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City Update: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
09/28/2022
Almost all streets now passable, coordinated efforts continue
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City Update: Tuesday, September 27, 2022
09/27/2022
The City of Charlottetown Emergency Measures team and EMO partners remain focused on coordinated recovery and clean up efforts. While work crews continue to focus on clearing the roadways, significant progress has been made in terms of major roads and access to neighbourhoods.
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City Update: Monday, September 26, 2022
09/26/2022
The City of Charlottetown Emergency Measures team and EMO partners continue to address the challenges that Hurricane Fiona has presented. With the weather shift we are experiencing today (wind and rain), the City is urging residents to use extra caution and limit their movement to essential travel.
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City Update, September 25, 2022
09/25/2022
Residents asked for patience as cleanup continues
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Update from the City of Charlottetown
09/24/2022
Crews doing what they can until wind decreases, emergency personnel responding as they are able
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City Emergency Preparations Well Underway
09/22/2022
Extensive plans and preparations in place through City's Emergency Measures team
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City to Begin Fall Hydrant Flushing Program
09/21/2022
Bi-annual hydrant maintenance to begin next week and last four to six weeks
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Emergency Preparedness
09/21/2022
Residents encouraged to prepare a 72-hour emergency kit in preparation for Hurricane Fiona
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Winners of Beautification Program Announced
09/16/2022
Lawns and gardens celebrated as Make Our Hometown Beautiful winners announced
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Residents Invited to Learn More and Have their Say on City’s New Official Plan
09/01/2022
Residents and stakeholders are invited to participate in the development of the City of Charlottetown’s new Official Plan – the City’s long-term plan for how land is used and developed in the community.
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Culvert Replacement on Beach Grove Road to Begin September 8
09/01/2022
The City of Charlottetown is advising residents that construction on Beach Grove Road is scheduled to begin next week on Thursday, September 8.
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Cinema Under the Stars Returns to Victoria Park
08/22/2022
The City of Charlottetown is excited to announce the return of free, outdoor movie screenings to the Victoria Park Cultural Pavilion from September 1-3.
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Gold Cup Parade Route is Now Available
08/17/2022
Motorists asked to use extra caution while travelling on August 19 2022
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Charlottetown Citizens Recognized with Awards
08/05/2022
Dedication from community members acknowledged at a private event
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City Pool Now Open for the Season
06/30/2022
The City of Charlottetown’s recreational community pool is now open for the season. The Victoria Park pool and splash pad is open seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. (weather permitting).
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Soccer Match Ticket Sales to Begin Monday, July 4
06/30/2022
Ticket sales for the upcoming professional soccer match between Sunderland Football Club U23 and the U23 CF Montréal will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 4.
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City Launches New Engagement Platform – charlottetownhall.ca
06/22/2022
The City of Charlottetown has launched a new digital engagement platform – charlottetownhall.ca. Its purpose is to make it easier for residents to connect with the City and share feedback on the major projects, plans and initiatives that matter to them most.
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City, Cycling Group Reach Agreement on New Round-About
06/15/2022
All parties agree on solutions to create a safer, more accessible roadway
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Creating a New Strategic Plan for Charlottetown
06/10/2022
The development of Charlottetown’s new Strategic Plan is now underway. The new plan will help define how the City will embrace opportunities, confront challenges and leverage its assets in order to grow and flourish.
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Celebrating Bike Week in Charlottetown
06/03/2022
The City of Charlottetown is inviting residents to celebrate Bike Week from Monday, June 13 to Sunday, June 19. The annual celebration encourages people to use active transportation as their preferred mode of travel.
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Construction Project Updates - June 2022
06/03/2022
A monthly overview of current and upcoming road-related construction projects.
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Marshfield Area Property Owners Request for Annexation Approved
06/02/2022
In response to some Marshfield area property owners, the City Charlottetown has been approved to proceed with a municipal restructuring to changes its boundaries. The request to expand the city boundary relates to seven Marshfield area properties (approximately 116.30 aces) that do not currently have a local government or municipal services.
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2022 Community Sustainability Micro-Grant Recipients Announced
05/25/2022
Ten new community projects and initiatives will receive funding from the City of Charlottetown’s 2022 Community Sustainability Micro-Grant Program. Since 2011, the annual program has supported more than 90 community projects.
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Summer Hours to Begin Tuesday, May 24
05/19/2022
Charlottetown City Hall, along with the City’s Administrative Offices, will be operating on summer hours beginning Tuesday, May 24. The summer business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday and in place until October.
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City to Host Gardening Workshop for Kids
05/13/2022
The City of Charlottetown is offering a free gardening workshop for kids on Saturday, June 4. Kids, ages 6 to 10, are invited to learn about growing food and plants in small spaces such as balconies and containers.
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Statement from Interim CAO Donna Waddell
05/12/2022
As Interim CAO, my responsibility is to support Council and staff to deliver on Council’s mandate.
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City Launches Summer Schedule for Nature Education Programs
05/12/2022
The City of Charlottetown hosting a series of free, family-friendly eco activities in Victoria Park this summer. The nature education programs are an opportunity for residents to get outside and get active.
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Statement From Mayor Brown
05/11/2022
This evening, a Special Meeting of Council was held to discuss a Human Resource Matter. Two resolutions were approved by Council.
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Helping Residents Optimize Home Energy Programs
04/28/2022
The City of Charlottetown is helping residents with home energy opportunities one neighourhood at a time. In partnership with efficiencyPEI, the Better Homes Neighbourhood Energy Project (BHNEP) was created in 2019 to deliver a local, hands-on approach to home energy projects and savings.
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Building an Age-Friendly Charlottetown
04/25/2022
This year, the City of Charlottetown, alongside the Seniors’ Engagement Committee, is launching a programming series for that support the City’s commitment to becoming an age-friendly community.
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Celebrating Earth Day (April 22) in Charlottetown
04/22/2022
Each year, to celebrate Earth Day (April 22), communities around the world come together to protect the environment and create a healthy, more sustainable future for the planet.
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Climate Tracker Initiative Launches in Charlottetown and Stratford
04/20/2022
The City of Charlottetown, in partnership with the Town of Stratford and the School of Climate Change and Adaptation at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), have launched Climate Trackers – a new citizen-science based sustainability initiative.
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Victoria Park Active Transportation Lane to Open Thursday (April 14)
04/12/2022
The active transportation lane in Victoria Park will be open for the season beginning at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Thursday, April 14.
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Free Film Screening to Help Celebrate Earth Day
04/08/2022
To help celebrate Earth Day and specifically the importance of water, the City of Charlottetown is hosting a free documentary film screening – Reflection: A Walk with Water by Emmett Brennan.
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Spring Maintenance Program for Hydrants to Begin Next Week
04/08/2022
The City of Charlottetown is advising residents that Water and Sewer Utility will begin its spring maintenance program on Monday, April 11.
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Vimy Ridge Anniversary Exhibit Now Open
04/06/2022
To help mark the 105th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge (April 9-12, 1917), the City of Charlottetown has partnered with The Prince Edward Island Regiment Museum to launch an exhibit that explores the history of the First World War.
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Charlottetown City Council Approves 2022-2023 Budget
03/31/2022
Today, at a Special Council Meeting, Charlottetown City Council approved the 2022-2023 annual budget. The balanced budget includes a $66.5 million operational budget of the City Corporation and a $15 million Water and Sewer Utility operational budget.
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Home Energy Tools Will Soon be Available at PEI Libraries
03/23/2022
Switch Programs for the Town of Stratford and City of Charlottetown are pleased to announce the donation of seven infrared imaging devices and 10 energy meters to PEI Libraries.
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Community Sustainability Micro-Grants Call for Applications Now Open
03/23/2022
The Community Sustainability Micro-Grant Program call for applications is now open. Eligible projects can receive up to $2,500 in funding to help bring their project to life.
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Van Gogh immersive art show coming to Charlottetown this August
03/22/2022
This August, surround yourself in Van Gogh and experience art like you never have before.
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City Celebrates World Water Day
03/22/2022
The City of Charlottetown is joining municipalities across the country to celebrate World Water Day today – March 22.
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City Celebrates ‘Year of the Garden’
03/21/2022
The City of Charlottetown is celebrating the ‘Year of the Garden’ as part of its commitment to urban beautification and growing local food.
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Major Events Returning to Charlottetown this Spring and Summer
03/18/2022
The City of Charlottetown is pleased to announce the return of major festivals, signature events and the sport hosting that we know and love.
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Two Major Plans Initiated to Help Define the City’s Future
03/01/2022
As Charlottetown continues to plan for the future, two major plans have been initiated to help define how the City will grow and develop. The new plans – Strategic Plan and Official Plan – will help the City to embrace opportunities, confront challenges and leverage its assets that will allow it to flourish.
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City of Charlottetown Moving Forward with Reopening
02/25/2022
Starting on Monday, February 28, 2022, the City of Charlottetown is moving forward with its reopening plan and will be opening the doors to the public for specific services.
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Seasonal Road Repairs Now Underway
02/22/2022
The City of Charlottetown would like to advise residents that pothole repairs on streets are now underway. The repair work will take place on an as needed basis (weather permitting) and is expected to continue through the winter and spring seasons.
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Get Active and Celebrate Islander Day in Charlottetown
02/15/2022
Residents are invited to get active and celebrate together safely on Islander Day. The City of Charlottetown will be hosting a variety of free, family-friendly activities including an online kids show, family swims and family skates.
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Protest Re-Scheduled To February 12
02/10/2022
Slow rolling convoy expected along University Avenue this Saturday
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City Celebrates One-Year Countdown to Canada Winter Games
02/10/2022
The City of Charlottetown will be celebrating the one-year countdown to the 2023 Canada Winter Games by showcasing its excitement and commitment to the upcoming Games.
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Convoy Protest Postponed
02/04/2022
Protest initially planned for January 5 has been postponed; update to follow
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Outdoor Winter Recreation Activities
02/01/2022
Free public skating is now open at all of the city’s 12 outdoor rinks, along with cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and winter walking trails.
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2022-2023 Capital Budget Approved
01/28/2022
Charlottetown City Council approved the City’s proposed 2022-2023 Capital Budget. The city’s approved Capital Budget is $90.41M, less partner funding of $30.88M, and $13.40M, less partner funding of $8.67M, for Water and Sewer Utility Corporation, for a total of approximately $103.8M. The approved Capital Budget will help the city continue to plan for the future by investing in the community and maintaining the delivery of essential services.
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City Launches Free Winter-Themed Activities
01/20/2022
Residents are invited to participate in the Winter Lights Photo Challenge and Winter Wonderland Home Decorating Contest, in addition to virtual activities including art parties, family dance parties and fitness classes.
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New Wright’s Creek Bridge Pedestrian Corridor Now Open
01/19/2022
The Wright’s Creek Bridge replacement project is nearly complete, and the pedestrian corridor is now open for public use. The bridge serves as a key connection to approximately 90 acres of municipally-owned green space.
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Provincial Funding to Help Address Food Waste and Food Insecurity
01/13/2022
Farm & Food Care Prince Edward Island in partnership with the City of Charlottetown, is taking action to help address food waste and food insecurity by creating a local food recovery network.
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Charlottetown Continues to Glow Throughout the Winter Season
01/12/2022
Beginning this week, holiday festive lights and décor are being transitioned to winter lights and will help the city continue to glow.
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Council Approves Simmons Sports Centre Design
01/11/2022
Charlottetown City Council approved and made public the schematic design for the Simmons Sports Centre at a regular meeting of the Council on Monday, January 10, 2021.
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Holiday Schedule for Municipal Facilities and Services
12/23/2021
In addition to the provincially mandated COVID-19 restrictions and the recent measures undertaken by the City of Charlottetown, here’s a look at the municipal facilities and services that will be open or closed this holiday season.
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National Ice Carving Championship Coming to Charlottetown
12/22/2021
As one of 10 host cities, the City of Charlottetown and Discover Charlottetown are pleased to represent Prince Edward Island and welcome Winterlude’s 2022 National Ice Carving Championship to Charlottetown.
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