City Update: Wed Oct 5, 2022

City Update: Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Posted on 10/05/2022
Tree debris being salvaged for alternate uses and future projects

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. Residents, and in particular young families, are reminded to stay away from these areas until they have been fully cleared and 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 these areas.

As part of the clean up efforts, the City is beginning to salvage wood for nature education programs, commemorative projects and legacy purposes. Debris is currently being marked and set aside in order to be milled and reclaimed for specific projects. In addition, tree debris is being chipped for future use in municipal parks and trails, and other programs such as energy from waste and wood for heating.

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 a reminder, please do not pile other garbage or debris with the tree branches and stumps as this will slow down the clean up efforts as they are not part of the tree debris pick up. Public Works crews are picking up the tree debris. Due to volume, however, this work will continue for several days.

For information from Island Waste Management Corporation, please visit:

Reception Centres
Fire Station #1, located at 90 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.

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:
• Stay away from areas, and in particular school zones, until they have been fully cleared and deemed safe.
• 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.

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