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COVID-19 case temporarily closes Prince Edward Island courthouse

CHARLOTTETOWN - Court operations in Charlottetown are on hold today after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. The shutdown means a coroner’s inquest into the deaths of a P.E.I. mother and her nine-year-old daughter has been adjourned. Close contacts, including court staff, are being tested today and are required to isolate until directed otherwise by health officials.

thespec.com ,  6 hours ago 0
COVID-19 case temporarily closes Prince Edward Island courthouse

N.B. records 118 new COVID-19 cases, P.E.I. declares outbreak at school

New Brunswick is reporting 118 new cases of COVID-19. The province said Sunday that the 87 virus recoveries logged in the previous 24 hours bring the active case count to 752. New Brunswick entered Level 1 of its three-tier pandemic winter action plan Sunday, which imposes capacity limits of 20 people for informal indoor household get-togethers and 50 for informal gatherings outdoors.

thespec.com ,  2 days ago 0
N.B. records 118 new COVID-19 cases, P.E.I. declares outbreak at school

P.E.I. health officials announce new border measures to address Omicron variant

CHARLOTTETOWN - Prince Edward Island is imposing new border measures in an effort to block the spread of the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus. Effective 8 a.m. Friday, anyone arriving in P.E.I. from an international destination, including the United States, must be tested at their point of entry and again on the fourth day after they arrive.

thespec.com ,  5 days ago 0
P.E.I. health officials announce new border measures to address Omicron variant

Prince Edward Island reports seven new cases of COVID-19, has 30 active cases

CHARLOTTETOWN - Prince Edward Island is reporting seven new cases of COVID-19 today. Officials say six of the cases are travel related and the remaining case is a close contact of a previous case. Contact tracing for the travel-related cases has been completed, while officials say tracing is underway for the seventh case.

thespec.com ,  6 days ago 0
Prince Edward Island reports seven new cases of COVID-19, has 30 active cases

Health officials in Prince Edward Island report one new case of COVID-19

CHARLOTTETOWN - Prince Edward Island is reporting one new case of COVID-19 today. Chief public health officer Dr. Heather Morrison says the case involves a person under the age of 19 who is a close contact of a previously reported infection. The Island has 29 active reported cases of the disease.

thespec.com ,  7 days ago 0
Health officials in Prince Edward Island report one new case of COVID-19

P.E.I. potato board launches immersive virtual reality campaign

CHARLOTTETOWN - Prince Edward Island’s potato board is taking the province’s spuds from the fields to the virtual realm in a new marketing campaign. The board has sent a dozen kits containing virtual reality goggles to large retailers across the country to give viewers a sense of what growing and harvesting the tuber is like on the Island.

thespec.com ,  7 days ago 0
P.E.I. potato board launches immersive virtual reality campaign

Prince Edward Island reports five new cases of COVID-19, Prince County cluster grows

CHARLOTTETOWN - Health officials in Prince Edward Island are reporting five new cases of COVID-19. Public health says in a news release the cases involve two people in their 60s, one person in their 50s, and two individuals in their 40s and 30s, respectively. Officials say four cases are linked to travel off the Island, while the remaining infection is linked to a cluster in Prince County, on the western side of the Island.

thespec.com ,  9 days ago 0
Prince Edward Island reports five new cases of COVID-19, Prince County cluster grows

Prince Edward Island opens first COVID-19 vaccine clinic for children aged five to 11

CHARLOTTETOWN - Prince Edward Island launched its first COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Friday for children aged five to 11. A total of 130 children were vaccinated at the clinic in the City of Summerside. Chief medical officer Dr. Heather Morrison said in a news release that the latest step in the province’s vaccination roll-out adds another layer of protection for all Islanders.

thespec.com ,  11 days ago 0
Prince Edward Island opens first COVID-19 vaccine clinic for children aged five to 11

P.E.I. reports seven new COVID-19 cases and 36 active infections

CHARLOTTETOWN - Prince Edward Island reported seven new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. Chief public health officer Dr. Heather Morrison said the new cases included one person in their 60s, four in their 50s, one in their 30s and one in their 20s. Morrison said two new cases involved people who had recently travelled outside the province, and she said five involved close contacts of previously reported infections.

thespec.com ,  13 days ago 0
P.E.I. reports seven new COVID-19 cases and 36 active infections

Shipments of COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11 arrive in Atlantic Canada

FREDERICTON - Doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for children have begun arriving in Atlantic Canada and will be ready for use before the end of the week. New Brunswick Health Minister Dorothy Shephard says children aged five to 11 can start getting vaccinated on Friday at clinics operated by regional health authorities.

thespec.com ,  14 days ago 0
Shipments of COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11 arrive in Atlantic Canada

Maritimes targeted for blast of torrential rain and powerful winds

HALIFAX - Much of the Maritime region is bracing for strong winds and heavy downpours that could dump up to 150 millimetres of rain in some areas by Wednesday. Total rainfall over the next 36 hours is expected to be greatest in eastern Nova Scotia, with wind gusts reaching up to 100 kilometres per hour along the Atlantic coast — from Halifax east to Cape Breton.

thespec.com ,  15 days ago 0
Maritimes targeted for blast of torrential rain and powerful winds

Canada has thrown away at least one million COVID-19 vaccine doses: survey

An informal survey shows that at least one million doses of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine supply have gone to waste. The Canadian Press asked health ministries across the country to provide how many doses had to be disposed of because they had expired or for other reasons. Not all were able to reply by deadline.

thespec.com ,  18 days ago 0
Canada has thrown away at least one million COVID-19 vaccine doses: survey

Saskatchewan to amend its employment act to recognize workplace sexual harassment

REGINA - Saskatchewan is proposing to amend its employment act to recognize sexual harassment in the workplace. The government has introduced legislation to make it clear that any unwelcome action of a sexual nature constitutes harassment. The amendment also covers independent contractors, students and volunteers. Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan says it’s important to have legislation that reflects modern work environments, including protecting vulnerable workers.

thespec.com ,  19 days ago 0
Saskatchewan to amend its employment act to recognize workplace sexual harassment

Health officials in Prince Edward Island report seven new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday

CHARLOTTETOWN - Health officials in Prince Edward Island are reporting seven new cases of COVID-19 today. One of the cases involves a child under 12 years of age. They say one of the cases is a close contact of a previously announced case while the other six cases are linked to an individual with a history of travel outside the province.

thespec.com ,  20 days ago 0
Health officials in Prince Edward Island report seven new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday

Prince Edward Island reports three new cases of COVID-19, seven active infections

CHARLOTTETOWN - Health officials in Prince Edward Island are reporting three new cases of COVID-19 today. A government news release says the cases involve a child younger than 10, a person in their 50s and someone in their 70s. The release says the source of the infection involving the person in their 70s is under investigation, while the other two cases have been linked to travel or to previously identified infections.

thespec.com ,  25 days ago 0
Prince Edward Island reports three new cases of COVID-19, seven active infections

Rude field etching sparks hilarity on Google Maps with 'aliens' blamed

Perhaps one of the world's largest penis sketches has been picked up by Google Maps' satellites over Prince Edward Island in Canada where a farmer appears to have had a laugh Google Maps fans were left in hysterics over a satellite image of a giant penis was spotted cut into a field.

dailystar.co.uk ,  25 days ago 2
Rude field etching sparks hilarity on Google Maps with 'aliens' blamed

Prince Edward Island eases public heath restrictions amid low COVID-19 transmission

CHARLOTTETOWN - Health officials in Prince Edward Island are easing COVID-19 restrictions because transmission of the novel coronavirus in the province is low. Chief medical officer Dr. Heather Morrison said today the declining number of active COVID-19 infections and limited community transmission on the Island are allowing officials to immediately lift some restrictions.

thespec.com ,  1 month ago 0
Prince Edward Island eases public heath restrictions amid low COVID-19 transmission