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Energy efficiency grants help 600 more Islanders than last year

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 16:00
A popular energy efficiency grant program was available longer and helped more Islanders than last year, Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs Minister Wes Sheridan says.'We made changes to the Office of Energy Efficiency's grant program to make it as fair as possible,' Minister Sheridan said. 'This year the resources were better targeted at those most in need of assistance, allowing the program to stay in business longer and help more Islanders...

Islanders invited to provide input on 2015-16 budget

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 16:00
Islanders can offer their advice on the 2015-16 provincial budget during four roundtable sessions next month, says Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs Minister Wes Sheridan. 'As we approach our goal of a balanced budget, we want to continue the discussion with Islanders on how to get there,' Minister Sheridan said. 'Should we spend more on some programs and services, and less on others? Should taxes be lower or higher, and which ones? Above all...

Changes to Lands Protection Act will better meet today's needs

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 16:00
Updates to the Lands Protection Act will help to better balance the requirements of landowners on Prince Edward Island with the need to protect our limited land resources, Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs Minister Wes Sheridan says.'The Lands Protection Act needed to be reinvigorated after more than 30 years, and Commissioner Horace Carver's recommendations showed us the way,' Minister Sheridan said. 'These amendments like the report that inspired...

Fall updates show province on track to balance budget

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:00
The province experienced growth in several sectors of its economy and is on track to reach a balanced budget, Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs Minister Wes Sheridan says. 'It is encouraging to see such a variety of industries experience banner years,' Minister Sheridan said. 'Our multi-year fiscal plan remains on track, and we remain committed to returning to a balanced budget.'Minister Sheridan today tabled the 2014 Fall Economic and Fiscal...

Capital Budget builds on investments in projects Island-wide

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 16:00
Health care facilities, schools, roads and bridges, and the province's information technology systems will benefit from $74.5 million in the 2015-16 Capital Budget, Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs Minister Wes Sheridan says.'We are building on our accomplishments of our stimulus budget years that helped Prince Edward Island avoid the global recession,' said Minister Sheridan. 'This budget will ensure further improvements are made to schools...

With election, Bedeques one step closer to combining

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 16:00
Bedeque and Central Bedeque are one step closer to amalgamation after electing their first unified council this week, Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs Minister Wes Sheridan says.'These communities saw an opportunity to increase their population and enhance their financial standing by combining resources,' Minister Sheridan said. 'The province applauds the vision of community leaders, who saw they could make a brighter future for their residents...

Where to find election-night results

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 16:00
Municipalities will elect councillors today, and results will be made available online as soon as they're available.As previously announced by Elections PEI, vote totals for council races in Charlottetown, Cornwall, Stratford, and Summerside can be found at Results from the remainder of the Island's towns and communities will be posted on remember to cast your vote or attend one of the special...

Vote for municipal councillors on November 3

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 23:00
Islanders can be the change they wish to see in their local communities by voting in the November 3 municipal elections, Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs Minister Wes Sheridan says.'Municipal councils are the level of government that is closest to Islanders, so it matters very much who's around those tables,' Minister Sheridan said. 'Your vote is your voice, so please remember to use it on November 3.'Nearly all Prince Edward Island municipalities...

Interruption of website services October 28

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 23:00
The Government of Prince Edward Island website and all online services will be unavailable on Tuesday, October 28, between 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. for system maintenance. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Many municipalities still accepting candidate nominations

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 23:00
Most Island municipalities are still accepting nominations for the November 3 council election, Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs Minister Wes Sheridan says.'There's still time to file as a candidate for office in nearly 70 Prince Edward Island municipalities,' Minister Sheridan said. 'If you've considered running but just haven't made it official, now's the time to be the change you want to see in your community.'Monday, October 20 is the last...

Wind projects earn Sheridan 'Clean16' honour

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 23:00
Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs Minister Wes Sheridan's work on the Hermanville/Clearspring wind development has earned him a place among Canada's Clean16 leaders in sustainability and clean capitalism, says Premier Robert Ghiz.'This award is well-deserved recognition for Minister Sheridan's strong leadership in expanding wind energy capacity in Prince Edward Island,' Premier Ghiz said. 'He partnered closely with industry and the community...

Islanders encouraged to run for office, vote in municipal elections

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 23:00
Running for office and voting in the November 3 municipal elections are two ways Islanders can be the change they wish to see in their community, says Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs Minister Wes Sheridan.'Municipal councils are on the front lines of government because they make decisions that affect our lives every day,' the minister said. 'Consider putting your name forward for office or encourage someone you know to make a run and please...

Local Government Ministers Focus on Disaster Mitigation and Strengthening Communities

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 23:00
Provincial and territorial ministers responsible for local government today renewed their commitment to work together to support viable and safe communities. The ministers meet annually to share information and ideas on key issues relating to municipalities and communities across Canada, and to learn from each other's experiences and successes. 'I am especially honoured to host our meeting this year', said Wes Sheridan, Prince Edward Island's Minister...

Gordon MacFadyen is new provincial comptroller

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 23:00
A certified professional accountant with an extensive background in federal, provincial, and municipal finance is Prince Edward Island's new comptroller, says Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs Minister Wes Sheridan.'We are proud to have Gordon MacFadyen join our department in this critical role,' Minister Sheridan said. 'Gordon has more than 20 years' experience in budgeting and financial analysis in many facets of government, which will serve...

40th Annual Statistical Review gives snapshot of Island's population, economy

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 23:00
This year marks the 40th time the Annual Statistical Review has collected key data about Prince Edward Island's economy, population and social makeup, says Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs Minister Wes Sheridan. 'Our government uses the Annual Statistical Review to make some important policy decisions,' said Minister Sheridan. 'It helps us determine how best to deliver programs and services to Islanders, when and where they need them.' The 2013...

Government endorses Task Force recommendations

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 23:00
The provincial government has endorsed the general direction of the Task Force report on land use policies and will develop an implementation plan, says Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs Minister Wes Sheridan.'Land use in Prince Edward Island is an issue that affects the economy, the environment and the quality of life of all Islanders,' said Minister Sheridan. 'The provincial government will review the recommendations in detail, and while some...

'Open House' officially launches Hermanville/Clearspring wind development

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 23:00
The Hermanville/Clearspring wind development is up, running and meeting all expectations, says Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs Minister Wes Sheridan.'We are proud that our province continues to develop its reputation as a world leader in producing electricity from the wind,' said Minister Sheridan at an Open House to officially launch the project. 'With the addition of this latest development, Prince Edward Island is now generating approximately...

Hermanville/Clearspring wind development to be officially launched with an 'open house'

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 23:00
The Hermanville/Clearspring wind development will open its doors to the public on June 19 for an 'open house,' says Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs Minister Wes Sheridan.'The Hermanville/Clearspring development has been meeting all of our expectations since it was commissioned in January, coming in slightly better than its $60 million dollar budget,' said Minister Sheridan. 'We want people to see, first-hand, how, with the addition of this...

Notice re provincial government associated websites

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 23:00
The public is advised that difficulties are currently being experienced when accessing some provincial government associated websites such as PEI 2014 and 811. Government staff are working with the external service provider that provides domain name services to solve the problem. A number of other customers of this vendor have also been affected.In the interim, some sites are being directed to the main Government of Prince Edward Island website....

Legislation will ensure Lands Protection Act is flexible, responsive to today's needs

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 23:00
Legislation passed last week will ensure the Lands Protection Act is flexible and can respond appropriately to today's needs, says Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs Minister Wes Sheridan. 'Commissioner Horace Carver made some solid recommendations in his report and now it's up to Government to put them into practice,' says Minister Sheridan. 'We have now taken the first steps to make the Act more responsive to the Island's landscape, now and...