June 9, 2021
Input wanted on Rural Public Transit
Islanders living in rural areas are invited to help create a vision for a rural public transit system in PEI. On online survey will help provide a clearer picture of why people would choose rural transit, what type of system they would prefer, frequency of trips, appropriate fees and features that are important to them. The Province plans to launch a rural public transit system pilot this fall and is asking for input on how to best design the system. The survey is open until June 21st and can be found in English and French at Rural Public Transit system for Prince Edward Island.
Community Energy Solutions
To help communities become more sustainable, the Province is offering incentives to businesses, community centres, agricultural operations and more. Community Energy Solutions may cover up to 50 per cent of the total energy-efficiency-upgrade cost, up to $25,000. Buildings owned and operated by businesses, institutions, municipalities or non-profits may be eligible. Applicants will get a free energy audit by an approved energy auditors. Check HERE for more information and details about the application process.
Have Your Say on Agriculture Investments
The Canadian Agricultural Partnership – a five-year policy framework – has supported projects in PEI to strengthen and support the province’s agriculture and agri-food sector. The PEI Department of Agriculture and Land has launched a public survey for the Next Policy Framework (NPF), set to launch in 2023, to identify needs and priorities for agriculture in the province going forward. Background information and the multilingual) surveys (English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Chinese) can be found HERE.
Support PEI’s Young Entrepreneurs
Young people aged 9 to 16 from across the province will soon be launching their summer businesses through the Young Millionaire’s Program and the Coopérative service jeunesse. If you would like more information about how to access these businesses, don’t hesitate to contact your local Rural Action Centre.
Contact the Client Information Officer in your local centre if we can be of assistance.
Emma Gamble, Montague | [email protected] | 902-838-4030
Barb MacDonald, Alberton | [email protected] | 902-853-3616
Josée Ouellette, Wellington | [email protected] | 902-854-3439
Rural Action Centres | Toll free 1-855-297-9898
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