PEI

COVID Alert to Launch in P.E.I. and Nova Scotia, Downloads Pass 3.1 Million

The federal government has announced COVID Alert app support is coming to Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, to allow for one-time keys to be issued from health authorities. No specific timeline was mentioned for the launch, but only as “soon” for both provinces. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement both provinces "will...

P.E.I. Details High Speed Internet Roll Out from Bell and Xplornet

Nearly a year ago, the federal government announced Prince Edward Island (PEI) would be getting faster rural internet and 5G wireless technology, but details about the roll out from Bell and Xplornet have been slim. Coming up to one year on the announcement, P.E.I. has now outlined what this high speed internet roll out will...

Bell, Xplornet to Bring Faster Internet, 5G Wireless to PEI via Federal Funding Plan

The federal government today announced residents of Prince Edward Island can expect faster rural internet and 5G wireless technology soon, as part of a new funding plan. According to Infrastructure Canada, the government will contribute over $33.1 million via the Rural and Northern Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. PEI will provide $3.5 million, while Bell...

Distracted Driving is Second Largest Risk Factor for Drivers in P.E.I

According to a new survey from Desjardins, distracted driving ranks as the second-largest risk factor for drivers among the residents of P.E.I. Distracted driving goes beyond the use of smartphones and technology in the car, to eating and other passengers. These risks are still not being clearly recognized by drivers. Across Canada, one in every...

PEI Wants to Fix Its Slow Bell Aliant DSL Internet for 31,000 Addresses

The Prince Edward Island government is seeking proposals from internet service providers to bring high-speed internet to underserved rural areas, in a move that looks to bring the province's internet up to modern speeds. According to CBC News, PEI launched a request for proposals (RFP) on August 31, 2018, seeking companies to bring “reliable high-speed...