The Green Party announced its candidate Sunday for the Charlottetown-Winsloe byelection. Chris van Ouwerkerk was the only candidate to complete the nomination process and will enter the nomination meeting Tuesday night uncontested, though a "no candidate" option will also be on the ballot.
The three other provincial parties announced their nominees on Saturday. Zack Bell will be on the ballot for Progressive Conservatives, with Zac Murphy and Lynne Thiele representing the Liberals and NDP, respectively. The date for the byelection has not been announced.
The Green Party of Canada elected Toronto lawyer Annamie Paul as their new leader Saturday. The leader was originally supposed to be selected at a convention in Charlottetown this weekend, but pandemic restrictions forced the event to a virtual space.
A new outdoor art exhibit in Charlottetown allows people to enjoy a leisurely walk while physical distancing. Rooted in Art features five temporary art installations at the site of local trees. This event includes a 2.5-kilometre self-guided tour, where participants will be directed to five different stops to view the trees with art installations.
Premier Dennis King confirmed Friday that Canada's COVID-19 contact notification app will soon be in use on Prince Edward Island. A news release said Islanders with health cards will receive one-time "keys" or codes from their health authorities to use with the app.
Next Thursday, Oct. 8., travellers will no longer be screened by New Brunswick officials at the Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia borders, New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs told a briefing Friday.
There have been 59 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the Island, with 57 considered recovered. There have been no hospitalizations or deaths, and there is no evidence of community spread.
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