Resort Municipality News

The Stanley Bridge Centre is pleased to offer news from the Resort Municipality. Events, meetings, programs, housing and cottage developments, business openings, feature stories – we have them all covered. Why not visit for a while, you won’t be disappointed!

Phone: 902-963-2698 / Fax: 902-963-2932/ website:

September 18, 2018

Next Deadline for Development Permits
The next deadline for Development Permits will be October 5, 2018.


Property owners, please be advised that the Province of PEI is in the process of enacting the National Building Code on PEI. The regulations are undergoing a final review by their legislative counsel and they hope to have a consultation draft available online in the coming week or two. They are still aiming for a January 1, 2019, enforcement date of the new regulations and the 2015 National Building Code, with single family dwellings and semi-detached dwellings being phased in one year later. This is the most up to date information from the Province as of today’s date.

Reminder to Commercial property owners that due to the requirements of the Architect’s Act and the National Building Code coming into place that it is going to take longer to get permits for commercial properties. Architects, Engineers, Consultant’s and Surveyors are very busy at this time, and have waiting lists for work to be completed and it is going to take longer to get projects moving forward, so it is best if you are planning a project to start planning well in advance for any new construction or additions to your property.


The tenth Council for the Resort Municipality was sworn in on September 10, 2018.

The new Council Positions for committees were assigned at the meeting and they include:

Mayor – Matthew Jelley – Acting Sewer Utility Chair, Senior Ops Member, Human Resource Committee, Destination Management Fund Committee

Deputy Mayor – Linda Lowther – Lucy Maud Montgomery Destination / Heritage Park Chair, Destination Management Fund Committee Chair

Councillor – Bill Drost – Human Resource Committee Chair

Councillor – Chris Robinson – Emergency Services Chair, Heritage Park Member

Councillor – George Clark Dunning – Planning Board / Signage Chair, Heritage Park Member, Cavendish Sewer Utility Member, Human Resource Committee Member, CBMF Senior Ops Member

Councillor – Kenny Singleton – Trails and Paths Chair

Councillor – Lee Brammer – Finance Chair

You are receiving this communication from the Central Coastal Tourism Partnership as a tourism stakeholder of PEI’s Central Coastal Region. The Central Coastal Tourism Partnership (CCTP) is a membership based organization established in 2011 to create one strong regional tourism association to represent central Prince Edward Island in its entirety. The CCTP is directed by a group of volunteer board members from all over the region.

SAVE THE DATES: A further update will be sent once a location has been chosen.

Wed, Nov. 7th (morning) – Semi Annual Meeting & Learning Session for Operators
Wed, Nov. 21 (morning) – Stakeholder Engagement Session in support of the CCTP’s 2019-2021 Strategic Plan

Call for Nominations for Outstanding Volunteers

Volunteers are crucial to a healthy, vital community. The province of Prince Edward Island is unique; our voluntary organizations do more with less funding, and fewer paid staff than any other province. Volunteers and non-profit organizations offer countless services to thousands of Islanders that would not otherwise be available.

To celebrate volunteers and what they offer to the community, the Voluntary Resource Council is inviting nominations for the seventh annual Outstanding Volunteer Awards. The selected outstanding volunteers will be recognized at the Voluntary Resource Council’s annual Breakfast Gala in November.

Nominations should include: the name and contact information of the volunteer and the organization/association, the mission of the organization/association, and a description of the contributions of this individual.

Nominations can be submitted by email to, or by mail to Voluntary Resource

Council, 81 Prince Street, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4R3.
Deadline for nominations is September 20th.

Sylvie Arsenault
Executive Director
Voluntary Resource Centre
81 Prince Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4R3
Phone: 902.368.7337
Fax: 902.368.7180


Brenda MacDonald, CAO
Resort Municipality

Phone: 902-963-2698
Fax: 902-963-2932

September 10, 2018

Property owners are reminded that they have until, Monday, September 10, 2018 to send in written comments to the municipal office on the Heritage Park / Lucy Maud Montgomery Destination Project.

If you have any questions, please contact the municipal office.

Carr’s Oyster Bar in Stanley Bridge
is open daily at 11 am through late October. Call 902-886-3355 for reservations or information.

Thank you!!

Carr’s Oyster Bar
Carr’s Shellfish
Stanley Bridge, PE
(902) 886-3355

Brenda MacDonald, CAO
Resort Municipality

Phone: 902-963-2698
Fax: 902-963-2932

September 8, 2018


Property owners are reminded that they have until, Monday, September 10, 2018 to send in written comments to the municipal office on the Heritage Park / Lucy Maud Montgomery Destination Project. A copy of the public meeting presentation from September 6, 2018 is attached as well as a comment sheet.

If you have any questions, please contact the municipal office.


Raspberry Point Oyster Company is looking for employees to work at their oyster farming operation. Positions include: Oyster Farm Laborer $14-$16/hr., Oyster Boat Crew $15-$18/hr. and Oyster Boat Crew Leader $18-$20/hr.… Both seasonal and year round positions available. For more information on the positions or to send your resume email

Kyle Holland
12 Milky Way
Charlottetown C1E 2E2
P: 902-628-3613

The Hunter-Clyde Watershed Group completed another full season of stream and forest rehabilitation projects. We had a bigger watershed crew employed this year and an early start to the season thanks to our funders the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnership Program, Coastal Restoration Fund, Watershed Management Fund, Wildlife Conservation Fund, Skills PEI, Canada Summer Jobs, and Jobs for Youth. Hilary, our watershed coordinator was able to increase our groups capacity through successful funding applications and we were able to accomplish more watershed projects this year including just over 8 kilometers of stream clearing within the headwaters, planting over 3,300 native shrubs and trees within the river banks, alder patch cuts, wetlands, shorelines, hedgerows, and upland forests in the North Rustico, New Glasgow and Hunter River area. The summer crew also cleared a few abandoned beaver dams, installed some brush mats, and participated in shoreline cleanups. Thank you to the watershed crew for continuing to work hard through the long heat wave this summer!

One of our major projects this summer involved rehabilitating fish passage through a perched culvert on St. Patrick’s Road by increasing the water level below the culvert through a series of pools. This project was funded by the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnership Program and the Department of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy also provided some in-kind support. We would like to say thank you to McCullough Environmental Engineering for the engineer design and Island Coastal Services Inc. for completing the construction portion of this project.

As we head into the fall season, there are many funding applications and final reports to submit so we will be around the office a little more often, feel welcome to drop by at the Greenvale School. Brittany and Hilary will also continue with our water monitoring projects which we will update you on later this year!

View the Lucy Maud Montgomery Destination Development Project Presentation PDF.


Brenda MacDonald, CAO
Resort Municipality

Phone: 902-963-2698
Fax: 902-963-2932

September 5, 2018

The deadline to submit comments on the 2018 Cavendish Beach Music Festival is September 5, 2018.

There will be a public meeting Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the North Rustico Lions Club to:

1) provide an update on the Heritage Park redevelopment and the Lucy Maud Montgomery Destination project;

2) present a draft plan for the Heritage Park and to solicit comments on the plan. Illustrations will also be available at the municipal office for comments until the Council meeting on Monday evening September 10;

3) to obtain feedback on the option to use some or all of the existing recreation budget for the Heritage Park redevelopment.


Hello industry colleagues,

Early in the summer, Parks Canada circulated a communiqué to accommodation providers regarding the practice of transferring Prince Edward Island National Park and Green Gables season passes from guest to guest throughout the summer. While this issue has been at the centre of many discussions between industry members and Parks Canada for over 4 years, compliance with the terms and conditions of the pass has not been actively enforced. The issue was put on hold in consideration of free entry throughout 2017, however, it is time to once again focus on a resolution. In the communiqué, we indicated that an alternate practice would be applied and enforced in the 2019 operating season. (See communiqué, attached)

I was pleased to receive several responses from accommodation providers, with a variety of suggestions and concerns. The most pressing need consistently raised was to identify a product as soon as possible so that operators can begin promoting prices and packages for next season.

We value your opinion and the support you have shown Parks Canada over the years. As such, the Tourism Industry Association has graciously agreed to host a focus group so that we can work collaboratively to identify options, discuss impacts, and determine a path forward. The intent is to quickly develop products and/ or processes to enable us to move toward 2019 planning.

The session will take place at the Dalvay Administration Building (40 Dalvay Crescent) on September 18th, 2018 starting at 7:00 pm. Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to confirm your attendance by Monday, September 10th 2018 by telephone at 902-672-6350 or by email at
Thank you in advance for your support.

Tara McNally MacPhee

Manager, Visitor Experience
Prince Edward Island National Park
Tel: 902-672-6372 | Cell : 902-940-5143

School safety messages never get old – back to school tomorrow

September 5, 2018
Queens District, Prince Edward Island

News Release


Pencils are sharpened, book bags are packed and parents are preparing to send the kids back to school. As classes resume this week Queens District RCMP are asking motorists to pay attention around school zones and when encountering school buses.

It’s soon time we will see school buses on our roadways and children running to catch the bus. Each year we regrettably see vehicles drive past stopped school buses when they are supposed to stop. This is a very dangerous practice and puts the lives of our children at risk. The fine for “meeting or overtaking school bus when flashing red lights are displayed” is up to $5000.00 and 8 demerit points. Most drivers are only told about the rules for passing a school bus with flashing red lights when they learn to drive – often many years ago. We would like to remind all drivers of school bus safety practices when school buses are stopped with their yellow or red lights flashing.

When you see a school bus, assume children will be around and take extra care – leave lots of space around the bus.
When the bus turns on the flashing yellow lights – this means it is about to stop to pick up kids. Slow down and prepare to stop.
When the bus turns on the flashing red lights – this means STOP in BOTH directions. Never pass a school bus with flashing red lights in either direction. Stop well back from the bus. If you have any doubt what to do – STOP!

School zones are another area where we’d like to remind drivers and students of safety tips and be aware of and watch out for children near schools, sidewalks, crossing streets and in school parking lots. Did you know that speed fines are doubled in PEI when “speeding in a school zone”?

Be on the lookout for school zone signals/signs and ALWAYS obey the posted speed limits
Watch out for school crossing guards and obey their signals
Be alert and aware, do not drive distracted.

Queens District RCMP always takes road safety seriously. On the first day of school and through the school year we will have concerted efforts in school zones and in the routes of school buses. Let’s have a safe school year for everyone!

Contact information

Sgt. Leanne Butler
RCMP Queens District


Brenda MacDonald, CAO
Resort Municipality

Phone: 902-963-2698
Fax: 902-963-2932

August 24, 2018

Public Meeting – 2018 Cavendish Beach Music Festival

The Resort Municipality of Stanley Bridge, Hope River, Bayview, Cavendish and North Rustico will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at the North Rustico Lion’s Club.

This meeting will provide residents and other interested parties an opportunity to ask questions, provide input and gather feedback from all groups on the 2018 event that was held from July 6 – 9, 2018.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, written comments will be received at the Resort Municipality Office until September 5, 2018.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the municipal office.


Dear valued Parks Canada stakeholder,

Parks Canada wishes to advise you of infrastructure projects planned for the Cavendish area of PEI National Park this fall. These projects are part of Parks Canada unprecedented $3 billion dollar investment over 5 years to support infrastructure work to heritage, visitor, waterway and highway assets located within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas.

Homestead Trail

Currently, re-surfacing and infrastructure improvement work is happening on portions of the Homestead Trail. Public safety is a priority for Parks Canada. For this reason, the affected sections of the trail will be closed as work progresses. Construction on phase 1 of the project should be completed by the end of August 2018. Phase 2 of this project, which will focus on the realignment of a segment of this trail as a result of coastal erosion, will begin in September 2018. All rehabilitation work on the Homestead Trail will be completed by late fall 2018.

There will be signage on site, identifying the section of the trail currently under work. Closed sections will be marked on the map at the trail head and construction signs will be posted on the trail. For your safety, we ask that you do not enter the construction zone.

Visitors are invited to discover the many other trails available in the park, including Cavendish Grove, the Cavendish Dunelands Trail and the paved Gulf Shore Way along the coast, or to walk along the beach from any of the beach access points.

Entrance kiosk at Grahams Lane

Work will resume this fall on Parks Canada’s ongoing entrances and kiosk infrastructure project. Two current kiosks will be replaced with new structures at the Grahams Lane entrance of PEI National Park and the entrance lane will be widened. Overhead LED signage will also be installed, along with the necessary support structures. Work will begin after the busy summer season, and will be completed prior to opening in June 2019. There will only be minor disruptions to vehicle traffic during construction and visitors will still be able to access Cavendish Campground, Cavendish Beach and trails.

Cavendish Beach Facility and Dune Crossing

Improvements will also continue at Cavendish Beach this fall. The exterior of the canteen structure will be refurbished, the interiors of all buildings fully rehabilitated and the decking around the building will be replaced.

Parks Canada will also be replacing the current dune crossing at Cavendish Beach this fall. The present structure has reached the end of its life cycle and does not meet accessibility standards. The new structure will allow Parks Canada to continue to meet the needs of visitors and residents who wish to connect with nature while, at the same time, protecting the sensitive and dynamic dune ecosystem in the area.

Construction is planned to begin this fall, after peak visitation, and will be completed by January 2019. The new dune crossing will be built further to the west of the existing one in an area that is less sensitive to disturbance. It will be 180 meters long, completely accessible and will have look off areas with seating and interpretive panels. The existing crossing will remain in place to allow visitors to continue to access the beach while the new structure is being constructed.

Green Gables Site Rehabilitation and Interpretive Design

The current construction at Green Gables Heritage Place is part of a $9.5 million site redevelopment project that will improve visitor experience, site facilities (such as food service and parking) and accessibility. There are three phases to this project. Phase 1 included an addition to the Barn, the creation of temporary orientation space, and the installation of temporary washrooms and a ticket kiosk. This work was completed in the spring of 2017.

Phase 2 includes revisions to the parking lot, changes to landscaped pathways and planting and the construction of a new visitor centre that will house the gift shop, ticketing, orientation area, exhibits and washrooms. The parking lot has been completed and we are currently refining directional signage and line striping to direct traffic. Construction on the visitor centre is going well and it is anticipated that it will be completed in November.

The final phase will begin once phase 2 complete, which includes renovations to improve accessibility of the Green Gable house and the retrofit of the temporary gift shop area to a food service area. The gift shop will remain in the renovated barn until the spring of 2019.

We are also working on a detailed design for interpretive exhibits and other media for the new visitor centre as well as the barn, grounds and trails. The new exhibits and interpretive elements will be installed following the completion of the visitor centre.

All work on this multi-phased project will be completed by the spring of 2019.

Green Gables – Haunted Wood Trail

Work will also resume this fall on the rehabilitation of the Haunted Wood Trail. Bridges, stairs, and fences will be replaced and the entire trail will be resurfaced with gravel. A temporary culvert will be installed on Route 13 to allow access to the trail. This work will begin in early September and be completed by mid-November 2018, at which point, the culvert will be removed.

The work will be done in sections so that people can still use parts of the trail as work progresses and signage will be in place to direct visitors. Access to the Macneill property will be maintained throughout.

Cavendish East Washrooms

Porta-potties have recently been installed at the Cavendish East facilities. The washrooms at this site have been closed due to the failure of the well pump and well casing. We are planning to move the washroom facilities permanently to the Oceanview location once funding is available.

Investments in visitor infrastructure – such as trails, entrances and kiosks, as well as highways, parkways and bridges – will ensure the quality and reliability of visitor facilities and continue to allow Canadians to connect with nature.

Parks Canada makes every effort to minimize disruptions caused by infrastructure work. We thank local residents and visitors for their patience and support while this important work is happening.

For more information on these infrastructure, please contact Nicolle Gallant, acting Project Manager, at 902-672-6377 or

The House of Martin Guerre debuts in Charlottetown

(Charlottetown, PEI): The Confederation Centre of the Arts’ is bringing the critically-acclaimed and multi-award-winning The House of Martin Guerre to The Charlottetown Festival this September. This intimate concert presentation, starring Adam Brazier and Josée Boudreau, is based on a true story from 16th century France and explores what limits an individual confronts to follow their heart.

The original book was written by Leslie Arden and Anna Theresa Cascio, and then adapted to music and lyrics by Leslie Arden. The story follows a young peasant girl named Bertrande who is forced to marry the abusive Martin Guerre. After years of unhappy marriage, he abandons her and their son; but years later a stranger returns claiming to be Martin Guerre. He is a transformed individual and Bertrande accepts this person, but then she declares him an imposter and he is sent to jail and trial.

“Making its Atlantic Canadian debut, The House of Martin Guerre is a powerful musical about community, tradition, and what we’re willing to believe for love,” says Adam Brazier, artistic director of The Charlottetown Festival and starring in this musical.

It is one of the most celebrated Canadian musicals ever written, but it was lost to the public for decades because rights of the piece were locked up by American commercial producers. The last productions were in Toronto in 1997 and in Chicago in 1996. This production at the Confederation Centre, directed by Mary Francis Moore with musical direction by Wayne Gwillim, is a chance for local audiences to see this concert.

“I saw this inspired musical almost 20 years ago and it remains one of the best original Canadian musicals I’ve ever seen,” says Brazier.

Leslie Arden is one of Canada’s foremost musical theatre composers. Her extensive career has taken her around the world, but her love of theatre came from watching The Charlottetown Festival, where her mother, Cleone Duncan, performed for many years in Anne of Green Gables – The Musical™.

The House of Martin Guerre (Concert Presentation) comes to the Homburg Theatre on September 18 at 7:30 p.m. and tickets can be purchased now. Appreciation is extended to the title sponsor for The 2018 Charlottetown Festival, CIBC. Media sponsors are Ocean 100, Hot 105.5, and The Guardian.


Brenda MacDonald, CAO
Resort Municipality

Phone: 902-963-2698
Fax: 902-963-2932

August 20, 2018

The Council and Staff of the Resort Municipality and the Cavendish Sewer Utility would like to express deepest sympathy to the family of Allan MacCoubrey.

Allan passed away on August 16th at his home in Bolton ON, with his son Darcy by his side, after a long battle with cancer. Born in Charlottetown, P.E.I. in 1946, Allan was the son of Ira and Dora MacCoubrey. He lived in Cavendish until he was 18, when he moved to Ontario. Growing up, Allan and his brother Ian developed a brotherly connection with their cousin Wayne Saulnier. When they all moved to Ontario, that special bond continued, and Allan became “uncle” to Wayne’s children, especially his son Wayne. Allan was predeceased by his brother Ian and parents, Ira and Dora. He will be deeply missed by his daughter Wendy, son Darcy (Amanda), granddaughters Sarah, Shannon and Charlotte, sister in law Jean, nephew and nieces, Mike, Sherry and Cindy and their families and cousins Wayne, Donna, Carole, Ann and their families and his close friend Anne. A Celebration of Allan’s life will be held late next spring in P.E.I. when he returns home to Cavendish.

Just a reminder that the next deadline for Development Permits is August 31, 2018.

Water testing drop off will continue at the Resort Municipality office until August 31, 2018.

Reminder to businesses that testing needs to be completed every three months.

Swimming Pool testing bottles and forms are available at the municipal office as well.


Hi Everyone,

Fifteen members gathered on August 15, 2018 to discuss two books. Thank you to all who came and took part in the great discussions and conversations! If you weren’t there, you were missed!

The next book club will be Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at The Rowell Cottage in Seawood Estates, Stanley Bridge at 10 a.m. The nonfiction books to be discussed are 1. City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp by Ben Rawlence (Welsh) and 2. The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida (Japanese).

Everyone is welcome. Questions? Call 782.462.2001 (that’s a PEI area code).

Bring book suggestions for the 2019 summer book club!

Reading on a rainy day: so relaxing! Have a great day!

Judy Rowell

Brenda MacDonald, CAO
Resort Municipality

Phone: 902-963-2698
Fax: 902-963-2932