February 22, 2021 – Government of Canada: The health and well-being of Canadians are top priorities for the governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island. Communities across Canada are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic and need immediate assistance to ensure their public infrastructure is safe and reliable.
Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure; and Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, announced funding for a permanent provincial material warehouse.
The new 12,000-square-foot climate-controlled warehouse will serve as a storage space for Health PEI’s pandemic readiness supplies, such as gloves, gowns, masks, wipes, sanitizers, syringes, bedding, as well as storage of the National Emergency Stockpile System (NESS).
The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure will also use this facility as permanent storage for accommodation furniture inventories like modular panels, desks, shelving units, and chairs.
The building will be constructed to be a highly energy-efficient, net-zero ready building. This project will help support the response to the current pandemic and the economy.
Read the full news release here