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Work and study hubs opening across P.E.I.

Work and study hubs will be available to P.E.I. residents in 13 communities across the Island.
Work and study hubs will be available to P.E.I. residents in 13 communities across the Island. - 123RF Stock Photo

Work and study hubs will be available to P.E.I. residents in 13 communities across the Island.

The hubs are a space where Islanders can bring their own device to access free, reliable internet to work and learn.

“We know COVID-19 has greatly impacted the way Islanders work and learn as more of us are doing it all at home,” said Economic Minister Matthew MacKay. “Because of this, Islanders need access to a reliable internet connection now more than ever before. Our hope with the work and study hubs is that we can help fill the gap as we continue working towards expanding broadband internet across the province.”

Hubs will be available at the following locations:

  • Tignish – Tignish Initiatives
  • Northport/Alberton – Community Centre
  • O’Leary – Future Tech West
  • Wellington – Royal Canadian Legion
  • Bedeque – Rural Women’s Business Centre
  • Stanley Bridge – Stanley Bridge Hall
  • Kensington – Credit Union Centre
  • North Rustico – North Rustico Lions Club
  • Grand Tracadie – Grand Tracadie Community Centre
  • St. Peters – St. Peters Community Centre
  • Souris – Matthew McLean Building
  • Murray Harbour – Murray Harbour Community Centre
  • Cardigan – Cardigan Fireman’s Office

“This initiative will help support our Island students who are currently completing their post-secondary education online, as well as enhance the spaces currently offered at 13 of our public libraries across the province,” said Education Minister Brad Trivers. “By working together, we are finding innovative solutions to support the unique needs of Islanders during the global pandemic.”

Eight hubs will open on Monday, Jan. 25, with the remaining five hubs opening the following week.

For location details, operating hours and more information on the work and study hubs visit, princeedwardisland.ca/wash.

Physical distancing and mask use is required at all hubs with up to six patrons permitted in the space at one time.

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