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Growing mussels in Malpeque Bay

Posted by Bill van Asperen

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Talks are under way to look at growing more mussels in Malpeque Bay. If this happens, it would lift a moratorium DFO put in place 15 years ago that halted expansion in these waters. Laura Chapin joins us in the Island Morning studio.

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Propane concerns for new school

Posted by Bill van Asperen

PropaneLeak2012.jpgIn 2012, a propane leak at the Irving-owned facility on Allen street in Charlottetown once again raised concerns about whether such a facility should be moved out of the residential area. City and provincial politicians said it should be re-located to the industrial park. But that didn't happen.

There are renewed concerns now that Immanuel Christian school recently announced plans to move directly across the street from the propane plant. Our Associate Producer Lindsay Carroll joined us in the studio.

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North Rustico's new sewage treatment facility

Posted by Bill van Asperen

LesStandenNorthRusticoSewage.jpgNorth Rustico is building a new sewage treatment facility which far exceeds provincial requirements... and will mean a clean harbour for generations to come. The Town was received the premier's Excellence in Water Stewardship Award. Les Standen chairs the North Rustico sewer and water corporation. Lindsay Carroll hopped in Les's car to take a tour of the old facility...as well as the outdated lagoon system it's had for years.

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