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Hurricane Juan - 10 Years Ago Sunday

Posted by Bill van Asperen

HurricaneJuan.jpg10 years ago Sunday, September 29, 2003, is a day no Islander will be able to forget. Hurricane Juan hit Prince Edward Island. It was only a few hours, but the 139 km/h winds left a path of destruction. We dove into the CBC archives to hear reaction the morning after the Hurricane hit, which was an election day like no other. Some had to vote by flashlight or oil lamps, and elections officials had to clear broken tree limbs from in front of polling stations. After Juan hit we spoke with Andrew Sprague, Stephen Puddicombe, Joe Morrison, Keith McMannus, Shaun McCormick, Chris Michaud and Angus Orford who was with Maritime Electric.

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AVC offers to help injured PEI goose

Posted by Bill van Asperen

IslandMorning2013.jpgLast week we told you about an injured goose in the Wellington area. Art Arsenault says the goose's wing is injured, and her mate has been protecting her. The birds are hanging around a pond in Wellington, and have attracted local attention. The Atlantic Veterinary College says they are willing to take a look at the injured goose, but someone would have to catch it and bring it in.

Canadian Geese are migratory birds, and protected by the federal government. Martin Raillard is with the Canadian Wildlife Service, part of Environment Canada. Lindsay Carroll spoke with him about what can be done to help the bird.

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Environment Canada's Lightning Danger Maps

Posted by Bill van Asperen

LindaLibbyLightningMaps.jpgLightning kills about 10 Canadians a year, and injures more than a 160. So... "When thunder roars... go indoors!" That's the catch phrase headlining Environment Canada's new online LIGHTNING danger maps. The site highlights areas that are at the greatest risk of lightning strikes with updates every 10 minutes. Environment Canada meteorologist Linda Libby joined us in the studio.

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