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Brittany MacMillan - Haiti Fundraiser

Posted by Bill van Asperen

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Poverty is hard to ignore when it's all around you.  And it's especially evident in the small town of Grand-Goâve Haiti. Ninety percent of the town was destroyed by the 2010 earthquake. Brittany MacMillan has been to the town twice to help build homes, and hand out food and clothing to people in need. She went with the organization Lifeline Christian Mission.

Now Britanny is fundraising to build a home for her sponsor child, and her family. People can also donate online through "Go Fund me"

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Electricity Conservation

Posted by Bill van Asperen

vMartimeElectric.jpgIn the past two years, PEI's Office of Energy Efficiency handed out a million dollars in rebates for air source heat pumps -- but now Maritime Electric says the heat pumps are driving a surge in electricity use, and forcing the utility to build expensive, new on-Island generation sooner. Island Morning's Laura Chapin explains.

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