CBC Prince Edward Island

Awareness Campaign: June 2013 Archives

Cottage roads impeding emergency vehicles

emergencyvehicles.jpgVolunteer firefighters on PEI respond to about three thousand calls a year, and when an emergency happens, every minute counts. Fire chiefs in western PEI say poorly maintained cottage roads are making it difficult for emergency vehicles to get through. CBC's Brian Higgins spoke with Harvey Stewart, Chief of West Point Fire Department and volunteer fire fighter Gerald Betts, about the problems and solutions.

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St. Paul's Family Resource receives award

StPaulsFamilyResource.jpgClose to a million people in this country are helped by Food banks each month and 40 percent of those people are children and youth. This week the members of Food banks Canada are meeting in Charlottetown. Kristen Hollery and Lorna Gabriel are with St. Paul's Family resource Institute in Halifax. They'll be receiving the Food Bank of the Year Award from Food Banks Canada.

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Strength program focuses on aftercare

StrengthProgramPEI.jpgHealth PEI says 58 per cent of the young people who've gone through the treatment program have relapsed. Sean Morrison, supervisor of the Strength program, talks about the program's new focus on aftercare to prevent youth from relapsing.

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