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Climate/Environment

Rising waters force Islander out of Calgary home

CalgaryFlooding.jpgAbout 75,000 Calgary residents were forced to leave their homes in the City of Calgary last night due to the rising flood waters. The waters have crested earlier this morning but officials have warned new surges could arrive with little notice as the rains continue. One of the people forced out of the evacuation zone is Islander Patrick Grant. He spoke with CBC reporter Stephanie Vankampen.

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PEI's Piping Plover Population

PipingPlovers.jpgStrong winds, heavy rain and high tides have taken a toil on PEI's piping plover population. Right now, only 59 of the tiny shorebirds have been spotted on PEI. CBC's Brian Higgins spoke with Shannon Mader in North Rustico. She's program co-ordinator with Island Nature Trust.

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Free Workshop on Freedom of Information

Ortenburger Johnstone 3.jpgSome of the Plan B protesters found out first hand that it's not always easy to get detailed government information. Phone calls making requests or going on government websites will only get you so far. But there is a formal process you can go through to get government documents under the Freedom of Information and Personal Privacy Act. The members of the PEI Citizens Alliance, made up of many of those upset about plan B, are hosting a free workshop on how to access government information. It's being held at this Saturday, February 16th from 1 until 3pm at the Cornwall Civic Centre. Two members have joined us today - Chris Ortenburger and Roy Johnstone.

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