CBC Prince Edward Island

Emergency/Public Safety

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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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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Guests Make Alternate Plans After Stanhope Fire

StanhopeAftermath.jpgThe day after the Stanhope Beach Resort was destroyed by fire, people who have events planned at the resort are trying to make alternate plans. Brian Higgins spoke to North Shore Fire Department Chief Bob Morrison and photographer Louise Vessey.

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