Sally Pitt


Sally Pitt is a producer with CBC and has worked as a journalist for more than 30 years in online, TV, radio and print. She specializes in justice issues and also works with the CBC Atlantic Investigative Unit. You can reach her at

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Mental health nurse urges P.E.I. to allow psychiatric nurses

Dana Collicutt moved back to P.E.I. last fall hoping to work in the province as a registered psychiatric nurse, but the Island does not regulate that practice, so he is travelling to Nunavut for work.
CBC Investigates

Crackdown finds banned barbecues at 144 P.E.I. apartment buildings

A CBC News investigation has found hundreds of fire violations at P.E.I. buildings, including unapproved barbecues at 144 apartment buildings in the province.

New supports for survivors of sexual violence on P.E.I.

Crown prosecutor Lisa Goulden is now overseeing all cases involving sexual offences against adults and children on P.E.I. In addition, a new program called RISE also offers free legal advice to anyone age 16 and over who has experienced sexual violence.

Joel Clow gets court-appointed lawyer to help with manslaughter sentence appeal

Joel Clow, 52, is appealing his 12-year prison sentence on the basis that he didn't understand what he was pleading guilty to in the death of Traci Lynch. The Appeal Court of P.E.I. has appointed a lawyer to assist him with his appeal.

Interest on unpaid property taxes should drop now, say P.E.I. Liberals

P.E.I.'s Liberal finance critic says the interest rate of 18 per cent on unpaid property taxes should be reduced now, to help Islanders struggling with their finances due to layoffs and work reductions during the pandemic. The finance minister says the rates will be reduced, but not until January 2022.

Reports of sexual violations against children double in P.E.I.

There's been an increase in the number of police reports of sexual violations against children in Canada, including in P.E.I. which has seen an increase of 177 per cent between 2014 and 2019. Those who work to protect children expect the numbers to raise during the pandemic.

P.E.I.'s 'unfounded' sexual assault cases highest in country

P.E.I. continues to have the highest rate of “unfounded” sexual assault cases in the country, according to a recent report by Statistics Canada. The report put P.E.I.’s rate at 25 per cent in 2019, the most recent year statistics are available. That’s more than double the national average of 10 per cent the same year.

Dramatic rise in sexual assault reports doesn't lead to similar rise in charges

Reports of sexual assault to police have increased dramatically in recent years but that has not translated into more charges being laid.

Increase in P.E.I. fentanyl-related opioid overdoses and deaths a 'concern'

P.E.I.'s chief public health officer says the rise in accidental fentanyl-related opioid deaths and overdoses is a "concern."
CBC Investigates

Hillsborough Bridge redesign won't include suicide prevention barriers

Major work on the Hillsborough Bridge won't include suicide prevention barriers, despite barriers being one of the key recommendations in the province's suicide prevention strategy in 2018.