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New fire station money set aside

The City of Charlottetown approved $250,000 for a new fire station in its annual budget, which passed Wednesday.
Council has not yet decided whether to merge fire stations or carry on with two. (CBC)

The City of Charlottetown approved $250,000 for a new fire station in its annual budget, which passed Wednesday.

While the money has been set aside, the city still has a lot of details to work out.

"We're looking at the design of the station and obviously we're looking at the procurement of land for the location of the station," said finance committee chair Coun. Cecil Villard.

Villard said a few potential locations have been identified.

A 2007 study of the Charlottetown Fire Department suggested a new centralized fire station is needed. The city currently has two fire stations.

No decision has been made yet by council regarding whether to go ahead with a single fire station or to continue with two.

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