Sally Pitt

Producer

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 sally.pitt@cbc.ca.

Latest from Sally Pitt

Roger Jabbour paroled after serving six months in jail for sexually touching students

Former music teacher Roger Jabbour has been granted full parole after serving jail time for sexual offences against students at Colonel Gray High School in Charlottetown.

Lawyers recommend prison for woman who killed 3 of her newborn babies

Lawyers were in court Monday making arguments on an appropriate sentence for a Charlottetown woman who killed three of her newborn children. Shannon Dawn Rayner, 40, pleaded guilty to three charges of infanticide and one charge of concealing a body.

Joel Clow appeals 12-year manslaughter sentence

Joel Clow is appealing his 12-year manslaughter sentence for the killing of his girlfriend Traci Lynch in 2015.

Former P.E.I. minister sentenced to 15 months in jail for defrauding elderly widow

Former P.E.I. minister Harold Alan Stewart has been sentenced to 15 months in jail for his role in a scheme to defraud an elderly Ontario widow.

Crown, defence abandon appeals of Roger Jabbour sexual touching rulings

The Crown and defence have abandoned their appeals of two cases involving former high school band teacher Roger Jabbour. Jabbour was acquitted of two charges of sexual exploitation involving a former student in the 1990s. He was also found guilty of sexual exploitation and sexual interference involving three former students between 2012 and 2015.

Fast fentanyl tests help 'raise an alarm' of spike in overdoses

P.E.I. hospitals are now testing for fentanyl when patients come in with an overdose, which helps alert the public if there's a spike in the potentially lethal drug on the street.

Impaired driving convictions at lowest point in 50+ years

P.E.I.'s impaired driving convictions are at their lowest point in 50 years. The province's director of highway safety attributes public education, and increasing penalties.

Surge in vehicles impounded from P.E.I. impaired drivers

The number of vehicles impounded from impaired drivers on P.E.I. has more than doubled in the past year. The highway safety division says it's due to new tougher penalties aimed at keeping drunk drivers off the road.

Wondering if your neighbourhood has been hit by thieves?

Charlottetown Police have posted a property crime map on their website to show where crimes are occurring, so residents can take extra precautions when necessary, and call police if they have a specific tip.
In Depth

An AED helped save this man's life, now a provincial defibrillator registry could save others

A province-wide registry of automated external defibrillators helps find the nearest AED when someone is in cardiac arrest. There are now 133 publicly available AEDs on the registry.

Summerside doctor under investigation for professional misconduct

A Summerside doctor, Henry Swart, is under investigation by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of P.E.I. for professional misconduct by performing a procedure a patient instructed him not to do. A hearing will be held on March 26 into the allegations.

Tips coming in about snowmobilers who chased, killed coyote

Investigators say they've received about 10 tips in their investigation into a report that two snowmobiles chased down a coyote and killed it.

Former band teacher Roger Jabbour appeals conviction

Former high school band teacher Roger Jabbour is appealing his conviction for sexual exploitation and sexual interference. He was found guilty at trial and sentenced to 15 months in jail.

Swastika flag on P.E.I. property upsets neighbours, Jewish community

A flag with a swastika flying over a Charlottetown property has upset some neighbours and the Jewish community. Late Friday afternoon the flag was replaced with a P.E.I. flag.

Joel Clow to get new trial after appealing murder conviction

P.E.I.'s Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial for an Island man convicted of second degree murder after finding the judge failed to consider all the evidence presented at trial. Joel Clow was sentenced to life in prison with no parole for at least 17 years in the death Traci Lynch in July 2015.