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

Driver pleads guilty to assault on senior in 'road rage' incident

A driver has pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm on a senior in connection with what police at the time described as a 'road rage' incident.

Krista MacKay named new P.E.I. provincial court judge

Krista MacKay, who has a background in civil, criminal and family law, is P.E.I.'s new provincial court judge.

No inmates sent home during pandemic reoffended, P.E.I. jails report

P.E.I. corrections officials say none of the inmates sent home wearing ankle bracelets during the pandemic reoffended.

P.E.I. lobster fishermen request season extension to offset delayed start

The P.E.I. Fishermen's Association has asked the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for an extension to the spring lobster season, to help offset the two week delay to the start of the season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

What your child's schooling could look like this fall on P.E.I.

P.E.I. education officials are studying all possibilities as they prepare for schools to return to school in September.
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How much are P.E.I. students learning at home?

P.E.I. education officials say they're not tracking how many students are doing their school work at home during the pandemic, because they don't want to penalize students who are in a situation that was beyond their control.

Review into escape of 2 inmates leads to increased surveillance at P.E.I. courthouse

A review into the escape of two inmates from the Charlottetown courthouse has found that gaps in procedure — and distracted staff — were responsible for the breach. 

Government will house hundreds of P.E.I.'s temporary foreign workers in quarantine

Temporary foreign workers have begun to arrive on P.E.I., and are starting their mandatory 14 days in quarantine.

Crisis calls from P.E.I. kids to help line increase 70% during pandemic

A crisis help line for kids has seen a 70 per cent increase in calls from P.E.I. during the COVID-19 pandemic, and social workers in the province are checking in with families at risk more often to watch for issues.

Stratford solar panel project scrapped due to cost

The Town of Stratford has scrapped a plan to install solar panels on the roof of the town hall as it was going to cost more and take longer to recoup the costs in energy savings than was originally thought.

169 health care workers join front lines on P.E.I. during pandemic

Health PEI has recruited 169 health care workers to help during the COVID-19 pandemic, including doctors, nurses, and other professionals. In addition, the province has signed up 17 new cleaners and 91 volunteers.

P.E.I.-N.S. ferry service set to start May 1 — with some big changes

Northumberland Ferries plans to start its service May 1 between P.E.I. and N.S., but there will be some big changes because of the pandemic.

P.E.I. government seeks ban on enforcement of evictions amid COVID-19 emergency

The P.E.I. government is asking the courts to ban enforcement of all rental evictions in the province during the COVID-19 pandemic for the health and safety of both tenants, and the sheriffs who would have to enforce the eviction orders.

How this P.E.I. program helps women take back control after leaving abusive relationships

A program unique to P.E.I. called Circles of Safety is helping keep women at high risk of being killed by their former partners safe.

2 inmates who escaped from Charlottetown courthouse back in custody

Two inmates who escaped custody from the provincial courthouse in Charlottetown were located and are back in jail facing new charges.

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