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Cleanup begins after historic flooding, winter
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Robert Vessey surveys a washed-out shoulder on Eliot River Road in Emyvale.
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Robert Vessey surveys a washed-out shoulder on Eliot River Road in Emyvale.

Cleanup and damage assessment has begun following the worst combination of winter and spring weather in more than 40 years. Nine provincial roads remain closed, without detours in place, due to culvert washouts or flooding from melting snow and heavy rains in the past 48 hours.

Flood-related road closures at 511.gov.pe.ca
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For the most current flood-related road closure information, visit www.511.gov.pe.ca or call 5-1-1.

Province supports awareness campaign on aquatic invasive species
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Awareness campaign will be delivered by the Prince Edward Island Aquaculture Alliance

Aquatic invasive species such as the green crab and tunicates are impacting our shellfish industry. Educating users of our waterways is one way to slow the spread of invasive species that are here now and preventing new pests from being introduced to our waters.

New addictions transition unit opens April 28
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The new 10-bed addictions transition unit is within the provincial addictions facility

Clients will now be admitted directly from inpatient withdrawal (detox) rather than wait for service which will reduce the drop-out rate. The four-week rehabilitation and relapse prevention program will be offered by a social worker, addictions counsellor and addiction workers.

Biomass heat is reducing provincial fuel costs
Athena Biomass Plant
Biomass heating at Athena Consolidated saved the province $12,000 in fuel costs this heating season.

Biomass heat plants burn wood chips produced on PEI. In addition to saving money on fuel, the province is supporting a local industry, producing fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and reducing its dependence on imported fuels.

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