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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.

New Miminegash Harbour Bridge open to traffic
Miminegash Harbour Bridge
The new $700,000 Miminegash Harbour Bridge replaces the original 1952 bridge that outlived its useful life.

Since 2008, the provincial government invested more than $60 million to replace or repair 50 bridges across the province. Seven more bridges will be replaced during 2014-2015.

Watch for shoulder washouts, report road problems
wet driving conditions
Work will begin in late May on permanent pothole repair as weather permits

For the safety of all, drivers are asked to use caution when approaching areas where highway maintenance crews are repairing the damage caused by this most recent weather event.

New accessible buses provided thanks to Federal Gas Tax Fund
accessible bus
Ministers Shea and Vessey join Gordon Wooder and Gordon Bush of Transportation West to announce arrival of new vehicles

New twelve-passenger, wheelchair-accessible vehicles will boost year-round transit service to persons with limited mobility.

Islanders reminded to leave the phone alone
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Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Robert Vessey and Atlantic Insurance Bureau of Canada Vice President Amanda Dean

The Department of Transportation, Insurance Bureau of Canada, and Hot 105.5 are again partnering on a campaign to remind Islanders not to text or talk on their phones while driving, which can be as dangerous as driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.

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