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New addictions transition unit opens April 28
Addictions facility
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.

Go!PEI launches new run/walk program for youth
Minister of Health and Wellness Doug Currie, MLA Bush Dumville and students from West Royalty Elementary School participate in a go!PEI run/walk club for youth
Minister of Health and Wellness Doug Currie, MLA Bush Dumville and students from West Royalty Elementary School participate in a go!PEI run/walk club for youth.

A new walk/run club for kids, youth and teens is being launched by go!PEI to provide Island children with a fun, free and non-competitive program that supports more physical activity in their day.

Angling season opens April 15
angling season
Many Island rivers and ponds are still covered in ice which may be weak and unstable. Be careful when selecting a fishing site.

Anglers are advised to check out the 2014 Angling Summary for any new regulations or restrictions before they go out fishing.

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.

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