ALBERTON -- Prince Edward Island’s federal cabinet minister, Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea, extended appreciation Friday to those who have helped keep Islanders safe and on the move during a harsh winter that is finally showing signs of weakening.
“I just want to recognize all the plow operators in P.E.I., whether they work for the province or they work for private industry, for all the hours they put in, and also Maritime Electric, as well,” Shea said during a stop in Alberton.
“When we’re in the comfort of our own homes, whether we have power of not, they’re the ones out on the roads, probably climbing over snowbanks and getting hit with ice to get our power back on,” she said, reflecting on the work Maritime Electric crews put in this week helping to restore which was lost due to Monday’s ice storm.
Shea said her seatmate in the House of Commons is from Iqaluit and, upon seeing pictures of the mounds of snow in P.E.I. this winter, remarked she doesn’t see amounts like that in the Arctic.