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Anti Gambling message takes a hit

Advocates say they're disappointed, and are calling for a review of the province's responsible gaming strategy. Reporter Kerry Campbell joins us with the details.

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What Islanders think about winter

Molly Pendergast and Nicole Williams hit the streets of Charlottetown to find out what Islanders think about this winter's unusual weather.

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Islander shapes Olympic curling broadcasts

Robbie Doherty has picked up a job at the Olympics as a spotter for the curling competition. He helps international broadcasters understand why curlers have picked their shots and how the rocks will move.

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Film equipment free for female filmmakers

Well-known actor, Jonathan Torrens, is looking to support east coast female filmmakers, by offering free equipment rentals for film projects.

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Islander part of groundbreaking research at Harvard

Justin Pater: accepted to Harvard University as a post-doctoral fellow at the Dana-Farber Cancer Instititute. Working in cancer genetics and drug discovery research.

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Putting on weight to help improve mental health service

Vincent Adams is wearing a 50 pound vest on his back to raise funds for Lennon House. He hopes the "weight of the world" fundraiser will help with awareness about mental health issues.

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11 year old saves his sisters life

Haley Matheon had an operation that saved her life. And it was all possible because her 11-year-old brother volunteered to donate his bone marrow. We'll check in with the family as they reflect on the past year and Haley's road to recovery.

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Of maps and MLAs; Island Morning political panel

Paul MacNeill, Mary Lynn Kane and Dennis King discuss the "what if" map that shows how P.E.I.'s electoral maps would change if residents support proportional representation.

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'He knows we're hurting, he knows we're prepared to take this forward.'

Jason Driscoll died by suicide last May. On March 1st, what would have been his 22nd birthday, his parents will be celebrating his life and hope everyone on P.E.I. will have some ice cream to raise mental health awareness.

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Men Matter: male survivors of sexual abuse

Ian Forgeron is a program facilitator for the Men Matter group on PEI. He's bringing men together to begin a journey of trauma recovery after being victims of male sexual abuse.

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Missing my mom: Island Woman wants answers from inquiry

Barbara Bernard told her story at the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Moncton. We'll hear from her, and some of her recommendations to the inquiry.

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Golden anniversary: Dave "Eli" MacEachern

It was 20 years ago this week, that Dave "Eli" MacEachern became the first person in PEI history to step onto the Olympic gold podium in Nagano.

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Peace Of Mind - Part 7

Our 'Peace Of Mind' series continues with Jessara Sinclair's overview of the Island's mental health system. There's been a lot of talk about the need to replace PEI's psychiatric hospital. We'll get a tour of the facility from the province's chief of mental health and addictions, Dr. Heather Keizer

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Addiction: High school students hear first hand

Kelsey Ford and Kyle Buote share stories of personal stories of addiction and recovery with students at Bluefield High School.

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Inspectors help with food safety violations

Ryan Neale, from the provincial health department, explains what happens when food establishments are found lacking in food safety.

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The Kindness of Kids

Marie McGaugh: sometimes the kids are teaching the teacher. A kind action from kindergarten kids, catches the attention of their substitute teacher at Souris Regional.

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Islanders want barriers on bridge

Concerned Islanders want more safety measures on the Hillsborough bridge. Sarah Stewart Clark and Amanda Brazil propose that such measures could help people in crisis.

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Goalie Ava Boutilier breaking through in US college hockey

She turned down prep schools and switching to women's hockey to male hockey on P.E.I. Now Ava Boutilier is a freshman at the University of New Hampshire, the team's starting goalie, and hoping to be part of Canada's national women's team.

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Reducing barriers for women working in agriculture

Mary Robinson explains how a new proposed 3 year project will help attract more women to the agriculture sector.

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Family Service offers infertility counselling

Kathy Jones says people who are experiencing infertility can now access counselling through Family Service PEI. She knows, first hand, some of the emotions people go through and she wants others, to know they're not alone.

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Doll maker's passion to help children

Nancy Maclean: She heard the story behind the Izzy Doll and decided to pick up her knitting needles and get involved.

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Farmers mental health program needs more money

Robert Godfrey, says the popular Farmer Assistance Program needs more money to help Island farmers and their families deal with things like depression and anxiety.

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Angie's year: triple bypass and new baby

Angie MacCaull didn't think she'd end up having triple by-pass surgery to save her life. She shares her message for other young, healthy people like herself. People need to listen to what their bodies are telling.

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Islanders air their 'pet- peeves' on facebook

Traffic, roundabouts and the question "who's your father?" have all made the list of Islanders' pet peeves on the Historic PEI Facebook page this week.

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An 89-year-old boxer loves mixing it up in the gym

Recovering from a stroke that left part of him paralysed... 89-year-old Herman Sewuster is lacing up boxing gloves and sparring to help improve his coordination and strength.

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Peace Of Mind - Part 6

Our 'Peace Of Mind' series continues with Jessara Sinclair checking in on PEI's mental health walk in clinics -- who's using them and what work still needs to be done.

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Transitioning from female to male

For 37-year-old Jay Gallant transitioning from female to male has been a difficult road. He's hoping the province will cover more surgeries and provide more information and support.

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Pastor refuses to check box

Philip Woodworth is not comfortable signing off on requirements for the Canada Summer Jobs program. He is concerned the reproductive rights issue is now part of application process.

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Kombucha crackdown ends on P.E.I.

An Island liquor inspector was just doing their job when they stopped a local restaurant from selling kombucha. The minister responsible for the liquor laws has torn up the warning and says kombucha can flow again.

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Return to Vietnam

Keir Kenny said he would never return to Vietnam. Now he is making the trip hoping to find peace after decades of torment.

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Bitcoin Basics : To buy or not to buy

Doug Keefe helps us comprehend some of the confusion around the Digital Bitcoin currency.

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Should FOIPP go further?

Municipal Politicians are requesting public feedback to find out who should be included in the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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Voting against Government's plans

Organizers of the Three Rivers amalgamation area plebiscite share their opinions on the results from the vote. The overwhelming majority of people who voted in the plebiscite for the unincorporated areas in the Three Rivers area have said no to amalgamation.

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Dump the Beer Tax

Kevin Murphy says ongoing increases to the federal beer tax could hurt small craft breweries. He wants the 'Beer tax' dumped

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Legion apologises to Sikh Man in Tignish

Sharing the two sides of the story. Legion officials respond to complaint of racism from Jaswinder Singh and his two friends Sunny Pannu and Annemarie Blanchard.

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Non Binary 101

Rory Starkman and Russell Louder explain what it means to identify as non-binary.

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Officer's funny take on eating laundry pods

Constable Robb Hartlen is using a funny video to make a very serious point about keeping kids from trying the laundry pod challenge.

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Teachers asked to report violence

P.E.I. teachers are being asked to report incidents of violence and harassment. The union says it wants to understand how often it happens here.

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The music's Olde the players aren't

Dave Atkinson randomly calls a number in the P.E.I. phone book and ends up in the middle of a house party.

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Gift of art from P.E.I. to Haiti

Students at a Charlottetown High school have spent the last month creating portraits of children from Haiti who've faced violence, disasters, poverty and death. Now the art is on its way to be presented to those children.

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More than potatoes, P.E.I.'s marijuana crop sells out

Edwin Jewell has the best business problem, all of the legal marijuana his plant will grow this year has been sold to customers including the P.E.I. government. His operation could soon expand to 100 employees.

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Winter reading list suggestions

The reading Town book panel offers up some book titles to get you through an Island winter.

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Church thieves leave nothing behind

Wood Islands Presbyterian Church was robbed of everything including the coffee pot and dish towels. Pastor Roger MacPhee says he would like to talk to the robbers.

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Meet UPEI's 13-year-old undergrad

Vivian Xie entered UPEI before she was a teenager. She's working to become a veterinarian, teacher and author.

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Sexual violence office at UPEI

UPEI is looking for someone to run a new office dealing with incidents of harassment and sexual violence on campus.

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Female MLA view on Cabinet Shuffle

Kathleen Casey with her reaction after a major cabinet shuffle that has raised the cabinet balance issue. She is still the only woman in the Liberal caucus who's not a cabinet minister.

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Political Panel do the MacLauchlan shuffle

Who's in cabinet, who's out, who has the Kings County street cred? Paul, Mary Lynn and Dennis talk about the last two weeks in P.E.I. politics.

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Cabinet shuffle analysis

Political science prof Don Desserud with his analysis of a major cabinet shuffle in the Liberal government.

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Health Critic Crashes Meeting

Opposition health critic Sidney MacEwen describes what happened when he showed up to a Health PEI board meeting.

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International Exposure For Island Oysters

Island oysters getting some international attention through ban online story for Vogue Magazine. Brenda Gallant with Tourism PEI explains what international exposure means for Island products.

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Gold at World Junior Hockey

Athletic therapist Kevin Elliott describes his career highlight being part of a gold-medal victory for team Canada at World Junior Hockey.

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Rapping About Mental Illness

Problematic Rapper, Greg Macdonald, uses his skills as a rap artist to help himself and others deal with mental health challenges.

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Charity Needs Help

Betty Begg is passionate to help the less fortunate through her charity, 'Gifts from the Heart Inc.' She makes a plea for a storage facility and winter clothing.

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Islander featured in Grease the Musical

Jessica Gallant tells us more about her part as Marty in the production of the classic musical "Grease."

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Wildlife Expert Retires

Wildlife expert Dr. Pierre Daoust talks about his fascinating career and what he's planning in retirement.

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Romaine Under Investigation

PEI's Health Officer has advice for Islanders as an investigation continues into dozens of e-coli cases in Eastern Canada linked to romaine lettuce.

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Crossing India in a Rickshaw

Island man travels across India in a tiny rickshaw to raise money for charity.

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Ropeless fishing pilot project

Mark Baugartner of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution explains how he wants to create a pilot project using ropeless crab and lobster traps to protect right whales.

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Move over laws being ignored

Staff Sgt. Kevin Baillie says RCMP want to see more people observing so-called move over laws designed to protect first responders when they are working on the side of the road.

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Heather Moyse releases first book

Olympic medal winner Heather Moyse wants everyone to achieve their potential. She is sharing her methods in a new book called Redefining Realistic.

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2017 weather review

UPEI Climate Lab director Adam Fenech talks about the top weather stories on P.E.I.

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Political Panel 2017 wrap

The Political Panel looks back at 2017. This time around we add Roy Johnstone to the mix of Paul MacNeill, Mary Lynne Kane and Dennis King.

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Changes to antibiotics used in animals

Dr. Carolyn Sanford, P.E.I.'s provincial veterinarian, says by the ended of the year it will be much harder to get antibiotics for use in agricultural operations.

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Saturday Globe to Charlottetown

The Bookmark in Charlottetown is looking for 50 people willing to pay almost $10 for the Saturday Globe and Mail to be flown to the Island from Toronto.

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Organic matter matters

The Island's soil has lees organic matter than it used to, and that's not great for growing. Judith Nyiraneza from Agriculture Canada and Barry Thompson from the provincial agriculture department explain. But first, I spoke with

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Peace Of Mind - Part 4

Peace of Mind - Part 4 ...Our Peace of Mind series continues with Jesara Sinclair tells us about new well-being teams working with students in some Island schools since September.

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War Collector Kid Update

After 11 year old Riley Clarke shared his passion for collecting World War artifacts, people who heard his story responded. The young collector was overwhelmed by treasures people sent him.

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Kerry In The House #5 - Christmas

Kerry Campbell drops by with his regular look at what's happening in the Legislature. This week, a focus on the 27 MLAs are that are still toiling away, kind of like Santa's elves, working hard as Christmas approaches.

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Peace Of Mind - Part 3

Peace of Mind - Part 2 ...Our Peace of Mind series continues with Jesara Sinclair taking us inside the Insight program. It's designed for teens with serious mental health issues.

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Review for Victims of Sexual Assault

RCMP, as part of a national effort, re-examine how it will investigate sexual assault files.

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Peace of Mind Part 1

Jesara Sinclair has this new series called Peace Of Mind. An overview of the Island's mental health system, we'll hear the story of a family that's been searching for answers for their 11 year old.

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Peace Of Mind Part 2

Peace of Mind - Part 2 ...today Jesara Sinclair has pulled together some advice for parents who are worried their children may be suffering with a mental health problem.

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Equestrian Dreams

Gordie Kirkpatrick is leading a proposed development called MapleRidge Equestrian Community. His dream is to have a residential subdivision that could include riding arenas, stables and boarding services.

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Prepping a Food Bank

Destiny Best is eager to see even more donations to the Southern Kings and Queens Food Bank in Montague. She explains how the facility will benefit from the CBC 'Feed a Family' campaign.

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Kerry In the House - Grandparent Care

Kerry Campbell drops by with his regular look at what's happening in the Legislature. This week, a focus on a new program to provide assistance to grandparents caring for their grandchildren.

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Birthplace of Confederation Becomes Law

MP Wayne Easter says a new law will soon make PEI the official Birthplace of Confederation. Bill-S236 is expected to get Royal Assent.

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NDP Leader Resigns

Mike Redmond, the day after resigning as leader of the NDP on PEI.

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Taxi Task Force

Sally Pitt has details on a taxi bylaw task force to address and review issues like licensing, safety and the pricing.

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Youth Vaping

Health officials concerned about young people and vaping. A recent compliance check, revealed how retailers are dealing with new rules.

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Changing it Up

Corina Bolo explains how some charitable groups in western PEI are taking a slightly different approach when it comes to distributing food hampers this holiday season.

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Kerry In The House #3

Kerry Campbell drops by with his regular look at what's happening in the Legislature. This week, a focus on a new green candidate, the 'Water Act' and another legislative committee.

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Wheel Chairs Block Parking

Council of People with Disabilities hosted a passive demonstration to discourage Islanders from parking in designated spaces without a permit.

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Wasps To Serve and Protect

Christine Noronha will tell us about the fascinating and natural way wasps may be used to protect crops and control the moth populations.

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Living with HIV

A sit down with the head of PEERS Alliance and two men dealing with the challenges of living with HIV on PEI.

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Matheson's Rock Bottom

Grant Matheson says he has seen rock bottom. The former family doctor spiralled into narcotic drug addiction that almost cost him, his life.

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Advancing Connections for Newcomers

Pam Arora and Tareq Hadhad share their stories of coming to Canada and setting up shop in the Maritimes.

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Investors Walk Away from PEI

Find out why PNP Investors are walking away from their cash deposits and about why some immigrant investors refuse to even set up.

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New Look for First Impressions

Karrie MacDougall from First Impressions drops by to chat about a new partnership with Mental Health and Addictions Services.

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Poli Panel (Green Party Win)

Another look into PEI's political file with the Poli- Panel. Publisher Paul McNeill consultant Dennis King, lawyer Mary Lynn Kane and Becka Viau debate the political landscape of PEI. Today's hot topics include a Green Party win and amalgamation.

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Green Party Wins Another Seat

Hannah Bell and Peter Bevan Baker, the morning after the the big Green Party win in distrct 11.

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ATV Bridge

Bridging the gap, Peter Mellish explains how a new project will help ATV drivers have safe and legal places to ride on PEI.

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Low Smoking Rate Needs to be Lower

A new survey shows the Island has one of the lowest smoking rates in Canada. Marlene Mulligan, however, says there is still a lot of room for improvement.

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