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Vinyl Manufacturing

Rob Price talks with Brian Higgins about why he chose Charlottetown as a location for his new company, Keneshii Vinyl Printing.

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Hygge Happiness

Islander Kirsten Connor talks with Sarah Keaveny Vos about the Danish art of coziness what "Hygge" means and how it enhances her life everyday.

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African Garden

A group of students at West Kent is helping a school in Africa, after its garden was destroyed by elephants.

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Stratford Committees

Stratford Mayor David Dunphy talks with Maggie Brown about the new diverse approach to selecting committee members.

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Hub Schools

The co-founder of the Nova Scotia Small Schools Initiative, Paul Bennett,tells Kerry Campbell closing rural schools on PEI will be devastating for the communities involved.

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Abortion Access

Kathy Jones,director of public health for women's wellness drops by to talk about the first surgical abortion access clinic on PEI

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Island MMA fighter on TV series

Lenny "The show stealer" Wheeler is being featured in the new TV series Fight Xchange 2. He hopes it will help others understand what it takes to compete in the sport.

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Accessible cottages meet demand

Kristen's Cottage and Lorna's Loft at Margate Riverview Cottages are meeting a need to provide fully accessible accommodations on P.E.I. Bernard Jay explains why he built the cottages.

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Righting an art wrong at Confederation Centre Art Gallery

Paige Matthie explains how she spent two years changing the attribution of six paintings owned by the gallery from two men to painter Caroline Louisa Daly.

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Political panel Jan. 13,2017

Mary Lynn Kane, Dennis King and Paul MacNeill talk the proposed closure of some Island schools and the deal to unload some Mill River properties.

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Jim MacAulay reflects on school change report

Jim MacAulay first proposed closing schools on P.E.I. in 1996. The closures did not happen. He says two decades later it is the right thing to do.

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Education changes phone in show

Parker Grimmer of the Public Schools Branch takes your phone calls on the proposed school changes and new zoning rules.

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Mental health in teens

Dr. Stan Kutcher is talking to parents about mental health promotion, prevention and care on P.E.I. He says there often myths around mental health too.

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Suggested school changes on P.E.I.

Parker Grimmer of the Public Schools Branch explains why five schools on P.E.I. should close and students be zoned to ensure others have enough people in them.

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Neck guard saves player from injury

Cassidy Gordon's neck guard saved her from what could have been a fatal accident on the ice. Another player's skate hit the guard protecting her throat from certain injury.

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Flu update

Dr. Heather Morrison updates the flu situation P.E.I. saying it is not too late to get the flu vaccine.

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Returning home to share beautiful music

Award winning violinist Tina Bouey is home with her new group the Ulysses Quartet.

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Opening the door to women in the trades

Nancy Gaudet is P.E.I.'s first female red seal plumber. She hopes her accomplishments will help other women choose a career in the trades.

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Labour credits needed for film industry

Nils Ling, president of the Island Media Arts Coop, is frustrated the province hasn't committed to a TV/film labour rebate. He says the province is losing millions of dollars.

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Personality testing for future physicians

UPEI professor Blake Jelley is part of a just-published study highlighting the advantages of personality testing as part of the medical school admission process. process?

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New film festival for the Island

Colin Stanfield is the founder of the new PEI Film, Food and Idea Festival. He explains how the festival works, and what will be on the screen.

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Hoping for a forest school on P.E.I.

The Sierra Club of P.E.I.'s Wild Child program is looking to expand into a forest school if the group can find the support. Hannah Gehrels explains what has to happen next.

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Stompin' Tom Centre opens on time

Construction of the Stompin'Tom Centre is on time and due to open on July 1. Project manager Anne Arsenault updates the schedule.

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Political Panel Dec. 22

Our Political Panel of Paul McNeill, Mary Lynn Kane and Dennis King talk about 2016's top stories in provincial politics.

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Dog dies in trap

Lynda Fortin explains how her dog died after getting caught in a trap while on a walk in the woods. She says trappers have to let people know where the traps are.

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A quiet Christmas in Doha

Summerside's Nicole Haire explains what it is like to spend the Christmas holiday in a Muslim country.

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Islander tracks Santa for NORAD

Islander MCpl Jeremy Banks will spend Christmas tracking Santa for NORAD and talking to kids from all over the world calling in for an update.

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Premier MacLauchlan on health care funding

Premier Wade MacLauchlan says he is confident the provinces and territories can work out a better health care funding agreement with the federal government.

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Tom McMillan's new book

Former MP and cabinet minister Tom McMillan says the old Progressive Conservative party is shadow of itself after the merger with Reform.

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Week four in fall session

Kerry Campbell tells us more about the past week in the Legislature and what to look forward too.

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Charlottetown street navigator

Dawn Alan of Downtown Charlottetown and street navigator Jen Nicholson explain how the new program has been working.

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Political Panel Dec. 9

Paul, Mary Lynn and Dennis deliver the results this week. PISA testing and the latest popularity poll are up for discussion on the Island Morning political panel.

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The beard gives back

Al Douglas is raising a bunch of money for the food bank this holiday season and willing to give up his iconic beard to to make it happen.

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Holiday staff party etiquette

John Robertson stops in to share tips on participating in the holiday staff party as our series The Butler Is In wraps up for 2016.

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First car in Canada recognized on P.E.I.

Rudy Croken of the PEI Antique Car Club talks about efforts to commemorate the first car in Canada. It was brought to P.E.I. in 1866 by Father Georges-Antoine Belcourt.

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REACH program offer holiday program

The REACH program is looking for donations to help young people in recovery have a happy holiday.

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Aspiring lawyer and butcher juggles busy life

Chris van Ouwerkerk doesn't slow down much between law school in New Brunswick and the butcher shop he runs in Charlottetown.

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Getting immersion options to the parents

The Public Schools Branch says some schools are taking new approaches to letting parents know about French immersion is more efficient than public meetings. Gail Lecky of Canadian parents for French disagrees.

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Winter farming

Winter farming on P.E.I. is catching on with a couple of farmers harvesting right up until late December.

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Hannah's bill passes in legislature

Hannah MacLellan, 17,has lobbied the provincial government for a year to remove words like handicapped from some provincial legislation, and increasing the fines to people who illegally park in accessible parking sports.

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Diabetes rates on the rise

Jake Reid of the Canadian Diabetes Association says rates on P.E.I. will rise dramatically over the next decade.

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Margaret Trudeau raises funds for high school wellness room

Margaret Trudeau says speaking openly about mental health is helping people across Canada. She talks about her visit to P.E.I. to help a high school with a wellness room.

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An unexpected gift for cancer patient

Cancer patient Judy Connick walked into Supercuts in Charlottetown asking for her hair to be chopped off. The reaction of hairdresser Monica Ramsay was one Connick will never forget.

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Stroke survivor shares her story

Jen Bogart is a young stroke survivor and her story is featured on the new Heart and Stroke website.

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Political Panel Nov. 25, 16

The panel of Paul MacNeill ,Mary Lynn Kane, and Dennis King are joined by musician Roy Johnstone. It was familiar refrain though, electoral reform.

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Referendum can be undone by future government says premier

Premier Wade MacLauchlan says governments do have a right to repeal any legislation of a previous government, including referendums.

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Predicting winter weather

Adam Fenech of the UPEI climate lab says this winter will warmer and drier, or colder with more snow.

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MacLauchlan says plebiscite results being repected

Premier Wade MacLauchlan says his resolution tying the recent plebiscite results on electoral reform to a referendum in 2019 is the right way go.

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Green Party leader sees electoral reform motion die

Peter Bevan Baker says the people who voted for change in the electoral system in P.E.I. are being ignored by the premier and MLAs who voted against a plan the would see the next election under a new system.

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Basic income pilot project

As Ontario moves closer to a basic annual income pilot project, former PC senator Hugh Segal explains how it could work on P.E.I.

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Hiking an epic trail

Julianne Kalam has just finished walking the 780 kilometre Camino Frances in France and Spain. She says her MS diagnosis would not stop her.

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Keep holiday spending under control

Financial adviser Shannon McNutt says the key to a happy holiday is to keep the finances under control, and plan ahead.

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Ferry task force

Conservative MLA Darlene Compton explains how a ferry task force will help the entire province, not just eastern P.E.I.

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Premier's dealing with plebiscite 'cowardly' says Green leader

Peter Bevan-Baker says Premier Wade MacLauchlan is dodging the results of the plebiscite on electoral reform by putting off the matter to next provincial election.

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Genetic discrimination act moves ahead

Parkinson's patient Natasha McCarthy is paying close attention to a proposed federal bill that would protect Canadians against genetic discrimination.

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Moving forward with MPP voting

PC MLA Sidney MacEwan seconded a motion to move forward with holding the next provincial election under the mixed member proportional model. Liberla MLA Paula Biggar says she'll vote no.

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P.E.I. better at using antibiotics

Dr. Greg German says P.E.I. physicians are learning more about the proper use of antibiotics and that is leading to fewer cases of C. difficile.

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Breastfeeding moms welcome here

Lindsay Lidstone of the PEI Breast Feeding Coalition explains how a new program is encouraging business owners to be friendly to breast feeding mothers.

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TORCH program helping non-profit leaders

Michelle MacCallum is helping deliver a program for females managing not-for-profit organizations.

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Skin cancer and psoriasis keep new dermatologist busy

Dermatologist Dr. Catherine Rodriguez says she is seeing lots of skin cancer and psoriasis cases in the two years since moving to P.E.I.

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Political Panel Nov. 10

Paul MacNeill, Mary Lynn Kane and Dennis King talk electoral reform, the US election and school reorganization.

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US permit fees have Island bands heading to Eurpoe

It can cost a Canadian band over $1,200 Cdn to get a permit to play in the United States. That means many Island artists are going to Europe instead.

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Don't ignore plebiscite results

Mark Greenan of the PEI Coalition for Proportional Representation, and Jesse Hitchcock of Young Voters of PEI both say the electoral system has to change.

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Kinkora parents want status quo

Three hundred parents showed up to a public meeting on the future of the Kinkora family of schools. They say changing the dual zone status for some students could save their schools.

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Participating in national service of remembrance

Shane Pendergast has been writing in the Legion essay contest for years. This year he has been selected to participate in the national service of remembrance in Ottawa.

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Community fundraisers share the wealth in Eastern P.E.I.

Keir White and Sharon Riley are making money for their community organizations and sharing the profits with others.

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MashUp Lab comes to P.E.I.

Andrew Button explains how he turns good ideas into businesses in rural part of the Maritimes.

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Morell residents offer ideas during school review

People attending a school review meeting in Morell came armed with a number of ideas to save their rural schools.

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Secret Path in P.E.I. schools

Geoff MacDonald of P.E.I.'s education department talks about how the Secret Path and reconciliation can be part of the curriculum in Island Schools.

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Stratford parents want own school

Some parents living in the Stratford area say they don't want their kids to go to school in Charlottetown. They think a new school should be built in Stratford.

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Trampoline park opens in Summerside

An indoor trampoline park is coming to Summerside. Jason Wall says it will offer trampolines and a few other challenges for young and old alike.

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Kinley Dowling's new album

Kinley Dowling's first solo recording includes the story of being sexually assaulted years ago. She shares her story with Matt Rainnie.

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Favourite books inspire pumpkin carvers

West Kent Elementary students are taking their favourite books and turning them into pumpkin carvings. Sarah Keaveny Vos dropped by for a look.

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Political Panel Oct. 28

Paul MacNeill, Mary Lynn Kane and Dennis King discuss the report on Atlantic Lottery, the recent byelection and the report on e-gaming.

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CPR helping save lives researcher says

Dr. Laurie Morrison and Dr. Aaron Sibley explain how P.E.I. is joining a project to help more people survive cardiac arrest.

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Are our kids too safe?

Michael Ungar, researcher, therapist and author says it is time to take the "bubble wrap" off our kids. A message he's bringing to teachers on P.E.I.

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Refugee sponsorship training program

Laura Hambleton of the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program is on P.E.I. to help groups looking to bring refugees to the province.

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Missed MRI appointments growing problem

Gailyne MacPherson, provincial director of diagnostic imaging on P.E.I., is finding more people are no shows for MRI appointments.

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Cafeteria Man visits the Island

Tony Geraci makes his case for a free, locally-sourced lunches for every public school student on P.E.I.

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School evacuation plans updated

The director of the Public Schools Branch, Parker Grimmer, explains how evacuation plans have changed since an unfounded bomb threat one year ago.

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