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Support for brain injury survivors

Four years after an accident that left Tom Nicholls with a traumatic brain injury, he and wife Gineen continue to struggle to find support.

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Teacher Dale McIsaac's new book

Dale McIsaac shares stories of growing up in a large family on a farm in rural P.E.I. with his students, and has now put them in his first book.

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25 years of aerospace

Summerside recovered from the closure of CFB Summerside with the arrival of aerospace. It is also one of the best business stories on P.E.I. in the last 25 years.

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Reducing antipshychotics in provincial manors

Shelly Woods and Jean Fallis talk about the steps the province is making in its manors to reduce the use of antipsychotics in patients with dementia.

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Safer cycling paths needed

Four years ago Edmund Aunger's wife died in a cycling accident on P.E.I. He says the province needs to work to make sure cyclists are aware of potential dangers.

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Park pass confusion

Staff from Parks Canada admit there is some confusion over purchasing park passes, and a plan to let everyone in for free next year.

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Charlottetown vet immortalized as Russian spy in bestseller

Bestselling author Steve Berry sets part of New his NY Times listed thriller on P.E.I. and turns local vet Jamie Kelly into a sleeper cell KGB agent. We talk to both of them.

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Care Fair organizer helping low income and senior Islanders

Betty Begg has been collecting food, household goods and clothing for two months. On Saturday she'll give it all away.

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Surviving the residential schools

It took Charlotte Morris two decades after her three years at the Shubenacadie residential school to start finding her footing. Now she shares her story with P.E.I. school kids.

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More calls for STI testing

AIDS PEI says it is time for the province to offer more STI testing opportunities. Cybelle Reiber says there are more opportunities in other provinces.

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Island artist creates public art for Fredericton N.B.

Gerald Beaulieu has created a public art installation depicting the history of flooding in Fredericton N.B. It can also help monitor floods in the future.

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Nicole Cormier heads for roller derby games of a lifetime

Nicole Cormier, known as Billy the Shiv on the roller derby rink, is heading for Florida for an international tournament.

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Trading tomatoes for acts of kindness

Marc Schurman explains how he is giving away tomatoes in hopes Islanders will pay it forward.

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Island Morning Political Panel for May 6

With one year in the books has the Wade MacLauchlan government delivered? It's the question we put to Paul MacNeill, Dennis King and Mary Lynn Kane.

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Yukon Vet visits alma mater

Michelle Oakley did her training at the Atlantic Veterinary College on P.E.I. Now she has her own TV show following her work in the Yukon.

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Grandparents tackle tiny library

Gloria Schurman tells us about the tiny library the East Prince Seniors' Initiative took on as part of Canada Reads.

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Closing Founders Hall Exhibit

Ron Waite of CADC explains why the group has chosen to close the exhibit at Founders Hall. It would have cost $1M to update the tribute to the Charlottetown Conference.

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Waiting for family, and hoping their home survivied

Islander Allan MacLeod's daughter hitch hiked to the airport to escape the wildfires, and he's not sure what happened to the family's second home in Fort McMurray.

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Keeping kids safe before running from the flames

Islander James Hayward is a school vice principal in Fort McMurray. He had to make sure every student was safe before he could get out of town and safe from the wild fires himself.

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Kris Cudmore flees the flames dodges animals in Fort McMurray

Islander Kris Cudmore is on the move after the fire in Fort McMurray took a terrible turn. He tells Matt Rainnie about trying to flee the town with 60,000 other residents.

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Keeping Island Hives safe

An Island beekeeper wants tighter controls for importing bees to protect against something called the small hive beetle. Nancy Russell explores what is being planned so far.

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Patrick Ledwell's new book

Island comedian Patrick Ledwell is back with a new book about on the funnier aspects of Island life.

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89-year-old Helen MacRae plays music festival

Helen MacRae took up a unique musical challenge 81 years into her musical career, she entered the Queens County Music Festival with her neice.

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Simon Chang finds the colours of the Island

Designer Simon Chang explains how a trip to P.E.I will inspire his new paint colours.

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Banking sick days: the debate

The CFIB says governments should stop allowing employees to bank sick days they don't use. At least one union says the policy saves money in the long run.

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Seniors recording life stories

Nancy Russell drops by a recording session for the I Have A Story program. It records seniors sharing their life stories in 10 minute videos.

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Political Panel April 22

Paul MacNeill, Mary Lynn Kane,Dennis King and businesswoman Lynne Lund talked about the HST, the Mike Duffy decision and electoral reform.

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Premier MacLauchlan defends budget

Premier Wade MacLauchlan tells Island Morning the province is on track to have a budget surplus next year, and this yea's budget is fair to all Islanders.

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Studying PTSD in volunteer fighters

Amanda Brazil is using her experience as a volunteer firefighter to learn many of her colleagues don;t have the training to deal with traumatic incidents or PTSD.

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Island vet offers dentistry to tigers

Dr. David Condon and his wife Lisa Purcell use their vacations to do good, fixing the teeth of lions and tigers at an animal hospital in the states.

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3 Island authors up for Hackmatack awards

It's rare on a list of just 10, but Davd Atkinson, Orysia Dawydiak and Sharon McKay all made the short list for the Hackmatack children's literature award.

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UPEI student wins national award

Cottrell is one busy university student. A double major involved in on-campus organizations. And now a 3M National Student Fellowship.

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Balancing high tech driving and old fashioned skills

Driving instructor Stewart Brookins is warning people especially new drivers, to not rely entirely on new technology.

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Spider population grows on P.E.I.

Many thought P.E.I. only had a few species of spiders. Nancy Russell learned how some citizen science grew the number of species from 39 to 120.

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Farm visit part of PD day

Mary Robinson explains why the Federation of Agriculture has designed a visit to a farm for an upcoming PD Day on P.E.I.

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Islander helps refugees in Greece

Mitchell Larkin, who lives in St. Peters P.E.I., found a group of volunteers online who were going to Lesbos, a small Island off the coast of Greece to help refugee. He decided to join them, and plans to be back.

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Political Panel April 8

The Throne Speech and federal and provincial budgets were up for discussion when Paul MacNeill, Mary Lynn Kane, and Dennis King joined Island Morning.

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90-year-old farmer John Lister the remix

Pat Martel's story with 90-year-old farmer John Lister inspired a Calgary man, Keith Dundas, to put the farmer's words of wisdom to music.

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Former MP Gail Shea enjoying retirement

She's sat in both the P.E.I. Legislature and Parliament over a 14-year political career. Gail Shea says that's enough and she's not interested in being the leader of the PC Party of P.E.I.

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PEI Symphony back from the brink

Board chair Bruce Craig talks about how the PEI Symphony has overcome funding issues and is looking years down the road.

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Oil patch workers researched for impact on extended family

Christina Murray talks about new research the impact of Maritimers working in Alberta has on the extended family and communities.

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Island Morning Political Panel April 1st

Paul MacNeill, Mary Lynn Kane and Dennis King talked enhance abortion access, Charlottetown's new CAO and the new look Tory caucus.

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Dr. Richard Wedge retires as CEO of Health PEI

On his final day on the job, Dr. Richard Wedge talks about his accomplishments and what's next after leaving Health PEI.

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New butterflies found on P.E.I.

P.E.I. is home to at least two new species of butterflies, including one spreading its wings in the region. John Klymko is the author of the region's new butterfly atlas.

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Co-ed field hockey comes to P.E.I.

Eliza MacLauchlan and Ellen Dixon have organized of a co-ed field hockey league in Charlottetown. Jacques Haché and Rob MacLellan are trying the sport for the first time.

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Opening a dance studio at 17

Pat Martel talks to Charlottetown dancer Lacey Koughan about opening her first dance studio at the age of 17.

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Fighting tree disease using Facebook

Horticultural technician Dave Carmichael explains how P.E.I.'s forestry department has set up a Facebook page to educate Islanders about diseases and invasive pests.

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French language healthcare improving

Patricia Richard explains how a new program is helping connect French speaking Islanders with health professionals speaking their own language.

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Pets and People: Old Age

Marti Hopson tells us how to help slow aging in your pets in our latest eidtion of Pets and People.

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One last Collective Wisdom column

After five years Dave Atkinson has decided to end his Collective Wisdom parenting column, before he goes here are some lessons learned.

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Beating Obama to Cuba by 20 years

Former Charlottetown mayor George MacDonald talks about twinning with Havana in 1996, and the frustrating attempts to help the people of Cuba.

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Island students in Brussels

Amy Dawson from Hampton and Jillian Arsenault from Wellington arrived in Brussels just a couple of hours after Monday's terrorist attacks. They talked about what it was like to be arriving the city.

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Riots, machine guns, police escorts - Kowboy Mike Hughes visits India

Island wrestler Kowboy Mike Hughes has returned from a tour of India that put him in front of over 115,000 wrestling fans.

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Ryan Giddens improbable trip the Brier

Ryan Giddens never expected to touch a rick at the 2016 Brier, he did, and became a folk hero or every beer league curler in the country.

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Waiting for a second kidney transplant

Ann Bolger tells Mitch Cormier about waiting for her second kidney transplant. She is waiting for a living match with her brother.

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Free will from P.E.I. lawyers

Meaghan Hughes tells Matt how low income Islanders have a chance to have a will completed for free.

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Islander wins backyard rink award

Stephen Gaudet explains how he won the Great Canadian Hoser Award for his Summerside backyard rink.

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