CBC Prince Edward Island

June 2011 Archives

Mainstreet on the Map

 

 

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                 Michelle MacDonald trying to keep warm on the voyage

 

We've connected with a few couples on Mainstreet on the Map - one was cycling across North America - another camping their way through Asia. Now a couple from St. Peter's on a boat. Michelle MacDonald and Jay Adamsson operate The Turret Bell bookstore when their home on land But they're also passionate sailors and are in the process of getting their new boat back home.

 

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Dutch Thompson - Queenie MacKinnon

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                           Queenie MacKinnon

 

Dutch Thompson introduces us to PEI's own royalty, Queenie MacKinnon. He also takes us back to when deer roamed in Bunbury

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Chef Michael Smith

Chef Michael Smith joined Karen Mair on Tuesday. He's got a huge grilling challenge ahead of him when the fourth annual village feast takes place in Souris.

 

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Win a pair of tickets to The Village Feast or a signed copy of The Best of Chef at Home Cookbook

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The Draw is Friday June 24

Shepherd's Farm

 

 

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                              Hannah, Naomi, and Daniel Cousins

Head out to the Shepherd's Farm in Pisquid. Stephen Cousins operates the organic farm and retreat with his family. The Cousins are trying to make their mixed farm work on a number of levels. They market through a CSA - that's Community Shared Agriculture as well as farm stands at their farm and at the Queen Street Farmers market. They also supply a few high end restaurants and chefs . The three Cousins children who are still at home are all self-employed...Karen Mair wandered around the farm to find out more about what they do.

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Spin Time - Anne Allan

On SpinTime today Charlottetown Festival artistic director Anne Allan takes time out from directing The Full Monty - to be our DJ   Find out what music makes the former professional dancer spin.

 (Unfortunately we can't include the music from the interview because of copywrite issues.)

 

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Rachna Gilmore

 

boyred.jpgHer father-in-law told her stories about growing up in PEI - Now Governor-General award winning author Rachna Gilmore has written an historical novel based here.She tells Karen Mair about "That Boy Red".

 

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Small Halls Contest

Tell us your Small Hall story. Could be a wedding - 4-H - a dance.

We’re giving away Festival of Small Halls concert tickets daily and drawing for a batch of Boomer’s Famous biscuits on June 14. boomer.jpg

e-mail your story to mainstreet@charlottetown.cbc.ca call 1-800-680-1898 or post on the MainstreetPEI FB page

And join us for our Small Halls Show! That’s a live broadcast from Beaconsfield Carriage House Wednesday June 15 from 4-6 with performances from musicians and storytellers.

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Spin Time - Olive Crane

:From songs the dairy cows enjoyed.... to a song that signifies a true friendship. Opposition Leader Olive Crane shared some of her favourite music with Angela Walker....when she took the DJ chair on "Spin time."  (Unfortunately we can't include the music from the interview because of copywrite issues.)

 

 

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Dutch Thompson

Dutch Thompson takes us on another trip back to the by-gone days of PEI. Stories from island fishermen....who remember the days before the big inshore draggers...when fish stocks were plentiful.

 

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Lowell Brehaut

 

 

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                            Lowell Brehaut Lowell (on the right) along with John McLean Stevenson in training in Quebec.

 

 He'd borrow his Dad's model a - just to see the airplanes at Upton Farm. Lowell Brehaut - at 21 - the Charlottetown officer was one of 5 canadians who died in a bomber crash in england in 1944. Now a stone memorial marks the loss - Listen to Lowell's brother and nephew who've just returned from a ceremony honouring the aircrew.

 

 

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                          Lowell Brehaut

Boyde Beck

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She had her hands full managing a 10-thousand acre estate - Historian Boyde Beck stops by to tell Karen Mair the story of Helen MacDonald who moved to tracadie in 1772.

  

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N3xt Tv

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                              3 of the Hosts of N3xt Tv

 Figuring out what's next when you're a teenager planning your future on PEI. We pay a visit to the set of N3XT TV where teens are learning about everything from forensic policework to fishing oysters.

 

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