CBC Prince Edward Island

July 2011 Archives

Dutch Thompson - Georgetown

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Mainstreet on the Map - Mike MacDonald

mike.jpg We travel to LA for Mainstreet on the Map and speak with Mike MacDonald who is originally from Souris. He tells us about his work, his passion for kite-boarding his 30th High School reunion this weekend and efforts to remember his brother Reggie

 

 

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Great Kapok Tree

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Great Kapok Tree is a new show openning this week at the Guild. It's being presented by Luminosity black light theatre - which is a new company led by Dance artist and choreographer Julia Sauve. Julia and Riley along with cast members Anthony Yu and Madeline Crawford stopped by the mainstreet studio to speak with Karen Mair.

 

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Farmers helping farmers

 

 

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A member of the Muchui Women's Group in her garden in 2008. This year, drought has struck the region.

 

Teresa Mellish is the co-ordinator of Farmers Helping farmers which is based in PEI. She told Karen Mair what Farmers helpng Farmers is doing for farmers in Kenya facing this year's drought.

 

 

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Spin Time - Tim Banks

 

Thumbnail image for direct1.jpgFrom the Beatles to Muse....Charlottetown businessman and developer Tim Banks shares some of his favourite music with us on "Spin Time."  (unfortunatly we can't include the music due to copywrite issues)

       

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The Healing Power of Horses

It's amazing sometimes how a connection with an animal can change our perspective on things. For some... that connection can be even more real than relationships with other people. The Hughes Jones Centre for People and Animals in Cornwall opened in 2008. It's goal is to use horses to help young people....especially those at risk.....learn respect and caring for themsleves and others. The young people who come there....not only learn to ride the horses....but are involved in the hands on care. It's a recipe for success.....and the centre is growing. Angela Walker dropped by the arena at the Hughes Jones Centre.

 

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Arts and Heritage trail

 

Prince Edward Island is full of old buildings with amazing history....and dozens of communities play host to festivals that have been around almost as long as those old communities.

On top of all that.....dozens of artisans are creating and selling wonderful works from their studios and shops across the island.

For the first time...The Tourism Industry association has come up with an Arts and Heritage Trail to lead islanders and tourists alike to those locations.

And they've included a high tech way of transmitting some of that information.

Judy MacDonald of the Barachois Inn in Rustico is the chair of the arts and heritage trail committee for the tourism industry association.

She dropped by the studio with the details

  

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Young Millionaires

 

A grant of up to 100 dollars.....for young people between the ages of 8 and 16 to start a small business....learn new skills and develop a love of entrepreneurship that could last a lifetime. That's the premise behind the Young Millionaires Program....now in its 19th year on Prince Edward Island.

Some of the young business people involved in the program on PEI were at the Confederation Court Mall  selling their products....or letting the public know about their businesses.

Angela Walker dropped by to speak with a few of them.

  

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Spin Time Dr. Heather Morrison

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From disco to Elvis Presley....and everything in between. PEI's chief health officer Dr.Heather Morisson loves a variety of music. She shares some of it with us on todays edition of "Spin Time."

(unfortunatly we can't include the music due to copywrite issues)

 

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Dutch Thompson - Tractors

 

This is the time of year it seems where tractors are everywhere you look.....Farmers making hay or scufflin' the potatoes.

And there's one more tractor on the road... recently  Dr.John Varty, a professor from Yale University set off from Charlottetown across Canada...on a tractor. He'll meet with farmers along the way and he hopes to learn more about the changing farming landscape.

So it's only fitting ....that Dutch Thompson drops by with stories about tractors..from the by-gone days.

 

 

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Mainstreet on the Map- Lindsey & Andy Reddin

We're heading off Island for another edition of Mainstreet on the Map.

Every couple of weeks we check in with an Islander living or exploring elsewhere.

Lindsey Reddin is a massage therapist here on pei. Andy Reddin just graduated with his masters in Physics.

This brother and sister team thought is was a perfect time to reconnect with each other..... on a 5 month trek through New Zealand . They spoke with Karen Mair 

 

 

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Stacey Mackinnon - Young love

Mainstreet's relationship expert Stacey MacKinnon talks teen romance.....and how parents can help their sons and daughters deal with the emotional highs and lows that come with that first love.

 

 

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