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As host Connie Walker shares some shocking news with Cleo's siblings, the truth about what happened to her remains just out of reach.To download a file, right click and save.Download Podcast: Afraid of the dark
The man who calls himself Putin's number-one enemy says expelling 23 diplomats that doesn't go far enough.To download a file, right click and save.Download Podcast: Hit Putin in his wallet
An introduction to the great Canadian book debate, for the uninitiated.To download a file, right click and save.Download Podcast: Get to know Canada Reads
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Substitute teacher Shortage
A teacher, a substitute and a Public Schools Branch official on what's causing the shortage in supply of substitute teachers, and what's being done to help alleviate it.
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Peace Of Mind # 9
Our 'Peace Of Mind' series continues with Jessara Sinclair's overview of the Island's mental health system. In part 9, advocates say a new curriculum for teachers will help students learn more about their own mental health.
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Pitching his swing in the Den
One of the country's top fast-pitch players from PEI, has now built the 'Exit Speed Swing' . Jeff Ellsworth will soon pitch the patent-pending product in the Dragon's Den.
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Fake headlines make headlines
A new twitter feed on PEI is making headlines. Neal Gillis says It randomly generates fake PEI news headlines throughout the day.
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Arendz, 6 medals in 10 days
P.E.I.'s Paralympic medalist Mark Arendz hopes his remarkable story can inspire everyone. Five individual medals plus a team medal at the Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.
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Bridges carrying Silver back to PEI
Three time Paralympic medalist Billy Bridges with his silver medal perspective from the para hockey competition at the Paralympics in Korea.
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Public forum on mental health part# 2
Are mental health services in P.E.I. keeping up with the need? That's the question that was tackled at a public forum hosted by CBC P.E.I. We'll hear excerpts from the event. Guest speakers include Dr .
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Public forum on mental health part#1
Are mental health services in P.E.I. keeping up with the need? That's the question that was tackled at a public forum hosted by CBC P.E.I. We'll hear excerpts from the event. Guest speakers include Dr. Heather Keizer, Sarah Stewart Clark, Bruce Davison and Verna Ryan.
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Mi'kmaq leader wants apology from MP
Mi'kmaq elder Keptin John Joe Sark and MP Wayne Easter react to comments made at a recent meeting about a petition to remove the name Amherst from the a national historic site on P.E.I. Sark says Easter's remarks at the meeting were offensive and racist.
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If I had a million dollars? I'd buy a lobster license
The purchase price of a lobster fishing fleet on P.E.I. is rumoured to be more than a million dollars. Mark Hackett puts buyers and seller together, Shelley Deagle has been asked to sell her boat and license, and 23-year-old Nigel MacDonald and say he can't afford to fish.
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30 years between hockey games
Sean Gracey grew up playing hockey, though he went nearly 30 years without putting on his skates. Now he's back on the ice playing with the old timers, and even letting the kids he drives to school a chance to score on him.
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Before running for local council some advice from P.E.I. politicians
Later this year the 2018 municipal elections are coming up on P.E.I. We decided to ask some local politicians what they wish they knew before their first run at civic politics.
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Loving son creates clothing to help MS
A P.E.I. man has created a line of clothing designed to raise money and awareness for MS. It's in honour of his mother who is also battling the disease.
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Finding healing in Vietnam 50 years later
Serving in Vietnam was a traumatic experience for veteran Kier Kenny. The Island resident recently returned to the country he said he would never visit for the first time in close to 50 years. He found the closure he needed.
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'I'm comfortable with who I am,' a UPEI student share her struggle with mental health
Jane McLaughlin needed to take a year away from her nursing studies and basketball career at UPEI to deal with mental health, now she's sharing her story to help others.
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Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Heritage Minute
A new Heritage Minute is being released that looks at the life and struggles of Lucy Maud Montgomery.
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The women who’ve inspired you
On International Women's Day we wanted to know what women inspire you. So we took to the streets of Charlottetown to find out.We'll tell you what some people had to say.
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Fidget away. This school gives kids a way to burn off energy
A P.E.I. School is helping kids focus in the classroom by offering them some interactive equipment. Ecole Francois Buote has spark bikes, wiggles stools and fidget tools. We'll hear what it means for the students.
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How has 'Me Too' changed your life
We're several months into the Me Too movement and CBC P.E.I. wondered if it is having an impact on the lives of people living far from Hollywood.
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No cow, no problem, how 4H is reaching out to city kids
More than half of the 4H members on P.E.I. don't live on farm. Now Island farmers are opening up their barns to share their animals with kids from town.
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Shattered sunroof scares couple
Imagine you're driving down the highway, when suddenly your sunroof shatters above you. It's what happened to one PEI couple recently, and as it turns out, hundreds of other Canadian drivers. Steve Bruce will bring us that story.
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Happy to win discrimination battle against government
Millie King says she hopes people are inspired by her fight to get more supports for her daughter who has schizophrenia. Listen in to hear about her five year battle, and what she thinks of where things stand now with the province government.
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The landscape of W.S Louson - Harry Holman
"The Edwardian Island through a Camera's Lens-The landscape of W.S Louson" is an exhibit on now at the Confederation Centre art gallery. It shows the works of an amateur photographer who saw many of his photos of PEI, end up in early postcards of the Island. We'll pay a visit to the gallery to speak with the curator of the exhibit, Harry Holman.
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Dutch Thompson - Bygone Days - St David's Day
We'll go back to the by-gone days with our good friend Dutch Thompson. To mark St.David's Day, he'll have stories of slate and coal mining, nannies and Welsh cider.
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NFU concerned about food promotion
The National Farmer's Union has concerns about a new organization on PEI that says it's goal is to educate Islanders about where their food comes from. Farm and Food Care PEI received provincial funding to help promote farming on the Island.
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Islander's Olympic success with Team Korea
Peter Gallant reflects on his experience as head coach of South Korea's women's curling team. An olympic silver medal for South Korea... and incredible memories.
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Eric Payne - Soldier on Sledge
Islander, Eric Payne, has been named captain of the "Soldier On" national sledge hockey team. They are taking part in an international competition later this week...will be practising with NHL alumni...and will be the guests of the NHL at a game in Washington. He'll be by with all the details.
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Mystery at the Lumbercamp
Good food...good music....good laughs...and a good mystery. Ruby Arsenault of Palmer Road will tell us about a real community production taking place this Friday and Saturday night called "Mystery at the Lumber Camp."
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'Sad how good we are at doing lockdowns'
Islander Mark Stevenson teaches in a Florida community about two hours from Parkland. He says he would quit his job before carrying a gun into a classroom. We talked to him just after his own school was on lockdown after gunshots were being fired nearby.
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Scents and sensibility, why you need to cool it with the cologne
After a P.E.I. high school student ended up in hospital staff got students together to remind them to take it easy scented products. Rob Dickson creates care plans for people with environmental illnesses. He explains why it is time for all of us to have a look at what products we are wearing.
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Peace of Mind - Recruiting Psychiatrists
Jesara Sinclair talks to graduating psychiatrists about what they look for when it comes to finding a job. Dr. Heather Keizer also updates Health P.E.I.'s recent recruitment efforts.
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He already has silver and bronze. We'll catch up with PEI's Mark Arendz ahead of his third trip to the Paralympics He'll tell us about the hard training and determination ...and what the encouragement from PEI means to him.
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Juno award-winning children's entertainer Norman Foote, takes to the stage at the Harbourfront Theatre tomorrow evening in a "Pay What It's Worth" show. He is promising a show that will bring a smile to the young and the young at heart. We'll catch up with him.
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Pothole season=Repair Season
Scott Adams, Wayne MacFarlane and Ernie Stanley weigh in on the problems with PEI potholes.
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Medical Assistance in Dying
Dr. Matt Kutcher and Liana Brittain with their thoughts and recommendations on future plans for the 'MAID' procedure - Medical Assistance In Dying.
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Heart not height drives this P.E.I. basketball player
Crohn's Disease has slowed Daniel McIntosh's growth but not his desire to be a better basketball player. A recent family tragedy only added to the 15-year-old's determination to make his team and everyone around him a little bit better.
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Kids with diabetes camp close to home
After a camp for kids with diabetes was moved from P.E.I. a group of parents has come together to offer an alternative camping experience without leaving the province.
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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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