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PEI: Island Morning

 

PEI: Island Morning

CBC Radio's Island Morning is a news and current affairs source for Prince Edward Island. Host Matt Rainnie and morning news editor Mitch Cormier talk about the issues that matter to islanders.

Updated: Weekdays
Download episodes from this podcast for: 3 months
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Charlie's conundrum

Charlie McGettigan is eight years old, freckled and fearless. Despite her confidence, Charlie wrestles with a problem that has the kids at school making faces at her.

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Wit's end, Part 1

What's it like to go mad and be crazy, living at wit's end?

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'I want to be a woman'

A rural senior asks his wife for help transitioning to female.

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Mr. Money Mustache's guide to badass frugality

Peter Adeny, aka Mr. Money Mustache, has what he thinks is a better path to financial security.

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Agricultural officers drop their guns

Four P.E.I. conservation officers have new titles and no guns. Hear how the team works from Shawn Schofield one fo the agriculture environmental officers

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[mp3 file: runs 00:04:35]


Annekenstein turns 25

The show that pokes fun at everything Anne is back 25 years after opening and this time creator Rob MacDonald is acting along his son Cameron.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:20]


Westley Hood wins national volunteer award

Westley Hood wins this year's national volunteer of the year award for raising over $250,000 for the Children's Wish Foundation.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:04:33]


Preparing for 8-month navy deployment

Leading Seaman Doug Williams got married a few weeks ago, he's not spending much time with his new wife as he begins an 8-month deployment aboard HMCS Charlottetown.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:04:25]


Learning more about Ramadan

Sara Fraser speaks with Omair Imtiaz about the month of Ramadan, and learns more about the holiest month of the Islamic calendar.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:09]


Mi'kmaq photographer explores roots in new photo exhibit

Island photographer Patricia Bourque was raised by an Acadian family, she always felt connected to her Mi'kmaq heritage. Now she explores that connection in a new photo exhibit.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:30]


Emily Cameron to miss Rio Olympics

Summerside's Emily Cameron won;t be going to the Olympics after Rowing Canada decided not to send her team.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:33]


More than a horse tale

Sally MacDonald from Souris and her relatives paid $6,500 for a horse in 2010m, it has won more than $2M but that's not all it has done for her.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:27]


First medical marijuana crop planted

Edwin Jewell of Canada's Island Garden talks about the first crop of medical marijuana planted at the facility, and how decriminalizing pot may impact his business.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:38]


School redistribution

Education Minster Doug Currie says it is time to look at where students are going to school, and what services schools are offering.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:10:17]


Four Tellers return

We gathered half of the Four Tellers to talk about how the tradition of storytelling is still alive and well on P.E.I.

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Carolyn Bateman joins Order of P.E.I.

Carolyn Bateman has spent the last 25 years working to secure housing and services for people autism. She has been named one of the three recipients of the Order of PEI.

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P-FLAG is rebuilding community and building its strength

The Island chapter of P-FLAG had already planned a meeting to revitalize the group. The tragedy in Orlando has helped draw more attention to the meeting.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:17]


Potato juice soap is a hit

Pieter Ijsselstein came up with the recipe for Island Potato Soap while working on another project, and now he has a hit.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:42]


Convincing more women to join boards and councils

Dawn Wilson of the PEI Coalition for Women in Government explains how the group is looking to find out why women are not joining boards as a stepping stone to politics.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:39]


Cat therapy at Prince Edward Home

Lacey the cat is helping patients at the Prince Edward Home. Lacey is the first therapy cat at the long term care home.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:35]


Rebecca Thomas talks about her great grandfather Michael Thomas

Rebecca Thomas talks about the impact her great grandfather Michael had on her heritage and shares a poem.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:37]


Outreach worker to help panhandlers in Charlottetown

Dawn Allan of Downtown Charlottetown Inc. explains the organization has decided to hire an outreach worker in an effort to get panhandlers some help.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:14]


Jeff Hutcheson retires after commuting for 12 years

Jeff Hutcheson has been flying from P.E.I. from Toronto every week for nearly a dozen years. Now retired from Canada AM he can be a full time Island resident.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:24]


2016 Literacy Learner winner

Shelley Breau was in and out of hospital throughout her childhood, and a learning disability led to literacy issues. Now she has overcome it all as an adult literacy learner.

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Restoring a 1942 fire engine

Randy Flanagan was a kid the first saw the 1942 Bickle Seagrave fire engine in action. Now the Charlottetown fire fighter is restoring the truck to its former glory.

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Live return to Fort Mac

Island Morning was on the phone with Shannon Comeau as she went into her house for the first time since fleeing the Fort McMurray fires.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:46]


Ramsay family raises $60,000 for cancer research

Ramsay's Spirit of Christmas has raised over $60,000 for the Relay for Life, and the team has just won a provincial award from the Canadian Cancer Society.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:54]


Realtors step up

Nancy Russell drops by the Century 21 offices in Charlottetown to hear how 20 staff members are wearing fitness trackers in an office-wide challenge.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:55]


Finishing the race is important too

Birchwood Intermediate's Jacob MacNeill has been training with the school's track team. He has Down Syndrome, and recently got to represent the school in 2 races at the zone track meet.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:01]


Jeff and Carey Wood farming for Inn at Bay Fortune

After a handful of years working their own organic farm the Wood family have taken on a new challenge growing all of the vegetables and herbs for Chef Michael Smith's Inn at Bay Fortune.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:20]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:03]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:51]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:49]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:06]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:59]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:37]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:20]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:45]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:04:20]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:03]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:10:24]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:02:42]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:29]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:40]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:44]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:30]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:00]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:35]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:27]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:43]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:13]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:18]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:26]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:30]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:51]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:04]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:22]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:18]


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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