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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
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Inventors who regret their inventions

Sometimes it's because the product ended up being harmful. In most cases, the creators simply lost control.

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Far-right group linked to vote

Did a far-right group meddle in a Quebec cemetery referendum?

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Zika testing in Canada

Canadian scientists are testing mosquitoes to see if they can transmit infections like the Zika virus.

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What's race got to do with it?

In many cases, drugs have been used to prop up mythologies around race and justify discriminatory policies against already struggling communities.

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Wigwam Connects

Todd Labrador has been working with locals this week to build a traditional wigwam at the Port La-Joye-Fort Amherst historic site, using local materials and traditional techniques.

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Pocket Talkers

Daria Valkenburg about The Hard of Hearing Association's new Pocket Talker assistive communication device.

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Hockey Helps Boy with Diabetes

We hear about an NHL player's visit to Lennox Island, and a young Island hockey player who shares his diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes.

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Checking in with Education and Skills Special Advisor Andreas Schleicher. He explains why PISA testing scores on PEI are consistently low.

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First Time Crossing Bridge

101 year old Chester Banks celebrated his birthday by crossing the confederation bridge for the first time. The birthday treat came together thanks to Cindy-Lou Adams, a volunteer at the community care home.

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Sun Damage Pictures

Emma McDermott has a new UV photo booth,to show people the effects of sun damage on their face. Her hope is to promote sun safety.

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Climate Change Committment

The head of PEI's Climate Change Secretariat says we're already lean on our emissions, and so it's a lot tougher for PEI to reach the Paris agreement goals than other provinces.

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Cedar's Spread to Sobeys

Original Maroun's garlic spread owner and creator Ryan Abdallah, explains how his garlic spread made it to the store shelves of the Sobeys chain.

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Remembering Elizabeth Sovis

We hear from Edmund Aunger about what he's been doing for the past five years since he lost his wife while they were cycling on PEI in 2012. A memorial service is being held later today in Hunter River...

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The Story Line - Call One

Our friend Dave Atkinson opens the PEI phone book, picks out a name, and then will bring us the story of the person who answered. The first call is a gem. Dave finds a rescue hero living in Alberton.

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Wheelchair Accessible Beach

Chelton Beach resident Daviel Savoie explains how going to the beach might now be easier for people with mobility issues. New additions at the PEI National Park are helping with some accessibility issues.

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Wildfire Volunteer

A conversation with an Islander living in the heat of the wildfire scare in BC. Rachel Cook has this birds-eye view, from her home town of Prince George.

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How Many Wade

Sarah Stewart-Clark has this update on the social media 'How Many Wade' campaign. The Facebook group has been gathering stories of Island families who are falling through the cracks of the PEI mental health system.

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Government Responds To Deadline

Rob Henderson says government is working hard to improve the mental health system. He isn't sure it's realistic that government will be able to resolve the items highlighted by the How Many Wade campaign.

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Rezoned Family Denied

Owen Pitre is upset after his request to transfer their younger daughter was denied by the public schools branch.

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Beach Water Testing

Chat with the author of a report from the Not for profit group, Swim Drink Fish Canada. She says PEI should regularly test water.

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The Big Swim

A chat with the only Islander taking part in the annual Big Swim. Ryan Bradley talks about the rigorous training involved in preparing for this fundraiser for Brigadoon Village.

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Diversity in the Theatre

Conversation with the first black actor to play a Father of Confederation with the Confederation Players.

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Harry Holman Historic Sites

Historian Harry Holman is the newest PEI member of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. We talked to him about the changing nature of recognizing historic people, places and events, and his thoughts on the recent decision when it comes to the

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Lawn Summer Nights

Thursday nights are going to be busy at the lawn bowling greens in Sherwood this month. That's because a new fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Canada on PEI is taking place. We found out more about Lawn Summer Nights.

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"Beyond The Beach" Eco-Tourism

The Souris and Area Branch of the PEI Wildlife Federation is hoping to give visitors a taste, literally, of what Basin Head has to offer. We found out more about their experiential tourism product called "Beyond the Beach".

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Amusement Ride Inspector

The thrill of going on the rides at the fair or amusement park is the best part of summer for many people. Inspector Shaun MacArthur is tasked with making sure all those rides are safe and sound, and he takes his job very seriously.

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Breakfast Seminars

Former MP David MacDonald will be hosting a weekly seminar about earth and humanity. The sessions are being put on by the UPEI Climate Lab. David MacDonald came by to tell us all about them.

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Montgomery Honeymoon Trail

Following in her footsteps. A woman from Scotland has visited all the spots were Lucy Maud Montgomery and her husband went on their honeymoon. We heard from Dianna Hemphill about her love of Lucy Maud Montgomery.

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Tignish Man Walks Across Canada

Here is the story of Henry "Hank" Gallant of PEI. In 1967 he wanted to mark Canada's centennial in a special way by walking across the country. Coast to coast.

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Timbersports athletes on P.E.I.

Canadian Timbersport champion, a climbing world record holder, and looking for even more glory this weekend in Charlottetown. Stirling Hart drops by and tell us more about the lumberjack championships.

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Panhandler's Response

Panhandling from the perspective of someone who panhandles. A response to complaint about the number of people asking for money on Charlottetown street corners.

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One Dollar = One Church

Checking in with a real estate agent who wants to sell the West River United Church for a buck! He says its a great deal for the right buyer.

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Annoyed By Panhandler

Honor Nevin was unimpressed after a recent encounter with a panhandler. She has no problem expressing her frustration with the city and it's policies on panhandlers. We also head to the streets to find out how others feel.

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Mosquito Repelling Plants

UPEI Biology professor Christian Lacroix drops by with a list of some of the flowers and plants that help to keep those biting bugs at bay.

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Southeast Environmental Association

The Southeast Environmental Association shows interest in renewing the Harvey Moore Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Cancer Survivor Wants Changes

A breast cancer survivor thinks some Island women who have dense breasts, don't know it, and therefore at greater risk. She wants changes to how women with dense breasts are screened for cancer.

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Monopoly Man

Monopoly collector is rolling the dice on selling off his collection. He tells us how he came to have nearly 50 copies of the game.

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Lennon Fundraiser

Susan Davis is hoping no other Island family has to go through what hers has. Her son Steven died from an accidental drug overdose last year, and now she's helping raise funds for a planned recovery house.

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Confederate Flag

A man in Queens County says 3 flags went missing from his house last week. One of them was the Confederate flag. He says it's a way to honor soliders from the civil war. But not everyone sees it that way. We talked to an American academic to hear some of

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Students Leaving Early

A Jr High School about what happens during those last few days of school that are still considered "instructional".

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Stink Bug Warning

We'll hear about the brown marmorated stink bug and why Islanders are being asked to keep an eye out for them. Christine Noronha is a researcher in etymology with Agriculture and Agri-food Canada

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Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers

A long time volunteer and community builder has been has been recognised by the Governor General. She's been involved with health care and culture within the Mi'kmaq community.

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Sports Academy for Island Athletes

The Founder of a new private school plans to help young Island athletes study and play sports at the same time.

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Newcomers Sharing Stories

Hear about a new website created by a group newcomers to promote the positive contribution of immigrants on PEI and around the world.

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Paul Couvrette's medically assisted death

Liana Brittan shares the story of her husband's choice for a medically-assisted death. Paul Couvrette chose to die on the couple's 14th anniversary.

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Favourite Teacher #3

Part 3 and the final in our favourite teacher series. Today, Jamie Crawford from Charlottetown about hir choice for favourite teacher.

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Goat ban makes family move from Cornwall

Rosalyn Abbott says her family will move out of Cornwall after being ordered to get rid of two goats living with the family.

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Favourite Teacher #2

Part 2 of our favourite teacher series. Today, Jenny Wooldridge from Charlottetown about her choice for favourite teacher.

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Upstream Solution to Health Care

Understanding the so-called "social determinants" can help us prevent health problems before they happen. That's the idea behind the non-profit group, Upstream.

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Ebb & Flow

A new artist in residence program is coming to The Dunk. The Canada 150 project will see musicians writing and performing music at the popular music venue.

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Favourite Teacher #1

Part of our series we'll run over the next three days as Islanders share memories of their favourite teachers.

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Animal Rescue Team

Hearing about the need for the Canadian Disaster Animal Response Team on Prince Edward Island. Ron McConnell explains how this volunteer organisation would step in to help rescue animals.

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Bus Driver Wins Award

Souris school bus driver talks about the surprise of receiving the 2017 School Bus Driver Award, after 32 years of service.

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Artist Meets Governor General

Artist Becka Viau drops in to chat about receiving Meritorious Service Medal by governor general, David Johnston. The award recognises her contribution to the Island's arts community

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Parkinson's Ride

After five days and 273 kilometers, a group of friends with Parkinson's Disease have completed their bike trip accross the province.

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Microphone Video

We heard about a plan to use music in Island classrooms--with the goal of opening up a conversation on consent.

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Cammie's Journey

An update with 10 year old Cameron Richard after years of battling cancer. Her mother says she is disease-free and that it's nothing short of a miracle.

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Political Panel - Parties and Teachers

Political panellists, Paul McNeill, Mary Lynn Kane and Dennis King drop by to talk about the latest poll numbers, what's new in PEI's education system and who's thrown their hat in the ring for the PC party leadership.

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Viewfinder's Filmmaker

Morell Regional High School grad gave himself a challenge for his school project, make an historical short film, on a modest budget. Here is his story of success.

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Final Teacher Allocation Numbers

The Public Schools Branch has released the numbers of how many teachers each school will have. Bethany MacLeod explains what it will mean for teachers.

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Stroke Survivor's Tale

Tim Bolger is happy to talk about life after a stroke at age 52. He shares his story and offers advice.

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New Business for Newcomers

One of 12 newcomers who've completed a course on entrepreneurship in Canada explains how the program worked for him.

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Teacher Allocation Details

Public School official responds after a concerned parent rally. He promises parents will find out very soon, about the teacher allocation plans.

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Concerned Parent's Rally

A member of the parent council at Kinkora Regional High School has plans to rally to get some answers from government. She needs to know parents will be heard.

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Cats vs Birds

Rosemary Curley and Dr. Helene Van Donick weigh in on the debate around whether cats should be kept inside to protect themselves and birds.

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Pedalling Parkies

Two Islanders with young onset Parkinsons will be part of a group of people with Parkinsons biking the Confederation Trail across the Island.

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New Catholic rules for Family Service

Putting the 'Catholic' back in Catholic Family Services. Bishop Richard Grecco explains the new vision for the organization.

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Sean Casey Electoral Reform

We heard about a vote last night in the House of Commons, and why an Island MP says he was one of only two Liberals to go against his party.

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My Energy Xpert

Not sure if changing to LED lightbulbs or adding insulation is worth your money? A new online tool will soon help.

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Holding onto your French

Kyle Gill of Jeunesse Acadienne et Francophone de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard say immersion students should join the group to practice French.

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Gymnast medals in Montreal

Alex Mann is a busy student and gymnastics coach who can add national medal winner to his list of accomplishments.

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Verge Of Homelessness

Lize Keenan says she's on the verge of homelessness because of the city's lack of affordable housing.

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From Cornwall to Cambridge

Hannah Taylor drops by to chat about embarking on an adventure at one the world's top schools.

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Bridge Bike Lane

Josh Underhay is excited about the announcement of a new bike lane on the Hillsborough Bridge. He says cyclists have been waiting for a long time.

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Ramadan Food Drive

Najam Chishti explains how a charity event will help in the celebrations surrounding Ramadan.

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Suicide Strategy Reaction

An Island group believes proposed timeline isn't fast enough for the province's new suicide prevention strategy.

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Travelling 20 Countries

All the way to Kyoto to catch up with Nicholas A'Hearn on his 20 countries journey. He is happy to share some of his adventures.

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Teachers On The Move

The head of the Public School Branch, explains how some new changes will impact administrators dealing with the next school year.

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Held Hostage

A passionate story of faith and forgiveness. Gracia Burnham tells the story of how she survived being kidnapped by the al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf group. when they were taken hostage.

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Happy Kidney Recipient

We'll hear about Ann Bolger's latest kidney transplant, and why she's so humbled and grateful for organ donation.

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Stratford Roundabout

Stratford mayor looks to solve a major traffic issue by installing a new roundabout on the Trans Canada highway.

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Borden Funding

2-million dollars is going to Borden-Carleton area. It was part of a promise made a few years back when the McCain plant closed, and now residents know where the money is going. We heard what some of them have to say.

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Island Field Runoff

The Agricultural-Environment Unit says there has been an increase in the number of complaints about runoff this spring, and it's working with farmers to prevent it from happening in the future. Sharon Labchuk says she's reported a number of runoff inciden

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PEI Mental Health

PEI's opposition health critic James Aylward wants to hold public consultations to get feedback on PEI's mental health system.

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Facebook Group Questions Premier

'How Many Wade' is a Facebook group that features stories of people struggling to get help from the mental health care system on PEI. Verna Ryan, CAO of Mental Health, reacts.

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Johnston makes national junior wheelchair basketball team

Westley Johnston is spending the month with Canada's best wheelchair basketball players before joining Team Canada for the world junior championship.

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Metal Tree Helps Healing

Debbie MacDonald says her community has come up with a unique way to memorialize residents who have passed away.

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Academic, Pastor, Counsellor and Humanitarian.

A bit of a tribute to well known Islander David Morrison, whose work has touched the lives of many here at home and around the world.

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Children's Memorial Place

Island man helps parents find peace at the 12-acre International Children's Memorial Place.

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Political Panel - Leg Wrap

Political panellists, Paul McNeill, Mary Lynn Kane and Dennis King drop by with a take on this sitting of the PEI Legislature.

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PEI's Anchorman

It not everyday that Charles Doull drops all his gear to reel in a massive three thousand pound anchor.

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Correctional Workers Battle PTSD

Angela MacIvor has this investigative report on the risk of developing PTSD as correctional workers in the maritimes.

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Help from Bridge

A new program known as "the Bridge" that's bringing teams of service providers together with people at risk.

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Pee Wee's help the Butterfly Boy

A heartfelt story of young hockey team from Alberton, reaching out to help a boy, they have never met.

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Provincial Park Advice

Public outreach officer Janette Gallant explains how staff are preparing to help visitors to the National Parks.

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Island Chef in Ethiopia

Chef Illona Daniel explains how to prepare a Canadian spread for 800 people in Ethiopia.

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Young Filmmaker

12-year-old Zaneta Ambassa drops by to tell Mitch how to make a successful movie. She's headed to Toronto for the TIFF Kids Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase.

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Filmmaker Explores Homelessness

Filmmaker Krista Loughton says her documentary "Us and Them" explores connections between homelessness and addictions.

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Colonel Gray's Little Mermaid

Kristen Thompson, Kobe Nabuurs and Andrew Petrie present the challenge of mounting the Disney Musical, The Little Mermaid, at the Confederation Centre.

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Yoga for Trauma

Bernie Mullin-Splurde and Triona Harrop drop by to explain how a Dynamic Fitness program will benefit trauma victims.

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The Bells are back

Catherine Hennessey and Kevin Murphy are excited about the arrival of the long-awaited St. Dunstan's bells.

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Young Austrian Voters

An associate professor at the University of Vienna says 16-year-olds are already voting in Austria.

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Political Panel - Child Advocate

Paul McNeill, consultant Dennis King and this week, filling in for Mary Lynn Kane, accountant Kathy O'Rourke. Topics include Child advocate, young voters , Ferries , suicide prevention strategy and question period in the leg.

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CBC PEI Do Crew gets to work

CBC PEI is helping local organizations find volunteers for projects. You can help by volunteering some of your time.

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Jared's Horse

Madonna Morrison and Brian Andrew from Meridian Farms speaking with Nancy Russell about a connection between a young autistic boy and his horse.

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Suicide Prevention

Legislative reporter Kerry Campbell talks with opposition MLA James Aylward and Health Minister Robert Henderson about developing a suicide prevention strategy for the province.

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Maple offers online visit to physicians

A new private service is offering Islanders a chance to consult a doctor online. People pay for every virtual visit. We asked the CEO how it works.

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Obesity Report

Mitch talks with Dr. Arya Sharma, chair of Obesity Research and Management at the University of Alberta. He says the new Obesity report is shedding more light on how the provinces are helping Canadian shed pounds.

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Kerry in the House - Young Vote

Political reporter, Kerry Campbell drops by with the synopsis on the events in the PEI legislature. This week a 7 hour session and a debate on whether 16-year-olds should vote.

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First Lobster Of the Season

Matt talks with, Lobster boat captain, Shelley Deagle about her expectations of the season to come.

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Belcourt Future

Bishop Richard Grecco and Dianne Young talk about the plans for Diane's non-profit group to take over the Belcourt Centre. The plan is to create a recovery house for people struggling with mental health issues and addictions.

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Fort McMurray Wildfire Anniversary

Looking back. It's been almost one year since thousands of families fled Fort McMurray to escape wildfires. This morning we'll hear from two families about how their lives have changed. We'll hear from Shannon Comeau, and Donna Jesso.

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Fort Amherst Historic Site Name

What's in a name? According to some people...a lot. Keptin John Joe Sark and others would like to see the name Amherst removed from the Port-la-Joye-Fort Amherst National Historic Site. We heard from a retired professor and a Mi'kmaq elder on the topic.

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Rezoning concerns

Parents now know if their kids will be going to a different school next year. We hear from one who can't understand the rules and the head of the Public Schools Branch.

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Attracting Chinese tourists from near and far

Grace Xin, a consultant with the Tourism Industry Association of Canada, says P.E.I. should be working to attract more Chinese tourists.

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LGBTQ Meeting

Natalia Goodwin talks with MP Randy Boissonnault and Rosemarie Dale from the Rainbow Alliance at UPEI. The LGBTQ community had a chance to send a message directly to the prime minister via the visiting minister.

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Kerry in the House - Mill River

Political reporter Kerry Campbell drops by to share the latest on the Mill River deal and what incoming owner Dan MacDougall has to say about it.

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Support for LGBTQ Island youth improving

A psychologist from the IWK says support for Island LGBTQ youth is improving and Suzanne Zinck says a team in Halifax is ready to help too.

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