CBC Prince Edward Island


Brain Tissue Bank



The annual Molly Appeal supports research and health centres in the maritimes -  We speak to Dr. Sultan Darvesh, the nuerologist behind the maritime brain tissue bank.

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Tracking down the 7 Fathers of Confederation

Islanders love knowing who they're connected to and how. Geneologists love doing that kind of research.  The Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society is involved in a project to track down the seven Fathers of Confederation. They received a 2014 grant and recently presented their research at their annual general meeting. Linda Harding is one of the four Island geneologists and Louise Campbell is the writer on the project.

Top Photo:  Andrew Archibald Macdonald's cuff links are shown off by his great great grandson Rob Schywalsky and his son Robert. Bottom Photo: In this 1926 photo, Iris Violet Stanley Pope and her husband Stan Wainwright pose with their sons Rod and Bill.

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Boyde Beck - Who Let the Lupins Loose?

BoydeBeckLupins.jpgBoyde Beck, Mainstreet's historian, investigates and explains the scandalous story about where and when the island lupins originated.

Was it Laura Lupinseed... tossing seeds along the roadway? Or was it seedy gardeners letting the lupins loose? Were they spotted first in North Rustico or Alliston? 

Boyde Beck investigates the loved and loathed queen of the ditches... Lupins.
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