Kate McKenna

Kate McKenna is a journalist with CBC News. kate.mckenna@cbc.ca.

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Summerside residents living near former trade school site decry influx of pigeons, pests

People living near the site of the former trade school in Summerside say they're being inundated with pests — and they believe it's because birds and rodents that were displaced when the building was demolished.

Finally demolished, the former trade school site in Summerside set for new development

Described by the mayor as an "eyesore," the former trade school building in Summerside has been leveled and is nearly ready to be developed into a space the mayor and developer vow will be worth the wait.

Charlottetown seniors say their social housing complex isn't healthy, safe or clean

Seniors living at a social housing complex in Charlottetown say they’ve been asking the Department of Social Development and Housing to improve conditions in their building for years, but they're still waiting for repairs and results.

Non-urgent surgery wait times on P.E.I. are longer than usual — and could get longer yet

A surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown is warning that some surgery wait times are longer than usual — and are set to get even longer — as the province's health-care system struggles to recover from the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.

High temperatures have P.E.I. employers, daycares looking for ways to beat the heat

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the entire Island, which is set to last through Sunday.

Entirely Indigenous cast launches new show, sharing language and traditions

The Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors are back at The Charlottetown Festival again with their show Epekwitnewaq Mi’kmaq Voices, and the show’s co-writer says audiences can expect new and exciting elements in this year’s production.

Montreal women confused, devastated at being denied testing after suspected druggings

Two Montreal women are calling for systemic change after being denied toxicology screenings to confirm their drinks had been spiked.

Bike paths in Montreal's Sud-Ouest are set to be expanded, prompting concerns about parking

Residents laud proposed new segregated bike lanes along St-Jacques and St-Antoine streets, but some decry the loss of about 300 parking spaces.
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'Wall of sweet words' spreads cheer to Montreal seniors dealing with COVID-19 isolation

To cheer up the seniors they serve, a Ville-Émard community group decided to make a “wall of sweet words,” asking different community spaces to solicit kind messages from their clients.

Montreal renews program offering municipal ID to undocumented immigrants

The identification and residence card program, started in 2019, allows eligible people to use services such as food banks, pools, libraries and day camps. It also allows people to sign a lease, get vaccinated, and register their children for school. 

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