Brian Higgins


Brian Higgins joined CBC Prince Edward Island in 2002, following work in broadcasting and print journalism in central Canada. He follows law courts and justice issues on P.E.I., among other assignments.

Latest from Brian Higgins

Island sheep breeder appeals province's seizure of injured lamb

A Prince Edward Island sheep breeder has filed an appeal with the Department of Agriculture after officials seized an injured lamb she had taken to the Atlantic Veterinary College.

Woman who set Charlottetown apartment fire sentenced to 1 year in jail

The early morning fire in April 2021 forced 20 people out of the Euston Street building, and caused $250,000 in damage.

12 months in jail recommended for woman who set Charlottetown apartment fire

The lawyer for a woman who set fire to a Charlottetown apartment building is asking a P.E.I. judge to recognize the woman’s Indigenous heritage and difficult life situation as he hands down a sentence in the case.

Group home resident's right to a cellphone examined at Charlottetown hearing

Justice officials have ordered a new risk assessment for a P.E.I. man being treated for sexual deviancy, after he was found to be using his cellphone to access pornography — and solicit potential sexual partners — while living in a provincial group home.
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The death of Jeremy Stephens: 1 power outage, 3 officers, 1 fugitive, 9 bullets — and many questions

Four years after police in Summerside, P.E.I., fatally shot a man who had fled from them into a dark basement after committing a crime, his family is still seeking answers. Read all four parts of a CBC News investigative report.

Jeremy Stephens' mother sues Summerside police, others for $6M in death of her son

The mother of Jeremy Stephens is suing Summerside police and others for $6 million in the shooting death of her son two years ago. Documents filed in P.E.I. Supreme Court, as yet unproven, make allegations of "inappropriate and unjustifiable force" used by police.

COVID-19 patient sues Health P.E.I. for privacy breach at hospital

A man who says he was the first person on Prince Edward Island to be hospitalized for COVID-19 is suing Health P.E.I. for breach of privacy.

Lennox Island elder 'elated' after travelling to Rome, hearing Pope's apology

Marlene Thomas had a front-row seat to hear Pope Francis make his historic apology to Canada’s Indigenous people on April 1, but her journey included a sudden and prolonged stay in hospital in Rome.

Singh had previous medical complaint lodged 3 years ago

A Summerside, P.E.I., psychiatrist who is the subject of a professional misconduct hearing this month had a separate and still-unresolved complaint lodged against him more than three years ago, a board of inquiry convened by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of P.E.I. heard Monday. 

Man accused of robbing pizza joint with machete remains in custody

A P.E.I. man accused of robbing Famous Peppers Pizza in Charlottetown while armed with a machete last week will remain in custody for now.