Brittany Spencer


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Accused in Amber Alert case pleads not guilty to all charges

A P.E.I. man accused of trying to kill the mother of his child in late June pleaded not guilty to all charges in Charlottetown Supreme Court on Tuesday.

P.E.I. renter urges caution after scammer uses Airbnb unit to dupe multiple people

Charlottetown Police confirm they are investigating five different reports of rental fraud at the same location: a unit that was rented out on Airbnb and then shown to a number of prospective long-term tenants.

P.E.I. police oversight gets failing grade compared to other international jurisdictions, criminologist says

Police oversight on P.E.I. and throughout Canada gets a failing grade when compared to other countries. That's according to a criminologist who says the systems here are far behind where they should be.

10% of complaints against P.E.I. police in years leading up to 2023 substantiated, records show

Policing is a profession under increasing scrutiny across this country and many are calling for more accountability and transparency from police. CBC News has been taking a closer look at police complaints and discipline across P.E.I.

5 things to take away from the spring sitting of the P.E.I. legislature

When it comes to the biggest issues discussed in the house, access to health care and affordable housing remained at the top of the agenda for both opposition parties.  

P.E.I. to cover cost of language proficiency tests for nurses

The P.E.I. government will now cover the cost of English proficiency test for nurses who need one to work in the province. 

Specialist consults made easier for doctors

P.E.I.'s health minister has announced a new program aimed at making it easier for physician specialists to talk to primary care providers about patient care.

Rising number of calls indicate growing mental health crisis, say police on P.E.I.

Police services across P.E.I. say they're seeing a steady increase in the number of mental health calls they receive year after year, with calls coming from people in crisis especially on the rise. 

P.E.I. fisheries minister looking to expand program supporting new lobster fishers

Minister Cory Deagle says he'll look into expanding a provincial program that provides financial support to new lobster fishers to include more species.

Green Party leader says changes to fertility treatment funding unfair

The leader of the P.E.I. Green Party says changes to the way the province funds fertility treatments is leaving some Islanders without support.