Jessica Doria-Brown

Videojournalist

Jessica Doria-Brown is a videojournalist with CBC in P.E.I. Originally from Toronto, Jessica has worked for CBC in Newfoundland & Labrador, New Brunswick, and Ontario.

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Expect police presence to be leaner this summer, Charlottetown chief says

Charlottetown Police Services says like police forces across Canada, it is struggling to find officers to fill summer positions and that means it will need to change the way it operates to allow officers to take time off. 

Popular North Cape restaurant won't open this year thanks to staffing shortage

A popular destination in North Cape, P.E.I., isn’t opening this summer due to staffing shortages — and they may not be alone.

'Jane of all trades': Island women urged to consider careers in farming

The P.E.I. Advisory Council on the Status of Women is applauding the province's Department of Agriculture and Land for being the first to develop and implement a gender diversity and inclusion policy. 

Province urges patience amid high demand for COVID-19 pill Paxlovid

Officials with Health P.E.I. are asking Islanders for patience when trying to access Paxlovid — and say physicians have now prescribed more than 1,200 courses of the highly effective COVID-19 antiviral.

Why these P.E.I. students launched a clean-up crew to collect trash at their school

A pair of Island students say you don't need to wait for Earth Day to clean up your community. Grade 9 students Aiden Shaw and Olivia MacDougall have launched a clean-up crew at their Cornwall, P.E.I., school and they hope it inspires others to think about the environment on a regular basis. 

Island seniors hope for cautious approach to easing of COVID-19 restrictions

Some Island seniors say they are grateful to be resuming more activities outside the home, but hope the province takes a cautious approach to lifting the remaining public health restrictions.

Island MLA says wait-lists still too long for child care on P.E.I.

An Island MLA says more and more constituents are coming to him in recent months unable to secure child care, particularly for infants — and are unable to return to the workforce as a result. 

P.E.I. high schoolers get hands-on trades training, thanks to new partnership

An Island high school teacher says her brand new "Intro to Trades" course is already a huge success with students — thanks to a partnership with the P.E.I. Construction Association.

'A sense of joy, a sense of anticipation' for P.E.I. Muslims ready to celebrate Ramadan together

The community will be able to gather in person for the first time in two years, something that hasn't been possible due to COVID-19. The arrival of the holy month of Ramadan also coincides with the completion of a massive expansion to Charlottetown's mosque, which nearly doubles its capacity. 

Taxi rate increase still being weighed by Charlottetown police

Charlottetown taxi companies and their customers will have to wait until April to find out whether fares can increase by $1.  

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