John Robertson

Video journalist

John Robertson is a multi-platform journalist based out of Charlottetown. He has been with CBC News for more than a decade, with stints in Nunavut, Edmonton and Prince Edward Island. Twitter @CBCJRobertson Instagram @johnrobertsoncbc

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UPEI engineering students showcase year-end projects

Students with UPEI's faculty of sustainable design engineering are showing off their final projects with a virtual design expo.

UPEI women's rugby team tackling academic success by controlling 'the things we could'

The UPEI Panthers women's rugby team found a mandatory study hall brought the team together — with 26 of the 33 student athletes on track for U Sports Academic All-Canadian success.

Lennox Island to mark lives lost in 'treacherous' walk across ice before causeway built

An event scheduled for March 29 on Lennox Island will shine a light on a little-known part of P.E.I. history: the treacherous walk across the ice that members of the Lennox Island First Nation embarked on every winter until 1973. 

Miniature P.E.I. villages a labour of love for Quebec-based Anne fan

Émiline Filion estimates she has spent more than 1,200 hours over the past eight years working on two P.E.I. model villages — complete with the Green Gables homestead and Anne Shirley herself.

New scholarship honours P.E.I. athlete killed by impaired driver

The Community Foundation of P.E.I. announced on Wednesday the creation of the Jacob Simmons Sports Scholarship Fund to honour the 27-year-old avid athlete who was killed by an impaired driver while cycling on June 12, 2020.

Asian New Year celebrations continue with P.E.I. flavours

Millions of people around the world will celebrate Asian New Year a little differently due to the pandemic, but family, food and health remain top of mind for those on P.E.I.

Class project from 1993 helps prove flower grows on P.E.I.

A P.E.I. woman is excited to see the yellow trout lily get included on the provincial plant list after realizing she had collected it in a Grade 6 class plant collection project in 1993.

UPEI dedicates observatory to former astronomy professor

UPEI has dedicated the observatory located on top of Memorial Hall to Professor Earl Wonnacott, to honour his legacy and efforts in the field of astronomy on P.E.I.

Charlottetown Bluephins return to Bell Aliant Centre 'like coming to a brand new pool,' says coach

Swimmers with the Charlottetown Bluephins Aquatics Club are excited to be back in their home pool at the Bell Aliant Centre after months away due to facility repairs and the pandemic.

Student artwork will soon help raise awareness of sensitive P.E.I. beach habitats

Grade 7/8 students at Immanuel Christian School in Charlottetown created awareness posters that will soon be on display on a P.E.I. beach thanks to help from Island Nature Trust.