Laura Chapin

Laura Chapin is an award-winning, multi-platform journalist who works for CBC P.E.I. She has also worked for CBC in Halifax, Vancouver and Prince Rupert, B.C. If you have a story idea to pass on, you can reach her at

Latest from Laura Chapin

Why Islanders are paying more for gas under new regulations

Prince Edward Islanders are paying more under the new federal clean fuel regulations in part because ethanol isn’t mixed into the gasoline products generally sold in the province, a Summerside energy consultant says.

Island musicians concerned by soaring costs to tour south of the border

The U.S. government has announced plans to more than triple the cost of a temporary work visa, leaving some Island musicians questioning their ability to tour there in the future.
CBC Investigates

Corrosion missed during inspections grounded P.E.I. ferry, documents show

Documents CBC News received through federal access to information say corrosion that led to MV Holiday Island not sailing in 2016 should have been found earlier.

Making the case to raise the Canadian flag — so it can be lowered on Remembrance Day

A retired naval officer and the son of a residential school survivor want to see the Canadian flag raised at federal sites so that it can be lowered again to half-mast on Remembrance Day.
CBC Investigates

After drought last year, holding ponds may be best way forward, says expert

The P.E.I. Federation of Agriculture is asking the province to create an Island-wide irrigation strategy after farmers risked losing crops or having crop damage due to several dry summers.
CBC Investigates

P.E.I.'s new Water Act won't protect rivers if province still allows pumping during droughts, group says

A P.E.I. water protection group is raising concerns that the Water Act might not improve things if the province goes against its own rules, as it did approving farmers' use of surface water for irrigation from the Dunk River during a drought last August.

New Charlottetown bike map 'all-in-one resource'

An updated bike map for Charlottetown, with many new features, is proving very popular, says the city.

Injunction puts Abegweit First Nation election on hold

Members of the Abegweit First Nation will not be voting for chief and two councillors Wednesday because of a Federal Court injunction.

Questions remain unanswered for Nov. 29 power outage on P.E.I.

Almost a month after an Island-wide power outage, questions remain unanswered on what exactly caused the outage.

GMO salmon undergoing another federal risk assessment

CBC News has learned AquaBounty's genetically modified salmon is going through a new federal risk assessment. That's after the company notified Ottawa about its new egg production and grow-out facilities in Rollo Bay West, P.E.I.