Laura Meader

Laura Meader is a video journalist for CBC P.E.I.

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Police force shortages mean rosy job prospects for P.E.I program grads

Shortages at police departments across Canada mean graduates of the Atlantic Police Academy in Summerside will have many opportunities to choose from this year.

Despite high cost of living, P.E.I. tourism operators optimistic for busy season

P.E.I. tourism operators say bookings are strong this year, but they're unsure how the rising cost of living is going to affect how much tourists spend while on the Island.

Women staying longer at P.E.I. shelter because there's nowhere else to go, staff say

Staff at Blooming House, the women's shelter in Charlottetown, say they're seeing big demand for beds.

Pilot project prevented thousands of meals from going to waste in P.E.I.

A pilot program that ran in P.E.I. for a year helped save thousands of meals from going to waste, the people who ran the project say.

Ob-gyn disciplined for performing 'invasive procedure' despite removed cervix

Dr. Henry Swart has been issued a written reprimand and ordered to pay the College of Physicians and Surgeons of P.E.I. $7,500 after a decision found his actions amounted to "professional misconduct."

As prices rise, P.E.I. charities challenged to serve growing need

The rising cost of living has P.E.I. charities facing a growing demand for their programs, with a report recently pointing out inflation and the pandemic aftermath have charities across the country dealing with challenging situations.

Charlottetown hopes to get more community gardens

The City of Charlottetown is trying to make it easier for more residents to grow their own food.

P.E.I. gov't issued stop-work order on Point Deroche project last fall, documents show

Some Islanders are demanding answers as to why construction on the controversial development in Point Deroche was allowed to go on despite a stop-work order that was issued in September of 2022.
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P.E.I.'s workforce becomes a top election issue as labour shortage wears on

Prince Edward Island’s labour shortage — which is affecting every sector from health care to agriculture and small business — has emerged as a major issue ahead of the upcoming provincial election.
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Cost of living, inflation, housing key issues on P.E.I. campaign trail

The rising cost of living — from basic necessities to skyrocketing inflation and rising interest rates — has hit P.E.I. particularly hard, and it’s become a key issue in the current provincial election.