Nancy Russell

Nancy Russell has been a reporter with CBC since 1987, in Whitehorse, Winnipeg, Toronto and Charlottetown. When not on the job, she spends her time on the water or in the gym rowing, or walking her dog. Nancy.Russell@cbc.ca

Latest from Nancy Russell

Summerside's $69M solar farm taking shape

The groundwork is being laid for more than 65,000 solar panels as part of Summerside's Sunbank project. When it goes online late in 2022, it will mean the city can generate more than 65% of its electricity from renewable energy, with the ultimate goal 100%.

P.E.I. potato seed growers offered cash to grow soil-building crops this season

Seed growers on P.E.I. are being offered $1,000 per acre to grow soil-building crops instead of seed potatoes. One of the goals is improving soil health. Another goal is to keep seed growers in business until the export ban is lifted.

Home gardeners frustrated with ban on P.E.I. seed potatoes

Home gardeners across Canada are wondering why they can't get the varieties of seed potatoes from P.E.I. that they want this spring. The reason: new rules put in place because of potato wart.

Award-winning barley variety developed on P.E.I. honours farm leader

Allan Ling's legacy as a farm leader lives on in a new variety of barley developed on P.E.I. His brother is among the farmers growing it this season, and says Allan would be 'tickled' at the barley's success so far.

Stratford's 'real gem' of a waterfront park one step closer to completion

The transformation continues on the Stratford waterfront this spring. There have been delays, but the goal now is to have the green space open to the public by this summer.

Province House windows restored and reinstalled by Holland College students

Two windows restored by Holland College carpentry students are now back in place in historic Province House, the final step in a project that started in 2019 but was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a silver lining: Three groups of students had the opportunity to work on the windows.

Soil sampling for potato wart ramps up on P.E.I. as concerns around Canada's food inspection agency remain

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is ramping up testing for potato wart in Island fields, as a working group begins a review of the agency's role and how it could better meet the needs of Canadian producers.

Planting season underway on P.E.I. after winter of stress and uncertainty

The first fields of potatoes are being planted on Prince Edward Island, after a winter of stress and uncertainty caused by the closure of the U.S. border for more than four months. 

P.E.I. donors watch their dollars make a difference for families in Ukraine 

Prince Edward Islanders donating to Ukraine can see the impact their dollars are making, thanks to photos and videos posted on social media. There is even a personalized thank you sign for one Island woman who is raising money at her perogy business.

Ukrainian families reunite on P.E.I. but worry for those left behind

Ukrainian families are making their way to safety on Prince Edward Island, but there is sadness mixed with joy as they leave loved ones behind.

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