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.

Latest from Nancy Russell

P.E.I. bait company puts seal meat plans on ice, fearing U.S. fallout

A P.E.I. company has put an indefinite halt to the production of bait sausages with seal byproducts among the ingredients, after being warned the U.S. could potentially ban the import of any lobster it's used to catch.

Island bowler to be inducted into Canadian 5 Pin Bowlers' Hall of Fame

Prince Edward Island bowler John Walsh will be inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame in June. He has attended 14 national championships, bringing home four medals since his first appearance at the nationals at the age of nine.

Making climate data 'more human' — drone footage inspires Fiona art exhibit

A P.E.I. artist takes inspiration from drone footage to make handwoven artwork tackling climate change and the destruction caused by post-tropical storm Fiona.

How cover crops have turned into a 'win-win' for P.E.I. potato farmers 

New research has found P.E.I. potato farmers are planting double the number of acres with cover crops before potatoes.

From tools to helpful tech: Check out what's new at P.E.I. public libraries

The P.E.I. Public Library Service can help you dig into your garden, catch up on some home repairs, and tune up your bicycle this spring, all with your library card.

UPEI student engineers solve challenges for community partners

Student engineers at UPEI took part in 30 community-based projects this year, including helping a young Mi'kmaq drummer make music and designing a better way to play bocce in a wheelchair.

New wildlife centre in Stanley Bridge offers lessons on habitat and climate change

A new wildlife centre in Stanley Bridge, P.E.I., was inspired in part by post-tropical storms that damaged the area in 2019 and 2022.

Golf courses ready for the season despite damage from Fiona

It was a winter of cleaning up for some P.E.I. golf courses, after fairways and greens were littered with fallen trees and other debris from post-tropical storm Fiona. Course managers say they are ready to swing into a new season, even if things look different.

P.E.I. South Shore lobster season starting early to avoid fishing into July

There will be two opening days for the spring lobster season this year on P.E.I., as boats from the South Shore harbours set on Wednesday, four days earlier than the traditional setting day of April 30, and three days earlier than lobster crews on the North Shore.

P.E.I. harbours damaged by Fiona being readied for spring lobster season

It will take years to repair the damage from post-tropical storm Fiona, but the boats and traps are back at harbours across Prince Edward Island, ready for the spring lobster season to start this week.