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
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Bringing Home Savings: Picking projects that will translate into savings
Josh Silver is tackling his first project to make his home more energy-efficient, following the guidance of a home energy audit that was his starting point. The job: Giving his attic hatch more insulation and a better seal.
Red Shores prepares for racing season with new rules to monitor horse health
Horses coming to train and race at the Red Shores racetrack in Charlottetown will need to have two negative tests for strangles, and trainers will have to sign a form verifying they are closely monitoring the health of their horses.
Charlottetown conducts energy audit with upgrades coming in 2021
The City of Charlottetown is moving ahead with upgrades to its facilities in 2021, to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, after an energy audit last year. Expected savings? $325,000 annually.
P.E.I. dairy farm wins coveted trophy for top milk, cow comfort
A much coveted trophy for P.E.I. dairy farmers was awarded in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bringing Home Savings: Audit is first step to reducing your home energy costs
Josh Silver wants to prove to P.E.I. homeowners that there are ways they can save energy — and money — by making their living spaces more efficient.
UPEI students find healing through sharing personal pandemic stories
A UPEI instructor and his students have found a way to cope with the isolation of the pandemic by sharing their personal stories of the impact of COVID-19.
P.E.I. potato growers more optimistic for 2021 season
P.E.I. potato growers say they're optimistic for the 2021 season after the roller-coaster ride of 2020, which included the COVID-19 pandemic, and a hot, dry summer that cut into yields.
Provincial veterinarian urges P.E.I. horse owners to step up biosecurity
The provincial veterinarian is urging horse owners on P.E.I. to boost biosecurity measures at their barns to help prevent the spread of contagious diseases, including strangles.
Hillsborough Bridge active transportation lane almost complete
As a long winter of construction wraps up on the Hillsborough Bridge, more active transportation projects are being planned across the Island, much to the delight of the group Bike Friendly Charlottetown.
Souris ski club 'overwhelmed with success'
The Souris Striders ski club says it is "overwhelmed with success" this season, with almost 500 members, for the second season in a row. On some weekends, club organizers say there are as many as 100 people on the trails, many attracted by the $10 season pass and $5 rentals.