Shane Ross


Shane Ross is a journalist with CBC News on Prince Edward Island. Previously, he worked as a newspaper reporter and editor in Halifax, Ottawa and Charlottetown. You can reach him at

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2 people charged with arson in connection with weekend fires on P.E.I.

A 19-year-old man and a person under the age of 18 have been charged with arson following fires in northern Queens County, P.E.I., over the weekend. 

'Inflation isolation' affecting mental health of Atlantic Canadians, poll suggests

Inflation is having an effect on the mental health as well as the financial health of Atlantic Canadians, a new survey suggests.

Police have man in custody after attempted arson in Scotchfort, P.E.I.

One man is in custody in relation to an attempted arson in Scotchfort, P.E.I., on Saturday evening. No charges have been laid yet, police say.

Beloved cottage destroyed amid 4 incidents of suspected arson on P.E.I. this weekend

Joanne Cook will always remember the parties, the lobster boils, and just sitting on the deck with her favourite book at her family  cottage in Stanhope. But those memories will be all that she has now. The cottage burned to the ground Saturday in a suspected case of arson.

P.E.I. ski patrollers get training they hope they'll never have to use

Ski patrollers at the Brookvale ski hill got some hands-on training on Saturday ahead of the upcoming season.

Charlottetown's Queen Elizabeth Hospital and its ER declared over capacity

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown, including the emergency department, is over capacity and patients can expect a longer than average wait to see a doctor, Health P.E.I. said in a news release Wednesday afternoon.

P.E.I. dance class provides emotional and physical benefits to people with Parkinson's

A dance class in Charlottetown is pairing volunteers with people with Parkinson's disease. It gets them to move their bodies in an effort to alleviate some of the symptoms of the disease.

Islanders invited to show support for trans community at Charlottetown event

Members of the trans, two-spirit and non-binary community and their allies will gather at the Beaconsfield Carriage House in Charlottetown on Sunday to support and celebrate transgender people.

Health P.E.I. looks for guarantees after N.B. hospital cuts off Island cardiac patients 'without warning'

Health P.E.I says formalized agreements with health authorities in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia have become an even more urgent priority after the Saint John Regional Hospital refused to accept cardiac patients from the Island last weekend.

Budget for new Simmons Sport Centre, set to open in October 2024, rises to $33M

The chair of Charlottetown's parks and recreation committee says he's cautiously optimistic the new $33-million Simmons Sport Centre will indeed open in October of 2024, the latest date given by the city last month.