Yakosu Umana


Yakosu Umana studied journalism at UPEI and Holland College before joining CBC Prince Edward Island. He can be reached via email: yakosu.umana@cbc.ca

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How an aviation elective in high school led this Islander to the Snowbirds

When Avery Arsenault took an aviation elective at Three Oaks Senior High in Summerside, the last thing she expected was becoming a Royal Canadian Air Force corporal.

Charlottetown taxi fares increase by $1

Taxi fares in Charlottetown have increased by $1 — the first price increase since 2008 — but the city's police department, which oversees licensing, told CBC News it wasn't aware of any increases.

Summerside resident has over 80 signatures on petition against Brophy Ave. development

A P.E.I. developer hopes to begin work this summer on a 32 unit apartment building at a greenspace off Brophy Avenue in Summerside, however, nearby residents are worried that it would congest the area more, and take away their greenspace.

From perogies to free housing, here's how these Islanders are stepping up to support Ukrainians

Two Prince Edward Islanders are drawing on their talents and resources to help the Ukrainian effort. One is making thousands of perogies, while the other is offering free rent.

Labour shortage targeted through $1.7M program at Holland College

A new $1.7-million federal-provincial partnership aimed at combating labour shortages on P.E.I. was announced Wednesday morning.

Planning to travel for March break? Pack your patience, experts say

More Islanders might be planning to travel this March break as COVID-19 restrictions begin to lift on P.E.I. and abroad — and for many, it'll be their first trip in two years. 

Spring sitting of P.E.I. Legislature underway using hybrid model

The spring sitting of the legislature started Tuesday and for the first time the P.E.I. Legislative Assembly is using a hybrid model to meet.

Why P.E.I. chef Michael Smith is offering a culinary scholarship for Indigenous students

Renowned Prince Edward Island chef Michael Smith is taking a personal step towards reconciliation by offering a culinary scholarship to prospective Indigenous students on the Island. 

Georgetown residents and businesses excited for proposed Clean Tech Park

People in Georgetown, P.E.I., are expecting an influx of tourists, businesses and students in years to come following the province's announcement of a proposed Clean Tech Park Tuesday.

15th COVID-related death announced by P.E.I. CPHO on eve of easing of restrictions

A person between 40 and 59 is the 15th COVID-related death of the pandemic, P.E.I. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison announced in a news release Wednesday.