Brian Higgins

Videojournalist

Brian Higgins shoots video and reports news on Prince Edward Island.

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Ferry phones lines, website swamped with bookings and inquiries

Northumberland Ferries fielded more than 600 phone calls Tuesday. Wait times topped one hour and the company's web site crashed as the Atlantic bubble opens.

Jeremy Stephens' mother sues Summerside police, others for $6M in death of her son

The mother of Jeremy Stephens is suing Summerside police and others for $6 million in the shooting death of her son two years ago. Documents filed in P.E.I. Supreme Court, as yet unproven, make allegations of "inappropriate and unjustifiable force" used by police.

P.E.I. First Nations chiefs want to work on 'larger plan' to fight racism after decision to keep statue

Leaders of P.E.I.'s First Nations say they want to work with the City of Charlottetown on a "larger plan" on education and reconciliation, and to fight systemic racism that continues to hurt Indigenous people.

'Leave as is:' Charlottetown council votes to keep statue of Sir John A. Macdonald

Charlottetown city council voted Thursday to keep a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald on public display, and to talk with P.E.I.'s Indigenous community about how best to discuss Canada's contentious history of its dealings with Indigenous people.

After 7 cancelled flights, Island snowbirds still waiting to get home from Mexico

John Jack and his wife Cathy have been in Mexico since December. Their flight home in April was cancelled, just as authorities had warned it might be.

Fentanyl ODs on P.E.I. were cocaine, heroin users

There have been two new drug overdoses linked to fentanyl in the past week on P.E.I.

Kings County man facing charges in shotgun incident

RCMP have laid firearm charges against a man they arrested Friday in eastern P.E.I. after he allegedly fired shots

COVID-ready legislative chamber has a new look

Alterations will allow all 27 MLAs to be in the chamber, but public and media will have to stay out.

P.E.I. man pleads guilty to charges in Souris standoff with police

The man who was arrested after an armed standoff in Souris has pleaded guilty to the most serious charges against him.

Crafty kids surprise neighbours in rural P.E.I. during pandemic

Someone started leaving handcrafts, decorations and messages of hope in the community of Bethel when COVID-19 hit. The trail lead straight to the door of this brother-and-sister team.

P.E.I. Supreme Court extends bankruptcy protection during pandemic

Companies have more time to file paperwork,and people may be able to defer court-ordered debt payments.

Dozens of city employees called back to work in Charlottetown

Upwards of 40 employees are back at work this week for the City of Charlottetown. The pandemic has added some new complications to their day-to-day work.

Spring lobster season starts May 15

After weeks of uncertainty, Ottawa has set a date for the opening of the spring lobster season.

Charlottetown councillor keeps working, despite code-of-conduct pay suspension

Bob Doiron was among the councillors who voted by phone during a meeting of council this week. He was suspended for 90 days with no pay March 23.

P.E.I. fishermen to vote on lobster season delay, choosing between 2 dates

The Prince Edward Island Fishermen's Association is taking a vote among its members on whether to delay the opening of lobster season to either May 6 or May 13.

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