Brian Higgins

Brian Higgins holds an honours Bachelor of Science degree in biology, as well as a Master of Arts degree in journalism. As a videojournalist, he currently reports for TV, radio and cbc.ca on Prince Edward Island with emphasis on courts and judicial issues.

Latest from Brian Higgins

Shortage of school bus drivers 'really bad' this year, says union

The union that represents school bus drivers on P.E.I. is warning of a shortage of people willing to work behind the wheel as substitute drivers.

What matters to some P.E.I. Indigenous voters in this election

What matters to some voters of the Abegweit First Nation, as well as Indigenous people living off-reserve on P.E.I.?

Sex-abuse victim tried to protect her sisters

An Island man is facing years in federal prison for sexually abusing his young half-sisters decades ago. One of his victims is speaking out, following a sentencing hearing Friday in P.E.I. Supreme Court in Charlottetown.

This all-candidates' meeting got suddenly hot when these topics came up

An environmental forum Thursday in Malpeque riding was an orderly and genteel affair, almost dull, until the subject of fossil fuels and pipelines came up.

'The plan is set': Province says wind farm expansion going ahead in Eastern Kings

P.E.I.'s energy minister says the expansion of the wind farm in Eastern Kings will go ahead, even though an environmental study is not yet complete and other steps in the public process have yet to be taken.

Province to 'update' Lands Protection Act over winter, says minister

P.E.I.'s agriculture minister told a meeting of the National Farmers Union Thursday that his government will have an announcement soon on the future of the Lands Protection Act. He says it won't be a review but will involve amending the legislation.

P.E.I. man pleads guilty to sex charge after previous conviction overturned

A Charlottetown man has been sentenced to one year in jail for sexual assault, following a lengthy court battle in which his previous convictions on multiple sex charges were overturned.

New radar gear on lookout for birds at Eastern Kings wind farm

The P.E.I. Energy Corporation says it has invested about a half million dollars in new radar equipment to track migratory birds around wind turbines. The new gear is currently at work at Eastern Kings wind farm, where talk of expanding the facility has been met with resistance from some residents.

Federal prison for Island man who robbed elderly woman at ATM

An Island man who robbed an elderly woman at knifepoint has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison.

Work on Cornwall bypass hits a milestone

Construction of the Cornwall bypass has hit a milestone, with traffic being diverted over a new overpass at New Haven, P.E.I., as crews complete work on the interchange.

Young Island talent to be featured on CBC Kids

CBC's children's program, CBC Kids, is taping segments on P.E.I. this week, featuring young Island talent.

Island farmers keeping a watchful eye on Hurricane Dorian

Islander farmers are keeping an eye on the weather this week — and working hard to keep ahead of any hurricane headed this way.

Eastern Kings says no to allowing wind turbines closer to homes

The community of Eastern Kings is saying no to allowing wind turbines to be built closer to local homes. The decision follows a request by the P.E.I. Energy Corporation, as it looks at expanding its wind farm in the area.

Ontario man acquitted of sex charges against 2 Island boys

An Ontario man has been found not guilty of alleged sex crimes against two boys on P.E.I. The judge who tried the case ruled one of the boys who gave statements to police may have been coached, unwittingly, by family and by investigators.

Clients notified of privacy breach at Child and Family Services

The Department of Social Development and Housing has notified some clients by registered letter that their personal information has been accessed without authorization. The Aug. 6 letter says one user account had unauthorized access. An investigation is underway.