Isabella Zavarise

Isabella Zavarise is a reporter with CBC in P.E.I. You can contact her at

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After close call with cricket ball, P.E.I. man wants greater safety measures at park

A Stratford father wants more safety measures put in place at local parks after he says a cricket ball narrowly missed his two-year-old twins.

Sober space for Islanders fighting addictions proves popular

A Charlottetown drop-in centre for people recovering from addictions has seen the number of clients coming through its doors climb steadily since opening in November.

Charlottetown police ask public to check storage lockers after break and enter

Charlottetown police are asking anyone with a storage locker in the city to check if anything is missing after a break and enter at a storage facility. 

Women-owned businesses 'blazing a trail' in traditionally male-dominated industries, says P.E.I. women's group

The Women's Network P.E.I. says it's noticed an increase in women-owned businesses opening in traditionally male-dominated fields. 

Sexual assault centre says citizen-based review committees are 'good first step' in unfounded cases

The P.E.I. Rape and Sexual Assault Centre says a plan from the RCMP to work with community advocates in reviewing unfounded cases is a good first step.

Pig adopted by group of Island vegetarians, now looking for more permanent home

A group of Island vegetarians has adopted a pig after a local farmer posted the animal for free on Kijiji. 

Charlottetown woman 1st recipient of award to honour Toronto van attack victim

A Charlottetown woman is the first recipient of an award to honour one of the victims in the Toronto van attack.

Charlottetown woman holds bake sales to raise money for Sri Lanka bombing victims

A Charlottetown woman is raising money through a number of bake sales for those affected by the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka.

Three Rivers council meeting Monday to discuss plans for new town hall

The deputy mayor of Three Rivers says council will meet Monday to begin discussions around building a new town hall.

Some P.E.I. beekeepers worry pests will tag along in Ontario imports

Some Island beekeepers want all hives imported from Ontario this spring to be tested for the small hive beetle, due to fears it will devastate their hives
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Why some seniors are concerned about housing, health care and climate change

Housing affordability, health care and climate change are top of mind for some seniors in this year's election.

Over 2,000 opportunities available at this year's Skills PEI job fairs

Skills PEI says over 2,000 job opportunities will be available at this year's job fairs.
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'Tricky balancing act': Green party leader not taking own riding for granted

P.E.I.'s Green party leader said it will be a balancing act to manage his own campaign while supporting other candidates in his party.
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Short election period 'a tight window' for some Islanders abroad

The short election period has some Islanders abroad questioning how they will submit their mail-in ballots on time.

English Corner helping immigrants 'excited to learn another language'

A group that meets weekly in Summerside, P.E.I., is not only helping immigrants learn English, but also helping them create community.