Jessica Doria-Brown

Videojournalist

Jessica Doria-Brown is a videojournalist with CBC in P.E.I. Originally from Toronto, Jessica has worked for CBC in Newfoundland & Labrador, New Brunswick, and Ontario.

Latest from Jessica Doria-Brown

P.E.I. woman hopes to be reunited with 8-year-old son after months of separation

An Island woman is hopeful she'll soon be reunited with her eight-year-old son and her parents after several months of working to allow them to come to P.E.I. from Newfoundland on compassionate grounds. 

How coach buses have been updated to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Maritime Bus is gearing up to increase passenger safety during COVID-19.

Why some P.E.I. restaurants are in no rush to reopen their dining rooms

Some Island restaurant owners say they are in no rush to reopen their dining rooms — even though they were allowed to as of June 1 — because they want to make sure they're ready to do so safely. 

Some P.E.I. apartments banning some air conditioners to prevent injuries

Some Island apartment buildings are putting restrictions on where tenants can install air conditioning units to prevent potential injuries from them falling out of windows. 

Restrictions to ease further in child-care centres when P.E.I. enters Phase 3

Just because restrictions are easing at child-care centres doesn't mean there will be an influx of spaces right away, says the executive director of the Early Childhood Development Association of P.E.I. 

P.E.I. groomers busy shaving down wait-list of canine customers

Island dog groomers expect to have their hands full with appointments for the foreseeable future — and some are now booking into this summer. 

P.E.I. beekeeper launches sign campaign to save dandelions and support bees

A P.E.I. beekeeper has developed a sign to encourage Islanders to delay cutting their lawns — and the dandelions that grow on them — to give bees more time to pollinate at a critical time in their spring development. 

P.E.I. Muslim community marks Eid al-Fitr with drive-thru barbecue

Members of the Island’s Muslim Community say this year’s observances of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr have been unlike any other.

P.E.I. COVID-19 patients being asked to donate plasma for national clinical trial

Canadian Blood Services in Charlottetown is hoping Islanders who've had COVID-19 will consider making a plasma donation as part of a national clinical trial to test whether COVID-19 convalescent plasma could help treat patients with the virus.

P.E.I. looks to reallocate protected green space for public trail, road expansion

The P.E.I. government is looking to de-designate protected green space for a road expansion and public trail project, and the Island Nature Trust has concerns about removing its protection.

P.E.I. tourism operators press province for updates on visitor restrictions

Prince Edward Island tourism operators are pressing the provincial government for more details on when visitors restrictions will be eased. 

Island woman using 3D printer to make 'ear savers' for health-care workers

An Island woman is looking for people with 3D printers to help her produce straps that make face masks more comfortable to wear.

Cleaning your closet? Check before you drop off donations, say P.E.I. thrift stores

Some Island thrift stores are asking people to keep their donations at home, for now. 

'It was all smiles': Fire department helps group home residents celebrate birthdays

Staff at a Charlottetown group home weren’t about to let COVID-19 dampen the party for three residents celebrating their birthdays this month, so they called in the fire department to make an appearance. 

Face masks and fewer seats: What to expect when travel restrictions are lifted

When travel restrictions lift post COVID-19 people should expect to see more masks and fewer full flights, according to some Island travel agents. 

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