John Robertson

Video journalist

John Robertson is a multi-platform journalist based out of Charlottetown. He has been with CBC News for more than a decade, with stints in Nunavut, Edmonton and Prince Edward Island. John.Robertson@cbc.ca Twitter @CBCJRobertson Instagram @johnrobertsoncbc

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Runoff into historic pond prompts environmental directive to City of Summerside

The province is directing the City of Summerside to take more measures to protect the historic ice pond in the west end of the city. Over the last month, silt has poured into the pond on two occasions — from the city's eco-park and other areas under construction. 

Tree removal services on P.E.I. busy leading up to and after storm

Tree removal services were getting lots of calls leading up to post-tropical storm Teddy's arrival on P.E.I. — and expect to get more calls after if the strong wind knocks more trees down.

P.E.I. potato farmers still feeling summer drought into September

Many potato fields across P.E.I. are not in the condition they are usually at this time of year due to the hot and dry conditions for much of July and August.

Education kits put history in Island students' hands

The P.E.I. Museum and Heritage Foundation will be making educational kits containing artifacts and lesson plans available once again to Island teachers after the initial project was put on hold due to the global pandemic in March.

Performances amplify diverse P.E.I. voices with Pounding the Pavement

Island Fringe Festival pivoted amid the global pandemic to put on an outdoor set of performances called Pounding the Pavement, running at the Confederation Centre of the Arts outdoor amphitheatre Aug 12-14.

'Beacon of light': Candlelight vigil held in Charlottetown for Lebanon

A candlelight vigil was organized by the Canadian Lebanese Association of P.E.I. for Tuesday evening, one week after an explosion in Beirut devastated the Lebanese capital city.
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Parks Canada adapts on P.E.I. to safely welcome visitors for the summer season

Most of P.E.I. National Park is open for the summer with a few changes to help keep visitors and staff safe during the global pandemic.

Overdose prevention hotline in the works with PEERS Alliance

The proposal for the overdose prevention response line has been submitted to P.E.I.'s Department of Health and Wellness.

P.E.I. law banning conversion therapy an important message for others, says LGBTQ rights advocate

This will be the first Pride week on P.E.I. since the provincial government passed legislation banning conversion therapy — a term which refers to any practice intended to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity.

Online Rainbow Hub looks to connect people across P.E.I.'s LGBTQ spectrum

A new online resource called the Rainbow Hub is available to help the LGBTQ community and allies support, educate and connect with one another.

Organizations finding online success with connecting to P.E.I.'s LGBTQ youth

Some P.E.I. organizations have found turning to online spaces during the global pandemic have allowed them to create more connections with Island LGBTQ youth and allies.

Life returns to rehabilitated ice pond in Summerside

The historic ice pond in Summerside, P.E.I., is teeming with life once again thanks to the rehabilitation efforts of the Bedeque Bay Environmental Management Association.

Pride events on P.E.I. preparing to connect while staying apart

Pride events on P.E.I. are adapting to ensure connections and celebrations can still occur in a time of physical distancing.

Green Gables welcomes visitors as Parks Canada reopens more P.E.I. sites

More sites and services open on P.E.I. as Parks Canada reopens more visitor centres and the iconic Green Gables after adapting to public health measures.

New downtown Charlottetown library project moving ahead on time

Work continues on time and on budget for the space that will eventually house the Charlottetown Library Learning Centre, across the street from its current location at the Confederation Centre Public Library.

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