Kevin Yarr

Kevin Yarr is the early morning web journalist at CBC P.E.I. You can reach him at

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Charlottetown girl struck at intersection by Bobcat

Charlottetown police are looking for the driver of a Bobcat skid steer that they say struck a 14-year-old girl Thursday.

Charlottetown woman rescued from water at Blooming Point

Two men were able to rescue a Charlottetown woman who got into trouble in the water at Blooming Point on P.E.I.'s North Shore Thursday.

Governments earmark up to $15.6M for help following poor potato harvest

Ottawa and the government of P.E.I. are providing some additional help for Island farmers following the poor potato harvest of 2018.

Celebrate Parks Day on P.E.I. with culture, sand sculpting, yoga on the beach

P.E.I. National Park will celebrate Parks Day on Saturday with a wide variety of activities.

New Charlottetown bike map 'all-in-one resource'

An updated bike map for Charlottetown, with many new features, is proving very popular, says the city.

Summerside celebrates drive-thru culture with drive-by art

If you're in Summerside this weekend it will be hard to miss an art exhibit that's up now in the P.E.I. city.

Birthing simulator 'much more realistic' training tool

Charlottetown's Queen Elizabeth Hospital has a new high-tech tool for training staff to deal with the various complications that can happen during a birth.

How to make farm work less seasonal

The P.E.I. Federation of Agriculture is asking the provincial government to create legislation that would allow farm workers to bank any hours they work over 40 hours a week.

UPEI hiring coordinator to help students find housing

UPEI is hiring an off-campus housing coordinator to help students find a place to live in the country's toughest housing market.

Firefighters douse flare-up at burned out apartment building

Charlottetown firefighters were back at the scene of a major apartment building fire Thursday morning.

World tour announced for Kronborg — The Hamlet Rock Musical

Following a successful revival at the Charlottetown Festival, Kronborg — The Hamlet Rock Musical is going on a world tour that will include Australia, the U.K., Canada, and the U.S.

New law aims to keep government out of the 'fake news' business

After a failed attempt to pass a bill to put limits on government advertising last fall, P.E.I.'s Green Party was able to move its Government Advertising Standards Act through the spring session.

Warmer Northumberland Strait not good news for lobster fishery

As climate change warms the waters around Prince Edward Island, it could bring a new threat of disease to lobsters.

Are Islanders getting richer? Not really, new report says

Prince Edward Islanders have more income mobility than most Canadians, and that's both good and bad news, according to a recent report from Statistics Canada.

Investigation into fire that destroyed Charlottetown apartment building 'going to take a little time'

All the residents of a Charlottetown apartment building got out safely when a fire destroyed their homes early Wednesday morning.