Kevin Yarr

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

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Atlantic pandemic bubble travellers faced long lineups on 1st day

Starting just after midnight, Atlantic Canadians were free to travel among the four eastern provinces without self-isolating to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission, but that doesn’t mean the process was easy.

Some tourists cancel P.E.I. holidays as negative stories circulate in media

P.E.I. Tourism Minister Matthew MacKay is urging Islanders to welcome tourists to the province as stories spread of unwelcoming behaviour by some.

Air Canada cancellations have long-term implications, says Atlantic business leader

Atlantic Canada could be feeling an extended impact from Air Canada's decision to suspend some key flights in the region, says the CEO of the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce.

Staying sober in the time of COVID-19

An advocate for better addiction treatment services on P.E.I. said people with addictions are facing new challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cornwall dog park and skate park looking for new homes

Construction will start on a new street in Cornwall, P.E.I., next week, permanently closing the dog park and skate park, but the town is looking for new locations.

Potential traffic backup on Confederation Bridge 'significant safety issue'

With Confederation Bridge opening to travellers from Atlantic Canada starting next Friday, officials are concerned about the potential for traffic backing up over the bridge.

What Phase 4 means for gatherings on P.E.I.

Here are some of the bigger changes for life on P.E.I. as Phase 4 of the lifting of pandemic restrictions starts.

Potato growers 'very concerned' by P.E.I. drought

It’s been great weather for going to the beach, and not bad yet for potato farmers, but they are going to need the weather to turn wetter soon.

How a 4-day work week is going in Guysborough, N.S.

While MLAs on P.E.I. are talking about the possibility of a four-day work week for the provincial civil service, employees of the District of Guysborough, N.S., are already in the middle of a pilot project.

Double digit utility rate increases proposed for Georgetown and Montague

The Town of Three Rivers has applied to P.E.I.'s Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission for big increases in the water and sewer bills for Montague and Georgetown.

Heat warning ended on P.E.I., but it's still hot

Temperatures will be well above normal for the end of June on Thursday, but it will fall just short of the criteria for a heat warning.

Islanders sharing food baskets with help of provincial grant

Twenty-five Island families will share in the bounty of a local organic farm thanks to the generosity of people buying food baskets and a provincial food insecurity grant.

Warm weather bringing out insects early

Two heat waves in the last week have insects — some spectacular, some annoying — active on Prince Edward Island.

Hot weather forecast for P.E.I. extended into Thursday

Prince Edward Islanders can expect the heat warning for the Island to continue into late Thursday.

4-day work week proposed by P.E.I. Green Party

The Green Party has introduced a motion in the P.E.I. Legislature to make a four-day work week the standard on P.E.I.