Laura Chapin

Laura Chapin is an award-winning, multi-platform journalist who works for CBC P.E.I. She has also worked for CBC in Halifax, Vancouver and Prince Rupert, B.C. If you have a story idea to pass on, you can reach her at

Latest from Laura Chapin

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.

Injunction puts Abegweit First Nation election on hold

Members of the Abegweit First Nation will not be voting for chief and two councillors Wednesday because of a Federal Court injunction.

Questions remain unanswered for Nov. 29 power outage on P.E.I.

Almost a month after an Island-wide power outage, questions remain unanswered on what exactly caused the outage.

GMO salmon undergoing another federal risk assessment

CBC News has learned AquaBounty's genetically modified salmon is going through a new federal risk assessment. That's after the company notified Ottawa about its new egg production and grow-out facilities in Rollo Bay West, P.E.I.
CBC Investigates

'A Catholic point of view': Bishop wants Catholic Family Services Bureau to be more faith-based

The Bishop of the Diocese of Charlottetown wants to put the Catholic back into the Catholic Family Services Bureau.

Why Power & Politics host Rosemary Barton started reading Breitbart

Power & Politics host Rosemary Barton realised after the U.S. election that she wasn't reading the media that people who like Donald Trump were, and that that was a problem.

'News has become breathless': The impact of social media on the speed of news

At a time when anyone can inform people what's happening by tweeting or posting on Facebook, an audience member at The National In Conversation with Peter Mansbridge wants to know — does the pressure to get the story out first impact the accuracy of the story?

Busting myths about food insecurity: Community gardens, subsidized housing not answers

New research busts a big myth about people who can't afford to buy the healthy food they need: they can cook just fine, thank you — they just don't have enough money to, says Valerie Tarasuk, an expert in food insecurity and a professor at the University of Toronto's Department of Nutritional Sciences.
CBC Investigates

Patients upset as P.E.I. loses one of only two gastroenterologists

One the Island's two gastroenterologists is leaving at the end of the month, and his boss says Health PEI should have done more to keep him on the Island.

New kitchen to offer free lunches to UPEI students

A new kitchen will open soon on the UPEI campus, called the Panther Pantry, that will serve free lunches to students.

Mackerel fishery closed unexpectedly, leaving some fishermen short bait

The inshore commercial mackerel fishery closed early for the first time in the fishery's history, and some Island fishermen don't have enough bait.

P.E.I. carbon tax won't be given back in tax breaks

P.E.I.'s minister of communities, land and environment says revenue collected through an Island carbon tax will not be returned in the form of tax breaks, as it is in British Columbia.

UPEI students 'Trick or Eat' for campus food bank on Halloween night

UPEI students will be going door-to-door in Charlottetown Halloween night collecting food donations for the campus food bank in a charity drive called 'Trick or Eat.'

enRoute names Michael Smith's FireWorks 3rd best new restaurant in Canada

A team of judges from enRoute magazine spent a few days at FireWorks after it was named one of 35 finalists out of hundreds of new eating establishments that opened across Canada this year.

Miscommunication delayed byelection result, says Elections P.E.I.

An almost two-hour delay in reporting the results of the Summerside-Wilmot District 21 byelection was caused by a misunderstanding of procedures, according to an Elections P.E.I. review.