Nancy Russell

Nancy Russell has been a reporter with CBC since 1987, in Whitehorse, Winnipeg, Toronto and Charlottetown. When not on the job, she spends her time on the water or in the gym rowing, or walking her dog.

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P.E.I. potato farmers turning to wide variety of cover crops, survey says

A survey by the P.E.I. Potato Board found a growing number of potato farmers on P.E.I. turning to a wide variety of cover crops to improve their soil and reduce erosion, and even generate some cash along the way.

P.E.I. university students begin online learning at home

Across P.E.I., university students are settling into online learning in their kitchens, dining rooms or bedrooms as the fall semester gets underway. Some are attending UPEI classes virtually, while others are taking classes at universities thousands of kilometres away.

How P.E.I. is preparing for the next Dorian

One year later, the Emergency Measures Organization and many P.E.I. communities are putting the lessons learned from Dorian into preparing for future emergencies. 

The legacy and lessons of Dorian, 1 year later

One year later, the impact of post-tropical storm Dorian is still visible in some parts of Prince Edward Island, even as the lessons learned from the natural disaster are being applied to future emergencies.

P.E.I. residential school survivor says historic recognition is part of healing

A residential school survivor from P.E.I. welcomes the news that the federal government has formally recognized the residential school system as an event of national significance.

P.E.I. farmers exploring crambe as alternative crop in rotation

About a dozen P.E.I. farmers are growing about 550 hectares of an oilseed crop called crambe this summer for sale around the world.

Barn swallows rescued from nest on fishing boat now fly free

Four young barn swallows have found a new home in a P.E.I. barn, after being born in a nest on top of a fishing boat in Tignish Harbour.

L.M. Montgomery site pivots to online video stories as visitor numbers plummet

The Bideford Parsonage Museum is taking its Wednesday evening literary program featuring the stories of Lucy Maud Montgomery online this summer, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

P.E.I. piper offers a daily dose of vitamin B(agpipe) during pandemic

A P.E.I. piper found a unique way to lift spirits during the COVID-19 lockdown. James MacHattie offered a daily dose of vitamin B, as in bagpipes, virtually of course.

P.E.I. weather app offers real-time readings from 60 locations

A researcher at UPEI has created a new weather and climate app that gives real-time readings and historical information from across the Island.

P.E.I. U-picks attract curious customers with haskap berry

Two P.E.I. farms offered something new for U-pick this summer: a berry that some say is the next superfruit, called the haskap.

P.E.I. butterfly gardens sit empty as monarch population plummets

Watershed groups and butterfly enthusiasts on P.E.I. are worried about the monarch butterfly, which is late to arrive on the Island in 2020.

P.E.I. farmers waiting to hear on claim for assistance after Dorian damage

Farmers across P.E.I., including a group of corn producers, are now waiting to hear from Ottawa after tallying up their losses from post-tropical storm Dorian.

How COVID-19 has inspired more Islanders to raise chickens

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a boom in the sale of chicks and hens for rent on P.E.I. this summer as people want more of a hand in producing their own food.

Cape Traverse groups looking for $332K to restore and protect beach

Two community groups in Cape Traverse, P.E.I., are looking for $332,000 to revitalize the local beach and protect it from erosion.