Pat Martel

Pat Martel has worked with CBC P.E.I. for three decades, mostly with Island Morning where he was a writer-broadcaster and producer. He joined the web team recently to share his passion for great video. Pat also runs an adult coed soccer league in Stratford. He retired in Oct. 2019.

Latest from Pat Martel

Meet the P.E.I. man who 'came home with a dream' to make cheese curds on the Island

Mathieu Gallant's discovery of cheese curds while a student in Quebec prompted him to open his own artisan cheese factory on P.E.I.

This P.E.I. casket-maker takes 'buy local' message to the grave 

Meet a P.E.I. casket-maker who's planning to make his own burial box: Andrew Campion says his casket will include beams of light and perhaps even sound.

How a P.E.I. man is cleaning grimy waste bins — one cart at a time

From grimy to gleaming: meet a P.E.I. man who left the slumping Alberta oil patch to create his own job cleaning garbage bins.

How a P.E.I. couple went from being on EI to providing 50 jobs at their clam factory

From collecting EI in the off-season to starting their own company: A P.E.I. couple that started selling bottled clams from a building in their backyard four years ago now employs more than 50 people.

'A dying fishery': P.E.I. eel fishermen end season early as markets slip away

A P.E.I. fisherman says in his 50 years fishing eels, he's never seen prices so low. Many of the 40 to 50 active eel fishermen on P.E.I. have pulled their nets early.

Fake doughnuts, fake store — but the training is real

From fake doughnuts to a fake store: the Tim Hortons training centre in Charlottetown allows new employees to train in a less-stressful setting before working the counter at one of the company's 18 stores on P.E.I.

'He's in clock heaven': P.E.I. boy with love of clocks visits avid collector

'He's in clock heaven': An 8-year-old P.E.I. boy with a love of clocks visits a collector who shares the same passion.

Made-in-P.E.I. underwater drone makes waves around the world

A P.E.I. company builds its own underwater drones for customers that include coast guard and law enforcement.

'Safety first': Meet a P.E.I. marine pilot who guides cruise ships into Charlottetown

Meet a P.E.I. man whose job is to guide ships safely under the Confederation Bridge and into Charlottetown Harbour. But first Kirk Taylor has to take a dangerous leap from a small pilot boat to board the moving vessel.

How flipping tires at sunrise helps some P.E.I. women start the day

From flipping truck tires to pushing heavy metal sleds across pavement: A P.E.I. fitness club offers early morning intensive workouts to start their day.

Feeling waves for first time: Floating wheelchairs big hit on P.E.I. beaches

For the first time in her life, 26-year-old Meghan Hughes has been able to feel what it's like to have waves wash over her, thanks to a floating wheelchair at Cedar Dunes provincial park. 

'My little world': P.E.I. senior builds tiny house on wheels

Ronelda Cahill, 65, has built her own tiny house on wheels using mostly second-hand materials, including some from the local dump.

How a P.E.I. artist added her own twist to the ancient art of batik

More than 40 years in the making: Meet a P.E.I. artist who's developed her own style of the ancient art of batik.

From Canada Day to Christmas, this P.E.I. man always finds something to celebrate

From Canada Day to Christmas Day, Sterling Ramsay celebrates the seasons and holidays with fantastic front yard displays.

Meet a 12-year-old P.E.I. student who has her own crossing guard

A 12-year-old P.E.I. student is surprised to learn she has her own crossing guard. But Brianna Andrew is happy to have a new friend.