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Compass returning to CBC-TV Thursday

The CBC’s television supper hour news program for Prince Edward Island is scheduled to return Thursday.

CBC working to have all local news shows back on the air

Jay Scotland and Louise Martin are scheduled to return to CBC-TV Thursday. (CBC)

The CBC's television supper hour news program for Prince Edward Island is scheduled to return Thursday.

A week ago, CBC suspended Compass and other supper hour shows across Canada. With coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic putting stress on infrastructure, and many staff ill, working from home, or self-isolating after travel, the decision was made to suspend the television programs to protect the integrity of the network, said the CBC's Brodie Fenlon.

Compass will return as a 30-minute local newscast starting at 6 p.m., with host Louise Martin and meteorologist Jay Scotland.

CBC is working to have all the local shows back on the main network soon.

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