Sara Fraser

Web Journalist

Sara is a P.E.I. native who graduated from the University of King's College in Halifax. N.S., with a bachelor of journalism (honours) degree. She's worked with CBC Radio and Television since 1988, moving to the CBC P.E.I. web team in 2015, focusing on weekend features. email sara.fraser@cbc.ca

Latest from Sara Fraser

Charlottetown landmarks in photos, then and now

Happy birthday, Charlottetown! P.E.I.'s capital city turned 165 this past week. We decided to take a look back at some of the city's beloved and enduring features landmarks, and compare them against how they look today.

5 fun things to do on P.E.I. this 2nd weekend of August

Right now it seems as though P.E.I.'s sunny summer days will never end. Now is the time to visit that beach you've been dreaming about! Here are some other fun things to do across P.E.I. this second week of August, starting up east in Souris.

How curriculum is changing for P.E.I. students this fall

The curriculum for learning this fall has been revised to address gaps that may have happened when schools shut down in the spring, and will prepare students and teachers in case they are sent home again due to a resurgence of COVID-19.

Lost, then found: How this P.E.I. musician got his stolen guitar back

Last week, Shane Pendergast's cherished Gibson acoustic guitar was stolen from his vehicle while it was parked overnight in Charlottetown. Here's how he got it back.

How Stratford is trying to get rid of invasive nightshade plants

The Stratford Area Watershed is working hard this summer to remove bittersweet nightshade from streams in the area.

Some P.E.I. restaurants having to turn away customers

Owners of restaurants and other tourism businesses continue to lobby the P.E.I. government to change the 50-patron cap after the busiest weekend they've seen since before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Islanders share hidden gems they've discovered on P.E.I. this COVID summer

With little traffic on P.E.I. roads compared to any summer in at least the last 50 years, Islanders have a chance to get out and explore some of P.E.I.'s natural beauty and maybe discover some new favourite places.

7 fun things to do this first weekend of August on P.E.I.

Excited to take in some entertainment outdoors this summer? Here are a few ideas for what to do across P.E.I. this weekend.

Majority of P.E.I. parents, teachers worry home-based learning created gaps in education: survey

A new survey of how Island parents, teachers and students felt about online education at home during the COVID-19 lockdown this spring shows a majority of them worry it created gaps in students' learning. 

What Islanders living away are doing in lieu of annual P.E.I. pilgrimages

Many of the visitors P.E.I. welcomes every summer are not tourists in the strictest sense — they are people who used to live on the Island but moved away. With COVID-19 restricting visitors to those inside the Atlantic provinces, seasonal residents with P.E.I. property, and other Canadians who apply successfully to come to P.E.I. to support family, what are all those expat Islanders doing with their time and energy?

How MBA students are brainstorming ideas to bolster P.E.I.'s suffering tourism industry

The Tourism Industry Association of P.E.I. and a group of 10 UPEI MBA students are collaborating on a project to come up with ideas to help P.E.I.'s struggling tourism industry during the downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

With audiences capped at 50 people, how do musicians make a living?

Music venues had been shut as of mid-March due to COVID-19 restrictions, but those loosened a few weeks ago, allowing performers like Irish Mythen to once again take the stage —12 feet from the audience, and to a maximum of 50 patrons who are physically distanced from one another. How does that make sense financially?

International student enrolment still strong at UPEI, despite Canadian border closure

Normally more than a quarter of all UPEI's students are international students, and the university typically welcomes more than 200 new, first-year international students each fall, but now most of those students will be taking their courses from UPEI online, from their home countries.

6 fun things to do on P.E.I. this last weekend of July

COVID-19 has foiled many of our fun summer plans — but not all! With the opening of the Atlantic bubble earlier this month, you could treat yourself to a road trip anywhere in the Atlantic provinces. Here are some more ideas for entertainment this last weekend of July on P.E.I.

Some fees eliminated at UPEI

UPEI and the university's student union have agreed to eliminate some student fees for the upcoming fall semester, according to a release.

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