Stephanie vanKampen


Stephanie vanKampen is a videojournalist with the CBC News in Prince Edward Island. Send story ideas to stephanie.vankampen

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19-year-old man pleads guilty to 2nd-degree murder

Logan Raymond MacAusland, 19, has pleaded guilty to a second degree murder charge in the death of 24-year-old Cody Robert MacLean after a street fight Feb. 5.

'Adding more cars to this street is insanity': Neighbours cite traffic concerns with proposed development

Some residents who live near a proposed apartment building expansion in Charlottetown told CBC the street is already too congested to handle more residents. 

Charlottetown green lights 11-unit building, long-term rentals only

Charlottetown city council has approved the rezoning of an apartment building at 71 and 73 Upper Prince St. The decision allows developers to more than double the number of units, from 5 to 11, but limits those units to long-term rentals only.

Still kicking at 80: Great-grandmother keeps active playing soccer

P.E.I. recreational soccer player Barbara Simpson-Taylor has been hooked on soccer since 1979, when her daughter's coach needed extra players and asked mothers to play. She jumped in and never looked back

'It's a small world': Louisiana Acadians meet distant relatives at world congress

Laurie and John Rials are proud of their Louisiana home. But when it comes to their heritage they are just as proud.

P.E.I.'s Evangeline Region ready for Acadians from around the world

Thousands of travellers are rolling into western P.E.I. to take part in the 2019 World Acadian Congress. The celebrations begin in Abram-Village on Aug. 10 and end in Shediac, N.B., on Aug. 24.

'I truly thought I was done for': Teen saves woman in rip current at Blooming Point

It was a beautiful day for Wendy MacIntyre's one swim of the year. On Aug. 2, the 42-year-old Islander was taking a dip with her nephews in just above waist-high water at Blooming Point Beach, P.E.I., when in seconds, she found herself swept out into deeper water.

North Winds Inn and Suites begins repairs after fire

Ten days after fire destroyed part of the North Winds Inn and Suites in Brackley Beach, P.E.I., only a patch of dirt lies where the building once stood. Work has begun to repair the damage to the remaining buildings.

Researchers trap and track bats in P.E.I. National Park

A researcher is spending the summer trapping and tracking little brown bats in the P.E.I. National Park. The bats have been listed as a species at risk in Canada due to a fungal disease called white-nose syndrome that has been decimating populations across eastern North America.

Theft of ferry captain's uniform from Wood Islands Lighthouse Museum 'very upsetting'

A theft at the Wood Islands Lighthouse Museum in P.E.I. has RCMP searching for a stolen ferry captain's uniform. The gold-trimmed black jacket and matching white cap were stolen July 27. 

'We were running out of time': Tourist saves elderly man from burning P.E.I. inn

The rescue of a guest from the North Winds Inn and Suites fire in Brackley Beach, P.E.I. Sunday involved a tourist taking a wrong turn and risking his life to save a stranger. 

Dietitians call for more P.E.I. hires in long-term care

The P.E.I. chapter of Dietitians of Canada is calling for the government to require more dietitians in long-term care centres. 

Tenants in low-cost rentals scramble after eviction notice

In the midst of an extremely low vacancy rate, people living in two Charlottetown buildings with affordable rents say they've been told they have to move out. 

P.E.I.'s housing crisis forces Syrian refugees into cramped quarters

A group which sponsors refugees to come to P.E.I. is scrambling to find a home for a Syrian family on their way to Charlottetown.

'More than books': Free summer breakfast program begins at Confed Centre library

The program began earlier this month and will continue until Sept. 4. It takes place weekdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and offers fresh fruit, yogurt, cheese and bagels for free to anyone.