Stephanie vanKampen

Videojournalist

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

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Bass anglers line Island shores for the 'thrill of the chase' 

Some fishermen say more Islanders are trying out bass fishing. The recreational fishery reopened in 2013 in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and stocks have soared.

From summer camp to full-time adult programming: Camp Gencheff adapting to COVID-19

Facing pandemic restrictions and a tight budget, Camp Gencheff found a way to keep its doors open while meeting a need for full-time adult programming.

Catch-and-release tuna charter industry nearly shut down by pandemic 

Fishermen who run tuna charter businesses out of North Lake, Prince Edward Island say the pandemic has all but shut down the industry. 
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'Boatload of lobster' sold in P.E.I.'s first Lobster Love campaign 

P.E.I.'s first Lobster Love campaign is being hailed a success by one of its founders, who says claw consumers came out 'in droves.'
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92-year-old great-great grandmother spends pandemic knitting for newborns

A 92-year-old great-great grandmother in Rustico, Prince Edward Island has found a productive way to use her time at home during the pandemic. 

Women's mountain biking program has 'exploded' in popularity, organizer says

It started as a one-off training session to teach a group of women — originally a hiking group — how to mountain bike. Six weeks later, it's morphed into a weekly ride through the trails at the Mark Arendz Provincial Park, organized by Cycling P.E.I. They're adding new members each week, as more and more women look to enter the sport. 

Island family calls for full-time allergist on P.E.I. 

An Island family is pushing for a full-time allergist after their son was diagnosed with life-threatening allergies. The family now has to travel to Halifax every two to three weeks for allergy immunotherapy treatment.

More P.E.I. parents becoming interested in home-schooling 

A group that serves families who home school on Prince Edward Island has seen a big increase in the number of people considering educating from home. 

P.E.I. Home and School Federation consults on education plan for fall

P.E.I.'s Department of Education has hosted two town halls to consult with parent and student advocates as it prepares more detailed protocols for students' return to school in September.

Demand for lumber sparks shortage, high prices 

More people doing home renovations have put a strain on the supply of lumber across Canada. Prices have jumped and some types of treated lumber are now very hard to source.

Small businesses on P.E.I. adjust to new mask recommendations 

Many small businesses on Prince Edward Island are now asking employees to wear a mask while at work. Some have had the policy in place for weeks, others are adjusting to the province's strengthened recommendations announced last week.  

Mobile classrooms, masks to be part of return to school in September

P.E.I. Education Minister Brad Trivers says the province is considering at least three schools for additional mobile classrooms. Students may be asked to wear masks when moving from one classroom to another, but won't have to be two metres apart while in class.

How one Mi'kmaq boy went from fearing police to shooting hoops with them

In June, as riots and protests against police violence erupted across the world, 10-year-old Kingston Gallant watched with growing fear.

Tough spring lobster season on P.E.I. comes to an end

The P.E.I. spring lobster season ended July 4, after a late start May 15. Fishermen faced low prices and catch limits due to a shortage of labour in processing plants. But with demand growing locally and nationally, people in the industry hope for a rebound by next year. 

Heartwarming, tearful reunions as Atlantic bubble brings families together

There were countless tearful hugs today across Prince Edward Island as many families came together again after roughly four months of separation. 

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