Wayne Thibodeau

Prince Edward Island

Wayne Thibodeau is a reporter/editor with CBC Prince Edward Island. He has worked as a reporter, editor, photographer and video journalist in print, digital and TV for more than 20 years. He can be reached at Wayne.Thibodeau@CBC.ca

Latest from Wayne Thibodeau

Summerside may have to expropriate land for new roundabout 

The City of Summerside has set the wheels in motion to expropriate four parcels of land in the north end of the city to construct a new roundabout.

Dozens of residents taken from burning P.E.I. community care home 

There were only 'minor scrapes and bruises' as fire forced the evacuation of nearly 50 residents from a community care home in Wellington, P.E.I., late Monday night. 

Pandemic having big impact on hunt for sponsors for 2023 Canada Games in P.E.I. 

The pandemic is having a big impact on fundraising efforts for the 2023 Canada Games in Prince Edward Island.

$5M multi-purpose sports dome going up this year in Summerside

Construction of a $5-million multi-purpose sports dome will begin in May in Summerside, P.E.I.

IRAC delays frustrate P.E.I. MLAs looking for answers about land deal investigation

A P.E.I. MLA is calling the actions of the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission 'a slap in the face' to the legislative committee he chairs.

Charlottetown council delivers blow but Trainor Street development proceeding 

A proposed development in Charlottetown hit another roadblock as city council voted to rescind a lot consolidation Wednesday night.

P.E.I. MLAs defend travel outside province and country

A number of Prince Edward Island politicians are defending trips they took since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared on March 11, saying they followed all the public health guidelines in place at the time they travelled.

Dialysis patient in eastern P.E.I. calls for care closer to home

Bev Johnston says the nearly four hours of dialysis she has to endure three times a week is tiring enough without having to also travel back and forth between her Brudenell home and Charlottetown.

P.E.I. finance minister says no to calls for further delays in property tax payments 

Liberal finance critic Heath MacDonald is calling on the province to defer property tax bills beyond Dec. 31, but P.E.I.’s finance minister says she’s not budging. 

P.E.I. premier optimistic Ottawa will invest more in health care

P.E.I. Premier Dennis King says the provinces didn't walk away from a Thursday meeting with the prime minister with more money in their hands for health care, but he's optimistic it's coming.

Freezers loaned to P.E.I. government to store COVID-19 vaccine 

The owner of a tuna processing company in North Lake is helping with plans to vaccinate Islanders against COVID-19.

Charlottetown-area students hit the books from home 

Some Charlottetown-area students hit the books from home Tuesday on their first day of remote learning since the new "circuit breaker" measures were announced Sunday.

No pay hike in the works for P.E.I. MLAs in 2021

There will be no pay raise for members of the P.E.I. legislature this coming year, after a review by an independent body found the status quo should remain in place.

Liberals call on P.E.I. government to axe the tire tax

The Opposition Liberals say a tax that pays for tires to be recycled off-Island is no longer needed because the work is being done on P.E.I.

Pandemic delays P.E.I. launch of electronic medical records

Health Minister James Aylward says the province is 'weeks' away from finalizing a contract to bring electronic medical records to P.E.I. But the system won't be functioning before 2022.