Jessica Wong

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Jessica Wong is a senior writer for CBC News, based in Toronto.

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Santa Claus pre-approved for travel to P.E.I., says Morrison

Santa will be able to make his visit to P.E.I. on Christmas Eve, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

P.E.I. still seeking source of Charlottetown Rural student's COVID-19 infection

P.E.I.’s Chief Public Health Office still doesn’t know how a high school student diagnosed with COVID-19 on the weekend contracted the disease.

Scholarships awarded to support growth in bioscience sector

The Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences recently awarded scholarships to 32 students at three Maritime universities in support of the growing bioscience sector.

Ropeless fishing traps to save whales show promise in spring fishery

Ten fishermen out of Shippigan, N.B., were testing ropeless trap technology during the spring crab fishery that is designed to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales.

Statistics show P.E.I. takeout restaurant business is growing

Despite the pandemic, P.E.I. restaurants offering takeout and delivery registered some growth in September, according to Statistics Canada restaurant sales data.

Actions Femmes exploring violence against women in P.E.I.'s French communities

The P.E.I. government has provided funding for a Summerside group that hopes to learn more about the challenges faced by French-speaking women when dealing with family violence.

Holiday campaign aims to get more books to P.E.I. kids

Following a shockingly successful campaign to register P.E.I. children for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, the P.E.I. Literacy Alliance is trying to raise more money so it can support more kids.

P.E.I. premier expects vaccine doses early in the new year

If all goes well Prince Edward Islanders could start being vaccinated against coronavirus early in 2021, says Premier Dennis King.

Why just for girls? Green MLA asks about book on P.E.I.'s Famous Five

A Green MLA wants to know why only girls got free copies when the provincial government distributed a book about famous women politicians on P.E.I.

P.E.I. teenager mobilizes her community to feed families in need

After helping her mother with a successful food drive in Charlottetown in the spring, 17-year-old Sophie Flower is taking the lead on another event in her own community.

Stratford signs agreements to purchase community campus properties

The Town of Stratford, P.E.I., has taken a significant step toward the creation of an education/recreation campus first announced for the town two years ago.

Fishing gear confirmed as major cause of right whale deaths

A major study of deaths of North Atlantic right whales has found that entanglement in fishing gear has become a leading cause of mortality.

Island Nature Trust purchases old growth forest land

The Island Nature Trust has completed the purchase of a section of Lewes forest in eastern P.E.I., which it describes as rare old growth, upland Acadian forest.

How forest bathing can help you deal with pandemic stress

A lot of the stress of the pandemic is in your head, and forest bathing can help you escape that.

Grabbing ghosts: Pilot project retrieving lost gear from lobster fishery

The P.E.I. Fishermen's Association is working with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to recover lobster traps left behind in the Northumberland Strait.