Sean Patrick Young

Sean is a P.E.I.-born journalist splitting his time between Canada's smallest province and Toronto. Email him at sean.young@cbc.ca or find him on Twitter at @seanpatyoung.

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Dairy Farmers of P.E.I. 'welcoming' of announcement of $1.75B compensation for producers

The chair of the Dairy Farmers of Prince Edward Island is pleased with the announcement of $1.75 billion in compensation for Canadian dairy producers negatively impacted by two trade agreements.

'There'll never be another Woodstock': P.E.I. couple remembers legendary festival 50 years on

When David and Francesca Gregori each went to Woodstock in 1969 they couldn't have known eight years later they would meet, fall in love and get married. 

Founders' Food Hall and Market expected to open Friday

The food hall and market in the Founders Hall building in Charlottetown is close to opening after a previous delay. It will have more than 20 vendors and plans to be operational year-round, with reduced days in the winter.

Refugee fund receives P.E.I. interest despite housing crisis

The Refugee Hub's sponsorship fund has gotten its first commitment from a P.E.I. group and was looking for more interest at an outreach session in Charlottetown Friday.

P.E.I. Humane Society wants landlords to 'open their doors' more to pet owners

P.E.I.'s Community Legal Information group is reminding Islanders that so-called “pet deposits” are illegal on P.E.I. This is additional money requested by landlords because a prospective tenant has a pet.

P.E.I. could eliminate hepatitis C in province by 2025, says medical advisor

P.E.I. could be the first province to eliminate hepatitis C, says a medical advisor to Health PEI.

P.E.I. researchers investigating mange outbreaks in rural and urban foxes

Foxes in urban areas like Charlottetown are catching mange and dying from it far more frequently than in rural places on P.E.I., said an assistant professor from the Atlantic Veterinary College.

Refugee fund that will cover full costs needs P.E.I. support

The BVOR Fund is helping bring refugees to Canada at no cost to sponsors and is looking for applications from New Brunswick and P.E.I. It's run by the Refugee Hub, a non-profit based out of the University of Ottawa.

Summer sessions for student mental-health program offer consistent care

The expansion of a mental-health program aims to help students and their families through the summer months.

Piping plover population increases on P.E.I.

There are five new adult birds, bringing the total to 71, said Vicki Johnson, piping plover co-ordinator at the Island Nature Trust.

Shark, giant spud and more battle for bragging rights in mascot competition

Mascots from schools and businesses across P.E.I. took part in a quirky event which was about "having a whole lot of fun before the school year ends."

Beating record 'means everything' to Charlottetown horse driver

It was a regular night at Charlottetown's Red Shores racetrack when Gettin Messi suddenly broke a Maritime record.

2 or 3 suspected cases of deadly bird disease found on P.E.I.

Although they are not confirmed, these cases have shown “the right clinical signs in the correct species,” said a wildlife pathologist.

Electric vehicle charging stations installed at P.E.I. National Park

Parks Canada now has one public charging station at the Dalvay Trailhouse and one station that will be used to charge the park's new electric staff vehicle.

Powerful or 'patsy'? PhD student researching P.E.I. chief justice ancestor

A PhD student at York University has won $8,000 in funding to study her great-great-grandfather who was chief justice of P.E.I. in the 19th century.