Island Morning with Mitch and Matt

CBC Radio's Island Morning is a news and current affairs source for Prince Edward Island. Host Matt Rainnie and morning news editor Mitch Cormier talk about the issues that matter to islanders.

  • 06:57
    An Island woman is concerned about access to Cavendish Beach in the National Park. Joyce Phillips has been calling for a ramp to be put in there. And Parks Canada just announced that it has plans to do just that.
    Jul 13, 2018
  • 06:30
    A new study shows violence in schools is on the rise. And that's one of the key issues Bethany MacLeod, the current head of the P.E.I. Teachers Federation, hopes to take on in her new role leading the Canadian Teachers' Federation.
    Jul 13, 2018
  • 07:29
    We'll hear more from Swim Drink Fish Canada, and Green Party leader Peter Bevan-Baker about why they think P-E-I should routinely test water quality at provincial beaches.
    Jul 12, 2018
  • 09:38
    Some people dream of retiring... and walking off into the sunset... but not Dave Currie. The soon to be 80 year old cobbler from Currie's Shoe Repair is still going strong and has no plans to slow down anytime soon.
    Jul 12, 2018
  • 08:51
    The president of Maritime Bus says he has some thoughts about the bus industry as Greyhound slashes services in the prairies. Mike Cassidy says he'd like to help put together a working group to try to come up solutions that might save Greyhound's western service.
    Jul 11, 2018
  • 06:35
    Billy the horse is no stranger to the PEI Palliative Care Centre. For several years he's been making weekly visits to spend time with the patients there.
    Jul 11, 2018
  • 07:41
    Judy Barrett has volunteered for years helping disadvantaged Islanders. She says more changes to social assistance are needed -- including food rates that cover the cost of a healthy diet, not the 70% that has been offered.
    Jul 10, 2018
  • 10:19
    The four Atlantic premiers and several federal cabinet ministers are meeting in Summerside today. Premier Wade MacLauchlan tells us what's on the agenda.
    Jul 10, 2018
  • 06:51
    Dave Atkinson introduces us to Winnie Strang and stories of her childhood... growing up with FIFTEEN siblings in Souris. Getting tossed off dad's bobsliegh onto the frozen Souris River every Sunday in the winter. And hitch-hiking her way across the Island... every weekend.
    Jul 9, 2018
  • 07:50
    There's a lot going on in Tignish these days... The fish plant is going, there's a new restaurant in town, and the general store recently got a new owner. Many say it's the town's "find a local solution" attitude that's helped.
    Jul 9, 2018
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