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Good Question, P.E.I.: What do you want to know about P.E.I.?

New CBC podcasts spotlight and celebrate the diverse stories of your communities and answer listeners' questions from coast to coast. Tune into Good Question, P.E.I.

Every week, CBC P.E.I. answers a question about your community

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CBC launches a series of seven local podcasts across Canada including Good Question, P.E.I. (CBC)

New CBC podcasts spotlight and celebrate the diverse stories of your communities and answer listeners' questions from coast to coast. 

Our local communities always have a new story to share. Whether it's the background on a mundane landmark you pass by everyday, or an intriguing question about the place you've lived in for years, there's bound to be something new to learn. 

Join journalists on an adventure to uncover the hidden gems and highlight the authentic local stories in the heart of your community.

Good Question, P.E.I.

Here on the island, Good Question, P.E.I. will answer questions about your community. 

Whether you've been an Islander for six months or 60 years – you'll know there's just something special about this quirky little place. In the new podcast, we're answering your questions on this giant sandbar we call home. It can be about anything - big or small, serious or silly. We'll use our sources, the archives and hit the streets to find the answers.

5 things to know to get a family doctor on P.E.I.

2 months ago
Duration 2:51
Struggling to get a family doctor? You’re not alone. Good Question P.E.I. podcast host Nicola MacLeod shares what you need to know.

Episode One: How do you get a family doctor? 
If you are struggling to get a family doctor, you're not alone. There are 36,000 Islanders on the waitlist. So, what's the problem, and what can we do to land a spot in a practice? We get advice from a family doctor and find out what's really going on with the registry.
Debating upgrading to that executive membership? We're finding out why Costco, and big box warehouse stores like it, haven't set up shop here on the Island yet. Will we ever get one? And would it be a good, or bad thing for P.E.I.?

Episode Two: Will P.E.I. ever get a Costco?
Debating upgrading to that executive membership? We're finding out why Costco, and big box warehouse stores like it, haven't set up shop here on the Island yet. Will we ever get one? And would it be a good or bad thing for P.E.I.?


Episode Three: When is P.E.I. getting a supervised consumption site?
Didn't the government promise one, years ago? And what's the deal with harm reduction? The opioid crisis has made its mark on the Island, and the CBC's Tony Davis explains why it's been so difficult to do anything about it.

Why do we pay to cross the Confederation Bridge? Good Question, P.E.I.!

2 months ago
Duration 3:01
With the launch of CBC's new podcast, Good Question, P.E.I., the number one question people reached out about was why we have to pay a toll to cross the Confederation Bridge to New Brunswick. Host Nicola MacLeod explains.

Episode Four: Why am I paying to cross the Confederation Bridge?
Anyone who crosses the bridge has to pay at least $50, but is that fair? Should Islanders get to come and go for free, or at least at a discount? We look at the complicated relationship Islanders have with the Confederation Bridge, and how the bridge has changed Island life.


Episode Five: Question Period: How does P.E.I.'s legislature work?
Calling all political nerds! This one is for you. The P.E.I. legislature opens for the spring sitting next week. CBC's Kerry Campbell stops by to break it down and answer your questions about the room where it happens.


Episode Six: What's the BIG idea on basic income?
The idea of a basic income guarantee — making sure everyone has enough money in their bank accounts to live — has been floated on P.E.I. for years. A recent report says the Island is the perfect trial ground for the rest of the country. So what's the holdup? Trish Altass is here to explain how it would work and bust some myths.

Episode Seven: Public park prohibition: Why can't I drink alcohol?
Lots of other provinces allow it. People are certainly asking for it. So, what's preventing us from enjoying a beer or a glass of wine at a picnic? We talk about the influence of prohibition, culture, and the pandemic, and how they flow into our current rules here.

Episode Eight: Why is Anne of Green Gables so famous?
She's a legend, she's an icon. Anne (with an 'E') needs no introduction for most Canadians, let alone Islanders. But how did Lucy Maud Montgomery's books and characters become so popular? And why do people come here from all over the world? We hear from Islanders and an expert on Anne and Montgomery's legacy.

Episode NineWhat should we do to help our forests recover from Fiona?
It's hard to find any corner of the Island not touched by post-tropical storm Fiona. Especially in the woods. Replanting has started, but what should we be planting? And can the species we choose help P.E.I. build resiliency against climate change?

Episode 10: Could P.E.I.'s trains get back on track?
The story of P.E.I.'s (disastrous) railroad is intrinsically linked to our place in Canada, but could moving toward greener transportation bring us back to the almighty train? Guest co-host Travis Kingdon hopes so.

Tune into Good Question, P.E.I., on CBC Listen or wherever you get your podcasts.  New episodes released on Wednesdays.

More local podcasts

CBC's new podcasts prioritize unique, diverse stories from communities across the country and are organized into two formats. 

This is…: Meet the people behind the essential, sometimes random and occasionally infuriating stories shaping your community every week.

Good Question…: Every week, this podcast will answer your questions about your community. Nothing too big, too small or too weird.

Find your local podcast on CBC Listen or wherever you get your podcasts.

 

 

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