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Community Report - Atlantic

Listen to Live from Studio 5 weekdays 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Eastern to find out what’s happening in your community! Tune in weekly to hear from our community reporters across the country bringing you information on events and happenings in the blind and partially sighted community across Canada. Click here for more reports in other regions: Central, West and Pacific 


Nova Scotia - Milena Khazanavicius

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Milena is a self-described adventurer. She’s a volunteer with Frontier college where she tutors kids and she also spends lots of time advocating for the blind and partially sighted community in her area. Milena is a big fan of the arts, she loves to cook and enjoys running the roads with her guide dog Louis. 

Recent Reports: 

August 30, 2017 - Milena Khazanavicius speaks with us from Halifax about the grand opening of the Rick Hansen healing garden, and CNIB support sessions for parents with vision loss.


Newfoundland - Kim Thistle-Murphy

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Kim is a photography enthusiast, book clubber, dog walker, chocolate lover, CNIB volunteer, and hockey mom. She lives in St. John's, Newfoundland with her husband, two teenage boys and two dogs. Kim has Usher's Syndrome (Retinitis Pigmentosa and hearing loss), and is legally blind.  

Recent Reports:

September 19, 2017 - Our community reporter Kim Thistle Murphy tells us about the Falling Into Christmas scheduled for October 9th in St. John’s!


Newfoundland - Jay Taylor 

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Jason (Jay) Taylor is a technology junkie and music lover. Jay spent 10 years in commercial radio and is now an Ambassador with eSight Eyewear. He has Peter’s Anomaly and has been legally blind since birth. Jay lives in St. John’s with his wife Jennifer and son Dylan. 

Recent Reports:

September 5, 2017 - We speak with Jay Taylor of Newfoundland who tells us about a music concert series taking place in St. John's!


New Brunswick - Gerry Harris 

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Gerry was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa in his early twenties and became legally blind in his early thirties. He is an amateur iPhone photographer, social media enthusiast and digital accessibility advocate. Follow Gerry on Twitter at @MrGerry.

Recent Reports: 

September 12, 2017 - Our community reporter Gerry Harris tells us about a rare opportunity for the whole family to meet farmers, visit modern farms, and learn about modern food production. He also talks about the CNIB’s new tandem bike program in Fredericton and Moncton. And he discusses his involvement with the Mira Blind Race.


Prince Edward Island - Jennie Bovard 

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You may recognize Jennie from her days as a presenter for AMI This Week. Whether she’s on the goalball court, coordinating a local tandem bike club, or volunteering, Jennie enjoys being active in her community. She loves running, movies, baking, and living life to the absolute fullest.

Recent Reports:

August 25, 2017 - Our newest community reporter tells us about a special performance by Old Man Leudecke and the 115th Agricultural Exhibition and Acadian Festival.

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