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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: 

June 6, 2018 - Milena Khazanavicius tells us about accessibility on Nova Scotia's tourism website. And, how to get free roller skate rentals near the Halifax Commons.


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:

June 14, 2018 - Our Newfoundland and Labrador community reporter Jay Taylor tells us about Tech Time Tuesday in St. John's, as well as a community social in Clarenville. 


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: 

June 19, 2018 - Our New Brunswick community reporter Gerry Harris talks to us about Atlantic MIRA Foundation’s Dogapalooza.


Nova Scotia - 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:

June 1, 2018 - Jennie Bovard calls in from Halifax with news about Bike Week, and the Sport Leadership Forum.

P.E.I - Rachel Kitson 

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Rachel lives in Charlottetown with her husband, and their three children. She was diagnosed with Stargardt’s disease when she was 15 and is now legally blind. Rachel has her ECCE, a BA, a BEd, a certificate in Heritage Retrofit Carpentry, and is now the Programs Lead for CNIB on PEI. She loves baking and decorating cakes, crocheting, painting, crafting, and woodworking, just to name a few!

Recent Reports:

June 7, 2018 - Rachel Kitson calls in from Charlottetown with news about weekly yoga classes, CNIB socials, and a Cineplex movie night!

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