HALIFAX -- Happy Wednesday! Here’s what we have on the show for May 18:

Are you feeling the pain at the pumps? You are not alone. At 7:15 a.m., Dan McTeague, the President of Canadians for Affordable Energy, will be here to talk about the rising cost of gas.

At 7:45 a.m., the power of pistachios. Registered dietitian Laurie Barker Jackman will tell us about the nutritional benefits of the tasty tree nut and share a recipe with us too.

In the second hour of CTV Morning Live Atlantic, getting ready for the Big Ride! At 8:15 a.m., Crystal Garrett hits the trails to learn about an upcoming fundraising event in support of local cancer research.

Then at 8:45 a.m., are you looking to add some fresh ink? Award winning tattoo artist Kirt Silver will be here to talk about his successful tattoo career.

As always, we'll keep you updated on the top news, weather and entertainment headlines of the day. Plus, we’ll share the responses to our daily CML Check-In.

Start your morning off the right way with Ana Almeida, Amanda Debison and Lataevia Beezer!