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Saturday October 1, 2016

01:04 Charlottetown Pride defeat Miramichi in major midget shootout »The Guardian - Sports
Connor McGregor scored in the shootout to give the Charlottetown Pride a 5-4 win over Miramichi in New Brunswick/P.E.I. Major Midget Hockey League action Friday night. Declan MacEachern had a pair of goals in regulation time for the Pride. Nick Bowman and Nick Deagle had the other Charlottetown ...
00:53 Chlapik, Balmas lead Islanders to road win »The Guardian - Sports
Filip Chlapik and Mitchell Balmas each had a goal and two assists as the Charlottetown Islanders defeated the Acadie-Bathurst Titan 5-3 in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action on Friday night. The Islanders have won three of their first four games this season. Samuel L’Italien opened the ...

Friday September 30, 2016

23:56 [DM] "On the growth and the aging of Canada's population" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
At Demography Matters, I have a brief post linking to two articles on Canadian demographics, one noting that Canada has breached the 36 million mark and the other observing that trends including the relative decline of the working-age population means slow economic growth for the foreseeable future.
22:00 [URBAN NOTE] "Ghost towns, gay villages and missing faces" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
At Daily Xtra, Kevin Dale McKeown writes about his neighbourhood can change at a blink of an eye. People and places can disappear almost without taking note.

As I pass Granville Street on my way east along Robson, I cannot walk by the India Gate restaurant without hearing the music of the ’70s spilling out from the 616 Club and imagining dropping in and letting Big Bird pour me a stiff gin and ginger.

Across the street at Robson and Seymour there’s a shiny steel and glass Roger’s Wireless outlet. I recently went in and asked the young staff what they’d think if a flash mob of senior citizens suddenly arrived with a boom box, and started wobbling about to Jim Croce’s “Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown” or lip-synching to Shirley Bassey’s “This Is My Life!”.

Just as they were exchanging concerned glances and wondering whether to call security, I explained that we were on the dance floor of what was once Faces, the hottest gay disco in town. I paced out the location of the bar and they were suitably amused when I did a little disco move to demonstrate where the mini-stage had been when Gary Gilbertson was our first go-go-boy. They laughed, and I felt surrounded by ghosts.

There are few places in downtown Vancouver or the West End where I don’t have moments like that. At Davie and Seymour I see the drag queens hurrying out of Champagne Charlie’s to cab down to BJ’s on Pender Street for their next show.

Further down Davie Street, I walk with the long-gone girls on their way to the Davie stroll and Tranny Alley to pick up the latest street-level gossip. I have moments when I almost expect to run into young Jamie Lee Hamilton loitering outside the White Lunch.
21:00 Mount Stewart »Pedaling PEI
21:00 Windy and Wet »justpictureit
photo - Windy and Wet

20:52 AT THE TRACK: Stakes filled Sunday of harness racing at Red Shores Summerside »Journal-Pioneer Sports
It’s a stakes filled Sunday afternoon of harness racing on tap for Red Shores Summerside tomorrow.
20:45 THE HOT CORNER: Baseball heating up »Journal-Pioneer Sports
A great weekend lies ahead for fans of Major League Baseball. Wild Card playoff races are coming down to the final weekend with seven teams in the hunt for four wildcard spots in both the American and National Leagues.
20:44 Kathy Sprague wins two tickets to Mussels on the Hill »The Guardian - Local News
Kathy Sprague of Charlottetown is the winner of two tickets to Mussels on the Hill in the latest Win with The Guardian contest. Sprague correctly answered the question. This will be the ninth year for Farm Day in the City in Charlottetown. Mussels on the Hill will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2, at ...
20:34 Road work will slow traffic on Kensington Road Saturday »The Guardian - Local News
Motorists should look for a different way into town Saturday as construction will cause delays on Kensington Road. Milling is scheduled to take place between Exhibition Drive and Beasley Avenue. This section will be reduced to one-lane alternating traffic. On Monday, Oct. 3, sidewalk ...
20:24 Upgrades to UPEI's Dalton Hall to cost $6 million »The Guardian - Local News
It will emerge from the work as an eHUB and student success centre
20:15 Chinese coupls finds it hard to adjust to life on P.E.I. »The Guardian - Local News
Whether it was learning driving rules or locating the closest Chinese grocery, there was a learning curve
19:42 East Prince parents not interested in regional French high school »Journal-Pioneer Local
Parents with students in Summerside’s École-Sur-Mer quickly shot down a proposal Thursday night to create one regional French high school.
19:27 [URBAN NOTE] "Mayors seek $12.6-billion from federal Liberals for affordable housing" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
The Globe and Mail carries Jordan Press's Canadian Press article looking at a new initiative by Canadian mayors to get federal funding for affordable housing.

The mayors of Canada’s largest cities are making a billion-dollar push for federal housing money just as the Liberals are set to finalize a national strategy, and the minister responsible is trying to manage expectations.

The mayors want the federal Liberals to set aside $12.6 billion during the next decade to help build new affordable housing units and alleviate a growing need in places like Toronto and Vancouver.

The lion’s share, about $7.7 billion, would go to repairing and maintaining existing units nationwide. A further $4.2 billion would go to building up to 10,000 new affordable housing units annually across the country. There is also approximately $700 million for a portable rental subsidy that wouldn’t be tied to a unit, but to a recipient.

It’s a major ask of the federal government as it works to finalize the second phase of its infrastructure program and allocate $17.7 billion for affordable housing, seniors homes, recreational facilities and child care — with each of those sectors competing for the cash.

“The highest need for most of us would be housing, and it’s not to say there aren’t pressing needs for seniors’ infrastructure, for culture and recreation infrastructure, and for child care space infrastructure, but without adequate, safe and decent dignified housing for families, those other services are less relevant,” said Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson, chairman of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities big city mayors’ caucus.
19:24 [URBAN NOTE] "What is Vancouver doing with Airbnb, and what does it mean for Toronto?" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Metro's May Warren reports on Vancouver's measures to limit Airbnb's impact on the market for renters. What is Toronto doing, the article goes on to ask?

Vancouver’s quest to regulate sites like Airbnb could serve as a blueprint for Toronto as the city grapples with the effects of short-term rentals on the housing market, experts say.

The west coast city is proposing bylaws that would ban so-called ghost hotels -- short-term rentals that people aren’t living in -- and require business licences for anyone using Airbnb.

Vacancy rates in Vancouver are at historic lows, and the move is an attempt to bring 1,000 rental units back onto the market, Mayor Gregor Robertson told reporters Wednesday.

Thorben Wieditz, a researcher with Unite Here Local 75, which represents hospitality workers, applauded Vancouver’s proposal as a “great first step.”

Combined with their new vacancy tax, Wieditz, said Vancouver is “leading the charge” on making sure that rental units are not taken off the market for short-term stays.
19:20 [URBAN NOTE] "Plan to develop Toronto’s Galleria mall raises ire of city councillors, residents" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
The Globe and Mail's Jeff Gray reports on the proposal to radically redevelop the Galleria Mall, my neighbourhood's centre at Dupont and Dufferin.

An ambitious plan to demolish Toronto’s dated west-end Galleria Shopping Centre and replace it with a sleek mix of condos, shops, office space, a new community centre and a large park is expected to get a rough ride as it includes a cluster of towers, one as high as 42 storeys, more than twice the height now allowed on the site.

“I think it is completely out of context and the character of the neighbourhood,” Ana Bailao, the local city councillor, said of the proposal from a joint venture of ELAD Canada and Freed Developments, which were to file a master plan with the city on Friday.

Ms. Bailao said the towers could create shadow impacts, and she has concerns about traffic and the strain on public transit that the dense development could create.

Still, she said there were many good things in the plan to rip up and redesign the site near Dupont and Dufferin Streets, a rapidly gentrifying area traditionally home to the city’s Portuguese community.

Ms. Bailao praised the developers for launching community consultations over the past year and incorporating that input into their designs, which include a fully funded and expanded community centre to replace the aging existing one.
19:17 [URBAN NOTE] "Falling glass shut down Bay St. for second day in a row" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
The Toronto Star's Alina Bykova and Emma McIntosh report on Bay Street's problem with falling glass.

Glass fell from the Sick Kids Centre for Research and Learning for the second day in a row on Thursday morning.

Bay St. was closed between Elm St. and Walton St. around 5:30 a.m. when the glass fell from a window on the fifth floor of the building.

Cpt. David Eckerman from Toronto Fire Services said that it fell from about 50 feet up.

The road was closed for nearly two hours, causing traffic and TTC routes to divert as police investigated and cleaned up the scene.

Falling glass is a frequent issue in the downtown core.

It was the subject of two $20-million class-action lawsuits in 2012, when shattered glass incidents prompted developers at Murano Towers on Grosvenor St. and Festival Tower on John St. to seal residents’ balconies.
19:14 [URBAN NOTE] "Who owns the air that Rail Deck park would be built on?" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
The Toronto Star's Jennifer Pagliaro reports on the interesting legal uncertainties surrounding the proposed Rail Deck Park.

A group of developers is laying claim to the rights over a large stretch of the rail corridor downtown, complicating the city’s intention to build a 21-acre park in that space.

Mayor John Tory last month announced the proposal to build a rail-deck park between Bathurst St. and Blue Jays Way — which city staff now say could cost more than $1 billion. The mayor’s executive committee voted last week to move ahead with that plan, which Tory has backed as a legacy project.

The city, Tory and local Councillor Joe Cressy have said that preliminary talks over the sale of the air rights over the active rail lands with two rail companies, who say they own most of those relevant rights, have been “positive.”

But Matthew Castelli, a GTA developer behind Senator Homes and the Kingsman Group, says those air rights have already been sold to a consortium of developers that includes the Craft Development Corporation, based in Etobicoke.

“I can’t really talk about anything at all. The only thing I can confirm is I’m part of a consortium that do own the air rights over the rail lands,” Castelli told the Star on Friday.
19:12 [URBAN NOTE] "How (Not) To Restore Urban Waterways" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Torontoist's Emily Macrae reports on what lessons, positive and negative, Toronto can take from Seoul's bringing a buried waterway to the surface.

Today, the Cheonggyecheon stream flows through almost 11 kilometres of downtown Seoul, but it spent much of the last century covered in concrete. As the city grew, the stream became increasingly polluted, until it was paved over in 1958.

When an expressway was built along the stream’s course in 1971, it seemed like local politicians had literally prioritized the circulation of vehicles over the water cycle.

However, between 2003 and 2005, the city invested $900 million (U.S.) to restore the stream and remove the elevated highway. Today, water once again winds through the downtown while the source is anchored by a large public plaza.

[. . .]

From an environmental perspective, the stream is only a partial victory. As activist and academic Eunseon Park explains, the stream bed is made of concrete, which limits integration with surrounding ecosystems and contributes to an expensive algae problem.

Socially, the project lacked public consultation and was instead pushed through by the mayor, intent on cementing his legacy before entering national politics.
19:09 [URBAN NOTE] "How Local Farms Connect Torontonians With Food Security" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Torontoist's Catherine McIntyre reports on how Toronto and Region Conservation Authority is encouraging Torontonians to cultivate some of their own food. This is an amusing idea, but--speaking as someone who has his own pots--I doubt the contribution to overall food security in Toronto will plausibly be that significant.

A 30-minute drive from his home near High Park, Carl Leslie’s peppers are turning a deep, vibrant red. “Sweet bell pepper success!” he proclaims in a photo caption to his social media followers. “First time ever. A testament to a hot, hot summer.”

Leslie’s harvest—of peppers, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, watermelon, squash, and some 30-odd other fruits and vegetables—is also testament to the success of Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s (TRCA) near-urban agriculture projects that now span the GTA.

Since 2008, the TRCA has been partnering with agricultural organizations and private farmers to develop farm enterprises closer to the city. These farm initiatives offer farmers like Leslie, who live in or near urban centres, access to land, equipment, and mentorship needed to run a startup or family farm.

Leslie runs his half-acre plot on McVean farm, a 45-acre chunk of TRCA land in Brampton within Claireville Conservation Area. McVean, one of the TRCA’s four near-urban farms, is managed by Farm Start, which leases the land from the TRCA and rents out small plots to farmers. For some land-users, McVean is a pilot program—somewhere to dabble in farming before deciding whether to scale up and buy their own land. For some, it’s a place to grow food for their families and communities without moving out of the city. And for others, it’s simply a way to feel connected to the land.
18:45 Florence Foster Jenkins at Friday, September 30, 2016 at 6:45 »Tonight at City Cinema
Only 15 days left to see this film.

Rated: Parental Guidance (Language May Offend, Mature Theme)
Runs: 111 minutes
Director: Stephen Frears
Country: UK
Starring: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson

“Meryl Streep will get most of the attention accorded the crowd-pleasing Florence Foster Jenkins thanks to a performance that may single-handedly set off a boom in the earplug industry. But the actor you should keep your eye on is Simon Helberg. It is his reactions to her vocal travesties that really make the movie sparkle. Ms. Streep plays the title character, a real-life figure who was a patron of the arts in New York in the first half of the last century but also fancied herself a singer. She most definitively wasn’t, but money can go a long way toward bolstering any delusion, and in 1944 Jenkins bought her way onto the Carnegie Hall stage, performing an awful concert that became the stuff of legend. Ms. Streep is a delight, hilarious when she’s singing and convincingly on edge at all times. She gives us a woman who is tethered to reality just enough to function, but divorced from it just enough to be clueless about her lack of musical ability. Hugh Grant plays her romantic partner and enabler, St. Clair Bayfield, who pays off critics, makes sure her recitals are packed with only sympathetic ears and tucks her into bed at night before running off to his mistress. Is he just stringing Florence along because of her money, or does he really love her?... The tale, though, wouldn’t be half as engaging without Mr. Helberg... He plays Florence’s pianist, Cosmé McMoon... Mr. Helberg’s reaction when he first hears her voice is by itself worth the price of admission. Cosmé, of course, realizes immediately how irredeemably terrible she is, and he soon fears for the effect that being associated with her might have on his own career... Mr. Frears doesn’t delve too deeply into human frailty, the lust for fame or the other darker themes suggested by Jenkins’s story. He’s content to let his three leads be eminently watchable in a beautifully conjured midcentury New York.” - Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times

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18:32 Summerside's Alex Gallant suiting up for NHL game tonight »The Guardian - Sports
Summerside’s Alex Gallant finally made it to the National Hockey League on Friday night. The left winger was expected to suit up for the San Jose Sharks in an exhibition game against the Arizona Coyotes. Game time is 11:30 p.m. AT. “We’re some excited,’’ his father Mike ‘Pinky’ Gallant told The ...
18:32 Summerside's Alex Gallant suiting up for NHL game tonight »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Summerside’s Alex Gallant finally made it to the National Hockey League on Friday night. The left winger was expected to suit up for the San Jose Sharks in an exhibition game against the Arizona Coyotes. Game time is 11:30 p.m. AT. “We’re some excited,’’ his father Mike ‘Pinky’ Gallant told The ...
18:26 Year after its rescue, young eagle is released, reunited with parents »Journal-Pioneer Local
Grand River's Nathan DesRoches instrumental in saving eaglet
18:22 Capitals' home opener set to go Saturday night »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Busy weekend of hockey for Summerside, with three games in three days
17:22 Northumberland Ferries says no ferry Saturday, update coming on Sunday »The Guardian - Local News
Northumberland Ferries says it will update the public Saturday about whether or not there will be any ferry crossings Sunday. There have been no sailings between Wood Islands, P.E.I. and Caribou, N.S. after the MV Confederation was pulled out of service Thursday due to electrical problems. It ...
15:57 THE GREEN FILE: Fall and the incredible edibles »Journal-Pioneer Living
This is a great time of year to plant winter hardy fruiting trees and berry bushes
15:35 Crosby, Marchand, Price among the bright spots for Canada in World Cup »The Guardian - Sports
A wild rally in the final moments of regulation helped Canada capture a second straight World Cup of Hockey. Here are five things we learned from their triumph: 1. Sidney Crosby is on an incredible roll Crosby added a World Cup crown and tournament MVP to a 2016 that already includes a Conn ...
15:25 GUEST COMMENTARY: What is government trying to achieve? »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
Big labour in Canada continues to aggressively beat the drum for increasing the minimum wage across our country.
15:15 Emerald Junction to play Fridays at the Thoughtful Squash »The Guardian - Living
Emerald Junction will perform Fridays starting Sept. 2 at the Thoughtful Squash, second floor, 119 Kent St., Charlottetown. The group, consisting of Anne Quinn and Ron Kelly, will play from 6-8 p.m. The Thoughtful Squash is a restaurant that moved from Mount Stewart earlier this year and now ...
15:05 Entitlement versus judgment »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
It’s almost as frustrating as having to explain something over and over to a two-year-old. But in this case it’s people purportedly leading our country who don’t seem to get it.
14:56 [BLOG] Some Friday links »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)

  • blogTO shares photos of the new Yonge-Eglinton Centre.

  • Beyond the Beyond's Bruce Sterling makes the comparison of the Middle East now to central Europe in the Thirty Years War.

  • The Dragon's Gaze notes the discovery of a hot Jupiter orbiting a T Tauri star just two million years old.

  • Joe. My. God. reports on the conviction of a man who had been accused of involvement in kidnapping the child of same-sex parents.

  • Language Hat reports on the American Jewish accent.

  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes that Republicans are coming to accept Donald Trump.

  • The Map Room Blog reports on a Boston exhibition of Hy-Brasil.

  • The Planetary Society Blog reports on the 9th anniversary of the Dawn probe's launch.

  • The Power and the Money's Noel Maurer points out that Erik Loomis is wrong, that Ford is not moving jobs to Mexico.

  • Window on Eurasia suggests an isolated Russia might lash out against Belarus, and looks at Putin's support in non-Russian republics.

14:48 CAPITAL BEAT: Educational changes will be a real test for MacLauchlan government »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
Premier Wade MacLauchlan came to office a little over a year ago with the promise of transformational change.
14:38 COLUMN: Knowing right from wrong; study of Book of Romans continues »Journal-Pioneer Living
“Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” (Romans 1:32)
14:36 Weather report: Matthew could be a hurricane threat to Caribbean »John Cairns Blog
So, I don’t feel like reading about Alicia Machado (Hillary Clinton’s favorite Miss Universe) yet again today. In fact, I don’t feel like reading any news, period. But I need my information fix, so instead I’m going to read the weather report.  Besides, I need to think of places to go to when North America goes […]
14:13 Picture Perfect PEI »Welcome PEI!
Feast your eyes on windswept beaches, towering sandstone capes, communities dotted in rolling landscapes, dramatic lighthouses and architecture from a bygone era. These are just a few of the sensational sights you’ll experience when you take a photography tour with Vacations of a Lifetime. Country View Sightseeing Tours Start this … More
14:05 Government assembles data, schedule, for P.E.I. school review process »The Guardian - Local News
Will be three different sets of public meetings in the months ahead, with data, information on a web site
13:23 Fall Flavours Finale features Paper Lions Show and Chefs Gala »Journal-Pioneer Living
Charlottetown will be playing host to the Fall Flavours Finale weekend, set to takeplace Sept. 30 to Oct. 2.This food-centric celebration will feature the Paper Lions Super Show, Chefs Gala by the Sea with Chef Lynn Crawford, and Farm Day in the City.
13:16 Oyster landings likely up this year, but not more money for harvesters »The Guardian - Local News
More active fishermen this fall with new people joining, but prices about on par with last year
13:14 Rogers announces magazine overhaul, will stop printing 4 publications »The Guardian - Business
Flare, Sportsnet, MoneySense and Canadian Business disappear from store shelves; Maclean's will move from weekly to monthly publication
13:14 Rogers announces magazine overhaul, will stop printing 4 publications »Journal-Pioneer Business
Flare, Sportsnet, MoneySense and Canadian Business disappear from store shelves; Maclean's will move from weekly to monthly publication
13:12 [PHOTO] West on St. Clair at Yonge, evening »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
West on St. Clair #toronto #evening #yongeandstclair #stclairwest #stclair
12:59 New Annan man puts finishing touches on his largest feeder to date »Journal-Pioneer Local
NEW ANNAN - Any birds sticking around this winter would do well to find the Taylor home in New Annan.
12:59 Free printmaking workshop for beginners part of Culture Days at Eptek »Journal-Pioneer Living
There is another new activity planned for Culture Days at Eptek Centre this weekend. If you ever wanted to try your hand at printmaking, this is your chance.
12:20 Suspicion high about illegal oyster fishing on P.E.I. »The Guardian - Local News
P.E.I. Shellfish Association wants more patrol boats on the water to protect their industry
12:02 New French programming, not new school, intent of P.E.I. government »The Guardian - Local News
Department said not committed to new French high school, just finding ways to improve learning in existing structures
11:27 [PHOTO] A corner full of tourist goods, Charlottetown »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
A corner of tourist goods #pei #charlottetown #tourism #travel #shopping #latergram

Sometimes the sheer density of memorabilia can take you aback.
11:01 I Love Lists #8 »Life on a Canadian Island
10:43 Welcome to the NightLife »The Guardian - Living
TC Media Every community has two faces. One is seen in the light of day – the bustle of life being lived, of kids playing and people working. I times it seems almost frantic but definitely alive. Then there is the other face. It looks back from the darkness. These are the night crew; people who ...
10:27 Daily Specials for Friday, September 30, 2016 »Casa Mia Daily Specials

The Daily Specials at Casa Mia Restaurant for Friday, September 30, 2016 are:

  • Tomato Parmesan Soup...4.99
  • Chicken Apple and Maple Pecan Salad $12.99 Seasoned chicken, apple, and maple pecans on a bed of mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and house dressing. Served with grilled focaccia.

Casa Mia Restaurant
131 Queen Street
Charlottetown, PE
Telephone: (902) 367-4440

09:57 PEI Government Increase Taxes Same Day Minimum Wage Increases, 40% of PEI Working Poor »
Islanders Hit With Liberal Tax Grab, Again! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Montague, PE-(September 30, 2016) The NDP has called the increase to the HST from 14% to15% on October 1st, nothing more than another example of Liberal Government incompetence and mismanagement of the provinces finances. “This government has once again demonstrated that it is willing to try … Continue reading PEI Government Increase Taxes Same Day Minimum Wage Increases, 40% of PEI Working Poor
09:57 Jordan Cameron is the new host of The Popalopalots Improv Comedy show »The Guardian - Living
To many people, Jordan Cameron is an award-winning P.E.I. singer songwriter. To others, he’s a funny guy with a ukulele who performs sketches with a popular Charlottetown improv group. But after tonight Cameron will be known for something else. Following the departure of front man Benton ...
09:49 TODD MACLEAN: Chaisson Trio performs sweet tunes at Friday night ceilidh »The Guardian - Living
When the chilly nights set in around this time of year, I think we all naturally crave a good cozy spot to spend the evening. And last Friday, as the wind and rain pelted Charlottetown, what a comforting thing it was to come in out of the cold to a hall nearly-full with a crowd, and to be ...
09:36 Opposition Asks Why The Holdup Missing Public Accounts Deadline by Auditor General »
Ontario Opposition are asking questions while the Auditor General misses a deadline to deliver documents to Public Accounts. PEI Opposition never ask questions and if they ever did they will be shot down by the Liberal dominated Kangaroo Court of PEI Public Accounts. Opposition asks what Ontario Liberals hiding after missing public accounts deadline TORONTO … Continue reading Opposition Asks Why The Holdup Missing Public Accounts Deadline by Auditor General
09:15 Farm Day in the City Traffic Advisory and Details »City of Charlottetown
2016-09-30 Farm Day in the City presented by the PEI Potato Farmers will take place this Sunday (October 2) from 11 a.m.
08:40 Film Friday: Blue Whale – Norway (PEI), 1987 »PEI History Guy
G’day there! You know, it feels like it was just yesterday that we rolled into September, a fact about which I was none too pleased. And now here we stand at the precipice of October. Outrageous. But to be honest, I’ve actually no issue with October. Why? OK, fine, I’ll tell you. It’s really quite simple: […]
08:19 Trapper says P.E.I. beavers must be hunted to avoid high-cost damage »Journal-Pioneer Local
Clarence Ryan guest speaker for watershed association, reviewing history of trapping in province
08:08 Starting nationwide conversation about suicide brings woman to P.E.I. »Journal-Pioneer Local
Suzanne Sagmeister has been affected by suicide her entire life.
08:02 Second man facing fraud and theft charges along with Frank Dew »Journal-Pioneer Local
Police Services lay 104 charges for case involving37 victims with a dollar valueestimated to be in the millions,
07:44 CONTEST: Farm Day in the City set for Charlottetown Sunday »The Guardian - Local News
Some streets will be closed for Island’s largest outdoor market space through city's downtown
07:31 Starting nationwide conversation about suicide brings woman to P.E.I. »The Guardian - Local News
Suzanne Sagmeister has been affected by suicide her entire life.
07:14 Peres showed “justice and hope”  at Israel's heart: Obama »The Guardian - Local News
Israelis, world leaders gather for funeral today for man seen as visionary, symbol of hopes of Mideast peace
05:43 Russell Wangersky: Gimme, gimme »The Guardian - Opinion
Pundits and the public have pretty much chewed up the first presidential candidates’ debate by now, with descriptions ranging from it being a raging tire fire on down.
05:43 Russell Wangersky: Gimme, gimme »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
Pundits and the public have pretty much chewed up the first presidential candidates’ debate by now, with descriptions ranging from it being a raging tire fire on down.
05:39 Editorial: Canada has a lot riding on U.S. election »The Guardian - Opinion
We don’t have a contender in the race, but we’re fascinated by the homestretch of the run to the White House.
05:39 Editorial: Canada has a lot riding on U.S. election »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
We don’t have a contender in the race, but we’re fascinated by the homestretch of the run to the White House.
03:01 Proportional representation 'fairer form of voting' »The Guardian - Opinion
Electoral Reform is a Simple Choice From October 29 to November 7, Islanders will vote in the electoral reform plebiscite, and it's a rare opportunity. We have the chance to switch from our current flawed voting system, First Past the Post, to a fairer system that is used all around the world ...
03:00 It's not a fair horse race »The Guardian - Opinion
Like millions around the world, Prince Edward Islanders are fascinated with the November presidential election in the United States.But with all due respect to those peering over the fence at our U.S. neighbours, another important vote is nearing that specifically concerns Islanders - a ...
02:00 Give PR a chance »The Guardian - Opinion
How many times have you heard a neighbour, friend or colleague say? "I'm not going to bother voting. It's just a waste of time. One of the two big parties will get in anyway."How many times have we voted against a party rather than voting for the candidate of choice? The first-past-the-post ...
02:00 Premier accountable for welcoming abortions »The Guardian - Opinion
Your recent announcement of an abortion clinic to be built at Prince County Hospital is both deeply shocking and horrifying.This hospital where we expect care will be used to kill future Islanders.At a time in our history when our population is decreasing and we are welcoming more immigrants to ...
02:00 This union is 'employers' dream' »The Guardian - Opinion
At my age I am not easily struck dumb with amazement but the news coming out about the Gillis Lodge staff "signing an historical agreement" left me thunderstruck!The spokesperson, Paul Trainor and "administrator" of this group describe it as an "employee owned and operated in house ...
02:00 Water hole woes »The Guardian - Opinion
We are opposed to the very, very large water hole dug by Indian River Farms (Irving's) at the intersection of Highway 104 and 102 in Spring Valley, Prince County.This is the second water hole in this small field.Several four to six inch ground wells are used to fill the water holes. Water is ...