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Monday December 11, 2017

21:01 Sand and Stone »justpictureit
photo - Sand and Stone

I was delighted to find this bit of perfection on the beach but when getting down to take the photo, I clumsily kicked sand onto the scene. This is another time that a video is not allowed to be embedded. I will have to ask Rose about this the next time I see her. Click this link for the YouTube version of this wonderful song that goes so well with this photo. The link opens in a new window.

20:52 City Announces Open House to Hear Public Input on 2018 Budget »City of Charlottetown
2017-12-11 The City of Charlottetown's Finance, Audit and Tendering Committee announced
17:02 Christmas Tree Tea »Rose Chintz Cottage
17:01 A Woodland Christmas »Aiken House & Gardens
12:29 Impaired Driver - Man Arrested - Beach Grove Road »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police Services received a complaint early Sunday morning regarding an erratic driver that was involved in a single vehicle accident in the Beach Grove Road area. Police responded and located the suspect vehicle and determined the operator of the vehicle was impaired. The 27 year old male driver was arrested for impaired driving, and will be appearing in Provincial Court at a later date. Charlottetown Police Services encourage the public to report any instances of impaired driving...Call 911.
09:57 Notice of Special Meeting of Council »City of Charlottetown
2017-12-11 A special meeting of Council will be held on Wednesday, December 13 at 5 p.m. in Council Chambers
09:51 Daily Specials for Monday, December 11, 2017 »Casa Mia Daily Specials

The Daily Specials at Casa Mia Restaurant for Monday, December 11, 2017 are:

  • Tomato Parmesan soup 5.99
  • Pizza - Prosciutto, salami, arugula, black olives, pickled jalapeno, fresh mozza $13.95
  • Seafood Lasagne - salmon, mussels, scallops, bechamel sauce $15.95
  • Chicken Parmesan Sandwich $13.95 Homemade chicken parmesan on a toasted baguette with a small ceasar

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

09:02 Light snow expected to redevelop across PEI later today.. »peistormchaser
Monday, December 11th 9:00am... A weak area of low pressure will cross the Maritimes today giving cloud and some light snow or flurries. Once this system moves over Cape Breton later tonight, the brisk NW winds may result in stronger … Continue reading
08:32 Armed Robbery - Charges Laid »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
During the evening of Friday December 8th, 2017, the Charlottetown Police Services responded to the report of a “Home Invasion” style Armed Robbery at a residence on Fitzroy Street. The case was investigated by general duty members as well as by members of the Major Crime Unit, the Street Crime Unit, the Forensic Identification Unit and was assisted by the RCMP K9 Unit. As the result of this investigation a 28 year old Charlottetown man was arrested and faces charges of Armed Robbery with a firearm and Breach of Probation. The accused has been remanded in custody and will appear in court later this week.

Sunday December 10, 2017

23:01 This weekend’s roundup of News from Nowhere is wholly inaccurate! »John Cairns Blog
Welcome to another News from Nowhere. Boy, does the whole media business have egg on its face this week. This business looks like it’s entirely out to get Donald Trump, in any way possible — even if their stories aren’t true! For instance: CNN reported Friday that Trump and his son Don Jr, had been […]
21:01 The Worm Forgives the Plow »justpictureit
photo - The Worm Forgives the Plow

Plowing is still happening every day so this is a common sight. By the time this post is seen though, there will probably be snow on the ground as it is expected in just a couple of days.

13:56 Free Video Game Ideas »Acts of Volition
The ideas are free, not the games. How about a sports (football, hockey, basketball, etc.) simulator that simulates what it’s like to play a game rather than simulating what it’s like to watch one on TV. Or, if we’re going to simulate what feels like to watch sports on TV, let’s get hyper-real. Greasy potato-chip … 
12:08 My vote »Island Musings
For Charlottetown angels…. The nurses of unit one at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. I recently spent five days in the surgical unit in a ward with four patients. Two of the patients were in their 90s, had broken their hips and had severe dementia. These patients were unable to care for themselves for even basic&ellipsis;Read the full post »
08:47 Unsettled weather pattern continues across PEI.. »peistormchaser
Sunday, December 10, 8:45am... Welcome to winter, at least to parts of the island!! A low pressure system developed off Cape Hattaras yesterday and moved NE and is now centered vicinity East Point, PEI. This system brought rain and snow … Continue reading
06:37 Daily Specials for Sunday, December 10, 2017 »Casa Mia Daily Specials

The Daily Specials at Casa Mia Restaurant for Sunday, December 10, 2017 are:

  • Casa Mia Skillet $13.99 Two eggs over easy, grilled ham and hollandaise on a bed of our signature maple hash.
  • sweet potato soup with focaccia bread $5.99

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

02:23 Darwin Award? »Island Musings
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-birmingham-42271150
00:23 Toronto FC win the MLS Cup! All of Toronto ought to be celebrating »John Cairns Blog
The big happening today was Toronto FC winning the MLS Cup today 2-0 over Seattle. It is the first time the Cup has been won by a team from Canada! It also avenges last year’s shootout defeat in the same stadium. Jozy Altidore scored the first goal and was the MVP. Now, my rant. I […]

Saturday December 9, 2017

23:58 Scan me please »Island Musings
If you have utilized the services of the major hospital here in Tiny land you will have experienced the attachment of a wristband with a barcode Also included is the patients name, date of birth and something else I don’t recall. Having just spent five days at the hospital I was a keen observer, not&ellipsis;Read the full post »
21:01 Souris by the Sea »justpictureit
photo - Souris by the Sea

I went beach glass picking with my son's girlfriend at this famous beach in Souris. People have walked this shore for years looking for glass that has washed up here. There is most likely a good reason for this but I do not know it. In the link, the spot on the top left picture beside the three little shops is where we were. The tide is in in the shot so there is no beach at the moment.

10:57 Rain/snow expected today and tomorrow across PEI.. »peistormchaser
Saturday, December 9th 7:00am.. A frontal system oriented NE-SW is located just off the east coast of NS this morning. Rainfall from this system has spread along the Atlantic coast of NS  and will slowly spread westward across the Maritimes … Continue reading

Friday December 8, 2017

22:01 Winter Hangout »justpictureit
photo - Winter Hangout

To the cats it seems to be winter. Since they are indoors so much they find time for all three of us to hang out. This studio room has lots of tables and two large windows.

14:24 AmberMac Holiday Guide LIVE (Tue 12 Dec @ Noon ET) »AmberMac
It’s that time of the year again, so be sure to tune in to my second annual AmberMac Holiday Guide on Facebook Live on Tuesday, December 12th at Noon ET. In addition to some fun seasonal tips, like a special Toys for Kids segment and a holiday cookie recipe, we’ve got some great giveaways of […]
14:00 #TheFeed: Student-Built Gifts, Olly the Robot, and FB’s Organic Reach »AmberMac
TF123: We have some student-built gift ideas from Tyler Irving from the University of Toronto’s Engineering Department, including a build-it-yourself robot kit, a revolutionary pressure cooker, and a first-of-its-kind universal hex key, all designed by U of T Engineering alumni and students. We also talk to GadgetMatch’s Michael Josh about Olly, the little home robot […]
10:31 Theft Suspect *Video* »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police Services are requesting the public's help in identifying the male depicted in the attached video. Anyone with information regarding the identity of this individual may contact police at 902-629-4172.
09:52 Daily Specials for Friday, December 8, 2017 »Casa Mia Daily Specials

The Daily Specials at Casa Mia Restaurant for Friday, December 8, 2017 are:

  • Spaghetti Arrabbiati $14.95 Spicy tomato basil sauce, garlic and pancetta
  • Italian Sandwich: Italian cold cuts, provolone cheese, tomato, romaine and honey mustard $13.95
  • Brocolli cheddar soup 5.99

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

09:06 Sunshine continues today across PEI.. »peistormchaser
Friday, December 8th 9:00am... High pressure will continue to give sunshine to the region this morning then things begin to change as we shift into a very stormy weather pattern for the next few weeks. Clouds will thicken up later … Continue reading

Thursday December 7, 2017

22:01 Unwritten »justpictureit
photo - Unwritten

I would like to have Astrid skills. She could certainly have made a pretty cool signature here.

20:01 Christmas in our Library »Aiken House & Gardens
17:27 Bad News Roundup for this Thursday »John Cairns Blog
I am at home, charging up my iPad in anticipation of important news I have to cover tonight (the Prime Minister is in the city for a Liberal campaign event, fresh off his China tour), so in the meantime here is a very brief Bad News Roundup. Lessee, what bad things are going on in […]
17:12 Community Notices »Women's Equality PEI
Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, December 7, 2017 New listings this week: 1) Anderson House Christmas Wish Program 2) Reminder – Deadline is Tomorrow – Poverty Reduction Strategy Advisory Council 3) For Non-Emergency Health Information, Think of 811 This Holiday Season 4) Voluntary Resource Centre Holiday Open House 5) Save […]
14:37 Fail to Comply with House Arrest Conditions - Charges Laid »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Following a complaint of failing to comply with House Arrest conditions, Charlottetown Police Services initiated an investigation which led to an Arrest Warrant being issued for Donald Ernest HARLEY (68). HARLEY was located on Wednesday and brought to the Provincial Correctional Center, he will remain in jail until his next court appearance.
13:44 Staying Safe in the Age of Cyberbullying »AmberMac
I recently worked with Telus to create a couple of videos on the subject of staying safe from cyberbullying. You’ll find both videos below (and on Facebook) and you can check out more tips to help keep your family and your community safer online at #TELUSWISE. 3 Offline Steps to Take to Stay Safe from […]
10:26 Theft suspect - *Video* »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police Services are requesting the public's help in identifying the male depicted in the attached video. Anyone with information regarding the identity of this individual may contact police at 902-629-4172.
10:16 Impaired Driver - Woman Arrested - Longworth Avenue »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police Services received a complaint at 11:25pm Wednesday night regarding an impaired driver in the area of Longworth Avenue and Pleasant Street. Police patrolled the area, located the suspect vehicle, and determined the operator of the vehicle was impaired. The accused female, a 52 year old female, was arrested for impaired driving, she had in excess of twice the legal amount of alcohol in her blood and will be appearing in Provincial Court at a later date. Charlottetown Police Services encourage the public to report any instances of impaired driving...Call 911.
09:53 Daily Specials for Thursday, December 7, 2017 »Casa Mia Daily Specials

The Daily Specials at Casa Mia Restaurant for Thursday, December 7, 2017 are:

  • Penne with pesto $14.95 With goat cheese and diced tomatoes
  • Marguerita Pizza - thin crust and delicious $12.95
  • Caprese Sandwich $13.95 Tomato, roasted peppers, fresh mozzarella, basil mayo, and caramelized onions
  • Roasted cauliflower soup with foccacia bread 5.99

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

Wednesday December 6, 2017

21:01 Letting Go »justpictureit
photo - Letting Go

This is a new to me building that I have not shown before. One of my favorite songs from the '70's:

15:54 Scam Alert – Maritime Electric Text Messages »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Maritime Electric have received inquiries from customers saying they received text messages from a number that claims to be Maritime Electric. The message advises the customer that they have received a refund and to click on a link to receive the refund. Maritime Electric advises that they do not conduct business in this manner and want to advise the public that this is a scam. Charlottetown Police wish to remind the public to use caution when dealing with service accounts and banking information, best practice is to call your service provider directly.
14:01 A Touch of White »Aiken House & Gardens
11:28 Rumsey & Co. published many Prince Edward Island Images »Straitpost - PEI Postcards
One of the longest-operated Canadian postcard firms, Toronto’s Rumsey and Co. Ltd. published a wide variety of P.E.I. images. For a brief history of the company and a catalogue of the firm’s P.E.I,. cards click below or on the Rumsey listing to the right of the page (desktop) or bottom (tablet & phone) Rumsey catalogue … Continue reading "Rumsey & Co. published many Prince Edward Island Images"
08:35 Rain, wind and mild conditions expected today across PEI.. »peistormchaser
Wednesday, Dec 6th 8:30am.. A warm front moved across the island yesterday evening which resulted in some rain and ice pellets. The associated cold front is now approaching from the west. This slow moving front has already spread rain across … Continue reading
06:27 Everyone Has a Part to Play in Preventing Violence Against Women / Tout le monde a un rôle à jouer pour prévenir la violence envers les femmes »Women's Equality PEI
Everyone Has a Part to Play in Preventing Violence Against Women La version française suit December 6, 2017 On December 6, 1989, fourteen women who were students at École Polytechnique in Montreal were murdered because they were women. In the days following the Montreal Massacre, vigils were held across Canada to remember the victims and […]

Tuesday December 5, 2017

21:11 Bad news from Southern California: Ventura County on fire »John Cairns Blog
This is positively scary. It seems a massive wildfire hit Ventura County today in Southern California, prompting evacuations and a lot of losses to fire. An upsetting situation to be sure. I had tuned in the live coverage online earlier today and it looks like it will take a long time for this to get […]
21:01 Land of the Birch »justpictureit
photo - Land of the Birch

The water in this shot reminded me of a birch tree. As for the song. I had to do it - a CDN classic camping song:

20:01 old rink »Pedaling PEI
19:29 Russia has been banned from the Winter Olympics for doping. Truly an “OMG” moment in the world of sports. »John Cairns Blog
Wow. We knew this was coming but this is a bombshell. The Winter Olympics without Russia. I guess Gary Bettman’s decision to keep the NHL players out of the 2018 Olympics was not so bad a call after all, eh? Who cares about the Olympic hockey tournament this year, folks?! Advertisements
15:38 Theft Suspect *Video* »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police Services are requesting the public's help in identifying the male depicted in the attached video. Anyone with information regarding the identity of this individual may contact police at 902-629-4172.
10:11 Daily Specials for Tuesday, December 5, 2017 »Casa Mia Daily Specials

The Daily Specials at Casa Mia Restaurant for Tuesday, December 5, 2017 are:

  • Chicken Vegetable Soup - $5.99
  • Marguerita Pizza - thin crust and delicious $12.95
  • Risotto Pescatore $ 14.95 Creamy Risotto with shrimp, scallops, haddock, garlic & Spinach
  • Roast Beef Sandwich - roasted in house w/ sauteed onions, mushrooms, peppers, smoked cheddar with a soup or salad. $13.95

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

09:48 Rain begins tonight across PEI.. »peistormchaser
Tuesday, December 5th 9:45am..  An area of high pressure centered over NB this morning will continue to drift NE across the island today giving some sunshine and light winds. Clouds will increase tonight as a slow moving trough of low … Continue reading
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