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Tuesday January 17, 2017

12:32 [ISL] "Rustico priest had first automobile in Canada 150 years ago" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
The Guardian of Charlottetown's Mitch McConnell writes about how 19th century Rustico priest George Belcourt, a leader in the Island's Acadian community, was the first owner of an automobile in all Canada in the 1860s.

Although few Prince Edward Islanders are aware of it, the wheels of Canadian automobile history first began rolling a little over 150 years ago in P.E.I.

The little-known piece of Canadian history was celebrated recently at the Farmers’ Bank of Rustico Museum during a ceremony put on by the P.E.I. Antique Car Club and the National Association of Automobile Clubs.

December marked the 150th anniversary of the first automobile arriving in Canada, before the country was even officially formed, a steam-powered carriage that was imported by Father George A. Belcourt.

Rudy Croken, president of the P.E.I. Antique Car Club, said many already know Belcourt due to his “spectacular” work as a missionary.

“But his contribution to Canadian automobile history is every bit as spectacular,” said Croken. “He was the first person to have an automobile. To think the automobile history in Canada started in this very area is astounding, and that’s what Father Belcourt did.”

Croken said Belcourt purchased the car for about $300, equivalent to about $5,000 today, from a manufacturer in Bayonne, N.J.

In 2014, I shared 2013 photo from a South Rustico museum dedicated to Belcourt and his community.
12:25 [BLOG] Some Tuesday links »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)

  • The Broadside Blog's Caitlin Kelly calls on journalists to stand up to Trump.

  • Centauri Dreams looks at exocomets.

  • Language Log shares an ad from the 1920s using the most vintage language imaginable.

  • Lawyers, Guns and Money talks about globalization as a mechanism for concentrating wealth at the top of the elite.

  • The LRB Blog talks about the ghosts of the Cold War in the contemporary world.

  • Marginal Revolution's Tyler Cowen argues that Germany has its own responsibility in transatlantic relations.

  • The New APPS Blog looks at the importance of administrative law.

  • The NYRB Daily celebrates John Berger.

  • Savage Minds proposes a read-in of Michel Foucault in protest of Trump's inauguration on the 20th.

  • Towleroad reports on the latest statistics on the proportions of LGBT people in the United States.

  • Window on Eurasia looks at the continuing depopulation of the Russian Far East and examines the shift to indigenous naming practices in Kyrgyzstan.

12:25 REMINDER: City Seeks Public Input on 2017 Budget »City of Charlottetown
2017-01-17 This is the final month for the public to provide input to the City of Charlottetown's Finance
09:58 Daily Specials for Tuesday, January 17, 2017 »Casa Mia Daily Specials

The Daily Specials at Casa Mia Restaurant for Tuesday, January 17, 2017 are:

  • Fettuccini Verdi-Chicken, Spinach, Goat Cheese, light Pesto with soup or salad $14.95
  • Ravioli-filled with ricotta, mascarpone and mozza in a tomato basil sauce $14.95
  • Chicken Parmesan Sandwich $13.95 Homemade chicken parmesan on a toasted baguette with a small ceasar
  • Pasta To Go-Choose your pasta (Penne, Spaghetti, Fettuccini), choose your sauce (Meat, Alfredo, Rosato $9.95

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

09:10 Charlottetown Celebrates Heritage Day with Heritage Awards and Exhibit »City of Charlottetown
2017-01-17 Canada turns 150 this year and the City of Charlottetown is paying tribute to this important birthday
09:02 [PHOTO] Marshes of the Cataraqui, Kingston »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Seated on the second level of the Megabus as it drove east through the Ontario countryside in the afternoon, I got great views but relatively few good pictures. The kind of speed that the Megabus travels at makes good photography shot en passing difficult. Easily the best I could take was as we were leaving Kingston, Ontario</u>, the only stop on the Megabus' route between Toronto and Montréal. The marshes along the upper Cataraqui River were perfect for my purposes, a homogeneous brown foreground against the more complex skyline of the forests in the background.

Marshes of the Cataraqui (1)

Marshes of the Cataraqui (2)

Marshes of the Cataraqui (3)
08:35 Short trailer filmed in PEI »Goats' Notes
08:32 Auditor General E Gaming Special Audit, More Questions Than Answers Part 2 ; Exclusive »
Redlikeme was the first to question the AG at her press conference. Ms. MacAdam made it clear she was not provided the information nor resources by government.  “Then why not use your powers to get it”, I asked? RBMAC private investigators that broke the egaming story public that caused Ghiz to resign has follow up … Continue reading Auditor General E Gaming Special Audit, More Questions Than Answers Part 2 ; Exclusive