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Friday June 24, 2016

19:00 A Hologram for the King at Friday, June 24, 2016 at 7:00 »Tonight at City Cinema
Only 8 days left to see this film.

Rated: 14 Accompaniment (Language May Offend, Sexual Content)
Runs: 98 minutes
Director: Tom Tykwer
Country: UK
Starring: Tom Hanks, Ben Whishaw, Tom Skerritt, Sarita Choudhury

“There may be no opening sequence this year more exhilarating than the Talking Heads-inspired musical number that the director Tom Tykwer dreams up to introduce his gleaming take on Dave Eggers’s novel. Tom Hanks gives a terrific performance as Alan, a struggling, desperate American salesman of holographic software who travels to Saudi Arabia to broker a deal with the King, who wishes to expand his rapidly growing tech sector. While waiting for the King to appear, Alan and his team chat in often comical I.T. jargon and meet a few local characters - notably, his wisecracking Saudi driver and his doctor and love interest - who keep the ‘Godot’-like proceedings buoyant. The story, about Alan’s impending midlife crisis while he awaits the deal, offers a shaky, America-in-decline vibe as well as a technophobic undercurrent... The unusual tone and arresting visuals hold interest.” - Bruce Diones, The New Yorker

Advance Tickets ~ IMDB on Film ~

17:19 P.E.I. Earthship 2.0 »Journal-Pioneer Local
Off-grid home built with old tires being constructed in Hope River
17:03 Graduation: Surviving while finding our way »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
Regardless of the words they use, the message that comes out of high school graduation ceremonies at this time of year almost always boils down to something like this: “The future is yours.”
16:43 Veseys Seeds donates trees to help Fort McMurray teen replant city »The Guardian - Local News
Fort McMurray is going to look a little greener thanks to a 14-year-old girl and some trees from P.E.I. Caitlyn LePine wanted to bring some life back to Fort McMurray after a wildfire destroyed homes and burned trees around the city. To do that she reached out to Veseys Seeds in P.E.I. Veseys ...
15:10 City of Charlottetown to Host Tragically Hip Event »City of Charlottetown
2016-06-24 Iconic Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip didn't include an Atlantic
15:00 Serendipi-Tea and a Good Book »Rose Chintz Cottage
13:56 More ferry crossings added in Wood Islands after customer concerns »The Guardian - Local News
WOOD ISLANDS, PE - After consultations, NFL adding night sailing of MV Confederation ferry, plus offering earlier sailings on weekdays
13:55 UPDATE: Car sensors will help Charlottetown police in storefront crash »The Guardian - Local News
Computer chips all through modern cars can be read by crash-data software
13:27 Brexit “Leave” vote tanks the markets, claims David Cameron’s scalp »John Cairns Blog
So after the disastrous Brexit results came in I went to bed, but kept the iPad tuned to the BBC. So, when I inevitably woke up again in the middle of the night, it was just in time to tune in live to David Cameron resigning as Prime Minister — effective in three months.   I […]
13:18 The DEW Line, for Theatre »ruk.ca from peter rukavina

So I built myself this:

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It’s an early warning system for performances in The Guild theatre, which sits mere inches from my office. It uses this schedule-harvesting code to pull an iCalendar version of the theatre schedule, and then this PHP iCalendar parser to look for what’s playing next. It runs in on a Raspberry Pi browser, and sits at the end of my office.

So now I’m never caught unawares by heartfelt belting outs of of passionate musical theatre anthems.

12:55 Police move fast in Cornwall, P.E.I. last night to make drug arrest »The Guardian - Local News
Man, 19, selling drugs to teenagers, out of car in Cornwall Plaza
12:31 [NEWS] Some early Brexit reaction links »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)

  • Bloomberg notes the leaders of the other 27 member-state governments will be meeting soon to discuss their response, while China calls for calm.

  • In the blogosphere, Crooked Timber, Joe. My. God., Marginal Revolution and the Volokh Conspiracy react.

  • Bloomberg View calls for civil negotiations, and notes the need for EU reform.

  • MacLean's notes that the UK might well find itself staying anyway.

  • Open Democracy calls for a "reverse Greenland", allowing Scotland to stay after the United Kingdom leaves.

  • Charlie Stross mourns what will be happening to his country.

12:28 Out of control young woman spent last night in P.E.I. jail »The Guardian - Local News
Charlottetown police called to a disturbance in area of Westridge Crescent, later find drugs on suspect
12:11 Trees to celebrate P.E.I. immigration »The Guardian - Local News
Three citizenship ceremonies will celebrate 160 newcomers in next few days.
12:09 1916 – The Year the Great War Came to Summerside »Journal-Pioneer Living
Recruitment and Enlistment
11:45 GARY MACDOUGALL: Dreaming in slow motion »The Guardian - Opinion
Members of Terry Fox Trail Enhancement Group in Cornwall plan to turn trail into a leafy celebration of Mother Nature
11:41 RUSSELL WANGERSKY: Cue the CPP counterarguments »The Guardian - Opinion
When the provinces and the federal government announced they had reached a deal to expand the Canada Pension Plan, I knew there would be corporate pushback. And it didn’t take long in coming. Perrin Beatty, president of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, was out of the gate pretty darned ...
11:30 Victoria Park Playground Opens to the Public »City of Charlottetown
2016-06-24 The fences are down and the work is completed on the play structure near the
11:26 Clow murder case adjourned until October after new lawyer hired »The Guardian - Local News
The first-degree murder trial for a man accused of killing a woman in Pleasant Grove was adjourned today until October after he hired a new lawyer. Joel Clow made a brief appearance in P.E.I. Supreme Court where his case was held over until Oct. 21 to set a date for trial. The court heard Clow ...
11:24 TODD MACLEAN: A rollicking time in Dundas at Festival of Small Halls »The Guardian - Living
The Boxcar Boys and Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys keep the joint jumping
11:18 NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Bernier staking out his turf in race »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
On a day-to-day basis, few Parliament watchers pay attention to Levis-Lobtiniere MP Jacques Gourde. On the Hill, his main claim to fame is to have been the only Conservative from Quebec to not make the cut of Stephen Harper's last cabinet.
11:17 ‘Til Death Do Us Part »PEI History Guy
G’day there! Boy oh boy, do I ever have a good yarn for you this week. As is my custom, I was in the midst of trawling through issues of The Guardian, on the hunt for information regarding my intended subject. Instead, I found this and as soon as I read it…well, I just knew it was […]
11:12 ‘Annekenstein’ returns to The Guild in Charlottetown »The Guardian - Living
Sketch comedy show that ran for seven years and developed its own cult following is back after 19-year absence
11:10 CAPITAL BEAT: Don't bet the farm on senator resigning »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
Being acquitted in a court of law is one thing but it is much harder to overturn a verdict in the court of public opinion.
11:06 Legislation So Premier Can Drive Over Municipalities At His Pleasure, Dictator Of PEI »redlikeme.ca
PEI Fairy tale Premier Wade Maclauchlan has been extending his power to every reach of politics. New legislation allows the Cabinet to amalgamate Municipalities without any discussions. Looking more like a dictator every day. The decision for communities to amalgamate may no longer be left to municipal authorities under proposed legislative changes. The move would … Continue reading Legislation So Premier Can Drive Over Municipalities At His Pleasure, Dictator Of PEI
10:53 Abandoned Irish cemetery - New Brunswick »nathan rochford:blog


Abandoned Irish cemetery - New Brunswick

10:50 THE GREEN FILE: Some vegetables perform better in cool weather »Journal-Pioneer Living
Can you imagine yourself picking a wonderful harvest of food this summer and fall? If so, this weekend would be a very good time to act.
10:26 Charlottetown man surrenders guns »The Guardian - Local News
William James Huestis, 30, who was charged after confrontations with snowmobilers, has charges stopped
10:19 “Things” I won’t learn on the Internet anymore.. »I Used to be on TV (Jeff Hutcheson)
As of this writing, I can tell you I’m more than overwhelmed at how many of you are out there taking my blog for a test drive. Over 190,000 views in under three weeks and almost 650 of you have taken the time to comment. Some have written short one line well wishes, while others … Continue reading "“Things” I won’t learn on the Internet anymore.."
10:09 Dr. Gifford Jones' medical column past due date? »The Guardian - Opinion
Dr. Gifford Jones in his column asked readers what they thought of 42,000 addicts taking a daily dose of methadone at free clinics and he supported many ignorant replies. However one good reply said punishing drug addicts is outdated theory and punishment should be doled out to doctors who ...
09:59 Bill C-14: Contradictory message »The Guardian - Opinion
On Friday, June 17, the Canadian Senate approved the Liberal government’s final version of Bill C-14, which states the criteria for the circumstances in which Canadians can be legally assisted to kill themselves, or be euthanized. This bill does not protect those experiencing mental illness ...
09:44 Controlled Drugs and Substances Act »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
On Thursday, June 23rd 2016 Charlottetown Police Services responded to a report of an out of control female in the area of Westridge Crescent. Members located and identified the subject of complaint who also had a warrant for her arrest. As a result of the arrest, police located a number of controlled substances in the females position. The female, a 20 year old Charlottetown resident was lodged at the Provincial Correctional Centre for the night and will appear before the court on Friday, June 24th.
09:23 Assault »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
On Thursday, June 23rd 2016 Charlottetown Police Services responded to a report of a domestic dispute. Police responded and conducted an investigation which resulted in a 26 year old Charlottetown man being arrested. The man was charged with assault, mischief (damage to property) and failing to comply with probation. The man will appear in Provincial Court on August 25th to answer to the charges.
09:22 CPP reforms a hot potato »The Guardian - Opinion
This week’s agreement between federal and provincial finance ministers has produced widely differing opinions. There doesn’t seem to be any common ground. Which is odd, because the agreement in principle to revamp the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) is a compromise that treads very carefully down the ...
09:17 Traffic Collision »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
On Thursday, June 23rd 2016 CPS, CFD and EMS responded to a business on Capital Drive where a vehicle had been driven through the front window. The initial investigation found the driver lost control while attempting to park. Only minor injuries were sustained by the involved parties. The vehicle was towed from the scene to have the crash data analysis performed.
09:06 An ugly truth behind CPP »The Guardian - Opinion
Phillip Cross, a senior at Macdonald Laurier, wrote an article about the ugly truth behind the reason to raise the Canada Pension Plan.The private sector in Canada is expected allow the Canada Pension Plan to pay the unfunded portion of public service pensions. The federal government can change ...
08:38 [PHOTO] Harbord Fish & Chips »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Harbord Fish & Chips #toronto #harbordstreet #restaurants #ttc #94wellesley


I took this picture of Harbord Fish & Chips standing in the aisle of the eastbound 94 Wellesley bus. I really should try this place.
08:27 Bear spray used to assault driver taking P.E.I. woman to get methadone »Journal-Pioneer Local
Bethany Lynn Trainor sentenced to 135 days in jail after pleading guilty to seven charges
08:24 Sunny weekend ahead for PEI.. »peistormchaser
Friday June 24th 8:25am.. A weakening trough of low pressure oriented NE-SW is currently crossing the island and is giving some shower activity. This feature will move east today allowing an area of high pressure to build in from the … Continue reading
08:24 P.E.I. Senator keeps up pressure against Confederation Bridge tolls »Journal-Pioneer Local
Percy Downe speaks to Rotary Club about making tolls an election issue
07:56 Benefit tonight for P.E.I. man crushed under  mini-home »The Guardian - Local News
Leo MacKenzie working under home May 23 when it came crashing down, pinning him
07:14 Stephen Harper Senators Take Their Turn Kicking Senator Duffy Around, Hypocrites Indeed »redlikeme.ca
The Duffy coda: The hypocrites hit back What part of ‘acquitted of all charges’ don’t these people understand? By   Michael Harris   The Harper Conservatives never did have much for use for judges who didn’t see things their way. We can now add Justice Charles Vaillancourt’s name to the list. Remember Stephen Harper’s attack … Continue reading Stephen Harper Senators Take Their Turn Kicking Senator Duffy Around, Hypocrites Indeed
07:13 Bear spray used to assault driver taking P.E.I. woman to get methadone »The Guardian - Local News
Bethany Lynn Trainor sentenced to 135 days in jail after pleading guilty to seven charges
07:01 P.E.I. Senator keeps up pressure against Confederation Bridge tolls »The Guardian - Local News
Percy Downe speaks to Rotary Club of Hillsborough about making it election issue
07:00 Bravo to Britian - adios European Union (59 Words) »PEIinfo.ca | New Topics
Best news in months - only the region of Londonistan voted to stay.
All the long faces at the CBC and their lefty sadness and their reporting tone - how about just reporting the news and leave the left leaning spin alone.
Fuck globalism, fuck the E.U., Screw Cameron and Boris way to go citizens of England !!!!...
02:05 The U.K. has voted to Leave. On the markets all heck has broken loose »John Cairns Blog
The votes are in and these fools, I mean voters in the UK have voted Leave. I am still trying to lift my jaw off the floor about this.  I fully expect to spend all day tomorrow watching stock market crash coverage on the news channels. Already the Pound is in the tank to its […]
02:00 BIBLE FACTS COLUMN: Book of Romans study - First fact, God exists »Journal-Pioneer Living
"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness." (Romans 1:18)The first thing about the Gospel that we encounter in the Book of Romans is its need - in light of what God is like (and what we are like). And ...
02:00 DiverseCity celebrates 10 years on P.E.I. this weekend »Journal-Pioneer Living
Returning to Summerside July 24 during Lobster Festival
02:00 Province continues to provide funding for bus service »Journal-Pioneer Business
The provincial government will continue to provide operational funding for Trius Transit's County Line Transit Service between Summerside and Charlottetown.
00:00 Get Your Summer Read On »Government of Prince Edward top news stories
Island public libraries will be kicking off the TD Summer Reading Club with special events on Saturday, June 25.'Studies show that children who keep reading throughout the summer do better when they return to school in the fall,' said Education, Early Learning and Culture Minister Doug Currie. 'Visiting a local library branch is an easy way for families to encourage a love of reading, through programs like the TD Summer Reading Club.'On June 25,...
00:00 Minister McIsaac pleased with progress at Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers Meeting »Government of Prince Edward top news stories
This week the Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers met in St. Andrews, New Brunswick to discuss common priorities across all Canadian jurisdictions including marine conservation, a process to review the Fisheries Act, market access for Canadian fish and seafood, responsible aquaculture development and aquatic invasive species.'I was pleased to see the progress made at this week's meetings in New Brunswick. It is a beneficial experience...
00:00 Province to provide tree saplings to new citizens »Government of Prince Edward top news stories
Next week, approximately 160 individuals from 34 countries around the world will take their Oath of Citizenship and be sworn in as new Canadians during upcoming citizenship ceremonies. As a special congratulatory memento, the Government of Prince Edward Island, through the Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning will present each new citizen with a tree sapling. The young tree memento represents hope for each new Islander and the wish that...
00:00 Startup Zone Celebrates Official Opening »Government of Prince Edward top news stories
There is a buzz of excitement on the corner of Water and Queen Street in Charlottetown and it's coming from the newly created Startup Zone. The bright, open-concept work space was designed to promote entrepreneurial risk-taking and bold ideas, all in an environment that fosters a community and networking culture.Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic...

Thursday June 23, 2016

23:43 [MUSIC] Eurythmics, "English Summer" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)


This song, the first track on the Eurythmics' debut album In the Garden, has been rattling around in my head for what I sure are Brexit-related reasons.

Child in the distance
A memory untamed
Family connections
There's a mess in the kitchen
All messages received
Always a quick reply
The mood the afternoon
Another change of light

There's nothing like an English summer

The telephone is good
So wonderful and true
We need the time to think
Everyone's listening
Another change of light
The underlying truth
Request to pack it in
No solutions


What now?
23:00 Souris »Pedaling PEI
22:40 Jeb takes top class at CDP in photo finish »The Guardian - Sports
Jeb won the Thursday feature in a dramatic stretch drive that had to be determined by a photo finish Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park (CDP). Driven by Jason Hughes, Jeb came flying on the outside through the lane to clip Eagle Jolt (Marc Campbell) and Starcastic (Ron Matheson) on ...
22:40 Jeb takes top class at CDP in photo finish »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Jeb won the Thursday feature in a dramatic stretch drive that had to be determined by a photo finish Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park (CDP). Driven by Jason Hughes, Jeb came flying on the outside through the lane to clip Eagle Jolt (Marc Campbell) and Starcastic (Ron Matheson) on ...
21:56 Island high schools honour their very best »The Guardian - Local News
Nine Prince Edward Island schools held graduation ceremonies Thursday. Bluefield High School, pictured, handed out diplomas last night at the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre at UPEI, where Colonel Gray High School had held convocation earlier in the day.From left, are Shelby Lynne Dalziel, Breia ...
21:46 DOWN THE BACKSTRETCH: Seeking to be Maritimes’ best »The Guardian - Sports
Driving championship set for Saturday at CDP
21:38 76ers take Ben Simmons first overall at NBA draft »The Guardian - Sports
Lakers choose Duke's Brandon Ingram second
21:38 76ers take Ben Simmons first overall at NBA draft »Journal-Pioneer Sports
The Philadelphia 76ers have selected LSU forward Ben Simmons with the first overall pick at the NBA draft. The Toronto Raptors have the ninth and 27th picks in the first round.
21:38 UPDATE: 76ers take Ben Simmons first overall at NBA draft »The Guardian - Sports
Lakers choose Duke's Brandon Ingram second
21:38 UPDATE: 76ers take Ben Simmons first overall at NBA draft »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Lakers choose Duke's Brandon Ingram second
21:34 TOSH's big night »Journal-Pioneer Local
SUMMERSIDE – The Three Oaks Senior High School (TOSH) graduating class of 2016 took its first official step into adulthood Thursday night.
21:26 Bergevin insists he's not shopping Subban, but says he's received calls »The Guardian - Sports
Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin insists he's not shopping P.K. Subban. Bergevin sought to quiet speculation about his star defenceman following comments made on Friday by Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning, who said he inquired on Subban. “It's not even listening to offers is I'm ...
21:26 Bergevin insists he's not shopping Subban, but says he's received calls »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin insists he's not shopping P.K. Subban. Bergevin sought to quiet speculation about his star defenceman following comments made on Friday by Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning, who said he inquired on Subban. “It's not even listening to offers is I'm ...
21:10 Island tradition has something for everyone »The Guardian - Local News
Old Home Week is just seven weeks away
21:05 Charlottetown 'needs to understand and accept' its sex culture »The Guardian - Local News
Local artist organizes 'SEXperience' for tonight
21:00 Still Wheelin' »justpictureit
photo - Still Wheelin'

Still Wheelin' is the name of the fishing boat that I saw this week on my vacationing friend's last day. It was spent at the beach of course. We toured the east from Wood Islands to Murray River and all the beaches in between. You may have heard the song Let Me Fish of Cape St Marys or maybe you haven't. Anyway, to me this is the very best version. It is definitely best with good speakers.

20:23 [URBAN NOTE] "What TTC Rapid Transit Could Look Like in 2035" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)


blogTO shared Rantwiki's post in r/Toronto imagining the mass transit map of Torono in just under two decades, if all works well.

It may not feel like it right now, but Toronto's rapid transit infrastructure is in the midst of major expansion. For all the fantasy maps we love to drool over, a look at the projects currently on the books, reveals a significantly different transit system by 2025.

But what if we looked forward another decade? If we fantasize just a little about projects that have been tabled (though not necessarily funded), the map gets rather dense with transit lines. If the city could get its act together and prioritize expansion, the Eglinton Crosstown might be extended in either direction and the Relief Line might finally become a reality.

TTC map 2035Add the already funded Finch West LRT and the Sheppard East LRT, and you have yourselves a TTC map that befits a city with a rapidly growing population. And bear in mind that this vision for 2035 doesn't include the East Bayfront LRT or SmartTrack, both of which have been considered serious candidates for expansion planning.
20:09 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS »Journal-Pioneer Living
See more Community Happenings listings in Events section at the bottom of the right-hand column of this page.
17:56 East coast guide raves about Codroy Valley birding experience »The Guardian - Living
The Codroy Valley is a bird watcher's paradise.
17:56 East coast guide raves about Codroy Valley birding experience »Journal-Pioneer Living
The Codroy Valley is a bird watcher's paradise.
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