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Friday April 29, 2016

19:00 The Messenger at Friday, April 29, 2016 at 7:00 »Tonight at City Cinema
Only 3 days left to see this film.

Rated: General
Runs: 90 minutes
Director: Su Rynard
Country: Canada

"Awe and hard science share center stage in The Messenger, a wide-ranging study of songbirds' dwindling numbers and the people who are working to protect them. Traveling the world to spotlight challenges and solutions, filmmaker Su Rynard never loses sight of the winged tunesters' sheer beauty, or their emotional and symbolic pull as perceived intermediaries between the earthly and spiritual... Rynard's film posits that songbirds, which account for half the planet's birds, are, collectively, the canary in the coal mine of the planetary ecosystem: Their decline is a signal of conditions that will affect us all. The director visits with ornithologists, biologists and ecologists who study migratory patterns, track populations and pinpoint growing threats: light and noise pollution, habitat destruction, climate change, the blanket use of insecticides, and - news that some cat people might not want to hear - species-devastating predation by outdoor domestic felines. Rynard makes a point, too, of showing how activism and increased awareness have led to policies and practices that benefit the delicate creatures... The topics Rynard covers are as far-ranging as Mao Tse-tung's disastrous campaign against tree sparrows and a young German DJ's incorporation of birdsong in his techno compositions... Bolstering the doc's central argument, that a world without songbirds would be a greatly diminished one, are the loving images of warblers, grosbeaks and their cousins. Cinematographers Daniel Grant and Amar Arhab showcase individuals at rest, in super-macro shots, as well as in flight. The doc's stunning slo-mo footage of midair locomotion emphasizes these messengers' grace and mystery." - Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter

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01:10 Island Storm prepares for two big final games as playoffs loom »The Guardian - Sports
Heartache and trouble have nothing on the Island Storm’s 2015-16 campaign. Once one of the better National Basketball League of Canada teams, the Storm has floundered in the Atlantic Division much of the season. CLICK HERE TO SEE ISLAND STORM SCORING LEADERS And there’s nothing different today ...
01:04 Down the Backstretch: Barrieau doesn't have enough wins to compete »The Guardian - Sports
The field is set for the 2016 Atlantic Regional Driver’s Championship in June at the Charlottetown Driving Park but Canada’s leading percentage driver, and former event winner, is not part of it. CLICK HERE FOR NICK'S PICKS A group of eight drivers from the three Maritime provinces will face ...
00:57 [MUSIC] Some thoughts on the legacies of Prince »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Even a week later, it's still hard for me to understand that Prince is dead. The idea of such a talented person no longer being around is something I should be used to, this the year that David Bowie died, but I'm not used to it. I don't think I should. The man's skill, as a songwriter and a musician, is astounding.
Dangerous Minds' Christopher Bickel linked to this 1985 punk version of "When Doves Cry", "When Doves Scream", noting how Prince could do whatever he wanted and at least make it interesting.

I love "When Doves Cry", remembering the first time I saw the video on MuchMusic, and of course own the genius Purple Rain album on CD. My first significant encounter with Prince was probably in 1989, with the soundtrack album for that year's Batman. Joker's trashing of the Gotham Museum would never have been so effective without "Partyman" playing on his lackeys' boomboxes.

And there's his influence on others. "Why Should I Love You?", a collaboration with Kate Bush (if, apparently, a fraught one), is one of my favourite songs off of her 1993 album The Red Shoes.

The music of Prince is something I've always enjoyed. That the genius behind the music is gone just seems wrong. We were lucky to have had him, but I still think we were unlucky that he could not stay longer.
00:33 Another year of work on P.E.I. for Olive Crane »The Guardian - Local News
Minister Richard Brown says renewing government contract of former PC party leader is not a patronage appointment

Thursday April 28, 2016

22:24 UPEI bent on summer lockout: faculty association »The Guardian - Local News
University requests the appointment of a conciliator, says it is ‘making every reasonable effort’ to conclude an agreement
21:12 Issue amalgamation raised in legislature »The Guardian - Local News
Several communities have addressed the issue in recent years, including seven in the Montague area
21:06 Home renovation program accepting applications »The Guardian - Local News
“This year, government will provide grants of $1.35 million, an increase of $250,000”
21:01 Old stack of wax could be valuable »The Guardian - Local News
Collection of 4,000 vinyl record albums bought at an auction
21:00 Canoe Friday »justpictureit
photo - Canoe Friday

A clear optical illusion as I am not lying on my belly to take this shot. I am walking uphill. Found a French jazz singer, Zaz of Montmartre, I really like:

20:55 UPEI faculty file unfair labour practice complaint »The Guardian - Local News
The University of Prince Edward Island Faculty Association has filed an unfair labour practice complaint with the Prince Edward Island labour relations board. The faculty association is alleging the UPEI Board of Governors has engaged in bad faith bargaining. The faculty association and the ...
20:47 [URBAN NOTE] "Neighbourhood Watch": Asma Malik of The Walrus on neighbourhood sousveillance »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
In The Walrus, Asmaa Malik writes about how a Facebook group that she joined on moving to her new neighbourhood managed to disabuse her of the idea that racism in Canada was confined to Québec.

Before I moved to the east end, I joined two east-end Facebook groups. One was public and the other was not. I joined the invite-only “Pocket” community group hoping to learn more about the area and the people who share my streets, my grocery store and my subway station. The neighbourhood borders my own and is defined by its closed-loop streets that end at the ttc streetcar yard. It is located within the economically and ethnically diverse Blake-Jones corridor, and in 2012, Toronto Life listed the Pocket as one of the city’s ten hottest real-estate neighbourhoods. The volunteer-run community group is known for its work to beautify the local park and to rename an alley after the late street musician and long-time mayoral candidate, Ben Kerr. It organizes several events for residents, including movie nights for charity and block parties.

When I first joined the Pocket group, I was pleased to get useful insider information about local daycares and eavestrough-repair services. The tone of the comments on the Facebook group seemed friendly and appeared to come from well-meaning neighbours who took pride in their community.

[. . .]

On a sun-dappled summer afternoon, a member of the Pocket Facebook group posted photos of black teenagers biking on a residential street as a warning, saying that she had seem them “snooping” into private laneways and pegging them as potential suspects for a recent bike theft. As I read the comments below the pictures, I was alarmed to find that a majority of Facebook group members appreciated her alert.

Again, the assumptions about the membership of the Facebook group were evident. The poster and her supporters were not concerned about the potential consequences of uploading photos of teenagers without parental consent. Implicitly, the move pre-supposed that the parents couldn’t possibly have been members of the group. These youth were black and allegedly up to no good. Never mind that the teenagers were not guilty of doing anything but being teenagers. What was worse, the Pocket Facebook group membership included a local community police officer, who now had access to images of these targeted teens.

My earlier misgivings about the nature of the neighbourhood group quickly returned. Under the neighbourly chatter, the local recommendations and friendly swaps, lay a layer of racial assumptions, coded messaging and micro-aggressions ready to be expressed but later vehemently denied at the first provocation.
19:47 Vipers fall to 1-2 »The Guardian - Sports
Kensington looking to make adjustments for round-robin finale at Don Johnson Memorial Cup
19:47 Vipers fall to 1-2 »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Kensington looking to make adjustments for round-robin finale at Don Johnson Memorial Cup
18:37 P.E.I. drops opening game »Journal-Pioneer Sports
At Gatorade Excellence Challenge
17:45 Community Notices »Women's Equality PEI
Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, April 28, 2016 New listings this week: 1) Calls to Action: Facilitated Planning 2) Gluten-Free Fair in Summerside 3) Public Meeting and Discussion in Charlottetown – Refugees Welcome Here! 4) Come Join Our Team – PEI 4-H 5) The Welcome Project Donation Centre Closes on […]
17:31 P.E.I. Home Renovation Programs now accepting applications »Journal-Pioneer Local
Applications for the P.E.I. Home Renovation Programs (PEIHRP) are now being accepted for both the renovation program and the renovation program for persons with disabilities.
17:17 BIG Hearts fundraiser goes May 14 at Veterans Convention Centre  »Journal-Pioneer Local
It is a fun night of food, music and dancing aimed at raising money to support the work of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of P.E.I.
16:59 It’s high time to legalize marijuana »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
The federal government is pushing ahead with plans to legalize marijuana and not before time. Health Minister Jane Philpott certainly didn’t play down the controversial announcement.
16:50 Red Wings capture Karia Bernard Memorial Trophy »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Lennox Island league hands out awards
16:47 Repatriating my Sounds » from peter rukavina

I posted my first sound to SoundCloud in October 2007, about a month after the service launched. That first track — a bootleg recording of a Garnet Rogers concert at the Trailside in Mount Stewart, has internal track ID of 488; the last track I posted, of Oliver’s birthday greeting to me earlier this month, has a track ID of 257472209, meaning that 257 million tracks have been posted in the intervening 9 years. That’s a lot of sound.

I joined SoundCloud on the strength of having heard co-founders Alexander Ljung and Eric Wahlforss at the reboot conference in Copenhagen; they were interesting polymaths and I reasoned that anything they would launch would be similarly interesting. It didn’t hurt that I was working with Plazes at the time, and Plazes and SoundCloud inhabited the same Berlin neighbourhood, both geographically and spiritually.

And I love sound; I’m a collector of sorts. I’ll record a waterfall here, record a podcast there. SoundCloud was a piece of enabling infrastructure for that: before it was widely possible to post easily-playable sound online, SoundCloud made upload-and-share easy. I’m not exactly, a prolific collector: I’ve only posted 155 sounds of 9 years. But I’m nothing if not a diverse collector: I’ve gathered the sound of my parents cold-room door opening (before they moved house), of a café in Tokyo, music hacks with The Island Hymn, saxophones on Victoria Row, a Bruce Guthro bootleg, and myriad CBC Radio interviews.

When my yearly invoice for SoundCloud Pro Unlimited arrived early this month, though, for $115/year, I decided that it was time to repatriate my sound, to get it out of SoundCloud and into the same Drupal content management system I use to manage everything else I produce online.

A lot has changed since SoundCloud launched: it’s become much easier, via HTML5, to host and serve audio to the browser, and there are lots of JavaScript libraries that make this even easier, libraries that integrate well with Drupal. And SoundCloud itself has evolved, narrowed and professionalized its focus, and entering the same marketplace as Spotify, Google Play and Apple Music. It didn’t feel like the right home for my sound hacking anymore.

So I wrote a script to use the SoundCloud API — always and still one of the greatest features of the site – to pull metadata and media files for all the sounds I’ve uploaded to SoundCloud over the years (what a motley collection these media files were: WAV, MP3, AMR, M4A). I converted all of the audio to MP3 (which is now playable directly in all modern browsers), created a Drupal content type, and imported each sound’s metadata. And so on the end of all the links to sounds above you’ll find their repatriated versions.

There’s a reverse chronological list of all the sounds here, and sounds are also integrated into lists of related posts, like this one for Tokyo, elevating sound from something I stash elsewhere to “first level content,” so to speak.

I wish SoundCloud all the best, and I feel bad about leaving after such a long run; it continues to be the most interesting place for sound, and there’s nothing like sticking a keyword in the search — banjo punk, for example — and letting it role. There’s no better way to let new sound wash over you.

I’ve still got some SoundCloud embeds to update in archival posts around the blog, so there will be a transition period. And I’m not closing my SoundCloud account, just cutting it off at the un-unlimited knees, so links out there will continue to work.

16:47 [URBAN NOTE] "High Park cherry blossoms at risk due to cool spring" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
blogTO noted that this year, the cherry blossoms are likely to bloom somewhat late, between the 5th and the 12th of May. CBC reports that the cool and erratic spring is likely to threaten the blossoms.

High Park's beautiful cherry blossoms will bloom late this year, if at all, according to one expert.

Jennifer Halpern, an outreach co-ordinator at the High Park Nature Centre, told CBC Radio's Metro Morning that the cold spring is to blame for the delay.

"Because of the mild winter weather and the cool spring now, we're feeling very certain that we're not going to have such a full show of the cherry blossoms," Halpern said.

She continued by saying many of the buds could turn directly into leaves instead of flowers and there could be far fewer blossoms this year.

"What we are seeing now is the buds are staying very tight. The tips have turned to green, but some of them have not widened, and instead they have elongated, and that's how we know they are turning to leaf."
16:46 P.E.I. MLA wants higher wages before government increases fees »The Guardian - Local News
P.E.I.’s wages should get in line with those in the region before the government raises its fees, says Morell-Mermaid MLA Sidney MacEwen. MacEwen raised the issue during Thursday’s question period where he said in 2015 the average weekly earnings in P.E.I. were the lowest in the country. “Why ...
16:46 Provincial government leasing out publicly-owned Mill River properties »Journal-Pioneer Local
The Prince Edward Island government has entered into a one year lease agreement with a private company to take over management of the Mill River golf course, fun park, and campground.
16:44 [URBAN NOTE] "Toronto library workers say they’re heading for strike" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Metro Toronto reports.

More than 2,000 library workers will strike Monday, shutting Toronto's 100 branches, unless the city gets serious about negotiating a new contract, their union says.

With a strike or lockout possible at midnight Sunday, talks are at a “crisis point,” Maureen O'Reilly, president of CUPE Local 4948, told reporters Wednesday.

“I am extremely concerned about the state of negotiations right now,” O'Reilly said, and if they don't improve library staff will be on picket lines Monday instead of opening branches.

A settlement is still possible, she said, but the city is offering nothing to address the “crisis” of precarious work. Fifty per cent of the membership works part-time under unstable working conditions.
16:42 Mill River golf course leased to former Labatt president »The Guardian - Local News
Province inks a one-year deal with Don McDougall’s private company, MRRI, to operate golf course, fun park and campground in West Prince
16:42 Mill River golf course leased to former Labatt president  »The Guardian - Local News
The man responsible for bringing the Blue Jays to Toronto has entered a one-year agreement with the province of P.E.I. to lease the Mill River golf course, fun park and campground. Don McDougall’s private company MRRI has signed the one-year lease agreement, which will see the province ...
16:41 [URBAN NOTE] "The Bloor Bike Lanes Pilot Should Be a Council No-Brainer. Here’s Why It’s Not." »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Torontoist's Daren Foster writes about the controversy behind bike lanes on Bloor Street West.

In his closing remarks on the proposed Bloor Street bike lane pilot project on April 25, Public Works and Infrastructure Committee member and Councillor Stephen Holyday (Ward 3, Etobicoke Centre) suggested that cycling advocates were “trying to build a wall” around downtown—to keep certain people out, I guess. People like Councillor Holyday, who clearly wasn’t on board with the proposal.

As a fortification, might I suggest, this wall has been something of a bust. A tunnel burrows right beneath it, bringing undesirables from all four corners of the city directly within its confines every three to five minutes during peak times. It’s so porous that it can’t even keep the likes of Holyday from a successful incursion to set up shop right in the heart of things at Queen and Bay.

There really should have been little to no debate about this 2.5 kilometre bike lane pilot project running along Bloor Street West from Shaw Street to Avenue Road. It had overwhelming support from local residents and businesses. The two city councillors representing the wards the project would run through, Joe Cressy and Mike Layton (Ward 19 and 20, the Trinity-Spadinas), were big proponents. This should have been a slam dunk.

But that’s not how things work here, not in Toronto, not for more than five years now. Change, especially when it comes to allocating road space, must always be challenged, contested. Drivers’ time is the most valuable time. A three- or six-minute delay while behind the wheel of a car is like 45 minutes stuck on a bus. You just don’t mess around with drivers and their cars without expecting serious pushback.

That driving might not even be negatively affected, as study after study shows of places that have provided more room to other road users, did not faze pro-car skeptics. The most succinctly dismissive was former chief of staff for Rob Ford, Mark Towhey. When confronted on social media with this possibility, he simply and succinctly responded, “Bullshit”.
16:39 [URBAN NOTE] "When Haileybury burned, Toronto sent streetcars" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Spacing Toronto's Chris Bateman shows how Toronto's surplus streetcars helped save the survivors of a fire-wrecked northern Ontario town in the 1920s.

The town of Haileybury sits on the shore of Lake Timiskaming, a serpentine body of water on the northern reaches of the Ottawa River that marks the border between Ontario and Quebec. From the town’s little main street, it’s almost two hours drive south to North Bay, and another hour to Sudbury.

Today, Haileybury is a picturesque if unremarkable community that amalgamated with the nearby towns of New Liskeard and Dymond to make Temiskaming Shores in 2004. But in 1922, the entire town of several thousand people was reduced to rubble and ashes—burned to the ground by a ferocious wildfire that still ranks among Canada’s most severe natural disasters.

“It is the worst disaster that has yet overtaken Northern Ontario,” Globe reporter Frank Phillips told a stunned province on October 6, 1922.

“Outstanding is the destruction of Haileybury. Where the county town of Timiskaming stood looking over the blue shores of the lake—a community of fine homes and splendid public buildings—there is now nothing but a waste of charred ruins.”

Whipped by 96 km/h winds, the fire blasted through the town in the early afternoon. Around 3:30 p.m., a general alarm was raised when the flames leapt across the town’s rail tracks. Within minutes, the entire business section of the city and the cathedral were alight.
16:35 [URBAN NOTE] "TTC chair says Bombardier aid would be a ‘slap in the face’ to Toronto" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
The Globe and Mail's Oliver Moore reports on rumblings from Toronto city council that funding for Bombardier would be inappropriate given that company's delays.

Government aid for Bombardier would be “a slap in the face” for Toronto, unless the company can first sort out problems bedevilling the streetcars it is building for the city, Toronto Transit Commission chair Josh Colle said.

Mr. Colle said Wednesday that he wants to see tangible change from the company, not just promises that it will do better, before Ottawa seriously considers opening its purse strings.

The Montreal-based firm is angling for $1-billion in federal support to help its troubled aerospace division and its C Series jet program. The two sides remain in talks, and it’s not clear how close they are to a deal. At the same time, the company’s rail division has fallen woefully behind its promises for delivering on a 204-vehicle streetcar contract for Toronto – an order that happens to come in at about $1-billion.

The delays around Toronto’s streetcar order are also leading to mounting concern at the regional transit agency Metrolinx, which is worried about getting its 182 vehicles in time to launch various light-rail lines, an order worth $770-million. Bombardier has not yet delivered the prototype vehicle it promised to give to Metrolinx last year, and time is beginning to run short to work out bugs and produce the fleet required to operate the new transit lines.

[. . .]

“For me, as a resident of Toronto, as a transit user, as a citizen, then when you also read at the same time that there’s potential federal money going out the door, I would just think that their ability to deliver to Toronto and Ontario would have some bearing on that,” Mr. Colle said Wednesday.
16:33 Public Reminded to Adhere to Dog Control Bylaw »City of Charlottetown
2016-04-28 The Parks and Recreation Department wishes to remind the public that the City
16:08 Ten Strings and a Goat Skin return to Albert & Crown Sunday »Journal-Pioneer Living
Hailed on two continents as ”infectious” and “the best of contemporary/traditional Celtic music,”Ten Strings and a Goat Skin returns to the Albert Crown Pub Eatery in Alberton this Sunday evening. This P.E.I. based bilingual traditional/folk/fusion trio, plays Irish, Acadian, French and ...
16:02 LETTER: Clear Cut Mess »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
What a shock to see a “clear cut forest” around the hotel/spa development on the boardwalk of Summerside.
16:01 LETTER: Politicians shouldn’t complain »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
Poor little Bucks Watts, the Conservatives are intimidating him.
15:28 What's making  news in Atlantic Canada »The Guardian - Local News
TEEN ACCUSED OF UTTERING DEATH THREATS GETS RELAXED RELEASE CONDITIONSRelease conditions are being eased for a Cape Breton teen charged with uttering death threats in a song.Nelson Fletcher Rudderham was charged in late March after posting a song he wrote with a reference to a school shooting ...
15:28 EASTERN PASSAGES: Smoke ’em — and tax ’em — if you’ve got ’em »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
In Newfoundland and Labrador, the latest budget brought huge debt, a two per cent increase in the HST and shutdowns of everything from seniors’ dental programs to more than half the province’s public libraries.
15:08 Pilot program sees success, with most participants finding jobs »Journal-Pioneer Local
EPYDC hopes Connection 2 Employment program becomes permanent offering
15:04 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS »Journal-Pioneer Living
See more Community Happenings listings in Events section at the bottom of the right-hand column of this page.
15:04 The Kingfisher Atlas of World History ~ Book Review »Life on a Canadian Island
14:04 FOOD: A taste of spring with Coconut Sago and Lemon Curd »Journal-Pioneer Living
Spring is that time of year where we seem to crave sunshine as if we were relegated to the dark corners of Mordor for a season.
13:36 Comedian Mike MacDonald to perform at Funny Fundraiser    »Journal-Pioneer Living
Comedian Mike MacDonald is returning to Summerside to headline the upcoming Funny Fundraiser.
13:26 Long-time City Employee Donna Waddell Retires After 29 Years »City of Charlottetown
2016-04-28 City of Charlottetown Chief Administrative Officer and former Director of
13:23 [NEWS] Some Thursday links »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)

  • The BBC hosts an article by an Igbo journalist talking about his native language.

  • Bloomberg notes Brexiters' hostility to the OECD's prediction of British economic woe outside of the European Union, and looks at Venezuela's physical shortage of bills.

  • CBC looks at how tourist operators in North Carolina are afraid the anti-trans bill might hurt their business in the long term.

  • MacLean's and the Toronto Star look at the aftermath of two Alberta parents' conviction for not getting their son adequate medical care.

  • The National Post looks at the idea of Hitler's relative normalcy being problematic.

  • The New Yorker looks at how, increasingly and with good reason, people are identifying mental capabilities they have in common with animals.

  • Open Democracy describes official Belarus' repression of anything to do with Chernobyl.

  • Politico looks at the popularity of Donald Trump with official Russia.

  • Quartz notes that so much technology is designed to default to the requirements of men exclusive of women.

  • Wired looks at Nokia's venture into the realm of smart tech.

13:14 Pondering the pros and cons of the piobaireachd music »Journal-Pioneer Living
This past weekend the college organized and hosted the 2016 Atlantic Canada Piobaireachd Challenge.
12:19 Slammers golden »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Summerside boys sweep 18-under titles
12:05 Upsets at under-16 girls provincial ch’ships »Journal-Pioneer Sports
11:50 IRAC hears final arguments in developer's appeal »The Guardian - Local News
Stratford council rejected a proposal to build 36 apartment units in its town because counsellors’ concerns were not adequately addressed, says a lawyer representing the municipality. Charity Hogan argued in her closing statement Wednesday that councilors were well within their rights to deny ...
11:12 Downsizing at Department of Veterans Affairs Charlottetown? »The Guardian - Opinion
A few weeks ago, The Guardian published an editorial asking why many senior level management jobs at Veterans Affairs headquarters in Charlottetown are apparently being filled by people in Ottawa. It's curious the department hasn't responded, nor has an inquiry with VAC communications been ...
11:05 Heart and Stroke Foundation doesn't receive money from alcohol sales »The Guardian - Opinion
In response to concerns expressed by Mr. David Cairns (The Guardian, April 26) regarding the Heart and Stroke Foundation's work with the P.E.I. Liquor Control Commission (PEILCC), allow me to clarify our position. It's critical to note that we are not receiving money from PEILCC from sales of ...
10:49 More than 50 nominations received for Order of P.E.I. »Journal-Pioneer Living
More than 50 nominations are now being reviewed for this year’s Order of Prince Edward Island.
10:46 City Committees Adjusted, Councillors Provided with More Learning Opportunities »City of Charlottetown
2016-04-28 The City of Charlottetown standing committees have been adjusted slightly to
10:45 P.E.I.'s social assistance program needs makeover »The Guardian - Opinion
Let’s make sure changes based on equality, dignity and freedom of choice
10:32 What if patient at Kings County Memorial Hospital was your father? »The Guardian - Opinion
I am writing this to express my disbelief and disgust regarding the episode of neglect which took place recently at the Kings County Memorial Hospital. Imagine the setting, a woman already stressed and distraught, seeking medical attention for her husband who was apparently in a lot of pain had ...
10:30 Mike Duffy provides benefit to public »The Guardian - Opinion
Regardless of how we may feel about the outcome of the Duffy trial, I believe we all owe Mr. Duffy a thank you for bringing to the forefront just how hard it is to get good guidance and clear information from our government. What do you have to do to get government, any government, to answer a ...
10:24 Abortion debate far from over on P.E.I.? »The Guardian - Opinion
By Thomas Curry (guest opinion)
10:15 Judge questions how man accessed cell phone in jail »The Guardian - Local News
An inmate who said a trip to court gave him the opportunity to grab his cellphone left a P.E.I. judge wondering how that could happen. Shawn Gregory Decourcey was in provincial court Wednesday before Chief Judge Nancy Orr on several charges when the issue of the cellphone came up. Decourcey ...
09:34 [BLOG] Some Thursday links »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)

  • The Big Picture shares photos of life around the world this month.

  • blogTO notes that a vacant lot on Sherbourne Street will become an urban farm, for a time.

  • Centauri Dreams explores the strange oceans of Titan.

  • Dangerous Minds shares some astoundingly open ads for cocaine paraphrenalia from the 1980s.

  • The Dragon's Tales links to a study suggesting that it was the Chicxulub impact, not the Deccan Traps volcanic eruptions, which were extinction-triggering.

  • Joe. My. God. notes the governor of South Carolina's statement that his political opponents orchestrated the reaction to anti-trans legislation to ensure he would not get re-elected.

  • Language Hat reports on an Igbo journalist explaining why he, and many of his people, do not speak their ancestral language.

  • The Map Room Blog maps patterns of rail travel in Europe.

  • Michael Steeleworthy is critical, and rightly so, of the massive announced cutbacks to Newfoundland and Labrador's library service.

  • Torontoist notes the Toronto Hard Candy gym's cutting of its links with Madonna.

  • Transit Toronto notes the TTC is looking for volunteer ambassadors.

  • Window on Eurasia notes that population growth in Russia is concentrated in largely non-Russian regions.

09:17 Request Public Assistance - Motor Vehicle Collision »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police Services are requesting the public's help in identifying the female depicted in the attached video. Female depicted struck another vehicle and failed to remain or report collision; female was operating a large black Ford truck. Anyone with information regarding this crime may contact police at 9026294172.
08:40 Fake suicide lands man in jail »The Guardian - Local News
A 37-year-old man who made a woman think he committed suicide while talking to her on the phone was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in jail. Shawn Gregory Decourcey appeared before Chief Judge Nancy Orr in provincial court in Charlottetown where he pleaded guilty to seven charges, including ...
08:16 Remaining cool across PEI next few days.. »peistormchaser
Thursday April 28th 8:15am...A weak low pressure system crossed the island last night and is now located in the eastern Gulf. This low will intensify today as continues across Newfoundland resulting in a brisk northerly flow across the island. A … Continue reading
08:05 Permits required for outdoor burning operations »Journal-Pioneer Local
The provincial fire marshal is reminding Islanders that burning permits are required for all outdoor burning operations during fire season. The Island Fire Service has responded to more than 20 grass/brush fires in the past week. “Even though the fire index is at low for most of the province, ...
08:04 Roadside Suspension Issued - Ambrose Street »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police Services issued a roadside suspension early this morning at 2:30am on Ambrose St. Suspension was issued as the result of an individual indicating an alert on the Approved Screening Device while operating a motor vehicle. Driver will be prohibited from operating a motor vehicle for 7 days.
08:00 Man pleads guilty to sex charges involving children »Journal-Pioneer Local
A P.E.I. man who was charged with several sex offences involving three children is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty Wednesday to the charges against him. Elvis Patrick Labobe, 42, appeared before Chief Judge Nancy Orr in Charlottetown where he entered the pleas on four charges that ...
07:36 Daily Specials for Thursday, April 28, 2016 »Casa Mia Daily Specials

The Daily Specials at Casa Mia Restaurant for Thursday, April 28, 2016 are:

  • Casa Mia Smoked Apple Burger $14.99
  • Tomato Parmesan Soup...4.99

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

07:06 Permits required for outdoor burning operations »The Guardian - Local News
The provincial fire marshal is reminding Islanders that burning permits are required for all outdoor burning operations during fire season. The Island Fire Service has responded to more than 20 grass/brush fires in the past week. “Even though the fire index is at low for most of the province, ...


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