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Wednesday September 2, 2015

20:03 Yoga in August ~ Daily Yoga + 5 Challenges »Life on a Canadian Island
19:48 [BLOG] Some Wednesday links »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)

  • blogTO notes that John Tory wants private industry to fund a Toronto bid for the Olympics.

  • Centauri Dreams notes a paper suggesting that the effects of panspermia might be detectable, via the worlds seeded with life.

  • The Dragon's Gaze links to a paper suggesting that the Earth's geological composition is likely to be unique.

  • The Dragon's Tales notes the technological advancement of Neanderthals in Spain.

  • Far Outliers notes the extent to which some opposition to the Anglo-American invasion of Europe in the Second World War was motivated by pan-European sentiment.

  • Geocurrents dislikes very bad maps of human development in Argentina.

  • Language Hat notes that Jabotinsky wanted Hebrew to be written in Latin script.

  • Lawyers, Guns and Money reports on the Sad Puppies.

  • The Russian Demographics Blog notes a book talking about a specifically Orthodox Christian take on demography.

  • Spacing Toronto looks at the first ride at the CNE.

  • Torontoist notes a Toronto libraries "passport".

  • Understanding Society notes M.I. Finley's excellent book on the dynamics of the Roman Empire.

  • The Volokh Conspiracy notes a bizarre article published in a journal arguing that professors are equivalents to terrorists.

  • Why I Love Toronto recommends Dream in High Park.

19:40 Chinese on P.E.I. mourn those killed in massive explosions »The Guardian - Local News
Buddhist monks conduct prayer ceremony
19:18 Newfoundland crying unfair over P.E.I. tuna quota »The Guardian - Local News
Gail Shea says if Newfoundland and Labrador wants to catch more, it must enter a review process
19:17 Friday ceilidh in Emerald welcomes Kelley Mooney and Norman Stewart »Journal-Pioneer Living
Courtney Hogan will be welcoming this week’s guests, Kelley Mooney and Norman Stewart, to the Emerald Boxcar Pub Grill this Friday evening.
19:14 Meet the artist Sally Blake Hooff at exhibit opening »Journal-Pioneer Living
Island artist, Sally Blake Hooff, will present an exhibition and sale of her work at Gallery 18 in New London.
19:10 Upstreet Brewery presents free block party in Charlottetown »Journal-Pioneer Living
Upstreet Craft Brewery has announced a free event for the Island community. On Saturday, Sept. 5, the first Upstreet Block Party will take place at 41 Allen Street, Charlottetown.
19:09 Woman jailed for breaching P.E.I. court order again »The Guardian - Local News
Amy Elizabeth Picket, 35, of Charlottetown stopped meeting with probation officer
19:00 Mountie hurt on P.E.I. bridge undergoing tests »The Guardian - Local News
RCMP officer injured on Confederation Bridge Tuesday has been transferred to hospital in Charlottetown
19:00 Mountain Men at Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 7:00 »Tonight at City Cinema
Only 4 days left to see this film.

Rated: 14 Accompaniment (Coarse Language, Substance Abuse)
Runs: 89 minutes
Director: Cameron Labine
Country: Canada
Starring: Chace Crawford, Tyler Labine, Britt Irvin

“Mountain Men is a film centered on estranged family dynamics. Cooper returns to a small mountain community for the weekend to attend his mother’s wedding. Cooper’s brother Toph has other plans, he wants to bond with his estranged brother... Toph convinces Cooper to investigate a reported squatter at the remote family cabin... Due to a miscalculated (and hysterical) accident, the two get stranded on the mountain without transportation and without shelter. Crawford and Labine play off each other wonderfully. Cooper is closed off, hiding a secret or two and has a chip on his shoulder. Toph is hilarious, deals weed and also carries a secret or two... This film delves into comedy, delivers heartfelt human moments and turns into a tale of survival.... There is much to enjoy in Mountain Men.” - Adrian Charlie, Next Projection. “Mountain Men is particularly memorable for its mix of comedy and drama. Labine manages the balance of the script exceptionally well and he has a great cast that brings it all together....A hugely enjoyable drama that challenges expectations and works as both an affecting family drama, a tale of personal discovery as well as an effective thriller which doesn't skimp on laughs.” - Marina Antunes, Quiet Earth

Advance Tickets ~ IMDB on Film ~

18:50 Trap line severs hand »Journal-Pioneer Local
Mother describes accident at sea
18:43 Summerside a step closer to possible cosmetic pesticide ban »Journal-Pioneer Local
Committee recommends council adopt cosmeticban and integrated pest management policy
18:43 Caps back in action »Journal-Pioneer Sports
MHL team begins busy stretch at home Thursday
18:30 Summerside native McKenna headed to Austria »The Guardian - Sports
Will join Red Bull Academy’s under-18 team
18:30 Summerside native McKenna headed to Austria »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Will join Red Bull Academy’s under-18 team
18:00 Saint John Eatery »justpictureit
photo - Saint John Eatery

I have been away on a holiday and it lasted longer than planned. I visited my daughter's family outside of Saint John, New Brunswick and she is a mistress of persuation - in other words she had me wrapped around her lttle finger so I stayed a few extra days. We had a lunch uptown one day and I loved one of the signs the restaurant sported.

16:50 [LINK] "Obama's Denali Divide" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Jonathan Bernstein at Bloomberg View takes a look at the controversy surrounding the restoration of Denali as the name of the highest peak in Alaska.

For decades, this has been a low-profile dispute pitting Ohio Republicans (who have been loyal to the assassinated president from the Buckeye State) against Alaskans of all political stripes -- most of them Republicans -- who used the older name. No less a partisan conservative than Sarah Palin has referred to “nature's finest show -- Denali, the great one, soaring under the midnight sun.”

But as soon as Obama became involved, many Republicans from the lower 48 who probably couldn't tell you what state the mountain was in last week started protesting against the gross abuse of power intended to erase white people from U.S. history.

One of the stronger findings about the presidency from political scientists is that when presidents associate themselves with an issue, voters -- Democrats and Republicans -- tend to line up strongly for and against it based on party loyalty. This isn't just about Obama; the same thing happened on small and big things alike when George W. Bush and Bill Clinton were presidents. (Democrats turned against a mission to Mars when Bush proposed one, for example.)

[. . . W]hen all that’s needed is to win over members of his own party, presidential speeches that polarize can be extremely helpful. This was true during Obama’s first two years in office, when Democrats had majorities in the House and Senate. It has also been the case recently with the Iran deal: Obama may have deliberately chosen a partisan path to ensure that Democrats in the House and Senate stayed on board.
16:48 [LINK] "Rich Gay Men Wanted: Spain’s Conservatives Make Tourist Appeal" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Bloomberg's Maria Tadeo writes about how even Spanish conservatives are welcoming GLBT tourists, if for straightforward economic reasons.

Each August, Spain’s second city [of Barcelona] hosts Europe’s largest gay festival, attracting 71,000 visitors this year. During the two-week party Barcelona is plastered in posters featuring male models advertising parties aimed at gay visitors and stores carry signs with special offers, from sun-beds to free gym passes as the city is taken over by non-stop clubbing and pool parties.

With full-access tickets selling for 360 euros ($406), organizers say the events generates 150 million euros for the local economy. After eight years, the festival is expanding to Ibiza this year and the Canaries in 2016, catering to increasing demand for gay and lesbian events.

“This influx of visitors trickles down to local bars, gyms, even taxi drivers want to be involved,” said organizer Tes Cuadreny in an interview from his office in Barcelona. “They know this benefits everyone.”

Such initiatives have made Spain Europe’s market leader ahead of France which generates $6.6 billion of revenue, according to LGBT Capital, an investment firm based in the British Virgin Islands that focuses on gay-themed assets. The U.S. is the global leader with $21.5 billion of revenue.

In Madrid, even the conservative regional government is jumping on the bandwagon. Regional President Cristina Cifuentes flew the rainbow flag, symbolizing support for gay people, from institutional buildings for the first time following her election victory in May. In 2005, her colleagues from Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s People’s Party led 100,000 protesters in a march against legalizing gay marriage.
16:46 [LINK] "Egypt's Nubians refuse to allow heritage to fall through cracks of history" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Ayah Aman's Al Monitor article looks at how many of Egypt's Nubians, despite their displacement from their ancestral homeland on the current Egypt-Sudan border by the Aswan High Dam, are facing assimilation.

It has been 51 years since the Nubians were displaced by the 1964 building of the Aswan High Dam in southern Egypt. Back then, waters flooded their homes and ancient Nubia disappeared into the depths of Lake Nasser. Yet, the Nubian people refused to allow their heritage and culture to be forever lost under the water that flows behind the High Dam.

In the town of Kom Ombo in the Aswan governorate there is the village of Balana (meaning “beautiful queen” in Nubian), the inhabitants of which were the first to be displaced as the High Dam rose. Amina Ibrahim, a village woman in her 60s, still carries vivid memories of the old country that thrived on the banks of the Nile — memories that form the essence of stories about her family’s heritage and past, which she never hesitates to recount to neighbors, sons and grandsons.

Al-Monitor met with Ibrahim at her home, which consists of four rooms overlooking a large central courtyard on the walls of which she tried to replicate and draw Nubian decorations and carvings that once adorned the ancient Nubian mud-brick dwellings of the village, with their distinctive domed roofs designed to dissipate some of the overbearing heat.

Nubian is the language of choice for Ibrahim, her children and her grandchildren. “Language is our life and the only legacy that remains of our ancestors. Preserving our language and teaching it to my children and grandchildren who never lived on their forbearers’ land became my main mission in life after our deportation, on my quest to safeguard and maintain our generational legacy. I always tell my grandchildren that losing our Nubian language would mean losing our identity and roots.”

The question of preserving the Nubian language is atop the priorities of most Nubians in their attempts to safeguard their heritage and identity. However, they do mesh with Egyptian society and utilize Arabic in their daily dealings, with new generations failing to practice this language that is barred from schools and public institutions.
16:43 [LINK] "How We Can Tame Overlooked Wild Plants to Feed the World" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Wired's Hillary Rosner describes intriguing efforts by some scientists to produce wholly new food crops, using promising plants from the wild and breeding them into more useful forms.

A hand-painted wooden sign marks the entrance to Steven Cannon's community garden, tucked between a sidewalk and some train tracks in Ames, Iowa. It depicts the iconic image of a seedling poking from a mound of dirt. At the far end of the garden, Cannon, a tall and reedy geneticist for the US Department of Agriculture, digs into the soil with a shovel and then his bare hands, pulling up fistfuls of lumpy roots. Strip the scene to its essence—ignore the cars driving past and the power lines strung overhead—and you could be watching a Neolithic farmer. They collected seeds from wild plants, buried them near their homes, and harvested the crop, hoping it would be bigger and better than the last one. That simple act—agriculture—came to define us as a species.

Cannon isn't trying to re-create the past, though. He's inventing the future. On this fall afternoon, his team is harvesting tubers that resemble dark-skinned fingerling potatoes. They're called Apios americana, the potato bean—a legume endemic to North America. Native Americans gathered them and may even have served them at the first Thanksgiving. European settlers found them thriving in their cranberry bogs—places with low light, few nutrients, and bad soil. But they didn't bother domesticating them into an agricultural staple.

After a couple hours of labor, Cannon's harvest is complete. A dozen rubber bowls overflow with dirt-crusted tubers. Still, he is disappointed. “We were hoping for a little better yield,” he says. “This is about average.” Average is fine if you're just messing around in a kitchen garden. But Cannon is up to something far more essential. The potato bean is part of his plan for remaking our food supply from the ground up. He doesn't want to just grow Apios. He wants to turn it into a new crop that could help feed the world.

We need new crops. Thousands of years of breeding and decades of genetic modification have made the crops we sow predictable, easy to harvest, and capable of feeding more than 9 billion people. But they are also vulnerable to disease, pests, and the whims of weather. That's troubling, because global warming is bringing more disease, more pests, and more whimsical weather. On current trend lines, global wheat and soybean harvest yields could fall by nearly 30 percent by midcentury. Corn yields could drop by 7.5 percent. In the baking-hot European summer of 2003, plant growth fell by 30 percent. By 2050, that kind of summer will be the new normal. “Suppose the US breadbasket ends up with a climate like Texas,” Cannon said at a genetics meeting last year. “We need to look to species already adapted to extremes.”

The potato bean is one of those species. Versatile like a potato, protein-rich like a bean, with a flavor vaguely like a starchy peanut, Apios does well in both dry and soggy soils. And there are plenty of others like it. Roughly 18,000 species of legumes grow around the world. They're packed with protein and help fertilize the soil. Yet people have domesticated fewer than 50, and commonly eat only half that many. Cannon has assembled a short list of additional candidates: marama beans, yehub nuts, lupine, and a bunch of other so-called orphan crops, wild edible plants that could change the face of agriculture if someone could just turn them into reliable crops.

The article goes into much more detail, providing among other things recipes.
16:40 [LINK] "The Beaverton pulls controversial article on Ashley Callingbull" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
CBC reports on a misstep by Canadian humour website The Beaverton. They meant well, perhaps, but they did not consider the First Nations reaction.

A satirical news website that used a Cree woman's victory at an international beauty contest to draw attention to national coverage of missing and murdered indigenous women has withdrawn the article and apologized to its readers.

On Sunday, Ashley Callingbull, whose married name is Burnham, from Enoch Cree Nation in Alberta was named Mrs. Universe, the first First Nation woman to win the title.

The Beaverton's article, headlined "Mrs. First Cree Woman To Gain National Coverage If She Disappears," said make-believe judges "cited her good looks, upbeat attitude, and glitzy uncontroversial profession in awarding her the top prize of one day's coverage on most major Canadian news outlets should she suddenly vanish without a trace.

"Burnham is showing all those aboriginal girls out there that as long as you look like a supermodel and get on TV, you too can get the same news coverage as a white girl should you ever be abducted," the article continued.

In its apology, The Beaverton said it wrote the satirical story to "call out the Media for their failure to properly cover missing and murdered Aboriginal women …"
16:37 [LINK] "FYI: Giving Birth in the Ocean with Wild Dolphins is *Still* a Fantastically Awful Idea" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Science Sushi's Christie Wilcox reposted a 2013 article on the continuing popularity of the idea of giving birth admist dolphins. This might be a good idea if the dolphins were actively consenting to this activity. One wonders what the hell they think is going on.

Let’s talk about dolphins for a moment. I get it — they’re stunning creatures. These sleek, smart, playful animals are almost universally loved by people. Dolphin interactive experiences are hot sellers at tourist locations worldwide, and we naturally want to trust their cheeky, smiling faces. So many people I know got into marine science because of their affinity for dolphins and other marine mammals. I understand why a to-be mother might want to calm her nerves by having a dolphin in the tub during an underwater birth. I can even stretch my imagination and see why a woman would enjoy swimming with a pod of dolphins and giving birth while watching the beautiful displays of these majestic animals.


Because of their friendly disposition and common occurance in aquariums, we tend to think of dolphins as trustworthy, loving creatures. But let’s get real for a minute here. Dolphins don’t eat sunshine and fart roses. They’re wild animals, and they are known to do some pretty terrible things.

Et cetera.
16:34 [LINK] "Ivory Coast Has `No Fear' of Euro Peg, Maintains Growth Targets" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Bloomberg's Olivier Monnier reports that, at least officially, Côte d'Ivoire has no concerns with potential negative consequences for its exports coming from the pegging of the CFA franc to the Euro.

Ivory Coast’s economy has benefited from the stability of a currency pegged to the euro and has so far escaped any fallout from the economic slowdown in China, Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan said.

“There is no fear” about any major pressures being exerted on the CFA franc, the currency used by Ivory Coast and 13 other smaller African economies, Duncan said in an interview in Abidjan, the commercial capital, on Monday. The common currency “is beneficial for our economies. Those who have tried their own money have had some ups-and-downs with some difficulties.”

The stability from the common currency has made it easier to keep investors in Ivory Coast, avoiding the sell-off in emerging market assets sparked by the surprise decision by China to devalue its yuan in August. The move, which fueled concern authorities are struggling to combat a slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy, prompted Kazakhstan to abandon its currency peg and intensified speculation that African nations would do the same.

China is the nation’s third-largest trade partner, after Nigeria and France.

The CFA franc has depreciated 7 percent against the dollar this year, compared with the 24 percent decline in the Ugandan shilling and 29 percent plunge in the Zambian kwacha, Africa’s worst performers.</blockquote>
16:22 No halibut before Sept. 9 »Journal-Pioneer Local
Season delayed due to wind forecast
15:46 City Pools Close for the Season »City of Charlottetown
2015-09-02 The City of Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department would like to notify
15:36 Lincoln Driven to Give event raises $10,000 for Special Olympics PEI »Journal-Pioneer Business
On Aug. 26 over 200 people took a test drive and supported Special Olympics P.E.I.
15:31 Drop-off/pick up service starts Sept. 9 »Journal-Pioneer Local
Once-a-week service planned until library's permanent location resolved
15:25 P.E.I. government expands inspection services in Summerside »The Guardian - Local News
Anyone needing inspection services will have more available at the Summerside Access P.E.I. location. Home heat tank identification tags and inspections will be available at the Access P.E.I. office in Summerside and it will accept inspection forms. The office will also issue plumbing permits ...
15:25 Library location unresolved »Journal-Pioneer Local
Town wants it at Old Stone Station; library board wants it left on Main Street
15:19 Eastern Passages: Weak links in the supply chain »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
When I was a kid in Halifax and the wind was just right, some mornings, I’d get a tang of the Dartmouth oil refinery. Not all the time, just on warm, damp, grey days when the wind was backing away from its usual direction.
15:17 Oysters in the spotlight »Journal-Pioneer Local
At Fall Flavours signature event
14:49 Paint-a-Birdhouse Event – Saturday, September 19th from 10am-12pm »sawig
The Stratford Area Watershed Improvement Group is hosting another birding event after a tremendously popular birding series! Come out and paint-a-birdhouse for the 2016 nesting season, and have some fun with your family at the Stratford Farmer’s Market at the … Continue reading
13:51 Pig & Whistle Dance to feature music of Kim Albert »Journal-Pioneer Living
The popular Pig Whistle Dance hosted by Gary Chipman is at New London Community Complex this Thursday Night, Sept. 3. The dance will feature a reunion of the remaining members of P.E.I.’s first rock 'n' roll band, The Tremtones, as well as special guest vocalists, Kim Albert, and bass player ...
13:47 Ross Family comes to entertain at Acadian Festival in Abram-Village »Journal-Pioneer Living
Stephanie, Danielle and Johnny comprise the Ross Family lineup who will be appearing at the Centre Expo-Festival, Saturday, Sept. 5. With a blend of Acadian and Scottish influences, the three siblings grew up playing traditional tunes and step-dancing together at home and local stages.
13:42 Island Waste Management Commission plans expansion in Wellington »The Guardian - Local News
About 20 people turned out for an open house Tuesday evening in Miscouche where Island Waste Management Commission (IWMC) detailed plans for a proposed height extension to its East Prince waste management facility. The biggest contingent was from the Wellington fire department, expressing ...
13:00 Scotchfort woman sentenced to jail time for assault with a weapon »The Guardian - Local News
A 27-year-old Scotchfort woman was sentenced recently in provincial court to six months in the provincial correctional centre on each of two charges of assault with a weapon. The sentence, which was subsequently reduced to just 33 days in recognition of time spent on remand, was imposed in the ...
12:13 Residents must step forward in Mount Stewart »The Guardian - Opinion
Alarming acts of arson and vandalism have plagued the village of Mount Stewart and nearby Cherry Hill for much of this year. Several charges were finally laid last Friday which might signal a long-awaited break in the crime spree which has sent shivers of fear through the community. Two ...
12:10 Future challenges: Confronting climate change through human rights lens »The Guardian - Opinion
By Peter McKenna (guest opinion)
12:06 Parks Canada warns dangerous surf conditions in P.E.I. National Park »The Guardian - Local News
Parks Canada is advising of dangerous surf conditions in P.E.I. National Park. Rip currents may be formed along the shores due to high winds and resulting surf conditions. To ensure visitor safety, entering the water is not recommended in these conditions and visitors are asked to follow ...
12:04 Levitical laws for holy nation »The Guardian - Opinion
The letter (Selective quotes about Moses) the Guardian, Aug. 27 by Carol Capper reinforces my opinion that Carol does not report the Bible accurately in order to support her pro-choice stance. The Levitical laws were for the holy nation of Israel and justice was swift. Every person in Israel ...
12:03 Good news, then bad news »The Guardian - Opinion
It’s a bit ironic. On The Guardian’s website, a headline appears part way down the page “P.E.I. wage growth strongest in Canada”. The headline right beside it? “P.E.I. loses 1,900 jobs in last year”. Good planning, or coincidence? Either way, it would seem the story on the right trumps the ...
12:01 Town of Montague makes right choice »The Guardian - Opinion
I was not only pleased to see the "Green Light" headline in today's Guardian, Sept. 1st re the Montague Boys and Girls Club, but my faith was restored somewhat in the term "Gentle Island." Certainly, while this story about the boys and girls club played out in the media with people taking sides ...
12:00 Former premier Robert Ghiz helping raise funds for veterans »The Guardian - Local News
Gabriel Mercier of North Rustico has gone from dealing with explosives to milking cows. Mercier and his wife are making the transition from life in the military, having served all over the world, to owning and operating a dairy farm operation. He credits the True Patriot Love (TPL) Foundation, ...
11:58 Motorcyclists vs. motorists »The Guardian - Opinion
Recently while staying at a BB down east I was talking to a motorcyclist from Ontario. He stated P.E.I. was the worst province for motorcycles as far as problems with motorists. His original home province of N.B. was a second. One of the problems we discussed is a car following too close. I ...
11:55 NDP met challenge of offering candidates »The Guardian - Opinion
Regarding the article on August 28th, Honest democracy, I must disagree. I think the NDP met the difficult challenge of offering a candidate for every riding. Some people were noble enough to run even if they could not campaign with signs and door knocking. This gave the voters a chance to send ...
11:50 No obligations for premier? »The Guardian - Opinion
There has been a lot of talk about election reform and I believe I have a viable suggestion in this regard.I guarantee the political parties won’t like it because it will most likely diminish their influence but I actually see that as a good thing.Let’s try this. Create a 28th seat with no ...
11:47 The Facts of Enabling Versus Controlling »Doug Hall's Innovation Engineering Leadership blog
Research reported by Forrester Research finds that Project Portfolio Management Software increases innovation cycle time by 10%. This is for the industry standard project management software that is designed to improve innovation ROI and to manage projects. Innovation Operating System Software that sets ENABLING teams as the priority over Controlling such as Innovation Engineering increases innovation cycle times […]
11:47 The lessons of September »The Guardian - Living
There are plenty of things to learn during the transition from summer to fall
11:28 O’Meara named new cross-country head coach »Journal-Pioneer Sports
11:00 P.E.I. sex offender gets conditions imposed on his release from prison »The Guardian - Local News
A P.E.I. man who sexually assaulted a girl he lured to his house to see kittens has had conditions imposed on his release from prison. Kevin Charles MacKenzie was sentenced in February 2014 to serve two years, two months and 15 days in prison for sexual assault. The victim went to his home to ...
10:46 Jeannote records low score on Ladies Night »Journal-Pioneer Sports
10:14 Atlantic Sires Stakes trotters heading to Cape Breton »The Guardian - Sports
The Atlantic Sires Stakes Meridian Farms two- and three-year-old trotters are heading to Inverness Raceway on Wednesday night. Two divisions of the two-year-old trotters will each go for a $9,060 purse pool. The three-year-olds will also go in two divisions each trying to capture the winner's ...
10:11 Impaired Driving Grafton St. - Man Arrested »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police Services received a complaint Tuesday evening at 7:21 pm, regarding a possible impaired driver on Grafton St. Police patrolled area, located suspected vehicle, and arrested a male for impaired driving. Accused male, a 25 year old resident of New Brunswick, had almost three times the legal amount of alcohol in his 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.
10:00 P.E.I. teachers back to school with no new contract »The Guardian - Local News
The school bells in Prince Edward Island will be ringing Sept. 8 but Island teachers have yet to reach a deal on a new collective agreement with the province. The previous two-year contract expired on Aug. 31, however it will remain in place until a new agreement is struck, said Shaun ...
08:58 A Taste of New Glasgow »New Glasgow Lobster Suppers
It’s official, it’s September. I know it’s a bit upsetting. Although we may be sad to see August go, September is one of the best times of year here on Prince Edward Island. The weather is beautiful, and better yet it’s Fall Flavours time! What is Fall Flavours you may ask?  From September 4th to […]
08:58 A Taste of New Glasgow »New Glasgow Lobster Suppers
It’s official, it’s September. I know it’s a bit upsetting. Although we may be sad to see August go, September is one of the best times of year here on Prince Edward Island. The weather is beautiful, and better yet it’s Fall Flavours time! What is Fall Flavours you may ask?  From September 4th to […]
08:32 Showers developing later today across PEI.. »peistormchaser
Wednesday Sept 2nd 8:30am..  A ridge of high pressure crossed the island overnight and is now drifting off to the SE. A cold front oriented NE-SW will approach the region from the NW today and should cross the island this … Continue reading
08:29 Alberton Museum celebrates 50th anniversary »Journal-Pioneer Local
ALBERTON -Ian Oulton recalls how his mother had the vision and desire to start a museum on the Oulton family's Lanrest farm and cottages. "I doubted that it would ever happen; I thought it was too much for her," he admitted prior to a recent celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the ...
08:23 Confederation Bridge closure strands motorists »The Guardian - Local News
BORDEN-CARLETON - While an emergency situation closed the Confederation Bridge Tuesday morning, travellers passed the time by sleeping in their vehicles, talking with others about the closure, and getting coffee from a nearby Tim Horton’s. The bridge shut down shortly before 7 a.m. until 10:15 ...
08:19 Confederation Bridge closure strands motorists  »Journal-Pioneer Local
BORDEN-CARLETON -While an emergency situation closed the Confederation Bridge Tuesday morning, travellers passed the time by sleeping in their vehicles, talking with others about the closure, and getting coffee from a nearby Tim Horton’s. The bridge shut down shortly before 7 a.m. until 10:15 ...
08:08 Daily Specials for Wednesday, September 2, 2015 »Casa Mia Daily Specials

The Daily Specials at Casa Mia Restaurant for Wednesday, September 2, 2015 are:

  • Cream of Carrot Soup...$4.99
  • Monte Cristo Croissant...12.99 Fresh baked croissant sandwiched with ham, herb aioli, parmesan, cheddar and provolone,,,dipped in a savoury egg mixture and fried in butter until golden. Served with side house salad.

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

08:00 Special Issue: Fantastic Four #1 Radio Theater »Misfortune Cookie

Special Issue: Fantastic Four #1 Radio Theater Download Directly From iTunes Feedburner Link Talking Comics puts on a radio play version of Fantastic Four #1. Listen to the crew ruin the book that started it all! FYI: the crew have gone all superhero on the world, thanks to the wonderful Hanie Mohd. Like them? Make […]

The post Special Issue: Fantastic Four #1 Radio Theater appeared first on Stephanie Cooke.

07:46 P.E.I. fisherman loses part of hand in accident at sea »The Guardian - Local News
WEST POINT - A West Point lobster fisherman is being treated in hospital in Halifax following an accident at sea on Saturday.The fisherman reportedly lost part of his hand when he got caught up in the boat’s trap hauler while bringing traps onboard the vessel.Paramedics were waiting on the West ...
07:43 Tests confirm plants found in P.E.I. fields were hemp not marijuana »The Guardian - Local News
STANCHEL - Tests have confirmed that plants found in fields of borage in Prince County earlier this summer were hemp, not marijuana. The case is now closed and charges are not expected, RCMP Cpl. Andy Cook, with the Prince District Joint Forces Drug Unit, said Tuesday. “You have to have a ...
00:37 Duffy delivers as Islanders win 10-inning game to take 2-0 series lead »The Guardian - Sports
Jordan Duffy was the hero Tuesday for the Charlottetown Gaudet’s Auto Body Islanders. The third baseman singled home Dillon Doucette with two outs in the 10th inning to give Charlottetown a 3-2 victory over the Chatham Ironmen and a 2-0 series lead in their best-of-seven New Brunswick Senior ...
00:00 Expanded Inspection Services in Prince County »Government of Prince Edward top news stories
Contractors and the general public can now access more inspection services at the Summerside Access PEI location, says Minister of Communities, Land and Environment Robert Mitchell. 'Expanded inspection services in Prince County will accelerate project timelines for contractors and the general public,' said Minister Mitchell. 'Islanders living in western Prince Edward Island no longer have to drive to Charlottetown to receive these services, as Summerside...
00:00 Island continues to see economic growth despite national challenges »Government of Prince Edward top news stories
Canada may officially be in a recession, but Prince Edward Island continues its efforts to grow the economy and meet fiscal targets, Finance Minister Allen Roach says. 'It has been acknowledged that Canada's economy is in a 'technical' recession, and we are not immune to the challenges faced by the rest of the country,' Minister Roach said. 'However, here in Prince Edward Island we are seeing growth in several key areas and are working to turn those...
00:00 Parental and family encouragement makes the difference for Island children considering university and college »Government of Prince Edward top news stories
Families are encouraged to support their children as they consider college or university, says Workforce and Advanced Learning Minister Richard Brown.'When education and learning are valued in the home, children are more likely to pursue post-secondary education and training,' said Minister Brown. 'This is one of the greatest investments a parent can make. By supporting a child in higher education, you can set them on a path to rewarding careers...

Tuesday September 1, 2015

22:31 Elizabeth May pays greenest of green visit to Charlottetown Tuesday »The Guardian - Local News
Supporters stroll garden, munching organic corn just before May calls Stepher Harper the worst elected dictator
22:25 Open house held on IWMC’s proposed height extension to East Prince landfill »Journal-Pioneer Local
About 20 people turned out for an open house Tuesday evening in Miscouche where Island Waste Management Commission (IWMC) detailed plans for a proposed height extension to its East Prince waste management facility.
21:08 New rules in place for varsity football teams »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Clippers adjusting to three-down ball


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