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Friday May 29, 2015

22:25 Chandler competing in final nationals today after remarkable career »The Guardian - Sports
Prince Edward Island's most decorated gymnasts is calling it a career. Scott Chandler, 39, will compete in his 20th and final Canadian championship Saturday in Gatineau, Que. "It's a tough decision," Chandler told The Guardian. "I still love the sport. My mind and my heart still want to be ...
22:03 [URBAN NOTE] On West Village urban blight and the implications for the urbanism of Jane Jacobs »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
In The New Yorker, Tim Wu "Why Are There So Many Shuttered Storefronts in the West Village?" looks at how high rents in Manhattan's West Village neighbourhood are driving out local businesses. Even though the neighbourhood is desirable, people just can't afford to operate businesses there. What can be doen to avert this plausible market failure? Has Jane Jacobs' urbanism met its limits?

There are potentially some tax benefits for the owners of empty storefronts. But the more likely explanation is that landlords are willing to lose a tenant and leave a storefront empty as a form of speculation. They’ll trade a short-term loss for the chance eventually to land a much richer tenant, like a bank branch or national retail chain, which might pay a different magnitude of rent. If you’re a landlord, why would you keep renting to a local café or restaurant at five thousand or ten thousand dollars a month when you might get twenty thousand or even forty thousand dollars a month from Chase? In addition, if a landlord owns multiple properties, dropping the price on one may bring down the price for others. That suggests waiting for Marc Jacobs instead of renting to Jane Jacobs.

As for Jane Jacobs, she famously argued that cities were explosive drivers of economic growth, based on a theory of intra-city trade. She highlighted, among other things, the ease with which local businesses trade goods and services with each other, and eventually make the city into a net exporter of desirable goods and services. But high commercial rents can threaten that basic dynamic. If national businesses, not local ones, come to fill a neighborhood, the area may become merely an importer of goods and services supplied by CVS or Dunkin’ Donuts. Local wealth isn’t created, and the economy of the area begins to match the less-inspiring examples of suburbia. In addition, high rents, like high taxes, can damage business generally, whether local or not. Consider that even Starbucks, despite fourteen billion dollars in revenue, has begun to shutter some of its New York locations because the rent is just too high.

In the longer term, high commercial rents also damage what made neighborhoods like the West Village attractive and appealing to buyers and renters in the first place. One usually pays for distinction, and there is nothing distinct about a neighborhood where new businesses are national chains or safe, high-margin operations. The preservationist Jeremiah Moss, the author of the Vanishing New York blog, points out that Greenwich Village has been a bohemian center since the eighteen-fifties, but, since the rise in rents, it “no longer drives the culture,” and instead is becoming what James Howard Kunstler termed “a geography of nowhere.” It is possible that entire classes of stores may disappear from some neighborhoods, like mid-range restaurants, antique stores, curiosity shops, bookstores, and anything too experimental. Brooklyn has emerged as a cultural center in the past two decades in part because it has lower rents and thus more interesting businesses. But, as Brooklyn’s property values rise, it might expect some of the same problems that parts of Manhattan have.

If high-rent blight hurts New York’s municipal economy, what, if anything, might be done? Because the problem is tied almost inextricably to the value of New York real estate generally, there are no simple fixes. The #SaveNYC movement and the Small Business Congress NYC advocate the regulation of lease renewal. They support a bill written by the small-business advocate Steve Null that tries to limit rent spikes by making commercial-lease-renewal disputes subject to mandatory mediation and arbitration, like some baseball salaries. Gale Brewer, the Manhattan borough president, supports a different regulation of lease renewals, coupled with zoning rules, that encourages landlords to quit waiting for the jackpot and to start renting. Some, like Moss, want to fine landlords who leave storefronts abandoned, in the hope that they’ll then rent to smaller, quirkier companies instead of Chipotle. There may also be other original solutions to the specific problem of high-rent blight, such as, perhaps, finding ways to let pop-up stores use abandoned spaces on a seasonal basis.
22:00 Spring Fling Two »justpictureit
photo - Spring Fling Two

Most kittens are born head first, but some may be reversed. Kittens are born one at a time, on average about a half hour apart. Do you see why I think the birds laugh at Purrl. She laid here for a half an hour. Here's an old shot of Bella taken at this time of year.

21:18 English heading home to coach Memorial »The Guardian - Sports
Panthers looking for new women's basketball coach
21:00 Clouds of Sils Maria at Friday, May 29, 2015 at 9:00 »Tonight at City Cinema
Only 4 days left to see this film.

Rated: 14 Accompaniment (Coarse Language)
Runs: 124 minutes
Director: Olivier Assayas
Country: Germany/France/Switzerland
Released: 2014
Starring: Juliette Binoche, Chloë Grace Moretz, Kristen Stewart
Language: In English, and some French and German with English subtitles.

“Recalling the best movies about actors, from All About Eve to Birdman, Clouds of Sils Maria is a bonbon spiked with wit and malice. It's also a penetrating look into the female psyche, a specialty of critic-turned-filmmaker Olivier Assayas, who wrote Juliette Binoche her first starring role... Assayas has again cast Binoche as an actress, this time as Maria Enders, a 40-ish film star aging out of the parts she covets. Binoche is potent perfection in the part. Trouble starts when Maria is offered a role in a stage adaptation of Maloja Snake, the film that made her a star 20 years earlier. No longer the sexy new kid on the block, Maria is now asked to play the middle-aged assistant with an erotic obsession for her young boss. It's Val (Kristen Stewart), Maria's own personal assistant, who encourages her boss to take the part of the older woman. It's also Val who encourages Maria to look at Jo-Ann Ellis (a feisty Chloë Grace Moretz), the Hollywood nova being tapped to play the role Maria made famous. In a woundingly funny scene, Maria watches Jo-Ann onscreen in a cheesy sci-fi epic and wonders what this teen darling of the tabloids has to do with acting, or with her... The role of Val calls for a baleful eye, rare cunning and expert comic timing. Stewart nails every nuance. It's a sensational performance that earned Stewart a César, the French Oscar that no American actress had ever won.... It's a pleasure to watch Stewart and Binoche mix it up onscreen as Val and Maria play power games to prep Maria for the role she fears. Running lines and comparing lives in a chalet high in the Swiss Alps, they get to see the literal Maloja Snake, a meteorological oddity when clouds move between mountains in the form of a serpent. Don't get too hung up on metaphors. Enjoy this film for the virtuoso acting of Binoche and Stewart, and the strange and beautiful artwork Assayas has made of them pinballing around the notion of what it means to be a woman under a microscope.” - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

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19:43 [LINK] "Why HIV Patients Should Start Treatment Right Away" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Bloomberg's John Tozzi reports on a very important, and cheering, news report. Also featured at Joe. My. God., this goes to illustrate the point that the treatment of HIV/AIDS has advanced hugely.

People with HIV benefit from treatment with antiretroviral drugs as soon as they're diagnosed, rather than waiting until damage to their immune system is evident, researchers reported May 27. The findings, from a major global trial of HIV care, were so clear and compelling that scientists released them before the trial was complete. That almost never happens in medical research, and it's a sign that the evidence is overwhelming.

Current U.S. guidelines call for offering treatment to everyone at diagnosis. Unfortunately, the U.S. does a terrible job of getting people with HIV into treatment. Less than half the 1.2 million Americans with HIV are in care and have been prescribed antiretroviral therapy, according to CDC data[.]

The 35-country trial, funded largely by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, confirmed the benefits of early treatment. Researchers have been tracking 4,685 HIV-positive adults since 2011, all with apparently healthy immune systems. Half were randomly assigned to begin treatment immediately. The other half deferred treatment until a level of immune health, measured by a count of cells known as CD4+ or T cells, deteriorated.

After three years, the results were clear: Those who started treatment earlier did better. Their risk of serious illness or death was 53 percent lower than the group that waited. That's a big benefit by the standards of medical interventions, which are sometimes considered successful if they improve outcomes by just a few percentage points.

Antiretroviral medications also greatly reduce the odds that people with HIV will transmit the virus to others. That benefit is well established—medication that controls viral loads can virtually eliminate the chance of infecting a partner. That's why that big group of people in the U.S. who are diagnosed with HIV but not getting care account for a disproportionate share of new HIV infections[.]

More at the links.
19:40 [LINK] "Transnistria: West Berlin of the post-Soviet world" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Sergei Markedonov at Open Democracy writes about how the Russian-supported exclave of Transnistria is facing hard times, now that the Ukraine that borders it is making egress impossible.

Fresh intrigue is afoot in the Transnistrian 'frozen' conflict. On 21 May, Ukraine's parliament the Verkhovna Rada revoked the agreement between Russia and Ukraine on the movement of Russian troops through Ukrainian territory to Transnistria, the unrecognised republic that is, from a legal point of view, considered part of Moldova.

But that is far from everything. Rada deputies also wrote off a whole series of documents regulating the supply of Russian troops and ‘peacekeepers’ stationed in Transnistria – the Operative Group of Russian Forces.

After the Ukrainian parliament's decision, Chișinău Airport is now the sole connection to the 'mainland' for the Russian military. And Chișinău is taking advantage of the opportunity. The Moldovan authorities now require Moscow to inform them of their troops' arrival a month in advance. Since October last year, more than 100 Russian military personnel have been deported from Moldova.

Chișinău doesn't see the Operative Group as peacekeepers: it's an undesirable foreign presence. For Chișinău , the Russian military presence only impedes Moldova's 'European choice' and fosters separatist desires on the left bank of the Nistru (Dniester) River. Made up of the former 14th Soviet Guards Army, the Operative Group was created in June 1995, when reforming the old Soviet army command.

[. . .]

Prior to 2006, Moscow and Kyiv were often seen as successful partners in Transnistria. For instance, Ukraine did not obstruct plans put forward by Dmitry Kozak, a Russian politician with ties to the Kremlin, to unite Transnistria and Moldova as a federal state in 2003. In turn, in 2005, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs more or less supported Viktor Yushchenko's suggestions for a peaceful resolution of the stalemate.
19:37 [LINK] "Adil Charkaoui: The angriest man in Montreal" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Of all the potential spokespeople for Muslims in Canada and Québec, Adil Charkaoui is among the worst. Martin Patriquin of MacLean's writes about how a man once suspected of terrorist connections has become a prominent figure.

Hints of [Adil Charkaoui]'s alleged former life as a terrorist have crept into Charkaoui’s present-day narrative. Two of Charkaoui’s former students, who attended his Muslim community centre in east-end Montreal, were found to have made a trip overseas to join jihadi groups in their fight against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. More recently, two of 10 individuals arrested before they could leave on a similar mission had frequented Charkaoui’s classes.

Charkaoui, who didn’t respond to interview requests, has vehemently denied that he coaxed his former students into jihad­—and none of those students has spoken about Charkaoui at all. He has further denied that he planned a “biochemical attack in [Montreal’s] Metro” in 2002, or that he ever talked of “taking control of an airplane for aggressive purposes,” as the federal government alleged in court filings from 2013.

He has since become a Canadian citizen—proof positive, Charkaoui has said, that the government’s own allegations of terrorism were far-fetched. On the day of his citizenship ceremony, Charkaoui happily quoted from the letter sent to him from Prime Minister Stephen Harper, “welcoming him to the Canadian family.”

While he continues to draw the ire of old foes—the PQ’s Agnès Maltais, now in opposition, recently labelled him “a merchant of hate”—he is also facing criticism from an unlikely source: Muslims themselves. In March, the tabloid Journal de Montréal published an open letter to Charkaoui by Omar Kesraoui, an Algerian-born Montrealer. “In Algeria, I didn’t have a childhood or an adolescence because of Islamists like you . . . The community needs real leaders to speak in the public sphere, not charlatans like you,” reads the letter, in part. Kesraoui goes on to call Charkaoui a “self-proclaimed sheik.”

Kesraoui didn’t respond to requests for further comment, and many others from the community seem to be wary of criticizing Charkaoui in public, for fear of adding to the perceived anti-Muslim bias in Quebec society. “By coming out and saying that Adil Charkaoui is a bad person, you end up joining the ranks of those who criticize Muslims in the public sphere, and perpetuate the idea that there’s something wrong with Islam,” says Stephen Brown, a Muslim activist in Montreal and a Charkaoui critic. “So, guys who proclaim themselves to be spokespeople can say anything and nothing is going to happen to them.”
19:33 [URBAN NOTE] blogTO on Artscape Gibraltar Point »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
blogTO features a guest post by Daniel Rotsztain introducing readers to Artscape Gibraltar Point, an artist's retreat on the Toronto Islands.

(I so need to go there.)

One of Toronto's most important spaces for artists is located far from the city's west-end galleries, east-end lofts and downtown museums. At Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island, where the flows of Lake Ontario meet and the poplar and dog wood trees grow right to the water's edge, the electric mix of urban and wild energy of Toronto's southern limit has fuelled the city's creative scene for 15 years.

[. . .]

Artscape Gibraltar Point began its life as the original Island Public School. The oldest part of the building dates back to a 1909 one-room schoolhouse. The facility was added to and expanded to accommodate the growing Island population to create the current 30 000 square foot facility.

In the 1950s, Metro Toronto began demolishing houses to make way for an Island-wide park and enrolment in the school dropped. To make use of the empty space, the Toronto Board of Education established the Natural Science Program bringing grade 5 and 6 classes to the Island from the city for nature education.

In 1998 when the new Island Public School was built 500 metres east, the building original school building seemed destined for demolition. Passionate Islanders, well seasoned in the art of activism from their fight to save their homes, fought hard to prevent its demolition.

Inspired by the setting, the Islanders had a vision to repurpose the school as an arts centre. Their cause was aided when Artscape took it on and with their backing, the Islanders were successful in saving the building.
19:31 [LINK] "Justice Minister Peter MacKay, 49, quitting politics" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
The Toronto Star's Tonda Maccharles reports on the departure of Conservative Peter Mackay from the Canadian political stage. As has been noted by several people on Facebook, Mackay's departure means that the Conservative Party is almost entirely lacking in prominent figures apart from Harper himself. Can this possibly bode well for their chances in this year's elections?

Peter MacKay, the Progressive Conservative who joined ranks with Reformer and Canadian Alliance leader Stephen Harper to unite the right and form the modern Conservative Party of Canada, is quitting politics.

With the prime minister at his side at an event in Nova Scotia, MacKay announced he will not run again in the federal election five months from now.

“I’ve come to difficult decision . . . for entirely personal reasons, to step back from public life and to concentrate on my young and growing family.”

[. . .]

MacKay said he will remain as minister of justice until the federal election, at the request of the prime minister, and has not sought or accepted any other offers of employment. He will likely join the private sector after the next election.
19:28 [LINK] "anada's GDP shrank at 0.6% pace in 1st quarter, Statistics Canada says" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
CBC reports on Canada's economic woes.

Canada's economy shrank by 0.1 per cent in the first three months of 2015, as the economic impact of oil's gloom spread to other sectors.

It's the first time the economy has contracted on a quarterly basis since 2011.

Statistics Canada said Friday that many sectors, including mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction, construction, wholesale trade and manufacturing were in negative territory for the three months between January and March.

There was growth in finance and insurance, utilities, as well as the agriculture and forestry sectors, but not enough to offset weakness everywhere else.

Expressed as an annualized rate, GDP contracted 0.6 per cent in the first quarter.
18:50 “It takes you back” »Journal-Pioneer Local
Fox reflects on significance of Legislative Chamber
18:46 Fox ready for Legislature »Journal-Pioneer Local
Shadow cabinet responsibilities for TIE and Justice and Public Safety
18:46 Kensington Church of the Nazarene moves to Freetown »Journal-Pioneer Local
Ray Hinchey has been a pastor for 34 years, and says it’s the people that bring the most joy to his work. Now he has a bigger and better church that will seat more people, which will bring even more joy to his work.
18:19 Ryan Laird brings uplifting message to KISH »Journal-Pioneer Local
Ryan Laird wanted to be a rock star.
17:54 Free Tree Day was a Quick but Amazing Success! »sawig
Hi everyone, Unfortunately, we are getting messages that Free Tree Day was a hoax and that no one was there when they went to go get trees and shrubs. We had ordered in/received over 150 native trees/shrubs, and they were … Continue reading
17:11 CAPITAL BEAT: Few administrations have had as rough a beginning as the MacLauchlan government »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
It is hard to think of any government off to a worse start than Wade MacLauchlan has endured in May.
17:10 Big day of stakes »Journal-Pioneer Sports
In Summerside on Sunday afternoon
17:08 Great choice by Leafs »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Babcock right coach to turn around NHL franchise
16:57 PEI’s Top Romantic Getaways »Welcome PEI!
There’s a certain kind of romance about being near the ocean. Waking up to the smell of salt air, taking that leisurely stroll to the beach, and feeling the sand between your toes can be pretty dreamy. There are simply some places, some kinds of adventures, that make you want … More
16:55 P.E.I. can balance budget »The Guardian - Business
Conference Board of Canada says Maritime provinces moving toward sound economic growth
16:14 [URBAN NOTE] "Captain John’s departure part of encroaching sameness" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
The always-acute Edward Keenan wrote today in the Toronto Star about the import of the departure of Captain John's restaurant from Queens Quay to the shipyard. Yes, it was terrible, he notes, but it also had character. Will Toronto's future be one of characterlessness? (I'm skeptical that this is the case. Surely the city can acquire elements of character that are actually positive?)

Captain John’s was by most reports a terrible restaurant, the kind of place where word of mouth in recent decades held that if you went, you should avoid the seafood, and avoid the food in general if possible. It was musty inside and had grown rusty outside, and it was tacky in its design from the outset. Legions of Torontonians considered it an eyesore.

But you know, it had character, as did owner Letnik, who served as self-appointed captain and chef, and who lived on the boat at least some of the time over the years. Toronto once had a bunch of minor-celebrity eccentrics running its landmark businesses — Mel Lastman, Ed Mirvish, Sam Sniderman (and before them Timothy Eaton, inventor of the money-back guarantee) — and often their shops, like Letnik’s, were pure expressions of their eccentricity.

Slowly, surely, they’re disappearing: Sam the Record Man, World’s Biggest Bookstore, now Captain John’s and soon Honest Ed’s; Jilly’s strip club on Queen East and the Matador after-hours hall on Dovercourt, the little shops in Roy’s Square at Yonge and Bloor, even the nightclubs in the Entertainment District and so many small, unlamented little joints, diners and dives and family-run hardware stores and book shops and curiosity emporia across the city.

Change is the nature of cities, of course — it’s good! — but it’s fair to note the relentless monotony of what replaces the landmarks of yesteryear: green glass towers, Winners, Home Depot, Forever 21, Chipotle, Starbucks. As with most cities in the world, the distinct local features of this place are replaced by the samey-same-sameness of everyplace, the franchises of global culture, outposts of a global esthetic. These places are often prettier than the ones they replace, or at least less gaudy and more dignified. They are often more efficient at delivering goods and services, at better prices, with more consistent products. But they’re boring.
16:03 The Green File: Garden Days »Journal-Pioneer Living
We are approaching a hot season in the gardening business. Oh, I know that the heat will begin to hit home and the temptation to sit under the cooling shade of a tree in your favourite outdoor furniture will soon be upon us. I am not talking about that kind of heat.
15:57 EASTERN PASSAGES: The problem with the neighbours »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
It would make a startling editorial statement. A homeless man in Toronto, standing on a bench tufted with piles of his belongings, sending a golden arch of urine directly into the manicured grounds of Osgoode Hall, home of some of Ontario’s senior courts.
15:23 West Prince edges Summerside 2-1 »Journal-Pioneer Sports
SUMMERSIDE – West Prince edged the Summerside United 2-1 in a P.E.I. Under-14 Boys Soccer League (Premier Division) game on Thursday evening.
15:22 Under-14 girls’ game ends in tie »Journal-Pioneer Sports
CHARLOTTETOWN – Hillsborough United and RC United played to a 1-1 tie in the P.E.I. Under-14 Girls Soccer League (Premier Division) action recently.
15:17 A late start »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Rugged winter weather delays senior tour
14:41 Five-kilometre event June 13 »Journal-Pioneer Sports
In support of Kristen Cameron Trust Fund
14:20 Service me please »Island Musings
I have written here that I am a fan of Blundstone foot ware.  I am hard on shoes and seldom get more than 1.5 years out of shoes.  Blunties however, seem to last forever and are as comfortable as slippers.  A friend told me that Blundstone now had a canvas boot-shoe and after doing a&ellipsis;Read the full post »
14:10 Western Capitals swing deal for defencemen McQuaid, McCabe »The Guardian - Sports
The Summerside Western Capitals and Amherst Ramblers didn’t wait until draft weekend to make a splash.The two Maritime Junior Hockey League teams completed a five-player trade on Thursday night. The Capitals sent forwards Brad Power and Sam Jay of Freetown, along with defenceman Jackson ...
14:04 Charlottetown council officially removes curfew on hot dog vendors »The Guardian - Local News
It’s official, hot dog vendors can stay open as long as they want in Charlottetown. City council gave unanimous approval to third and final reading of the street vendors bylaw this afternoon, fast-tracking the process that turned into a social media firestorm lately. First reading didn’t take ...
13:49 MacIntyre re-signs with Hurricanes »The Guardian - Sports
Stratford’s Drew MacIntyre is staying with the Carolina Hurricanes organization. The team announced Friday they had signed the 31-year-old goalie to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay MacIntyre $600,000 in the NHL, or $250,000 at the AHL in 2015-16. MacIntyre had a 20-26-5 record ...
13:44 Lawyer representing Summerside women hopes lawsuit will settle »Journal-Pioneer Local
The Canadian National Institute for the Blind has reportedly settled another case against one of its former lottery kiosk contractors.
13:34 Caps swing major trade »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Acquire two P.E.I. defencemen from Ramblers
13:22 Gail Shea 'surprised' by Peter MacKay resignation »The Guardian - Local News
Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea says she is surprised by the news Justice Minister Peter MacKay is exiting politics. Shea was in Charlottetown for a funding announcement Friday morning when news broke out of Ottawa that MacKay will announce later today he is leaving federal politics. “This ...
13:08 [PHOTO] Goodbye, Captain John »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Yesterday, Captain John's floating restaurant was towed out of its dock on Queens Quay at the base of Yonge Street to the scrpayard. The Toronto Star's Susan Pigg described the scene.

Waterfront resident Ed Hore had the best seat in the harbour Thursday as a giant piece of Toronto history was hauled away with surprising speed and grace from the Yonge St. slip where it’s been a fixture for 40 years.
“We’re pretty fed up with Captain John’s, so we’re glad to see it go,” said Hore, a Yonge St. condo resident who manoeuvered his kayak as close as possible to record the rusting relic’s final moments on Toronto’s waterfront.

Hundreds came by foot and boat to Queens Quay for the sunny, warm send-off of the ship, the Jadran, for many reasons: to salute the end of an era, to say good riddance, or simply to be there if something went wrong with the delicate operation.
But nothing did.

After 40 years at foot of Yonge St., Captain John's ship is on its way to the scrap yard.

“It went perfectly, just like it’s supposed to,” said Wayne Elliott in a phone call from the middle of Lake Ontario, a veteran ship scrapper with more than 100 ships under his belt.

For a brief time, there was concern that mounting winds might delay the move again. But just after 10:30 a.m., as planned, super tug Jarrett began to pull on a harness attached to the stern and a cheer went up from folks crowded around the watery slip or watching from condo balconies as the ship smoothly edged out of her long-time berth.

On Sunday, while heading towards the Redpath sugar refinery, I stopped to take some pictures.

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12:37 UPEI tuition to rise 3 per cent »The Guardian - Local News
Tuition at the University of Prince Edward Island will rise three per cent after the university's budget was approved Thursday night. UPEI released its 2015-16 operating budget of just under $107 million to the public today. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL BUDGET The budget plan was approved under ...
12:37 UPEI, Holland College tuition to rise 3 per cent »The Guardian - Local News
Tuition at two of the Island's post-secondary education institutions is rising by three per cent this year. UPEI's board of governors approved its 2015-16 operating budget of just under $107 million Thursday, assuming the province will increase its operating grant by 1.6 per cent. Students will ...
12:26 Summerside mayor reassured city's voice will be heard at cabinet »Journal-Pioneer Local
SUMMERSIDE –Summerside Mayor Bill Martin says his fears over the city’s loss of a voice at the provincial cabinet table have been allayed.
12:15 Omar Khadr deserves chance to prove worth »The Guardian - Opinion
Omar Khadr is asking Canadians to give him a chance to prove he is worthy of their trust and that he isn’t the dangerous, deranged terrorist he has been depicted to be. And, he has been asking for a chance to prove his worth with a bright smile on his face and a warm twinkle in his eye. Earlier ...
12:15 Sirens making music on P.E.I. »The Guardian - Living
The members of Sirens enjoy stepping out of their busy lives to attend weekly practice as they prepare for their spring concert performances in Charlottetown and Georgetown


12:08 Funeral Saturday for Baby Albion »The Guardian - Local News
MOUNT ALBION — The funeral for a newborn baby found dead in Mount Albion in April will be held Saturday morning at the church where the remains were found. The Birch Hill Free Church of Scotland will hold the service for the infant, whom the RCMP nicknamed Baby Albion. Visitation begins at 9 ...
12:00 Governments need to show leadership »The Guardian - Opinion
Editor: In the May 25 Guardian, pollster Don Mills writes about Atlantic Canadians’ resistance to change (“Attitudes toward change”). He says part of the economic trouble in the region is due to us not wanting to move closer to work or public services. He says: “We know from our research that ...
12:00 Raising voices to raise funds for Children's Memorial Place »Journal-Pioneer Living
Local musical band, Dusty Roads, will headline the 13th annual International Children's Memorial Place (ICMP) fundraising concert, taking place Sunday, May 31, at 7 p.m. at Centre Belle Alliance in Summerside.
12:00 Tignish Drama Club to present encore performance in Miscouche »Journal-Pioneer Living
Tignish Drama Club presents a three-act comedy, “Aunt Bessie's Beats the Band,” on Friday, May 29, at 8 p.m.
11:58 Visit to Turkey was an eye-opener »The Guardian - Opinion
Editor: In April, I visited Turkey, a country of 75 million people in less than half the area of Canada. I read that they have rejected commercial agriculture and the average farm size is 12 acres and they are able to grow one third of their country’s food supply. My memories of the flavor of ...
11:55 Lantz criticism very unfair »The Guardian - Opinion
Editor: I was appalled to read The Guardian article decrying the fact that PC Leader Rob Lantz took a one-week vacation with his family following the recent election. Mr. Lantz has worked tirelessly for the past six months to successfully secure the leadership of his party and to conduct a ...
11:53 Seasonal Water Restrictions Begin June 1 »City of Charlottetown
2015-05-29 The City of Charlottetown's Water and Sewer Utility Department reminds
11:52 IWK looks for Maritime generosity »The Guardian - Opinion
Editor: We are so fortunate in the Maritimes to live in a place with an organization as special as the IWK Health Centre in Halifax.The IWK's vision is simple: “Healthy families. The best care.” Can you imagine having the best possible health care available, right here in the Maritimes? We can, ...
11:38 Gary MacDougall, paper boy »The Guardian - Opinion
Well, this is a sad day, but also a hopeful one. At least from the point of view of those of us who have the joy to be associated with this paper as writers and employees. For the editor of this storied rag, Gary MacDougall, after a 47-year career which began as a paper boy in Tyne Valley, is ...
11:18 Daily Specials for Friday, May 29, 2015 »Casa Mia Daily Specials

The Daily Specials at Casa Mia Restaurant for Friday, May 29, 2015 are:

  • Chimichurri Chicken-Black Bean wrap...11.99 Chicken, black beans, corn, red and green peppers and onions sauteed in our house made chimichurri sauce...tucked in a whole wheat wrap with cheddar cheese, mixed greens and roasted garlic mayo...served with side house salad or fries.
  • Corn Chowder $4.99

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

11:12 Kelley Mooney presents a launch concert for her new CD »The Guardian - Living
“Still”, her new CD collection of gospel standards and originals has been inspired by her recent challenges
11:08 Great big life change for Séan McCann »The Guardian - Living
The Newfoundland singer-songwriter performs at Trailside Café tonight
11:00 Business hall of fame in P.E.I. inducts new members »The Guardian - Business
Trust your instincts, says Tim Banks moments before the pipes and drums fired up to lead the head table into the annual Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame gala dinner. Banks is joined by this year's fellow inductees Stan MacPherson and Bev Simpson. MacPherson is a chartered accountant who ...
11:00 Pet food supplier donates to P.E.I. Humane Society »The Guardian - Local News
Global Pet Foods P.E.I. has donated more than $3,600 to the P.E.I. Humane Society through funds raised during the recent Show Us Your Heart campaign. The campaign ran nationally from Jan. 31 Feb. 14 and raised money to help local shelters across Canada. During the Valentine’s fundraiser, for ...
10:56 Justice Minister Peter MacKay resigning »The Guardian - Local News
A source has confirmed with TC Media that Central Nova MP and Justice Minister Peter MacKay is stepping down. MacKay is expected to make an announcment at the Museum of Industry in Stellarton at 5 p.m. MacKay was first elected as a Member of Parliament in 1997. He was re-elected in his ...
09:37 Summerside council extends invitation to P.E.I. Connectors program »The Guardian - Local News
SUMMERSIDE - City council here is extending an invitation to P.E.I. Connectors to set up shop in Summerside. Council unanimously passed a resolution recently that would see a letter written to P.E.I. Connectors requesting that the organization prepare a proposal to extend its services and ...
09:29 Registration Open for Charlottetown Outdoor Adventure Camps »City of Charlottetown
2015-05-29 The Charlottetown Parks and Recreation Department is offering co-ed Outdoor


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