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Thursday September 21, 2017

21:01 Parts »justpictureit
photo - Parts

I think I showed some Kutiman here several years ago. Parts.....

20:01 Touring »Pedaling PEI
19:43 Pumpkin patch outside Charlottetown »nathan rochford:blog

Pumpkin patch outside Charlottetown

16:27 #TheFeed: Tom Merritt on Hackers + Medical Tech & Natural Disasters »AmberMac
TF112: Tom Merritt, host of Daily Tech News show, joins us to talk about the tech stories of the week, including the status of his Patreon campaign supporting new co-host Sarah Lane (she starts Oct. 2nd). Michael speaks to Greg Feller, co-founder of Mogo, about how his fintech company is making it easier to get […]
16:22 Community Notices »Women's Equality PEI
Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, September 21, 2017 New listings this week: 1) Survey Closes Tomorrow: Engaging Island Women for Political Action 2) PEIBWA Activities 3) Flotilla – Contemporary Art Festival in Charlottetown Happening Now 4) Soul Food is this Sunday! 5) Bonshaw Ceilidh ​- Benefit for​ McKillop Centre​ 6) […]
14:02 Driveway snow removal service in Kensington (16 Words) » | New Topics
The guy who did my driveway the past winters retired this year... Any suggestion will help....
11:29 City to Begin Hydrant- Fall Flushing Program »City of Charlottetown
2017-09-21 The City of Charlottetown's Water and Sewer Utility wishes to advise the public that its fall maintenance
10:01 Garden Bounty »Aiken House & Gardens
10:00 Theft Suspect - *Video* »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police Services are requesting the public's help in identifying the man depicted in the attached video. Anyone with information regarding the identity of this individual may contact police at 902-629-4172.
08:36 Daily Specials for Thursday, September 21, 2017 »Casa Mia Daily Specials

The Daily Specials at Casa Mia Restaurant for Thursday, September 21, 2017 are:

  • Roasted cauliflower soup with foccacia bread 5.99
  • The Fall Flavour is almost done for this year. Be sure to come in and experience our rendition . The dinner menu starts at 5 pm and ends at 9 pm.

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

08:20 Failing to Stop For Police - Motorcyclist Arrested »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police Services were conducting routine patrols yesterday morning at 9:54 am on Euston Street, and observed a motorcycle operating without a proper license plate. Police attempted to stop motorcycle, however motorcycle fled area at a high rate of speed failing to stop for numerous stop signs. Motorcyclist was observed by a police officer operating an unmarked vehicle, and followed to a service station in Belfast PE where he was arrested. Accused male, a 24 year old resident of Mt. Herbert PE, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while pursued by police. Accused will be appearing in Provincial Court at a later date.
06:33 Sunshine expected across PEI for the next few days.. »peistormchaser
Thursday, Sept 21st 6:30am.. Strong high pressure located north of the island will drift slowly south keeping tropical storm Jose from any northward movement towards the Maritimes. This feature will crest over the island tomorrow then also drift away to … Continue reading

Wednesday September 20, 2017

22:01 Wednesday »Pedaling PEI
21:01 Painted Ladies »justpictureit
photo - Painted Ladies

During the first and second weeks of September the island experienced hundreds of thousands of painted lady butterflies on their migration route. They were everywhere! When driving you were both driving over them and hitting them with the windshield. It was quite an experience. They loved the asters in the garden and also the dirt in the driveway. They are known to be a pest of soybeans but it is only in their larval stage that this is so. Right now they are feasting on the most predominant weed at this time of year, goldenrod. Added yesterday, 20 September: There are still plenty of these butterflies around but not in the great numbers of those first two weeks.

20:31 Puerto Rico takes direct hit from Hurricane Maria »John Cairns Blog
Maria socked Puerto Rico today; everyone lost their power. Sounds like the worst hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in 80 years. All the grim news from CNN. Also, I wrote up a newspaper column about hurricane season here. Hope I didn’t sound too flippant about the plight of Canadian tourists stuck in hurricane alley: the […]
18:01 Summer TV Drought »The Dominee Huisvrouw
14:25 Potato farmer concerned about Trudeau tax changes - The Globe... »nathan rochford:blog

Potato farmer concerned about Trudeau tax changes - The Globe and Mail

14:00 Charlottetown Launches Youth Wellness Week »City of Charlottetown
2017-09-20 The City of Charlottetown's Youth Retention Advisory Board, Charlottetown - Youth Matters,
11:51 Tyler and Michelle engagement  »nathan rochford:blog

Tyler and Michelle engagement 

11:50 Art in the Open »nathan rochford:blog

Art in the Open

11:43 Queens Arms Intersection Work Progressing; Public Thanked for Their Patience »City of Charlottetown
2017-09-20 The City of Charlottetown wishes to thank the public for their role in the successful start
11:32 Upgrading to iOS 11 for your iPhone & iPad »AmberMac
After a long summer of beta-testing, Apple has now released iOS 11 to the masses. Here are some things you’ll want to know about before you upgrade. Features As usual, the design has been updated, but the new iOS has a slew of other changes, too, including: new control center (which is customizable) improved Siri […]
11:11 NGLS awarded honors at Shellfish Festival »New Glasgow Lobster Suppers
  We are so happy to announce that over the past weekend we were selected as the recipient of Restaurants Canada’s Shellfish Excellence Award . The plaque was presented by Shanna Munro, Restaurants Canada President & CEO during The PEI Shellfish Festival in Charlottetown on Saturday September 16th. This award honors a PEI operator that has demonstrated […]
10:43 Beach bonfire/starry night »nathan rochford:blog

Beach bonfire/starry night

10:42 The seasons »nathan rochford:blog

The seasons

10:34 Tall ships visit Charlottetown  »nathan rochford:blog

Tall ships visit Charlottetown 

10:32 Trudeau visit - June »nathan rochford:blog

Trudeau visit - June

09:33 Fire Department to Host Open House on Oct. 1 »City of Charlottetown
2017-09-20 The Charlottetown Fire Department is hosting an Open House on Sunday, October 1 to help
06:23 More showers possible today across PEI.. »peistormchaser
Wednesday, Sept 20th 6:20am.. A cold front oriented NE-SW is currently located along the St Lawrence River Valley. This front will move east today sweeping across the island later this afternoon. High pressure will build in tomorrow from the north … Continue reading
02:50 Emily and Jamie’s wedding »nathan rochford:blog

Emily and Jamie’s wedding

02:44 Adam and Lyndsey’s engagement »nathan rochford:blog

Adam and Lyndsey’s engagement

02:34 Cape Tryon lighthouse »nathan rochford:blog

Cape Tryon lighthouse

02:29 Trip up west/moon over West Point lighthouse  »nathan rochford:blog

Trip up west/moon over West Point lighthouse 

02:24 Peggy’s Cove »nathan rochford:blog

Peggy’s Cove

Tuesday September 19, 2017

22:01 Sandpiper »justpictureit
photo - Sandpiper

18:52 Strait Steamers on Cards »Straitpost - PEI Postcards
One of the more popular areas for topical postcard collection is the depiction of ships on cards. While the ports of Prince Edward Island were hardly major destinations for steamers the fact of being an island meant a dependence on vessels for connection to the mainland and there are a number of interesting cards showing … Continue reading "Strait Steamers on Cards"
15:55 Earthquake in Mexico City!! Good grief, what’s next?! »John Cairns Blog
Oh, no. On the same day that Cat. 5 Hurricane Maria targets Puerto Rico after destroying Dominica, on the same day that President Donald Trump unloads on “Rocket Man” Kim Jong-Un at the United Nations, we get reports of a powerful 7.1 Richter scale earthquake hitting in the vicinity of none other than Mexico City. This comes […]
12:02 Last of My Summer Roses Tea »Rose Chintz Cottage
08:45 Chance of showers today, tonight and tomorrow across PEI.. »peistormchaser
Tuesday, Sept 19th 8:45am.. An area of high pressure located over Newfoundland this morning will ridge back westward towards the Maritimes today. This feature will play an important role in keeping Hurricane Jose south of the Maritimes. Hurricane Jose is … Continue reading

Monday September 18, 2017

22:01 Dusk »Pedaling PEI
22:01 Grand Children »justpictureit
photo - Grand Children

They are all in school now with no more beach visits with Darla.

11:09 Theft Suspect *Video* »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police Services are requesting the public's help in identifying the man depicted in the attached video. Anyone with information regarding the identity of this individual may contact police at 902-629-4172.
11:05 Communities in Bloom - 2017 National Edition »City of Charlottetown
2017-09-18 The City of Charlottetown received a 5 Leaves -Silver rating and a special mention for Water
09:20 Man Arrested For Assaulting Female - North River Road »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police Services received a complaint early this morning at 3:56 am, regarding an assault that had occurred at a residence on North River Road. Police determined that a female had been assaulted, and subsequently arrested a 18 year old resident of Cornwall PE. Accused male was jailed at the Provincial Correctional Centre, and will be appearing in Provincial Court at a later date; victim sustained no serious injuries.
08:11 Cloudy skies and chance of showers expected across PEI next couple days.. »peistormchaser
Monday, Sept 18th 8:10am.. A stationary front is currently located NW-SE across PEI and is expected to drift northward tonight. Cloud, showers and patchy drizzle are accompanying this feature. Hurricane Jose located off the coast of Cape Hattaras, NC is … Continue reading

Sunday September 17, 2017

23:02 It was the “mother!” of all box-office debacles this weekend at the movies! »John Cairns Blog
This weekend, IT took the top domestic box office again with a haul of $60 million, but the story really was the debacle for Darren Aronofsky’s effort “mother!“, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem. It bombed completely at the box office with a low $7.5 million haul thanks in no small measure to some epic-bad word […]
22:01 Black and White Monday »justpictureit
photo - Black and White Monday

Beach days are important to take advantage of. Autumn is approaching and encroaching. Last week was in the high 20's with humidity factors making it seem hotter.

21:51 No way, Jose! Same for you, Maria! Everyone is fed up with hurricanes »John Cairns Blog
All of North America is surely fed up with all these hurricanes that have been hitting. Right now Hurricane Jose is way out in the ocean but there is concern it could maybe impact the Northeast USA later this week.  Also, Maria has just formed in the Atlantic as a Cat. 1 and could hit […]
21:37 Parsons Green subway attack, Jemele Hill, Ben Shapiro and more News from Nowhere »John Cairns Blog
So, folks, it is another depressing week of news here at News from Nowhere. I guess the latest bad news has been this Tube terrorist attack at Parsons Green that is yet again the work of Isis. Two arrests have been made and the threat level has now been lowered from “critical”.  Anyway, it is more […]
20:01 Breadalbane »Pedaling PEI
15:39 The Legacy of Arnold Chan »Riki's Misadventures At Life

Canada lost a great man on Thursday. He may not have been known to many Canadians, but he was well known and loved by his family and community, his constituancy of Scarborough-Agincourt, and his fellow Members of Parliament in the House of Commons, no matter their political stripe. On June 12, 2017, Arnold Chan, dying of a rare form of cancer, stood up in the House of Commons and spoke of civility in debate in Parliament, and in society at large.

He said, “I am not sure how many more times I will have the strength to get up and do a 20-minute speech in this place, but the point I want to impart to all of us is that I know we are all honourable members, I know members revere this place, and I would beg us to not only act as honourable members but to treat this institution honourably.”

“To that extent, I want to make a shout-out to our colleague, the member for Saanich—Gulf Islands (Elizabeth May). This parliamentarian, who despite the fact we are not in the same party and despite the fact that we may disagree on some substantive issues quite vehemently, I consider to be a giant, not simply because she exhorts us to follow Standing Order 18, but more importantly, I have observed in her practice that she reveres this place. She is dedicated to her constituents. She practises, both here and in committee, the highest standard of practice that any parliamentarian could ask for. Despite strongly disagreeing, perhaps, with the position of the government of the day, she does so in a respectful tone. I would ask all of us to elevate our debate, to elevate our practice to that standard.”
“It is only through that practice, which I believe she so eloquently demonstrates, that Canadians will have confidence in this democratic institution that we all hold so dear. It is important that we do that.”

“The other thing that I wanted to speak broadly to is the practice of ditching what I call the “canned talking points.” I am not perfect. I know that sometimes it takes some practice. There are instances where it is necessary for us to have the guidance and assistance of our staff, the ministries, and of our opposition research.”

“However, I do not think it gives Canadians confidence in our debates in this place when we formulaically repeat those debates. It is more important that we bring the experience of our constituents here and impose it upon the question of the day, and ask ourselves how we get better legislation and how we make better laws.”

“We can disagree strongly, and in fact we should. That is what democracy is about. However, we should not just use the formulaic talking points. It does not elevate this place. It does not give Canadians confidence in what democracy truly means.”

He was calling for respect among the Members of Parliament. For those of us who watch CPAC on a regular basis, we know that debates can sometimes come down to shouting matches that the Speaker must put an end to. These shouting matches can sometimes spill outside of the House and these disrespectful words and tones are caught on camera by journalists who then broadcast it into the homes of Canadians during the evening news. This can lead to animousities among the public that have nothing to do with the issue being debated. Democracy is not yelling at and disrepecting each other, sticking to our guns and not budging. It is coming together, whether we agree or disagree, to compromise and work toward a common good.

He then spoke of how we all, as citizens of this country, can make it live up to it’s reputation of being a friendly, civil country.

“I would ask Canadians to give heart to their democracy, to treasure it, and revere it. Of course, I would ask them to do the most basic thing, which is to cast their ballots. However, for me it is much more than that. I ask them for their civic engagement, regardless of what it actually may mean, whether it is coaching a soccer team or helping someone at a food bank. For me it can be even simpler than that.”

“It is the basic common civility we share with each other that is fundamental. It is thanking our Tim Hortons server. It is giving way to someone on the road. It is saying thanks. It is the small things we collectively do, from my perspective, that make a great society, and to me, that is ultimately what it means to be a Canadian. We are so privileged to live in this country, because we have these small acts of common decency and civility that make us what we are. I would ask members to carry on that tradition, because that is the foundation of what makes Canada great.”

When he finished speaking, he sat down to tremendous applause throughout the House. Several Members left their seats, making their way to him, to shake his hand, or give him a friendly hug.

Several Members, of different parties, then stood up to thank Mr. Chan for his thoughts, and then gave small recollections that they had of him exemplifying the decency and civility that he wished to convey to the House that day.

Finally, Filomena Tassi, Liberal MP for Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas, stood and asked his advice.

“What advice can you give to us, as to how to reach that magical place, that place where you take compassion and kindness; then you build into there wisdom, insight, intellegence; amd then you build into there a respect for your constiutants with everything you do, a respect for your family who you love dearly; and at the end of the day, serving your constituants to the best possible place you can be and you can do. How do we get to that place? What words can you leave us?”

His answer was short, yet poinent. “My advice to you is simple: use your head, and follow your heart. It’s as simple as that.”

Arnold Chan died Thursday, September 14th, at age 50, losing a battle with nasopharyngeal cancer. He leaves behind a loving family, which includes his wife, Jean Yip, and their three children; Nathaniel, Ethan, and Theodore.

The text of the speech can be read at The Hill Times,

the video of the speech can be viewed on Youtube,

15:02 Well well »Island Musings
We are not alone in selling citizenship to rich foreign investors. Might be another opportunity for R Ghiz to land another board position.
12:05 Man Arrested For Impaired Driving - Euston Street »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police Services received a complaint early this morning at 5:12 am, regarding a possible impaired driver on Euston Street. Police patrolled area, located suspect vehicle, and determined the operator of the vehicle was impaired. Accused male, a 22 year old resident of St. Ann PE, 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.
12:02 Female Arrested For Assault - Great George Street »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police Services were conducting routine patrols on Great George St., early Sunday morning at 1:55 am, when they observed a female assaulting another female. Police subsequently arrested a 24 year old Stratford PE resident for assault. Accused female was jailed at the Provincial Correctional Centre, and will be appearing in Provincial Court at a later date; victim sustained no serious injuries.
11:55 Vehicle Strikes House - Male Arrested For Impaired Driving »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police Services received a complaint early Saturday morning at 5:53 am regarding a motor vehicle striking a residence on Dorchester Street. Police attended location and determined driver involved in collision was impaired. Accused male, a 20 year old resident of Charlottetown, was arrested for impaired driving and will be appearing in Provincial Court at a later date.
11:11 Man Arrested For Assault »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police Services received a complaint Friday night at 8:20 pm, regarding an assault that had occurred on Connolly Street. Police determined that a male had assaulted a female, police subsequently arrested a 26 year old resident of Marshfield PE, for assault. Accused male will be appearing in Provincial Court at a later date; victim sustained no serious injuries.
11:02 Wanderlust Yoga Festival ~ Mont Tremblant Hikes »Life on a Canadian Island
10:00 Chance of a shower next couple days across PEI.. »peistormchaser
Sunday, Sept 17th 10:00am.. A cold front moved across the island late yesterday afternoon which ushered in those cool temperatures on a northerly wind. That front is now stalled in an east-west orientation over northern NS. The front will actually … Continue reading
08:13 RFID »Island Musings
I have been reading some of the concerns regarding use of RFID chips in our credit cards and debit cards. One of my friends was in the process of paying for a commodity with his debit card. In the process of doing this he placed his wallet on the counter while he used his debit&ellipsis;Read the full post »

Saturday September 16, 2017

23:53 Fight night tonight: Canelo vs. Golovkin! »John Cairns Blog
I am at home, following the social media reaction to this Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin title fight for the WBA-WBC-IBF middleweight boxing title.  And unlike that Mayweather-McGregor quasi-WWE circus act we got recently, this is the real deal: a real fight for a real title. Unfortunately, I’m too cheap to spring for the pay-per-view as usual, and […]
21:01 North River »Pedaling PEI
21:01 Sun and Rain »justpictureit
photo - Sun and Rain

A crack where the light gets in.

07:04 Showers expected to spread across PEI today.. »peistormchaser
Saturday, Sept 16th 7:00am.. A frontal boundary basically oriented east-west is currently draped across the northern Gulf this morning.  Cloudy but warm and muggy conditions are expected across the island south of this front. The front is expected to drop … Continue reading

Friday September 15, 2017

22:01 Weeds »Pedaling PEI
22:01 Purrs and Paws »justpictureit
photo - Purrs and Paws

08:44 Paris »Heather Ogg Blog

I love Paris. In Paris, everything is a photograph. Everything. I was like a kid in a candy store. Being from Montreal, Paris felt like home… home on steroids. The food, fashion, culture and architecture was incredible and the French have a contagious joie de vivre. This is how I want to live. We stayed Read More

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07:11 More sunshine expected today across PEI.. »peistormchaser
Friday, Sept 15th 7:10am... A weakening cold front oriented NE-SW is currently located just west of PEI. This front will become stationary then dissipate. The Remnants of Irma are tracking south of NS today with some associated showers grazing southern … Continue reading