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Monday July 24, 2017

22:01 Sherwood road »Pedaling PEI
21:01 Allowed In »justpictureit
photo - Allowed In

We have been asked to report any sightings of a specific stink bug, the brown marmorated stink bug . I knew there was a distinguishing feature but could not remember what it was so I looked it up. The distinguishing feature is that the joints of the segments on the antennae are white. Luckily then, this was not a specimen. They can cause widespread damage to fruit and vegetable crops and loves soybeans, planted this year, right beside my apple trees.

15:19 Credit Card Scam - Interest Rate Cut »Charlottetown Police Public Announcements
Charlottetown Police Services have received several complaints involving this type of scam. Caller purports to be representing a credit card company offering a new card at a lower interest rate. Once victim accepts offer they are asked for current credit card information. Fraudsters use this information to put through charges that may be tough for you to reverse. NEVER give out your credit card information number to someone offering to open an account for you at a lower rate.
14:09 Charlottetown Fire Department Responds to Chemical Incident »City of Charlottetown
2017-07-24 The Charlottetown Fire Department responded to a call this morning at Atlantic Warehousing (5 Garfield Street),
13:31 City Opens Dog Park in Hillsborough Park »City of Charlottetown
2017-07-24 The City of Charlottetown's Public Works Department has been working with the Province of PEI
12:32 Impaired Driver Asleep in Vehicle - Alley Street »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police Services received a complaint this morning at 12:46am, regarding a possible impaired driver asleep in his vehicle on Alley street. Police patrolled area, located suspect vehicle, and determined the operator of the vehicle was impaired by drug. Charlottetown Police Services utilized their Drug Recognition Expert (DRE), which resulted in the operator of the vehicle being charged with impaired driving. Accused male, a 52 year old male resident of Charlottetown, 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.
12:19 5 Reasons to Visit Red Shores »Welcome PEI!
Harness racing has been a beloved Island tradition since the 1880’s, and it’s just as popular today as it was then! From horse lovers to racing fanatics, there are so many reasons to love a day out at the track. Here are our top reasons to visit the Kentucky of … More
09:37 Impaired Driver - Female Arrested - Grafton Street »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police Services were conducting routine patrols early Saturday morning at 2:44am on Grafton Street, and observed a vehicle failing to stop for a red light. Police stopped vehicle, and determined the operator of the vehicle was impaired. Accused female, a 22 year old resident of Charlottetown, was arrested for impaired driving after it was determined she had in excess of twice the legal amount of alcohol in her blood. Accused will be appearing in Provincial Court at a later date.
06:15 Dry conditions expected across PEI next few days.. »peistormchaser
Monday July 24th 6:15am... High pressure Centered over Quebec will dominate the weather picture across the island over the ne3xt several days with mainly sunny skies and light winds. Low pressure currently over the southern Great Lakes will be forced … Continue reading
03:02 Monks are in big trouble (179 Words) » | New Topics ... nd-wisdom/

His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaks to Chinese devotees about Bliss and Wisdom

12 July 2017

Deskit Monastery, Nubra Valley, Ladakh – His Holiness gave a short discourse to Chinese devotees at Deskit Monastery, followed by a question and answer session. His Holiness answered questions posed by Venerable Fan Yin (????), former abbot of Fengshan Monastery (???), Taiwan, as well as the CEO of Bliss and Wisdom Edu Park, Chen Yao-Hui (???).


First and second abbot of Fengshan Monastery have left.
The first abbot, a group of monks and some leaders of Bliss & Wisdom traveled to Ladakh to meet the Dalai Lama.
The first abbot has made many allegations about the inside workings of Bliss & Wisdom. Plenty of info available in Chinese, but mostly leaked info and speculation. Perhaps it will take some time for concrete evidence to emerge.

Seems pretty clear that Bliss & Wisdom has been hijacked by the Chinese Communist Party. Very, very sad....

Sunday July 23, 2017

21:01 Buckwheat »Pedaling PEI
21:01 Spidey »justpictureit
photo - Spidey

This spider lives on the outside frame of my bathroom window. I see many captures that she wraps and tucks away, this week, a large moth, not pictured here.

19:02 PC-Wildrose merger and WSOP Main Event final table highlights Tweets from Nowhere »John Cairns Blog
I don’t feel like doing a News from Nowhere today. I’ve been way too busy working this weekend, so here are some of the Tweets I’ve posted or re-Tweeted over the last 24 hours: Alberta’s Wildrose and PCs have voted to unite as one party. @glen_mcgregor on the major political shake-up: — Watch […]
15:02 Moving cost BC to PEI (36 Words) » | New Topics
We are retired and toy with the idea to move from BC to pei. Presently living in a condo 1250 sq feet two bedrooms. Does anyone have an idea of moving costs? Thanks in advance....
11:37 The last one »Island Musings
One of my friends who lives in the far west is known to make the comment that the best number of motorcycles is the next one. In an earlier post I mentioned my first two wheel vehicle. At a maximum speed of 74 km/h and 9 hp it is far removed from what is probably&ellipsis;Read the full post »
11:35 Gulp »Island Musings
I am all for improved Internet access for remote areas and even initial access for those that do not have access at all. Simple math suggests that from the following article the cost will be approximately $5700 per household. I remember when the BRAND Program was rolling out in Canada. At that time we met&ellipsis;Read the full post »
06:28 Sunshine continuous today across PEI.. »peistormchaser
Sunday July 23rd, 6:30am.. High pressure centered on Hudson’s Bay continues to nudge onto the Maritimes today with sunshine and light winds,  meanwhile a low pressure system located over Cape Cod is moving eastward and is expected to pass well … Continue reading

Saturday July 22, 2017

22:01 Scene From a Boat »justpictureit
photo - Scene From a Boat

20:01 Train wreck »Pedaling PEI
19:53 Valencia-Cosmos update »John Cairns Blog
I am currently tuned in to Spanish audio feed of the Valencia-Cosmos game online and following what is going on with the match updates on the Cosmos website.  Honestly, folks, it sounds like the Sask. fans are sitting on their hands there – no singing or chanting, nothing. Just polite clapping. I’m surprised, because Sask. […]
18:56 Life in Sask.: Soccer takes over Mosaic Stadium, Regina »John Cairns Blog
Welcome to an increasingly rare “Life in Saskatchewan” post. Obviously, the big story today is supposed to be “Soccer Day in Saskatchewan” as Valencia CF takes on New York Cosmos in an “international friendly” at the new Mosaic Stadium.  I wonder whether there is any real excitement out there for this game. Seriously, all the […]
18:39 Sunshine continues tomorrow across PEI.. »peistormchaser
Saturday July 22nd, 6:40pm.. A cold front crossed the Maritimes yesterday evening and brought the significant rainfall and thundershowers to the Island. This front ushered in a change in air with much cooler and fresher air. High pressure is building … Continue reading
12:28 Peggy’s Cove, N.S. So many tourists…so many selfies.  »nathan rochford:blog

Peggy’s Cove, N.S. So many tourists…so many selfies. 

06:17 100 words or less »Island Musings
Please explain bitcoin. I can't seem to grasp it.
05:22 Me and motorbikes »Island Musings
This was my first "real" motorbike. The actual first two wheeler was a department store scooter, but I count this one as the first legitimate motorized two wheel vehicle. I seem to recall this was 1962. Top speed was around 80 kph and it was started with a recoil rope.

Friday July 21, 2017

22:01 Hippo »Pedaling PEI
22:01 Pequeta Rita »justpictureit
photo - Pequeta Rita

I spent a few days at my daughter's last week. Lovely Rita was a big hit. This shot is not current however. It was taken in spring.

17:56 Lenaka Demon »The Monkey Rodeo
I haven't done a shoot with a full cowl piece like this in a couple years I think. I've made a couple, but they were really simple, more like bald caps I could stick other pieces on, this one really isn't as versatile as those and done to intentionally create a bit more of a character makeup.

I made it originally for a roadtrip photo shoot I had intended to do but ultimately got cancelled - something which equally disappointed and relieved me. It would have been awesome, but so much work and I just wouldn't have had the time for it.

As if it's not painfully obvious, it was made to look like a cross between Maleficent and a Klingon, and if you look closely at the markings on her face, they're somewhat close to those on Boone from the movie Nightbreed.

The horns are actually hollow, just a latex skin glued into identically shaped sockets on the prosthetic. So I was able to paint it all up, paint the horns and just glue them into the sockets, when it came time for application I just slipped the whole piece onto Julie's head and blended it in. Actually only took about half an hour - would have been less but she was more tanned than the skin tone I used for the prosthetic.

We lost the light, having started so late so I was glad a brought along an off-camera flash. And when it got too dark to even see to focus we moved down the beach to a spot where I could light her with the headlights from my truck. Not perfect, but it did work reasonably well.

14:47 Notice of Planning Department Public Meeting on August 1 »City of Charlottetown
2017-07-21 City Council will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, August 1 at 7 p.m. at City Hall - Council Chambers
14:18 Now, back to the “real news”: Sean Spicer quits as Trump’s WH press secretary  »John Cairns Blog
So, it was interesting seeing all this hand-wringing in the press about the O.J. Simpson parole hearing coverage yesterday. People were declaring it “fake news” and were positively alarmed that it was upstaging the “more important” news going on — in particular, all this daily nonsense surrounding President Donald Trump and the White House, most […]
10:38 Showers and thundershowers expected across PEI later today.. »peistormchaser
Friday July 21st, 10:30am.. A cold front crossed the island early this morning with some showers and thundershowers. This front is now east of the island. A second even stronger cold front currently located along the St Lawrence River Valley. … Continue reading

Thursday July 20, 2017

22:01 Coles creek »Pedaling PEI
22:01 Murray Islands Revelry »justpictureit
photo - Murray Islands Revelry

Tara's dad had a boat day last Sunday when my daughter was here, though she is not in this shot. The annual Poker Run is Sunday, the 30th.

20:28 Deja vu: O.J. Simpson goes free, again! »John Cairns Blog
Yes, I tuned into this whole “parole hearing of the century” coverage earlier today in which a panel in Carson City unanimously granted O.J. Simpson his parole from Lovelock, Nevada prison. It is almost like this was the “last stand for the media” in covering this Simpson story today, they really did go hog wild on this, […]
15:44 Blue Mussel Cafe »Heather Ogg Blog

I love the Blue Mussel Cafe. Here are some photos I took recently for the Best of Sea promotion, EnRoute and CAA Magazines.  This place is really popular with its rustic chic style, award-wining seafood and phenomenal location in North Rustico Harbour. I highly recommend it!      

The post Blue Mussel Cafe appeared first on Heather Ogg Blog.

10:00 Man Arrested For Assault - St. Peters Road »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police Services received a complaint late last night regarding an assault occurring at an address on St. Peters Road. Police were informed by complainant that she was assaulted by a male. Police subsequently arrested a 48 year old resident of Charlottetown with assault. Accused male will be appearing in Provincial Court at a later date; both individuals are known to each other and no serious injuries were sustained.
09:32 More showers expected tonight across PEI.. »peistormchaser
Thursday July 20th 9:30am.. A weak cold front crossed the island during the overnight hours giving the cloud and setting off a few light showers. The front will continue to move eastward off the coast of NS over the next … Continue reading
01:33 The news tonight is that John McCain has a brain tumor »John Cairns Blog
The big news broke earlier tonight that Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. He had surgery earlier this week for what was said to be a blood clot discovered during a routine checkup, but it sounds like they also found cancer with it. It appears the cancer was taken out and McCain […]

Wednesday July 19, 2017

22:01 Milkweed »Pedaling PEI
22:01 Beaches are Peachy »justpictureit
photo - Beaches are Peachy

I wish I had remembered to bring a frisbee. The best place to play is the beach.

21:54 O.J. Simpson set for “Parole Hearing of the Century” on Thursday »John Cairns Blog
The big hearing on whether to grant parole to O.J. Simpson for his armed robbery antics gets under way tomorrow in Carson City, Nevada.  Already, the media hype for this is through the roof, and this is going to be televised on multiple networks and news channels, including on ESPN. People are calling it the “Parole […]
18:01 Just a Trim »The Dominee Huisvrouw
18:01 Prelude at Grandpa & Grandma's! »The Dominee Huisvrouw
15:35 Spicy I am »Island Musings
As some know, I suffer from injury induced arthritis.  (Definitely NOT age related.)  On the recommendation of my medical consultant I started consuming Tumeric.  The improvement is noticeable.  I also passed along the recommendation to a coworker who uses a cane due to arthritis in knee.  After a week she no longer uses cane.  Pain&ellipsis;Read the full post »
14:01 Love is like swimming in turbulent waters... »Woman, Wife, Mother and a Professor
09:51 Possible showers tonight across PEI.. »peistormchaser
Wednesday July 19th 9:45am.. A weak cold front oriented NE-SW is currently located through Quebec. This front will move SE and cross the island during the overnight and into the morning hours tomorrow giving cloud and chance of showers/thundershowers. Brief … Continue reading

Tuesday July 18, 2017

23:01 A first letter to my Italian friend - Our visit to Rome »Woman, Wife, Mother and a Professor
21:32 Controversy over Trump Jr., health bill fiasco, and wildfires dominate News from Nowhere »John Cairns Blog
Welcome again to News from Nowhere. The big fiery controversy over the last week has been Donald Trump Jr.’s infamous meeting with the Russians. Honestly, I have not been paying too much attention. It still looks like a big fishing expedition by President Donald Trump’s opponents about collusion with Russia over the election. Moreover, I […]
21:01 Rip Current »justpictureit
photo - Rip Current

Many of the north shore beaches have rip tides which carry swimmers out to sea. Life guards assure safe swimming. Rip Currents Went swimming off Tara's boat a couple of weeks ago and there was hardly any temperature shock on jumping in. We have great warm water in the bays around this island, often advertized as the warmest water north of Florida.

15:01 Prince Edward Island Farmhouse 1970s »P.E.I. Heritage Buildings
13:01 Mid July in the Garden »Aiken House & Gardens
11:56 Theft Suspect - *Video* »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police Services are requesting the public's help in identifying the female depicted in the attached video. Anyone with information regarding the identity of this individual may contact police at 9026294172.
10:02 101 Ways to Live Well ~ Book Review »Life on a Canadian Island
06:24 Warm and muggy conditions expected to continue across PEI through Friday. »peistormchaser
Tuesday July 18th 6:20am..  A couple of things on the weather map this morning. First a frontal system draped East-west is located south of the Maritimes and is giving some cloud to the southern half of the region. Secondly a … Continue reading