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Wednesday July 27, 2016

16:42 [URBAN NOTE] The National Post on the struggles around gentrification in Moss Park »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
The National Post hosts Ashley Csanady's article "Toronto’s rough Moss Park neighbourhood becoming the city’s next gentrification battleground", looking at how this up-and-coming neighbourhood in downtown Toronto is responding to gentrification pressures.

Joan Harvey has lived in Toronto’s Moss Park towers for 35 years, and watched as her neighbourhood was slowly infected by drugs, violence and an increasingly bad reputation.

As the head of her building’s tenants association, she spends every Saturday night staked out in a lobby or ground floor community room keeping the “riff-raff,” as she puts, it out of the building.

The three massive towers lie just a 20 minute walk or so from the Eaton Centre, and even closer to Regent Park, an area to the east that has been spectacularly — and controversially — revitalized in recent years.
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Now Harvey’s neighbourhood is the next gentrification battleground as a proposal to rebuild the nearby John Innes Community Centre winds its way toward city council. On Wednesday night, another community meeting will debate the plan to revive one of the city’s most dilapidated corners, even as a gourmet sandwich shop is set to open and a farmer’s market has already moved in.

Backed by the 519 — an LGBTQ community organization based on Church Street — and a private donor, the plan is to rebuild the crumbling, yellow community centre and its surrounding park with a combination of fundraising and government cash. Right now, the corner of Queen Street East and Sherbourne is notorious for its drug use, sex workers and the nearby shelters keep the sidewalks crowded and the social services overloaded.
16:39 [URBAN NOTE] "Construction for Bloor St. bike lanes to start August 2" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
The Toronto Star's Jennifer Pagliaro notes that construction of the Bloor Street bike lanes is impending.

Construction for a bike lanes pilot project on Bloor St. will start next week.

A construction notice from the city says work between Shaw St. and Avenue Rd. will begin Aug. 2 after council approved the pilot this May after years-long advocacy from the cycling community.

The city says all on-street parking will be removed beginning Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. with traffic temporarily reduced to one lane in each direction so workers can install new painted bike lanes and flexi-post bollards. The city will also install new signs with updated parking rules.

Once the bike lanes are installed, parking will be available on at least one side of the street with at one lane of traffic in each direction and dedicated turn lanes at major intersections.
16:37 [ISL] "Venezuela’s Fishermen Catch No Break as Crisis Riles Margarita" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Bloomberg's Noris Soto reports on how Venezuela's Margarita Island is trying to cope with the wider country's economic collapse.

Life for fishermen on Venezuela’s Margarita Island used to be easy, with the sparkling waters of the Caribbean yielding rich catches of grouper, red snapper and octopus for sale to wealthy tourists. Now the island has fallen into poverty and attempts to sell on neighboring islands can lead to a run in with one of the region’s oldest industries -- pirates.

Many fishermen near the El Tirano fish market in the east of the island say costs are so high and prices so low that it isn’t worth taking their boats out. Even the tourists that used to pack local hotels are staying away, forcing some restaurants to close.

“Fishing isn’t profitable anymore in Venezuela,” Jose Diaz, a 40-year-old fisherman, said in an interview. “We have to leave for work at 3 a.m., we risk robbers and we have to sell at low prices, because in Venezuela no one can pay what things really cost.”

The economic slump is reaching every corner of the once oil-rich nation, including the so-called Pearl of the Caribbean that boasts palm-lined beaches backed by tropical jungles. Even as people on the island go hungry and thousands form long lines outside supermarkets and bakeries for the most basic items, fishermen can’t sell their produce.
16:35 [ISL] "Winter Ain’t Coming to Iceland’s Thunder-Clapping Economy" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Iceland, Bloomberg notes, is having an economic boom. This is a very good thing indeed, the more so that it seems broad-based.

Iceland’s economy is growing at its fastest pace since the 2008 collapse of its banks, with annual gross domestic product up a whopping 4.2 percent in the first three months of the year.

Latest tourism and spending data suggests the Icelandic summer could be just as good.

Thanks in part to the popularity of Game of Thrones – filming for the seventh series is due to start in Iceland in January – and the exploits of its thunder-clapping soccer team at the Euro 2016 championships, foreigners are flocking to the North Atlantic island nation.

The number of tourists has been growing steadily since the start of the decade and is now a bigger source of foreign sales than traditional exports like fish and aluminium. The Chamber of Commerce once called tourism “the largest recession remedy for the Icelandic economy.”

June data suggests 2016 could smash last year’s record of 1.3 million arrivals.
16:33 [ISL] "Raunchy East Coast web series ‘Just Passing Through’ makes tracks for a movie" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
MacLean's notes the plans of a group of Islanders, some of whom I know, to film a movie, Pogey Beach. Incidentally, they met their funding goals on Kickstarter.

Work boots aren’t normally thought of as beach attire.

But on Pogey Beach — a fictional soap opera based in a beach on Prince Edward Island’s north shore — it’s not unusual to see an Islander who collects employment insurance sinking their steel toe shoes into the red sand.

After all, they’re looking for work — or so they can claim, should a “pogey narc” come around.

Pogey Beach is a show-within-a-show. It’s beloved by the characters on the web series Just Passing Through, a raunchy comedy based around two small-town Islander cousins, Terry and Parnell Gallant, played by Dennis Trainor and Robbie Moses.

After garnering more than a million views on YouTube, the producers of Just Passing Through are now looking to create a spinoff — a feature-length film about the people who hang out at Pogey Beach drinking Alpine beer and bragging about who has “top stamp,” or the biggest employment insurance cheque.
16:32 [ISL] "How one tiny N.L. town helped usher in the era of instant communication" »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
CBC News' Lindsay Bird and Zach Goudie described the role of Newfoundland in ushering in the era of instantaneous global communications.

Of all the ocean views that can take your breath away on the beach of Heart's Content, it's safe to say you wouldn't look twice at the rusty old cables that run across its rocks and out to sea from the small town — population 375 — perched on the shores of Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula.

But 150 years ago a single cable forever changed the way the world communicated, as the first successful transatlantic subsea cable, able to send and receive telegraphed information, solidified a link between the old world and the new for the first time.

Prior to July 27, 1866, if you wanted to send a message across the ocean, it would be carried over in a ship's cargo hold. In 1865, the news of Abraham Lincoln's assassination arrived in Europe a week after that deadly shot rang out through Ford's Theatre.

But the subsea cable consigned that level of communication patience to history that July day, as a ship landed on the town's shore, bringing with it a cable that stretched all the way back to Valentia Island, Ireland. With that, the small cable station in Heart's Content became the starting point for all those 21st-century text messages now built into everyday life.

"This is where we truly began. There are some books that dub us the 'Victorian internet,'" said Tara Bishop, an interpreter at the Heart's Content Cable Museum, a small station which has gone from being a hub of communication processing to a provincial historic site, and now thrust back into the spotlight as the epicentre of the town's 150th anniversary celebrations of the event that ushered in a technological revolution.
16:20 Island golfers to play at junior nationals in St. John's, N.L. »The Guardian - Sports
Seven Islanders will be competing in the field of 154 at the Canadian junior boys golf championship next week in St. John’s, N.L. The tournament starts Monday and concludes Thursday at the 6,514-yard, par-72 Clovelly golf course. The Island contingent includes Stratford’s Kevin Chen and Jason ...
15:56 Kensington hopes funding application approved by province »Journal-Pioneer Local
The Town of Kensington is hoping to see some of the money it spends on the HST funneled back into the community for sidewalk work.
15:45 10 Potter points to ponder »The Guardian - Living
Nineteen years after the publication of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” in the United Kingdom, J.K. Rowling’s wizarding universe is conjuring up excitement once again with a new book, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” in stores this weekend. Here are a few facts about the new work.
15:45 10 Potter points to ponder »Journal-Pioneer Living
Nineteen years after the publication of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” in the United Kingdom, J.K. Rowling’s wizarding universe is conjuring up excitement once again with a new book, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” in stores this weekend. Here are a few facts about the new work.
15:27 Bobby MacKay identified as man who drowned Monday at Indian River »The Guardian - Local News
Hope that autopsy will reveal what happened before his passengers find him after seeing boat drifting away from mooring
15:21 SEARCH WARRANT - DRUGS SEIZED »Charlottetown Police Public Announcements

On Tuesday, July 26th 2016 shortly before midnight, CPS Street Crime Unit with the assistance of the RCMP K9 Unit executed a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act at a residence in Charlottetown.

As a result of executing the search warrant, crack cocaine, powdered cocaine, steroids, marijuana and scales were located and seized with a street value of $5700.00. Charges are pending against a 43 year old Charlottetown resident.

On Wednesday, July 27th 2016 just before 2:00 AM, CPS Street Crime Unit with the assistance of the RCMP K9 Unit executed another CDSA search warrant at a residence in Hillsborough Development.

As a result of executing the search warrant, police seized a quantity of cocaine, crack, ecstasy, oxycodone, speed and a sum of cash. The street value of the seized items is valued at $18,297.00. John Robert Long has been charged for Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking.

14:48 Schurman records ace at Red Sands »Journal-Pioneer Sports
During ‘Christmas in July’ event
14:14 Bobby MacKay identified as man who drowned Monday in Indian River »Journal-Pioneer Local
The man who drowned Monday night in Indian River was a father, husband, son, and brother who would have celebrated his 48th birthday today.
14:00 Mosher and team of Cudmore, Dagenais victorious at Sail East »The Guardian - Sports
Sail Canada's regional championship hosted at the Charlottetown Yacht Club.
13:26 Eagles dominate Stingers »The Guardian - Sports
Island squad runs out of gas in finale against Cole Harbour
13:06 Funding application stalls musical nights at Kensington Railyards »Journal-Pioneer Local
The sound of silence has replaced music that the town had hoped would fill the air at the Kensington Railyards.
12:53 [NEWS] Some Wednesday links »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)

  • Bloomberg notes concerns over Northern Ireland's frontiers, looks at how Japanese retailers are hoping to take advantage of Vietnam's young consumers, examines the desperation of Venezuelans shopping in Colombia, looks at Sri Lankan interest in Chinese investment, suggests oil prices need to stay below 40 dollars US a barrel for Russia to reform, observes that Chinese companies are increasingly reluctant to invest, and suggests Frankfurt will gain after Brexit.

  • Bloomberg View gives advice for the post-Brexit British economy, looks at how Chinese patterns in migration are harming young Chinese, suggests Hillary should follow Russian-Americans in not making much of Putin's interference, and looks at the Israeli culture wars.

  • CBC considers the decolonization of placenames in the Northwest Territories, notes Canada's deployment to Latvia was prompted by French domestic security concerns, and looks at an ad promoting the Albertan oil sands that went badly wrong in trying to be anti-homophobic.

  • The Inter Press Service considers the future of Turkey and looks at domestic slavery in Oman.

  • MacLean's looks at China's nail house owners, resisting development.

  • The National Post reports from the Colombia-Venezuela border.

  • Open Democracy considers the nature of work culture in the austerity-era United Kingdom, looks at traditions of migration and slavery in northern Ghana, examines European bigotry against eastern Europeans, and examines the plight of sub-Saharan migrants stuck in Morocco.

  • Universe Today notes two nearby potentially habitable rocky worlds, reports that the Moon's Mare Imbrium may have been result of a hit by a dwarf planet, and reports on Ceres' lack of large craters.

12:24 P.E.I. premier says government actively working on ferry solution »The Guardian - Local News
Wade MacLauchlan said government is actively working with all partners to pursue additional ferry
12:17 Thrown ‘under the bus’….and it’s still sore.. »I Used to be on TV (Jeff Hutcheson)
Back from a memorable 8 days at Cabot Links in beautiful Inverness Nova Scotia. I had waited a year for that ‘retirement’ trip, and it was everything I hoped it would be and more. I played 7 rounds of golf while Heather was a real trooper and played six times. Considering you have to walk … Continue reading "Thrown ‘under the bus’….and it’s still sore.."
12:02 Cycling championship coming up in August »The Guardian - Sports
Cycling P.E.I. is hosting the annual citizen series championships in the coming weeks in mountain cross-country, downhill and road. The road championship will be held at Canoe Cove Provincial Park on Sunday, Aug. 7, featuring a new course this year. The Canoe Cove area is a popular training ...
11:54 65 Elizabeth II »ruk.ca from peter rukavina

My research on the history of time in Prince Edward Island took me to the Government Services Library on Monday.

This little library is one of my favourite branches of the Island’s Public Library Service. It’s tucked away in the basement of the Jones Building in Charlottetown. Woefully, I must report, now behind the iron curtain of security that’s been dropped around public service offices, so you must sign in with photo identification before visiting. But open to the public nonetheless, and staffed by one of the the smartest and most helpful librarians you’ll ever meet, Nichola Cleaveland.

My reason for visiting was to seek help parsing this reference, in the 1947 An Act to Provide for Uniformity of Time Throughout the Province, to Act 3 George VI., Chapter 23:

Section 3 of the An Act to Provide for Uniformity of Time Throughout the Province, 1947

The first thing I learned was that it’s helpful to know the dates of the reigns of British monarchs if you’re looking for historical laws of the province, for the 3 George VI means “the third year of the reign of George the Sixth.”

These years are called the regnal years, and the run from the actual date of coronation. George VI became king in December 11, 1936 (when his brother, Edward VIII, abdicated), meaning that his third regnal year – 3 George VI –  ran from December 11, 1938 to December 10, 1939.

Once you’ve figured this out, then it’s a simply matter of looking for the proper year in the bound volumes of the Laws of Prince Edward Island on the shelf and finding the proper chapter

Here’s the volume, for example, that includes 1888 through 1894 (interestingly, it’s from a set that the Government Services Library inherited from the Library of the Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada when it was deaccessioned):

Photo of the 1888-1894 Statutes of Prince Edward Island

And sure enough, in the 1939 bound volume I turned to Chapter 23 and found An Act Respecting the Provincial Statutes, assented to on March 27, 1939, halfway through the 3rd regnal year of King George VI:

The Interpretation Act, highlighting the Chapter and Regnal Year

You will find the contemporary Interpretation Act, along with the rest of the laws of Prince Edward Island online on the Legislative Counsel Office’s website. They no longer make reference to the monarchs in their organizational scheme, alas. The chapters are alphabetical now, so the Interpretation Act is “Chapter I-8”:

The contemporary Interpretation Act showing chapter I-8 designation

This is far less elegant, and requires no knowledge of monarchical history. Which is a shame.

But if they did, you’d be well-positioned if you knew that we’re currently in 65 Elizabeth II. Which is the highest regnal year that’s ever been reached in the British Monarchy.

11:51 Charlottetown residents run after theft suspect, make citizen arrest »The Guardian - Local News
See man breaking into car, pursue until police arrive in area of Mount Edward Road
11:17 Today's editorial cartoon »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
By Wayne Wright
11:03 Part of Alderwood Avenue in Charlottetown closed today »The Guardian - Local News
Alderwood Avenue, between Royalty Road and Parkway Drive, will be closed for the day today due to construction. The City of Charlottetown advises that sidewalks in the construction area will remain open. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes. The Water and Sewer Utility Department ...
10:47 Gallant posts shutout for S’side U19 girls »Journal-Pioneer Sports
DesRoche nets game’s lone goal
10:47 From last place to second, N.S. duo continues Amazing Race »The Guardian - Living
HAIDA GWAII, BC – The only Nova Scotia pair in The Amazing Race Canada had a better run in the fifth leg of the race after almost getting eliminated in last week’s episode of the reality TV show.
10:47 From last place to second, N.S. duo continues Amazing Race »Journal-Pioneer Living
HAIDA GWAII, BC – The only Nova Scotia pair in The Amazing Race Canada had a better run in the fifth leg of the race after almost getting eliminated in last week’s episode of the reality TV show.
10:43 West Prince rallies in second half »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Under-14 boys’ game ends in tie
10:37 Team Two prevails in all-Stratford clash »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Three different players score in shutout win
10:30 Exploiting elderly inexcusable behaviour »The Guardian - Opinion
Working as a resident care worker has to be one of the toughest jobs out there. The hours can vary wildly, the pay is not much better and the clientele can be anywhere from ungrateful to downright aggressive. But that doesn’t give anyone the right – ever – to put nursing home residents in ...
10:29 Montague suffering undeserved abuse and ridicule »The Guardian - Opinion
Regarding the letter "Town of Montague unfairly chastised", The Guardian, 25 July 2016. READ: The Town of Montague unfairly chastised I agree with the writer; the Town of Montague has received much underserved abuse and ridicule for not raising the rainbow flag. The Town of Montague's function ...
10:26 Did I see the same production of 'The Glass Menagerie'? »The Guardian - Opinion
One of things I love about P.E.I. is that everybody has an opinion. And today, with 50 years of performing under my belt, I would like to give you mine about the production of “The Glass Menagerie” at the Watermark Theatre. Interestingly, I was at the same production Colm Magner, the theatre ...
10:20 Backhanded praise for opinion piece »The Guardian - Opinion
Professor Henry Srebrnikis to be congratulatedfor disclosingsome personal backgroundto Guardian readers (July 11, 2016) that might impact on or influence his reportage dealing with the U.S. political scene. His voting in American elections by absentee ballot, as ishis right as an American ...
10:08 [BLOG] Some Wednesday links »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)

  • Beyond the Beyond's notes the imminent end of Moore's law.

  • Centauri Dreams imagines what a stellified gas giant might look like.

  • D-Brief notes Ceres' lack of large craters and looks at how New Zealand is declaring war on invasive fauna.

  • The Dragon's Gaze looks at Venus analog Gliese 832d.

  • Joe. My. God. notes intensifying scrutiny of Trump's Russian links.

  • Language Log looks at the portmanteaux used in the Japanese language.

  • The LRB Blog notes Erdogan's many voices.

  • Marginal Revolution argues that slow economic growth will not undermine the Chinese system.

  • Steve Munro looks at the effects of construction on the 501 Queen.

  • The Planetary Society Blog looks at the final landing site of the Rosetta probe.

  • pollotenchegg maps wages across Ukraine.

  • Savage Minds reports how war can fragment families, looking to Ukraine.

  • Transit Toroto notes GO Transit's adding of new double-decker buses.

  • The Volokh Conspiracy considers the thesis that Trump is a consequence of the breakdown of traditional political parties.

  • Window on Eurasia looks at Daghestan's restriction of movement of "potential" criminals.

  • The Yorkshire Ranter searches for a statistical link between austerity and Brexit.

10:07 Early lead for Hawaiian golfer at Canadian Women's golf championship in New Minas »The Guardian - Sports
Highest-ranking Nova Scotians McLean and Balser
10:07 Early lead for Hawaiian golfer at Canadian Women's golf championship in New Minas »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Highest-ranking Nova Scotians McLean and Balser
10:02 Charlottetown council rejects oversize waterfront home »The Guardian - Local News
Owner can still build slightly smaller home on prime vacant land with no special permission
09:55 Bad News Tax Evasion Shysters At Royal Bank of Canada Cayman Islands, Better Call Fitzpatrick »redlikeme.ca
Two banks have agreed to give the federal revenue minister information from the accounts of a Caribbean financial institution to help the government crack down on Canadian tax evaders. Gerard Fitzpatrick, a prominent Liberal hack provides for Cayman Companies to PEI ‘Party’ big shots.  Millions of PNP in Caymans. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/two-banks-to-hand-over-offshore-files-after-ottawa-wins-orders/article31122742/ Heres a textbook example of … Continue reading Bad News Tax Evasion Shysters At Royal Bank of Canada Cayman Islands, Better Call Fitzpatrick
09:37 Theft »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
On Wednesday, July 27th 2016 Charlottetown Police Services received information via 911 that a male had just been observed inside the caller's vehicle. The 911 caller and another person followed the male and apprehended him. Police responded to the area of Mount Edward Road and took custody of the male who was known to police. The 32 year old Charlottetown man was arrested for theft and lodged at the Provincial Correctional Centre. The man will appear before the court sometime later on this date.
09:30 [PHOTO] Down to Rollo Bay, Prince Edward Island, at low tide »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
I went down to the water at Rollo Bay, down the path mowed into the scrub of the field separating the houses and the road from the sea. It happened to be low tide there, the first time I had seen low tide on Rollo Bay for quite some time.

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09:01 Summer Learning »Life on a Canadian Island
09:01 Charlottetown Water & Sewer (116 Words) »PEIinfo.ca | New Topics
Has anyone else in town recieved a SHOCKING bill from Charlottetown Water and Sewer? I have paid $518.55 for the last 2 years since buying our house. My bill yesterday was for $447.47 bringing the total so far this year to $733.56, and we still have half the year to go. This means the cost for water and sewer has tripled after the government telling us about the potential savings the meters make. We are a household of 2 people. We never water the lawn, and I have washed my car twice this year. I can only imagine the devestation this will cause families around town, or am I using waaaaaaaay more water than I think....
09:00 Hillary Clinton deserves strong, positive portrayal »The Guardian - Opinion
I write in connection with the cartoon (July 20, 2016) depicting Donald Trump as a Frankenstein-like candidate, and Hillary Clinton as a Wicked Witch of the West figure, under the caption: ‘U.S. Election Choices 2016’. Mr. Trump is a political creation brought to life in a lab at Fox News, ...
09:00 Mismanagement hampering ferry service »The Guardian - Opinion
It is increasingly obvious there is mismanagement in both Northumberland FerriesLtd. (NFL) and at Transport Canada (TC) for the Wood Islands/Caribou essential and important service. Both NFL and TC need to be held accountable for this quandary. Many questions arise that Canadian taxpayers ...
08:16 Town of Montague not backing down on Pride flag issue »Journal-Pioneer Local
Town council rejected Monday night a request by Pride P.E.I. to review decision not to fly Pride flag
08:13 Man killed in motorcycle accident Sunday was father of three »Journal-Pioneer Local
Jamie Pilon died at scene when his motorcycle went off Route 2 Sunday east of Morell
08:12 Daily Specials for Wednesday, July 27, 2016 »Casa Mia Daily Specials

The Daily Specials at Casa Mia Restaurant for Wednesday, July 27, 2016 are:

  • Sweet Potato Soup $4.99
  • Chimmichurri Chicken Wrap $12.99 Sauteed chicken with chimmchurri, black bean salad, peppers,feta and spring mix in a wrap. Served with house salad.

Casa Mia Restaurant
131 Queen Street
Charlottetown, PE
Telephone: (902) 367-4440
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08:10 Premier says P.E.I. would benefit from internal trade deal »Journal-Pioneer Local
Island has led other provinces in year-over-year growth in international trade for the past two years
08:07 P.E.I. partners with Turks and Caicos Islands »Journal-Pioneer Local
Agreement means two parliaments will work to develop friendly relations through training, research
07:36 New program launched for underemployed youth »The Guardian - Local News
Federal government launches a national call for proposals for its Skills Link program
07:25 Man killed in motorcycle accident Sunday was father of three »The Guardian - Local News
Jamie Pilon died at scene when his motorcycle went off Route 2 Sunday east of Morell
06:45 Premier says P.E.I. would benefit from internal trade deal »The Guardian - Local News
Island has led other provinces in year-over-year growth in international trade for the past two years
05:30 Pam Frampton: America: shot through the heart, again »The Guardian - Opinion
“The pervasiveness of guns in our society is destroying America.” — Alan Dershowitz, American legal expert and author In Fort Myers, Fla. on Monday, firefighters were pouring bleach on the bloodstained pavement — blood from the young people who tried to run from the bullets when gunfire broke ...
05:30 Pam Frampton: America: shot through the heart, again »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
“The pervasiveness of guns in our society is destroying America.” — Alan Dershowitz, American legal expert and author In Fort Myers, Fla. on Monday, firefighters were pouring bleach on the bloodstained pavement — blood from the young people who tried to run from the bullets when gunfire broke ...
02:00 Summer Reading Club events on now at Summerside Library »Journal-Pioneer Living
We have more fun TD Summer Reading Club programs planned for children of all ages. Our free programs continue with programs for children in kindergarten to Grade 3 on Tuesdays at 10 a.m., grades 4 to 6 on Wednesdays at 10 a.m., preschoolers on Thursdays at 10 a.m., and all ages are invited to ...
01:19 Trooper making only Maritime tour stop on P.E.I. this summer »The Guardian - Living
Top-selling Canadian rock band featured at Rock the Boat MusicFest
01:12 Island Fringe Festival set for Aug. 4-7 in Charlottetown »The Guardian - Living
The Island Fringe Festival is celebrating its fifth birthday in style, Aug. 4-7 in downtown Charlottetown with eight original works, as well as In the Park events for all ages and After Dark events for the night-owls. The festival launches at Marc’s Lounge (125 Sydney St.) on Aug. 3, 8 p.m., ...
00:59 [AH] On a different Canada »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
I did go to Charlottetown's Province House on my recent visit, but I did not go inside.

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I could not. The entire building has been closed down indefinitely for much needed repairs, the provincial legislature adjourning for the duration to the Coles Building to the east, and a recreation of the chambers where the Fathers of Confederation met to discuss Canadian unification appearing to the west in a foyer in the Confederation Centre of the Arts.

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Being in the birthplace of Confederation got me thinking. It's likely that there would have been some general reform of British North America, one leading in the direction of greater unity, simply because the existing colonial polities were just not working. The smaller colonies in the east were fast approaching limits to growth in an increasingly competitive North Atlantic and North American economy, while the western colonies will afterthoughts, and, as I noted back in July 2008, the Province of Canada had become a deadlocked mess riven by ethnopolitical conflict. The different colonies had come to a dead-end politically, and the most obvious way out of this involved the partial fusion of these colonies into a larger entity. Since union with the United States was a non-starter, this would seem to require the colonies to unite with each other.

Is this actually the case, though? If the 1864 discussions had failed, would there have been impetus anywhere to start things up again? Might we have seen, instead of a general union, more partial reforms, perhaps a federalization of the Province of Canada, perhaps a Maritime union? I wonder. How differently could the map of Canada ended up given a point of divergence in the 1860s?
00:48 Air cadets from 10 countries visiting P.E.I. this week »The Guardian - Living
For the first time in more than 20 years, 83 air cadets from 10 countries around the world are visiting P.E.I., July 24-27, as part of an international exchange program. Organizers in the Prince Edward Air Cadet League have been busy planning events and looking forward to hosting these young ...
00:30 UPEI ‘Expert’ On Climate Is Not An Expert on Anything Other than Trumpeting Liberal Tripe »redlikeme.ca
UPEI “World Class Climate Lab” promotion by CBC Charlottetown serves as ample evidence that the Publicly funded broadcaster is a world class propaganda bureau for fairy tale Premier Maclauchlan. Adam Fenech costs UPEI to much and is ruining meaning of World Class. Maclauchlan is getting anyone else to do his dirty work. Having never worked … Continue reading UPEI ‘Expert’ On Climate Is Not An Expert on Anything Other than Trumpeting Liberal Tripe
00:00 Eastern Auto Supply benefits greatly from provincial partnership »Government of Prince Edward top news stories
Eastern Auto Supply is a family-run business that is benefitting greatly from our provincial training initiative, offered through Employ PEI, says Minister Richard Brown, Workforce and Advanced Learning.'The company has seen tremendous success through Employ PEI, having hired three new employees over the past few years,' said Minister Brown. 'Their newest hire, Melanie, an auto parts clerk is an asset to their team as she is very approachable for...

Tuesday July 26, 2016

23:15 Presbyterian minister back in court in August »The Guardian - Local News
Rev. Harold ‘Alan’ Stewart, charged with multiple criminal charges
23:08 Blaze at Y Loft in Charlottetown not as bad as it looked »The Guardian - Local News
Fire causes ‘minimal’ damage overall to condo building
23:00 Afton »Pedaling PEI
22:21 Arsenault scores Canada's only run in 9-1 loss at world championship »The Guardian - Sports
Japan scored four runs in each of the fifth and sixth innings to defeat Canada 9-1 Tuesday at the world junior men’s softball championship in Michigan. Seacow Pond native Avery Arsenault was 0-for-1 with two walks and scored Canada’s only run in the bottom of the sixth inning. Daniel Godbout ...
22:21 Arsenault scores Canada's only run in 9-1 loss at world championship »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Japan scored four runs in each of the fifth and sixth innings to defeat Canada 9-1 Tuesday at the world junior men’s softball championship in Michigan. Seacow Pond native Avery Arsenault was 0-for-1 with two walks and scored Canada’s only run in the bottom of the sixth inning. Daniel Godbout ...
22:14 Egan recognize for contribution to the skeet shooting »The Guardian - Sports
Derrick Egan is a humble guy. He isn’t afraid to pitch in with any task, big or small, for the Charlottetown Trap and Skeet Club. He doesn’t do it for any recognition, but those who have spent time around the club decided he should be honoured. Those at the national level agreed. Earlier this ...
22:14 Egan recognized for contribution to sport of skeet shooting »The Guardian - Sports
Derrick Egan is a humble guy. He isn’t afraid to pitch in with any task, big or small, for the Charlottetown Trap and Skeet Club. He doesn’t do it for any recognition, but those who have spent time around the club decided he should be honoured. Those at the national level agreed. Earlier this ...
22:14 Egan recognized for contribution to the skeet shooting »The Guardian - Sports
Derrick Egan is a humble guy. He isn’t afraid to pitch in with any task, big or small, for the Charlottetown Trap and Skeet Club. He doesn’t do it for any recognition, but those who have spent time around the club decided he should be honoured. Those at the national level agreed. Earlier this ...
21:00 A Look Around »justpictureit
photo - A Look Around

I leave a wild patch of whatever is blooming on the lawn when I mow the grass. This hawkweed was from more than a month ago. Right now the lawn is cracked and brown from lack of rain.

20:49 [BLOG] Some social sciences links »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)

  • Language Log considers the ideologies of digital scholarship.

  • Peter Rukavina considers what it means for archival purposes that Prince Edward Island used WordStar 2000.

  • The Russian Demographics Blog remaps the country by population and examines opinions in the European Parliament towards Russia.

  • Savage Minds considers what it means to be a participant-observer in as an ethnographer in the Ukrainian war.

  • Understanding Society's Daniel Little looks at the sociology of accident analysis.

20:39 The mystery of Americans' distaste for Hillary Clinton »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
National Affairs column by Thomas Walkom
20:27 Heart and Stroke Foundation happy with stroke navigator »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
The Heart and Stroke Foundation welcomes Health P.E.I.’s recent announcement of the hiring of a stroke navigator for the province.
20:24 Try to stay cool in the summer heat »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
The past couple of weeks have been hot. With temperatures edging close to 30 C on a few days, it has certainly felt like the peak of summer in terms of heat. Environment Canada is forecasting that the heat will continue into next week.
20:21 Michael Pendergast and Norman Stewart join Courtney Hogan on stage »Journal-Pioneer Living
Fiddler Courtney Hogan is gearing up for another Friday Ceilidh at the Emerald Boxcar Pub Grill Community Centre. The popular entertainer has been playing music since the age of five and hosting her own ceilidhs for over 10 years.
20:18 Summerside native receives award from University of Saskatchewan »Journal-Pioneer Local
Summerside native, JD Johnston won the Provost’s Outstanding Teaching Award in Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan.
20:16 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS »Journal-Pioneer Living
See more Community Happenings listings in Events section at the bottom of the right-hand column of this page.
19:22 Perseverance pays off for young baseball player »The Guardian - Sports
Purchase pitches Mustangs to nationals after overcoming two major injuries, uncertain future
19:22 Perseverance pays off for young baseball player »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Purchase pitches Mustangs to nationals after overcoming two major injuries, uncertain future

Video: http://www.journalpioneer.com/Video/41737/Nathan-Purchase

19:00 A Bigger Splash at Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 7:00 »Tonight at City Cinema
Only 4 days left to see this film.

Rated: 14 Accompaniment (Coarse Language, Substance Abuse, Sexual Content)
Runs: 125 minutes
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Country: Italy/France
Starring: Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson
Language: In English and some Italian with English subtitles

“There are snakes at the Italian villa where rock star Marianne Lane is recovering from surgery on her vocal chords. They slither onto the property, but are mostly harmless. Marianne's boyfriend, Paul, just tosses them away. Soon, Marianne's ex, Harry and his newly discovered daughter, Penelope, also slip into the villa uninvited. One wonders if they're as harmless as the snakes. A Bigger Splash is one of those sexy European thrillers that lets us think we're miles ahead of the characters, then delights in revealing just how little we really know. It's smart and seductive, with just a hint of menace, as the characters prowl around each other. It's also gorgeously shot, with Instagram-ready close-ups of delectable food and stylish clothes, reveling in a life that looks easy, but only from afar. Tired and recuperating, Marianne is thrilled to be in Italy with her filmmaker boyfriend, Paul. She can't speak much, so they hit the beach or stay huddled in their idyll, usually naked. Then Harry calls and says he's crashing their party with a ‘surprise.’ That surprise turns out to be Penelope... As for Fiennes, we've never seen him like this before. His music producer Harry is a dervish, spinning from room to room, sucking up all available oxygen. He's a hell of a party, until everyone realizes they can't breathe... What's going on under that roiling surface? And is he the only one with secrets? The mounting tension suggests not. How this love quadrilateral sorts itself out is fascinating, but the film doesn't end there... There aren't that many smart movies made for adults these days, so take time to savor this one.” - Alynda Wheat, People Magazine

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18:11 Montague waterfront getting a minor makeover »The Guardian - Local News
MONTAGUE — The Montague waterfront is getting a minor makeover thanks to an infusion of federal government cash. Cardigan MP Lawrence MacAulay showed up Tuesday morning with a cheque for $66,097 from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, which is being matched with a combined ...
18:06 Take poochie to the pool: interest growing in doggie swim night »The Guardian - Living
SUMMERSIDE, PE - Sean Murphy bends over and pets his one-year-old English bulldog, Guinness.
18:06 Take poochie to the pool: interest growing in doggie swim night »Journal-Pioneer Local
SUMMERSIDE, PE - Sean Murphy bends over and pets his one-year-old English bulldog, Guinness.
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