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Thursday July 2, 2015

13:31 Meet Anderson, an Ooka Reading Hero! »Ooka Island

Our motto here at Ooka is give us one year and we’ll unlock the potential within each child to become a confident reader. As you can imagine, we love nothing more than to hear from families with children who have benefited from our program! So without further ado, please say hello to one of our […]

The post Meet Anderson, an Ooka Reading Hero! appeared first on Ooka Island.

13:09 Hulton introduced as Islanders new head coach »The Guardian - Sports
Fans, owners, staff and players in attendance for morning news conference
13:05 Mercurial finish for popular head of P.E.I. teachers »The Guardian - Opinion
Gilles Arsenault ended his term as president of the P.E.I. Teachers’ Federation on a mercurial note Tuesday. He can be credited with forcing the province to back down on reducing the number of teachers for the coming school year after leading the union’s bargaining team in walking away from ...
13:04 My Movers F*cked Me Over Fund »Misfortune Cookie

Hey everyone… so there’s good news and there’s bad news. The good news is that I’m all moved into my new apartment with my new roommate, Ashley. She’s awesome and extremely tolerant of my shit being absolutely everywhere (we moved into a smaller apartment than the one that I was living in on my own). […]

The post My Movers F*cked Me Over Fund appeared first on Stephanie Cooke.

13:04 New version of Avonlea Village might work »The Guardian - Opinion
I won’t dispute Brian MacDonald’s version of Avonlea Village (“Village changes reduces appeal,” Guardian) because I never went there.He says the new version now has “expensive touristy restaurants”. Perhaps it will work, perhaps not. But if it had been working the way it was, they probably ...
13:02 Ignoring evidence abortions harmful »The Guardian - Opinion
For decades, P.E.I. potato farmers were encouraged to grow tobacco. Reports of its harmful effects were not taken seriously. Today a small vocal segment of our population similarly ignores increasing evidence that abortion is harmful. Claiming that women suffer great harm by having to go to the ...
13:01 Bible talks harshly on women’s rights »The Guardian - Opinion
There has been a lot of letters to the editor lately that quote the bible to support their views. In Genesis it is stated that because Eve seduced Adam into eating the apple, God willed women for all time must suffer increased pangs of pain in child bearing. In Exodus after Moses delivered the ...
12:59 New animal act cause for concern »The Guardian - Opinion
Government’s approach to its proposed Animal Welfare Act is inexplicable. In the five years it’s spent on this bill, it provided no opportunity for public consultation, unlike other provinces. It issued no general call for submissions, instead consulting the P.E.I. Federation of Agriculture, ...
12:58 A willingness to finally talk? »The Guardian - Opinion
Maybe, just maybe, there is real willingness to talk about what is to happen to teaching positions. Among the things that has not really been said is where, in the board office, those 12 teachers were to come from, who were to be moved to classrooms. One may be certain that there will not be a ...
12:46 Prince County RCMP deal with impaired drivers in three separate accidents »Journal-Pioneer Local
Three separate accidents over three days involving three impaired drivers.
12:31 Young voters disadvantaged, not disinterested. »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
Many youth will be voting for the first time in the next election, and will have to navigate the new barriers the Conservative government has enacted that make it more difficult to prove one’s address in order to vote.
12:30 Black market fears »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
We’ve been following the news that P.E.I. will be banning flavoured tobacco including menthol, and wanted to let you know that the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco is concerned about the turn towards the illegal market that could result.
12:17 Mont-Carmel Summer Concert Series kicks-off on July 5 »Journal-Pioneer Living
Nine shows featuring more than 50 artists will be staged this summer Sundays at Mont-Carmel Parish Hall.
12:16 National historic site on P.E.I. seeking amateur diggers »The Guardian - Local News
Three Rivers Roma site looking for visitors to join an archaeological experience this summer
12:13 Mill River Open this weekend »Journal-Pioneer Sports
WOODSTOCK -- Formerly known as the Potato Blossom Golf Tournament, the Mill River Open takes place this weekend, July 4 and 5, at the Mill River Provincial Golf Course.
11:52 Breaded chicken products making people sick »The Guardian - Local News
National recall on No Name chicken burgers and Compliments-brand chicken strips, nuggets
11:36 Something Happened With Frank Zhou But Nobody Knows What »
It may be some remarkable coincidence that a bunch of people with the same surname as Frank Zhou, had the purchase of the McCains plant in PEI revoked, they may not be related.Nobody knows why Executive Council of Wade Maclauchlan revoked the sale, neither CBC PEI or the Guardian have asked any questions. No discussions … Continue reading Something Happened With Frank Zhou But Nobody Knows What
10:29 Well-known Canadian chef is looking to add P.E.I. to his menu »The Guardian - Living
Damian Liengme, an Antigonish-based chef owner of Quill Chef Services and Catering, scopeing out possible locations
09:46 Theft of Red/White Schwinn Graft Bicycle »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police Services received a report Wednesday morning regarding a stolen bicycle from an address on Ashburn Cres. Bicycle is described as a Red/White Schwinn Graft Bicycle 24 Speed. Anyone with information regarding this crime may contact police at 9026294172 or PEI Crime Stoppers at 1800222TIPS.
09:43 [PHOTO] Downtown Toronto as seen from Bathurst and Dundas »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Downtown Toronto as seen from Bathurst and Dundas #toronto #skyscraper #cntower #bathurststreet #dundasstreetwest

As anyone who glanced at my Flickr and Instagram feeds in the past day or so can tell, I've been posting lots of photos from the Toronto Fringe Festival. The whole thing is a fun experience, and it's nice to document it with images as well as with words.

The above is one of my favourite shots to date. Walking from the Robert Gill Theatre at the University of Toronto on College Street where I had my first show southwest to the Factory Theatre on Bathurst below King, I passed through the broad low intersection of Bathurst with Dundas. Looking east, Toronto's skyline lay exposed before me.
09:16 Sunshine expected for the next 3-4 days across PEI… »peistormchaser
Corrected copy.. Finger trouble.   :( Thursday July 2nd 9:15am.. Good morning.. A weakening cold front will cross the region today giving cloudy periods and slight chance of a shower. High pressure is then expected to build in from the west … Continue reading
09:09 CBC Hits New Low In Political Propaganda Protecting Maclauchlan and the ‘Party’ »
CBC in Charlottetown are little more than a spin team for the Liberal ‘Party’ but they may have opened the floodgates with a puff piece story about Duncan Macintosh and the Watermark Theatre. CBC said the Theatre got about 20,000 dollars per year from three levels of government but they have received over 1,500,000 dollars … Continue reading CBC Hits New Low In Political Propaganda Protecting Maclauchlan and the ‘Party’
08:49 Sunshine expected for the next 3-4 days across PEI.. »peistormchaser
Thursday July 2nd 8:45am.. Good morning.. A weakening cold front will cross the region today giving cloudy periods and slight chance of a shower. High pressure is then expected to build in from the west tonight giving sunshine and warm … Continue reading
08:35 Man Arrested for Assault »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police Services received a complaint Wednesday afternoon regarding an assault that occurred at an address on Dunkirk St. After an investigation police arrested and charged a 33 year old Charlottetown area male with assaulting a female. Accused was charged with assault and will be appearing in Provincial Court at a later date; victim did not receive serious injury.
08:19 Unsealing Court Documents Can Be Terribly Embarrassing »
The unknown and unseen facts, often buried in court documents or ‘Public’ governance records that have been sealed for whatever reason. Lawyers often spend more time and effort trying to deny and exclude derogate evidence. Who seals the documents, on what basis, is only explained in additional legal action. Comedian Bill Cosby is spending millions … Continue reading Unsealing Court Documents Can Be Terribly Embarrassing
07:47 Canadian Nectar Products False Information May Waken PEI Securities Commission »
Does anybody check what these investors groups are telling people? Canadian Nectar Products, who are heavily financed by the PEI Public and very cushy with the Ghiz-Maclauchlan team, state on their website that the average income on PEI is 36,000 dollars, it is actually 27,000 dollars, the lowest in Canada. The PEI Securities Commission should … Continue reading Canadian Nectar Products False Information May Waken PEI Securities Commission
07:35 Daily Specials for Thursday, July 2, 2015 »Casa Mia Daily Specials

The Daily Specials at Casa Mia Restaurant for Thursday, July 2, 2015 are:

  • Corn Chowder $4.99
  • Hot Pulled Pork Sandwich...12.99 Tender pulled pork, cheddar-monterey jack cheese blend and house made gravy on 2 thick cut slices of bread...served with fries or side house salad.

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

07:13 Time for education leaders to smarten the hell up in PEI »
Paul MacNeill And the fallout of this juvenile game of political ping-pong is they are collectively failing Island students and teachers. The MacLauchlan government appears to be making education policy up on the fly, as it flip-flops to avoid controversy. The now past president of the PEI Teachers Federation, Gilles Arsenault, severely damaged the reputation … Continue reading Time for education leaders to smarten the hell up in PEI
07:12 Thilak Tennekoke of P.E.I. receives RBC Top 25 Immigrant award »The Guardian - Local News
Originally from Sri Lanka, Tennekoke has spent the past 22 years promoting diversity and multiculturalism
07:12 Thilak Tennekone of P.E.I. receives RBC Top 25 Immigrant award »The Guardian - Local News
Originally from Sri Lanka, Tennekone has spent the past 22 years promoting diversity and multiculturalism
02:00 Fond memories shared during last meeting at Charlottetown Legion »The Guardian - Local News
Charlottetown Legion's Ladies' Auxiliary holds last annual tea in building now up for sale
02:00 Night of drinking ends with crash into parked cars »The Guardian - Local News
Jeremy Allen Quinn, 19, gets four days in jail on first conviction for extensive damage while driving drunk
00:00 Petroleum Pricing »Government of Prince Edward top news stories
The Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission approved the following petroleum pricing decisions, effective 12:01 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2015: Gasoline prices will decrease by 1.0 cent per litre (cpl); Furnace and stove oil prices will decrease by 2.5 cpl; Diesel prices will decrease by 2.0 cpl; and Propane prices will decrease by 3.0 cpl for Superior Propane, by 3.6 cpl for Irving Energy Distribution and Marketing and by 3.0 cpl for Kenmac...

Wednesday July 1, 2015

23:34 Machinthesand Wins Canada Day Pace in Summerside »The Guardian - Sports
Machinthesand, under the command of Norris Rogers, burst off the starting gate to wire the field and claim the Canada Day pace Wednesday at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway.It’s the second win in a row for this duo after they raced to victory in the Sunday feature. The son of Mach Three, ...
22:46 Fireworks display postponed in Charlottetown »The Guardian - Local News
A last minute decision to cancel the fireworks display in Charlottetown left spectators confused and upset. The city said it had to postpone its Canada Day fireworks display due to an increase in wind speed less than an hour before the 10 p.m. fireworks display. The city said if weather ...
22:46 Ellsworth putting up big numbers »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Second best batting average at ISF Worlds
22:46 Ellsworth putting up big numbers  »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Second best batting average at ISF Worlds
22:42 Richards signs one-year deal with Red Wings »The Guardian - Sports
DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings have signed defenceman Mike Green and forward Brad Richards to free-agent contracts. The team announced Wednesday that Green will get a three-year contract and Richards a one-year deal. Green has spent his entire career with Washington, recording 113 goals and ...
22:27 Canadian teams busy on free-agency day as Leafs trade Kessel to Penguins »The Guardian - Sports
TORONTO - Free-agency day felt like trade-deadline day, with all seven Canadian teams getting in on the action. The Toronto Maple Leafs made by far the biggest splash Wednesday, dealing Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins in a six-player, three-pick blockbuster. That came on the heels of the ...
22:25 Canada Day Fireworks Postponed; Victoria Park Traffic Advisory Remains in Place »City of Charlottetown
2015-07-01 The City of Charlottetown's Canada Day fireworks are postponed until July 2 at
22:24 Two more hits for Ellsworth at world championships »The Guardian - Sports
Jeff Ellsworth's two-run home run in the first inning got Canada rolling Wednesday at the International Softball Federation world championship. When the inning was over Canada led Great Britain 6-0 en route to an 11-1 victory in Saskatoon. Canada is 6-0 and plays its final game of the round ...
21:00 Crow Lessons »justpictureit
photo - Crow Lessons

Though a favorite tree branch is gone, the crows are still having classes with their children.

20:13 McKenna, MacLean pace Islanders to win in second game of doubleheader »The Guardian - Sports
The top of the order did the damage Wednesday as the Charlottetown Gaudet's Auto Body Islanders salvaged a split of their doubleheader with the Chatham Ironmen. Leadoff man Dylan McKenna and No. 2 hitter Morgan MacLean were each 4-for-4 as the Islanders won the second game 7-0 in New Brunswick ...
19:40 Motorcyclist injured in Kings County crash »The Guardian - Local News
The Kings District RCMP (Souris) responded to a report of an injured motorcyclist who had crashed his vehicle into the ditch on Route 16 near Kingsboro on Canada Day.RCMP was assisted by Eastern Kings Fire Department and Island EMS in attending to the injured rider, a 61-year-old man from ...
18:23 [AH] More thoughts on Riven Lands: Canada and Laurentia from 1980 »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
This Canada Day, I decided to revisit the OUP anthology Riven Lands: Canada and Laurentia from 1980. Back when I first posted my reaction to this book in 2008, it sparked a substantial discussion about the extent to which the dissolution of old Canada into Laurentia and the new Canadian federation was inevitable. Looking at the essays again, I'm caught by the tragic inevitability of it all. From the moment the Quiet War started, the Dominion was bound for a reckoning at terrible cost to its people. It was trapped by history.

Old Canada remains trapped. Looking south from my vantage point in Boston, there just hasn't been much positive change in the Dominion. Laurentian nationalism remains as strong as Canadian resentment, each set of grievances distracting each country from tackling its own crying issues The economic crash hit both countries hard, though Laurentia was at least spared the housing boom. (Is it ever likely that Montréal will regain its pre-war population, or Ottawa?) The Maritime Canadian provinces continue to drift, most notable for being a source of migrant workers for anywhere that will take them: the rest of Canada, the United States, Britain and Ireland even. (Newfoundland's separation last year wasn't unexpected, not with oil affording it an incentive to try to start over again. Here's to wishing them success.) In Canada west of the Ottawa, meanwhile, stagnation. Will Alberta try to follow Newfoundland? Will Premier Ford be able to save Ontario's industry?

Maybe social democracy will rise and save everyone, uniting all of old Canada across the old borders. Who knows? By this point, I really doubt the competence of the old Canadian political classes to solve old issues, never mind resolve current problems. The world moves, and moves ahead.

I keep wondering if Canada could have survived. On a few forums today, I suggested that if not for the Social Credit governments of the post-war era and their hyperinflationary policies, there might have been enough wealth to sooth differences between Laurentians and the rest of Canada. If Spain and Yugoslavia could survive the 1970s and 1980s, could Canada not also manage? The United States was surely at least as attractive a market as western Europe, and intra-Canadian grievances until the 1960s were certainly not as deep as those in Spain and Yugoslavia. Or was the collapse of Canada preordained? Was Canada, paradoxically, not multinational enough, with a sufficiently large and united Anglo population falsely thinking itself large enough to override the Laurentians?
17:39 O’Leary presents Canada Day awards »Journal-Pioneer Local
Youth of the Year and Volunteer of the Year
17:13 [PHOTO] The July Pan Am Metropass »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
The July PanAm Metropass #toronto #panamgames #ttc #metropass #

The 2015 Pan-American Games are being held in Toronto, and the Metropass of the TTC for this month has been designed accordingly. "Like."
16:45 Kensington Railyards filled with Canada Day celebrators »Journal-Pioneer Local
Isabella Paynter, 10, and Maleah Welton, 9, took in the Canada Day celebrations at the Kensington Railyards.
16:37 Sexy Laundry opens in Victoria »onrpei
Henry (Rob MacLean) & Alice (Martha Irving who directed Anne & Gilbert, The Musical for 5 years) represent the modern middle aged couple in a crumbling relationship, saying out loud what most lovers might only wish they could hear from each other at the advice of a marriage councillor. In the first opening night of […]
16:37 Green’s Shore attracts large crowds for Canada Day festivities »Journal-Pioneer Local
With each passing July 1, Linda Schurman feels a little more proud to be a Canadian.
16:28 RCMP reminds Islanders to celebrate Canada Day safely   »Journal-Pioneer Local
Prince Edward Island RCMP is reminding Islanders to celebrate Canada Day safely, whether its on land or water.
16:19 Stress test for Hillsborough Bridge »The Guardian - Local News
Government of P.E.I. looking at whether bridge can handle weight of pedestrian walkway, sewage pipe
16:12 Seaside Experiences offers food and entertainment on the ferry »Journal-Pioneer Local
This summer, get ready to take your senses on a different kind of voyage with Seaside Experiences.
15:58 Decreased prices for petroleum »Journal-Pioneer Local
The Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission approved petroleum-pricing decisions that have all seen a decrease.
15:33 Canada Day celebrations underway across P.E.I. »The Guardian - Local News
Canada Day celebrations are underway across the province with Islanders wishing their country a happy 148th birthday. Charlottetown's official Canada Day opening ceremonies began at 11:30 a.m. at Victoria Park with the singing of the national anthem, Canada Day cake, and a 21 gun ...


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