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Thursday May 26, 2016

23:21 Eagle Jolt, Campbell take top class in 1:58.2 at CDP »The Guardian - Sports
Eagle Jolt came three-wide down the backstretch and was able to out gun race leader Idealic Life in the lane to win the Thursday feature in 1:58.2 at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The victory was Marc Campbell’s third of the night. McJestic completed the triactor. Eagle Jolt is ...
23:15 Event to mark one-year anniversary of Truth, Reconciliation report »The Guardian - Local News
Native Council inviting public to special event Saturday, 12:30-5 p.m., at Coles Building in Charlottetown
22:54 Nearly $3,500 collected for suicide prevention in memory of DeeJay Gallant »The Guardian - Local News
Goal was initially to raise $2,000 for Island Helpline, Canadian Mental Health Association
22:36 Montague welcomes major permit »The Guardian - Local News
New provincial manor coming to town
21:15 COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS »Journal-Pioneer Living
See more Community Happenings listings in Events section at the bottom of the right-hand column of this page.
21:14 Summerside school oil spill could take weeks to clean up »The Guardian - Local News
Removing tank, diesel from groundbefore extensive remediation begins at Three Oaks high school
21:09 Weather Network says warmer than normal for half of P.E.I.’s summer »The Guardian - Local News
Chances that region could be looking at a more active hurricane season
21:02 DOWN THE BACKSTRETCH: State Treasurer seeks fourth straight Molson Pace win »The Guardian - Sports
The Molson Pace has become State Treasurer's race and Friday night he has a chance to remain undefeated in the prestigious event. Owned by Sally MacDonald of Souris and Paul MacDonald of Toronto, State Treasurer has drawn the rail position in the $150,000 Molson Pace final at Western Fair ...
21:00 Red Rock Love »justpictureit
photo - Red Rock Love

A last look at my new favorite rocky beach. I have boat music instead of a boat shot today, an incredible a capella performance by Stan Rogers, a singer I have featured here before.

19:10 Summerside woman finds overwhelming support after Fort McMurray fires »Journal-Pioneer Local
“If anything comes of out this article … it (should be) that we’ve been cloaked with security and generosity –and it has made us so much better and so much more able to get through this and see a future,” said Melissa MacDonald.
19:01 Morrissey supports carapace increase »Journal-Pioneer Local
Would like DFO to adjust the schedule
18:30 Nomination period extended for P.E.I. Sports Hall of Fame »The Guardian - Sports
The Prince Edward Island Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Inc. is still accepting nominations for the induction awards ceremony, scheduled for late this summer in Summerside. The hall looks for athletes, teams and builders of sport – those who have brought special recognition to the province and ...
17:09 Eight horses, eight potential winners tonight at CDP »The Guardian - Sports
The door is wide open in tonight’s feature at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 6:30 p.m. for the 11-dash program with a tight-knit field of eight battling it out in the finale. Idealic Life will look for redemption from Post 5 in the $2,100 event with Corey ...
16:57 Stavert named to CJHL Eastern All-Star Team »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Summerside Western Capitals forward Thomas Stavert has been named to the Canadian Junior Hockey League 2015 - 2016 CJHL Eastern All-Star Team.
16:38 Nelson Snow is P.E.I. Connectors' Prince County program officer  »Journal-Pioneer Business
Nelson Snow is ready to help immigrant entrepreneurs make a Prince County connection.
16:34 Videos highlight entrepreneurship »Journal-Pioneer Local
Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce Island Advance initiative launches video series
16:05 Charlottetown Mayor Calls for Greater Partnerships in Public and Private Sectors »City of Charlottetown
2016-05-26 Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee is calling for greater partnerships within the Capital region,
15:45 Protection at long last »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
Legislation was introduced in the Commons last week to protect Canadians against discrimination and violence. You’re forgiven if you feel obligated to read that sentence again.
15:39 Safeguards needed in light of oil spill at TOSH, says Opposition »Journal-Pioneer Local
SUMMERSIDE — The Opposition is calling for better safeguards after an oil spill over the weekend outside a Summerside school.
15:35 [PHOTO] 85 Harbord Street, in 2008 and 2016 »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
Passing along Harbord Street with a visiting friend on Monday, I snapped this photo of 85 Harbord Street.

85 Harbord Street, Morgentaler"s address #toronto #harbordstreet #abortion #henrymorgentaler #morgentaler #harbordvillage

I'd also taken a photo of this address--not a separate building, just a door in a larger building--in 2008, from across the street.

85 Harbord

Why so much attention to a non-descript address? 85 Harbord Street is the address of Henry Morgentaler's first abortion clinic in Toronto, as I noted back in August 2008 when I posted the second photo. The Globe and Mail provided a potted history of the building.

The story of this old Annex Victorian semi, among the storefronts on the south of Harbord, really begins on June 15, 1983, when Henry Morgentaler opened an abortion clinic. It was subjected to protests and pickets, and victories and defeats – for both sides of the debate. The drama might have ended in 1988, when the Supreme Court ruled that freestanding clinics were legal, but the rallies continued, reaching 3,000 strong. Harbord Street Cafe, at No. 87, closed shop, its windows papered over. A sign for The Way Inn took its place. The Toronto Women’s Bookstore moved down the street. Then on Victoria Day weekend in 1992, an explosion by arsonists blew the wall out at No. 85. No one was ever charged. A small apartment is there now, next to Ms. Emma Designs at No. 87.

Jamie Bradburn at The Grid also wrote about this in 2013. Without Morgentaler's clinics, which provided abortions in violation of restrictive regulations in public hospitals, abortion policies in Canada might have ended up being very different. There should be a plaque at 85 Harbord: What happened here really did shape the lives of Canadians.
15:08 Water restrictions begin in Charlottetown »The Guardian - Local News
Better turn off those lawn sprinklers before heading to work
15:08 Lighthouse, Molly Johnson to Headline 2016 TD PEI Jazz & Blues Festival »City of Charlottetown
2016-05-26 The TD PEI Jazz & Blues Festival will return to downtown Charlottetown August 25th-27th, 2016
15:06 P.E.I.'s education system needs time to adjust »The Guardian - Opinion
What educational system requires is infusion of resources at front line of schools; and time
15:04 Dimetrodon borealis, its remains discovered on P.E.I., featured on stamp »Journal-Pioneer Local
A reptile whose remains were discovered on Prince Edward Island is being featured in a series of Canada Post stamps.
14:57 South Granville residents losing hope on power lines decision »The Guardian - Opinion
By Julie Corbett (guest opinion)
14:45 Montague man plans microbrewery »The Guardian - Local News
MONTAGUE – Dave McGuire has always had faith in eastern P.E.I.’s largest town. And just to prove it, he’s on track for opening the first microbrewery in eastern P.E.I. in the town where he lives, works and plays. “This is where I’ve always wanted to start my business,’’ says McGuire. “I’ve ...
14:42 EASTERN PASSAGES: ‘When you find a place that redeems you … then you should go there often, either in real life or in memory’ »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
Left the car on Newfoundland’s Route 70 before the turn toward Grate’s Cove, before the long stretch of Breeches Pond, and I cut under the power lines that angle for Bay de Verde. On the power pole nearest to my route, a tin pole identifier shivered in the wind, flickering with Morse messages ...
14:41 Celebrating inspiration »Journal-Pioneer Local
French Language School Board of P.E.I. celebrates 25 years of autonomy
14:40 Judicial system lets down Canadians »The Guardian - Opinion
On the subject of paying the big bucks for the best people, I wonder what kind of bargain prices our Canadian judicial system pays for their lawyers. First, disgraced CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi gets off scot-free after several women accused him of various sexual offences. He says “I’m very ...
14:36 P.E.I. man caught driving drunk with no headlights on »The Guardian - Local News
A man who was driving drunk without his vehicle’s headlights turned on was sentenced today to 15 days in jail. Coady Allan MacDonald, 28, appeared before Judge John Douglas in provincial court in Charlottetown where he pleaded guilty to failing the breathalyzer. The court heard that on March 19 ...
14:35 New boardwalk at Victoria Park earns kudos »The Guardian - Opinion
About two years ago, a plan for radical changes to Victoria Park was announced. It was soundly criticized by the public and especially by users of the boardwalk. They realize that far from being an improvement, it would destroy some of the best features of the boardwalk. Council responded, ...
14:11 Letter to the Editor: Shame on you Canada Post »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
In the unlikely event that any Canadian or provincial leaders were to ask me for what I would guess to be the most effective immediate action they could take to reduce global warning, my answer would be to immediately reinstate and expand postal service to the homes and businesses in Canada.
14:06 LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We can do better »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
Health P.E.I.’s new policy now allows staff to assist people in need of medical aid outside hospital doors – this is good.
13:55 Cornwall man faces multiple charges »The Guardian - Local News
A 38-year-old Cornwall man is facing multiple charges after an incident on Barrymore Court in Charlottetown Wednesday evening. A spokesman for Charlottetown Police Services said the department responded to a complaint of a disturbance at that address and upon arrival concluded that a male ...
13:41 Shifting screens on CBC Compass set irritates viewer »The Guardian - Opinion
I wonder if anyone else besides me finds those moving/shifting background screens annoying? They areoften usedduringCBC Compass TV interviews. I find they distract from the interviewer and guest. H. Shirley Horne, Charlottetown
13:35 Cornwall man faces multiple charges »Journal-Pioneer Local
A 38-year-old Cornwall man is facing multiple charges after an incident on Barrymore Court in Charlottetown Wednesday evening. A spokesman for Charlottetown Police Services said the department responded to a complaint of a disturbance at that address and upon arrival concluded that a male ...
13:05 P.E.I. forest firefighters to assist with Alberta wildfires »Journal-Pioneer Local
Seven forest firefighters from Prince Edward Island will soon head west to help battled the Alberta wildfires.
12:50 Today's editorial cartoon »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
12:50 Health P.E.I. names new board members, including two from Prince County »Journal-Pioneer Living
Four Islanders, including two from Prince County, have been named to the Health P.E.I. board.
12:47 Rethinking breakfast »The Guardian - Living
Chef Ilona Daniel combines best of bagel and doughnut qualities in easy-to-make recipe
12:26 Work could cause traffic disruptions throughout Summerside today »Journal-Pioneer Local
SUMMERSIDE —Work by the crews throughout the city today could impact traffic flow in several areas.
12:12 Annual fishing derby takes place this weekend in Kensington »Journal-Pioneer Local
The pond is stocked and Chief Lewie Sutherland is ready for the annual Kensington Police Services Fishing Derby.
12:00 RCMP lay 241 charges during recent Road Safety Week »Journal-Pioneer Local
RCMP on P.E.I. issued laid more than 200 charges during the recent Road Safety Week.
10:14 East Royalty residents view proposed zoning changes »The Guardian - Local News
The final tweaks are being made in a process aimed at creating a more sustainable future for the eastern end of Charlottetown. East Royalty residents got their first look at a map of proposed zoning changes during an open house at the Malcolm Darrach Centre Tuesday night. Laurel Palmer ...
10:01 Man Commits Theft While Unlawfully In a Home »Charlottetown Police Police Reports
Charlottetown Police Services received a complaint of a disturbance at an address on Barrymore Court yesterday evening. After arriving at address police concluded that a male involved in reported disturbance was in violation of an existing Probation Order, unlawfully in a home, and committed theft. Accused male, a 38 year resident of Cornwall, was jailed at the Provincial Correctional Centre and will be appearing in Provincial Court at a later date.
09:45 Carapace size benefits N.B. »The Guardian - Opinion
If Gail Shea were still the federal minister of fisheries, there would be no carapace size increase in Lobster Fishing Area (LFA) 25. The savvy Ms. Shea would know exactly how fishermen in the area from North Cape southward to Victoria would react. Most of those fishermen live in her former ...
09:24 Homburg loses appeal in Nova Scotia's high court »The Guardian - Local News
Businessman Richard Homburg has lost an appeal in Nova Scotia in a lawsuit that involves his fight with Dutch regulators. In a decision released Wednesday, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal dismissed two motions seeking to get evidence from two witnesses. Richard Homburg, Homburg Bondclaim ...
09:04 Charlottetown Administrative Office Switching to Summer Hours »City of Charlottetown
2016-05-26 The City of Charlottetown's Administrative Offices will switch to summer hours beginning Monday, May 30
08:36 Community Notices »Women's Equality PEI
Welcome to our Community Events and Notices E-News for Thursday, May 26, 2016 New listings this week: 1) Bonshaw Ceilidh 2) PSA – People’s Assembly on Migrant Worker’s Rights 3) Soul Food is this Sunday 4) Eastern Kings 9th Annual Giant Yard Sale 5) UWW Presents: Tools for Community-Based Research Course 6) BIG Summer Student […]
08:27 Fuel spill at TOSH raises questions about outdoor large storage tanks »Journal-Pioneer Local
Thousands of litres of diesel leak from tank at Summerside school
08:05 P.E.I. Opposition condemns lobster carapace size increase »Journal-Pioneer Local
Fisheries Minister Alan McIsaac says strong lobby from New Brunswick pushed for increase
07:40 Daily Specials for Thursday, May 26, 2016 »Casa Mia Daily Specials

The Daily Specials at Casa Mia Restaurant for Thursday, May 26, 2016 are:

  • Cauliflower Soup $4.99
  • Smoked Meat Melt $12.99 Smoked Meat sauteed with with onion and garlic oven baked on a croissant with provolone cheese and spicy mustard. Served with a house salad.

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

07:14 Fuel spill at TOSH raises questions about outdoor holding tanks »The Guardian - Local News
Thousands of litres of diesel leak from tank at Summerside school
06:42 P.E.I. Opposition condemns lobster carapace size increase »The Guardian - Local News
Fisheries Minister Alan McIsaac said strong lobby from New Brunswick pushed for the increase
06:36 Cloud and a few showers expected across PEI next few days.. »peistormchaser
Thursday May 26th 6:35am... A weakening area of low pressure is located right over PEI this morning and is moving away to the east. Low clouds and showers/drizzle will accompany this feature although more importantly is the wind and temperatures. … Continue reading
02:00 Canadian migrant workers need support »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
Migrant workers in Canada often face discrimination, injustice, inconsistent labour rights, and unsafe working conditions.They pay taxes and contribute to Employment Insurance and the Canada Pension Plan, but do not benefit from these programs as the rest of us do.
02:00 Cherish the dandelion »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
As I drove to work this morning I was drawn to a woman with her young daughter walking along the sidewalk. The child's face was turned enthusiastically upwards, beaming as she handed her mom a bouquet of dandelions.This sight called up emotions I wasn't prepared for.
02:00 Men's retreat set for May 28 at Martha Spirituality Centre »Journal-Pioneer Living
The Martha Spirituality Centre in Charlottetown will welcome Fr. Bill Brennan from the diocese of Saint John, N.B., to lead a Men's Retreat on Saturday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
02:00 Ottawa fumbled assisted-dying bill right from the start »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
This country's highest court ultimately gave Parliamentarians 16 months to craft legislation on assisted dying. That apparently wasn't enough.
02:00 Safe travels this summer »Journal-Pioneer Opinion
This past long weekend signalled the best and worst of what summer weather often brings.On the one hand, it's a chance for friends and family to get together and enjoy the sunny skies and warmer temperatures. On the other, it can lead to tragedy.
02:00 Summerside Community Choir presenting choral gems this weekend »Journal-Pioneer Living
This weekend the Summerside Community Choir is presenting its spring concert: "How Can I Keep From Singing? Choral Gems, Both Famous and Not Well Known Enough. "
00:23 P.E.I. businesses, harness racing drivers team up to help charities »The Guardian - Sports
Each of Jason Hughes' trips to the winner's circle this year will assist disabled children. Hughes is one of 10 drivers who took part in a draw at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park on Tuesday for the fifth annual Drive for Charity. CLICK HERE TO SEE PARTICIPATING BUSINESS, DRIVERS ...
00:07 Guard Keenan Wilkie to wear Hurricanes colours this fall »The Guardian - Sports
Keenan Wilkie is returning to the hardwood with the Holland College Hurricanes. The 19-year-old combo guard is joining the four-time Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) champs and the host team for the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) championship in March 2017. “I ...
00:03 Summerside defenceman learns more than hockey living in Austria »The Guardian - Sports
Noah Dobson went to Austria to play hockey. He not only developed those skills, but gained many valuable life lessons. The right-handed-shooting defenceman recently returned home to Summerside after spending the 2015-16 season with the Red Bull Academy under-18 team, which plays in the Czech ...
00:00 Atlantic Workforce Partnership promotes apprentice mobility across Atlantic Canada »Government of Prince Edward top news stories
The Atlantic Workforce Partnership has made great strides recently on a number of initiatives that will improve our skilled labour force and allow for greater flexibility and mobility for our Island apprentices, says Minister Richard Brown, Workforce and Advanced Learning. Today, the regional project announced their Atlantic Harmonization Project work in creating the right conditions for economic growth in Atlantic Canada, including seamless mobility...
00:00 Health PEI welcomes four new members to its board »Government of Prince Edward top news stories
Four Islanders have been named to the Health PEI board, bringing new community perspectives and competencies to help oversee the provincial health care system. New board members Dr. Rosemary Herbert, Sally Lockhart, Blaine MacPherson and Warren Ellis will fill positions previously held by Dr. Marvin Clark, Gordon MacKay, Dr. Kinsey Smith and Rhonda Smallman. 'Island heath care will benefit from the contribution of these accomplished Islanders who...
00:00 Island Forest Firefighters to Assist with Alberta Wildfires »Government of Prince Edward top news stories
Prince Edward Island forest firefighters are traveling to Alberta to assist with the Alberta wildfires, says Minister of Communities, Land and Environment Robert Mitchell. 'Seven forest firefighters from the Island will leave tomorrow as part of a team from Newfoundland that is heading west to assist with the wildfires that continue to rage in Alberta,' said Minister Mitchell. 'It has been a devastating time for Alberta and we are pleased to be...

Wednesday May 25, 2016

23:58 P.E.I. newbies win debut dragster events at Raceway Park »The Guardian - Sports
Rookies brought down the hammer at the season-opening drag event last weekend at Raceway Park in Oyster Bed Bridge. First, Wellington native Brett Ramsay made his debut with a win in the Super Pro class by defeating Mary Elizabeth Roach of Saint John, N.B., in the final. Brandon MacNeil from ...
23:53 Special Olympics national 5-pin bowling coming to Charlottetown »The Guardian - Sports
Special Olympics Canada recently announced P.E.I. will be the host province for the 2018 Special Olympics Canada 5-pin bowling championships, May 14-18, in Charlottetown. The championships features more than 200 bowlers, 40 coaches and 11 chef de missions from 11 participating Special Olympics ...
23:17 United Way of P.E.I. CEO leaving his post »The Guardian - Local News
Greg Magirescu will be stepping down as chief executive officer effective June 14


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