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Aggregation of selected recently-updated blogs, news feeds and tweets:

Tuesday September 27, 2016

14:34 Team Marlie makes trip to Parliament Hill for childhood cancer rally »The Guardian - Living
Family, friends of one-year-old who succumbed to leukemia lobby for more research dollars
14:34 Team Marlie makes trip to Parliament Hill for childhood cancer rally »Journal-Pioneer Living
Family, friends of one-year-old who succumbed to leukemia lobby for more research dollars
14:30 Thousands of rare toys stolen from P.E.I. toy store »The Guardian - Local News
Thieves broke into storage trailer, taking boxes of vintage toys like LEGO mini figures, Star Wars memorabilia and much more
12:52 Where are you, Sonnet No. 99? » from peter rukavina

I shipped Sonnet № 99 off to Oxford last Tuesday by UPS, with a promise that it would arrive there today.

It did not.

Here’s the latest UPS tracking information for the parcel:

UPS Tracking Information

The UPS call centre tells me that my parcel was “subject to a security scan which was beyond our control” by way of explaining the delay. It all goes well this won’t prevent the package from being at Oxford by the September 30 deadline – thank goodness I shipped it as early as I did – but I’ve little faith in UPS as I see the back and forth the parcel went through.

Charlottetown to Dieppe to Lachine to start things off make sense to me. But why did the parcel go across the border to Plattsburgh, 100 km away, only to come back to Lachine two days later, and then on to Mirabel, and then back to the USA to Louisville (UPS’s main hub) and then back up to Philadelphia (from where, I presume, it’s headed overseas).

Perhaps I’m too stuck on an old world “the fastest route from point A to point B” way of thinking about global logistics, but this makes no sense to me, and I can’t imagine why it’s efficient to send a parcel back and forth across the U.S. border twice when sending it from PEI to the United Kingdom.

12:11 Incident at St. Roch residence still under investigation »Journal-Pioneer Local
Two males arrested
12:09 Fast turn hurls motorcycle driver off bike in Charlottetown »The Guardian - Local News
Fractures leg, facing multiple charges after failing to make it safely around onto Garfield Street
12:04 Sobeys launches major local beef campaign »The Guardian - Local News
Sobeys announced this morning local farmers are primarily providing the beef on its shelves in P.E.I Sobeys Atlantic general manager Peter Doucette estimates about 80 per cent of the meat will be supplied through Atlantic Beef Products’ Island View Farms brand. Processed at ABP’s plant in ...