Highlights/PEI

Environment, Politics

 It’s official, the fox wins!

It was short, but at times a bitter battle. The fight was between the Holstein cow, and the red fox. The title? The official animal of the province of Prince Edward Island. Official symbols for nations, states, and in Canada-» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Climate change and P.E.I.’s slow disappearance

Prince Edward Island is Canada’s smallest province, and it’s getting smaller. A recent storm has once again highlighted the plight of PEI.  It is a low-lying sand and sandstone island in the Gulf of St Lawrence and as the climate» 

Economy, International, Society

Canada at the culinary olympics- Gold, and more gold!

It is called the Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung (IKA), and the IKA International Olympiade der Koche. It is an international culinary arts exposition and olympic-like competition.  Held every four years, like the Olympic sporting event, it attracts the best chefs from» 

Society

New designation for historic lighthouse

The East Point lighthouse on Prince Edward Island has just been named “Canada’s Confederation Lighthouse”. For many decades, even a century or more in some cases, Canada’s many lighthouses were a much welcomed beacon to sailors. With modern technology like» 

Society

Saving the lighthouses

Throughout history, lighthouses have been a welcoming beacon to sailors, either warning of dangers to avoid, or signaling the direction heading to safe harbour. This is certainly the case for Canada with the longest coastline in the world. Not only» 

Society

Lifestyle: a love for heritage livestock

When is a cow, not just a cow?  Most people wouldn’t really think much of seeing a deep copper coloured cow out in a field, but if you’re in agriculture you’d do a double take for sure. You’d recognize that» 

Environment, Society

De-escalation: No more guns for farm visits by environment officers

In an era where the tendency is to provide more weapons for officials, and where great concern has been expressed about the “militarization” of police forces, there’s been at least one move in the opposite direction. In Canada’s small eastern» 

Religion, Society

Saving a magnificent wooden church

There are several words to describe the large wooden churches on Prince Edward Island: magnificent, breath-taking, awe-inspiring are certainly among them. But these churches need money for upkeep, and like many churches now, are in financial trouble. An architectural beauty,» 

Economy

Fishermen protest low lobster prices

A protest over low prices for lobster continues throughout ports in eastern Canada. Hundreds of boats remain tied up at docks as fishermen demand higher prices from processors.  The protest mainly in the province of Nova Scotia. Although not as»