Only in PEI A few days ago I was talking about a cycling fatality. Now another story rears its ugly head to make me cringe. A driver runs down a motorcyclist. As if this is not enough, he proceeds to give him a severe beating. The injuries are so bad that he has part of his leg amputated. Now they say the accused was not mentally capable of determining right from wrong. Let’s hope they also find he is not capable of determining right from left and remove his privilege to drive a car. You can read the story here. Tomorrow,
The Atlantic Canada Air Show is coming to Summerside Prince Edward Island. The airshow dates are August 25 and 26 and it is being held at the Summerside Airport. This will be only one of two places this year that you will be able to see the Blue Angels and the Snowbirds. Don’t miss out on this exciting event and get your tickets early for the Atlantic Canada Airshow. Guy
You may have heard that in July, there was a fatal accident involving a motor vehicle and a cyclist. While the accident was not as outrageous as the picture depicted here, I thought a shocking photo would get your attention. Please, if you are planning on cycling on Prince Edward Island, be extra careful. The lady who was killed was wearing reflective and protective gear. That did not protect her enough from the drunk driver that hit her. If at all possible, stay on the Confederation Trail where you are less likely to become a statistic. If you want
Inspection fees are on the rise in PEI. There has been considerable negative feedback on this: We have to pay for government’s extravagances in other areas We’ll have to pass the cost along to the customer Government is taking money out of my pocket that I could direct to improvements This is a disincentive to new operators who will go underground I’m not ready to take sides yet. Let’s try to have an objective look at the situation. Currently, Tourism establishments pay a licencing fee which includes inspection. Starting next year, the rates will increase to almost double by 2014.
Gold Cup and Saucer Day is the culmination of Old Home Week in PEI.
Old Home Week is a late summer classic in Prince Edward Island. Running for 125 years, Old Home Week it is the largest of the farm and family fairs on PEI. Now let’s not get carried away. Charlottetown has a population of 45,000 and Prince Edward Island boasts 140,000 inhabitants. So don’t expect something the size of the CNE in Toronto. That being said, Old Home Week features a midway, agricultural exhibitions, competitions, and the usual gathering of various local crafters and exhibitors. Prince Edward Island has a lot of talent and it is showcased proudly during Old Home Week. Old Home
If you are thinking about an early summer visit to Prince Edward Island, now is the time. The Festival of Small Halls runs from June 14 to June 24. This is the perfect opportunity to see local talent in a kitchen party type of atmosphere. You can experience Traditional Music, Dance & Storytelling. This is truly an Exceptional Island Experience. Check the website for dates, artists and hall locations. Check out the list of artists. If you like DOWN EAST music, you will surely recognize several names. So check out the schedule and make plans for a memorable PEI Festival of Small
Like all other provinces, we like to believe we have a good health care system in PEI. I have found a few minor differences. For example, yearly eye exams are not covered, but children get free dental services. Prince Edward Island has two major hospitals located in Charlottetown and Summerside. There are also several other smaller hospitals and clinics throughout the island. With the current budget cuts also affecting health care, the scope and structure of regional health care facilities seems to change weekly. You are better off to check the government website for current configuration. Follow this link for hospitals,
Welcome to my Blog about PEI. Granny has many things on her plate and has asked me to take over this blog. This seems like it will be an exciting challenge and I look forward to bringing you closer to a Prince Edward Island vacation. For the past few years, there has been one major event that highlighted the tourism season. There was Regis and Kelly, 100 years of Anne, The Summer Games, Will and Kate, etc. This year there yet seems to be no major event. However, there are still plenty of reasons to visit Prince Edward Island. The Tourism website breaks
Information for people planning a move to Prince Edward Island