Prince Edward Island

What's Killing The Fish In This River?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2014 | Canada

CHARLOTTETOWN - For the fourth time in four years, the Prince Edward Island government says it's investigating a significant fish kill in one of its w...

13 Signs Our Family's Spent Too Much Time Snowed in Together in PEI

Lori Gard | Posted 06.01.2014 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

I have a healthy appreciation for the winter storm, but three days housebound is a little much. So in gratitude to the fair weather we had Saturday our family made a trek to our local Chinese restaurant, at which time Husband proposed a toast to "surviving the storm." In light of this toast, I made a list of the top 13 ways which illustrate most clearly that The Family has spent a little bit too much time together lately...

1,000 Homes Could Be Swallowed By The Sea

CBC | Posted 04.12.2014 | Canada

The Climate Research Lab at the University of Prince Edward Island has a new tool that shows how erosion will eat away at the Island over the next 90 ...

The Best Teachers See the Best in Their Students

Lori Gard | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

After moving when I was 16, I was enrolled in a brand new school, close to our new home. My new teacher, Mr. T, was unforgettable. What I remember now as a teacher myself was his smile. His laughter. And I remember that he saw me. There are times in our service as teachers when we set aside the habitual act of doing for the sacred work of being.

Why Charlottetown Is the No. 1 Place to See in 2014

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

In 2014, people will come for the sesquicentenary parties, but it's more likely they will depart having discovered the authentic and captivating experiences of Canada's smallest province, a little place where something mighty big was born 150 years ago.

Right To Play National Inspirational Speaker Series

Martin Parnell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta
Martin Parnell

As we visited school after school, Basil would introduce us to teachers he had taught. The schools were mostly in Charlottetown and we had a couple of country schools as well. The group size ranged from 50 to 450 and grades 3 to 9.

Chef Michael Smith's Legacy Lives On at PEI Restaurant

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Adrian Brijbassi

Legends can loom over a place long after they've gone. Dave Wilmer knows that better than anyone else on Prince Edward Island. The owner of the Inn at Bay Fortune still welcomes guests who expect him to be Michael Smith, the celebrity chef whose cookbooks and Food Network Canada TV shows have a massive following.

You Should Shell Out for This PEI Clam Digging Adventure

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

The Giant Bar Clam Dig Adventure is as soft-core adventure as you can get and that, to me, makes it hugely appealing to a vast number of people who don't ever want to find themselves attached to a zipline or scuba tank. Each passenger receives a clam rake and then sets about digging for lunch.

Why the Light in the Gable Matters to Me

Lori Gard | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada
Lori Gard

The lights are on again tonight. They burn, soft glowing light inside our house, as is the usual way, of course. When darkness comes, lamps are lit. B...

Confessions of a Speeding Traveller on PEI

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

The speedometer read 140 km/h when I determined I could go faster than that. I hit 150, 160, pushed it to 165 for an exhilarating eight kilometres of joy riding that would surely cost me points, if not my license, in a jurisdiction other than Prince Edward Island.

What I Won't Miss About Summer

Lori Gard | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

I love summer. Love, love, love it. It is the most wonderful time of the year. It is what we northerners wait for, what we hope for and what we crave through those dark and dreary winter months. It's the light at the end of the tunnel. But I realized that there are a FEW things I will not miss about summer.

When Teachers Teach to Reach

Lori Gard | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada
Lori Gard

There are two times a year when P.E.I. teachers feel like celebrities. Once during the Annual Provincial Teacher's Convention when rubbing shoulders w...

Canada's Top Themed Running Events

Marissa Schroder | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Living
Marissa Schroder

They're the perfect antidote to the 5K blahs. Themed runs are popping up all across the country, offering runners a fresh, exciting and fun alternative to the local 5K race scene. From running on the ocean floor to being chased by zombies, we've compiled a list of Canada's most interesting, fun and festive races.

Export Growth Predictions: See How Canada's Provinces Stack Up

Peter Hall | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

International trade will be a key growth driver for the Canadian economy this year and next. However, the distribution of export growth in Canada's provinces is anything but even. Some are leading the charge, while others are steady at the national pace. Others are lagging behind, some quite seriously. What are the key factors influencing the different growth patterns?

HuffPost, King's College Nominated For Investigative Journalism Award

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.13.2013 | Canada

An investigative project by The Huffington Post Canada and the University of King’s College looking at a controversial immigrant partner program in ...

Dispatches From Down East: Thank God It's Sunday Night

Lori Gard | Posted 04.12.2013 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

Two storm days back-to-back, courtesy of the Nor'easter that hit the Maritimes this past weekend, and I am more exhausted and wrung out than I was Friday afternoon. I now know why some animals eat their offspring. It would at the very least be one way to keep things quiet around the den.

The Canadian Chef Who's Fed An Olympic Village

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 03.30.2013 | Canada Living
Adrian Brijbassi

Michael Smith told me he has built a career out of reminding Canadians that cooking is about the people you share the meal with rather than the perfection of the recipe. He then went about showing what he meant. In a wildly entertaining weekend at Deerhurst Resort, Smith held court and kitchen in the Muskoka property most famous for hosting Barack Obama.

At Home on PEI with Chef Domenic Serio

Erin Maynes | Posted 03.30.2013 | Canada Living
Erin Maynes

Chef Domenic Serio's love and passion for food began at a very young age, largely attributed to his grandmother who showed him how to cook simple food from her region in Italy. The Executive Chef at the Inn at Bay Fortune on PEI, talks to us about his passions and his perfect food day on PEI.

The Importance Of Being Alone

Lori Gard | Posted 03.28.2013 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

Taking a deep breath, I make the necessary calls to cancel evening plans. After doing so, the sense of peace that washes over me, I might have never known. Because now, and all because of botched plans, I have this whole three-quarters of an hour to myself.

A Rock 'N Roll Tour of Nova Scotia

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 03.07.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Matt Mays calls Dartmouth the New Jersey of Nova Scotia. If that's the case, you could say he is the Bruce Springsteen of the Maritimes. Songs about life in Mays' unheralded hometown located on the other side of the big city are reminiscent of how Springsteen so often wrote about the characters on the Jersey Shore during his early career.

Why I Never Want to Take the Perfect Picture

Lori Gard | Posted 03.02.2013 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

I am learning, slowly, but surely, that life is not about taking the perfect picture. It is about the big picture. And the smaller ones that define and describe who and what we are. Husband turned and said to me, after the snowman fell and we were rebuilding a second, "He's just like all of us. Falling apart and getting re-built bigger and better again."

Ten Things That Restored My Faith in Humanity

Lori Gard | Posted 02.21.2013 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

In wake of the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, there have been waves of anger and sorrow washing over us all. Young and old. Rich and poor. Believer and non-believer. Recently, I came across the 26 Moments That Restored Our Faith in Humanity This Year article that has been floating around the Internet. When the world over finds itself in bleak mid-winter, the sun comes out and shines across the shadows.

Dispatches From Down East: Christmas Shopping is a Gong Show

Lori Gard | Posted 01.31.2013 | Canada
Lori Gard

What happens when three excited children, one grandmother and two mamas/aunties go shopping together, manoeuvring a crowded mini-van through a torrential down-pour? Santa could at the very least provide a few of his slacker elves for babysitting service and maybe a reindeer or two for entertainment. Needless to say, online shopping is looking pretty good this year.

Dispatches From Down East: When Your Son Calls You a Redneck...

Lori Gard | Posted 01.25.2013 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

Who would have ever thought that our own precious baby boy would stoop to stereotyping his doting parents, pigeon-holing us into the category of 'duds'? And so soon, at the ripe old age of 11. He now has added another label to our name. Hill-billy.

Dispatches From Down East: What I Know About Teachers

Lori Gard | Posted 01.17.2013 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

Teaching is a demanding profession. But I wouldn't trade teaching for another career. Educating children and motivating them to learn and discover the world around them is a true joy. And I am privileged to be one of the lucky ones.