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KEEPING ANNE ALIVE FOR TOURISTS

Originally posted July 22, 2018 LM Montgomery was years ahead of her time. A force for social change, whose worldwide impact is only now being fully appreciated. How well we tell her story will help determine future tourism development in “Anne’s Land.” Last week residents of the Resort Municipality were invited to discuss a proposal to “redevelop the Cavendish Heritage Park.” The meeting notice read: “The Resort Municipality of Stanley Bridge, Hope River, Bayview, Cavendish and North Rusti…
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THE WISDOM OF ISLAND NATIVES ON ERASING OUR HISTORY

Originally posted August 12, 2018 Had Sir John A. Macdonald not invited himself to the Charlottetown Conference in 1864 there might not have been a Canada. Certainly not as we know it today. The meeting was meant to discuss a union of the Maritime Provinces. When political leaders in the Province of Canada, (Ontario and Quebec) heard about the meeting, they decided to come as observers. But when the delegates from the Province of Canada spoke, it became clear they came as more than observers,…
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THE IMPORTANCE OF THE “ISLAND WAY”

Originally posted August 18, 2018 Come From Away is the award-winning musical which celebrates the welcome the people of Gander Newfoundland gave more than 6,500 passengers whose trans-Atlantic flights were refused permission to land in the US in the hours following after the 9/11 attacks. As neighbours, we know about the warmth of Newfoundlanders. But for the people on those 38 passenger planes, the unplanned stop in Gander was both a shock and a surprise. When they landed they had no idea w…
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AN ODE TO SUMMER’S END ON PEI

Originally posted September 2, 2018 My dear late Mother used to say “When Old Home Week ends, summer’s over.” Well, that was then. Now global warming has given us a glorious end of August, and the forecast is for a very nice September. Here on Friendly Lane the squirrels are hoarding the peanuts; the birds are emptying the feeders faster than Heather can fill them, and golf shirts and shorts have been replaced by long sleeves and the trusty Glasgow Hills wind shirt. The mood has been a bit d…
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