Author: jmweb

I WON GOLD!

I won gold at the Atlantic Journalism Awards! I also received 2 silver awards for a total of 3 awards out of a possible 6 in total! This is my first time receiving a reward as I don’t usually participate in submissions for awards. To provide some context, I was nominated 3 times for the Read More

Sir John A MacDonald Statue Removed | National Cover Photos

Once I heard about Charlottetown City Council voting to remove the Sir John A MacDonald statue, I emailed 5 people from the city asking when the removal would take place. I received 2 responses; A Twitter (Chtown account) direct message and an email from the communications coordinator. “Hi John, this is going to be worked Read More

A Virgil for the 215 Children Discovered

Last Sunday (June 30th) I got a text message about a Virgil happening the next day (Monday, June 31st) in downtown Charlottetown. It was after the discovery of 215 bodies outside the Kamloops Residential School which had an “enrollment” peaking at 500 “students”. The Indigenous organizers wished to have a small group (due to COVID19 Read More

World War II Crash Site

Prince Edward Island is well known for it’s history. Islanders are all too familiar with it being the birthplace of Confederation. It is known for other amazing accomplishments like Anne of Green Gables or the first place in Canada that received the distress signal of the Titanic, amongst others. With COVID19 significantly impacting my travel, Read More

Beluga whales!

A couple of weeks ago, I was heading towards Souris (Eastern PEI) from Stratford. I had taken a different route going through Fort Augustus and came to the small community of Mount Stewart where there were a lot of people on either side of the road along with cars occupying both sides of the road. Read More

Setting Day Eve on PEI

Tonight is setting day eve, where lobster fisherfolk head out in the morning and set their traps. For Islanders this is an exciting day as the lobster fisheries is big part of our economy. For some, they baited their traps & loaded their boats on the weekend. For others, they will wait till the morning Read More

Nova Scotia Shooting Memorial on PEI

My home province of Prince Edward Island set up a display for the Nova Scotia shootings 1-year memorial. The province also did something similar last year however I was unable to attend due to being in 14-day isolation since I was covering the massacre for Reuters. Anyone returning to PEI had to self-isolate for 14 Read More

PEI Prioritizes Service Industry for Vaccinations

In March, Prince Edward Island changed its vaccination strategy to target the younger service workers in the province in response to how outbreaks of COVID19 have happened in our province. Excluding those who have travelled outside the province, most of the rest of our COVID19 cases have been amongst close contacts. Some of them being Read More

PEI Snowstorm February 8, 2021

Prince Edward Island finally received a good dumping of snow this winter season with a massive snowfall of 35-40cm on February 8th! I captured some imagery from Charlottetown & New Perth of everything from Snowplows to Amish travels. In the middle of it all, I had a great physically distanced chat with an Amish individual. Read More

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