Category: Editorial

New York Times Landing Page Photo

Not too often does the maritimes make it into the New York times, let alone their landing page photo. But after schools reopened on Prince Edward Island, they selected one of my photos taken for Reuters, as a landing page photo on their front page! In addition to this, they have since also utilized another Read More

Black Lives Matter – The Protest

On Friday, June 5th we had a rather large protest on PEI. It was for the #BlackLivesMatter protests and the crowd that gathered was nothing short of …well, huge. It was the largest protest on Prince Edward Island that I have witnessed and it had a tremendous response. It started at the Coles building where Read More

Veseys: From Snails Pace to Overrun with Orders

When COVID19 hit, Vesey Seeds took a major hit on sales. Things plummeted to a snail’s pace. As people started to breathe properly again, things took right off increasing the sales of the Island company 450%. It was so bad at one point they had to turn off their online ordering for one section of Read More

PEI’s Crucial Tourism Sector

Prince Edward Island’s tourism sector is going to take a tough hit this coming Summer as COVID-19 is devastating the economy. I write this although I am optimistic that we will be able to pull further ahead than anticipated. In slowdowns of the past, the Island usually will see more tourists visiting from Nova Scotia Read More

Canada’s Deadliest Shooting: The Procession

It’s been an incredibly tough week in Nova Scotia for so many. The Vigil last night on CTV & CBC was a heartbreaker. Another heartbreaker for me was definitely the unofficial procession. Usually, for RCMP processions, thousands of people attend. Due to Covid-19, that wasn’t possible. There has been no official announcement but RCMP officers Read More

Canada’s Deadliest Shooting : The Memorials

Imagine you are filling up with gas. All of a sudden you look over and next to you is someone who looks like the shooter. You turn to someone else and say, “hey, doesn’t that look like the shooter?”. Before your partner has a chance to respond, you turn your head back. What you see Read More

Canada’s Deadliest Shooting

A once in a lifetime pandemic (COVID-19) combined with a once in a lifetime shooting is taking place in Nova Scotia currently. On Saturday night multiple raging fires destroyed multiple buildings within the Portapique community in Nova Scotia. A neighbour (doesn’t wish to be identified) of the shooter, Gabriel Wortman, described fireworks happening after as Read More

Access Denied

There is a sad reality playing out on Canadian borders as we speak. In a country where we have always been able to cross our inter-provincial borders without any questions all of a sudden, we are limited to doing so. It is sad for many reasons. Sad because the COVID-19 pandemic has been so impactful Read More

Two Towns Two Countries One Fire Brigade

St. Stephen, New Brunswick, and Calais, Maine share many things along with a river that runs through their towns. The river is the border separating Canada from the United States. Something else they share? The fire brigade. When a fire breaks out in Calais, Maine, the St. Stephen Fire Department firefighters usually rush across the Read More

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