Meet PEI’s singing garbage man

Eddie Quinn may drive a garbage truck by day, but his music has made him famous on the Island

Meet PEI’s singing garbage manDespite its small size, PEI has more than its fair share of musical talent. The province has produced a number of singers and songwriters who have made it big on the national and, in some cases, international stage. Names like Gene MacLellan and now his daughter, Catherine, Lennie Gallant and fiddler Richard Wood. We have…

Government cash helps boost PEI aerospace industry

Aerospace is now the fourth largest industry in the province

Government cash helps boost PEI aerospace industryDownload this column on the PEI aerospace industry for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use CORNWALL, PEI Jun 30, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Whenever there is any talk about diversifying the PEI economy from its three primary industries of farming, fishing and tourism, one word usually comes to…

Islanders demand free ride on Confederation Bridge

Revenue raised from tourists should subsidize Islanders who cross the bridge

Islanders demand free ride on Confederation BridgeDownload this column on the Confederation Bridge for your publication or website. Price starts at $10 Terms and Conditions of use CORNWALL, PEI Jun 24, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The total so far is 7,000 signatures and counting. That is how many people have put their digital John Hancock to an online petition on the…

PEI government finally tackles abortion issue

Premier Wade MacLauchlan recently announced a deal that will effectively offer Island women abortion on demand

PEI government finally tackles abortion issueDownload this column for your publication or website CORNWALL, PEI, Jun 7, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Premier Wade MacLauchlan deserves credit for tackling an issue his political predecessors over the past three decades have mostly ignored or only approached with fear and trepidation. PEI has long been the only province where surgical abortions are not…

New PEI government off to rocky start

Cabinet making is a delicate balancing act and Premier Wade MacLauchlan failed the test

New PEI government off to rocky startDownload this column for your publication or website CORNWALL, PEI, May 31, 2015/ Troy Media/ - It has been a rough start for new PEI Premier Wade MacLauchlan. Like most new premiers, job one was the selection of a new cabinet. He started that task with one big question mark – he had to wait…

Liberal wins seat in PEI legislature with the flip of a coin

PEI rules state the winner in a close election is decided with a coin toss

Liberal wins seat in PEI legislature with the flip of a coinDownload this column for your publication or website CORNWALL, PEI, May 25, 2015/ Troy Media/ - It all came down to the flip of a coin. The winner would sit in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island while the loser could perhaps claim a moral victory and plan to try again. When Islanders went…

PEI PC leader opts to lead party from outside the legislature

Rob Lantz lost his bid to a seat in the recent election and won’t run again until next election

PEI PC leader opts to lead party from outside the legislatureTo download PEI PC leader opts to lead party from outside the legislature for your publication or website click here CORNWALL, PEI, May 18, 2015/ Troy Media/ - It is not all that uncommon in Canadian politics for the leader of an opposition party to direct proceedings form outside the rail for a few months…

P.E.I. ready to move to multi-party system

P.E.I. ready to move to multi-party systemTo download P.E.I. ready to move to multi-party system for your publication or website click here CORNWALL, PEI, May 10, 2015/ Troy Media/ - As the dust settles following one of the most interesting elections in recent P.E.I. history, interest is growing in moving away from the old the “first-past-the-post" system. While the vote in…

Lighthouse connected to Titanic disaster saved from watery grave

The Marconi operator at the Cape Bear Lighthouse was the first to answer the distress call from the Titanic

Lighthouse connected to Titanic disaster saved from watery graveTo download Lighthouse connected to Titanic disaster saved from watery grave for your publication or website click here CORNWALL, PEI, May 3, 2015/ Troy Media/ - A Prince Edward Island connection to one of the most famous marine disasters in history has been saved from a watery grave. When the Titanic struck an iceberg just…

2nd worst winter in PEI history delays opening of lobster season

Postponement could prove costly to provincial economy

2nd worst winter in PEI history delays opening of lobster seasonTo download 2nd worst winter in PEI history delays opening of lobster season for your publication or website click here CORNWALL, PEI, Apr 26, 2015/ Troy Media/ - For many Prince Edward Islanders, one key sign of the arrival of spring is the “first feed” of lobsters. There is probably no scientific basis to this theory,…
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