PEI jumps on Ontario pension bandwagon

To the consternation of Island small business

PEI jumps on Ontario pension bandwagonCORNWALL, PEI, Mar 16, 2014/ Troy Media/ - There are few issues where Prince Edward Island plays a leading role on the national stage. Usually, we are in the background – most often sharing a common position with our sister Maritime Provinces – and hoping to convince some of the larger provinces of the merits…

Time for a different approach to education on PEI

Student performance in the most recent international test was an embarrassment to the entire country

Time for a different approach to education on PEICORNWALL, PEI, Mar 9, 2014/ Troy Media/ - I remember my late father telling me that when he was in high school before the Second World War, his teachers were complaining Island students were below the average of their counterparts in the Maritimes when it came to testing within the Maritime region. That was a…

Water a hot potato issue on PEI

A proposal to dig more deep water irrigation wells for the potato industry is meeting with resistance

Water a hot potato issue on PEICORNWALL, PEI, Mar 2, 2014/ Troy Media/ - There is a big debate raging on PEI over the elixir of life. Canada’s smallest province is also the only jurisdiction in the country that is 100 per cent dependent on ground water – the recharge that occurs naturally through rain and melting snow. Now combine that…

PEI Premier has little to fear from Island voters

Despite the difficulties encountered by his Atlantic colleagues, Robert Ghiz still in the driver’s seat

PEI Premier has little to fear from Island votersCORNWALL, PEI, Jan 26, 2014/ Troy Media/ - While all politics is local, PEI Premier Robert Ghiz must have felt just a little nervous as he watched Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Kathy Dunderdale voluntarily leave office. While Dunderdale won a strong mandate in 2010, just months before Ghiz won a second term from Island voters,…

Excitement already building for royal visit to PEI

The province is getting ready to host Prince Charles and his wife Camilla in May

Excitement already building for royal visit to PEICORNWALL, PEI, Jan 19, 2014/ Troy Media/ - If there is one thing that causes the hearts of Islanders to flutter, it is a royal visit. It may be a function of our size. We are not exactly a “must” stop for headline makers around the world, so when somebody “famous” comes here we get…

Canada Post eliminates PEI postmarks

“Snail mail” so irrelevant no one is even complaining

Canada Post eliminates PEI postmarksCORNWALL, PEI, Jan 5, 2014/ Troy Media/ - It has been over 350 years since PEI has been part of Nova Scotia but, as far as Canada Post is concerned, the past is repeating itself. Back then, Ile Saint Jean (as it was then called) was one of the last bastions of the French empire…

PEI set to implement HST

Another broken political promise

PEI set to implement HST  CORNWALL, PEI, Jan. 27, 2013/ Troy Media/ - After 17 years of turning thumbs down on the idea, Prince Edward Islanders will soon find themselves paying a harmonized sales tax. The idea of a blended sales tax was originally promoted by the federal Liberal government in 1996. Paul Martin, who was then finance minister,…
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