The ice is setting in around the Island and it finally feels like winter. But what is an average winter here? We’re always setting records of some kind. In the delightful Letters from the Manse, author Joan Colborne writes (March 3, 1949): “Even the people who have lived round [O’Leary] all their life have been impressed with this series of blizzards.”
The pond-ice, the river-ice, hardly held our long-legged stride. Hatless and hero-heated, we stormed winter storms: The wind at our backs rounding the river bend, into the open, where bonfires burned. The houses up the harbour were Samothrace or Samarkand: Cities, we’d know, for sure, someday. For sure, everything, everywhere waited for us. We were read more ››
From their first performance in 2011, Mi’kmaq Legends has grown and attracted audiences from across Prince Edward Island and beyond. The troupe has become over the years, a professional-calibre theatre production both provincially and nationally. Mi’kmaq Legends is an ever evolving theatre production where youth use acting, read more ››
Jonathan Torrens and Jeremy Taggart promote podcast
by Darcy Cudmore
Jonathan Torrens is known for playing J-Roc on the Trailer Park Boys. Jeremy Taggart was the drummer for Our Lady Peace from 1993 to 2014. But as I let myself in through the sliding metal door dividing the bar from the back room at the P.E.I. Brewing Company on this night, Torrens and Taggart are on stage preparing to host a live read more ››
Bruce McCallum of Hazelgrove is known for his writings in the forestry and bioenergy fields, but he has now ventured into crime fiction. He will launch his new book, Death in the Doach Woods, at the Haviland Club in Charlottetown on March 10 at 7 pm.
This event is part of the PEI Writers’ Guild Open Mic Series.
McCallum’s story is about a couple from PEI who travel to the read more ››
When the Himalayan opened a few years ago, it was to the delight of lovers of Indian cuisine. But initially the place was spotty, the service slow and the food erratic. Then it suddenly found its groove and became a fun and reliably delicious spot to eat.
So I’m always surprised when I meet someone who hasn’t tried it. I’m afraid that they’re afraid read more ››
“There’s a real opportunity to be in the centre of things in PEI,” says Fraser McCallum from a perch in the Confederation Centre of the Arts, where he is communications manager. He may not intend the double-meaning of “centre/Centre,” but the musician, actor, and sometimes-stand-up and emcee talks a lot about making a career in the place where he says the read more ››
This morning we decided to walk to the school to change the notice on the marquee. Crossing the bridge we all stopped at the same time and exclaimed, “How lovely!” for the tide was coming in, the marsh was blanketed with snow and the whole scene was harmonious and perfect.
The bridge we were standing on crosses a modest waterway called MacEachern Creek that read more ››