Lyme disease is on PEI, and action needs to be taken to prevent it’s spread, enable diagnosis, and allow effective treatment. A 2017 scientific study conducted by biologist Dr. Vett Lloyd of Mt. Allison University confirms that P.E.I. is home to blacklegged ticks. For her study, over 350 blacklegged ticks were collected from across P.E.I. […]
At the Friday Morning Clinics in Hunter River they will take only 12 people, and so many try to be there at least a half hour before the door opens at 8:00am. People will line up outside the door to keep their spot in line, but on cold winter morning people often choose to stay […]
My wife is currently a patient at the Palliative care facility in Charlottetown. With the exceptional good weather over the last month I have been taking my wife out for walks in her wheelchair. I am amazed that a cross walk across Murchinson Lane at the entrance into this facility doesn’t exist. But they are […]
Brad, you said, “I believe that in the very near future with advances in power storage it will be feasible for communities to generate all of their own electricity through clean renewable means – like wind, solar and hydro. Government needs to plan for and proactively work towards a future of inexpensive locally produced clean […]
When an increase in electricity rates occurs the entire bill that encompasses the rate increase date has the increase applied to it. Only the portion after the rate increase date should use the new rate. For example rate increase came into effect on March 1, 2016 but if a client billing period is from February […]
Students who are part of the co-operative work study program at Bluefield High School go to work in the afternoon. The issue is that students working in Cornwall, Charlottetown and Winsloe are bused to their workplace, but those working in other locations must find their own transportation. In all cases the students must find their […]
The waterwheel installed at the dam on Bagnall’s Pond in Hunter River could be used to generate hydro-electricity. Action should be taken to make this happen.
The transportation sector is the biggest contributor to PEI’s carbon emissions at around 40% – and about 36% of total energy consumption on the Island. Energy incentives are needed to encourage consumers to move to transportation options that produce less carbon emissions. For example, the Ontario government has an Electric Vehicle Incentive Program. References Office of […]
Removing the provincial portion of the HST from electricity should be done because: only GST is charged on on heating oil electricity is the main output of renewable energy sources and a switch away to electricity from non-rewneable energy sources should be encouraged electricity is used by all Islanders and is a basic need that […]
Many of the beef cattle on PEI are boarded here, but owned off-Island (e.g. owners in Ontario or Quebec). When it is time for butchering the owner requests that the cattle are shipped to the owner’s plant of choice instead of going to Atlantic Beef Products.