A friend sent me this link and it is a perfect example why I have (sometimes illogical and irrational) referred to our tiny place as paradise. The political implications referred to in the video as ‘the plan’ had significant implications to the culture of PEI. The development plan brought change to most parts of life in paradise and while progress is hard to impede I yearn for simpler time.
…but Herself is at her happiest when she is caring for her pack. When she said she was going shopping I knew what to expect.
From the CBC
It’s now a five-way race for leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of P.E.I.
Kevin J. Arsenault kicked off his leadership bid Wednesday night.
I wonder if he can bring the needed spark that the Tories desperately need.
My former employer had a job opening in Montague. This is an inside clerical position which pays an above average salary plus benefits and training is provided. They advertised the position in all the usual job banks plus newspaper and had two applications.
Five years ago we had a similar job opening in Charlottetown and had 150+ applications. Conclusion?
The CBC just broadcast a radio piece on the so called war between TV streaming services. They never mentioned the elephant in the room – the millions and millions of viewers who are watching what is often called pirate TV.
Watching any season or episode of almost any TV show ever produced and almost any movie ever produced when you want has proven to be appealing to many. As the tech has matured to a point of being much like watching Netflix it will become more appealing.
You can’t stuff the genie back in the bottle. Remember the change Napster brought to the music delivery model.
I consider myself reasonable well informed of US politics. As I listen to comments from various politicians in the US as well as world leaders I realize I, like many, did not realize many of the accomplishments of #41.
I am watching TV Zion right now during lunch and on the bottom of the screen is the following:
Any clues as to what this means?
An old friend, who’s brother died of bowel cancer has been instructed to have a colonoscopy every 3 years. He has complied for the past decade. His recent routine diagnostic indicated blood and he must have another colonoscopy.
His doctor has retired and his name has been added to the list of those needing the procedure. This list is maintained by the province of NS and the province decides who get the diagnostic and when. He has been told there are 742 patients currently ahead of him and he should expect an 18 month wait.
He is currently arranging the procedure via a ‘for pay’ clinic in Montreal.
It seems to be getting more common to hear that those who can afford private clinics are taking advance of these facilities.
Anyone hearing anything on this or did it disappear? I have not seen any new fibre being hung in my direction. I will be happy to admit I was wrong if rural PEI does get adequate bandwidth. I doubt our provincial overlords really understand how much it costs to deploy equipment sufficient to bring real high speed Internet to the country.
From the CBC July 11,2018:
The provincial government will soon issue a request for proposals (RFP) for a company or companies to help enhance internet service in rural parts of the province. It is the latest step in government’s ongoing work to improve internet service for all Islanders.
Xplornet could be the disrupter if there is a business case to be made. They are already providing 25 meg DL to those living in an area they service. I am fortunate I do and am entirely satisfied with their tech and service. However, I want more.