Last crack at eels.

Photo by Jim Brown

Despite bitterly cold temperatures several fishermen ventured onto Trout River Saturday morning to try to spear eels through the ice. The recreational eel spearing season, which opened on Dec 20, ends on Sunday, Jan 29.

Storm hits Stanley Bridge

The big melt hit Stanley Bridge late Tuesday night and early Wednesday (Jan. 25) morning. Across the Island heavy winds and freezing rain clinging to power lines and turning roads, laneways and driveways into skating rinks caused power outages for more than 1,100 Maritime Electric customers, most in central and western PEI. Parts of the Rattenbury were flooded with melting water, while a fresh coat of ice was added to the Stanley River.
Schools, public events and gatherings were cancelled all across the Island today.
Photos by Jim Brown

Another use for key chains.


So you’re out walking and you see something in the Great Outdoors that looks out of place and you think maybe it’s an invasive insect or plant. If only you had a photo and some information handy to check it out. But you remember, hey, ya, I actually do! And you reach into your pocket and there’s a key chain with 18 color photos of invasive species identified on PEI and lots of information as well.
These remarkable key chains were being handed out at the Winter Woodlot Tour (Jan 21) on Clyde Road, near Hazel Grove. If you see one be sure to pick it up. It might come in handy on your next nature walk.

Uncanny Resemblance

Leigh Adams, who lives in Kensington, got the shock of his life when he walked into the local Bakin’ Donuts on January 19 and saw this poster. A towering giant of English literature, William Golding, could almost be his Doppelganger, except for the minor detail of his passing in 1993.
Photo by Jim Brown

Spring in the air in January?

Watching the snow fall from your window, already braced for a long and difficult winter? Maybe this will lift your spirits. The Stanley Bridge Centre (SBC) is hosting a number concerts in the spring and summer.
Concerts begin May 28 with the acclaimed gospel group, Men of the Harvest, performing at the SBC at 3 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and five dollars for children.
On Sunday, June 11 a concert featuring Gordon Belsher, Richard Wood and Brad Fremlin will be held at the SBC. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7.50 for children. Hope to see you there!