Counterpoint Although I am from British Columbia, I am a fan of your magazine. I read the article by John Risley (“A Disgrace”, Volume 22, No. 4″) and found it succinct and to the point. It came as no surprise when I then read the letter …

Full steam ahead It was 2007 and Captain Sid Hynes was staring down the barrel at early retirement when, as they so often do, the seas changed. A mariner since the age of 15, Hynes had spent the last two decades at the forefront of Canada’s …

I first heard the name ‘Donald K. Donald’ (DKD) in the ‘70s when I was running around my hometown of Summerside, P.E.I. Back then, it was in association with the band April Wine (DKD was the “promoter”). He seemed like the big times to us, …

If by the end of February just passed, the federal and provincial governments haven’t found the right pot of funding to defog St. John’s International Airport, then work on the project won’t start this year. And with elections in the offing for both levels of …

Will PEI’s four-point plan help it achieve economic self-sufficiency? When I asked Prince Edward Island poet Deirdre Kessler for her observations about the character of her province, she responded, “There is something about islands. There’s a kind of pride that comes from being cut off …

Manufacturers go high-end for market success “We do have fun,” says Sheela Curley, the tour sales manager at Cows Creamery in Charlottetown who starts my tour with a mooing noisemaker and an announcement on the store’s P.A. system. “Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen and welcome …

Could the cure for cancer be lying in the mud on the ocean floor off Atlantic Canada? Dave Overy and Brad Haltli laugh when I ask what they’re looking for in the waters off Atlantic Canada. Their answer does nothing to conjure the romanticism of …

Employee empowerment gives serial entrepreneur and idea-man Charles Cartmill room to innovate If he wanted, Chuck Cartmill could have a fancy office filled with business awards and framed photos of him shaking hands with senior politicians from around the globe. After all, the 62-year-old high-energy …

Romanian immigrant Cornel Ceapa has spent seven years building an international appetite for New Brunswick sturgeon at his own lonely expense. Now, thanks to his vision and drive, he might just put this part of the planet on the map as a plentiful New World …

Where there’s smoke … It may not be politically correct to start a business meeting with the proffering of an open cigar box, but the cigar culture is still here. You just have to know where to find it. How times have changed. At the …

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