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shannon Morrow | Monday, April 21, 2014 - 9:50pm

I am also looking for these charts - if you're still around - any chance you could email me what you have? Thanks

Oliver | Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 12:57pm

That "of" is small and different too.

Oliver | Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 12:55pm

Oh, sorry. That would be LMHO.

Oliver | Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 12:54pm

"Laughing my Heart Out." You really are old school, Peter.

TASHA | Friday, April 18, 2014 - 12:36am

I m TASHA from U.S.A,My ex lover now [husband] is back and we are happily married with kids and i m here to gave thanks and appreciation to Dr IRABOR the spell caster of for all the time He stood by me,for all the truth He make me see,for all the happiness He brought into my life,for all the wrongs He make right,for every of my dreams He make come through and for the help i found in Him,i am grateful and thankful unto Him,He was the one that helped me all,He never let me fall,He was the one that saw me through it all,He was my source of strength when i was weak,He was my voice when i couldn`t speak,He was my eyes when i couldn`t see,{spiritualy}He saw the pain wasn`t good for me,He lifted me were i couldn`t reach,i m everything i m today because He helped me,i m so happy my husband is back in my life at last,His email is,A temple were sorrows are dropped and happiness is gain in return.

David | Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 7:27pm

This puts me in mind of this article:

Dave Atkinson | Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 9:13am

I think this probably started out as a great design, but got worse and worse as more people got involved. I would love to see the designer's first draft. I bet it was just one of the elements--probably Province House. But that person's boss brought it to a meeting where someone suggested a flag, or maybe TWO FLAGS, and this corner is empty, so LEAVES! and you know what's missing? the coat of arms. What a great opportunity to throw it right in the damn centre.

Design by committee.

Ken | Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 5:06pm

Here is my PEI license plate Google logo...


Steven Garrity | Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 4:58pm

That last image you have here with the plain green version was probably our best license plate design. When traveling in the US, the large full province name and the even larger "CANADA" used to spark a lot of conversation.

Though, I'd also be up for making our license plate shaped like the actual Island - the way NWT has the polar-bear.

Peter Rukavina | Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 3:27pm

I am forever mixing up the Dutch and the Germans, which neither appear to appreciate. Fixed, with thanks.

Parker Higgins | Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:00pm

What a great story!

One small note: those women are Dutch. I panicked when I started watching it because I couldn't understand a word they were saying.

Oliver (B) | Monday, April 14, 2014 - 6:14pm

That's great, P. They're lucky to have you.

Heather M | Monday, April 14, 2014 - 11:59am

and my blog post would read

"Personally, I blame Peter Rukavina…"

looking forward to working with you on the Board for the next 2 years!

Wendy MacDonald | Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:14am

Congratulations Peter! If I played a part in this happy outcome, I'm glad. I share your belief that Home and School can be a powerful force for positive change in PEI, and I look forward to the innovative thinking and commitment that I know you will bring to the role.

PS love the game -- big improvement over those often indecipherable letters.

Ian Scott | Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 8:41pm

Congratulations Peter. Great to know that good people, like yourself continue to care about the public education system and respect the opportunity to strengthen it from getting involved.

Timothy | Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 2:32pm

Best of luck Peter! I am certain you'll do right by students, parents, and the system alike.

Steven Garrity | Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 1:40pm


Dave | Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 11:37am

This makes me wonder if the early courting days of Catherine and Peter took place in Pop's Chok'li Shoppe.

Laurie McBurney | Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 8:53pm

Hi, Peter & Ethan,
In all my moving around I have always found dogs to be the biggest icebreaker. Walking dogs allows you to get to know your neighbourhood, your neighbours, the local parks, the flora and fauna of the area. Dogs also help you to get politically involved - witness my involvement with the Save Upton Farm movement to create a sorely-needed off-leash dog park while I was living in Charlottetown. (I realize that Ethan may not be able to partake in the joys of the off-leash dog park given his line of work, but it is such a wonderful source of exercise and companionship for many unemployed pooches and their "human companions.")When I first moved to Charlottetown, on some days the only human interaction I had were with people I met while walking my dog. Even a "Good morning," or "Boy, it's cold today," helped me feel like I wasn't a total social recluse. I made friendships through dog walking in a society that allowed few other ways into a set social milieu. I am now living in Kingston, and could use a dog to wedge open the door into a society which is very much like PEI's - people have lived here a long time, know each other very well, and despite being kind and well-meaning, have very little room in their lives for new people. Interesting post. Thank you.

Amanda | Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 10:40am

I went here as a kid!
I live in saskatchewan now and I want to make a trip there just for this place!

Morley Pinsent | Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 3:29pm

One of the best things I ever did for the Island was convince you to re-locate here.


Morley Pinsent | Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 3:28pm

Many thanks for the kind words and wonderful thoughts Peter.

Oliver (B) | Friday, March 28, 2014 - 4:38pm

I wish I'd been present at the branding. I don't like the word "alibis" for this, because I can't tell if it's meant to be subtly saucy and suggestive of something ulterior, and I like to feel I'm on a speaker's wavelength. "Interaction opportunity" maybe, or "license/occasion for interaction." If it's such an ubiquitous and everyday thing, why make it sound esoteric? Which is the effect "alibis" has on me. Anyway, it's a nice thing to be a thing, I mean if it's a thing.

Holly | Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 7:43pm

Thank you so much, this was the best tip ever as I would never have figured it out alone!!

Dianna | Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 11:38am

I just did a search out of the blue on Hermann and found a notice of death in German. He passed away January 16, 2014 but no other details.