CBC is reporting that “Island heritage activist Catherine Hennessey forced crews to stop cutting down an old tree in Charlottetown Thursday morning.” While this is technically true, it was, in fact, my very own consort Catherine [Miller] who spotted the tree about to be felled, called Catherine [Hennessey] and the media and ran over (leaving Oliver in the care of my mother) to spiritually chain herself to it.
Catherine would never seek credit for this herself, of course, and credit isn’t really what’s important. The tree is among her favourites — we look at it right out our front window — and she merely wanted to ensure that if it was going to be cut down it was for a valid reason. That still isn’t clear.
Oliver is being well-schooled.