The Charlottetown native is looking to earn a pro contract - after a stellar four years as a member of the Charlottetown Islanders Quebec Major Junior Hockey League squad. Kielly created many memories for Islanders fans during the past few seasons. In an interview during last season’s playoffs, the assistant captain made sure to mention Sam King and Hunter Drew, two guys who worked hard in practice but didn't see much ice time after a slew of trades at the deadline. Kielly was one of the original members of the re-branded Islanders and his leadership and skill will be missed on the ice and in the dressing room this year.
CHEERS: To Bevan Enterprises Inc. for restoring a historic home to its former glory. Built in 1886, the MacLennan House, located at 237 Prince Street, is one of the most distinctive in Charlottetown. And over the past few months, carpenters, painters and other tradespeople have brought it back to life. What makes this Renaissance Revival-inspired home special is the decorative exterior woodwork. Whether it’s the gingerbread trim or the pretty balcony, the house attracts lots of attention. Perhaps one of the most noticeable features of the home is the animal theme. The bargeboard on the south of the façade contains squirrel and quatrefoil motifs. Above the square bay window projections is a continuous trim of cut out rabbits, foxes and squirrels.
JEERS: To Canadian gas regulators – including the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission - and oil companies for jacking up the price of gasoline even as hurricane Harvey was heading away from the Houston area. IRAC increased prices by four cents per litre (cpl) Friday morning, blaming the effects of hurricane Harvey in a reduction in the supply and a jump in the wholesale trading price of gas. Even as Canadian markets saw soaring gas prices, the price of gas in Houston, which sustained the most damage, was described Monday as stable at US$2.43 a U.S. gallon as area refineries were already quickly working on efforts to re-open. IRAC warned last week that that continued volatility in the price of gas on the commodity markets might result in another price hike later this week. Really.
CHEERS: To Jeff Squires, CEO of Whitecap Entertainment, the producers of the Cavendish Beach Music Festival, who has been nominated for a major award at the Canadian Country Music Association show on Sept. 10 in Saskatoon. Squires’ festival is nominated for best Country Festival, Fair or Exhibition of the Year.
CHEERS: To Max MacIsaac on being chosen as one of two students from Prince Edward Island, and 26 nationwide, to attend the Canada’s History Youth Forum in Ottawa this October. His project on Charlottetown’s influential Warburton Family was one of 12 finalists at the Provincial Heritage Fair and the winner of the City of Charlottetown Prize to the student who exhibits an outstanding project on any aspect of Charlottetown’s heritage. After the Provincial Heritage Fair, finalists were provided with cameras to make videos of their projects and upload them to YoungCitizens.ca, where the public was encouraged to vote for their favourite. Max’s friends, family, community and fellow students at West Royalty Elementary were happy to oblige and the effort paid off.