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Cheers and Jeers (June 10)

The co-owners of Nimrods’, from left, Don Weir, Nigel Haan, Jesse Clausheide and Mikey Wasnidge, have donned their aprons and are rolling up their sleeves to help out at the Upper Room Hospitality Ministry Soup Kitchen in Charlottetown. For every pizza they sell at their floating pizza bar on the waterfront they will provide a hot meal for those in need at the soup kitchen.
The co-owners of Nimrods’, from left, Don Weir, Nigel Haan, Jesse Clausheide and Mikey Wasnidge, have donned their aprons and are rolling up their sleeves to help out at the Upper Room Hospitality Ministry Soup Kitchen in Charlottetown. For every pizza they sell at their floating pizza bar on the waterfront they will provide a hot meal for those in need at the soup kitchen. - Dave Stewart

CHEERS: To Nimrods’ for partnering with the Upper Room Hospitality Ministry Soup Kitchen. For each pizza Nimrods’ sells at its new location at Peake’s Quay Marina floating dock in Charlottetown, the business will provide a hot meal for someone at the soup kitchen this summer. It was only a couple months ago that Charlottetown City Council shot down an application by Nimrods’ to set up a mobile canteen in the vacant lot between Cedars and the Old Triangle on Great George Street. Now, the business has turned that negative into a positive with its floating dock location as well as helping out those in need.

CHEERS: To Colby Gallant and Ellen Robbins, who wrapped up their internships with the Guardian on Friday. The high school coop students did excellent work and tackled some tough subjects in the Teen Scene column. Gallant (Bluefield High School) and Robbins (Charlottetown Rural High School) are both interested in pursuing a career in journalism. It was fun having them around, and we wish them the best.

JEERS: To Holland College for raising its tuition by two per cent, or $8 per course. It doesn’t sound like much, but every increase adds up, especially for students who are struggling to get by with Charlottetown’s high rent. The increases also means that students who borrow money to pay for their education will have to more to pay back at the end of their studies.

CHEERS: To Monte Gisborne and his wife Daniela for keeping life interesting and for putting a smile on our faces. The Island couple recently bought a light blue and white 1964 Dodge Travco motor home in Ontario, did some repairs and drove it back to P.E.I. Monte ran the vehicle’s serial number and found out that it is the oldest working commercially-available motor home in Canada and possibly North America. A few heads turned as they drove the large vehicle on Charlottetown’s city streets this week. The couple are well-known to Islanders as the owners and operators of the red Chinese junk boat at the Peake’s Quay Marina.

JEERS: To the groundhog that somehow ended up in P.E.I. and has been roaming around Charlottetown. Groundhogs aren’t native to P.E.I. and provincial wildlife officials are on the hunt for it using a professional trapper’s services in the hopes of catching the animal. Once it’s caught the animal will be released in a province in which they are native. Invasive species can be harmful to the environment and are unwelcome. Hopefully no more of the rodents make incursions into this province where they are unwanted guests.

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