Friday, August 15, 2008

Reasons to visit PEI #1: How about "Prince Edward Potland"

I've been looking for things in the news that might entice people to come visit Prince Edward Island.  and every now and again this friendly little island makes the big bad scary American news.  The Boston Phoenix has uncovered a burgeoning marijuana industry on the island.  There are some interesting tid-bits in the article, by Alan Earls (two first names?  sounds like an alias.  I wonder what he is trying to hide), about the Island.  For instance PEI doctors have to go down to Baltimore to practice treating gunshot wounds because they are so rare on the Island (when will the Canadian government learn and grant us our human right to bare arms).  Also the island newspaper, The Guardian, claims to "cover Prince Edward Island like the dew".  But all in all I would say that the reason the author wrote the piece, other than to spread xenophobia, was because he wanted to show off his way with words.  He finished the article off with a truly inspired pun: PEI pot is no longer small potatoes.  Bravo Mr. Earls...if that is your real name.

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