Charlottetown PE Obituaries and Funeral Related News
EDITORIAL: Parade precautions | Editorials | Opinion - TheChronicleHerald.caSaturday, March 02, 2019
If there is ice or snow on streets or sidewalks, it makes things even more dangerous.
At the same time as tragedy struck in Yarmouth, it was narrowly averted in Charlottetown, where city police delayed the start of that Christmas parade by more than 35 minutes. As children and parents shivered, and as more than 100 floats, bands and other entries waited, police were scrambling to secure the parade route. Impatient drivers ignored barricades and drove down the parade's main avenue, putting people at risk.
The accident leaves municipalities, police departments, parade organizers and volunteers asking if such a similar tragedy could happen in their community. The answer is yes.
A story this week in the Halifax Chronicle-Herald suggests that parades are largely unregulated and, in many cases, are accidents waiting to happen. There are no standard regulations for maintaining parade safety in Nova Scotia, nor across most jurisdictions in North America, says Virginia resident Ron Melanson. He founded paradesafety.org to get regulations in place for parades, hayrides and sleigh rides after he saw a woman killed when a trailer broke free.
RCMP say that, on average, 22 people across North America are killed annually at parades or hayrides. Despite that alarming statistic, there is a reluctance to take action to ensure the safety of spectators and participants in parades. Provincial governments and municipalities have to co-operate and insist on basic, standardized, safety regulations. No one wants to curb the happy trappings of the holiday season, but it's better to err on the side of caution than see another tragedy occur.
On Thursday, the Nova Scotia government announced an immediate review of parade permits and how to improve safety conditions. The province said it's not enough to place responsibility on parade organizers; both government and municipalities need to be more diligent. Other Atlantic provinces should follow Nova Scotia's example.
The death of McCali Cormier demands that we come up with common sense regulations and precautions at parades in Atlantic Canada to ensure that other families are sp...
Funeral today for Niagara-on-the-Lake family who died in Maine plane crash - CBC.caSaturday, March 02, 2019
Maine.Joe and Anita Robertson, both 58, and their 24-year-old daughter Laura died July 30 while aboard Joe's personal plane on a flight from Pembroke, Ont. near their cottage, bound for Charlottetown, PEI.An investigation is under way into what prompted Robertson to attempt the emergency landing that saw him crash into a field near the airport in Greenville, Maine.The National Transportation Safety Agency reported that Joe Robertson alerted air traffic controllers about losing power, but there have been no conclusions.Visitation and funeral services will be held today at Brock University in St. Catharines for the family known for their philanthropy since selling a multi-million-dollar dental supply company in 1998.Laura Robertson worked at Brock University and was a volunteer firefighter in Niagara-on-the-Lake. She graduated from the University of British Columbia.The Robertsons are survived by two adult sons in the Toronto area.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Fall at construction site claims life of worker, 33 - OHS CanadaWednesday, August 02, 2017
Mary Nicholson Delaney posted about MacDonald on Facebook on July 25. “Rest easy, Tyler.”“Growing up in a small town, everyone becomes part of your family. Tyler, you will be missed dearly,” posted Charlottetown resident Holly Chiasson on July 28.In Alberta, employers are required to provide fall-protection gear for all workers who may fall at least three metres, or less if there is “an unusual possibility of injury,” according to Section 139(1) of the province’s Occupational Health and Safety Code.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Canada 150: surprising popularity in sales of “stuff” - Radio Canada InternationalWednesday, July 05, 2017
Canada 150 casket, emblazoned with Maple Leaf flags and the Canada 150 logo. Created by a casket company in Lindsay Ontario as a promotional item it was displayed at a funeral industry show in Charlottetown PEI this month. The casket will be auctioned off to funeral companies and the proceeds will go the community 150 events in the town of the winning bid.Although again, it’s not evident on a day to day event, it appears Canadians are quietly gearing up for a fantastic celebration across the country.Additional information-sourcesLet's block ads! (Why?)...
Dorothy DalyFriday, March 17, 2017
Gallant both predeceased. Dear sister of George Gallant, Mary McQuiston and Joan Gallant all predeceased. Sadly missed by loving nieces and nephews.
Dorothy started volunteering at the age of 14 in Charlottetown, PEI where she grew up. At 17 she assisted in WWII efforts. After marriage in Montreal, this at-home mother continued volunteering at both St. Mary’s and Douglas Hospitals, including fund raising efforts. At St. Jean Brebeuf Church (Mtl.), she took part in the choir, and coordinated bazaars for the craft group.
Because of her husband’s work with the Society for Non-Destructive Testing, Dorothy served for two years as Chairperson of the Ladies Committee, attending meetings in Ontario and Quebec, for the 1967 Fifth International Conference of NDT.
In Sudbury, Dorothy was a member of the One-eleven Seniors Centre, serving on the Board of Directors and as craft committee coordinator, and choir member, making many friends there. She faithfully attended the Club One-eleven Bingo. Dorothy was always busy with her various crafts and loved to read.
Lougheed Funeral Home
252 Regent Street at Hazel Street, Sudbury
Saturday, March 18th, 2017 at 2:00 P.M.
Cremation with entombment at the Civic Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Northern Cancer Foundation would be appreciated.
(Friends may call 2-5; 7-9 P.M. Friday and after 1:00 P.M. Saturday)...
Funeral homes warned to be prepared in advance of possible pandemic - Toronto StarThursday, September 14, 2017
The agency notes the average attendance at a visitation in Prince Edward Island is 1,000 to 1,400 people.No special vehicle or driver’s licence is needed for transportation of the deceased, the agency states.“Therefore, there are no restrictions on families transporting bodies of family members if they have a death certificate.”Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Fall at construction site claims life of worker, 33 - OHS CanadaWednesday, August 02, 2017
Canadian OH&S News) — A 33-year-old construction worker from Prince Edward Island has died after he fell off a roof in Calgary on July 24.A spokesperson with the Calgary Police Service (CPS) said that police had been called to a construction site on Mahogany Mews SE at about 3:20 p.m. that day, following reports of a male worker falling off a roof of a four-storey building.“He was confirmed deceased at the scene by EMS,” the spokesperson added. After the CPS determined that the death had been accidental, “we notified a medical examiner and Occupational Health and Safety in Alberta, and they’re now handling the investigation.”Shirley Lyn, public-affairs officer for the Alberta Ministry of Labour, confirmed that the Ministry’s oh&s department was investigating the incident, but could not provide further details.It was unclear at press time whether the victim was using fall-protection equipment at the time of the accident. “That’s part of the investigation,” said Lyn.The victim was later publicly identified as Tyler Wallace MacDonald, who was o...
The real 'Father of Confederation' – Part 2 - Cumberland News Now - Cumberland News NowWednesday, July 05, 2017
Association of Canada and served as it’s first President.He constantly promoted the expansion of Canada as Minister of the Crown in the MacDonald administration. He assisted greatly in bringing Prince Edward Island into Confederation. He played a major role in the purchase of vast lands of the Hudson’s Bay Company, which made expansion westward possible leading eventually to the creation of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.No one believed more in the necessity to build a railroad to the Pacific Coast than Charles Tupper. He worked tirelessly on that front. In 1881, he personally visited the colony of British Columbia. At that time there was only one house in what eventually became the city of Vancouver. Yet Tupper foresaw and predicted a great metropolis.That same year, while Canadian High Commissioner in London, as well as Minister of Railways and Canals of Canada, the dream of a national railroad was in trouble. The Canadian Pacific Railway Company had encountered unforeseen problems and expenses and faced imminent financial collapse. Tupper rushed back from London and persuaded his party and Parliament to give the company a loan of 30 million dollars for four years at four percent. This is an example of the reason Charles Tupper is referred to as “the man behind the National Policy”. Building that railway and connecting the country from coast to coast was indeed a major accomplishment. Tupper himself, in one of his speeches, observed that 4 million citizens of Canada accomplished what it took 40 million Americans to do - build a railway to the Pacific.Of course we must not forget to mention strong support for the building of a canal across the isthmus of Chignecto. When the prospect of a ship railway appeared and looked feasible, he supported that with all his might. It did not come to pass, and is a long story for another time, but not due to any lack of support from Charles Tupper. Charles Tupper was first knighted in 1868 and was named a Baronet of the United Kingdom in 1888 in recognition of his service to the Empire. After he retired from the Canadian Parliament, he and his wife moved to England where he lived until his death in 1915. He often visited Canada, however, because he had children and grandchildren from coast to coast.In England he continued his public service. He sat on the executive committee of the British Empire League,which also allowed him to promote closer economic ties and the welfare of Canada in general. As an emissary of the British Crown he travelled to various capital cities of Europe. For his service to the Empire he was made a knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. George ...