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Three Generations of Lobster Fishing

Posted by Bill van Asperen

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Lobster fishing is often passed down through a family.  A son learns it from his father who learned it from his father, etc. This is true for the Jollimore family in New London. Jimmy Jollimore can't remember a time when his family wasn't lobster fishing.  And now, aboard the boat Mama's New Shoes, James, Calvin and Chris... three generations of Jollimores are fishing outside the New London Bay area. Island Morning's Julia Cook brings us their story.
 
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Borden-Carleton - The Forgotten Town

Posted by Bill van Asperen

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It's been 16 years since the Confederation Bridge was built and the Marine Atlantic ferry service at Borden-Carleton stopped. How has the seaside town of Borden-Carleton fared since then? Island Morning's Lindsay Carroll brings us the first of a three-part series on Borden-Carleton, the forgotten town. She spoke with owner of Right off the Batt Pottery, Darryl Lentz.

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Borden-Carleton - Forgotten Town - Part 2

Gateway Village was built just outside Borden-Carleton but the town doesn't see much, if any, tourism because of it. In part two in the three part series the "Forgotten Town", Lindsay Carroll finds out how residents want to bring Borden-Carelton back to life.

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Borden-Carleton - Forgotten Town - Part 3

The Fabrication yard in Borden-Carleton still contains the cement structures and scrap used to build the bridge 16 years ago. The Province bought the land four years ago, and residents say they want the land cleaned up and developed. In part 3, Lindsay Carroll speaks Mayor Dean Sexton, business owner Darryl Lentz, resident Laurel Palmer Thompson, real estate salesman Micheal Pozniak, and the provincial Minister of Rural Development, Ron Mackinley.

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Truro Raceway closes Sunday night

Posted by Bill van Asperen

HarnessRacingIM.jpgHorses may run their final lap on the Truro Raceway this weekend. The Provincial Exhibition Commission told drivers in a letter this week that the Raceway is shutting down. Besides an uncertain future for the harness racing in the area, 140 people may be out of work. Information Morning's Jerry West talked with Roger McCallum, general manager of the provincial exhibition grounds, and Steve Morton, president of the Turo Harness Horse Owners Association.

The news is just starting to sink in for people in the industry on PEI. Dr. Colleen Dickie is the President of the PEI Standard Bred Horse Owners Association and is also a vet who works one day a week in Truro. Matt reached her by phone.

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