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Breaking the law... to honour her late husband

Posted by Bill van Asperen

AlbertSmileyMadrienFerris.jpgMadrien Ferris will honour her late husband - a veteran - this Remembrance Day by wearing his medals... even though it's against the law. Madrien's husband Albert, nicknamed 'Smiley', proudly wore his medals every year, but he has since passed away. According to Article 419 of the Criminal Code of Canada, no one except him can wear the medals. More than a decade ago, an attempt was made in Ottawa to change the law but was voted down. The issue hasn't been revisited. Madrien says she's sick of waiting for the government to change the law. Robyn Miller spoke with Madrien at her home in Charlottetown.

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RCMP Seize ATVs - Sparks Public Meeting

Posted by Bill van Asperen

ATVs.jpgThe community of Alberton is struggling with regulations surrounding off-road vehicles. RCMP say there have been too many all-terrain-vehicles driving in illegal areas. That's prompted a "crackdown" and a dozen ATV's have recently been seized. We spoke with RCMP Corporal Scott Lundrigan and Alberton Town Councillor Natasha Dunn. Both will be taking part in an information meeting this evening in Alberton.

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No Soliciting Signs Curb Panhandlers

Posted by Bill van Asperen

NoSolicitingSigns.jpgCharlottetown Police have put up 'no soliciting' signs at a couple of panhandling hotspots because of safety concerns. They are concerned that panhandlers are interferring with the flow of traffic at the city's busiest intersections. Island Morning's Lindsay Carroll spoke with two panhandlers on Grafton Street, near the Hillsborough Bridge... and beside a "No Soliciting" sign.  We also hear from Deputy police Chief Gary McGuigan.

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