"Birthplace of Confederation" Top 5 Page for this destination Prince Edward Island by Dester

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The Confederation Bridge joins the eastern Canadian provinces of Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. The curved, 12.9 kilometre long bridge is the longest in the world crossing ice-covered water.

The decision to replace the existing ferry service with a bridge followed a heated debate between residents about how year-round access to the mainland would affect their way of life and livelihood. Eventually, it was decided that the debate would be settled at the polls. 59.4 per cent of Islanders voted Yes to a bridge, but still alot of folks were against it.

The Green Isle

I think the World should take think as far ahead as PEI when it comes to an energy policy, If you want a glimpse of this province's energy future, drive the winding country roads to its eastern tip, take a left at the sign for the village of Elmira, and follow the red dirt track to the right.
Ten wind turbines stand along the trail, eventually Eastern Kings Wind Farm will generate 30 megawatts of electricity - 7.5 percent of the province's power by harnessing the strong winds that buffet the island's northern shore.

But more than an isolated project, the wind farm is part of an ambitious plan to enable Prince Edward Island, which has no significant coal, petroleum, natural gas, or hydro resources - to meet most of its electricity and 30 percent of its total energy needs from its own renewable resources by 2016. If successful, government officials say, this province will find itself at the cutting edge of the world's fastest growing energy program.
In addition to the Eastern Kings project, PEI's government is backing the creation of a hydrogen-powered village as well as expansions to existing wind farms on the northwestern tip of the island. Private companies, meanwhile, are building plants to produce ethanol from locally grown sugar beets and residential heat from forestry and farming waste.

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  • Pros:Everything, boy
  • Cons:When I find one I'll let you know
  • In a nutshell:The destination for a peace of quiet
  • Last visit to Prince Edward Island: Jan 2008
  • Intro Updated Oct 3, 2009
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  • May 19, 2012 at 6:16 AM

    Seems very peaceful indeed. The church with the red roof looks very nice. Thanks for sharing.

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    Mar 20, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    The Confederation Bridge looks amazing, but I don't think I've got the nerve to cross it :)

  • ettiewyn's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    PEI is a place I would really like to visit - thank you for your beautiful and nicely done page! :-)

  • SORHUS's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2010 at 4:59 AM

    happy belated birthday :-) hope u had a great day

  • tropicrd's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2010 at 2:44 AM

    It's like you have bought the story books alive for me. What a beautiful Island. Dorrise

  • zanzooni's Profile Photo
    Sep 26, 2009 at 7:00 PM

    WoW! Your parents live here now? I've always wanted to travel up there. PEI mussels are considered some of the finest. "Cozzi en bianco" ~

  • goodfish's Profile Photo
    Aug 2, 2009 at 6:43 AM

    Wonderful pictures and tips, Davey! You'd better hurry up and buy that dream house, though - I may beat you to it!!!

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    Prince Edward Island looks just great in your pictures: the colourful houses, the fantastic scenery and the yummy-looking food cooked by your Mum. And, if 'Ann of Green Gables' is something to go by, the local people there are friendly too.

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    Jan 20, 2009 at 3:40 PM

    Heh Davey...GREAT PEI pages here....I have so many happy memories hanging out and exploring the Island....even waiting for ferry traffic at Cape Tormentine...hitchhiking back to Ontario...before the Bridge was built... : O ] Thanks for posting here!!

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    Oct 25, 2008 at 9:13 AM

    I keep coming back to your dream house. So much alike. I miss you friend. Thinking of you and wishing you well. Jill

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