(16 minute read) - In this chapter, a flash from the past: The PEI Railway rides again. On the journey to Charlottetown we’re introduced to denizens from the corpo-villas and the unique Freddy-three-quarters who has some weird predictions for Scribs.
Church with the Queen
15 March 2019
(6 minute read) - On Monday I sat a few rows behind the Queen in Westminster Abbey for the Commonwealth Service.
Me, a “Northside” boy from outside Souris, recounts the experience of sitting in the Queen of England’s parish. The hush of the crowd, an old woman talking about her own mortality, quips from an eastern PEI legend, and the imagery of ceilings.
Chatham House Rules
11 February 2019
(5 minute read) - A good journalist is a good storyteller, yet only a fraction of their stories get told. The juicy bits are filtered out.
Lecturers at City are some of the many gatekeepers to behind-the-scene details to events like Princess Diana’s funeral, and the humanitarian crises like Yemen.
Jason was born and raised outside Souris, P.E.I. in a small rural community called Bayfield on “the Northside”. He served in the Canadian Armed Forces until releasing in June 2018 at the senior rank of warrant officer and is currently doing an MA in International Journalism at City, University of London and living in Oxford.
Founded Mayzil in 2017.
What is Mayzil?
1. another way of saying may as well (see Mayzil.com). “I mayzil give ‘er a try”
Prince Edward Island English
I would like to have 145,000 editors: Each Islander free to pitch story ideas for me to put together;
Be considered by Islanders as “our man in Europe”;
Be a direct link between the U.K. and P.E.I.—funnelling back the leading thoughts and initiatives in business, academia, politics, culture, security, fashion, environmental policies, economics, what have you.
2. A newspaper or magazine article or a broadcast programme devoted to the treatment of a particular topic, typically at length.
“A special feature on P.E.I.’s food industry”
3. A view or judgement formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.
"That, in my opinion, is right"
4. A dramatic story surrounding what Prince Edward Island might look like in the year 2050. Foul play in suspected when a dead body is found in a ditch near Breadalbane. Soon after, advanced technological networks that keep the Island running become compromised. Young journalist, Jerron “Scribs” MacSwain, becomes integral in the mission to uncover the secrets of “the Abbey” located in the community of Emerald. Throughout this series, various scenes of day-to-day-living on PEI are shown in the not-too-distant future.
“The most unique story ever told about Prince Edward Island”