Safety Inspection of New Vehicles

Six years have lapsed since I wrote this blog, and still we are stuck with a requirement to inspect new vehicles. Surely this is just another way to take money out of Islanders pockets. We are the only Province in Canada requiring this inspection. 

Motor Vehicle Inspection PEI
Posted on November 27, 2015
by irishroverpei

A member of the Liberal Government raised the question of why we need safety inspections for new cars, or indeed for the first two years in the life of a new car. Minister Paula Biggar claimed it was important because of all the recalls of new vehicles. Duh? When did PEI MVI last pick up a manufactures defect?. (Never). Let’s go back to the beginning in 1969, we had two brand new Inspectors running the new safety program, they looked grand in their new official uniforms complete with buster brown belts. However, on the question of being qualified in motor vehicle safety, that remains questionable. I recall being told if I installed a Thrush Muffler on a PEI car it would fail inspection. Reason? too noisy! What that had to do with safety remains a mystery to me not to mention without a decibel meter noise is just an opinion. Then in the early 1980’s a Charlottetown VW dealership claimed they could not safety inspect the current VW model because it only had one windshield wiper. The one large wiper cleared the whole windscreen. The inspection form required two working wipers?? More nonsense, but the inspection fees continued to climb. Now today we have a Minister who like her many MVI predecessors claims she knows why we need an inspection on new vehicles. Her answer, “Manufactures Defects” !!! she stated, not too long-ago vehicles were recalled for a steering defect. My question, was this defect picked up at a PEI MVI centre??? or was it a few years later when a component suddenly failed? and the manufacture made the recall. Minister Biggar is refusing to save island motorist a few tax dollars in the interest of safety. Rubbish, we pay gas tax ,registration tax, license tax, new car tax, used car tax, tire tax and the MVI tax plus tax on parts and service.. When will enough be enough? Minister Biggar might claim island motorist are safe, but our wallets are certainly not safe from Governments grasping hands. Disgusted!!!

God Bless and keep reading.

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Government Layers

Learning this week that Kingston has a mayor prompted me to write this blog. Does the tiny community of Kingston really need a mayor? I do understand small communities need some form of protection. Whilst a resident of Ebenezer during the 1980s our community took issue with Gordon Lank and his plans to build a factory pig farm. Lank a ex MLA for the PCs received approximately one million dollar grant from the new,y elected PCs for his proposed factory farm. Well it was approved because we did not have a CIC and the factory farm was built. It didn’t last very long. However this is an example of small communities needing protection from this type of government friends getting their own way. Nevertheless, I do not believe we need more layers of governments, we do not need amalgamation of communities. We do not need mayors and councils we just need government to listen to the people. Not to listen to government friends and supporters of or retired politicians. This island is totally over governed and that costs us tax payers is far too much. We need to reduce the numbers of political leaders and the want to be politicians. Enough is more than enough, let’s hope the citizens assembly on election reform will help address is growing issue.
God Bless and keep reading,

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A Papal Apology?

I have heard the Pope is planning on a visit to Canada to apologize for the deaths of children at the Residential Schools. It seems to me he could simply make a statement from the Vatican and save hundreds of thousands of dollars on this visit. I have no idea how much a papal visit to Canada might cost, but I’m betting it would extremely expensive. The travel, accommodation. meals, ground transport , special clothing, security and probably a lot more. Plus there is the question of how much it will cost the tax payers of Canada. You can be sure we will be sharing in this huge waste of money. The easy answer to the Pope, stay in the Vatican and donate the estimated cost of you travel to the Indigenous peoples. Use the money to provide fresh clean water, to clean up places like Grassy Narrows and so much more. This would make sense for me and indeed to a great majority of Indigenous people a much better use of the money.. Give a sincere apology. Then providing  clean water and better health for todays children, forgiveness, perhaps just a little forgiveness might be possible. However, having said that, the Vatican must also release the residential school records. Those who are still alive and guilty of these crimes against children should be brought to justice. Nothing can right the dreadful wrongs committed in the name of the church, but helping those who have survived will be a start in the healing process.
God Bless and keep reading.

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Privatization of Health Care

Is anyone else worried besides me? We have a sneaky undercover movement to gradually privatization our island health care. Over and above the fact EMS (Medavie) have been awarded the mobile mental health unit. Or that the deputy minister of health and his brother, general manager of EMS colluded to create this very quiet and lucrative deal. However, even more concerning are the members of the board of Medavie. We should all be aware that Robert Ghiz and Bernard Lord both ex provincial premiers are members of this board. We must also remember the questionable actions of Ghiz just before his abrupt resignation as premier of PEI. It is concerning that we are slowly moving toward private health care with these two ex-politicians driving their agenda. Not forgetting we have a minister of health who more often than not claims he isn’t/wasn’t aware of the events unfolding around him. Time we took a very hard look at what is happening here. Time our Premier explained exactly what is taking place between the government and Medavie.
God Bless and keep reading.

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Weekend Funnies

Toilet Paper

Where did the Terminator find Toilet Paper?

Aisle B, Back

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Whose Baby 

After 10 years a wife started to think their child looks kinda strange so she did a DNA test and found out the child is not theirs, she told her husband what she found out.

The husband replied, “You don’t remember do you? When we were leaving the hospital the baby pooped and you told me to go change him. So, I went inside and got a clean one and left the dirty one there.”

The wife fainted…..

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Henry Kissinger’s Words of Wisdom,

“No one will ever win the battle of the sexes; there’s too much fraternising with the enemy.”

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Kevin had shingles.

Those of us who spend much time in a doctor’s office should appreciate this! Doesn’t it seem more and more that physicians are running their practices like an assembly line?

Here’s what happened to Kevin: Kevin walked into a doctor’s office and the receptionist asked him what he had. Kevin said: ‘Shingles.’

So, she wrote down his name, address, medical insurance number and told him to have a seat.

Fifteen minutes later a nurse’s aide came out and asked Kevin what he had…Kevin said, ‘Shingles.’

So, she wrote down his height, weight, a complete medical history and told Kevin to wait in the examining room.

A half hour later a nurse came in and asked Kevin what he had. Kevin said, ‘Shingles..’ So, the nurse gave Kevin a blood test, a blood pressure test, an electrocardiogram, and told Kevin to take off all his clothes and wait for the doctor.

An hour later the doctor came in and found Kevin sitting patiently in the nude and asked Kevin what he had. Kevin said, ‘Shingles.’

The doctor asked, ‘Where?’

Kevin said, ‘Outside on the truck. Where do you want me to unload ’em??’

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A young private sought permission from his Commanding Officer to leave camp the following weekend. “You see,” he explained, “my wife’s expecting.”

“Oh…” said the Officer, “I understand. Go ahead and tell your wife that I wish her luck.”

The following week the same soldier was back again with the same explanation: “My wife’s expecting.”

The Officer looked surprised. “Still expecting?” he said, “Well, well, my boy, you must be pretty bothered. Of course, you can have the weekend off.

“When the same soldier appeared again the third week, however, the Officer lost his temper. “Don’t tell me your wife is still expecting!” he bellowed.

“Yes sir!” said the soldier resolutely, “She’s still expecting.”

“What on earth is she expecting?” cried the Officer.

“Me,” said the soldier simply.

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Sisters of St Francis 

A man is driving down a deserted stretch of highway when he notices a sign out of the corner of his eye…it reads: SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS


He thinks this is a figment of his imagination and drives on without second thought.

Soon he sees another sign which reads: SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS HOUSE OF PROSTITUTION 5 MILES

Suddenly he begins to realize that these signs are for real and drives past a third sign saying: SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS HOUSE OF


His curiosity gets the best of him and he pulls into the drive. On the far side of the parking lot is a stone building with a small sign next

to the door reading: SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS

He climbs the steps and rings the bell. The door is answered by a nun in a long black habit who asks, “What may we do for you, my son?”

He answers, “I saw your signs along the highway and was interested in possibly doing business….”

“Very well, my son. Please follow me.” He is led through many winding passages and is soon quite disoriented. The nun stops at a closed door

and tells the man, “Please knock on this door.”

He does so and another nun in a long habit, holding a tin cup answers the door.

This nun instructs, “Please place $100 in the cup then go through the large wooden door at the end of the hallway.”

He puts $100 in the cup, eagerly trots down the hall and slips through the door pulling it shut behind him.

The door locks, and he finds himself back in the parking lot facing another sign:


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Staying Warm

Cold? Go stand in the corner, It’s 90 degrees.

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The Green Party as the official opposition? Since we have just lost the third byelection in a row, I’d say something is wrong.  Could it be the King government and their claimed collaboration is only there for their benefit? Clearly the Greens are missing something, is it perhaps we are collaborating too much. Could it be we are not doing the job of being the opposition. Apart from a few very progressive female members we hear very little from anyone else. There is no teeth and no bite from the opposition benches. The last I heard from Ole was something about the nether regions, the rural districts. Not exactly a brilliant statement from a city MLA. The premier has cloaked himself in a hero’s cape, taking the credit for Doctor Morrison handling of the pandemic. He states he is doing politics differently, I don’t see any difference. No one in opposition has raised the issues of Myers bully tactics, Hudson’s inept running of the Department of Health, or the illegal purchase of Brindel farms. Loop holes in corporation funding of the two main political party’s. Housing, mental health, homelessness, doctor shortage, roundabouts, handouts to friends, APM, Murphy Group, Maritime Bus and more. Surely there is more than enough issues for our Green opposition to get their teeth into. Please, no more pats on the back, hugging, or handshaking, just get on with the job at hand.
God Bless and keep reading.

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Thursday 18th November is DDay. No we are not planing to invade the beaches of Normandy. That has already been done. No, in this case DDay is Dog Day. The day we head to Charlottetown to pick up our new puppy. Two years ago we lost that rascal Yodabear who we miss so much. Linda needed a replacement so for an early Christmas present she is getting an eight week old Keeshond puppy. Our new family addition is Misha and we are very excited.

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Read a good book lately

Read a Good Book Lately????
Posted on November 15th 2021
by irishroverpei
Have you read a good book lately, if the answer is no, why not try one of my books or maybe all three? I have received excellent reviews on all of them. I have sold a great deal from PEI to Australia-Ireland and Europe. I will leave you with a review of each to ponder on.
(1) Lily & Me 

Art is the expression of emotion that elicits emotion! You certainly achieved that end. I laughed and I cried. I read an enormous number of books a year. It’s my hobby, my relaxation and I love to learn. You met all of these goals in this book, Thank You. I’m looking forward to the next installment, you have a delightful talent.
Libby Goucher, Nova Scotia.

(2) Royal Navy & Me
Review from the Ganges Gazette
Following on from ‘Lily & Me’ comes another ‘cracker’ from Fred’s pen, but this time covering his time in the Navy. Ganges, surface ships – Far East and Home Fleet. Girls, with Cupid active with his bow. Joining the Submarine Service with a very good description of life aboard diesel electric’s’ T and ‘A’ class boats. More girls and arrows everywhere, tricked into marriage, children, divorce and part of the 6th Canadian Submarine Squadron based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Dick Lloyd Editor-Gazette
Chapter XXl Armageddon
Review by: Syrphian on Jan. 10, 2015 :
I really enjoyed reading this book! It is a great story with many twists and turns while giving you something profound to think about. The author has a real talent and I believe a future in fiction. The book starts off interesting right from page one with the big mystery in the sand! The author’s writing style is free-flowing which makes it easy to read. This gives the reader a more pleasurable reading experience while with some author’s styles it is more like a text book experience than a novel. I believe that this book has film potential, too.
Somehow, he combined a whiskey bottle, time travel, Hunter River Prince Edward Island, a Naval submarine, Jesus, complex machinery, a spy, a world terrorist crisis, the Vatican, Islam, Adam & Eve and a great mystery story all in one book! You have to read it to see what I mean – you will not be disappointed as it is well worth it.
So, in summary, a ‘good read’ as they say… I enjoyed it from page one until the final page. I must admit that the ending was a surprise as I figured that it would conclude the way I thought it should. I am sure that is what the author wanted me to believe. The actual ending was rather different, and a complete and thought-provoking surprise. A very clever ending indeed!
I would recommend this book to anyone who desires a good story, well-written, exciting and a pleasure to read. You will not be disappointed and you will be wanting more from this author when you finish this book!

So, folks there you go three good books, ideal Christmas or Birthday gifts. Contact me or order thru amazon and ebooks at
God Best and keep reading
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The Royal Navy and Me

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The Royal Navy and Me
Posted on November 16th 2021

This is a story told through the eyes of a young sailor who joined the Royal Navy in 1955 as a Boy Seaman 2nd class, the absolute lowest rank in the Navy. Follow his induction at HMS Ganges, the toughest boy’s training establishment in England, if not the world, and his first assignment to HMS Cockade in time to visit Australia for the opening of the 1956 Olympic games. This is a thoroughly amusing tale, tempered with dark moments of despair, as he visits islands in the South Pacific, tours Hong Kong, Korea and Japan, passes through the Suez Canal en-route to Malta and Gibraltar, helps to capture an Icelandic boarding party during the Cod Wars. He dives in a submarine to play cat and mouse with our Cold War adversaries, surfaces through the polar ice at the top of the world, feel the tension in the submarine as it sinks toward crush depth. Laugh at the antics of his fellow sailors and the strange situations they found themselves in. Learn the meaning of the acronym PASAHB, and sympathize with this naive young sailor as he falls for one of the oldest tricks in the book.
Whether a sailor or a dreamer of the sea, this is one voyage not to bemissed.]

Review from the Editor of the Ganges Gazette
Review from the Ganges Gazette
Following on from ‘Lily & Me’ comes another ‘cracker’ from Fred’s pen, but this time covering his time in the Navy. Ganges, surface ships – Far East and Home Fleet. Girls, with Cupid active with his bow. Joining the Submarine Service with a very good description of life aboard diesel electric ’T’ and ‘A’ class boats. More girls and arrows everywhere, tricked into marriage, children, divorce and part of the 6th Canadian Submarine Squadron based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Dick Lloyd Editor-Gazette

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Monday Blog

It has been a very busy few days for me. Started out on the 10th November with an invitation to speak to the students at Elm Street school. The school is a K to 6 student body, my favourite age group. The presentation was virtual, not something I had done before, but it went quite smoothly, or so I was told? On November 11th I attended the Remembrance Day ceremony in Summerside at Credit Union Place. It was a very good turn out, and even though we were indoors the weather was nice. On the weekend the breeder informed Linda which puppy she was getting. It’s a boy who is presently named Friedrich, there were seven puppies and the breeder named them after the Von Trapp family from the Sound of Music. As my full name is also Frederick (diff spelling) we are going to rename him. It took a lot of discussion and texting before we finally arrived at “Murphy”. So now we are preparing for his arrival on Thursday 18th November. He is/was meant to be Lindas Christmas present but as you know puppies do not keep to our schedules! It is probably just as well; he would have been difficult to wrap. Even more difficult to have him remain under the tree until Christmas morning. God Bless and keep reading

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