7 responses to Prince Edward Island To Become 3rd Canadian Province With An Amish Population
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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Prince Edward Island To Become 3rd Canadian Province With An Amish Population (January 26th, 2016 at 12:28)

    It doesn’t sound surprising to me that the Amish would make the move to PEI. (I’d welcome them in my area, if they could purchase and farm what’s left of the farmland left around here…and with access to train service to Chicago, they’d have ample “customers”).

    Why NOT Hawaii? My (wealthy & successful) cousin owns property in Honolulu and a farm on Kauai–he grows those huge protea (I think they’re called) flowers and he & his sons planted a vinyard about 4 years ago. Yes, it’s expensive to live there, but a lot of the expense has to do with fuel costs. The Amish, being pretty much self-sufficient, might be able to make a go of it. Of course, they’d have to GET there, first, and since many Amish districts prohibit flying, it might take them a while!

    Alice Mary

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    Slightly-Handled-Order-Man
    Comment on Prince Edward Island To Become 3rd Canadian Province With An Amish Population (January 26th, 2016 at 13:58)

    if there is concern about the travel on and off of PEI by air, they really don’t have to concern themselves too badly with that detail, road traffic flows pretty seamlessly over the Confederation Bridge between PEI and New Brunswick, although from what I understand, that pretty much devastated the inter-provincial ferry services that had functioned between PEI and NB. Unless of course they kept it alive as a strictly tourist industry. I am not sure that the new Amish arrivals would be willing to ride horse and buggies across the bridge however under even normal circumstances

    PEI as you know, has a fairly lucrative tourism industry (based on a little book about a young girl written about a century ago), and I am sure there will be some advantages to be hand by the locals and the new Amish neighbours.
    Much luck to them there! (I doubt that the Amish population in Ontario should be severely impacted though)

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    Katie Troyer
    Comment on Prince Edward Island To Become 3rd Canadian Province With An Amish Population (January 27th, 2016 at 07:17)

    Where are the Amish in New Brumswick? Are they considered real Amish? In 1994 or so I lived in the daughter settlement from Cookeville Tennessee close to Woodstock. But we were never considered Amish by the Amish.

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    Comment on PEI Amish update (March 18th, 2016 at 10:34)

    PEI Amish update

    Here’s an update article on the coming-soon PEI community. The excerpt below is from: http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2016-03-18/article-4469945/Amish-move-to-P.E.I.-comes-with-unique-challenges/1

    An estimated two dozen families are expected to arrive within weeks to move into farm homes from Brothers Road and Bridgetown to Greenfield and Victoria Cross — and all roads lead to Montague. The Amish avoid most new technology and farm with draft horses and drive horses and buggies.

    “They would definitely need hitching posts to tie up at places like Sobeys and Superstore,” said Wallbank. “A place away from most of the vehicles would be best.”

    The meeting also focused on the side streets in Montague that might best be used for horse-and-buggy travel as a way to help the Amish avoid the busy Main Street or provincial Highway 4 with over 10,000 vehicles a day.

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    Comment on First Amish arrive to Prince Edward Island (March 28th, 2016 at 07:57)

    First Amish arrive to Prince Edward Island

    And the first family has arrived according to the latest report. Interestingly, it sounds like this is going to be 2 separate communities in PEI. The realtor helping the families come seems pretty excited, and confident that the Amish population in the province is going to grow.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/amish-pei-1.3509212

    Brad Oliver, a local realtor, helped the pair move in to their new home in Summerville last week. All four parents of the couple are expected to arrive Tuesday.

    Oliver said another group also plans to set up in Dundas.

    “In Dundas, there’s like 25 people coming, not all coming to stay. Some are coming to stay in farms they have bought already, others are coming to look, but this is the start of two distinct communities for sure. It’s on,” said Oliver.

    These two new communities are going to be closely watched by other Amish from Ontario, he said.

    “And when they have success, and I know they will have success … we’ll have more coming.”

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