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Eddie Cornwallis

Leadership & misplaced anger

Thomas Mulcair doesn’t get it.  Doesn’t get the fact he’s not wanted. He wasn’t wanted six months ago. He’s not wanted now. But the 61-year-old cling-on won’t go away.

Village Blacksmith Diaries

The Village Blacksmith Diaries...

Dear Diary, sorries, I didn’t write ya last week. I was just so dang busy gettin’ ready for me group’s AGM — Annual General Meatin’ I guess des called.
Anyhows, I had a get all gussied up and be dere.

Frank Cameron

Mama tried... to get me to read a book...

The first thing I remember knowing
Was a lonesome whistle blowing
And a young uns dream of growing up to ride
On a freight train leaving town
Not knowing where I’m bound
No one could change my mind, but Mama tried.

Frank Covers

18
Apr
Former CTV beauty goes west

Former CTV beauty goes west

Good Lord, can it be all of 13 months since the Tina Simpkin Paper of Record last made mention of the former CTV Weatherthingy?

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04
Apr
Cops investigate Halifax West's schoolgirl hooker

Cops investigate Halifax West's schoolgirl hooker

A 15-year-old student at Halifax West High earns extra money by prostituting herself online, according to a trusted source familiar with hallway chatter at the Clayton Park learning emporium.

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Cape Breton Chit Chat

Star hockey player drops the puck on 17 fraud-related charges

Star hockey player Michael Evan Rizzato, 30 (dob: April 10, 1986), of New Waterford will appear in Sydney Provincial Court Wednesday, June 22 for arraignment and/or plea re: 17 fraud-related charges. As a result of his many years working at Burke’s Furniture in Sydney.

Doug Saunders dishes on Frank Cameron

By way of follow-up to Frank & Doug Call A Truce After 15 Years Of Ugly (Frank 738), let me correct a glaring error of my own making.
It wasn’t “15 years of ugly,” it was, in fact “17 years of ugly.” And Doug Saunders did not leave CHNS in 2002. He left in 1998.

Media Madness

Meet the Herald scab who wrote that batshit refugee story

This afternoon, I rang up the province’s newspaper of record and spoke to a reporter there. It wasn’t a long conversation.

Herald heiress Heather's broken heart

They both started at the family firm at age 13. He in 1940, when Europe was set to become a bottomless pit of dismembered limbs and disposable human beings. And prayers left unanswered.

Frank Letters

A fine role model

Dear Frank: So Mayor Mike’s parking munckins finally have their own dedicated parking spots? It’s about time!
Tye Mexpired, Halifax

Homecoming

Dear Frank: Re: Doug Saunders On The Reconciliation, Frank 739, by Cliff Boutilier
Did you know that former CBC-er Doug’s move from mainland Nova Scotia to the picturesque bedroom community of Glace Bay, Cape Breton is actually a homecoming of sorts?

Urban Undulations

The vindication of smilin’ Vivian

Considering the number of unflattering comments we printed the last time we wrote about Vivian Baydar (Frank 721), the toothy South End realtor was surprisingly willing to chat when we called her up to ask about the recent conclusion of her Small Claims Court face-off against South Shore contract

Meet the Herald scab who wrote that batshit refugee story

This afternoon, I rang up the province’s newspaper of record and spoke to a reporter there. It wasn’t a long conversation.

Speaker's Corner

N.S. Liberals hold themselves a Sunny Ways AGM

If you absolutely must spend a few hours surrounded by members of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party, I suggest that you do so on a day that the prime minister is coming to town.

Writeoffs by the numbers

Sometimes getting detailed information from a government office is like pulling teeth; rarely is it an easy experience, and all too frequently a foul air follows.

Wanker of the Week

Nova Centre’s Joe Ramia

Argyle Developments head Joe Ramia likely takes forever to get ready in the morning.

Smirking deputy minnie Paul LaFleche

“We’re a bit dismayed when we read in the media that we’re very bad negotiators, and that we’ve been hosed.”

Law & Disorder

Star hockey player drops the puck on 17 fraud-related charges

Star hockey player Michael Evan Rizzato, 30 (dob: April 10, 1986), of New Waterford will appear in Sydney Provincial Court Wednesday, June 22 for arraignment and/or plea re: 17 fraud-related charges. As a result of his many years working at Burke’s Furniture in Sydney.

Judge Del analyzes the shrinks

Although Judge Del Atwood accepts that Amy Hood was afflicted by Bipolar Mood Disorder Type-1 “at some point in time,” he doesn’t believe her defence counsel managed to prove she was suffering it at the time of her offences in 2013.

Guy Pothier

Speech, speeech!

A couple of columns on the CBC website, by CBC reporter Neil Macdonald and by former Nova Scotia NDP finance minister Graham Steele, speak to the quality and relevance of many current political speeches. As it happens, I have firsthand experience with the process behind government speeches.

Halifax’s Big Dig

The Big Dig is, of course, the massive highway tunnel system that funnels traffic underneath the heart of Boston with its notorious street labyrinth.

Bevboy's Radio Daze

Valley of Fear / South Shore

Good news/bad news for Micro Boutique’s Chris

The legal wranglings between the Town of Wolfville and apartment development company Micro Boutique Living that have been proceeding through the courts at a glacial pace are slowing down even more.

Northern N.S. News

Judge Del analyzes the shrinks

Although Judge Del Atwood accepts that Amy Hood was afflicted by Bipolar Mood Disorder Type-1 “at some point in time,” he doesn’t believe her defence counsel managed to prove she was suffering it at the time of her offences in 2013.