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Eddie Cornwallis

How many Cups will it take, Halifax?

One strongly suspects I’m hardly alone on this front, but I don’t have a lot of time for Halifax City Council or Halifax Mayor Mike Savage, $176,000-per.

Village Blacksmith Diaries

The Village Blacksmith Diaries...

Dear Diary, Well, how’s ya like me now? How’s ya like me new team?
And ya knows, Diary, that’s whad I likes about team — there ain’t no “H” in team like dere is “hick” and “homeboy” and “hysterectomy.”

Frank Cameron

Frank DID come back again...

On the 5th of June, my wife and my best pal Doug Saunders and his wife, along with 38 other people, caught a West Jet flight from Halifax to Glasgow, the heart of bonnie Scotland.

Frank Covers

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Honouring Sid: How many cups does he gotta win?

Honouring Sid: How many cups does he gotta win?

One strongly suspects I’m hardly alone on this front, but I don’t have a lot of time for Halifax City Council or Halifax Mayor Mike Savage, $176,000-per.

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Jun
Internal uprising at Armdale Yacht Club over Jimmy Melvin, Sr's membership

Internal uprising at Armdale Yacht Club over Jimmy Melvin, Sr's membership

A source at the Armdale Yacht Club says one member has resigned over the club’s decision to admit the patriarch of a notorious Halifax crime family, and a dozen more have threatened to walk if club management doesn’t soon revoke Jimmy Melvin Sr.’s membership.

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Cape Breton Chit Chat

Plenty of Snow Days for one wee tyke, er, Pike

There’s nothing like a private prosecution between a small family of four, a bus driving couple of two, a cranky Crown and a school board that would really rather not have to deal with any of them.

Searching for redemption in Glace Bay

The crammed parking lot of the old Sears outlet at 54 McKeen Street hinted at the gravity of the situation. Was it another exciting edition of Cape Breton Idol, or just another ho-hum provincial election night? Or, perhaps, a bit of both?

Media Madness

Dispatches From Away

How low can Nova Scotia’s former paper of record go? It’s likely safe to say the quality of the product hasn’t hit bottom yet.

A revolutionary honour...

It’s usually Tigers prowling the halls and fields of Dalhousie University, but there may be a Panther padding around come next convocation day.
Well, an ex-Panther, anyway.

Frank Letters

From the Give ’Em What They Want Files...

Dear Frank: A tremendous thank you for stepping in where Playboy left off!

All in the family...

Dear Frank: Re: Doctors & Dentists & Lawyers, Oh My!, Frank 769
Surprised you didn’t see fit to point out that the son of a local Provincial Court judge just received his parchment from the Schulich School of Law.

Urban Undulations

Drake scammers vindicated? Shurely shome mishtake!

It’s hardly surprising that Local Xpress columnist/Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union Halifax local prez Grant Frost (Franks passism) would see “vindication” of those dreadful Drake teachers where none whatsoever exists.

Mike’s road to China

Mayor Mike Savage’s tab for that little jaunt to China rings in at $6,941.

Speaker's Corner

Drake scammers vindicated? Shurely shome mishtake!

It’s hardly surprising that Local Xpress columnist/Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union Halifax local prez Grant Frost (Franks passism) would see “vindication” of those dreadful Drake teachers where none whatsoever exists.

Mike’s road to China

Mayor Mike Savage’s tab for that little jaunt to China rings in at $6,941.

Wanker of the Week

Wanker of the Week: IWK CEO Tracy Kitch

The communications thingy on the other end of the line laughed uncomfortably.

“Glad that’s not my department.” 

A Few Good Council Men (& A Gal)...

For the umpteenth time, Halifax Council is discussing councillor pay packets.
It’s hard to believe, but many are of the mind that they deserve to be handed a bag of money when they leave office, no matter the circumstances.  
But not everyone is on board.

Law & Disorder

Catherine Campbell publication ban redux

Publication ban applications and sealing orders are once again an issue in the case against Chris Garnier, who is charged with second degree murder in the 2015 death of Stellarton native Catherine Campbell.

Did Kenley go Into The Wild?

How Ron Lamothe came to be working on a documentary film about the 1992 disappearance of Acadia student Allan Kenley  Matheson is a tale of circumstance, even happenstance. Or fate, perhaps?

Guy Pothier

More architectural iconaclasm at Saint Mary’s

Saint Mary’s University is my alma mater. That does not make me a gung ho or tribal alumnus. I do have enough respect for the place to refuse to use or say the initials SMU.

Walking a mile in everybody’s shoes

Last time in this space, I discussed the issue of cultural appropriation. Many see this as a kind of pillaging of cultural objects style, customs and ways usually from groups seen as marginalized by groups with status.

Bevboy's Radio Daze

Valley of Fear / South Shore

Did Kenley go Into The Wild?

How Ron Lamothe came to be working on a documentary film about the 1992 disappearance of Acadia student Allan Kenley  Matheson is a tale of circumstance, even happenstance. Or fate, perhaps?

Northern N.S. News

Catherine Campbell publication ban redux

Publication ban applications and sealing orders are once again an issue in the case against Chris Garnier, who is charged with second degree murder in the 2015 death of Stellarton native Catherine Campbell.