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Eddie Cornwallis

Alleged rape & real power imbalance

Both men were powerful, popular, of some appeal. Not so much a product of the Swinging Sixties, as fascinated by the decade of free love, or whatever you may choose to call it.

Village Blacksmith Diaries

The Village Blacksmith Diaries

Dear Diary, Just a short entry. I’s up in this thing called Cape Breton. It’s an island almost entirely surrounded by lobster. I’s like it here, but I’s wouldn’t be able to live here.

Frank Cameron

With all due respect to Waye Mason (and Don Mills)...

I caught an item on CBC the other day concerning the signs controversy in Dartmouth (and elsewhere).

Frank Covers

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Jul
Is Mr. Dee-va losing his grip?

Is Mr. Dee-va losing his grip?

Getting your own network comedy show in Canada is special. It’s kind of like getting promoted to do the potato report in Boise, Idaho. It’s a big thing.
Big potatoes here in Canada. Especially, given our public broadcaster will try desperately, almost to the point of absurdity, to make stars of its people, and make its purchased programming into something it’s not.

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13
Jul
Stan the Man...

Stan the Man...

The outpouring of affection being shown for Stan Carew is not misguided. It is a measure of the long, sustained runaway success of Weekend Mornings, just as it is barometer of Stan the man.
It is a deluge, at least regionally, not unlike that seen since the death of Peter Gzowski and the cancellation of Don Messer’s Jubilee. Pretty select company.

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Cape Breton Chit Chat

Detective Darren, ready for action

A Cape Breton Regional Police officer has filed a complaint with the force under the N.S. Human Rights Act, alleging that he routinely gets passed over for plum assignments because of the colour of his skin, sources tell Frank Magazine.

When C.B. cops collide...

Sources say a recent heated confrontation between Cape Breton Regional Police Chief Peter McIsaac and the president of the police union stemmed from frustrations among the rank-and-file over access to police vehicles.

Media Madness

Ms. Gunn Goes to Ottawa...

The Chronicle Herald has had an Ottawa bureau for well over a century. That’s a lot of bureau chiefs who have come and gone.

Don’t weep for Sandy Weatherbee

For a young man, Alexander Bancroft Weatherbee, 38, lived about as full a life as you can imagine.
According to his obit, found in the July 22 edition of Inverness County’s paper of record the Inverness Oran, “Sandy,” as he was known, “bounced from job to job all over the world.”

Frank Letters

A brother-in-ink writes...

Dear Frank: Attention: Cliff Boutilier
I’m an original Toronto Sun staffer (1971) who enjoys your writing style in Frank. You remind me of my long-gone buddy, the one-and-only Paul Rimstead.

There once was a poet from Halifax...

Dear Frank: Halifax’s poet laureate El Jones is leaving for a big job in America after her term is up in a few weeks. I can’t say I’m very upset.

Urban Undulations

Frankland Dead Person of the Week, Mr. Darrell MacQuarrie, 90

As Frank Magazine’s official, CRD, Chief Reckoner of Death, I must chronicle this week the death of Mr. Darrell MacQuarrie, 90, a long-time Halifax cab driver for both Casino and Yellow.

Is Mr. Dee-va losing his grip?

Getting your own network comedy show in Canada is special. It’s kind of like getting promoted to do the potato report in Boise, Idaho. It’s a big thing.

Speaker's Corner

The night Dave Wilton shook the world

Tuesday night, July 14, at my Cape Breton summer home. The call came unexpectedly at 7:50 p.m. The name came up, Andrew Douglas. Thought I’d best take this one.
“Whatcha doin’?” Andrew asked.

Rubbing shoulders with tradition at the LG's Annual Garden Party

I enjoy the LG’s Annual Garden Party. It’s colourful. It’s a close-up and personal with the movers and shakers, whoever. It provides copy. It’s  a lovely back yard, and generally the babes look damn good in their garden party bonnets.

Wanker of the Week

Wanker of the Week CBRP Chief Peter McIsaac

Last week, Cape Breton Regional Police Chief Peter McIsaac took a walk down memory lane. But it wasn’t a happy one. For him, anyway.

Wanker of the Week: Information chief Sandra Cascadden

Every hour of every day, government employees purposely cirumvent this province’s woefully derelict Freedom of Information system by texting each other potentially sensitive information.

Law & Disorder

Detective Darren, ready for action

A Cape Breton Regional Police officer has filed a complaint with the force under the N.S. Human Rights Act, alleging that he routinely gets passed over for plum assignments because of the colour of his skin, sources tell Frank Magazine.

When C.B. cops collide...

Sources say a recent heated confrontation between Cape Breton Regional Police Chief Peter McIsaac and the president of the police union stemmed from frustrations among the rank-and-file over access to police vehicles.

Guy Pothier

Two modest proposals for political reform

About 30 years ago, people at the old Halifax Press Club had a debate about which was the better patronage plum: the Canadian Senate or the position of Nova Scotia’s Agent General in London.

Class, May, Harper & Obama...

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May’s outburst at the recent Parliamentary Press Gallery dinner came as a shock to many, since it seemed so inconsistent with her usually very engaging, even pixyish public demeanour.

Bevboy's Radio Daze

Valley of Fear / South Shore

Valley rehab owner’s hubby was drug smuggling kingpin

When the Searidge Foundation opened in Upper Clements in 2012, press coverage didn’t make any mention of who owned the drug and alcohol rehab facility.

Northern N.S. News

G.R. Saunders families awaiting word

Still no word on whether Brian MacIsaac will return as principal of G.R. Saunders in time for the beginning of the 2015-16 school year. Or, for that matter, whether he’ll be back at all.