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Eddie Cornwallis

Out with the village blacksmith & friends, in with Bill Black & friends

Premier Stephen McNeil sez governments can’t legislate prosperity. Maybe so. But given the fierce urgency, shouldn’t McNeil and his 16-member Cabinet, in office a year now, at least have their sleeves rolled up?

Guy Pothier

Confessions of an education bureaucrat

Veteran journalist Ralph Surette, based in rural Yarmouth County, writes in the Chronicle Herald from what he has called a communitarian environmentalist point of view.

Frank Cameron

Ali Baba and the 40 million thieves

Of freedom and pleasure, Nothing ever lasts forever, Everybody wants to rule the world

Frank Covers

22
Sep
Portrait of the finance minister as a naive politician

Portrait of the finance minister as a naive politician

Too much about Graham Steele’s book, What I Learned About Politics: Inside the Rise & Collapse of Nova Scotia’s NDP Government, has already been said and written. Much of it by Graham Steele.
“Terrific book... Required reading... Couldn’t put it down... You kept me up all night on a school night,”  gush the reviews from Nova Scotia’s gushy self-professed political junkies.

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08
Sep
You were our sunshine...

You were our sunshine...

Finally, I have decided what I want to do with the rest of my life, the little piece that’s left.
I want to get a six-figure non-repayable annual grant from the Canadian Research Council to study why Maritimers fall ever so deeply in love with their local television personalities.

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28
Aug
The strange and costly case of Communications Nova Scotia

The strange and costly case of Communications Nova Scotia

“Communications Nova Scotia needs to be more than cut. It needs a complete overhaul.”
— Andrew Younger, Liberal
opposition critic, March 2013.

“The inherent danger with Communications Nova Scotia is bureaucratic creep.”
— Dr. Patricia Ripley, Nova Scotia’s top civil servant, March 1999.

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Cape Breton Chit Chat

Crown Jewel ordered to pay up

In the latest chapter to the never-ending story of former Crown Jewel Resorts operator Nahman Korem’s financial woes, first reported on back in Frank 666, one of the failed vacation spot’s creditors has been authorized by the courts of Nova Scotia to squeeze as much blood from this particular sto

Burning questions in Cape Breton

Oh, arson investigators in Cape Breton, arson investigators in Cape Breton, wherefore art thou, arson investigators in Cape Breton?

Media Madness

‘Thanks for dropping by...’

By the time of this writing I strongly suspect Graham Steele will have come down with carpal tunnel syndrome. (If I don’t come down with it first...)
On this particular Thursday afternoon the new author has his table set up in Halifax’s Scotia Square.

Atlantic Film Fest Journal

Cultural Feast or Famine
If you are an aficionado of chamber music, jazz or films, you look forward to the one or two weeks during the year when you can truly indulge your passion; and make up for what may seem like famine during the other 50 weeks of the year.

Frank Letters

Six degrees of separation

Dear Frank: Ronald Reagan isn’t the only celebrity in that picture from your last issue.

Not a fan

Dear Frank: You should know that occasional New Glasgow News scribe/retired substitute teacher George Henaut took a potshot at your fine magazine in his most recent Community Matters column.

Urban Undulations

Where in the world is Tammy James?

The woman accused of stealing $420,000 from St. Andrew’s United Church is free as a bird until her next court appearance in January.

Prospect Rd. Bulls financials still coming ‘soon’

As kids get ready to take to the basketball court for another season with the Prospect Road Bulls, the funds for dues, equipment and space rental will have been mostly, if not entirely, collected.
In previous years, that could have caused some concern.

Speaker's Corner

A shiny new book for Howard’s shelf

Former N-Dipper career backbencher Howard Epstein, 65, recently sounded off on Graham Steele’s new book.
And why not? After all, Howard Epstein knows a lot about books.

Does Lena kiss her dad with that mouth?

Now that the House of Assembly is back to work, if you call what these overpaid clowns do actual work, I must pay a visit to see if Lena Diab is as potty-mouthed as she used to be.

Wanker of the Week

Peter Trougher, er, Stoffer

If you checked out P. 1 of Nova Scotia’s paper of record the other day, you would have thought it was the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
But it wasn’t Jesus Christ spread out all over the top fold of the Chronicle Herald  front page, it was Peter Stoffer.

Why Graham Steele is Wanker of the Week

Graham Steele realized the futility of partisan politics during the spring 2012 session of the legislature, according to his just-released book, What I Learned About Politics.

Law & Disorder

Where in the world is Tammy James?

The woman accused of stealing $420,000 from St. Andrew’s United Church is free as a bird until her next court appearance in January.

Prospect Rd. Bulls financials still coming ‘soon’

As kids get ready to take to the basketball court for another season with the Prospect Road Bulls, the funds for dues, equipment and space rental will have been mostly, if not entirely, collected.
In previous years, that could have caused some concern.

Let Them Swill Cake

Teacher's paypacks at Millwood High

Millwood High School
(36 teachers/609 students)

Morrison, Joseph (Principal)    $96,128
Burton, Catharine (VP)    $86,791
Broomhead, Leslie (VP)    $86,650
Frost, Grant    $85,044
Devitt, Brenda    $82,745
Boisoli, Amanda    $81,198

Teachers’ paypacks at Prince Andrew High

Prince Andrew High School
(47 teachers; 984 students)
MacKinnon, Gregory (Prin.)    $101,485
Amaral, Lee Anne (VP)    $92,411
Abidi, Soheal (VP)    $86,561
Roberts-Regan, Debra    $84,331
Stewart, John    $81,694

Frankland Reports

Valley of Fear / South Shore

Hooker, Lower Sackville man's really stupid "love" story

“If thou remember’st not the slightest folly, That ever love did make thee run into, Thou hast not loved.”
— Shakespeare

Northern N.S. News

More Evolve thuggery tales

The devious shenanigans of some Shadow Security employees at this year’s Evolve Festival may have been even worse than previously thought, according to attendees now speaking up.