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Eddie Cornwallis

Keep Calm & tune into Wolf Blitzer

One year ago, August 10, 2015, to be exact, this space recounted a father and son tale. Just another father and son tale. They’ll bore you to tears after a while.
These familial narratives oftentimes run the same.

Village Blacksmith Diaries

The Village Blacksmith Diaries...

Dear Diary, I’s back from anutter trip. Sure is stackin’ up dem aeroplane miles. I’s a real frequent flier dese days! Da missus gonna be real happy wit me. He-he-he!

Frank Cameron

It’s nice to remember...

A note to Remegio Pereira of the No Name Tenors: please don’t change the lyrics to O Canada. Leave that up to the back benchers in Parliament.

Frank Covers

25
Jul
Yesterday, once more for Frank and Doug

Yesterday, once more for Frank and Doug

My lovely better half accompanied me to Halifax for a few days recently. We generally make a couple of pilgrimages to the capital city every summer to visit grandchildren and to shop and to marvel at how much the place has changed and grown since I last lived and worked there back in the mid to late ’90s.

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13
Jul
Who was Catherine Campbell? Exclusive: a troubled cop, and a police force's attempts to whitewash her image

Who was Catherine Campbell? Exclusive: a troubled cop, and a police force's attempts to whitewash her image

While Christopher Calvin Garnier’s murder trial is months away — the preliminary hearing is scheduled to begin on July 11, just after my deadline — defence lawyer Joel Pink has confirmed to Frank Magazine that his desire is to make the victim’s police disciplinary record a part of the case.
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Cape Breton Chit Chat

Armed robber gets such a nice CBC sendoff

You may have heard the sad tale of Randy James Munian, devoted 40-year-old father and loyal friend, from Whitney Pier. Covered lovingly by the Mother Corpse’s own Rachel Ward, Randy died in early July, in a loss that was a “major, major blow” to the Munian clan.

Little League Madness! Glace Bay shows class; Sydney, not so much

Cape Bretoners have always loved their minor league sports. They will turn out in large numbers with great gusto to support the hometown team. Local rivalries are as intense as wherever organized sports might be played. It’s been that way for generations.

Media Madness

Anatomy of an outrage

As indicated in the accompanying piece, the firestorm over the cover and contents of Frank 746 was at times rather intense. Or at least it seems that way, until you look a little closer.

Sidney puts on a show

It seemed improbable seven months ago — a Stanley Cup Parade through Cole Harbour. There would be no Sid and there would be no Stanley. Not this year.

Frank Letters

Familiar faces

Dear Frank: Thought you might be interested in this. Probably should clean out my basement more often.
Kind Regards,
Roger Crozier Glace Bay

A bridge, er, flag too far

Dear Frank: The long-term care facility at Shearwater, which of course houses many elderly veterans, decided that instead of flying the Candian flag at that residence for a week, they would fly a rainbow flag instead.

Urban Undulations

Sidney puts on a show

It seemed improbable seven months ago — a Stanley Cup Parade through Cole Harbour. There would be no Sid and there would be no Stanley. Not this year.

Lawncare 101, Eastern Passage-style

The people of Eastern Passage are an industrious bunch. They come from hardy stock. Fishermen. Oil industry workers. Military folk. Well, there’s not much of any of that anymore, but you know what I mean.

Speaker's Corner

Unsung city toilers vote to strike

The quietest union in the province has v. quietly announced a labour action.
CUPE Local 108 Unit 1, aka the Halifax Civic Workers Union, voted in favour of a strike while the temperature is hot, according to a surprisingly under-reported statement from the legion of labourers.

Ron & Reid still wonder about that $34K

Former Nova Scotia Attorney General Ron Giffin, 73, of Truro, tells me it continues to be one of the biggest mysteries to hit the shire town of Colchester County in quite some time: the case of the $34,000 charitable donation.

Wanker of the Week

Foot-dragging HRM municipal councillors

Following the 2009 shooting death of Dartmouth cab driver Sergei Kostin, calls for the mandatory installation of taxicab safety shields lasted about two weeks. Which is about average.

A glimpse into Peter Kelly's future....

The horror, the horror.
In 2012, citizens of Halifax were horrified when it came to light that Mayor Peter Kelly had seemingly lined his and his son’s pockets out of his deceased friend’s estate.

Law & Disorder

Panopalis case pushed to September

When we last left the 73-year-old family resto patriarch Tom Panopalis, he was facing a single charge of sexual assault dating back to an incident on November 1 of last year in Bedford. The file was proceeding at its own pace, working towards a July 7 date.

Bridgewater sex secrets

The Tim Horton’s gossip circuit is buzzing around Bridgewater these days, now that police in town have charged six teenaged boys with trading images of underage girls between them like baseball cards.

Guy Pothier

Tolls to nowhere...

Political folklore is replete with stores of bridges to nowhere as acts of political patronage.

History as we remember it...

1066 and All That is the famous spoof satirical history of England, written in 1930 by W.C. Sellar and R.J. Yeatman, enshrining the triumphalist, Imperialist, Whiggish, chauvinist history of Britain as remembered by Hyde Park tub thumpers, and club/pub bores in the Home Counties.

Bevboy's Radio Daze

Valley of Fear / South Shore

Bridgewater sex secrets

The Tim Horton’s gossip circuit is buzzing around Bridgewater these days, now that police in town have charged six teenaged boys with trading images of underage girls between them like baseball cards.

Northern N.S. News

Anatomy of an outrage

As indicated in the accompanying piece, the firestorm over the cover and contents of Frank 746 was at times rather intense. Or at least it seems that way, until you look a little closer.