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Eddie Cornwallis

First they came for Sydney Harbour...

Well, our Injun’ friends are at it once again. They’ve caused a real shitstorm, this time.

Guy Pothier

Jewish connections

The Ivany report has prompted much soul searching about encouraging immigration to Nova Scotia. A too little known program organized by the Atlantic Jewish Council suggests a promising route to follow.

Frank Cameron

It’s time to do battle against PTSD

Canada has a ways to go before we’re taking care of those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder the way we should be, but the British government doesn’t even recognize PTSD as a real thing.

Frank Covers

20
Oct
Remembering Walter Fitzgerald

Remembering Walter Fitzgerald

‘Googie’ was made for politics, and politics was made for him. In her death report, CTV’s Kelland Sundahl called Walter Fitzgerald “larger than life.”
The former G. Regan-era cabinet minister and Halifax mayor died Thanksgiving Weekend, at 78. Heart failure.

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06
Oct
Who will rid me of this troublesome union priestess?

Who will rid me of this troublesome union priestess?

“It’s never the thing, it’s always the thing behind the thing,” I remember veteran journalist Kingsley Brown once saying.
The thing behind the thing?

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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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Cape Breton Chit Chat

Speaking out, to a point

Garnet Boudreau (above, left) and Bob Martin (right) say Denny Pickup molested them when they were kids.
Inverness MLA Allan MacMaster says he considered naming the bandleader, who died of a heart attack on Christmas Day, 1977, when he addressed the Legislature on October 16.

A nice quiet investigation, maybe...

A package arrived in the Bunker last week, the contents of which made a very serious allegation.
That allegation: a senior Cape Breton Regional Police officer is a serial beater and is currently being investigated by outside forces for domestic violence.

Media Madness

Frank goes hunting for Mr. Nutbar

Missing from The Coast’s online menace opus The Always-On Stalker were any identifying details. Using fake names for the victims makes sense, of course, but to not identify the alleged perpetrator seems a bit timid. Possibly even dangerous for future victims.

And in other heavenly news...

Maritimers eager to take the next giant leap for mankind are a little bit closer to making the Space Age dream of lunar vacations a reality, thanks to Scandinavian rental company Bungalo.

Frank Letters

Oh, please, let us forget this monstrosity™

Dear Frank: Mother Canada™ has been trademarked.   

The irony! It burns!

Dear Frank: Thank you for your articles regarding the retention of the Halifax Memorial Library name.  

Urban Undulations

Where’s Scully (et al) this week

While accused thief Christopher Scullino settles in to his new digs in Alberta, safe from the prying eyes of the public and the surprisingly short arm of the law, he’s not the only one missing in action.

Count on Waye Mason to put his foot in

Things got a bit uncomfortable at a recent gathering of certified general accountants — more uncomfortable than usual, anyway — when Halifax Councillor Waye Mason repeatedly got the abacus enthusiasts mixed up with their better-compensated peers.

Speaker's Corner

Count on Waye Mason to put his foot in

Things got a bit uncomfortable at a recent gathering of certified general accountants — more uncomfortable than usual, anyway — when Halifax Councillor Waye Mason repeatedly got the abacus enthusiasts mixed up with their better-compensated peers.

SINK THE NOVA STAR

Good news! Two days after Frank 700 hit newsstands — which brought bad tidings for Nova Star, vis a vis a dreadfully low health inspection rating from the U.S. Centres for Disease Control — the company that operates the ferry announced it fared much better on a follow-up inspection.

Wanker of the Week

Wanker of the Week: Denny Pickup

There is a school of thought that believes obsessing over the perpetrators of child sexual abuse puts the spotlight in the wrong place, that it’s the victims we need to focus on.

Wanker of the Week: Halifax Police

This is NSGEU vice-president Jason MacLean.
You probably feel like you’ve seen him somewhere before, but you’re not sure where. Let me help you: picture him with a blue-panted knee on the back of his head.

Law & Disorder

Where’s Scully (et al) this week

While accused thief Christopher Scullino settles in to his new digs in Alberta, safe from the prying eyes of the public and the surprisingly short arm of the law, he’s not the only one missing in action.

Speaking out, to a point

Garnet Boudreau (above, left) and Bob Martin (right) say Denny Pickup molested them when they were kids.
Inverness MLA Allan MacMaster says he considered naming the bandleader, who died of a heart attack on Christmas Day, 1977, when he addressed the Legislature on October 16.

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

SINK THE NOVA STAR

Good news! Two days after Frank 700 hit newsstands — which brought bad tidings for Nova Star, vis a vis a dreadfully low health inspection rating from the U.S. Centres for Disease Control — the company that operates the ferry announced it fared much better on a follow-up inspection.

Northern N.S. News

Gentle Glenn Fraser fighting for his life

As I write this, at noon on October 17, a gentle fellow who has been known to carry his cat around his modest Foord Street, Stellarton apartment “like a baby” lay in hospital in critical condition, following a savage beating outside the Roseland Cabaret in New Glasgow last week (see Page 27).