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Eddie Cornwallis

I hate to say it, but...

l    There were no real big surprises in the recent provincial budget for former N-Dipper MLAs Frankie Corbett and Gordie Gosse.
l    Isn’t the trading of insider budget information, prior to release of that budget, illegal?

Village Blacksmith Diaries

The Village Blacksmith Diaries...

Dear Diary, Well, reckon  we just stirred ourselves up a real hog-size hornet’s nest, now, didn’t we?
Remember diary, I was tellin’ ya how our group was fixin’ to divvy up all the money fer the comin’ year.

Frank Cameron

Those good ol’ flying machines

I often like to sit in my rocking chair by a roaring fire in my living room (awkward because I don’t have a fireplace) and talk to my grandchildren about the good old days as they sing that old song by The Judds, Grampa, Tell Me ’Bout  the Good Old Days.

Frank Covers

20
Apr
Artzie-fartzies shut down Granville St

Artzie-fartzies shut down Granville St

Well, I don’t know what you did on Wednesday, April 15, but I spent the day going around in circles. Not that that should rate as any particular surprise.
But it was a grand day for a public protest at Province House. So, I took myself down to the demonstration to get my fair share of abuse...

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07
Apr
When weather-thingies collide

When weather-thingies collide

Dontcha just hate it when two seasoned weatherthingies throw their relative humility to the wind, lower their wind chill factor, turn up the hot air, and get into a very public topical disturbance?
Oh, dear. I know I do.

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Cape Breton Chit Chat

It's time for Clayton to rest in peace

A preponderance of evidence.
It’s an interesting and not unimportant legal
term. It’s a benchmark which neither claims to
be absolute, nor the most exacting burden of
proof. In that light, it pales in comparison with

Something old, something new...

Looking for somewhere to relax away from it all in Baddeck? Well a curiously familiar resort may just be the diamond in the rough you’re searching for. Yup, it’s a real crown jewel — or was anyway.

Media Madness

Easter schism in Eastern Passage

Every Christmas, some people turn their noses up and sneer at the “Jesus is the Reason for the Season” signs that inevitably pop up in the store fronts and dooryards of more vocally religious folk.

Artzie-fartzies shut down Granville St

Well, I don’t know what you did on Wednesday, April 15, but I spent the day going around in circles. Not that that should rate as any particular surprise.

Frank Letters

Film tax credit fans have a hissy

Dear Frank: Re: Self-Interested Celebrity Manipulation & Other Distractions, by Blake Hunsley, Frank Blog (P. 26).

Zero days since last moral panic

Dear Frank: You were right, Frank, you called it. Halifax is now not allowed to see The Slut Whisperer because South House, formerly the Dal Women’s Centre, said so.

Urban Undulations

Gimme Shelter!

A caller on the Frank tip line this weekend bet us “a bottle of rum at 10-1 odds” that the Halifax International Airport owns at least one inflatable, heated emergency shelter.

Easter schism in Eastern Passage

Every Christmas, some people turn their noses up and sneer at the “Jesus is the Reason for the Season” signs that inevitably pop up in the store fronts and dooryards of more vocally religious folk.

Speaker's Corner

Chief Rufus looks beyond turnips & potatoes

“The Mi’kmaq spelling Sipekne’katik means the area where the wild turnips or wild potatoes grow,” Shubenacadie Band Chief Rufus Copage told the CEEB back in 2014 on the occasion of the Shubenacadie First Nation’s official name change.

There’s something about Kiwi...

Who says you can’t enjoy a nice vay-kay after the ordeal of bankruptcy? Not Scott Aitchison, who recently managed to cobble together enough coin from the scrapheap of his finances to enjoy a month-long trip to New Zealand.

Wanker of the Week

Politicians being wankers

It’s weird how Frank Magazine broke the news last month that our provincial liquor monopoly is planning yet another high-priced employee piss-up at yet another high-priced local resort (Liquor Corp Spring Break Back On Tap, Frank 712, by Blake Hunsley), but Liberal finance czarina Diana Whalen di

Stanfield International Airport

Time and time again, Nova Scotians are advised just how fortunate they are to have Halifax, this world class city, as their provincial capital.

Law & Disorder

Better Call Saul, er, Sherry

Pictou County realtor Sherry Blinkhorn should have her own late night TV commercials. Not to sell more real estate, but to hawk her services as a legal defence strategist/cheerleader.

Gimme Shelter!

A caller on the Frank tip line this weekend bet us “a bottle of rum at 10-1 odds” that the Halifax International Airport owns at least one inflatable, heated emergency shelter.

Guy Pothier

Duelling Dexter Years memoirs

Two books about the NDP in power have been written by its two most intellectually credible figures: the just-published Rise Again by Howard Epstein, and What I Learned About Politics by Graham Steele, which appeared last year.

Down the memory hole to Iraq 2003

We rightly associate groupthink and memory holes with the closed, totalitarian world of Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-four. But softer, more benign forms of these trends exist even in democratic societies and large institutions.

Bevboy's Radio Daze

Valley of Fear / South Shore

Confederacy of dunces in West Hants

I think a little of the ol’ non-violent civil disobedience is called for in West Hants.

Northern N.S. News

Better Call Saul, er, Sherry

Pictou County realtor Sherry Blinkhorn should have her own late night TV commercials. Not to sell more real estate, but to hawk her services as a legal defence strategist/cheerleader.