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15
Oct
Pictou’s Ken Reid & Truro’s  Arash Madani to the rescue!

Pictou’s Ken Reid & Truro’s Arash Madani to the rescue!

Oh, the thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat.
In the wide world of professional sport there can be only one winner. Runners-up don’t rate.
In the business of professional sport, neither does the fan rate.
The sports fan remains nothing more than the personal ATM for sport franchise owners.

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15
Oct
This is your captain speaking...

This is your captain speaking...

While we’re on the topic of selling product. We would be remiss not to make note of another Rogers Communications commodity, the Toronto Blue Jays.
In 2000, Rogers bought 80 per cent of the baseball club for $160 million, later scooping up 100 per cent of the team for a total estimated cost of $180 million. Sky Dome, at the time, not included.

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01
Oct
When the commoners buried Allan J. in Inverness

When the commoners buried Allan J. in Inverness

In the parking lot of Stella Maris (the one in the Town of Inverness), Sean Riley, the former president of St. Francis Xavier University, is wandering about, as they say, “like an unpaid minister.”
We’ve got over an hour to go before the 2 p.m. funeral of Allan J. MacEachen.

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01
Oct
Boy, did I ever get  the wrong Stella Maris!

Boy, did I ever get the wrong Stella Maris!

Late Sunday night my phone rang. Something of an oddity.
The number looked perilously close to that of Frankland managing editor Andrew Douglas.
“Must be important. I wonder how many rings before he finally hangs up and goes away?”
But Andrew is nothing if not persistent. Particularly when it’s just shy of 10 p.m. on a Sunday night.
“Busy?” Andrew asked.

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01
Oct
The bromance between the Hon. Allan J. MacEachen  & the Rt. Hon. Pierre Elliot Trudeau

The bromance between the Hon. Allan J. MacEachen & the Rt. Hon. Pierre Elliot Trudeau

One died just weeks ago. The other man died 17 years ago, September 28, 2000.
Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Allan J. MacEachen were deskmates in the Commons for many years. Deskmates, but not soulmates. Alike in some ways, but contrary in many other ways.

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