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Sep
Allan J. & the angry tea ladies...

Allan J. & the angry tea ladies...

Frank Magazine co-founder Lyndon Watkins, the longtime regional reporter for the Globe & Mail during the federal Liberal’s heyday, recalls Allan J. MacEachen as “a very decent sort, highly intelligent man, who treated people equally.”

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21
Aug
Nurse, I think I need a happy pill...

Nurse, I think I need a happy pill...

The Cape Breton nurse who whined to the provincial government about her high-end taxpayer-funded salary being made public continues to do quite nicely. Thank you very much. For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, Shannon Sidney of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital earned $127,403.44.

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21
Aug
Much Ado About Geese

Much Ado About Geese

Friends, Romans, Dartmouthians, lend me your ears; I come to praise domestic geese, not to eat them. Nor to make frock nor tunic of them. Yet I see upon me thy mutiny and thy rage etched on thou Social Justice Warrior faces; Thou good is interred in thine social media posts and in thine need for wanton attention.

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21
Aug
And how’s our Quarter Million Dollar Nurse doing...?

And how’s our Quarter Million Dollar Nurse doing...?

It was the gob-smacking revelation that Sydney nurse Catherine Bedard, a few years back, pulled down over a quarter of a million dollars in a single year that set tongues wagging. And, by the way, directed a lot of likely Nova Scotia Nurses’ Union authoured hate mail in this direction.

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21
Aug

Slings and roundabouts in C.B. nursing

A good ol’ Frankland glance over this year’s stack of nurse’s salaries suggest that the province is trying to minimize unsafe and costly overtime-itis in the nursing profession. But there’s still much work left to do. Nonetheless, vital signs are encouraging, indeed.

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