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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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18
Sep
Such excitement in Beautiful Downtown Sydney!

Such excitement in Beautiful Downtown Sydney!

If you thought Mark Lever’s Cape Breton Postule and CTV’s Dead at Five were excited about the Harbour Hopper’s pending arrival in Sydney, well, now that it’s here they simply don’t know what to do with themselves.

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18
Sep
News from Cape Breton news...

News from Cape Breton news...

Five months after Herald heiress Sarah Dennis and her hubby Mark Lever bought up all of Quebec flyer-printing company Transcontinental’s Atlantic Canada newspaper assets, some unionized toilers at the Cape Breton Post are actually finding they have one or two kind things to say about their new bosses.

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18
Sep
Death of a Liberal Godfather

Death of a Liberal Godfather

To die at 96 years of age is to die at a ripe old age. That’s a life well-lived.
So, we say goodbye to Allan J. MacEachen who served, as they like to say, Cape Breton, the country and the Liberal Party for decades. Going back to the ’50s and Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent. Uncle Louie.

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