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18
Sep
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia: the town without a rink

Glace Bay, Nova Scotia: the town without a rink

I never met a politician I didn’t like.
For the most part, almost to a man or woman, they bask in the perks of office, piling up their pensionable time, gleefully making themselves available for their next photo-op. All else is  secondary.
Photo-ops are paramount in the lives of pampered politicians. They take priority over all else.

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18
Sep
Jeremy Akerman

Jeremy Akerman

Former Nova Scotia N-Dipper leader Jeremy Akerman didn’t have a lot of doings with Allan J. MacEachen.
But he does recall the second time he met the “Godfather of Cape Breton.”

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21
Aug
Sydney doc's bad day

Sydney doc's bad day

Cape Breton emergency room physician Dr. Queenette “Quinie” Asuquo is a woman on the move. And I’m not just referring to her passion for international travel. Although Quinie’s Instagram account shows she’s visited the Caribbean, the Netherlands and her native Nigeria so far this calendar year, I have to tell you about a shorter jaunt which she didn’t feel the need to document on social media.

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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

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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