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26
Nov
NSTU's Ghost of Christmas Present

NSTU's Ghost of Christmas Present

There was much uproarious laughter in the Frank Bunker when N.S. Teachers’ Union president Liette Doucet appeared on the Couch Potato News recently saying she hasn’t the foggiest why some elementary schools are holding their annual Christmas concerts in the afternoon this year.

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26
Nov
Dale Madill was in the thick of it

Dale Madill was in the thick of it

And so we say farewell to Dale Madill at the age of 56. I don’t like that age 56 business.
Dale died (people don’t “pass away” in Frankland) at his home in Lewis Lake, down around Tantallon way, on Nov. 19 after years of suffering a congenital thingy which ensured his heart wasn’t able to take on too much stress.
Don’t know exactly what to say about Dale.

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12
Nov
Everybody's best friend Jamie Baillie says goodbye

Everybody's best friend Jamie Baillie says goodbye

By Cliff Boutilier
A man can only take so much. A family can only make so much sacrifice. Endure so much hardship.
Who then can blame Tory Leader Jamie Baillie, 51, for going quietly into that good night after repeated attempts to become premier, but coming up short?
My God, we’re a difficult people to please.

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12
Nov
Social justice wimmin warriors don’t want stinking minimum wage hike

Social justice wimmin warriors don’t want stinking minimum wage hike

You know you’re at a rally for social justice and not, say, a professional wrestling match by how participants in the proceeding are introduced.
Masuma Khan isn’t brought on with chatter about her height and weight. That wouldn’t go down well at all, actually.
But there are certain things that play very well in front of a social justice rally crowd.

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12
Nov
Bill Mont beaks off..

Bill Mont beaks off..

In a recent radio rant, Halifax man about town Bill Mont questioned why everything is being messed up over at the city’s venerable Public Gardens.
He told me over the phone that while staff are doing their best, there are some things that need to be done.
“The flag needs to be replaced, the bandstand needs to be repainted,” he tells me.

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