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Eddie Cornwallis

Eddie lets his fingers do the walking...

When I find a heavy dose of the Asperger’s coming on I usually embark on an interminable bender, or take to a large book. Cost-driven these days, I prefer the large book route.

Guy Pothier

The mirage of proportional rep

Many believe that our current first past the post electoral system, where you win if you have just one vote more than any of your opponents, is a serious flaw in our democratic system.

Frank Cameron

On the road with Chris & Frank

My wife and I recently went on a road trip to my home town of New Glasgow and beyond. If I may I’d like to offer my observations.

Frank Covers

28
Jul
The Supreme Court judge’s dad and The Boys in the Band

The Supreme Court judge’s dad and The Boys in the Band

December 25, 1977 — what was to be a green, and rather wet, Christmas in Inverness County — was barely an hour old.  
Parishioners were filing out of midnight Mass at St. Margaret’s on West Bay Road to the strains of the final hymn —the Battle Hymn of the Republic, no less —when the organist abruptly stopped. An unsettling thud was heard by those still inside the church.

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14
Jul
Schmoozing with Nate

Schmoozing with Nate

A fellah never knows what, or who, he going to run into on Halifax’s Grafton Street the morning after bouncers at the downtown bars have kicked the last patron in the face with their army boots.
Yep, 10 a.m. sure pales in comparison with 10 p.m. But all for the better, mind you.

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30
Jun
Linden MacIntyre on Harper's respect deficit

Linden MacIntyre on Harper's respect deficit

I remember a guy named Stephen Harper from a previous lifetime, a pointy-headed fellow who was dabbling in economics and political theory.
Those were heady days back in the early ’80s at the University of Calgary. Professors Tom Flanagan, Barry Cooper and Antigonish’s own Don Barry were leading a credible political science department.

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Cape Breton Chit Chat

So who owns the Crown Jewel Resort?

Baddeck businessman Nahman Korem has apparently — somehow — bought back his failed Crown Jewel Resort, news that’s quite interesting for a couple of reasons.

N.S, Supreme Court Justice's dad molested us - sources

December 25, 1977 — what was to be a green, and rather wet, Christmas in Inverness County — was barely an hour old.  

Media Madness

Easiest scoop ever

Pre-internet and 24-hour news cycle, two weeks was a long time to wait in between editions of Frank Magazine. In 2014, it’s an eternity.

Denyse’s dog days of summer

The talented and fragrant Denyse Sibley, Queen of Country Music at FX101.9, tells me she does it every day in the summertime. But she never does it naked, and most days she does it with Yogi.

Frank Letters

Call to action

Dear Frank: Re: From Twerp to Tyrant, by Eddie Cornwallis, Frank 693.

Frankland fan mail

Dear Frank: Attention: Andrew Douglas
You are an idiot. Just read one of your rants, and it shows how much of an idiot you are.
David Ryan, via email

Urban Undulations

Cliff’s in a pickle with herhonour

OK, here’s the scoop: if a masked man (or woman! — ed.) came to your door and demanded three pickles off your Subway sandwich or your life, unless you were really, really hungry, you’d likely turn over the three pickles, right? No harm, no foul.

Here I don’t stand! Schism at the Basilica

The new priest on the block at Halifax’s Saint Mary’s Cathedral Basilica is ruffling a few feathers in the flock.

Speaker's Corner

Onwards & upwards for Becky Kent

Becky Kent, the former Dipper MLA for Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage, usurped in 2013 by the red team’s Joyce Treen, has a new professional designation. Well, two actually.

It’s Cambridge Airport, not Waterville, dammit!

Apparently intent on sabotaging any chance at remaining in power following the next election, Kings County Council, led by master of dissembling chatter, CAO “Honest” Tom MacEwan and heiress to the Brothers pepperoni fortune, Warden “Dirty” Diana Brothers, continue to outdo themselves.

Wanker of the Week

N.S. Liberal excuses

In their rush to ensure they had a Yarmouth ferry deal to present to voters going to the polls last fall, the previous NDP government struck a preliminary deal with ferry operator STM Quest to re-start ferry service between Nova Scotia and Maine the following spring.

Wankers of the Week: Nova Scotia Power ratepayers

Dear Nova Scotia Power Ratepayer:
You poor dumb bastard, you just don’t get it. We charge you the highest electricity rates in the country, some of the highest rates in North America, then you turn around, and get your nose out of joint, when we don’t supply the damn stuff.

Law & Disorder

Easiest scoop ever

Pre-internet and 24-hour news cycle, two weeks was a long time to wait in between editions of Frank Magazine. In 2014, it’s an eternity.

Archery club misses financial bullseye

The Glooscap Archery Club is no more. Long live the Glooscap Heritage Archery Association!
The oldest archery group in Nova Scotia closed up shop sometime in late 2013, after more than 50 years of filling the woods near Windsor with projectiles.

Let Them Swill Cake

Teacher's paypacks at Millwood High

Millwood High School
(36 teachers/609 students)

Morrison, Joseph (Principal)    $96,128
Burton, Catharine (VP)    $86,791
Broomhead, Leslie (VP)    $86,650
Frost, Grant    $85,044
Devitt, Brenda    $82,745
Boisoli, Amanda    $81,198

Teachers’ paypacks at Prince Andrew High

Prince Andrew High School
(47 teachers; 984 students)
MacKinnon, Gregory (Prin.)    $101,485
Amaral, Lee Anne (VP)    $92,411
Abidi, Soheal (VP)    $86,561
Roberts-Regan, Debra    $84,331
Stewart, John    $81,694

Frankland Reports

Valley of Fear / South Shore

It’s Cambridge Airport, not Waterville, dammit!

Apparently intent on sabotaging any chance at remaining in power following the next election, Kings County Council, led by master of dissembling chatter, CAO “Honest” Tom MacEwan and heiress to the Brothers pepperoni fortune, Warden “Dirty” Diana Brothers, continue to outdo themselves.

Northern N.S. News

An insider’s notes on the CRDA system

It may take a village to raise a child, but it only took a co-operative collection of office clerks and board members to aid and abet.
That’s the word from Roger Gerrard, who worked closely with Rhonda Kelly & Co at their Cumberland County economic development office.