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Eddie Cornwallis

Arses & elbows & drama & trauma

I don’t know which one I would send into the psychologist’s office first: whack-job Ruth Ellen Brosseau, 32, or glamboy Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, 45.

Village Blacksmith Diaries

The Village Blacksmith Diaries...

Dear diary, Finally’s our work is all done in da Big Chamber. Now I can take more trips and meets more peoples, and flys all over all da world. Use me government credit card more. Lay more reets and important stuff likes that. Think ’bout long forgotten things to apologize fer.

Frank Cameron

Just twin the damn highways, already

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Twin the 100 Series highways before we lose another one.

Frank Covers

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May
CBC boss: find the leaks!

CBC boss: find the leaks!

She’s never been a fan of my organ. But in her mind, there’s a special level of hell reserved for those who furnish Frank Magazine with information.

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16
May
On the frontline at the AJAs

On the frontline at the AJAs

At one point, Frank managing editor Andrew Douglas turned to me. You could see fear in his eyes.
We were boxed in. On the frontlines. Up against the wall at Halifax’s Harbourside Marriott, in a muddy foxhole, surrounded by fashionable eyes-glasses and cocktail dresses. Hostile forces. It was the 2016 edition of the time-honoured (at least since 1981) Atlantic Journalism Awards.

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Cape Breton Chit Chat

A Baddeck make-believe wedding to remember

As weddings go it was as beautiful and elegant as it was make-believe.
Hollywood came to Baddeck, Cape Breton, a pocket-sized, insignificant crossroads in quiet repose, resting sometimes comfortably on the northern shore of the Bras d’Or Lake. Population 750ish.

Meet Jason MacLean

As Joan Jessome takes her last ride into the sunshine list sunset, it’s time to shift our gaze to the new Nova Scotia Government Employees Union prezzie, Jason MacLean.

Media Madness

Trailer Park Boys spoiler alert!

Some news just can’t be un-heard. Some tips, you wish you never got.

Now on CBC Radio: All the poo you can stand

By the time this issue of Frank hits newsstands, CBC Radio One’s exciting new program, The Candy Palmater Show, will have already hit the airwaves.

Frank Letters

Strait Board shenanigans

Dear Frank: It’s high time you updated your readers on what’s happening at the Strait Regional School Board.
The short version: it’s not good, mostly because of the SRSB’s, er, short superintendent, Ford Rice. Us board employees like to call him Minute Rice.

Gangsta-style

Dear Frank: Norma Lee MacLeod’s son David (right)is a good looking fellow, of that there can be no doubt.
But a Leonardo DiCaprio look-alike? I dunno. Put him in a more period-appropriate outfit, and he’d be a ringer for one of the 1920s-era limey gangsters on Peaky Blinders (below).

Urban Undulations

Trailer Park Boys spoiler alert!

Some news just can’t be un-heard. Some tips, you wish you never got.

Fear & Loathing in District 9

When Halifax West Armdale Councillor Linda Mosher went internet domain-squatting at the expense of her electoral opponent, she inadvertently handed Mount Saint Vincent University business professor Shawn Cleary a cudgel with which to bludgeon her.

Speaker's Corner

Meet Jason MacLean

As Joan Jessome takes her last ride into the sunshine list sunset, it’s time to shift our gaze to the new Nova Scotia Government Employees Union prezzie, Jason MacLean.

Pictou Co. amalgamation vote by the number$

Whichever box you ticked in Pictou County’s May 28 amalgamation plebiscite, keep in mind the vote is non-binding.

Wanker of the Week

CBC boss: find the leaks!

She’s never been a fan of my organ. But in her mind, there’s a special level of hell reserved for those who furnish Frank Magazine with information.

Speaker Kevin Murphy

The day after Alfie MacLeod got booted from the legislature by the Speaker of the House while attempting to hold Health Minister Leo Glavine’s feet to the fire on the troubling shortage of doctors in Cape Breton, the veteran Tory MLA appeared on CBC Cape Breton Mainstreet for a chat with hostess

Law & Disorder

Pregnant pause for Amy Hood sentencing?

It looks as if my planned summer day trip to Pictou County in July to attend Amy Hood’s sentencing hearing — perhaps with a stop at Melmerby Beach before returning to Halifax — has been stymied by the naughty former schoolteacher’s legalist, Joel Pink.

Prof’s rape case goes on sabbatical

It will be another six months or more before ousted St. FX professor Behrang Foroughi-Mobarakeh’s sexual assault trial goes ahead.

Guy Pothier

Media echoes & the Justin phenom

Many people in an increasingly complex society have problems explaining what they do for a living.
Remember the scene in The Bonfire of the Vanities where Sherman McCoy is forced by his wife (on whom he has cheated) to explain to his daughter his job as a bond broker.

Edward Cornwallis, British aristo-twit

When you hear the name Edward Cornwallis, what is your first thought?
Today probably, his issuing an edict to pay bounty for aboriginal scalps, an edict that apparently was never acted on. But it has caused Cornwallis, perhaps not quite fairly, to be seen as an advocate of genocide.

Bevboy's Radio Daze

Valley of Fear / South Shore

Valley missing persons mystery: Where is Mark Clarke?

In his youth, Mark Clarke and a couple of his friends would hang out on the front steps of one of the churches in downtown Canning. It was centrally located: close to the convenience store; to a trail; and to the basketball court at the Glooscap Elementary School.

Northern N.S. News

Pregnant pause for Amy Hood sentencing?

It looks as if my planned summer day trip to Pictou County in July to attend Amy Hood’s sentencing hearing — perhaps with a stop at Melmerby Beach before returning to Halifax — has been stymied by the naughty former schoolteacher’s legalist, Joel Pink.