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Eddie Cornwallis

Leadership & misplaced anger

Thomas Mulcair doesn’t get it.  Doesn’t get the fact he’s not wanted. He wasn’t wanted six months ago. He’s not wanted now. But the 61-year-old cling-on won’t go away.

Village Blacksmith Diaries

The Village Blacksmith Diaries...

Dear Diary, sorries, I didn’t write ya last week. I was just so dang busy gettin’ ready for me group’s AGM — Annual General Meatin’ I guess des called.
Anyhows, I had a get all gussied up and be dere.

Frank Cameron

Farewell, my fellow Grumpy Old Man

Yet another bright light in our local media community is gone. Harv Stewart died on April 26.

Frank Covers

18
Apr
Former CTV beauty goes west

Former CTV beauty goes west

Good Lord, can it be all of 13 months since the Tina Simpkin Paper of Record last made mention of the former CTV Weatherthingy?

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04
Apr
Cops investigate Halifax West's schoolgirl hooker

Cops investigate Halifax West's schoolgirl hooker

A 15-year-old student at Halifax West High earns extra money by prostituting herself online, according to a trusted source familiar with hallway chatter at the Clayton Park learning emporium.

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Cape Breton Chit Chat

Star hockey player drops the puck on 17 fraud-related charges

Star hockey player Michael Evan Rizzato, 30 (dob: April 10, 1986), of New Waterford will appear in Sydney Provincial Court Wednesday, June 22 for arraignment and/or plea re: 17 fraud-related charges. As a result of his many years working at Burke’s Furniture in Sydney.

Doug Saunders dishes on Frank Cameron

By way of follow-up to Frank & Doug Call A Truce After 15 Years Of Ugly (Frank 738), let me correct a glaring error of my own making.
It wasn’t “15 years of ugly,” it was, in fact “17 years of ugly.” And Doug Saunders did not leave CHNS in 2002. He left in 1998.

Media Madness

Meet the Herald scab who wrote that batshit refugee story

This afternoon, I rang up the province’s newspaper of record and spoke to a reporter there. It wasn’t a long conversation.

Herald heiress Heather's broken heart

They both started at the family firm at age 13. He in 1940, when Europe was set to become a bottomless pit of dismembered limbs and disposable human beings. And prayers left unanswered.

Frank Letters

Those were the days...

Dear Frank: Recently, I found two long forgotten/never worn t-shirts in the back of a drawer, and began wearing them.

Speaking of editors...

Dear Frank: Re: There’s Batcrap Crazy, And Then There’s The Chronicle Herald, by Andrew Douglas, Frank 740.

Urban Undulations

Poor Pearl’s back at square one

If you’ve picked up a newspaper in the past seven years, there’s a good chance you’ve heard the name Pearl Kelly.

Ships hiring starts... there

You wouldn’t believe how hard it is to find good help these days. While the Maritimes may be home to a long tradition of shipbuilding, the builders themselves seem to be in shorter supply than expected, at least by Irving Shipyards.

Speaker's Corner

Ships hiring starts... there

You wouldn’t believe how hard it is to find good help these days. While the Maritimes may be home to a long tradition of shipbuilding, the builders themselves seem to be in shorter supply than expected, at least by Irving Shipyards.

N.S. Liberals hold themselves a Sunny Ways AGM

If you absolutely must spend a few hours surrounded by members of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party, I suggest that you do so on a day that the prime minister is coming to town.

Wanker of the Week

Nova Centre’s Joe Ramia

Argyle Developments head Joe Ramia likely takes forever to get ready in the morning.

Smirking deputy minnie Paul LaFleche

“We’re a bit dismayed when we read in the media that we’re very bad negotiators, and that we’ve been hosed.”

Law & Disorder

Star hockey player drops the puck on 17 fraud-related charges

Star hockey player Michael Evan Rizzato, 30 (dob: April 10, 1986), of New Waterford will appear in Sydney Provincial Court Wednesday, June 22 for arraignment and/or plea re: 17 fraud-related charges. As a result of his many years working at Burke’s Furniture in Sydney.

Judge Del analyzes the shrinks

Although Judge Del Atwood accepts that Amy Hood was afflicted by Bipolar Mood Disorder Type-1 “at some point in time,” he doesn’t believe her defence counsel managed to prove she was suffering it at the time of her offences in 2013.

Guy Pothier

I take the PBS Trump Bubble Test

In 2013, the conservative American political scientist Charles Murray wrote Coming Apart, in which he describes how America is becoming two nations: a relatively (at times very) affluent cosmopolitan economic/cultural/media elite with mostly intact families; and a lower class that is losing good

Speech, speeech!

A couple of columns on the CBC website, by CBC reporter Neil Macdonald and by former Nova Scotia NDP finance minister Graham Steele, speak to the quality and relevance of many current political speeches. As it happens, I have firsthand experience with the process behind government speeches.

Bevboy's Radio Daze

Valley of Fear / South Shore

Good news/bad news for Micro Boutique’s Chris

The legal wranglings between the Town of Wolfville and apartment development company Micro Boutique Living that have been proceeding through the courts at a glacial pace are slowing down even more.

Northern N.S. News

Judge Del analyzes the shrinks

Although Judge Del Atwood accepts that Amy Hood was afflicted by Bipolar Mood Disorder Type-1 “at some point in time,” he doesn’t believe her defence counsel managed to prove she was suffering it at the time of her offences in 2013.