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Eddie Cornwallis

Indian Wars: The Chequebook Campaign

I see where the natives are getting restless again.

Guy Pothier

What do we really know about Hillary?

Hillary Rodham Clinton was born in 1947. Should she become the U.S. president in January 2017, she will be nearly 70. So was Ronald Reagan when he became President. Therein is an obvious irony.

Frank Cameron

Ron Roberts and the good ol’ days

At 81, Ron Roberts is six years older than me and it seems I’ve known him forever. Ron has a “radio” name. It rolls off the tongue. Ron Roberts, the “rotund one,” as he called himself back in the days when radio was personality driven
and not run by computers.

Frank Covers

28
Aug
The strange and costly case of Communications Nova Scotia

The strange and costly case of Communications Nova Scotia

“Communications Nova Scotia needs to be more than cut. It needs a complete overhaul.”
— Andrew Younger, Liberal
opposition critic, March 2013.

“The inherent danger with Communications Nova Scotia is bureaucratic creep.”
— Dr. Patricia Ripley, Nova Scotia’s top civil servant, March 1999.

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11
Aug
Why does Shania Twain hate Nova Scotia?

Why does Shania Twain hate Nova Scotia?

Uber-Mega-Superstar Shania Twain must really have a hate on for Nova Scotia. I mean it’s obvious. Call me paranoid if you want, but figure this one out. Don’t be stupid.

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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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Cape Breton Chit Chat

CBU paypacks

Cape Breton University has come a long way since its humble beginnings as Xavier Junior College, the Sydney-based extension department of St. FX University, in 1951.

Dion, tabbacky goobers & the locals

Further to my piece last time out regarding Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf and the difficulty he recently experienced in Inverness, an eyewitness to the incident says the $6.5 million/per defenceman was pretty much being a total dick prior to police being called to a bar at the Cabot Links Golf Resor

Media Madness

The strange and costly case of Communications Nova Scotia

“Communications Nova Scotia needs to be more than cut. It needs a complete overhaul.”
— Andrew Younger, Liberal opposition critic, March 2013.

The importance of horizontal thinking

So, let’s see, shall we, just what are we getting for our tax dollars at Communications Nova Scotia.
Well, for one, we’re getting experts in bafflegab, like director/mouthpuppet Celeste Sulliman.

Frank Letters

Picturing Pictou

Dear Frank: I am currently doing a series of “what if” photos regarding the situation we are dealing with in Pictou County and the blatant disregard for public health and safety by the owners of Northern Pulp.

Frank makes a splash

Dear Frank: Re: Denyse’s Dog Days of Summer, Frank 695, by Cliff Boutilier
The whole thing is hilarious. So funny. Should I send Yogi out of town til the dust settles around his new-found fame?
Sorry I couldn’t have offered you something of more substance (LOL).

Urban Undulations

Tom & John’s airport extras

I was relieved to discover that longtime Dalhousie president Tom Traves, who retired from the post in 2013 after 18 years on the job, won’t have to rely solely on $885,000 worth of severance income due to him over the next two years. That would be crazy!

On a Sunday morning Spring Garden Road sidewalk...

For the most part panhandlers on Halifax’s Spring Garden Road are a passive lot. Maybe, one or two can get in your face from time to time. Nothing serious.

Speaker's Corner

The strange and costly case of Communications Nova Scotia

“Communications Nova Scotia needs to be more than cut. It needs a complete overhaul.”
— Andrew Younger, Liberal opposition critic, March 2013.

The importance of horizontal thinking

So, let’s see, shall we, just what are we getting for our tax dollars at Communications Nova Scotia.
Well, for one, we’re getting experts in bafflegab, like director/mouthpuppet Celeste Sulliman.

Wanker of the Week

Why does Shania Twain hate Nova Scotia?

Uber-Mega-Superstar Shania Twain must really have a hate on for Nova Scotia. I mean it’s obvious. Call me paranoid if you want, but figure this one out. Don’t be stupid.

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.

Law & Disorder

Judge makes magician's appeal disappear

Mister J has been denied leave to appeal.

Shades of Abu Ghraib in Pictou County

According to a trusted source, there is a video in the possession of Stellarton Police Constable Chris Pond that might just end up causing him a lot of trouble. It’s not a sex tape, but he probably wishes it was.

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

Girls Gone Wild, Kings County style

And the Buckeye Newshawk Award goes to... the deserving staff of the Kings County Register, whose excited Acadian Axewomen gained the Transcontinental-owned press a nomination for the Best Canadian Front Pages competition.

Northern N.S. News

How much is that imaginary doggy in the window?

Being in business is not for the faint of heart. Success one day does not guarantee success the next. Even the hottest brands can burn out. What if I told you, in 2000, that Blockbuster Video had barely a decade left in it?