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Eddie Cornwallis

Dear nursing profession: Go get dressed, then we’ll talk, OK?

Don’t get me wrong, I like nurses. Like them a lot. Liked them a tad better back in the day when they wore taut white stockings, tight white skirts, and their little white, black-banded caps - brightly bleached, stiffly starched at crisp 90 degree angles, and not a bobbypin to be seen.

Guy Pothier

Great quarter truths in literature

John Fraser was one of the most independently minded members of the Dal English department from 1961 through 1993 (and one of my favourite professors). He has continued to display his critical cast of mind in his website.

Frank Cameron

Polls & pot

Everyone on the planet — except for the Conservatives, of course — is tearing the proposed Fair Elections Act to shreds. And rightfully so. But I’m hearing little, if anything, about what I consider to be one of the most galling aspects of the thing.

Frank Covers

07
Apr
Steve vs Dan & Nimbus

Steve vs Dan & Nimbus

In the television news biz, i.e., the picture business, nobody is happy until the news anchor is happy, and if the news anchor ain’t happy, then, baby, ain’t nobody gonna be happy. Believe me.
Best then to keep Steve Murphy happy, I’d say.

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24
Mar
48 Triple ‘D’ delight dishes on Duffy

48 Triple ‘D’ delight dishes on Duffy

Sometimes charming. Sometimes funny. But mostly cheap, crude, loud, rude, insensitive, deceitful, and very drunk.
That’s basically how Natalie Pollock remembers disgraced Senator Mike Duffy from the time they spent together back in the 80s/90s, when Duffy was still doing his television news thingy. Before he truly  went mad.

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10
Mar
The story behind Joe Shannon's illegitimate grandchild

The story behind Joe Shannon's illegitimate grandchild

Ruth Shannon, wife of Cape Breton trucking mogul Joe Shannon, died February 23 at their Long Point, Inverness County family estate.

She would’ve turned 71 on March 26. 

Whitney Pier native Ruth gave Joe five children — Joel, Mark, Bruce, Jennifer and Jason — who in turn produced 14 grandchildren, whom Ruth, according to her obit, loved “as if they were her own”:

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Cape Breton Chit Chat

Fun and games on the air

Morning radio guys, those wacky buggers, just what will they cook up next?
Whether they’re rhyming off Chuck Norris jokes or riffing on National Talk Like a Pirate Day, there’s never a dull moment between 6 and 10 a.m., from Monday to Friday.

Vince Hall goes in early and burly

Though the next Halifax municipal election more than two years away, former CBRM councillor and mayoral hopeful Vince Hall has already thrown his hat into the ring.

Media Madness

Yup, now we’re Frankcasting

Do you know what a podcast is?
If you’re like me, up until very recently, you might’ve had a very abstract definition in mind. Like, a podcast is something that Jian Ghomeshi has on the internet.

Calling Dr. Phil

Five years after Mary Elizabeth McNeil appeared on Dr. Phil to discuss her boozy exploits on an episode devoted to internet mistakes (Frank 525), Mary’s younger brother is accused of making some internet mistakes of his own.

Frank Letters

Fred thanks Frank

Dear Frank: Re: Connors Clan Says Farewell To Father Al, by Jade Nauss, Frank 684.
I would like to thank you for this. Please do not hesitate to poke fun of me in the future. I am OK.

Way to say it

Dear Amanda: This morning I read your open letter to Leo Glavine. I wanted to thank you for writing this letter and showing empathy for those who have issues that Leo Glavine dismissed.

Urban Undulations

Gone & back again

Blink, and you may have missed the momentary disappearance of the MacInnis real estate empire.

Anton’s last McNab’s Island hurrah

Former Deifenbunker owner Anton Self is on the verge of losing yet another property.

Speaker's Corner

Heard the one about...?

I wasn’t able to catch up with the man himself before presstime, but I remain intrigued by word that Halifax rental property guru/musician Rob Sanford is the recent recipient of a windfall courtesy of the Government of Canada.

The great Stellarton land flip

Many Stellarton residents are wondering why it took slapping Mayor Joe Gennoe and his son James with a Supreme Court lawsuit for them to figure out that James didn’t want the property he had just purchased at a public auction.  

Wanker of the Week

Wanker, er, Wekerle of the week

It’s been more than two years since Bay Street golden boy Mike Wekerle entertained me with his drunken antics at a charity roast in Halifax on June 15, 2011 (Frank 614). 

Wanker of the Week: those lousy politicians

The problem with voting is that no matter who wins, nothing changes. 

Law & Disorder

Calling Dr. Phil

Five years after Mary Elizabeth McNeil appeared on Dr. Phil to discuss her boozy exploits on an episode devoted to internet mistakes (Frank 525), Mary’s younger brother is accused of making some internet mistakes of his own.

Sandy shrugs off Dick’s proximity

In case you’re wondering — and I know you are — Bridgewater Councillor Sandra Mailman says she’s not a bit intimidated that her former beau is now hanging his hat in an apartment just a hop, skip and a punch jump away from her 9 Streatch Drive, Bridgewater abode.

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

Holy Cow! News from Windsor Baptist

“I don’t like Frank Magazine, that’s why,” says Senior Pastor Rev. Jeffrey White by way of explanation while refusing to speak with this humble reporter.

Northern N.S. News

The great Stellarton land flip

Many Stellarton residents are wondering why it took slapping Mayor Joe Gennoe and his son James with a Supreme Court lawsuit for them to figure out that James didn’t want the property he had just purchased at a public auction.