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10
Jun
The Three Tragic Musketeers

The Three Tragic Musketeers

They thought of themselves as the Three Musketeers. Three teenage girls working the Hollis Street stroll in the mid 1980s. Two of them were murdered more than 30 years ago. I’ve got the other one on the phone with me right now.
“I think about Tina every day,” the woman tells me.
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10
Jun
Prodigal camera returns!

Prodigal camera returns!

So enraptured was I (he admitted sheepishly — ed.) by the Liberal Party of Canada holding its 2018 Annual General Meeting in Halifax back in late April that when it came time, sadly, to pack up the mule and leave the new, white elephant convention centre that I found myself short one Frankland camera.
And so the journey began.
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08
Jun
Remembering Brenda

Remembering Brenda

Before the Three Musketeers, there was the Foster Sisters.
Tina Marie Barron and Brenda Lee Garside met at the school for girls in Truro and became fast friends.
By pure coincidence, the two of them are buried side-by-side, at the Gates of Heaven Cemetery in Lower Sackville.
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08
Jun

A hard life from every direction

Annette tells me she got involved in prostitution because she once made the mistake of hitchhiking from her home in the eastern part of the province, to Halifax. The man who picked her up beat her and trafficked her into the seedy world of sex work.
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08
Jun

Thank heavens for little...demigirls

Service Nova Scotia is apparently looking at ways of being more inclusive, or something. Last month, the powers that be held a private session to discuss all these different genders people seem to be discovering, and how to incorporate them into day-to-day operations.
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