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Eddie Cornwallis

A v. Merry Xmas to Mr. Glen Assoun

Merry Xmas everybody. I love writing that — Merry Xmas. Yes, Merry Xmas, and I mean that in the most possible all-inclusive sense!!!

Village Blacksmith Diaries

The Village Blacksmith Diaries

Dear Diary, Just a short note to say Merry Xmas, and thanks for being here for me this past year.
And speaking of thank-you’s, did you see that advertisement telling us that “Nova Scotia health care workers have been through a lot lately...”

Frank Cameron

Don’t call me... and I won’t call you names

It all started at a 250 watt radio station. Wait a minute, that’s not correct. This isn’t about me, it’s about Bell and how they screw us daily.
Alexander Graham Bell invented the practical telephone in 1876. It was the marvel of the day.

Frank Covers

01
Dec
Sarah Dennis family rift

Sarah Dennis family rift

Forgive me for being so bold, but I would like the Dennis Family to know I am making myself fully available to them over the holidays should they need me to fill a vacancy ’round the ol’ Bloomingdale Terrace dining table.
Not, to worry, folks, I’m here to be your all purpose stand-in. It’s OK, it’s OK, I know what I’m doing...

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17
Nov
Good news, bad news for Tina’s ex

Good news, bad news for Tina’s ex

I’m happy to report  high flying Jay Hasson, ex of former CTV weatherthingy Tina Simpkin, has a new gal-pal and a new court date.
The loan-dodging helicopter pilot who was going to do great things with his flash-in-the-pan East Coast Airways will now, one suspects, put on a great performance when he’s scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court on December 19.

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Cape Breton Chit Chat

Cape Breton, meet Rambo...

While folks up Glace Bay way have welcomed the news of the 75% purchase of the Donkin Mine from Morien by Cline Group subsidiary Kameron Collieries, some folks from Wisconsin might suggest a bit of caution.

Senator Cecil Phillip Clarke...?

What do you think? Does it have a bit of a ring to it, or not?

Yes, folks, it’s that time of year again when Canadian prime ministers like to dish out the Senate seat goodies.

Media Madness

An Xmas home invasion and love story

’TWAS the night before Xmas, when all thru the province
Nova Scotians sat quietly questioning their conscience.
What had they done to deserve such a fate?
Santa wasn’t coming and the hour was late.
Yes, what had they done for such disaster to court?

I’m completely confused

Language usage changes over time. It evolves.

Frank Letters

Lest we forget to go visit a vet

Dear Frank: I have long felt deep-seated compassion for our veterans, but this has further been imbedded in my being with the admittance of my father to Camp Hill Veterans Hospital.

Who’s that gal?

Dear Frank: Surely the photo at the bottom right-hand corner of Page 19 (Frank 703) must be none other than Halifax’s forrer Liberal MP Mary Clancy!
Billy Bob, Halifax

Urban Undulations

Cyber-bullying & more cyber-bullying

One further twist in the continuing Anton Self vs. Jonathan Baha’i legal drama (Frank 703, 704) to tell you about.

East Coast, er, Costa Rica Lifestyle

To say it has been a bit of a whirlwind of a year for Halifax local and Acadia University grad Alex MacLean would be a decent understatment.

Speaker's Corner

And the band finances played on...

Ever find yourself with a burning curiousity about native band finances and about four hours to kill? No? Well how about just the former? If so, you’re in luck.

Chief Janette beats Chief Deb in Indian paypack derby

A few years back, a couple of real spoil sports at the Acadia First Nation decided that Chief Deborah Robinson was getting a little too much fun money in her more than $400,000 pay package.

Wanker of the Week

Wanker of the Week: East Coast Lifestyle

It’s a brand, but it’s supposedly so much more than that.
November 29, East Coast Lifestyle took to its Facebook page to announce that Black Friday saw the biggest day of sales in the company’s short history

Wanker of the Week: Mark Lever, Herald CEO

Did you happen to tune into the Rick Howe Show on November 26?

Law & Disorder

Stellarton Legion pilfering probed

Stellarton Town Police are investigating alleged financial impropriety at the town’s Legion.

Barman back out West

Things may have gotten a little quieter at the King’s Corner in Bridgewater recently. The bar, formerly known as Tops’l Tavern, has temporarily lost the security (and other stuff) offered by Mike Habib, partner to the watering-hole’s owner/operator Sharon Saulnier.

Guy Pothier

A little perspective on Halifax’s heritage

The City of Halifax began in 1749 with a grid of streets bounded roughly by the harbour on the east; Citadel Hill on the west; Spring Garden Road on the south; and what is now Scotia Square on the north.

Is there a centre any more?

It is now almost a commonplace to say that we are becoming a more polarized society. More and more, organizations, factions and interest groups believe that they are being pushed to the margins of social and media attention.

Bevboy's Radio Daze

Valley of Fear / South Shore

Barman back out West

Things may have gotten a little quieter at the King’s Corner in Bridgewater recently. The bar, formerly known as Tops’l Tavern, has temporarily lost the security (and other stuff) offered by Mike Habib, partner to the watering-hole’s owner/operator Sharon Saulnier.

Northern N.S. News

Stellarton Legion pilfering probed

Stellarton Town Police are investigating alleged financial impropriety at the town’s Legion.