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31
Mar
Nova Scotia Weather War

Nova Scotia Weather War

Oscar Wilde would, no doubt, put it somewhat like this: “To lose one meteorologist may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.” 
That is precisely the conundrum in which our friends at CBC Nova Scotia currently find themselves. 
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31
Mar
Give me liberty or give me the N.S. Smoke-free Places Act or give me Bob Oxley smoking in the boys’ room...

Give me liberty or give me the N.S. Smoke-free Places Act or give me Bob Oxley smoking in the boys’ room...

Our man Frank Cameron dropped by the other day, bringing with him this unique photograph from the old CHNS radio days featuring legendary announcer Bob Oxley. 
Ironically, I do believe it was on the very same day the so-called “Liberal” government brought in tighter restrictions on when and where you cannot smoke in this godforsaken hellhole. 
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18
Mar
When Elmer MacKay got going down the road

When Elmer MacKay got going down the road

 At the time of this dispatch an influential figure on the Nova Scotia political landscape is in the Intensive Care Unit of the Halifax Infirmary after suffering a heart attack. 
 That said, a brief look back at the political career of Elmer MacKay, 81, doesn’t seem inappropriate. 
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17
Mar
When Elmer MacKay got going down the road

When Elmer MacKay got going down the road

At the time of this dispatch an influential figure on the Nova Scotia political landscape is in the Intensive Care Unit of the Halifax Infirmary after suffering a heart attack. 
 That said, a brief look back at the political career of Elmer MacKay, 81, doesn’t seem inappropriate. 
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17
Mar
The Year of the Tory Pig Dog Near Extinction

The Year of the Tory Pig Dog Near Extinction

 The second Brian Mulroney majority in 1988, as difficult as this may sound to believe, was a harbinger of things to come. That being the near extinction of the federal PC Party in the disastrous 1993 general election. 
 Elmer MacKay, for example, lost a remarkable two-thirds of his majority in Central Nova in ’88. 
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