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27
Jun
Ms. Garden Party 2017:  The runners-up...

Ms. Garden Party 2017: The runners-up...

Finally, we come to the closing part of our program, the Benediction, if you will, where we pick Ms. Garden Party 2017.
The level of competition this year was hot. Very hot. Extremely hot.
The judging, as always, is fully subjective. There is no idealized standard for Frankland’s annually awarded Ms. Garden Party of the Year extravaganza.

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27
Jun
Drum roll, and the winner is...

Drum roll, and the winner is...

She speaks English, Polish, Russian and Ukrainian. She’s a singer, an actress, a pianist, a chain smoker, a voice coach, and a free spirit with a masters in marketing from the University of Warsaw.
She is 30-year-old Iryna Gerus, and she is Ms. Garden Party 2017.

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27
Jun
The trouble with Jonathan...

The trouble with Jonathan...

Jonathan Drouin is trouble. Wherever the young hockey player goes you know that trouble and discontent are sure to follow.
So, we have to ask ourselves just why would Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin go out of his way to trade for the somewhat gifted, heavily self-indulgent, 22-year-old ex-Halifax Moosehead?

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26
Jun
Garden Party madness, Liberal Party hypocrisy

Garden Party madness, Liberal Party hypocrisy

If you were in Halifax the afternoon of June 21, the first day of summer, and also National Aboriginal Day, or something like that, the last place you wanted to look for an aboriginal person was on the historic grounds of that ol’ Georgian mansion at 1451 Barrington Street. Also known as Government House.

 

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12
Jun
Election Obituaries

Election Obituaries

Hell hath no fury like a community services minister scorned!
Joanne Bernard, the now former Dartmouth North MLA and cabinet minister, went down in a heap, falling to NDP thespian Susan Leblanc by over 300 votes. Her post-election sit-down with CBC reporter Elizabeth Chiu was quite telling.
To say that Bernard was bitter would be a much restrained interpretation of events.

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