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29
May
Alex J's health scare

Alex J's health scare

As I write this, 9 p.m., Thursday, May 24, broadcast legend Alex J. Walling remains in the Halifax Infirmary recovering from a May 15 heart attack.
I’m not surprised, one, that the man had a heart attack, and, two, that he’s a guy not that easy to get rid of at the tender age of 69.
Walling is an icon in the industry and certainly here at home.

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29
May
Beneficent NSTUers give nod to Graduation

Beneficent NSTUers give nod to Graduation

Despite suggestions to the contrary, Glace Bay High vice-principal Ron MacIntosh insists there will be teacher participation at the school’s coming graduation ceremony the end of June.
“We’ll be there like we always have,” Ron told me, in the absence of principal Tanya Jamieson, who was out for the day.

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29
May
The Tory teachers

The Tory teachers

Oh, what a tangled web it is of Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Party teachers.
My word.
Glace Bay High Principal Tanya Jamieson ($102,323) is the daughter-in-law of longtime local Glace Bay PC warlord Chuck Jamieson, who used to drive for Coca-Cola. I understand the local presidency is now vacant.

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15
May
Death of a Political Salesman

Death of a Political Salesman

Contrary to published reports the late Paul MacEwan, 74, was not Jesus Christ incarnate. But he was one damn hard worker.
The son of a preacher man, Paul died Tuesday afternoon, May 2, in Cape Breton Regional Hospital. In recent years he had been plagued by diabetes and brain aneurysms.

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15
May
Remembering St. Paul: Death of a political salesman

Remembering St. Paul: Death of a political salesman

Monday, May 8 was a tempestuous day for a funeral. Fitting for Paul MacEwan.
About 200 mourners and such scattered the pews at historic Holy Redeemer Church in Whitney Pier for the 45-minute service. An interfaith affair brought to you by Fr. Paul Murphy and Archdeacon Brenda Drake of nearby St. Alban’s Anglican.

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