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Feb
Peter Stoffer & the etiquette of the new norm

Peter Stoffer & the etiquette of the new norm

In June of 1995, thanks largely to the persistence a Cape Bretoner, then Cape Breton MP David Dingwall, Halifax played host to the world as the G7 Summit came to town.
If any Liberal cabinet minister had the ear of then prime minister Jean Chretien, it was the scrappy and single-minded Dingwall.
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18
Feb
Talented & fragrant Tory gives AGM a miss

Talented & fragrant Tory gives AGM a miss

An uncomfortable murmur made its way through the crowd when Tory Pig Dog elder statesman John Hamm first mentioned Jamie Baillie’s name from the podium while addressing the party’s AGM the other night.
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18
Feb
The Mayor of Spring Garden Road gets a well-deserved sendoff

The Mayor of Spring Garden Road gets a well-deserved sendoff

“Forget your lust for the rich man’s gold
All that you need is in your soul
And you can do this, Oh baby, if you try
All that I want for you, my son, is to be
satisfied...”
— Simple Man, by Lynyrd Skynyrd
 
“The Mayor of Spring Garden Road” was laid to rest Saturday, February 3.
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18
Feb
February 24, 1979: Disaster at the No. 26

February 24, 1979: Disaster at the No. 26

 
It gets lost in the shadow of the Westray Mine Disaster, but no one should ever forget when tragedy struck nearly 40 years ago in the early morning hours of February 24, 1979.
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18
Feb
Car crash couple offer words of advice

Car crash couple offer words of advice

A P.E.I. couple say they’re keeping their options open after their case was dismissed last  December in a Nova Scotia court.
I told you in Frank 785 about the poor Creswells, who were in a car accident in Calais, Maine in 1999. They sued for damages, but the case kept being put off.
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