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31
Mar
Maritime musical weather chairs

Maritime musical weather chairs

As I heard the news that Kalin Mitchell was jumping ship from the CBC and going up to toil in that former milk plant on Robie Street that now houses CTV, it started me thinking (a dangerous thing! — ed.). 
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17
Mar
How I learned to love them, yeah, yeah, yeah!

How I learned to love them, yeah, yeah, yeah!

It was Labour Day weekend, 1964. 
Twenty-four people including myself and my first wife Diane, along with Orville Pulsifer Jr. and his wife Ruth, and 20 teenagers boarded an Air Canada Vanguard and flew off to Toronto to watch the Beatles in concert at Maple Leaf Gardens, in the heart of Hogtown. 
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04
Mar
Another Winter Olympics has come and gone

Another Winter Olympics has come and gone

Some random thoughts about the Pyeongchang Games:
 
l The International Ice Hockey Federation needs to get rid of the shootout. Immediately.
You should know I’d still be saying this if the 2018 women’s Olympic hockey results were reversed, and the Canadian women got the gold.
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18
Feb
Buying local? Frank does it in Dartmouth

Buying local? Frank does it in Dartmouth

There’s a new shop just opened on Portland Street called New Scotland Clothing. Owned by two guys who grew up in the Dartmouth/Waverley area, it’s part of the growing list of small businesses in Downtown Dartmouth.
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04
Feb
Thank you for your  service!

Thank you for your service!

Finally, the venerable Sea King has retired. They had a fly past the other week featuring the trusty old choppers, patched with parts from the dead ones and a few new ones from Sikorsky.
The Sea King has a history of landing on bobbing Navy ships, and sometimes farmers fields and parking lots when the aircraft were having mechanical problems.

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