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07
Mar
Viola & Rosa both said enough is enough

Viola & Rosa both said enough is enough

How racist was New Glasgow, my hometown, back in Viola Desmond’s day? Well, it wasn’t just the Roseland Theatre that had rules restricting blacks.

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22
Feb
Fond memories, from one  golden throated relic to another

Fond memories, from one golden throated relic to another

I got a note the other day from Mike Duffy — yes, that Mike Duffy — telling me that a mutual friend was very sick in hospital.
That would be George McLean, former weekend anchor of The National. I love George McLean. When I was hanging my hat in Halifax with the CBC, George was in Toronto working weekends on The National while Lloyd Robertson worked weeknights.

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08
Feb
On pills, paintings & meatballs

On pills, paintings & meatballs

A few years ago, I was forced to enroll in the Senior’s Pharmacare program.
I had a perfectly good drug plan through the CBC which served me well, but I still had to join Senior’s Pharmacare when I hit 65.

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25
Jan
Those were the days: Remembering Gentleman Graham Dennis’s Christmas turkeys, a thriving Downtown Halifax, and Easter eggs at Easter

Those were the days: Remembering Gentleman Graham Dennis’s Christmas turkeys, a thriving Downtown Halifax, and Easter eggs at Easter

The Halifax Chronicle Herald is 140 years old. Management at the Herald is 150 years old. Or, it seems that way.

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11
Jan
Charting a way to stronger tourism

Charting a way to stronger tourism

I went to the mall with my granddaughter just after Christmas.

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