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27
Jun

Plenty of Snow Days for one wee tyke, er, Pike

There’s nothing like a private prosecution between a small family of four, a bus driving couple of two, a cranky Crown and a school board that would really rather not have to deal with any of them.
The convoluted journey is, however, leading them straight down a path to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia.

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12
Jun
Searching for redemption in Glace Bay

Searching for redemption in Glace Bay

The crammed parking lot of the old Sears outlet at 54 McKeen Street hinted at the gravity of the situation. Was it another exciting edition of Cape Breton Idol, or just another ho-hum provincial election night? Or, perhaps, a bit of both?
Local boy Geoff MacLellan was up for re-election and Glace Bay’s Liberal partisans came out to cheer their hometown hero.

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12
Jun
What the clown did

What the clown did

Dale “Klutzy the Clown” Rancourt, 51, doesn’t come off as someone who would do well in prison.
Currently warehoused in a federal penitentiary serving two years for multiple counts of sexual assault againat a teenaged girl, an agreed statement of facts depicts the sex offender blubbering on the telephone during a conversation with his victim.

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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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