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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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15
May
No room at Senator Mike's Inn

No room at Senator Mike's Inn

Cape Breton Senator Michael MacDonald is on the defensive after the souring of a business relationship in his hometown of Louisbourg.
Ali Khan, who spent the last year leasing the senator’s tourism business, the Fortress Inn, tells Frank Magazine that the longtime Conservative Party toadie recently locked him out without any notice, and he is out of pocket a pile of money.

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01
May
Strait Soccer missing money mystery

Strait Soccer missing money mystery

It’s always awkward when money goes missing from a community organization. The culture ingrained in many legions, volunteer fire departments and yes, local sports leagues is that if word gets out that someone in their midst has sticky fingers, donations might dry up. When in fact, what they fail to realize is that it’s much worse if people discover that the malfeasance was covered up.

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18
Apr
Driving the Cape Breton cops crazy, Saudi-style

Driving the Cape Breton cops crazy, Saudi-style

The N.S. Public Prosecution Service has a Saudi national’s nether regions on the chopping block, and CBRP couldn’t be happier about it, I understand. You can’t exactly blame them.

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