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18
Sep
News from Cape Breton news...

News from Cape Breton news...

Five months after Herald heiress Sarah Dennis and her hubby Mark Lever bought up all of Quebec flyer-printing company Transcontinental’s Atlantic Canada newspaper assets, some unionized toilers at the Cape Breton Post are actually finding they have one or two kind things to say about their new bosses.

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18
Sep
Death of a Liberal Godfather

Death of a Liberal Godfather

To die at 96 years of age is to die at a ripe old age. That’s a life well-lived.
So, we say goodbye to Allan J. MacEachen who served, as they like to say, Cape Breton, the country and the Liberal Party for decades. Going back to the ’50s and Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent. Uncle Louie.

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18
Sep
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia: the town without a rink

Glace Bay, Nova Scotia: the town without a rink

I never met a politician I didn’t like.
For the most part, almost to a man or woman, they bask in the perks of office, piling up their pensionable time, gleefully making themselves available for their next photo-op. All else is  secondary.
Photo-ops are paramount in the lives of pampered politicians. They take priority over all else.

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18
Sep
Jeremy Akerman

Jeremy Akerman

Former Nova Scotia N-Dipper leader Jeremy Akerman didn’t have a lot of doings with Allan J. MacEachen.
But he does recall the second time he met the “Godfather of Cape Breton.”

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21
Aug
Sydney doc's bad day

Sydney doc's bad day

Cape Breton emergency room physician Dr. Queenette “Quinie” Asuquo is a woman on the move. And I’m not just referring to her passion for international travel. Although Quinie’s Instagram account shows she’s visited the Caribbean, the Netherlands and her native Nigeria so far this calendar year, I have to tell you about a shorter jaunt which she didn’t feel the need to document on social media.

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