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28
Nov

Frank sez: Buy low, sell high

One of the joys of being a grunt in the Frank Bunker is that the mysterious ups and downs of high finance and the stock markets wash blissfully over our hunkered shoulders as we grub in our tattered back-packs for enough nickels and dimes to go down to Timmy’s.

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28
Nov
Remembering Fergy

Remembering Fergy

It was 1958 when my folks bought a television set. Not only was the RCA black and white job the first one to enter our house, it was the first one on the block. Which meant that the entire neighbourhood took up residence in our living room every Saturday for Hockey Night in Canada.

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14
Nov
HRM council swearing-in slapstick

HRM council swearing-in slapstick

When O Canada began playing and members in the small audience jumped to their feet in a fine exhibition of situational patriotism, the honoured guests on stage at the front of the garden shed-sized auditorium didn’t quite know what to do with themselves. It seemed nothing had prepared them for such a moment of grandeur, the playing of the Canadian national anthem.

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14
Nov
Teachers prepare for the breadline: please sir, can I have some more (of your money)?

Teachers prepare for the breadline: please sir, can I have some more (of your money)?

Our children spend 13 years in the Nova Scotia public education system. They are pushed through. They graduate after all those years of daycare not knowing how to add two & two, and the only two words in the English language they can readily deploy are “like, awesome.” No matter. Our kids are used to getting what they want. They feel entitled.
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14
Nov
Brenden & Biz Commish have a conscious uncoupling

Brenden & Biz Commish have a conscious uncoupling

You will be relieved to hear that there is nothing, not one iota of truth to rumours that former Downtown Halifax Business Commission marketing thingy Brenden Sommerhalder was fired from his gig there earlier this month.
Reached via cellphone just before my deadline, Brenden assures me his departure was a mutual decision.   

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