The ratings for CBC Nova Scotia News at Six are trending in the wrong direction. This, as co-hosts Tom Murphy and Amy Smith ready themselves for a trip to Toronto having been nominated for a Canadian Screen Award as best local news anchors.
At the recent Conservative Party leadership debate at Halifax’s Westin Hotel, I looked on in disbelief as Opposition Leader Jamie Baillie drifted in and out of deep REM sleep.
At one point I thought Baillie was merely looking down into a hand-held electronic device. But no, upon further review, the Jamie Baillie eyes were completely shut and the hands completely empty.
Halifax political watchers know that Leah Batstone, 24, is the former News 95.7 toiler who’s traded her journalism hat for a political fartcatcher role with the Tory Pig Dogs. But others know her as a piece of armcandy involved in a messy marital meltdown.
All’s well that ends well, I guess.
One of the parents who called the Chronicle Herald to complain about Syrian refugees bullying children on the playground at a Spryfield-area elementary school says that the situation at Chebucto Heights Elementary has improved dramatically since then.
“All the kids are friends now,” Melissa “Missy” Lewis tells me.
Whenever I went out on location to shoot a feature on an athlete or personality, I always endeavoured to tell that person’s story.
I never thought it was a good idea — and I still don’t — for sportscasters to attempt to turn the spotlight on themselves rather than on the individual who’d attracted them to the gym or the rink or the playing field in the first place.
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