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Jul
Joe Howe is spinning in his grave over the Proud Boys thingy

Joe Howe is spinning in his grave over the Proud Boys thingy

Regrettably, I can’t pinpoint exactly when it happened. But it has happened. At some point media in this province decided that’s it no longer kosher for media to do its job. At some point our dear friends in the mainstream media, reporters, editors, hosts, producers, associate producers, assignment editors, decided to mail it in.

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10
Jul
Saying goodbye to Denyse Sibley

Saying goodbye to Denyse Sibley

They’re quite the pair, really. They just bumble about from one bright idea to the next bright idea. Why, if they were a radio comedy act they would surely rival such legendary comedy acts as Amos ’n’ Andy and Abbott & Costello. But, wait. They are in radio. I speak, of course, of Maritime Broadcasting Ltd. organ grinder Bob Pace and his loyal dancing monkey hatchet-man Garry Barker.

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10
Jul
Don Connolly & the Info AM Chocolate Factory

Don Connolly & the Info AM Chocolate Factory

DON CONNOLLY: Good morning and welcome to Information Morning for Friday, June 30. It’s... LOUISE RENAULT: It’s our annual birthday bash! DON CONNOLLY: We’re here at the Ruth Goldbloom Memorial Come-From-Away Mausoleum & Tourist Trap to celebrate 47 glorious years of Information Morning. LOUISE RENAULT: And to celebrate Canada 150, too! SANDY SMITH: Happy Canada Day, Don!

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10
Jul
Stabbing death of 81-year-old Newt Boutilier remains unsolved almost 50 years later... ...and then there were those other killings

Stabbing death of 81-year-old Newt Boutilier remains unsolved almost 50 years later... ...and then there were those other killings

The Chronicle Herald headline for Monday, January 9, 1968 practically screamed: Mounting Evidence Links 3 Unsolved Murders in N.S. I was at the Archives to research the Newton “Newt” Harold Boutilier murder, which had occurred Saturday night, the 7th. I had originally written down the 2nd, and that’s how I found out about the Dartmouth Mystery Man, who I’ve written about previously in Frank.

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10
Jul

Was it A.J. or was it Memorex?

I was as shocked as everyone else who knows him to learn back in mid-May that the irascible Alex J. Walling had been taken to hospital after suffering a heart attack. Walling had never struck me as the type who would allow himself to be felled by something so mundane. I mean seriously, folks, we’re talking about Alex J. Appalling here, the Mouth That Roared, the one and only Alex J. Arrogance.

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