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21
Aug

Global TV toilers hope to stave off strike

In the wake of the Chronicle Herald strike settlement, unionized Global TV workers hope efforts to keep them off the picket lines will be successful. On-air personalities and journalists from Global could be on strike if mediation later this month does not work out in the Montreal office.

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21
Aug
Keep calm and carry on... paying our salaries!

Keep calm and carry on... paying our salaries!

Way back when I went to journalism school, we did a PR/Communications course. It was a part of the curriculum at the Ontario J-school, and it showed us where we might want to take our newly acquired skills if we decided menial pay, long hours and having no friends or family life just weren’t for us.

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21
Aug
Behind the Company House's downfall

Behind the Company House's downfall

“I don’t know all the facts, but it saddens me that it had to happen like this,” says former CoHo co-owner Mary Ann Daye. You may have heard that popular Gottingen Street nightspot The Company House will be closing its doors for good September 5 amidst allegations of threats and harassment.

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21
Aug
When the ring was not a salvation

When the ring was not a salvation

During my many years of covering boxing on a regular basis, I was often on the receiving end of lectures concerning the redeeming and socially impactful nature of the sport.

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07
Aug
Scabs unlimited

Scabs unlimited

The prize for Line of the Week goes to well-known children’s advocate and current scab for the Chronicle Herald, Jim Vibert, 117, who, in his scabby scribblings, had this to say about our little booklet:
“Frank Magazine is to reading what rat poison is to dining.”
Well done. And from an impeccable source. One who is all-too familiar with long-tailed rodents.

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