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Eddie Cornwallis

With apologies to Jonathan Swift

Regrettably, likely a function of age, I cannot recall if it was the United Nations or some lesser body which, just weeks ago, reminded Nova Scotians that again this year your province leads the nation, if not the industrialized world, in child poverty.

Village Blacksmith Diaries

The Village Blacksmith Diaries...

Dear Diary,
Lordy, whad a mad, mad, mad, mad world dis is turnin’ out to bees.
Everybody is mad at somebody. We’s all so sensitive. In such a hurry ta get our properly proportioned mugs on da television set.

Frank Cameron

When cyclists and normal people clash

I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle I want to ride it where I like
— Queen

Frank Covers

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May
BT host hooks man from Plenty of Fish pond

BT host hooks man from Plenty of Fish pond

CTV Morning Live gal Heidi Petracek is officially off the market. That’s how the 37-year-old jokingly describes her status, also refusing to “confirm or deny” that she is engaged to Microsoft Technology Canada strategist Patrick Rogers.

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22
Apr
Parents of the Passage

Parents of the Passage

It wasn’t until the late 1950s that scientists made a definitive connection between cigarette smoking and lung cancer. In the decades leading up to that point people suspected a link, but there was no tangible proof. 

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Cape Breton Chit Chat

Michael Hamm’s death on the street

By Bev Keddy
When The Daily News interviewed Michael Hamm’s fiancee on September 5, 1985, future Frank reporter Cliff Boutilier asked her what Mike’s biggest disappointment in life was.

Ex-Jet Rizzato’s furniture fiasco

More than three years after he was unceremoniously fired from a Sydney furniture store under suspicion of ripping off his employer, a judge is scheduled to sentence former New Waterford hockey star Michael Evan Rizzato for his crimes.

Media Madness

Let’s remember one of the good ones...

My word, can it be 10 whole years? Where in the name of god does the time go?
But time went far too quickly for former ATV/CTV reporter Heather Proudfoot, who died 10 years ago, September 14, 2007, at the age of 48, of breast cancer.

Premier snubs Archbishop

Sources say the most powerful Roman Catholic in Nova Scotia by a country mile  — the Most Reverend Anthony Mancini, Archbishop of Halifax-Yarmouth — couldn’t be more disappointed in how far the Roman Catholic premier of Nova Scotia, Stephen McNeil, has fallen from his Catholic roots.

Frank Letters

First letter of Rev. Elaine to the Frankland Corinthians

Dear Frank: I don’t need to re-introduce myself to my friends at the Bunker.
However, for benefit of readers, I am Rev. Elaine Walcott, founder and multi-faith pastor of Knoinonia Church.

Love Letter of the Week

Dear Frank: Hey. So, y’know, you just published a cartoon where you basically made El Jones look like a primate. Which is a very specific choice in caricature. So, I think you need to think about that.
But also, what a fucked up choice. You FUCKING FUCK-PIGS!
Pete Urbbed,

Urban Undulations

Assault charge laid against troubled Patrick Johnston

Court papers show that Dartmouth slumlord-turned Caribbean innkeeper Patrick Johnston is due to appear in court later this month to enter a plea on a charge of assaulting his estranged wife.

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.

Speaker's Corner

Let’s remember one of the good ones...

My word, can it be 10 whole years? Where in the name of god does the time go?
But time went far too quickly for former ATV/CTV reporter Heather Proudfoot, who died 10 years ago, September 14, 2007, at the age of 48, of breast cancer.

Premier snubs Archbishop

Sources say the most powerful Roman Catholic in Nova Scotia by a country mile  — the Most Reverend Anthony Mancini, Archbishop of Halifax-Yarmouth — couldn’t be more disappointed in how far the Roman Catholic premier of Nova Scotia, Stephen McNeil, has fallen from his Catholic roots.

Wanker of the Week

Wanker of the Week: Pillow talk

The prime minister is padding around the master bedroom at 24 Sussex Drive as his worried wife looks on.
She can tell her sweet garcon is frustrated about something.

Wanker of the Week: Desiree Vassallo’s Cone of Silence

What would happen if fire fighters only fought fires when they felt like it? Or if, when it came time to perform an emergency appendectomy, the surgeon on call chose to remain in bed snuggled up to her hubby?

Law & Disorder

Michael Hamm’s death on the street

By Bev Keddy
When The Daily News interviewed Michael Hamm’s fiancee on September 5, 1985, future Frank reporter Cliff Boutilier asked her what Mike’s biggest disappointment in life was.

Ex-Jet Rizzato’s furniture fiasco

More than three years after he was unceremoniously fired from a Sydney furniture store under suspicion of ripping off his employer, a judge is scheduled to sentence former New Waterford hockey star Michael Evan Rizzato for his crimes.

Guy Pothier

Listening in over coffee...

A lively barista culture has emerged, especially on the south end of the Halifax peninsula. Places like Cabin Coffee on Hollis or Uncommon Grounds in the Somerset building on South Park.

Just what do boards do?

The CEO and now the finance director of the IWK have both resigned. The former for running up circa $50K of what seem to be obviously inappropriate expense claims. The latter for helping to obscure the CEO’s apparent malfeasance.

Bevboy's Radio Daze

Valley of Fear / South Shore

Chester still wants to know: Why did Andre go?

As per usual, the Frankland answering machine overflowed with information when we returned from our summer break this year.

Northern N.S. News

Pictou’s Ken Reid & Truro’s Arash Madani to the rescue!

Oh, the thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat.
In the wide world of professional sport there can be only one winner. Runners-up don’t rate.
In the business of professional sport, neither does the fan rate.