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Eddie Cornwallis

Toward a news-less society

What does it say when a man and a woman, owners of Nova Scotia’s alleged Paper of Record, a husband and wife team who don’t know foook-all about the news business and care less about it, scoop up the competition across the province?
It says we’re screwed, that’s what it says.

Village Blacksmith Diaries

The Village Blacksmith Diaries...

Dear Diary,
As Leeder a me Group I’s oftentimes called upon to “take one fer da team,” as dey says.

Frank Cameron

We SHALL remember them...

Canada was formed in 1867 and it is celebrating its 150th birthday this year. It was born in 1867, but it didn’t become a country until April 9, 1917.

Frank Covers

09
Oct
Trouble in the Trailer Park

Trouble in the Trailer Park

Production on the new Trailer Park Boys movie, that was to take place this month, has been pushed to the spring due to “scheduling factors”, according to co-producer Mike Volpe. 

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24
Sep
Obama & Me

Obama & Me

"What are you writing?”

It’s about 10:45 p.m. on September 6, the final night of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

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Cape Breton Chit Chat

Driving the Cape Breton cops crazy, Saudi-style

The N.S. Public Prosecution Service has a Saudi national’s nether regions on the chopping block, and CBRP couldn’t be happier about it, I understand. You can’t exactly blame them.

Const. Hothead strikes again

North Sydney gal Stephanie Bonner’s protracted fight against the Cape Breton Regional Police (Frank 685, 686, etc.) has revealed to us another example of Constable D.W. Reginato’s exquisite judgement.

Media Madness

Frank snubbed by transgender crowd

Searching for a suitable body to install in the Frank bunker for some months now, I was pleased when Lara Lewis emailed me a resume the other week.

Harry at the bat...

By Cliff Boutilier
Sixteen years ago this month, late one Saturday night, the phone rang at whatever dive I happened to be holed up in at the time.

Frank Letters

Love Letter of the Week

Dear Frank: I just want to thank you.  Yeah, the mainstream media folks make fun of you, but at least you guys are doing news.

Rita writer writes back...

Dear Frank: Re: Four Years Later, The Rita Reveal..., by Cliff Boutilier (Frank 764)
Thank you for the review in Frank Magazine. I really liked what you had to say about Noreen. I have bought two copies and I will, of course, promote the review on social media.

Urban Undulations

Porter’s Lake strip club planners seem to have gone off half-cocked

Before you get too excited about a new peeler bar at the Porters Lake Shopping Centre — as advertised by these swanky signs that have been cropping up in the area as of late — there’s some bad news.

One fine day at court administration

The talented and fragrant court admin lady looked up from her work, confused. With good reason.

Speaker's Corner

Halifax CAO undergoes psych testing

Before Halifax Regional Council would allow CAO Jacques Dube to return to his post following a few weeks on the sidelines in March, he was forced to undergo a full psychological assessment “to make sure he doesn’t have a propensity for violence,” a city council source tells Frank Magazine.

Casey at the bat...

Man, don’t you wish sometimes that two people could meet for a little chew, over a cold one, or two, and you could sit in on the conclave just listening, watching. Absorbing.
The late Harry Flemming and the late Casey Stengel? Now, that would be a match-up for the ages.

Wanker of the Week

Every dog has its day. And ‘Killer’ Kelvin’s is long past.

Senator Kelvin Ogilvie is a senator who actually accomplished something in life, unlike the army of political toadies, fartcatchers and bagmen who surround him in the Red Chamber.

Scabby wanker in a scabby newsroom

In certain circles — OK, in most circles — those people who are working in the Chronicle Herald newsroom these days are not very popular.

Law & Disorder

One fine day at court administration

The talented and fragrant court admin lady looked up from her work, confused. With good reason.

Driving the Cape Breton cops crazy, Saudi-style

The N.S. Public Prosecution Service has a Saudi national’s nether regions on the chopping block, and CBRP couldn’t be happier about it, I understand. You can’t exactly blame them.

Guy Pothier

Just who are ‘us’?

The CBC historical series The Story of Us has elicited predictable ire from parts of the country that feel slighted and ignored in its choice of topics.

Another modest proposal for school reform

Public education has been very much in the news lately. I have certainly weighed in here on issues arising from the dispute between the government and the NSTU.

Bevboy's Radio Daze

Valley of Fear / South Shore

You knew this story was coming, didn’t you...?

It would appear Aboriginal Medium Shawn Leonard (see story Page 9) isn’t the only psychic making good money off dead people.

Northern N.S. News

Convicted cabbie was found hanged

It’s a story that doesn’t have a happy ending for anybody.