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Eddie Cornwallis

Glace Bay, Nova Scotia: the town without a rink

I never met a politician I didn’t like.
For the most part, almost to a man or woman, they bask in the perks of office, piling up their pensionable time, gleefully making themselves available for their next photo-op. All else is  secondary.

Village Blacksmith Diaries

The Village Blacksmith Diaries...

Dear Diary, well, as you can sees by da latest polls, I’s clearly on da top. And dats the best place to be on top. I’s always like doin’ tings on top.
And dat poor bastard, dat watshis name, dat Mr. Bailleys? Wat’s he? Twenty, turdy points behind me? Sunthun’ like dat.

Frank Cameron

Denyse Sibley, radio hero

I’m happy to hear that while Denyse Sibley has left the Maritime Broadcasting System building in Bayers Lake, she’s returned to the airwaves on the new Evanov country station with some kind of twice-daily gossip column thing.

Frank Covers

A shocking Fountain splash!

A shocking Fountain splash!

I’m willing to bet that noted Halifax philanthropist/socialite Margaret Fountain hasn’t been this traumatized

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With friends like these...

With friends like these...

The Paul Cameron story isn’t just a tale of an officer caught in the wrong place at the wrong time by a rival police force. It’s also about how his own department left him twisting in the wind. 

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Cape Breton Chit Chat

Such excitement in Beautiful Downtown Sydney!

If you thought Mark Lever’s Cape Breton Postule and CTV’s Dead at Five were excited about the Harbour Hopper’s pending arrival in Sydney, well, now that it’s here they simply don’t know what to do with themselves.

News from Cape Breton news...

Five months after Herald heiress Sarah Dennis and her hubby Mark Lever bought up all of Quebec flyer-printing company Transcontinental’s Atlantic Canada newspaper assets, some unionized toilers at the Cape Breton Post are actually finding they have one or two kind things to say about their new bo

Media Madness

Former slumlord all angried up at Frank

Apparently Patrick Johnston is gunning for us.

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Patrick Johnston!

You’ll be happy to know that Patrick Johnston, 47, is singlehandedly fixing a Carribbean nation’s woes after being devastated by Irma.

Frank Letters

‘Role model’ Rozicki’s rant

Dear Frank: Re: Ryan Rozicki vs The Parasites Of Cape Breton, Frank 773.

Still enter at your own risk

Dear Frank: The Chronicle Herald’s unionized reporters are back behind their desks — well, some of them at least — and the scabs are gone (er, some of them — ed.) so I wonder, when will we begin to see an improvement?

Urban Undulations

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.

Halloween mask murder of boxer Donny Downey

Halifax had a curious tradition in the 1980s and into the 1990s. The Saturday night closest to Halloween was called Mardi Gras. Folks would dress as their favourite monster or alien or mother-in-law and roam around the city, oftentimes with flasks of liquid courage to bolster their fun.

Speaker's Corner

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.

Death of a Liberal Godfather

To die at 96 years of age is to die at a ripe old age. That’s a life well-lived.

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

The hard life & death of kind Daniel Newman

At first glance, the fourth and fifth Halifax murders of 2008 have a great deal in common.

Dartmouth realtor's sex charge

A Dartmouth realtor is going to trial November 15 on a sexual assault charge.

Guy Pothier

The rise of Trump Was it race or was it class?

Rarely does a significant event in history have a single overriding cause. So it is with the emergence of Donald Trump.

Second thoughts...

L’esprit de l’escalier is one of my favourite French expressions. It means thinking up a killer or knockout response to an argument only after you have left the encounter where the argument took place.

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

Publication ban-a-palooza

Toothpaste, get back in that tube!