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Eddie Cornwallis

Eddie’s New Year’s predictions

   CTV “Live” at 5 co-hosts Jason Baxter and Kelly Linehan escape near tragedy, when trapped in a fit of banality, and ditzy gaga, both their heads suddenly, but not unexpectedly, fall off from all the skittish laughter and giddiness.

Village Blacksmith Diaries

The Village Blacksmith Diaries...

Dear Diary, Merry Christmas! I luvs da Christmas Season, everyting ‘bout it. Ever since back in da 70s when I uses ta be in da school Christmas concert.

Frank Cameron

Yes, Virginia, there is a CBC...

My 17-year-old granddaughter recently brought a stray to my house.
A very polite young man — I can’t remember his name — he asked if I was retired.
I said “sort of,” but I was volunteering at Seaside FM. I told him that I retired from the CBC after working there for 30 years.

Frank Covers

03
Jun
Red Face day for  anti-bullying Tory wannabe Travis

Red Face day for anti-bullying Tory wannabe Travis

I’ll say this about young Travis Price, the pink-shirted lad who’s eyeing a seat in our provincial legislature: he seems to have taken his public relations training to heart, at least the bits where they tell you not to take a conniption fit when Frank Magazine calls to quiz you about an embittered ex accusing you of being a bully.

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21
May
Bedford boy canoodling with hottie Rachel

Bedford boy canoodling with hottie Rachel

In spite of his mother’s half-hearted denials, I’m hearing that homegrown Bedford hunk James Blackburn is dating Hollywood A-Lister and hottie Rachel McAdams. 

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Cape Breton Chit Chat

Jim MacDonald’s got troubles, too

The owner of MacDonald Ford on Grand Lake Road in Sydney tells me he did his own investigation when he discovered in 2016 that his dealership’s sales manager, Mike Duhamel, faced fraud and theft charges.

Spatulas at dawn...

The lady who ran Sydney River home-cooking take-out joint Margo’s Crockpot for seven years is suing the gal who bought it from her last year, the former proprietor of shuttered Charlotte Street coffeehouse the Bean Bank.

Media Madness

Weatherman walks down the aisle

It wasn’t a May-December romance, goodness no. More like June-December. Or July, even. He’s not quite sure.

Farewell to Cindy Day

Let’s get one thing straight before we get into Cindy Day: when Frank Magazine refers to CTV viewers as bingo-brains, what we are referring to is all this “Maritime Community” homespun, syrupy rubbish, Steve Murphy and Jayson Baxter, et al, endeavour to force down our throats.

Frank Letters

More memories of Eric Grant

Dear Frank:
This is just a quick note to say you did a fine job with the remembrance to Eric Grant.
Until a week or so ago, I had no idea he had even been sick much less was gone.

Well, there is that, of course...

Dear Frank:
Rape & Pillage Withdrawal, Canadian-style, by Eddie Cornwallis, Frank 761.
I truly understand your concern about vicious, inhumane terrorists being allowed into Canada. After all, we have been here before.

Urban Undulations

The doctor was always in...

Ever since a  minor skirmish with pneumonia some 10 years or so ago, I make a point of getting a flu shot every fall.

Speaker's Corner

Cultural shenanigans at C.B. Council

The Cape Breton Regional Council meeting that featured Mayor Cecil Clarke scolding a councillor for daring to disagree with him had about it all the elements of a farce.

Have a holly, jolly Stephen McNeil Xmas!

’Twas the nite before Christmas
Santa sat on the end of the sofa
While on the TV Preem Steve gave a
“Holiday” address to the people
of Nova Scotia
The premier was a man in good cheer
As glowing platitudes dripped from his lips

Wanker of the Week

Sorry, Sock Boy, we have no choice...

It turns out, Prime Minister Glam Boy violated some conflict of interest laws last year when he accepted vacations on a private island owned by the Aga Khan.

So, is the mill going to demand we don’t call them Wanker?

The folks running the pulp mill that makes Pictou Harbour smell like apples and cinnamon Satan’s underpants after colon surgery appear to be a pretty thinskinned bunch.

Law & Disorder

Family Court judge’s highway horror

Sources say that Bridgewater Family Court Judge Marci Melvin was injured in a two-vehicle accident before Christmas that claimed the life of the other driver.

Jim MacDonald’s got troubles, too

The owner of MacDonald Ford on Grand Lake Road in Sydney tells me he did his own investigation when he discovered in 2016 that his dealership’s sales manager, Mike Duhamel, faced fraud and theft charges.

Guy Pothier

How bad could it be...?

The it I am referring to is global warming.
That it is occurring seems indisputable. That it will continue seems highly likely. But by how much — as Hamlet might say — there’s the rub.

A party about... nothing

Masha Gessen is the Russian American journalist who has just won a National Book award for her book about Vladimir Putin. This should confirm her as a leading analyst of the world’s leading practitioner of realpolitik and mafia-style domestic politics.

Bevboy's Radio Daze

Valley of Fear / South Shore

Family Court judge’s highway horror

Sources say that Bridgewater Family Court Judge Marci Melvin was injured in a two-vehicle accident before Christmas that claimed the life of the other driver.

Northern N.S. News

Dead porno queen's Nova Scotia family ties

From the BBC to Buzzfeed, from U.K.’s Daily Mirror tabloid to Newsweek, a rather diverse collection of media outlets are reporting on the untimely death of 23-year-old celebrity beauty Mercedes Grabowski, which occurred December 5 at her California home.