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Eddie Cornwallis

Honouring Sid: How many cups does he gotta win?

One strongly suspects I’m hardly alone on this front, but I don’t have a lot of time for Halifax City Council or Halifax Mayor Mike Savage, $176,000-per.

Village Blacksmith Diaries

The Village Blacksmith Diaries...

Dear Diary, Well, how’s ya like me now? How’s ya like me new team?
And ya knows, Diary, that’s whad I likes about team — there ain’t no “H” in team like dere is “hick” and “homeboy” and “hysterectomy.”

Frank Cameron

Frank DID come back again...

On the 5th of June, my wife and my best pal Doug Saunders and his wife, along with 38 other people, caught a West Jet flight from Halifax to Glasgow, the heart of bonnie Scotland.

Frank Covers

19
Nov
Mortgage wunderkind Clint’s woes

Mortgage wunderkind Clint’s woes

There are indications that all is not well in the land of Halifamous mortgage broker Clinton Wilkins, 30. 

I’m advised as many as five employees have departed from Clinton’s Wyse Road, Dartmouth, Centum Mortgage House Ltd. brokerage in recent months. Most recently, Clinton’s official communications dude, former Frank publisher John Williams, exited on November 2.

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05
Nov
Ballots &  buffets

Ballots & buffets

I was at the buffet table examining the sour cream, attempting to gauge the probability of whether it had been double-dipped, when mayor-elect Mike Savage strolled into his election night victory party at the Dartmouth Sportsplex. At least, that’s what I think I was doing.

I can’t be entirely sure, because I didn’t immediately notice that the man of the hour was among us. 

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Cape Breton Chit Chat

Plenty of Snow Days for one wee tyke, er, Pike

There’s nothing like a private prosecution between a small family of four, a bus driving couple of two, a cranky Crown and a school board that would really rather not have to deal with any of them.

Searching for redemption in Glace Bay

The crammed parking lot of the old Sears outlet at 54 McKeen Street hinted at the gravity of the situation. Was it another exciting edition of Cape Breton Idol, or just another ho-hum provincial election night? Or, perhaps, a bit of both?

Media Madness

Secrecy for the sake of secrecy

I’m always leery about talking to a communications thingy I’m unfamiliar with.
“Is this one of the good ones?” I wonder as the phone rings.

Shawn O’Sullivan, golden no more

The moral of this story is that no matter how much we try, no matter how much we want it... some stories just don’t have a happy ending.
— Jodi Picoult

Frank Letters

From the Give ’Em What They Want Files...

Dear Frank: A tremendous thank you for stepping in where Playboy left off!

All in the family...

Dear Frank: Re: Doctors & Dentists & Lawyers, Oh My!, Frank 769
Surprised you didn’t see fit to point out that the son of a local Provincial Court judge just received his parchment from the Schulich School of Law.

Urban Undulations

And now a word or two about some of those cabinet minnies...

    Leo Glavine (Kings West)
Minister of Communities, Culture & Heritage. Replaces Tony Ince.
A sheer delight as minister of health, few observers thought the 70-year-old former school teacher would reoffer this time out after first being elected in 2003.

With special thanks to...

If Kelly Cleeland doesn’t get Frank Magazine, then the lady sure is one hell of an actress.
The longtime In-house Events Co-ordinator for Government House has routinely made the rag’s representatives feel welcome, and feel pretty, and witty, at the Annual L.G.’s Garden Party.

Speaker's Corner

And now a word or two about some of those cabinet minnies...

    Leo Glavine (Kings West)
Minister of Communities, Culture & Heritage. Replaces Tony Ince.
A sheer delight as minister of health, few observers thought the 70-year-old former school teacher would reoffer this time out after first being elected in 2003.

With special thanks to...

If Kelly Cleeland doesn’t get Frank Magazine, then the lady sure is one hell of an actress.
The longtime In-house Events Co-ordinator for Government House has routinely made the rag’s representatives feel welcome, and feel pretty, and witty, at the Annual L.G.’s Garden Party.

Wanker of the Week

Wanker of the Week: IWK CEO Tracy Kitch

The communications thingy on the other end of the line laughed uncomfortably.

“Glad that’s not my department.” 

A Few Good Council Men (& A Gal)...

For the umpteenth time, Halifax Council is discussing councillor pay packets.
It’s hard to believe, but many are of the mind that they deserve to be handed a bag of money when they leave office, no matter the circumstances.  
But not everyone is on board.

Law & Disorder

Did Kenley go Into The Wild?

How Ron Lamothe came to be working on a documentary film about the 1992 disappearance of Acadia student Allan Kenley  Matheson is a tale of circumstance, even happenstance. Or fate, perhaps?

Internal uprising at Armdale Yacht Club over Jimmy Melvin, Sr's membership

A source at the Armdale Yacht Club says one member has resigned over the club’s decision to admit the patriarch of a notorious Halifax crime family, and a dozen more have threatened to walk if club management doesn’t soon revoke Jimmy Melvin Sr.’s membership.

Guy Pothier

More architectural iconaclasm at Saint Mary’s

Saint Mary’s University is my alma mater. That does not make me a gung ho or tribal alumnus. I do have enough respect for the place to refuse to use or say the initials SMU.

Walking a mile in everybody’s shoes

Last time in this space, I discussed the issue of cultural appropriation. Many see this as a kind of pillaging of cultural objects style, customs and ways usually from groups seen as marginalized by groups with status.

Bevboy's Radio Daze

Valley of Fear / South Shore

Did Kenley go Into The Wild?

How Ron Lamothe came to be working on a documentary film about the 1992 disappearance of Acadia student Allan Kenley  Matheson is a tale of circumstance, even happenstance. Or fate, perhaps?

Northern N.S. News

Accused rapist gets by with a little help from his friends

Court documents show that Leona English is one of nine St. FX professors who risked cash from her own pocket if their colleague, accused rapist Behrang Foroughi-Mobarakeh, breached any of the several conditions of his release in 2014.