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Eddie Cornwallis

Election night no Snow Day for N.S. teachers

The fat lady sang. Oh, how the fat lady sang. And, boy, did she go out on a high note. But something of a low note for Nova Scotia’s 9,300 teachers.

Village Blacksmith Diaries

The Village Blacksmith Diaries...

Dear Diary, Couldn’t wait to write ya. I’s got sum pretty excitin’ news fer ya dis time ’round. Yes, I duz. I duz. Cuz guess what Diary?
I won! I won! I won! I won!
Yep. I won, alright.

Frank Cameron

What’s in a DARTMOUTH ferry name?

Have you been following the quest for a name for two new ferries in the Dartmouth Ferry fleet?

Frank Covers

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Sep
Frank's Silver Jubilee

Frank's Silver Jubilee

When I was 12 or so, I knew Frank Magazine as the thing Dad brought home on occasion from McCallum’s store on Almont Avenue - It featured pictures of people like John Buchanan with speech balloons saying rude things, and it sometimes had pictures of scantily clad women with a caption underneath that said “so-and-so, not exactly as illustrated.” Even though I didn’t know the word subversive at t

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18
Sep
Lenore Zann: Life on  & off stage

Lenore Zann: Life on & off stage

Lenore Zann’s life could be the plot of a Hollywood movie. It’s certainly a more colourful story than that of most politicians.

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Cape Breton Chit Chat

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?

What the clown did

Dale “Klutzy the Clown” Rancourt, 51, doesn’t come off as someone who would do well in prison.

Media Madness

Tarrah’s tribulations, con’t...

Surely the N.S. Human Rights Commission didn’t believe Tarrah McPherson would go away so easily?

Election Obituaries

Hell hath no fury like a community services minister scorned!

Frank Letters

Love Letter of the Week

Dear Frank: I received my Frank 768 by snail mail today. The highlight of each fortnight!
I enjoyed your intro for “The Hammer” and look forward to his articles.
Keep up the great work.
Lloyd MacKenzie, Cape Breton

Birds of a feather...

Dear Frank: Reading Maggie Rahr’s account in The Coast about how the Liberal party supported staffer Kyley Harris after he beat the shit out of his girlfriend, fellow Liberal staffer Michelle Coffin, reminds me of the story of the two St.

Urban Undulations

Tarrah’s tribulations, con’t...

Surely the N.S. Human Rights Commission didn’t believe Tarrah McPherson would go away so easily?

Badass news from TeamClinton

Dartmouth mortgage wunderkind Clinton Wilkins tells Frank Magazine that the Notice of Termination that hung on the door of his 99 Wyse Road bunker for three days earlier this spring wasn’t on account of him owing any money to his landlord, CREIT Management.

Speaker's Corner

$10 million-plus computer cockup?

Documents obtained by the Progressive Conservatives through Freedom of Information show the province has spent $10.7 million thus far to replace a government computer system that government tech sources say didn’t need replacing in the first place.

Election Obituaries

Hell hath no fury like a community services minister scorned!

Wanker of the Week

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.

Wanker of the Week

Frank Magazine would like to acknowledge that this edition of Wanker of the Week was produced in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'Kmaq people.

Law & Disorder

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.

What the clown did

Dale “Klutzy the Clown” Rancourt, 51, doesn’t come off as someone who would do well in prison.

Guy Pothier

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.

Appropriating the appropriators

Hal Niedzviecki was the former editor of Write, the house organ of the Writers Union of Canada. He sparked a firestorm and lost his job when he defended the right of writers to explore cultures and themes beyond their own background, experience and identity.

Bevboy's Radio Daze

Valley of Fear / South Shore

Dispatches from the Hantsport Blackboard Jungle

Was Hantsport School principal Colin Chase driven from his office thanks to a pair of pissed off parents, irate over police meeting up with their wee child without their consent or awareness to discuss an incident of bullying?

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.