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Eddie Cornwallis

Capexit & the Province of Cape Breton

I want to thank Cape Breton Sen. Dan Christmas, the former director of the Union of Nova Scotia Indians, for appointing my goodself Chief Negotiator for Capexit.
Capexit, if you haven’t heard, refers to Cape Breton’s pending exit from the RONS, or, the Rest of Nova Scotia.

Village Blacksmith Diaries

The Village Blacksmith Diaries...

Dear Diary,
Today’s me birtday. I’s all a 53-years young today!
November 10 is a very special day. A lotta good tings happened on ol’ November 10.

Frank Cameron

Snow globe & bicycle perils...

Pre-9/11, if you told a story about a Canada Customs agent at the airport confiscating a souvenir snow globe because it contained too much liquid, people would sorta look at you funny. They’d think you were lying.

Frank Covers

22
Oct
Making the world happy for geeks!

Making the world happy for geeks!

It’s a bird — it’s a plane — it’s... models dressed up like d-list comic book heroines for some reason!

Fans of exagerrated cleavage might have got a little hot under the collar if they looked up, way up in downtown Halifax on a recent afternoon and saw Parisian-transplanted temptress Drakaina and actress Diana Hart posing for sultry shots on a rooftop.

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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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Cape Breton Chit Chat

No justice for Laura

There’s the understatement of the week if there ever was one.
The words are from the mouth of a very unremorseful Thomas Ted Barrett, 42, who on October 31, ironically the day of ghouls, was sentenced for the disposing of the body of Laura Jessome, 21.

CBU shocker...

A N.S. Labour Dept. mouthpuppet confirms Cape Breton University was fined $1,000 by the department last month after a maintenance electrician was injured while working on a light fixture.

Media Madness

Apples & oranges...

I’d imagine the last thing a Nazi concentration camp survivor would want to hear is a lecture from amateur historian Daniel Paul comparing Edward Cornwallis to Hitler, but that’s apparently what Nate Leipciger got during an event at the Halifax Central Library the other night.

Where are Andy and Ian?

Many Asian people, upon moving to our hemisphere, informally adopt a North American first name, probably to make it easier for us to say their name without embarrassing ourselves, or insulting them.

Frank Letters

The message is, just shut up

Dear Frank:
Where to begin?
I usually avoid reading The Coast because I’m not stupid. So I’m not sure what led me to reading a recent “Love The Way We Bitch” column, but I’m glad I did. I’m so happy to have been told to relax as a white person when racism comes my way.

How are these interest rates even legal?

Dear Frank:
A Metro News story caught my eye while riding on the bus the other day. Payday loan use is up in Nova Scotia by about 50 per cent over the last half decade, and that’s terrifying on a few levels.

Urban Undulations

Kevin Spacey’s Halifax sexcapades

Before Kevin Spacey was poisonous. Before studios, directors, publicists and agents ran away from him like scalded cats.
As I write this, that was 11 days ago.

Social justice wimmin warriors don’t want stinking minimum wage hike

You know you’re at a rally for social justice and not, say, a professional wrestling match by how participants in the proceeding are introduced.
Masuma Khan isn’t brought on with chatter about her height and weight. That wouldn’t go down well at all, actually.

Speaker's Corner

Everybody's best friend Jamie Baillie says goodbye

By Cliff Boutilier
A man can only take so much. A family can only make so much sacrifice. Endure so much hardship.
Who then can blame Tory Leader Jamie Baillie, 51, for going quietly into that good night after repeated attempts to become premier, but coming up short?

Social justice wimmin warriors don’t want stinking minimum wage hike

You know you’re at a rally for social justice and not, say, a professional wrestling match by how participants in the proceeding are introduced.
Masuma Khan isn’t brought on with chatter about her height and weight. That wouldn’t go down well at all, actually.

Wanker of the Week

Coun. Shawn Cleary

Somewhat akin to the flood of revelations that followed closely on the heels of Kevin Spacey’s initial accuser, a Halifax City Hall source says there are a bevy of municipal staffers who are muttering behind the scenes about what a nightmare Councillor Shawn Cleary is to deal with.

Tim Bousquet at a loss for words...

All reporters have blind spots and biases. It’s a natural part of being human. But at the same time, you’d expect that despite whatever predispositions they may have, if something surprising and dramatic happens on a reporter’s beat — right in front of his nose — he’d tell you about it, right?

Law & Disorder

Where are Andy and Ian?

Many Asian people, upon moving to our hemisphere, informally adopt a North American first name, probably to make it easier for us to say their name without embarrassing ourselves, or insulting them.

No justice for Laura

There’s the understatement of the week if there ever was one.
The words are from the mouth of a very unremorseful Thomas Ted Barrett, 42, who on October 31, ironically the day of ghouls, was sentenced for the disposing of the body of Laura Jessome, 21.

Guy Pothier

Who (or what) is media today?

A.J. Liebling was probably the most celebrated press critic during the first half of the 20th century. (He would probably have abhorred the word media.)

Just what do we mean by free speech?

Just what do we mean by free speech? Has it morphed over time? At one time we emphasized the content of speech.

Bevboy's Radio Daze

Valley of Fear / South Shore

Wondering about Marilyn...

Annapolis County Councillor Marilyn Wilkins has been missing a lot of council meetings. She’s even missing from council’s group photo on the county website. Sadly, I’m hearing the reason may involve health issues.

Northern N.S. News

Tripping down memory lane with Mr. Freeman

On the morning of Friday, November 10 — deadline day for Frank 779 — allNovaScotia.com subscribers woke to the news that for the first time in 53 years, the Freeman family is ceding control of Pictou County’s private radio airwaves. Pending CRTC approval, that is.