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Village Blacksmith Diaries

The Village Blacksmith Diaries...

 
Dear Diary,
I really misses me ole buddy from across da aisle, Jamie Baileys. Too bads he got too hot to trot wit da wrong woman.

Frank Cameron

More old school ties...

Yes, Miss Warrington. I remember Miss Warrington now (thank you, Hugh Townsend).
She had non-flammable red hair and she loved using the strap. Hugh says she used to strap the hell out of him, back in 1949 at Acadia Street School in New Glasgow.

Frank Covers

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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24
Sep
Obama & Me

Obama & Me

"What are you writing?”

It’s about 10:45 p.m. on September 6, the final night of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

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Cape Breton Chit Chat

Gerry Deveau (or his doppelganger, wha?) takes a stroll

When I rang up Gerry Deveau to see if he'd been out cruisin for hookers (shurely you mean sex workers! — ed.) in Sydney recently, he hung up on me before I could even get a question out.

Why CBRP Staff Sgt. Joe's in the doghouse

I’m hearing the newly minted director of the Serious Incident Response Team required only a brief appearance in Cape Breton to determine that no wrongdoing had occurred in a domestic dispute between a CBRP officer and his wife on Easter weekend. 

Media Madness

Will actor Gary be Clean and Sober before court date?

His film credits include The Shipping News and the Stephen King movie adaptation of Bag of Bones, but it’s too bad Gary Levert wasn’t in the Sandra Bullock rehab-porn flick 28 Days — it might have given him some much-needed experience.

Coping with CBC coverage...

 
On Friday night, April 6, a Sportsnet broadcaster interrupted the televised game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Texas Rangers with breaking news that the Humboldt Broncos team bus had been involved in an accident in rural Saskatchewan. Details were unavailable.

Frank Letters

Warriors take on a worthy cause

Dear Frank:
Re: Doesn’t Pass The Smell Test, by Paul Hutchings, Frank 789

Apologies to Hizzoner

Dear Frank:
You’ve got a mistake in your story about Jimmy Melvin, Sr.
You call Bobby Fleming the “Godfather of Spryfield.” That’s not right. He was the “Mayor of Spryfield.”
He was a good guy, everybody liked him.
Mr. Fixit,

Urban Undulations

Will actor Gary be Clean and Sober before court date?

His film credits include The Shipping News and the Stephen King movie adaptation of Bag of Bones, but it’s too bad Gary Levert wasn’t in the Sandra Bullock rehab-porn flick 28 Days — it might have given him some much-needed experience.

Say what, coach?

OUCH! Make that a double ouch as the Halifax Mooseheads got clocked by the Charlottetown Islanders, losing the best of seven in four straight games.

Speaker's Corner

Politicians Looking Stupid

Yesterday at Happy Hollis Street Head Start Day Care it was Wear Checkered Clothing
Day. We’re happy to report that each of our political toddlers had a splendid time. And

Call me Senator Hutch...

So my plans to become Poet Laureate were either ignored or sabotaged. But my ambition is still alive, so now I humbly ask for your support in my campaign to become Nova Scotia’s next Senator. 

Wanker of the Week

Water Commission Bossman Carl Yates

Water Commission bossman Carl Yates  
Here in the Bunker we’re using copious amounts of mouthwash to get the bad taste out of our mouths from being on the same side of an issue as Halifax Councillor Matt Whitman. 

Embarrassing Cousins Justin, Donald & Matt

Embarrassing is a word that's being used a lot to refer to Justin Trudeau these days, and not without good reason. 

Law & Disorder

Chris Enns & the undercover cops

Chris Enns, who is facing charges in relation to the latest batch of charges in his continuing marijuana activism selling, says he’s a bit perplexed why the Crown is trying to keep the lid on the identities of a couple of undercover cops involved in a raid on his home.

Guy Pothier

Just how inclusive is inclusion?

Two recent reports on the Nova Scotia education system that have prompted an unusually quick and mostly affirmative response from the provincial government.

Cornwallis cultists, have you no self-respect?

One lesson from the whole intellectually incoherent and messy donnybrook over the Cornwallis statue: 

Bevboy's Radio Daze

Valley of Fear / South Shore

Oh, Mersey me! High seas hijinks aboard Liverpool scallop dragger

 
On a trip aboard the M.V. Fortune Lady last May, the Mersey Seafoods scallop dragger ventured up to 150 metres into U.S. waters.

Northern N.S. News

Headaches in the Stellarton drug store world

 
There are question marks surrounding Jay Poulain’s future in the Stellarton pharmacy business he started with David and Kimberley MacLean in 2014.