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28
Nov
Mounties say a sad farewell

Mounties say a sad farewell

It didn’t make any local headlines, but I hear the funeral for RCMP Inspector Tony Perry in Antigonish on October 29 was a particularly somber event.
As columns of Mounties, active and retired, marched through the town to honour the 28-year veteran, a quiet air of discontent about the way the force deals with member stress and suicide followed along with them.

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14
Nov
Ashley Madison in Academe

Ashley Madison in Academe

The hacked list of local Ashley Madison users revealed by Frank last time out is causing no small amount of chatter around the halls of Moncton’s Crandall University, I understand.
That’s because Crandall U — formerly known as the Atlantic Baptist College — rather famously forces employees to sign a moral code promising to avoid sexual relations outside of marriage.

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31
Oct
Stupid Criminals Files...

Stupid Criminals Files...

You may have heard of Pictou rezzie Mitchell Scott Walsh’s $13 tab for an attempted robbery charge, but the hapless heister’s caper was pretty ridiculous in other ways, too.
It all began early in the evening of July 9, when Walsh wandered into the Foord Street Tobacco Shop and demanded the store clerk open the register.
“I can’t open it,” replied the clerk.

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31
Oct
Colchester Co. tire fire plan, redux

Colchester Co. tire fire plan, redux

No, good townsfolk of Brookfield, that’s not the rank stench of a few hundred thousand tires going up in smoke. It’s actually the sweet fragrance of environmental progress.
Fine cement purveyor LaFarge Canada Inc. is taking a second crack at switching the kiln at their Colchester County facility from good ol’ fashioned, dirty-burnin’ coal to torched tires.

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17
Oct
What happened to Troy Cook?

What happened to Troy Cook?

Tom Cook dropped off his son Troy by his apartment building, at the corner of Victoria and Willow in Truro.
Before he wished his oldest son a good day, he asked him if he had enough money for smokes. After watching him round the corner to the building’s entrance, Troy’s father pulled a U-turn in the vacant lot across the street, and drove away. Tom never saw his son again.

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