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Mar
Glenn Bourgeois: A mother’s love for her murdered son

Glenn Bourgeois: A mother’s love for her murdered son

If you follow the news, you might recall that Glenn Brian Bourgeois was convicted of a 1992 armed robbery and served five years in jail for his trouble.
You might also remember that he had later convictions for theft, harassment, and mischief. His 2007 murder in broad daylight in North End Halifax got the attention of the Globe and Mail.

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06
Mar
CBC star is born, but storm clouds gather

CBC star is born, but storm clouds gather

“And, the Lord saith unto Noah, go thou, now, and construct thy ark;
And it came to pass after seven days that the flood was upon the earth;
And the great flood was forty days upon the earth;
And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven were beget by flood waters;

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06
Mar
The trouble with Tom & Amy

The trouble with Tom & Amy

While we’re on the topic of CBC Nova Scotia, and by way of follow-up to those ghastly ratings for their supperhour news package, the current name of which escapes me, we hear there’s quiet rumblings about a move in a different direction.

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06
Mar
Through the looking glass with some saviours of journalism

Through the looking glass with some saviours of journalism

On Thursday night, 19 hours before Frankland Deadline, we’re getting down to the short strokes, when managing editor Andrew Douglas hit me with this one:
“We’re working on Saturday.”
Interesting concept, I thought to myself, but hardly a capital suggestion. Does this meet the smell test?

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06
Mar
Unreliable sources

Unreliable sources

It was mere seconds into what promised to be an evening of deep and penetrating discussion about the state of journalism in Atlantic Canada when Jesse Brown brings up the cabbie court case that everyone is talking about.

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