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17
Dec
You’re a mean one, Mr. Union...

You’re a mean one, Mr. Union...

Some unions in the Saint John, N.B. area have gone into Grinch mode, threatening to withhold $50,000 in cash donations if the city’s chapter of the Salvation Army accepts toys from the Maritime Broadcast System’s annual Christmas toy-drive.

Here’s the skinny; seven MBS employees in Saint John have been on strike since late June, with wages and benefits being the main sticking points.

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17
Dec
Teacher Frances Fuller was the last of her family

Teacher Frances Fuller was the last of her family

Halifax resident and retired teacher Frances Leone Fuller died on October 18, leaving an estate valued at $775,000. She was 96. 

Frances left the property of her late parents, Charles and Lottie Knickles, as well as properties of her late brother, Charles K. Knickles, to her executor and niece, Grace Burke of Halifax. 

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03
Dec
Smoke ’em while it’s legal

Smoke ’em while it’s legal

If the Ottoman Cafe and places like it allow their customers to smoke only herbal shisha, they are legal, although a provincial tobacco enforcer says that could change in time. 

Provincial tobacco control boss Steve Machat says he's telling people who are looking to open a shisha cafe in the province to seriously think about the future before they do.

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03
Dec
Yes, Virginia, grownups are morons

Yes, Virginia, grownups are morons

Traditionally speaking, my personal favourite thing about the tornado-like swirl of holiday parties and gatherings I’m forced to attend every year has been how socially acceptable it is to get absolutely persnickered.

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03
Dec
Mayor Mike’s heart: 3 sizes too small?

Mayor Mike’s heart: 3 sizes too small?

It would seem that newly elected mayor of Halifax is truly doing everything he can not to follow in the footsteps of his predecessor. And that included NOT pelting small children with candy.

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