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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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06
Mar
It was nice knowing ya...

It was nice knowing ya...

I’ve always known my old pal Frank Cameron wasn’t a one trick pony. Although to be honest I was beginning to second guess myself. That’s what reading column after column about the plight of Nova Scotia’s teaching fraternity coupled with the evils and abominations of Premier Stephen McNeil can do to a person.

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21
Feb
Whose House: The Judges

Whose House: The Judges

It’s funny, nobody’s marching in the streets waving signs around demanding that judges be given a raise.
That’s mostly owing to the fact that Nova Scotia doesn’t have 9,300 Provincial & Family Court judges, like there are members of a certain newly militant public service union.

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