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28
Nov

Miracle at Halifax City Hall?

Better check the chimney for early arriving fat men bearing gifts and your tap water for alcoholic content, as something miraculous is about to happen (those with heart conditions may want to sit down for this). For the second time in the same year, Halifax councillors are giving serious consideration to taking a pay cut.

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28
Nov

Frank sez: Buy low, sell high

One of the joys of being a grunt in the Frank Bunker is that the mysterious ups and downs of high finance and the stock markets wash blissfully over our hunkered shoulders as we grub in our tattered back-packs for enough nickels and dimes to go down to Timmy’s.

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28
Nov
These boots were made for pedways...

These boots were made for pedways...

The calendar may say that winter is coming, but in Nova Scotia, there are really only two seasons: the short one you can enjoy outside, and the much longer one that you can’t.

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14
Nov
HRM council swearing-in slapstick

HRM council swearing-in slapstick

When O Canada began playing and members in the small audience jumped to their feet in a fine exhibition of situational patriotism, the honoured guests on stage at the front of the garden shed-sized auditorium didn’t quite know what to do with themselves. It seemed nothing had prepared them for such a moment of grandeur, the playing of the Canadian national anthem.

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14
Nov
Teachers prepare for the breadline: please sir, can I have some more (of your money)?

Teachers prepare for the breadline: please sir, can I have some more (of your money)?

Our children spend 13 years in the Nova Scotia public education system. They are pushed through. They graduate after all those years of daycare not knowing how to add two & two, and the only two words in the English language they can readily deploy are “like, awesome.” No matter. Our kids are used to getting what they want. They feel entitled.
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