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Eddie Cornwallis

An open letter to the Hon. Elizabeth May

Dear Elizabeth, My dear, where does the time go? It’s been so long since I’ve seen you. Equally as long, I guess, since I thought of you. Thought of you, in any capacity, really. But just the other day didn’t you come to mind. Funny how that works.

Village Blacksmith Diaries

The Village Blacksmith Diaries...

Dear Diary, Well, golly, it’s finally begun to feel like spring is in da air, huh?
And speaking about da weather I’s must report that me and my group weathered another stormy session in da big chamber where we sits for hours at a time. Thank god that’s all over until da fall.

Frank Cameron

Trash talk with Frank Cameron

Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout
Would not take the garbage out
She’d scour the pots and scrape the pans
Candy the yams and spice the hams
And though her daddy would scream and shout,
She simply would not take the garbage out

Frank Covers

19
May
Is this the end for Bruce?

Is this the end for Bruce?

If you haven’t already noticed, veteran CTV broadcaster Bruce Frisko is no longer the face of Live at 5. He’s been shuffled off to weekend anchor in favour of Jayson Baxter, who has taken over the male lead.

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04
May
The night Andrew Douglas asked me to take pictures of rock & roll legend Frank Cameron...

The night Andrew Douglas asked me to take pictures of rock & roll legend Frank Cameron...

CB: One thing, though, Douglas, where?
AD: Where what?
CB: Where’s the big soiree? If
I’m going to chase down this Frank Cameron, guy, I gotta know where I’m going, right?
AD: I know a place...
CB: I’m sure you do. Downtown?
AD: It’s not downtown.

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Cape Breton Chit Chat

Dance Dance Relocation

By all accounts, Sydney dance instructor Lucy Wintermans, 34, has got the moves. And by a few accounts, she’s also recently gotten the movers.

Salon guy Trevor wigs out over mall deal

While Port Hawkesbury’s resident funeral-fella John F. Green may be used to coiffuring a stylish do as he prepares the town’s dearly departed for the sweet hereafter, his new business adventure involves a clientelle with a bit more of a pulse.

Media Madness

And the winner is... from N.B. or Newfoundland!

The 34th annual Atlantic Journalism Awards gala at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront had its moments, certainly.

The times they are a’changin’

Last June 6, Viktor Pivovarov took the shot of a lifetime. It was a photograph, but for all he knew at the time, the shot he took could just as easily have been a bullet to the head.

Frank Letters

Exciting big head sighting

Dear Frank, I know how much you absolutely adore Alan Doyle from that borefest of a Canadian “folk rock band” Great Big Sea. Or as the band is referred to in the good pages of your organ, Great Big Heads.

Ha! Thanks for pointing that out!

Dear Frank: Re: Wanker of the Week, Frank 715.
Brad Hartlin would never have knowingly sold inauthentic hockey jerseys to anyone, so he certainly doesn’t deserve this vulgar “Wanker of the Week” title you’ve given him.

Urban Undulations

Paramount mystery solved

I understand Universal Realty CEO Mani Suissa has been digging out his own little hidey-hole in the parking garage of The Paramount on South Park Street..
“He walled off a bunch of parking spaces to make his own Batcave,” a tipster tells me.

The airport’s puny little tent

Peter Spurway, spokesguy and VP of Everything But The Kitchen Sink at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, got back to me this week to answer our questions about the airport’s possession of an emergency shelter.

Speaker's Corner

Taking care of business...

Nova Scotia cabinet minister Mark Furey hasn’t been in the news much. And that’s a good thing for any member of Premier Stephen McNeil’s twisting-in-the-wind, back-tracking executive council. I guess.

MLAs Behaving Badly...

It’s positively dripping with irony, isn’t it?

Wanker of the Week

Wanker of the Week: Brad Hartlin

1. Guy who played professional hockey for 10 minutes hooks up with Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys to sell chicken wings.
2. Guy starts selling authentic sports memorabilia next door to place he sells chicken wings.

Law & Disorder

Would you like fries with that RCMP takedown?

Jesus H. Christ, a fellow can’t even enjoy the Saturday afternoon peace and quiet of a finely grilled A&W Mama Burger without rude interruption.

Scotsburn Debcam debacle: it's a crime!

When we ran a story last time out titled Sex, Lies, & Videotape in Scotsburn, we were surprised to find that it wasn’t the “sex” part of the title that got people excited. Since that story ran, it’s been the “videotape” bit that’s had tongues wagging.

Guy Pothier

A radio guy, a writer and a politician...

Three deaths, one quite fresh, one somewhat recent, and one 30 years ago, all of which merit discussion today.
Orest Ulan
Sometime CBC Radio personality Orest Ulan died a couple of weeks ago. Few seemed to notice.

Class war in the Near North End?

The North End of the Halifax peninsula is a very elastic concept. Like Caesar’s Gaul, it is, or used to be, divided into three parts.

Bevboy's Radio Daze

Valley of Fear / South Shore

Taking care of business...

Nova Scotia cabinet minister Mark Furey hasn’t been in the news much. And that’s a good thing for any member of Premier Stephen McNeil’s twisting-in-the-wind, back-tracking executive council. I guess.

Northern N.S. News

Would you like fries with that RCMP takedown?

Jesus H. Christ, a fellow can’t even enjoy the Saturday afternoon peace and quiet of a finely grilled A&W Mama Burger without rude interruption.