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Eddie Cornwallis

Riding John Baird on the Cabot Trail

Welcome everybody, I’m Eddie Cornwallis and this is very likely the last column I will be writing for Frank Magazine and its managing editor, Andrew Douglas.
Mr. Douglas, you see, is a dickhead.

Village Blacksmith Diaries

The Village Blacksmith Diaries

Dear Diary, Sorry ain’t written in a spell. Been away. Never shoulda taken time off. As soon as I left the arse fell outta her.
See, got this lady friend Diana, who’s ‘sposed to be - ‘sposed to be - fillin’ in for me when I’m away from the group.

Frank Cameron

Postcard from Frank’s Norwegian Getaway

I was in the Caribbean on a cruise around the time Scotiabank announced it’s laying off some 1,500 people and closing 120 branches. I didn’t see For Rent signs in the windows of big branches in St. Thomas or Nassau, but maybe they put them up since I left.

Frank Covers

17
Nov
Good news, bad news for Tina’s ex

Good news, bad news for Tina’s ex

I’m happy to report  high flying Jay Hasson, ex of former CTV weatherthingy Tina Simpkin, has a new gal-pal and a new court date.
The loan-dodging helicopter pilot who was going to do great things with his flash-in-the-pan East Coast Airways will now, one suspects, put on a great performance when he’s scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court on December 19.

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03
Nov
The Jianster is gonster...

The Jianster is gonster...

Well, hi there, happy unemployment for the rest of your life.
Sorry. Couldn’t resist.
But don’t cry for Jian Ghomeshi.

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Cape Breton Chit Chat

The document Cecil Clarke didn’t want you to see...

In 2013, McNeil Management Consultants Ltd. won a $103,000 municipal contract to “lead the advancement of CBRM’s port development file,” according to a press release at the time.
MMC Ltd. principal Neil McNeil filed the report in July of 2014.

Please send those SIRT cops to a creative writing class...

A press release from the Serious Incident Response Team, the independent body that investigates allegations involving cops behaving badly, landed in my inbox the other day.

Media Madness

Same old, same old...

Speaking of the CBC and sexual harassment, etc.
Serious Frankologists will recall solidly documented missives regarding former local director of radio “Ranger” Rick Alexander.

The Neverending Lyle Howe Story

Unfortunately for those sick and tired of everything Lyle Howe, we now not only have the series spinoff in the form of David Sparks Goes To Court, but the spinoff from the spinoff, Devon Howe Says Nasty Stuff.

Frank Letters

Mum’s the Muslim word in Halifax

Dear Frank: Re: Thoughts & Prayers For Our V. Own Dr. Jamal Badawi/Moderate Words From A Moderate Halifax Muslim, by Andrew Douglas, Frank 702. There’s no doubt, Dr. Badawi is a flaming radical, but just not when he’s in Halifax.

Easy Going Rider

Dear Frank: My club name is Dad, my real name is Larry. I was reading the latest issue of Frank. When, to my surprise, our motorcycle club is on Page 15. I would like to say thank you, nice piece. I would also like to offer to sit down for a chat with you, any time you like.

Urban Undulations

Scientific smoke signals differ from Health Dept.

To say that the Nova Scotia government’s actions over e-cigarette regulation have been called into question is a heck of an understatement.
E-cigarette users have argued that the devices helped them quit smoking, and the last thing the government should be doing is banning them.

Fisheries nap room just a happy dream

If you ask any government office worker, they’ll be happy to tell you that a 9-5 office job is hard work. Not hard work like spending 12 hours in a fish plant only to sleep in cramped quarters with your fellow temporarily imported workers, but still, hard.

Speaker's Corner

Amherst minds so open their brains are in danger of falling out

For all the complaining people do about how distant and out of touch our politicians are, you would think citizens would be thrilled when their elected officials come down off their lofty perches to debate them directly about the most pressing matters of the day.

The document Cecil Clarke didn’t want you to see...

In 2013, McNeil Management Consultants Ltd. won a $103,000 municipal contract to “lead the advancement of CBRM’s port development file,” according to a press release at the time.
MMC Ltd. principal Neil McNeil filed the report in July of 2014.

Wanker of the Week

Wanker of the Week

With the local twittersphere losing its collective mind over the futility and foolishness of the Rehtaeh Parson publication ban, it’s a good time to look at unnecessary censorship in this province.

The Jian Ghomeshi fan club

Our thoughts and prayers go out to a certain, now former, uber-CBC celebrity, who’s been in the news of late.
Jian Ghomeshi, it increasingly appears, is in dire need of some super-duper spiritual and psychological restoration.

Law & Disorder

Halloween bump in the night in Shelburne

Police in Shelburne say that the people involved in a vehicle-pedestrian accident on Halloween night are the same people who were involved in a house party fight that took place earlier in the evening which resulted in criminal charges.

The Neverending Lyle Howe Story

Unfortunately for those sick and tired of everything Lyle Howe, we now not only have the series spinoff in the form of David Sparks Goes To Court, but the spinoff from the spinoff, Devon Howe Says Nasty Stuff.

Guy Pothier

The psychology of provocation

We Canadians collectively like to bask in the belief that we lead the world in various social indicators. Among these are tolerance and multiculturalism. Yet many individual Canadians suspect that many of their fellow citizens are not all that tolerant and multicultural.

Today’s popular political memes

Playing the China Card
A century ago, the Kaiser prematurely raised alarms about China as the yellow peril at a time when China, in the words of Mao Zedong, was still very much on its knees.

Bevboy's Radio Daze

Valley of Fear / South Shore

Halloween bump in the night in Shelburne

Police in Shelburne say that the people involved in a vehicle-pedestrian accident on Halloween night are the same people who were involved in a house party fight that took place earlier in the evening which resulted in criminal charges.

Northern N.S. News

Amherst minds so open their brains are in danger of falling out

For all the complaining people do about how distant and out of touch our politicians are, you would think citizens would be thrilled when their elected officials come down off their lofty perches to debate them directly about the most pressing matters of the day.