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Eddie Cornwallis

When even the politicians give up and go West

It must tell us something when the politicians of bankrupt Nova Scotia start packing up and moving west in search of a better life.
Darren Bruckschwaiger was for years one of the more competent and steady councillors around the Cape Breton Regional Municipality council table.

Guy Pothier

It really can happen here

I have deep family roots going back nearly two centuries in Wedgeport, Nova Scotia, a rather urbane Acadian fishing village just south of Yarmouth. My parents grew up there. My four grandparents are buried there.

Frank Cameron

Of human tragedy & human triumph

September 2 marked the 16th anniversary of the Swissair crash.

Frank Covers

08
Sep
You were our sunshine...

You were our sunshine...

Finally, I have decided what I want to do with the rest of my life, the little piece that’s left.
I want to get a six-figure non-repayable annual grant from the Canadian Research Council to study why Maritimers fall ever so deeply in love with their local television personalities.

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28
Aug
The strange and costly case of Communications Nova Scotia

The strange and costly case of Communications Nova Scotia

“Communications Nova Scotia needs to be more than cut. It needs a complete overhaul.”
— Andrew Younger, Liberal
opposition critic, March 2013.

“The inherent danger with Communications Nova Scotia is bureaucratic creep.”
— Dr. Patricia Ripley, Nova Scotia’s top civil servant, March 1999.

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11
Aug
Why does Shania Twain hate Nova Scotia?

Why does Shania Twain hate Nova Scotia?

Uber-Mega-Superstar Shania Twain must really have a hate on for Nova Scotia. I mean it’s obvious. Call me paranoid if you want, but figure this one out. Don’t be stupid.

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Cape Breton Chit Chat

In Port Hawkesbury: shrine to accused molester quietly dismantled

Sometimes, you simply must redecorate.
There doesn’t have to be a reason, really, beyond the fact that you’ve finally grown tired of this particular shade of green or that wall-hanging. A desire to modernize in some way or another is often the driving force.

Billdidit & they will come with taxpayers’ money

Although Sydport-based drum accessory manufacturer Joe Menchefski is frantically trying to figure out a way to get the company he founded back up and running after ACOA pulled the rug out from under him last month, Billdidit’s New Brunswick-based majority shareholder, industry giant Sabian, seems

Media Madness

Vince Hall behaving badly

Should you find yourself in a tired and emotional state of mind, the last place you may want to place yourself is on any variety of a smart phone, or near a keyboard.

Welcome to the radio revolving door

If you saw my interview with Ron Roberts you will know that I spend a lot of time thinking and talking and writing about the local radio market.

Frank Letters

Real Bay Boys don’t do that...

Dear Frank: If he has nothing to hide, then the president should publicly release his birth certificate!!!
Yes, I am calling upon Mark Lever, President & CEO, Halifax Herald Ltd., to do the right thing, and to immediately release his long-form Nova Scotia birth certificate.

Rape chants & the Infants Home

Dear Frank: Re: What Were They Thinking in the McNally Building?, by Guy Pothier, Frank 694.

Urban Undulations

New gig for chokeslam principal Ken Fells

A school with a history of controversy now has a principal with some baggage of his own.
It remains to be seen whether the coupling of Cole Harbour District High with Ken Fells, student choke-slammer extraordinaire, is a match made in heaven, or somewhere slightly south of there.

Welcome to the radio revolving door

If you saw my interview with Ron Roberts you will know that I spend a lot of time thinking and talking and writing about the local radio market.

Speaker's Corner

The long, hard fight for the Memorial Library

The Halifax Spring Garden Road Memorial Library closed its doors for the final time on Saturday, August 30, at 5 p.m.

Billdidit & they will come with taxpayers’ money

Although Sydport-based drum accessory manufacturer Joe Menchefski is frantically trying to figure out a way to get the company he founded back up and running after ACOA pulled the rug out from under him last month, Billdidit’s New Brunswick-based majority shareholder, industry giant Sabian, seems

Wanker of the Week

Why Graham Steele is Wanker of the Week

Graham Steele realized the futility of partisan politics during the spring 2012 session of the legislature, according to his just-released book, What I Learned About Politics.

Why does Shania Twain hate Nova Scotia?

Uber-Mega-Superstar Shania Twain must really have a hate on for Nova Scotia. I mean it’s obvious. Call me paranoid if you want, but figure this one out. Don’t be stupid.

Law & Disorder

Accused Halifax Pride thief still ridin' high

Halifax Regional Police may not know where accused fraudster and former co-chair of Halifax Pride Chris Scullino is, but a little fishy tells me it might have an idea. Plenty of Fish, actually. The website, that is.

Parks & Wrecked?

A faithful Valley reader tells my organ that a Town of Kentville employee was behind the wheel of the car that smucked into a downtown storefront early one Sunday morning last month.

Let Them Swill Cake

Teacher's paypacks at Millwood High

Millwood High School
(36 teachers/609 students)

Morrison, Joseph (Principal)    $96,128
Burton, Catharine (VP)    $86,791
Broomhead, Leslie (VP)    $86,650
Frost, Grant    $85,044
Devitt, Brenda    $82,745
Boisoli, Amanda    $81,198

Teachers’ paypacks at Prince Andrew High

Prince Andrew High School
(47 teachers; 984 students)
MacKinnon, Gregory (Prin.)    $101,485
Amaral, Lee Anne (VP)    $92,411
Abidi, Soheal (VP)    $86,561
Roberts-Regan, Debra    $84,331
Stewart, John    $81,694

Frankland Reports

Valley of Fear / South Shore

Parks & Wrecked?

A faithful Valley reader tells my organ that a Town of Kentville employee was behind the wheel of the car that smucked into a downtown storefront early one Sunday morning last month.

Northern N.S. News

New Glasgow's real-life Nurse Jackie

A New Glasgow nurse has voluntarily surrendered her nursing licence following complaints about her conduct, Frank Magazine has learned.