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Eddie Cornwallis

Suffering through TSPI

Here we are, working class dudes captive to the dog days of summer, this small band of Frankland brothers (and sisters! — ed.), dispassionately grinding it out, day in and day out, rarely missing a beat, never missing a deadline.

Guy Pothier

What were they thinking in the McNally Building?

The past several months have not been especially auspicious from a PR point of view for Saint Mary’s University. First the notorious “rape chant” incident. Now, the destruction of the Victorian era Womens and Infants’ home on the campus.

Frank Cameron

Farewell to Maxine Cochran, Nova Scotia political trailbrazer

Nova Scotia lost a pioneer on July 8. Maxine Cochran was 87.
I recall some brief contacts with Maxine in the ’60s whilst toiling as the host of Frank’s Bandstand. She was a host interviewer for the supperhour show Gazette. She was a bundle of energy and had a wicked sense of humour.

Frank Covers

14
Jul
Schmoozing with Nate

Schmoozing with Nate

A fellah never knows what, or who, he going to run into on Halifax’s Grafton Street the morning after bouncers at the downtown bars have kicked the last patron in the face with their army boots.
Yep, 10 a.m. sure pales in comparison with 10 p.m. But all for the better, mind you.

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30
Jun
Linden MacIntyre on Harper's respect deficit

Linden MacIntyre on Harper's respect deficit

I remember a guy named Stephen Harper from a previous lifetime, a pointy-headed fellow who was dabbling in economics and political theory.
Those were heady days back in the early ’80s at the University of Calgary. Professors Tom Flanagan, Barry Cooper and Antigonish’s own Don Barry were leading a credible political science department.

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16
Jun
Moncton observer’s notebook

Moncton observer’s notebook

-    First and foremost, should there be a conviction, or a guilty plea, let’s hope neo-con Justice Minister Peter MacKay has the Criminal Code of Canada revamped in time for a Justin Bourque Day of Reckoning.

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Cape Breton Chit Chat

Welcome to Luciano’s latest Grand, er, delay

There has been yet another grand opening delay at the New Aberdeen Garden Town Houses in Glace Bay.
Project owner Luciano Lisi says recent wet weather has delayed the drying of the units’ paint jobs and gyprock, which means that they had to miss their last target date of July 1.

Election hooliganism justice, Cape Breton style

CBU Student Union prezzie Brandon Ellis has finally got some justice regarding those threats that came his way back during the 2012 CBRM election.
It just wasn’t the particular brand of justice he was looking for.

Media Madness

Gerry Regan & the Castro years

It isn’t too often that the larger themes of global geo-politics touch our humble little shores. A G-7 Summit here, a Leon Trotsky vaycay there is usually all we can hope for, then back to hauling lobster or digging in the dirt we go.

How Trevor Stoyko lost it in the Maritimes

Saskatchewan native Trevor Stoyko can be forgiven if his recent experience in Nova Scotia left something of a bad taste in his mouth.

Frank Letters

Cold comparison

Dear Frank: Re: Oh, the Humanity! Ponderings of a Pariah by Eddie Cornwallis, Frank 691.

Separated at birth

Dear Frank: When I saw your rag mag last week, I thought to myself, “What the heck is George W. Bush doing on the cover of Frank Magazine?!”
Then I realized it was actually Linden MacIntyre.
Still. They look pretty similar to me!
Sincerely, Miss I. Deed
 

Urban Undulations

What’s this about top cop Jean-Michel’s career plans?

Chatter that’s making its way through the cop shops of the province has inevitably also made its way to the Frankland bunker.

Don't worry, be happy

Halifax Regional Municipality is proudly standing by Halifax Pride.

Speaker's Corner

Did they have a room with a view?

Premier Stephen McNeil and his press minion Laurel Munroe spent the last two weeks avoiding Frank Magazine like the plague after we enquired how much of a tab Preem Steph-O ran up during his recent jaunt to Europe.

Not that we’re going to say told you so, or anything...

It was Frank Magazine that first brought you word that all was not as it should be at the Cumberland Regional Development Authority.

Wanker of the Week

Wankers of the Week: Nova Scotia Power ratepayers

Dear Nova Scotia Power Ratepayer:
You poor dumb bastard, you just don’t get it. We charge you the highest electricity rates in the country, some of the highest rates in North America, then you turn around, and get your nose out of joint, when we don’t supply the damn stuff.

Wanker of the Week: Megan Leslie

There was a time, years ago, I am now ashamed to admit, when I thought Megan Leslie was a breath of fresh air.
She isn’t.
Megan Leslie, 40, the MP for Halifax, is no different than most MPs in Ottawa.

Law & Disorder

Don't worry, be happy

Halifax Regional Municipality is proudly standing by Halifax Pride.

Election hooliganism justice, Cape Breton style

CBU Student Union prezzie Brandon Ellis has finally got some justice regarding those threats that came his way back during the 2012 CBRM election.
It just wasn’t the particular brand of justice he was looking for.

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

The Terrys & the Levys of Tancook

While the tragedy on Little Tancook Island midway through July remains a tale of two Terrys — victim Terry Green and the man charged with his murder, Terry Roy Levy —few familiar with the island’s history would be all surprised to hear that it’s a Levy putting the Lunenburg County island on the m

Northern N.S. News

Not that we’re going to say told you so, or anything...

It was Frank Magazine that first brought you word that all was not as it should be at the Cumberland Regional Development Authority.