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Eddie Cornwallis

Waye Mason, Halifax's pie-faced poseur

From the Colonies comes dispatch that a callow pudding-headed bloke is again barking at the moon over my likeness in Edward Cornwallis Park.

Village Blacksmith Diaries

The Village Blacksmith Diaries...

Dear Diary, I’s can’t believe it’s bin over a mont, now, since me group is back to meatin’ in da Big Chambers. Dats too long fer us to be workin’.
But rite aways, well at least by da turd week, I realized sumthun’ wuzn’t quite rite. Sumthun’ was missin’.

Frank Cameron

Get to knittin’ for poor Fort Mac

The relationship between Alberta, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia has been a solid one for 100 years.

Frank Covers

16
May
On the frontline at the AJAs

On the frontline at the AJAs

At one point, Frank managing editor Andrew Douglas turned to me. You could see fear in his eyes.
We were boxed in. On the frontlines. Up against the wall at Halifax’s Harbourside Marriott, in a muddy foxhole, surrounded by fashionable eyes-glasses and cocktail dresses. Hostile forces. It was the 2016 edition of the time-honoured (at least since 1981) Atlantic Journalism Awards.

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02
May
Harv Stewart, sporting thoroughbred

Harv Stewart, sporting thoroughbred

On Tuesday morning, April 26, local sportscaster Harv Stewart was found slumped over dead in front of his computer screen in his Dartmouth apartment on Mount Edward Road.
Harv, 60, was found by his landlord’s father, who would show up each morning to walk Harv’s yellow lab, Jersey.

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Cape Breton Chit Chat

CBC Nova Scotia's Brokeback Mountain moment?

Here’s a whopper straight out of the CBC Halifax Mental Health Mischief-Making Department.
A much experienced cameraman and a reporter, a guy with tremendous potential, return from an out-of-town shoot.

Star hockey player drops the puck on 17 fraud-related charges

Star hockey player Michael Evan Rizzato, 30 (dob: April 10, 1986), of New Waterford will appear in Sydney Provincial Court Wednesday, June 22 for arraignment and/or plea re: 17 fraud-related charges. As a result of his many years working at Burke’s Furniture in Sydney.

Media Madness

What the councillors said about Eddie...

On May 10, Halifax Regional Council voted 8-7 to defeat a motion from South End Councillor Waye Mason which would have opened the door to discussing whether the city would continue to commemorate Edward Cornwallis.

Liz Rigney: still a twit after all these years

What’s this I hear about ousted CTV Atlantic general manager and amateur photographer Mike Elgie, um, developing a case of the hissies over the shot of Peggy’s Cove that adorns the side of the network’s Robie Street studio building?

Frank Letters

The redcoats & their tasers

Dear Frank: Re: Nothing To See Here..., by Andrew Douglas, Frank 741.

The newbie who did... nothing

Dear Frank: Since your story listed the name of the cop who tased that fellow, along with the cop who adjusted one of the security cameras, you might as well also have the name of the third guy, who pretty much stood there and did nothing: that was Constable Adam Chapman, a newbie who just joined

Urban Undulations

What the councillors said about Eddie...

On May 10, Halifax Regional Council voted 8-7 to defeat a motion from South End Councillor Waye Mason which would have opened the door to discussing whether the city would continue to commemorate Edward Cornwallis.

Liz Rigney: still a twit after all these years

What’s this I hear about ousted CTV Atlantic general manager and amateur photographer Mike Elgie, um, developing a case of the hissies over the shot of Peggy’s Cove that adorns the side of the network’s Robie Street studio building?

Speaker's Corner

Don’t Just Say No in Pictou County

As I write this, residents of Pictou County are less than two weeks away from voting in a contentious amalgamation plebiscite that would see four municipalities — New Glasgow, Stellarton, Pictou and the rural municipality — merge into one unit.

StewMac & those pesky Panamanians

Sight-seeing for a glimpse of Nova Scotia in the latest Panama Papers data leak, there’s not much on offer.

Wanker of the Week

Speaker Kevin Murphy

The day after Alfie MacLeod got booted from the legislature by the Speaker of the House while attempting to hold Health Minister Leo Glavine’s feet to the fire on the troubling shortage of doctors in Cape Breton, the veteran Tory MLA appeared on CBC Cape Breton Mainstreet for a chat with hostess

Rotten, no-good, gutter trash blackmailers

If you’re looking for a quick resolution — or any resolution, for that matter — to this Steve Sampson blackmail business, don’t hold your breath.
“We don’t have any suspects,” St. Peters RCMP district commander Sgt. Mark MacPherson tells me.

Law & Disorder

Law & Order, dum, dum, dum, DUM

Sometimes being caught red-handed isn’t such a bad thing. Just ask Victor Muise of Halifax.

The Great Amherst TV Robbery

The Thomas Crown-type affair began back on June 11, 2014, when Springhill correctional officer Paul MacDonald left his Davidson Street, Amherst home for a typical night shift.

Guy Pothier

Edward Cornwallis, British aristo-twit

When you hear the name Edward Cornwallis, what is your first thought?
Today probably, his issuing an edict to pay bounty for aboriginal scalps, an edict that apparently was never acted on. But it has caused Cornwallis, perhaps not quite fairly, to be seen as an advocate of genocide.

I take the PBS Trump Bubble Test

In 2013, the conservative American political scientist Charles Murray wrote Coming Apart, in which he describes how America is becoming two nations: a relatively (at times very) affluent cosmopolitan economic/cultural/media elite with mostly intact families; and a lower class that is losing good

Bevboy's Radio Daze

Valley of Fear / South Shore

In her own words...

This is Brianna Bolivar’s victim impact statement in its entirety:
“I want to thank the court for giving me the opportunity to read this statement, and share the impact this crime has had on my life for the past 21 months.

Northern N.S. News

Don’t Just Say No in Pictou County

As I write this, residents of Pictou County are less than two weeks away from voting in a contentious amalgamation plebiscite that would see four municipalities — New Glasgow, Stellarton, Pictou and the rural municipality — merge into one unit.