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Eddie Cornwallis

Who will stand up for the Maple Leaf?

I’ve been here 86 years. Just standing here, minding my own business. Landing my peaceful gaze over Chebucto Bay. That’s a long time. I’ve seen a lot. Not a day goes by that I don’t see something. Something new. Every day’s a school day. Even for me, the founder of Halifax.

Village Blacksmith Diaries

The Village Blacksmith Diaries...

Dear Diary, Well, how’s ya like me now? How’s ya like me new team?
And ya knows, Diary, that’s whad I likes about team — there ain’t no “H” in team like dere is “hick” and “homeboy” and “hysterectomy.”

Frank Cameron

An injured robin & a soaring Snowbird

Hope Swinamer is the mover and shaker behind Hope For Wildlife, a wild animal rehabilitation centre located in Seaforth, a small community on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia. Wikipedia says it’s in Halifax, but it’s not in Halifax. If anything, it is east of Dartmouth.

Frank Covers

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Jul
Joe Howe is spinning in his grave over the Proud Boys thingy

Joe Howe is spinning in his grave over the Proud Boys thingy

Regrettably, I can’t pinpoint exactly when it happened. But it has happened. At some point media in this province decided that’s it no longer kosher for media to do its job. At some point our dear friends in the mainstream media, reporters, editors, hosts, producers, associate producers, assignment editors, decided to mail it in.

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26
Jun
Honouring Sid: How many cups does he gotta win?

Honouring Sid: How many cups does he gotta win?

One strongly suspects I’m hardly alone on this front, but I don’t have a lot of time for Halifax City Council or Halifax Mayor Mike Savage, $176,000-per.

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Cape Breton Chit Chat

Snowplow ticket feud cont’d...

A Sydney cop is being accused of ticketing a snowplow driver not because he breached a municipal bylaw, but out of malice toward the snowplow driver’s boss, local businessman (and Frank Magazine owner) Parker Rudderham. The accusation is laid out in a N.S.

Plenty of Snow Days for one wee tyke, er, Pike

There’s nothing like a private prosecution between a small family of four, a bus driving couple of two, a cranky Crown and a school board that would really rather not have to deal with any of them.

Media Madness

Editor's note

Soon after I took the piece about Glen McGregor’s history with Caroline Mulroney (Those Were The Days, My Friend.., Frank 769) from behind the frankmagazine.ca paywall thus exposing it to a wider internet audience, CTV National News Senior Political Correspondent Glen called the bunker asking for

WHO said WHAT?

A Truro woman dining in a local eatery back in April says she overheard three people at the next table talking nasty about Muslims, the Quran and making threats on the life of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. On Facebook (in a post that has since gone missing) on April 26, she said: “To

Frank Letters

Shiver me timbers, it was news to them!

Dear Frank: Re: Mr. Melvin Walks The Plank, Frank 770. The recent high drama at the Armdale Yacht Club involving Jimmy Melvin, Sr. certainly makes for good Frankland fodder.

But it’s not news to them!

Dear Frank: Re: Tracy Kitch, Wanker of the Week, Frank 770. Everybody who works at the IWK knows full well that their come-from-away CEO doesn’t live here full time, jetting home to Upper Canada practically every weekend on the hospital’s dime.

Urban Undulations

No HRM pension for Hurricane Gloria

Many people in Dartmouth — not to mention the Rest of HRM — might think Gloria McCluskey deserves better. The former City of Lakes mayor and HRM councillor retired last year from local politics after 20-plus years of service. But she’s not collecting a pension for her time on HRM Council.

Joe Howe is spinning in his grave over the Proud Boys thingy

Regrettably, I can’t pinpoint exactly when it happened. But it has happened. At some point media in this province decided that’s it no longer kosher for media to do its job.

Speaker's Corner

WHO said WHAT?

A Truro woman dining in a local eatery back in April says she overheard three people at the next table talking nasty about Muslims, the Quran and making threats on the life of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. On Facebook (in a post that has since gone missing) on April 26, she said: “To

No HRM pension for Hurricane Gloria

Many people in Dartmouth — not to mention the Rest of HRM — might think Gloria McCluskey deserves better. The former City of Lakes mayor and HRM councillor retired last year from local politics after 20-plus years of service. But she’s not collecting a pension for her time on HRM Council.

Wanker of the Week

Wanker of the Week: IWK CEO Tracy Kitch

The communications thingy on the other end of the line laughed uncomfortably.

 

“Glad that’s not my department.” 

 

A Few Good Council Men (& A Gal)...

For the umpteenth time, Halifax Council is discussing councillor pay packets.
It’s hard to believe, but many are of the mind that they deserve to be handed a bag of money when they leave office, no matter the circumstances.  
But not everyone is on board.

Law & Disorder

Tarrah vs Frank Magazine

The credibility of Tarrah McPherson. Or lack thereof.

Greg Cox's travelling inebriation show

What’s that about running away from your problems being a futile exercise?

Guy Pothier

Trudeau & Trump more alike than you might think

Several months ago, Don Connolly, host-for-life of CBC Halifax’s Information Morning, sensed he was verging on lese majeste when he suggested that Justin Trudeau and The Donald might have more in common than the former’s Liberal supporters were prepared to acknowledge.

More architectural iconaclasm at Saint Mary’s

Saint Mary’s University is my alma mater. That does not make me a gung ho or tribal alumnus. I do have enough respect for the place to refuse to use or say the initials SMU.

Bevboy's Radio Daze

Valley of Fear / South Shore

How to get a correction from the Herald...

Has it always been this difficult to get a correction from the beleagured ChronicleHerald? Representatives from Annapolis County Council are still managing the public backlash after a ridiculous error made by the local Herald reporter last month.

Northern N.S. News

WHO said WHAT?

A Truro woman dining in a local eatery back in April says she overheard three people at the next table talking nasty about Muslims, the Quran and making threats on the life of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. On Facebook (in a post that has since gone missing) on April 26, she said: “To