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Eddie Cornwallis

Chicken soup for gun violence

Buckle up boys and girls, I’m going off.
The insistent hand-wringing, navel-gazing, and “reaching out” over gun violence in Halifax has reached epidemic proportion. Everybody and their dog is reaching out, crying out, “Stop it!”

Village Blacksmith Diaries

The Village Blacksmith Diaries...

Dear Diary, Sum days, Diary, I tinks I’d mite just as wells lays buck-naked in bed all days and listen to me John Denver recordins radder den goes into da orfice. Radder den has dat tiny, nasty, bald man Jamie Daily pointin’ he’s short, stubby fingers at me and callin’ me names.

Frank Cameron

I’m angry and I’m tired all the time...

Like a bird on the wire
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.  

Frank Covers

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Nov
Will the REAL Nancy Regan please stand up?

Will the REAL Nancy Regan please stand up?

“People wonder if I miss TV,” former Live at 5 giggle-queen Nancy Regan confessed to the current hostess, Maria Panopalis.
“I miss the people.”
Not only the people she worked with at ATV, although they were all uniformly wonderful, but she also misses her daily interactions with people in her Maritime Community.

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14
Nov
The great Frankland prosecution 2016: who says incompetence comes cheap?

The great Frankland prosecution 2016: who says incompetence comes cheap?

As you’re likely aware by now, the Great Frankland Publication Ban case is over. On November 4, Paul Carver, the chief Crown attorney for the Halifax region, appeared in front of Judge Greg Lenehan to announce they would not be presenting evidence on the publication ban breach charge laid against my goodself by Halifax Regional Police in July.

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Cape Breton Chit Chat

Frankie MacDonald's guessing game

The somewhat mystical, other-worldly allure of Cape Breton continues to entice the Come From Away crowd, with everyone’s favourite amateur weatherman Frankie MacDonald once again making headlines across the globe.

Good news and bad news for the Ash-man

It’s been awhile since the Frankland Bunker was the recipient of a voicemail message from former enfant terrible Ashley MacIsaac. Too long, in fact.

Media Madness

Will the REAL Nancy Regan please stand up?

“People wonder if I miss TV,” former Live at 5 giggle-queen Nancy Regan confessed to the current hostess, Maria Panopalis.
“I miss the people.”

Worshipping Rehtaeh: why that might not be the best idea

“You’re not going to write a negative article, are you?” asks the thin, dark-haired lady standing in front of me.
I introduce myself and my affiliation with Frank Magazine, but I think she already knows that. She doesn’t mention her name.

Frank Letters

Love letter of the week

Dear Frank: Re: The 375 Teachers On The Halifax Regional School Board Soup Line
I get it, Andrew Douglas.

No sign of union sanity

Dear Frank: I am a long ago retired civil servant, or silly servant, if you like. Call me whatever you like.
I go back as long as you do, back to the days when Greg Blanchard was head of the NSGEU.

Urban Undulations

Will the REAL Nancy Regan please stand up?

“People wonder if I miss TV,” former Live at 5 giggle-queen Nancy Regan confessed to the current hostess, Maria Panopalis.
“I miss the people.”

Worshipping Rehtaeh: why that might not be the best idea

“You’re not going to write a negative article, are you?” asks the thin, dark-haired lady standing in front of me.
I introduce myself and my affiliation with Frank Magazine, but I think she already knows that. She doesn’t mention her name.

Speaker's Corner

A word (or a million!) from the world's greatest educator

And now a short word or two on Mr. Grant Frost. Perhaps you already know the name?

Chignecto-Central School Board teachers prepare for the breadline

Again we pull back the curtain on the omnipotent Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union, Liette Doucet, prop., and their pitched battle to get a “fair wage” settlement from Stephen McNeil’s Liberal Government.
Again we showcase the starvation wages of the deeply exploited members of the NSTU.

Wanker of the Week

Our intrepid Labour Minister Kelly Regan

Back about two years ago now, it was observed in these pages that Labour Minister Kelly Regan couldn’t seem to handle the pressures that came with the gig.

Michel Samson, still our Wanker

Didja hear about the time seven of 10 Richmond County councillors went to a local Liberal fundraising dinner back in 2014, and all seven of them managed to somehow get fully reimbursed for their donation by municipal taxpayers?

Law & Disorder

Mounties say a sad farewell

It didn’t make any local headlines, but I hear the funeral for RCMP Inspector Tony Perry in Antigonish on October 29 was a particularly somber event.

The great Frankland prosecution 2016: who says incompetence comes cheap?

As you’re likely aware by now, the Great Frankland Publication Ban case is over.

Guy Pothier

What do teachers really want?

Recently, CBC’s The Current interviewed a parent and his eight-year-old son about the possible closing of a gifted program at the Ottawa Carleton School Board in which the boy was enrolled, and then an education consultant opposed to such programs, or any programs that pulled students out of the

The World Turned Upside Down...

In 1781, when British commander Charles Cornwallis (nephew of our own Edward Cornwallis) surrendered to George Washington, a band played The World Turned Upside Down.

Bevboy's Radio Daze

Valley of Fear / South Shore

Good news, bad news for Wolfville crime watchers

Better late than never may be the Wolfville RCMP’s new motto. About a week after we went to press with local concerns that the community cop-shop has been ignoring an alleged rash of student violence, spokesthingy Cpl. Jen Clarke finally responded to calls for comment.

Northern N.S. News

Chignecto-Central School Board teachers prepare for the breadline

Again we pull back the curtain on the omnipotent Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union, Liette Doucet, prop., and their pitched battle to get a “fair wage” settlement from Stephen McNeil’s Liberal Government.
Again we showcase the starvation wages of the deeply exploited members of the NSTU.