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04
Mar
It’s a social event, not a sport

It’s a social event, not a sport

 
My learned friend, Mr. Alex J. Walling, attempts to convince me curling is a sport.
A.J. is a sports journalist beyond reproach; he is astute, often bombastic, usually bang-on. Most times.
Curling is a social event, not a sporting event. 
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18
Feb
Tories Got Talent-palooza!

Tories Got Talent-palooza!

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, Tories of all ages, step right up under the Big Top, and gentleman please put your hands together for, all the way from Montreal, the lovely Gigi!
Ummm, well, not quite so.
There were no stripper poles on stage at Halifax’s Westin Hotel on the night of February 10.
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18
Feb
The Mayor of Spring Garden Road gets a well-deserved sendoff

The Mayor of Spring Garden Road gets a well-deserved sendoff

“Forget your lust for the rich man’s gold
All that you need is in your soul
And you can do this, Oh baby, if you try
All that I want for you, my son, is to be
satisfied...”
— Simple Man, by Lynyrd Skynyrd
 
“The Mayor of Spring Garden Road” was laid to rest Saturday, February 3.
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18
Feb
February 24, 1979: Disaster at the No. 26

February 24, 1979: Disaster at the No. 26

 
It gets lost in the shadow of the Westray Mine Disaster, but no one should ever forget when tragedy struck nearly 40 years ago in the early morning hours of February 24, 1979.
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04
Feb
RIP Wray Hart, Mayor of Spring Garden Road

RIP Wray Hart, Mayor of Spring Garden Road

The senseless and harrowing death of Wray Hart, 63, doesn’t disturb me. It sickens me.
It sickens me that Halifax has so needlessly lost a Spring Garden Road institution.
It sickens me that Wray Hart, the man I have no hesitation calling the Mayor of Spring Garden, was pulzerived, pinned under an out-of-control motor vehicle. D.O.A.

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