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18
Apr
Driving the Cape Breton cops crazy, Saudi-style

Driving the Cape Breton cops crazy, Saudi-style

The N.S. Public Prosecution Service has a Saudi national’s nether regions on the chopping block, and CBRP couldn’t be happier about it, I understand. You can’t exactly blame them.

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18
Apr
Const. Hothead strikes again

Const. Hothead strikes again

North Sydney gal Stephanie Bonner’s protracted fight against the Cape Breton Regional Police (Frank 685, 686, etc.) has revealed to us another example of Constable D.W. Reginato’s exquisite judgement.

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03
Apr
Four years later,  the Rita reveal...

Four years later, the Rita reveal...

The music may have stopped but four years after her death, Rita MacNeil continues to make news.
Cape Bretoners, more than most, will remember where they were and what they were doing when Rita died April 16, 2013 at age 68.
And she was Rita. Simply Rita.

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20
Mar
The night the soul of Cape Breton died

The night the soul of Cape Breton died

They were ten-cent gunslingers, small town punks with big city attitudes, and not half-a-clue between the three of them, Derek Wood, Darren Muise, Freeman McNeil.
What they took from Cape Breton just after midnight May 7, 1992, was not a stack of bloodied two dollar bills. It was something so very much more than that.

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20
Mar

The most dreadful phone call...

Garfield Lewis can’t ever remember driving as fast he drove that night. He swears he must’ve been at a 150 miles an hour clip.
The longtime Sydney-area McDonald’s franchisee, now retired, does, however, remember the phone call that got him out of bed, and put him en route to his King’s Road location.
It was from RCMP dispatch, “See the man there...” the voice said.

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