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18
Sep

Will it be Mayor Rankin of Sydney?

Rumours have been swirling over who will challenge Owen Fitzgerald for CBRM mayor now that John Morgan is out of the running, and, along with Ray Paruch — who is being pressured to run by various factions — the name I heard most commonly throughout the month of August was that of federal Tory also-ran Cecil Clarke.

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13
Sep

More Marine Atlantic mumblings

An email received from a “concerned Marine Atlantic employee,” who also claims to be the head of a union local, complains the Crown corporation is frequently outsourcing jobs in violation of union contracts. With an aside that Marine Atlantic’s management’s attitude and spending habits are out of control.

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10
Sep
Oh, Kay!

Oh, Kay!

Kay Boutilier, the 25-year-old Glace Bay native pop singer whose recent stinkbomb performance on her home turf caused the Savoy Theatre to offer a refund to concert-goers, says if the debacle had to happen, she’s glad it went down in front of a hometown crowd.

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10
Sep
Out of bounds, MLAs say

Out of bounds, MLAs say

To say that a pair of Liberal MLAs are upset about proposed changes to their riding boundaries is perhaps the understatement of the year.

“We are under siege by this government!” declares newbie Yarmouth representative Zach Churchill, whose riding would be divided between Clare and Argyle, creating the new ridings of Yarmouth-Argyle and Clare-Yarmouth.

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10
Sep
Huang’s kicks out pests

Huang’s kicks out pests

I’ve been informed that Huang’s Restaurant of Sydney has successfully dealt with a rat problem.

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