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18
Sep
A brief word from Jim Viper...

A brief word from Jim Viper...

If you want your kids to remember what Nova Scotia once looked like, you better get them to read my column. And they should read it soon, because I have a habit of disappearing faster then a Nova Scotia forest.

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21
Aug
Keep calm and carry on... paying our salaries!

Keep calm and carry on... paying our salaries!

Way back when I went to journalism school, we did a PR/Communications course. It was a part of the curriculum at the Ontario J-school, and it showed us where we might want to take our newly acquired skills if we decided menial pay, long hours and having no friends or family life just weren’t for us.

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21
Aug
Sydney doc's bad day

Sydney doc's bad day

Cape Breton emergency room physician Dr. Queenette “Quinie” Asuquo is a woman on the move. And I’m not just referring to her passion for international travel. Although Quinie’s Instagram account shows she’s visited the Caribbean, the Netherlands and her native Nigeria so far this calendar year, I have to tell you about a shorter jaunt which she didn’t feel the need to document on social media.

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21
Aug
Nurse, I think I need a happy pill...

Nurse, I think I need a happy pill...

The Cape Breton nurse who whined to the provincial government about her high-end taxpayer-funded salary being made public continues to do quite nicely. Thank you very much. For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, Shannon Sidney of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital earned $127,403.44.

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21
Aug
‘Does anything matter?’ asks Dartmouth slumlord

‘Does anything matter?’ asks Dartmouth slumlord

On August 13, five days before Frankland Press Time, Patrick Johnston posted a 1,200-word rant on Facebook speaking of his struggles with mental illness, his past business difficulties, and the recent collapse of his marriage to the mother of his two children, Halifax-based Maritime Travel agent Tracey MacDonald.

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