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Eddie Cornwallis

Honouring Sid: How many cups does he gotta win?

One strongly suspects I’m hardly alone on this front, but I don’t have a lot of time for Halifax City Council or Halifax Mayor Mike Savage, $176,000-per.

Village Blacksmith Diaries

The Village Blacksmith Diaries...

Dear Diary, Couldn’t wait to write ya. I’s got sum pretty excitin’ news fer ya dis time ’round. Yes, I duz. I duz. Cuz guess what Diary?
I won! I won! I won! I won!
Yep. I won, alright.

Frank Cameron

What’s in a DARTMOUTH ferry name?

Have you been following the quest for a name for two new ferries in the Dartmouth Ferry fleet?

Frank Covers

29
May
A Maritime community in mourning

A Maritime community in mourning

The abrupt and mysterious departure of CTV lovely Kayla Hounsell from the network’s flagship Halifax station continues to take a toll on CTV’s “Maritime Community,” as the bingo-brains who watch CTV just don’t know what to do with themselves.

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15
May
Frank Magazine gives former StFX professor her day in court

Frank Magazine gives former StFX professor her day in court

Behrang Foroughi-Mobarakeh was discussing what it was like to live through the Iranian Revolution when she began to feel nauseous. On the witness stand at the former St. FX professor’s sexual assault preliminary hearing in 2015, Margaret Clark* also remembers having trouble following what her host was saying.

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Cape Breton Chit Chat

Searching for redemption in Glace Bay

The crammed parking lot of the old Sears outlet at 54 McKeen Street hinted at the gravity of the situation. Was it another exciting edition of Cape Breton Idol, or just another ho-hum provincial election night? Or, perhaps, a bit of both?

What the clown did

Dale “Klutzy the Clown” Rancourt, 51, doesn’t come off as someone who would do well in prison.

Media Madness

Tarrah’s tribulations, con’t...

Surely the N.S. Human Rights Commission didn’t believe Tarrah McPherson would go away so easily?

Election Obituaries

Hell hath no fury like a community services minister scorned!

Frank Letters

Separated at birth?

Dear Frank: When I turned on News 95.7 the other day, Rick Howe was part-way through an interview with somebody named Philanthropist Fred MacGillivray. Don’t know what it was all about.

Seeing red about those teacher blues

Dear Frank: Re: Election Night No Snow Day Tor N.S. Teachers, by Eddie Cornwallis, Frank 769
I tip my fur felt tricorn in the kindly direction of your columnist Mr. Eddie Cornwallis. He killed it.

Urban Undulations

Suicide by train in Bedford?

Halifax Regional Police are sidestepping questions about whether suicide is suspected in the death of Samantha Ashley Tiller, the 20-year-old Mount Saint Vincent student who was hit by a train and killed while walking on the tracks in Bedford on June 15.

 

Mr. Melvin walks the plank...

The AYC giveth, and the AYC taketh away. Barely two weeks after the Armdale Yacht Club’s management committee welcomed Jimmy Melvin, Sr.

Speaker's Corner

Garden Party madness, Liberal Party hypocrisy

If you were in Halifax the afternoon of June 21, the first day of summer, and also National Aboriginal Day, or something like that, the last place you wanted to look for an aboriginal person was on the historic grounds of that ol’ Georgian mansion at 1451 Barrington Street.

$10 million-plus computer cockup?

Documents obtained by the Progressive Conservatives through Freedom of Information show the province has spent $10.7 million thus far to replace a government computer system that government tech sources say didn’t need replacing in the first place.

Wanker of the Week

Wanker of the Week: IWK CEO Tracy Kitch

The communications thingy on the other end of the line laughed uncomfortably.

“Glad that’s not my department.” 

A Few Good Council Men (& A Gal)...

For the umpteenth time, Halifax Council is discussing councillor pay packets.
It’s hard to believe, but many are of the mind that they deserve to be handed a bag of money when they leave office, no matter the circumstances.  
But not everyone is on board.

Law & Disorder

Did Kenley go Into The Wild?

How Ron Lamothe came to be working on a documentary film about the 1992 disappearance of Acadia student Allan Kenley  Matheson is a tale of circumstance, even happenstance. Or fate, perhaps?

Internal uprising at Armdale Yacht Club over Jimmy Melvin, Sr's membership

A source at the Armdale Yacht Club says one member has resigned over the club’s decision to admit the patriarch of a notorious Halifax crime family, and a dozen more have threatened to walk if club management doesn’t soon revoke Jimmy Melvin Sr.’s membership.

Guy Pothier

More architectural iconaclasm at Saint Mary’s

Saint Mary’s University is my alma mater. That does not make me a gung ho or tribal alumnus. I do have enough respect for the place to refuse to use or say the initials SMU.

Walking a mile in everybody’s shoes

Last time in this space, I discussed the issue of cultural appropriation. Many see this as a kind of pillaging of cultural objects style, customs and ways usually from groups seen as marginalized by groups with status.

Bevboy's Radio Daze

Valley of Fear / South Shore

Did Kenley go Into The Wild?

How Ron Lamothe came to be working on a documentary film about the 1992 disappearance of Acadia student Allan Kenley  Matheson is a tale of circumstance, even happenstance. Or fate, perhaps?

Northern N.S. News

Accused rapist gets by with a little help from his friends

Court documents show that Leona English is one of nine St. FX professors who risked cash from her own pocket if their colleague, accused rapist Behrang Foroughi-Mobarakeh, breached any of the several conditions of his release in 2014.