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Eddie Cornwallis

Dear millennials, you can have your smartphones, I’ll take the moon...

It didn’t get much play in the news, only five days into the new year. In essence, it was a mere footnote, given everything else of vital importance currently going on on this mortal coil.
Besides, 87-year-old men die every day, right?

Village Blacksmith Diaries

The Village Blacksmith Diaries...

Dear Diary,
Well, welcomes to da 1960s, I means, welcomes to 2018.
Now, whad’s all dis fuss ‘bout takin’ the trolls off the Cobakid Pass.
Personally, I likes trolls.

Frank Cameron

Saving radio, one community at a time

When he was very young, Wayne Harrett had a dream. He wanted to be a radio broadcaster. Today, he’s living that dream. Not only is he a broadcaster, but he started his own radio station and it’s now one of the most popular community radio stations in the country.

Frank Covers

09
Oct
Trouble in the Trailer Park

Trouble in the Trailer Park

Production on the new Trailer Park Boys movie, that was to take place this month, has been pushed to the spring due to “scheduling factors”, according to co-producer Mike Volpe. 

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24
Sep
Obama & Me

Obama & Me

"What are you writing?”

It’s about 10:45 p.m. on September 6, the final night of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

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Cape Breton Chit Chat

Why the CBC hyped Frank’s exclusive story as its own

CBC Nova Scotia’s news boss Ken Mac-Intosh is defending the language they used to present the story about the body-switcheroo cock-up in Berwick.

Keith MacDonald headed on down the road... to Port Hood

Boy, we blew it on this one.
Back in 2010 — Frank 599, I believe it was — we blew one helluva lotta smoke up the arse of Keith MacDonald, of Cape Breton Partnership fame.

Media Madness

Unqualified toiler conducted cremations, say former body-switcheroo mortuary employees

The Annapolis Valley funeral home being investigated for cremating the wrong body (Frank 783) was the subject of a complaint lodged with the funeral profession’s governing body in 2015 which alleged employees consistently do work they aren’t qualified to do.

Jagmeet’s v. private moment

It’s difficult to think of how a less self-aware headline could even be possible. Yet there it was, atop a staged-looking photograph of NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on bended knee, proposing to his girlfriend: Jagmeet Singh, Newly Engaged, Plans To Seek Healthy Public, Private Balance.

Frank Letters

Calm down, people... a kid told a lie

Dear Frank:
I’m writing to take issue with your tweets about the story about the little girl and the hijab which turned out to be a hoax.
Kids like to make up stories, it’s as simple as that.

Love Letter of the Week...

Dear Frank:
Cherished and hardworking toilers at the Frankland Bunker, please renew my subscription for another two years. Cheque is enclosed.

Urban Undulations

Realtor Johnny cleared in sex assault case

A judge has found Dartmouth realtor Johnny Dulong not guilty of sexually assaulting a teenaged girl.
Following a three-day trial in November, Dartmouth Provincial Court Judge Jean Whalen delivered her decision on January 15.

No news is not good news

I am grateful! The Frankland Hotline has just lit up — on the other end are the enticing intonations of Nancy Waugh, CBC Czarina for the Atlantic Provinces.
Actually, the formal title is CBC Managing Editor for the Atlantic Provinces.

Speaker's Corner

Jagmeet’s v. private moment

It’s difficult to think of how a less self-aware headline could even be possible. Yet there it was, atop a staged-looking photograph of NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on bended knee, proposing to his girlfriend: Jagmeet Singh, Newly Engaged, Plans To Seek Healthy Public, Private Balance.

One step closer to pack mules

Council debated the merits of a total ban on plastic shopping bags last week, and it was sort of fun to watch. You had Coun. Richard Zurawski telling everyone to buy lots of bandages for when they sky hits them on the head, Coun.

Wanker of the Week

But we need those grocery bags to carry our drugs and money...

Sitting through a council meeting in Halifax is like receiving a five-finger prostate exam, and last week’s meetings were no exception.

Sorry, Sock Boy, we have no choice...

It turns out, Prime Minister Glam Boy violated some conflict of interest laws last year when he accepted vacations on a private island owned by the Aga Khan.

Law & Disorder

Realtor Johnny cleared in sex assault case

A judge has found Dartmouth realtor Johnny Dulong not guilty of sexually assaulting a teenaged girl.
Following a three-day trial in November, Dartmouth Provincial Court Judge Jean Whalen delivered her decision on January 15.

Oh, the good old hockey game...

A PeeWee hockey coach trying to teach his kids a little something about the importance of punctuality came close to getting his head beat in at the Spryfield Lions Rink the other night, according to a source.

Guy Pothier

The personal & the political

The modern feminist movement, as distinguished from the suffragette movement of a century ago, emerged in the 1960s. One of its principal mantras or talking points was: the personal is the political.

How bad could it be...?

The it I am referring to is global warming.
That it is occurring seems indisputable. That it will continue seems highly likely. But by how much — as Hamlet might say — there’s the rub.

Bevboy's Radio Daze

Valley of Fear / South Shore

Unqualified toiler conducted cremations, say former body-switcheroo mortuary employees

The Annapolis Valley funeral home being investigated for cremating the wrong body (Frank 783) was the subject of a complaint lodged with the funeral profession’s governing body in 2015 which alleged employees consistently do work they aren’t qualified to do.

Northern N.S. News

Dead porno queen's Nova Scotia family ties

From the BBC to Buzzfeed, from U.K.’s Daily Mirror tabloid to Newsweek, a rather diverse collection of media outlets are reporting on the untimely death of 23-year-old celebrity beauty Mercedes Grabowski, which occurred December 5 at her California home.