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11
Feb

Theatre trash talk

Rumours that money is missing from the coffers of the Amherst and Cumberland County Theatre Foundation — rumours prompted perhaps because financial records required by the Registry
of Joint Stock Companies of Nova Scotia haven’t been filed for years — are absolutely unfounded, says director Robert Janes.

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11
Feb

New Glasgow fire chief’s hot new car

A New Glasgow tipster is fuming over what they say is the impractical purchase of an unorthodox vehicle for the Fire Department.
“The fire chief had his own vehicle, then the town bought a marked half-ton for them to use, now the chief got a police package Dodge Charger,” my irate contact tells me.

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11
Feb

Cliche headline about students being the real losers

Although there was a glimmer of hope in early February, the smart money is now on the St. FX faculty strike lasting through Spring Break, with a return to class on March 4, effectively morphing what was supposed to be a 12-week term into eight weeks.

Following the Acadia faculty strike of 2007 — which lasted for 22 days — students were compensated $275, less than

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11
Feb
The low roads of St. FX

The low roads of St. FX

St. FX French prof Edward Langille, as you might have heard, isn’t the most popular fellow on campus these days, what with his refusal to join his white collar comrades on the picket lines.
Eddie did the media rounds at the beginning of the strike, insisting that his “contract with students” trumps any allegiance to his fellow unionistas.

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28
Jan
The Pictou County principal shuffle

The Pictou County principal shuffle

Though the website of Highland Consolidated Middle School in Pictou County still displays a principal’s message from Angela Mac-Leod, Chignecto-Central Regional School Board spokesthingy Debbie Buott-Matheson confirms a source’s tip that Angela was shuffled out in early January.

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