Fast & Curious: Short Takes On Random Things

PR: You’re Doing it Wrong

Christina Lamey, who is either CBRM Mayor Cecil Clarke’s personal spokesperson or the CBRM’s official spokesperson, depending on what day of the week it is, gave a master class in public relations on Wednesday.

Proving she is worth every penny of the $75,000 we pay her, she opened fire on Twitter at Sydney-Victoria MP Mark Eyking for daring to suggest that before the feds give the Port of Sydney $6 million for a second cruise ship berth, the Port of Sydney should install the public board we’ve been waiting 20 months for.

Lamey has no use for these silly ideas about “governance.” (How could she? If she did, she’d have to quit her job, given that the mayor bypassed municipal hiring rules when he took her on, calling her “political staff.”)

Aspiring public relations people, behold:







Unsafe at Any Speed?

The incident on Monday (December 19) with the derailed coal train got me thinking — maybe transporting coal by train is just too dangerous. Was Scotchtown prepared for a coal spill of this magnitude? Maybe we need a pipeline.

Coal train off tracks near New Waterford, (Andrew Petrie/Facebook)

Coal train off tracks in Scotchtown, NS, 19 December 2016 (Photo by Andrew Petrie via Facebook)


More Fun with Twitter

I’m just going to leave this here…


Happy Holidays


The Spectator’s favorite seasonal decoration: lights in a Czech beer bottle.

Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or the ancient Roman festival of Saturnalia; whether you deck the halls or bah your humbugs, I hope the next few days are good to you — I know they’re going to be good to me because the Spectator is taking a week off.

See you in 2017!