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Bernie Sanders (l), Dr. StrangeJob (r).

Dr StrangeJob Is Ready to Negotiate

October 5, 2016 at 1:58 pm

Don’t confuse passion for anger or polish for competence. I watched the big political debate everyone was talking about. The first candidate came across a bit smug, self-centered and more than a tad arrogant. Reminded me of a brazen Stephen Harper. The alternative candidate was more personable but left meRead More

Special nuclear materials convoy, Aldermaston. (Photo via AWPC)

Roads To Hell: Nuclear Waste on the Move

October 5, 2016 at 1:40 pm

“It was an awesome spectacle,” the Austrian physicist Otto Frisch wrote in 1979, recalling the world’s first atomic explosion, the ‘Trinity’ test at Alamogordo, New Mexico, 44 years earlier. What most struck him was not the lethal radiance of “what has become so well known as the mushroom cloud” butRead More

Rosemary Sullivan

Cabot Trail Writers Festival: Small But Great

October 5, 2016 at 12:20 pm

On a beautiful fall day, one that felt more like early September than early October, we set off to spend the afternoon at the 2016 Cabot Trail Writers Festival, making our way through the early autumn woods to the Gaelic College at St. Ann’s. After a brief exploration of theRead More

Artist's rendition of second cruise berth.

Did Port CEO Marlene Usher ‘Leave the Politics at Home?’

September 28, 2016 at 12:33 pm

Port of Sydney Development Corporation CEO Marlene Usher began her “port update” to the Sydney and Area Chamber of Commerce on Monday by assuring the roughly 85 people in attendance that the timing of the talk — smack in the middle of a municipal election campaign — was “purely byRead More

Albert Barbusci Cancels Breakfast

Albert Barbusci Cancels Breakfast

September 28, 2016 at 12:25 pm

On 6 September 2016, I sent Albert Barbusci of Harbor Port Development Partners (HPDP) an email asking him two questions about his bio on the Novaporte website. Specifically, I asked him about this statement: “Barbusci merged Events International with Grey Healthcare Group, a global pharmaceutical marketing and advertising agency, toRead More

Dr. StrangeJob Is Mad as Hell

Dr. StrangeJob Is Mad as Hell

September 28, 2016 at 12:17 pm

It just isn’t funny anymore Dr StrangeJob is angry! Every level of government—federal, provincial and municipal—is currently under scrutiny for questionable spending of taxpayer dollars: the recent federal staff relocation reimbursements, the latest provincial MLA frivolous self-promotional kitsch, the Guysborough County expense scandal and the ombudsman’s Richmond County expense claimRead More

Archibald's Wharf, North Sydney

Letter to the Editor: Voting ABC

September 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Dear Editor, Back in 2011, Cecil Clarke ran for MP Sydney-Victoria. He told the good people of Boularderie Island that he didn’t need our votes to win the election against Mark Eyking. Clarke was dead wrong and he lost the election. After the way the good citizens of North SydneyRead More

Amanda Peters at NS Mi'kmaq Energy & Innovation Summit 2016

Mi’kmaq Experiment with Green Energy

September 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm

The Nova Scotia  Mi’kmaq Energy & Innovation Summit 2016 illustrated both how far the Province of Nova Scotia has come in the pursuit of green energy, and how far it has yet to go. Held at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre on September 26 and 27, the summit wasRead More

Dr. StrangeJob Rights His Wrongs

Dr. StrangeJob Rights His Wrongs

September 21, 2016 at 3:35 pm

I am not a gambling man, but I bet the good citizens of CBRM will find it in their hearts to forgive me. As you may be aware, Dr StrangeJob is an active member of Incompetents Anonymous (IA), the world’s first 12+1 step self-help group. IA does for the incompetentRead More

US Election 2016: Scarcity in the Land of Choice

US Election 2016: Scarcity in the Land of Choice

September 21, 2016 at 1:50 pm

American grocery stores are season-less palaces, replete with six-foot sections of a single product in every hue or state of naturalness; catering to what seems to be a national pandemic of Celiac disease. Whether you want fruit that fell of its own accord or that boasts a color unseen outsideRead More