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Extra! Extra! Ultimate Power Couple Seeks Butler For Swish HFX Condo & Chester Cottage-Mansion: A Dream Post For The Lucky Job Seeker
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We Get Mail: Reader Writes In From Chester Back Harbour: On Reports Of Americans Not Self-Isolating
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We Get Mail: Reader Writes Mansion At South Park/Rhuland Charming
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Alison Strachan This Week: A Very Berry Fabulous Recipe
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Real Estate In A Pandemic: Sandra Bryant Is Firing On All Cylinders
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Sandra Bryant Had A Ready Made Seller & Buyer In Her Realtor Database For 1029 South Park Street Deal
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Halifax’s Tristan Mills Chats On Airbnb Trends In The City’s Downtown Core In A Pandemic
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NS South Shore’s Jay Hiltz Chats On Airbnb Trends In A Pandemic
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A Chat With Kings Journalism Prof Kim Kierans, Named To Panel Designed To Right Size Newspaper Industry In Canada
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Ryerson’s Journalism Project: The Impact Of COVID On Canadian Media Outlets – Two Thousand Journalists Laid Off; Print Publications Suspend Or Permanently Killed Off
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Desmond Inquiry lawyer Adam Rodgers: ‘McNeil Government’s Northwood Review Does Not Inspire Confidence – Public Inquiry Would Have More Weight’
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As Tales Of Visiting Americans In Nova Scotia Failing To Self-Isolate Grow, Premier Stephen McNeil & Tim Houston Address This Alarming File
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MacPolitics: NDP Chief Gary Burrill Wades In On Tim Houston Giving ‘Ice’ To The Notebook
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MacPolitics: The 2018 Notebook Story That Resulted In Tim Houston Giving Us The Cold Shoulder
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Halifax’s Ross Jefferson: Demand For Hotel Rooms Exists, Five Projects On The Books For Metro Halifax
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Keeping Tourism Local: ‘The Heart. Soul. Halifax!’ Campaign Aims To Get Haligonians To Explore Their City
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Development: Szulewicz Brothers Buy Prime Corner At South Park & Rhuland Streets
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Development: How The Szulewicz Brothers Paid Close To Asking Price For South Park & Rhuland Property
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Development: Szulewicz Brothers With Strong Bonds In A Halifax Rental Market That Remains Strong
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Nova Scotia Auditor General Michael Pickup’s Questions: The NSLC Response From Bev Ware
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MacPolitics: NDP’s Gary Burrill Says McNeil Review At Northwood Falls Short Of Public Inquiry Into Nursing Home Deaths
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MacPolitics: Northwood Covid-19 Stats & Figures, The McNeil Government Review Mandate
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A Maritime Moment: Fishing Harbours Offer Artistic Scenery
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Cottage Life Encore: Perfect Apps For Cottage, Boating, Camping & Golfing
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The Summer Soundtrack: The Rankin Family’s ‘Gillis Mountain’ Takes Me Back To A Time Of Passage
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The Class of 2020: Royden Trainor Addresses Grade 12 Grads; Pandemic Gives New Meaning To Marty Robbins Classic ‘A White Sports Coat & A Pink Carnation’
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When The Soundtrack Turns To Songs Celebrating Our Great Nation, Songs By Stompin’ Tom & Roger Whittaker Celebrate The Good In Canada
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Halifax Port: Attention Captain Gray, Lawyer John Young Should Be Top Of Mind For New Port-Community Liaison Committee
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When NS Journalism Giants Rate The Notebook: Reader Endorsements

Feb 20, 2020 | Arts & Culture

By Andrew Macdonald

Al Hollingsworth is a Giant of NS Political & Sports Journalism.

His 50-year-plus news career continues today, as he hosts shows on CIOE not for profit community radio station, based in Lower Sackville.

In the 1980s, he was the lead NS Political Journalist of that era, writing what was then a must-read political gossip column in the old Halifax Daily News.

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Here is what Hollingsworth says of his Macdonald Notebook reading experience:

“If you’re into business & politics, the Port of Halifax, The Macdonald Notebook is a must-read.

You have some wonderful connections, and I would never ask who they are – but you do have some great insight into business & politics, and it shines in your writings.

The Notebook is a must-read, I read it every day you publish”.

And, here is what another lead NS Giant of Political Journalism, Jim Vibert, Halifax Herald & Saltwire Network columnist, says of my journalism:

“Hi Andrew: Just wanted to send along a note to say that I’m more than impressed with the continued success of The Macdonald Notebook, and by your incredible proficiency.

The  quality and number of great stories you deliver week after week tell me you must be doing well”

The great Halifax Herald Political Journalist had a major influence on my 31-year long journalism career, when I was a teenaged Herald paperboy, I would read his 1982-1986 Herald columns. I was suppose to become a third-generation road builder. (Halifax Herald photo).

And, here is what another Halifax Herald journalist, the able and talented Chris Lambie says of The Notebook:

“Andrew, your newsletters keep getting better and better. Congratulations on carrying your energy for reporting to a platform of your own”.

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