[See Update in second to last paragraph.]
Just 64 days after taking her seat in the Nova Scotia Legislature, newly elected Liberal MLA Pam Eyking left Canada for a 28-day family trip to Australia and Taiwan.
Eyking and her husband Mark, MP for Sydney-Victoria, left Canada on Boxing Day. Her office said she is expected back in Nova Scotia Thursday, the 23rd. Contrarian learned about the trip from a prominent Cape Breton Liberal who asked not to be identified, but said party members are annoyed at her taking a long foreign vacation so early in her term as MLA. Elected October...
If you happen to be in Cape Breton Friday, the Cape Breton University Art Gallery will be hosting a public reception from 6 to 8 p.m. to kick off what promises to be intriguing art exhibit. In place of the gallery's traditional annual student-faculty show, ProlitariART is open to submissions from all comers.
Here are two preview samples. First, a detail from a work by peripatetic Coxheath photographer Ashley Harding, called Doors of Rome:
Second, a pen-and-ink drawing by l'Arche Cape Breton resident Gordon Mills, whose infectiously quirky art work has attracted a legion of fans in Inverness County: