Friday, February 23, 2018

CBC Radio personality Arthur Black dead at age 74

Black spent 3 decades with CBC and hosted the show Basic Black for 19 years

Bata Shoe Museum Founder Sonja Bata Remembered 1926 – 2018

Sonja Bata's thirst for knowledge was both infectious and inspirational. Her drive for design excellence permeated every facet of her life and she encouraged this same quality in those around her.

‘North of 60’ actress Tina Louise Bomberry has died

Bomberry played the beloved character Rosie Deela in the series for it’s entire six season run and in it’s three made for TV movies. North of 60 aired on CBC from 1992-1997.

Kim Cattrall’s brother, Christopher, found dead on Alberta property

The actress tweeted Sunday afternoon that she and her family were announcing Christopher’s “unexpected passing” — less than 24 hours after she took to Instagram to ask for help in searching for her brother.

Canadian media mogul Jay Switzer dies at 61

The Calgary native helped build and lead some of Canada's biggest broadcasting entities, notably CHUM Ltd., where he became president and CEO.

RIP: Piano Man Robert Lowrey

Robert Lowrey, founder and owner of Robert Lowrey Piano Experts, Canada’s premier piano sales, restoration and service facility in Toronto, died Dec. 25 at age 72.

Dolores O’Riordan found second home in Ontario, called herself ‘half a Canuck’

Dolores O'Riordan, the defiant voice of Irish rock band the Cranberries who died Monday at 46, found a certain solace in her second home -- a remote town in Ontario.

Remembering Dolores O’Riordan: 1971 – 2018

To be a fan of O’Riordan is to feel a loss that dates back more than two decades.

Alan Bleviss, legendary Edmonton actor who voiced trailers for Scarface and Dirty Dancing, dies...

Alan Bleviss had one of the most famous voices in Canadian history. He introduced the world to Tony Montana and Frances “Baby” Houseman. He convinced Americans to trust Joe Biden and Bill Clinton. He was the voice of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, of Heinz tomato juice and Canada Dry ginger ale.

Canadian television actor Donnelly Rhodes dies at age 80

Actor Donnelly Rhodes, best-known in Canada for his roles in "Sidestreet" and "Da Vinci's Inquest," died Monday of cancer. He was 80.