Category: In Memoriam

IN MEMORIAM: Harry Leslie Smith – 1923 – 2018

IN MEMORIAM: Harry Leslie Smith – 1923 – 2018

By David Tuchman and Ross Lopes Social justice activist, Second World War veteran and self-titled “world’s oldest rebel” Harry Leslie Smith died on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Belleville General Hospital. Harry, lived in both the U.K. and Canada, had an extensive history of fighting for social justice. He ranted against austerity and believed that the world can and would become […]

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Jay Switzer
Photo Tom Sandler

Jay Howard Switzer 1956-2018

It’s often been said that breaking into the entertainment industry can be a gamble. Former head executive at CHUM, Jay Switzer, took that sentiment quite literally. He was an innovative thinker, spearheading the efforts of getting the licences for such channels as MuchMusic, Bravo! and FashionTV, among others. 

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Richard Wagamese 1959-2017

Richard Wagamese 1959-2017

Written by Tyler Hehn Illustration by Ashly July One Native Life, Ragged Company, Iron Horse. These are the titles of publications that helped carve the legacy of Richard Wagamese into stone. He was an accomplished, award-winning journalist and author, whose calm and pleasant demeanor never detracted from his powerful messages. His stories were specific, descriptive, raw, concise and insightful. If hammering […]

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