Reditorial: Our Vanishing Heritage

I get so busy on various projects that I find it difficult finding time to give some opinions. But here goes. Opinions are not popular today. If you disagree with some political people you can instantly be accused of racism or “not understanding”, which means “you don’t believe in what I believe in so therefore…

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Mini Bublé!

I just talked with Lewis Bublé, Michael’s dad. He is really excited about the forthcoming birth. This is not his first grandchild. I can relate to having grandchildren and I can just imagine how excited Michael is. Congratulations!…

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Celebrating Don Hamilton

On a sunny afternoon at the Beach House Restaurant in West Vancouver, about 65 folks showed up to pay tribute to the late Don Hamilton. Don’s son Russ organized the get together and acted as host. Don was general manager at CKLG-AM and CKLG-FM (before it became C-FOX). He also was heavily involved with the…

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Nelly Furtado on Global TV

Had the pleasure of talking with Nelly Furtado for my Global TV Morning News piece. I found her to be the warm and friendly lady she appears to be on television and on her “live’” shows. She is personality plus. I reminded her of her appearance with Bryan Adams on the Winter Olympics worldwide broadcast…

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Happy Birthday, Dal Richards!

Dal Richards  just celebrated his 95th birthday with a get-together at Robson Square this week. This Sunday, January 13 the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra salutes Dal at the Orpheum… then the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver hosts a cocktail party at the Panorama Roof  (click here for ticket info) where Dal and his band played from 1940 through…

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Patti Page, 1927-2013

The word “affable” truly applied to Patti Page, who died on New Year’s Day in California. The photo was taken backstage at the Bell Centre in Surrey. A few years back I sought out and interviewed “The Singing Rage” for my weekly appearance on Global TV. This was the intro used on one of her…

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