Gord Downie

Photos of Toronto through the lens of homelessness

It was just before sunrise when Distant Thunder awoke to the sound of frantic knocking on the bedroom door.<p>He was in a downtown Airbnb. It was about …

Indigenous Peoples

Joe Nolan and friends cast a Gord Downie spell at Empress Thursday

Joe Nolan pulls up a stool, starts playing a solo Bobcaygeon, acoustic and unannounced, at the Empress on Monday night.It’s cold outside, but the …

Canadian News

A teacher to her students: 'What I need you to know is that I value you'

The Before You Go series: A teacher imparts advice to her students—past, present and future—and tells them how they changed her life<p><i>Meaghan Thompson</i> …

Residential school survivors honoured

Thirteen-year-old Skyler Kwandibens stood on stage in the gymnasium at Pope John Paul II Senior Elementary School and spoke to his peers in …

Education

Della Reese, of TV's 'Touched by an Angel,' has died at 86

LOS ANGELES -- Della Reese, the actress and gospel-influenced singer who in middle age found her greatest fame as Tess, the wise angel in the …

Canadian News

Three things to know: Bruins goalie denies charges of wrongdoing in last game vs. Sharks

SAN JOSE — The NHL, Logan Couture and Pete DeBoer are all convinced that Boston Bruins netminder Anton Khudobin dislodged his net on purpose to …

Ice Hockey

'Hip fans are everywhere': Gord Downie tribute beer a hit

2 Nova Scotia breweries teamed up to brew some suds to raise money for causes important to Downie<p>People looking to get their hands on the Courage …

Beer

These are the songs playing in your hospital’s operating room — doctor’s orders

Playlists are becoming a crucial part of doctors’ surgical routines, with many surgeons saying music boosts morale and concentration in the operating …

Medicine

Tragically Hip bandmates, Alex Trebek receive Order of Canada

The members of the Tragically Hip and "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek were among the Order of Canada recipients to be honoured with medals on Friday.<p>Kingston, Ont., natives Rob Baker, Johnny Fay, Paul Langlois, Gord Sinclair and the late Gord Downie were made members of the Order of Canada for their …

Canada

Evening Brief: Skywriting, glass houses and the groper-in-chief

<b>Tonight’s Evening Brief is brought to you by Cameco.</b><br>_____________________<p>Good evening to you.<p><b>The Lead:</b><p>We begin tonight with money talk. Fed up to …

Donald Trump

Late edition: 5 things to know on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

The Tragically Hip invested into the Order of Canada, why gas prices fall slowly, how NAFTA affects Indiana, and watching the Earth breathe. Plus, a …

Mike Pence

Gord Downie: Introduce Yerself Album Review | Pitchfork

The Tragically Hip’s popularity in Canada is about as easy to explain to Americans as bagged milk. The old-fashioned rock band’s success seems almost unaccountably spectacular: sold-out nationwide stadium tours; two albums diamond-certified and a dozen more platinum; 16-time recipients of the Juno, …

David Bowie

Ontario’s college strike; Zimbabwe’s difficult path to democracy

Good morning,<p>These are the top stories:<p><b>Ontario is tabling back-to-work legislation to end a five-week college strike</b><p>Roughly 500,000 students have been shut out of classes since early October when 12,000 college workers went on strike. With colleges and the union unable to reach a deal, Kathleen …

Emmerson Mnangagwa

How an unexpected journey to Haida Gwaii reconciled a Nisga'a woman with herself

Cyndi Peal's spur-of-the-moment decision to tag along with the Canada C3 icebreaker brought her on a tearful 'spiritual voyage' that she won't forget. Roy MacGregor tells her story<p>Cyndi Peal had no intention of going anywhere.<p>She was merely standing at the Prince Rupert wharf in early October to …

Canada

Inspiring the next century: Downie and Wenjack families speak at WE day 2017

Canadian News

Middle fingers and devil horns punctuate a sweaty Vancouver trip down memory lane with the Headstones

<i>November 11 at the Commodore Ballroom</i><p>Canadian punk-flavoured rock icons Headstones brought the nostalgia of the ‘90s alternative scene back to …

Buffy Sainte-Marie on her fresh dose of old medicine

As the culture moves a bit toward her, legendary Canadian songwriter revisits some old relevant tunes and hits the road in the 905 this week.

Canadian News

Canadianity: Taggart and Torrens bring 'bahdism' to masses with book, tour

Taggart & Torrens defined (definitions from the book Canadianity: Tales From the True North Strong and Freezing)bahd: Slang for “bud.” One who is …

Canadian News

Five Gifts to Get a Tragically Hip Fan This Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches, the rush to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones looms ever closer. That's why we're back with our annual …

Die Hard

Is It Cool to Buy My Weed from a Dispensary?

Culture<p>Is It Cool to Buy My Weed from a Dispensary?<p>Culture<p>Letter from the Editorial and Creative Director: Make a Choice<p>Culture<p>Why Chris Hemsworth, …

Kit Harington

Local musicians are coming together for two Gord Downie tribute concerts

<i>“Music brings people together. So my function in anything I do is to help bring people closer in.” — Gord Downie</i>Earlier this month, the world lost …

Tom Petty

5 Reasons Vancouver Is Awesome This Week

1) A tribute to Tom Petty and Gord Downie<p>Vancouver’s music community will come together to celebrate two giants of rock n’ roll who died last month. …

Vincent Van Gogh

You need these weekend cottage playlists in your life

When Gord Downie passed away in October, the country collectively mourned. Given that so many of the Tragically Hip’s lyrics are rooted in cottage …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Neon Returns to Vancouver After City Tried to Make It Go Away

Neon returns to Vancouver after the city tried to make it go away.<p>By Tyee Staff, Today<p>Competing for housing is a game of ‘cruel musical chairs.’<p>By …

Canadian News

What we don’t talk about when we talk about Gord Downie

Evan Solomon: The world could use more people taking the time to say ‘Thanks, I love you,’ to the people we care for. You know, before they go.<p>He …

The life and death behind Sharon Jones’s new album

Every album Sharon Jones recorded was better than the last. But if you didn't know the story behind <i>Soul of a Woman</i> – out Nov. 17, one year less a day from her passing – you'd never guess that it captured some of the last breaths of a dying woman. The posthumous release by this American soul singer …

Montreal’s New Art Exhibit Celebrates Leonard Cohen’s Influence

Montrealers didn’t paint the town red in memory of Leonard Cohen, but in early November, on the first anniversary of his death, they came close to …

Canadian News

Tripping the light fluorescent: Montreal's Stars grow up

Stars are a far cry from Metallica, but Montreal’s purest of indie-pop bands now shares one thing in common with the iconic heavy metal act: in April …

Canadian News

In the wake of Gord Downie’s death, The Hip Show must go on - Surrey Now-Leader

SURREY — In the wake of Gord Downie’s death, nobody feels the weight of responsibility like Matt Mattson.<p>The White Rock-raised musician sings …