Whether or not Sunday’s clash was the best Memorial Cup final ever is a subjective matter open to debate, but it certainly has to be considered among the top 5 since the one game showdown format was adopted. The London Knights and the Rouyn Noranda Huskies both breezed relatively easily through their respective League playoffs, and the Knights continued that run with a perfect 3-0 record in the Memorial Cup round robin, while the Huskies, who finished 1 and 2, won a tough semi... Click here
Friday night at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, I had the pleasure of emceeing the 14th Annual Music Festival, featuring the students of NIAGARA INSTITUTE OF MUSIC AND ARTS, the school founded by the legendary singer and Nashville songwriter and Niagara Falls native, RICK ROSE.
I arrived early to watch the kids show up, and to notice the energy and enthusiasm they exhibited for the performance, in front of their parents and family friends. I remembered my own... Click here
“The Spaceman” is back! Bill Lee, a former pitcher with the Boston Red Sox and Montreal Expos, has launched a campaign to become governor of Vermont! Lee, who previously ran for the “entry level” position of President of the United States, has a message on his answering machine which says ‘Hi, you’ve reached the residence of Governor Lee. I’m outside bull------- other constituents. I can’t come to the phone ... Click here
This morning as the sun was coming up, I thought to myself how great everything was. This past weekend had been a good one weather wise, Team Canada had won another gold medal in hockey and the Raptors are two wins away from the NBA final. Yes everything was ticking along and then it came to an abrupt halt.
Just after 6am the news was breaking that “the Hips” lead singer Gord Downie had been diagnosed with Terminal Brain Cancer. The guy who has be... Click here
Sad to hear of the passing of John Brophy over the Victoria Day weekend. The 83 year old passed away in his native Nova Scotia after a lengthy illness. While he’ll perhaps best be remembered for his stint as coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, first as an assistant in the 1984-85 season, then as head coach from 1986 to 1989, Brophy had an amazing career as a player and as a coach in several cities and leagues. Brophy never played a game in the NHL, but played for about 20 season... Click here
I wore a football jersey into work yesterday. (Boy am I glad this is radio and not TV, where a shirt and tie are required). Anyway, it was an old Doug Flutie jersey, from when he made the Pro Bowl as a member of the Buffalo Bills back in the late 90’s. Oddly enough, on the same day I was so nattily attired, a new list came out of the most embarrassing NFL jerseys to own for each team.
On the list, a New York Jets Tim Tebow jersey. O.K., I get it, Tebow ... Click here
Well it took until the 8th inning of the last game of the season between the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays, but the boys from the Lone Star state finally got a bit of revenge on Jose Bautista for his controversial bat flip after hitting a home run during last year’s playoffs. Rangers pitcher Matt Bush drilled Bautista in the ribs with a pitch in the 8th inning, and things really heated up after that. Bautista slid into second... Click here
Looking forward to hosting today's TOM PETTY SUPER SUNDAY, starting at Noon. Tom is one of the artists known for his lyrical compositions, along with his 'Southern Fried' stylings. Tom is a native of Gainsville Florida, kind of midway through the state- an area known for a great University, and for the locals- known as 'Florida Crackers'. His hometown is not typical of the coasts of the state, and only seems to be a stopping off point for travellers, on their way to Sun destination... Click here
We’ve all witnessed over the last weeks just how quickly a forest fire can spread. The images of Fort McMurray and the surrounding areas literally blindsided by an out of control blaze, is heart wrenching to say the least. Rows and rows of neighbourhood homes completely gutted and razed to the ground while others are left standing and untouched. Luckily the fire seems to be moving away from densely populated areas as it makes it’s way towards ... Click here
Amidst all of the turmoil and tragedy in Fort McMurray recently, there is one aspect of the situation many people may not have thought about, until now. But the Lincoln County Humane Society is looking to change that. The agency is raising money to assist people caring for displaced animals from the devastating wildfires.
The Edmonton Humane Society is assisting evacuees and their pets. The Lincoln County Humane Society plans to donate $2,000 to it’s ... Click here