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Gino Odjick, Dead at 52

Gino Odjick played 12 NHL seasons with the Canucks, New York Islanders, Philadelphia Flyers, and Montreal Canadiens. He became a fan favourite in Vancouver during the early 1990s, particularly for the role he played with the Canucks during their 1993–94 Stanley Cup Final season.
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Elvis Was A Hero to Lowe

"(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding" is one of my favourite songs of all-time, but it's the cover I dig. That's right, Elvis Costello's "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding" is a cover. "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding" is a Nick Lowe song,
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David Onley, Dead at 72

David Onley came to my attention as a weather reporter on Citytv, before moving on to cover science and technology stories. He was an original host of Breakfast Television, and he appeared on my podcast Toronto Mike'd to celebrate the 30th anniversary with Ann Rohmer, Steve Anthony, John Whaley, and
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Open Mike

Welcome to this week's Open Mike. I'm Mike and I'll be your master of ceremonies for the day. Feel free to use this space to vent, rant,  share a story and/or ask a question of the FOTM hivemind.
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What Is A Podcast?

Although we didn't know it for sure at the time, I attended an in-person event at Twitter Canada's HQ in late October of 2022 that ended up being the very last Twitter Canada event. Shortly thereafter, new owner Elon Musk gutted the place, removing the entire marketing department, thus ending
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Michael Snow, Dead at 94

Michael Snow was an artist who worked in a range of media including film, installation, sculpture, photography, and music. His best-known films are Wavelength and La Région Centrale, with the former regarded as a milestone in avant-garde cinema. If you've been to the Eaton Centre, you've seen one of his
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Open Mike

Welcome to this week's Open Mike. I'm Mike and I'll be your master of ceremonies for the day. Feel free to use this space to vent, rant,  share a story and/or ask a question of the FOTM hivemind.
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The MuchMusic Delivery

FOTM David Kines used to work at MuchMusic, and over the years he collected a bunch of stuff. Today, I received a delivery that included some of that stuff. There are two boxes, and I'll open them on a live stream. I'll be sure to report back here what was
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Josh's Time With Custom

A little over a year ago, Duane Lavold, better known as Custom, passed away. This is Josh's story about Custom's final months. I'm sharing it here with Josh's permission. For some background: I was born in 2001 in Sherbrooke. My family and me lived there until I was 12. We
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