He introduced a new sound that crossed dance music with southern roots country and had the world dancing to a new beat. Avicii was known the world over for his ability to bring people together. Today, we learned that the 28-year-old musician, producer and EDM DJ has died.
Musician Rushy Lion of the reggae band Jah & I is upset because he was profiled and robbed by an employee of an Esso station in Drummondville, Quebec when he tried to pay for his gas. The man behind the counter took his pre-paid credit card, called the police on him, and refused to give him back his card.
Writer and activist Desmond Cole dedicates his 2017 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize for freedom of expression to Indigenous Peoples.
Come out of hibernation and skate the winter doldrums away on a newly constructed stretch of ice underneath the Gardner Expressway.
Some of these images are powerful enough to make you weep.
UPDATE – “Families and many young people were out to enjoy a concert and have lost their lives,” said Chief Constable Ian Hopkins, referring to the many young fans of Ariana Grande who died in an explosion in the Manchester Arena last night shortly after the singer completed her last set and left the stage.
The death count has risen to 22 and the number of injuries along with it; some 59 people are spread among eight hospitals in the Greater Manchester area. There may be more to come and more too, may succumb to their injuries.
Popular journalist Desmond Cole posted a letter to his followers on Facebook about his recent release from his columnist position at the Toronto Star. Cole takes an activist stance on racial issues in his bi-monthly column in the newspaper, writing on “anti-Black racism and white supremacy in Canada.”
As Poet Laureate of Toronto Anne Michaels is actively promoting our common heritage not just through poetry but via projects involving youth, language, art, music, history and the outdoors. In other words, she plans a great party. At the Toronto Book Awards on Tuesday, Michaels announced several projects she has underway, one of which is happening this weekend.
After 112 days detained in Evin prison in Iran for ‘dabbling in feminism’, retired Montreal professor Homa Hoodfar is now free.
Popular social media activist and writer Son of Baldwin gets banned on Facebook over an anti-racist post that he believes Facebook thinks is racist. The post was about black people feeling a homogeneous guilt for negative actions done by other black people.