Global News
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Collective Evolution
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This meant the world to thousands of Indigenous people across the country, as this performance and announcement was broadcast on live television with millions of people tuning in. Leaders in the Indigenous population say Downie’s words are accurate and thanked him for taking the time out of his final performance to speak up for their community across the country despite his own struggle. The Secret Path From the Secret Path website: “Gord Downie began Secret Path as ten poems incited by the story of Chanie Wenjack, a twelve year-old boy who died fifty years ago on October 22, 1966, in flight from the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School near Kenora, Ontario, walking home to the family he was taken from over 400 miles away. Gord was introduced to Chanie Wenjack (miscalledCharlie” by his teachers) by Mike Downie, his brother, who shared with him Ian AdamsMaclean ’s story from February 6, 1967, “The Lonely Death of Charlie Wenjack.
Global News
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Global News
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A northwestern Ontario woman and a Manitoba man are facing multiple charges following a series of incidents in the Kenora, Ont., area.
Global News
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The new album, titledSecret Path,” is dedicated to the Ojibway boy, who died from hunger and exposure a week after running away from a residential school near Kenora, Ont.
Global News
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Gord Downie is set to release a new solo album dedicated to a 12-year-old Ojibway boy who died from hunger and exposure trying to escape from a residential school near Kenora, Ont.
Global News
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Kenora police are asking the public for help in finding three missing children who did not return home after school.
The Huffington Post
9 months
It's a deep look at the underground gay life of Paris in the 1950s. It was so courageously written, and even though it might draw harsh criticism about demonizing gay life today, it broke ground. I'm also reading Star Trek: Sight Unseen , which follows Riker after the Next Generation movies. He's such a powerful character, and he inspires me when I need to think of something commanding for a character to say. There's also an incredibly diverse cast with ridiculous tongue-twister names, which help me free my mind when world building, like I'm doing with my next book. I like to alternate classics or serious novels with fun reads, or just do both at the same time while grabbing a comic book in between. TBD: Your novel has such a cool and unusual story; how did you come up with the idea for your book? MG: The 1907 Kenora Thistles gave me the idea.
Bleacher Report
a year
He might have gotten nothing at all. Richards has not commented publicly since his arrest, and his agent, Pat Morris, declined to comment when reached by Bleacher Report. A source who lives in Richards hometown of Kenora, Ontario, said Richards is spending most of his time at his house on Lake of the Woods. Morris did tell TSN this week that Richards, an unrestricted free agent, hopes to resume his NHL career soon. That would almost certainly have to wait until his legal status is resolved. When that might happen? Like a lot in this saga, that remains unknown. All the unknowns the story has producedand arguably produces for the futureare what have a lot of people in the game worried. Adrian Dater covers the NHL for Bleacher Report.
Bleacher Report
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" In terminating the 30-year-old veteran's contract on those grounds rather than buying him out, the Kings are no longer responsible for paying out any portion of the deal. That led to the National Hockey League Players Association filing a grievance on Richards' behalf. That process is still playing out, and TSN's Eric Macramalla believes the NHLPA has the upper hand in the matter: The Kenora, Ontario, Canada, native has spent a total of nine seasons in the NHL with the Philadelphia Flyers and Kings, with one All-Star appearance to his credit. His production has floundered in recent years, though, which resulted in L.A. sending him down to the AHL for 16 games this past season. Richards' on-ice performance may have made it difficult for him to latch on with another team in 2015-16 to begin with, and it remains to be seen how his playing status will be impacted now that charges have been levied. Follow @MikeChiari on Twitter.