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Article by Trevor Lautens in North Shore News: Rough Rafe: It was never anything personal Earlier article by Lautens: Bombastic broadcaster recalls talk radio heyday Excerpt: He wore an XXL-size personality and brandished a Napoleonic bravado in attack. (Daring a one-way ticket to Elba?) Always in motion, Rafe kicked up so much dust that his […]

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Jon McComb on Rafe Mair

CKNW broadcaster John McComb salutes his mentor Rafe Mair for unparalleled journalistic excellence and talking publicly about depression.

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Rafe Mair funeral October 30

The funeral for Rafe Mair will be Monday, October 30, 11 AM, at Christ Church Cathedral, corner of Burrard Street and Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations may be made to the Paul Sugar Palliative Support Foundation. Respects can be paid at the Vancouver Sun obituary page.

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RIP Rafe Mair 1931-2017

Article by David Beers at The Tyee: Rafe Mair: A BC Legend’s Journey of the Soul Rafe left us a final book Jon McComb and Vaughn Palmer on CKNW Story from CBC News: B.C. broadcasting giant Rafe Mair dead at 85 2012 interview with Fanny Kiefer – part 1: Part 2:

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If you contribute your cash to a man in a bar selling expensive watches for $10, or get into card games with people you don’t know, or believe the man on the phone you’ve never met before who tells you that Consolidated Moose Turds is going to go to $25 tomorrow morning so buy now, […]

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BC, a great soul led by timid souls

It’s not hard to figure out the reason the Horgan government has hired Tom Berger as counsel in the Kinder Morgan matter – it’s called politics. The government looked like first graders who forgot their hankies in their first foray into the fray with the Prime Minister, who gave them a dressing down to which […]

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I’ve done many things involving government, including being a City Councillor, Cabinet minister and several years in charge of BC Constitutional Affairs. In a 25 year radio career concentrating on current affairs, I was the only major journalist in Canada who opposed the Meech Lake Accord/Charlottetown Accords and I played a major role in spawning […]

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Know Thy Activist

On Carrots and Sticks in Parliament I’ve been an activist for too many years to count. In earlier times, I’d catch hell when my Establishment mother heard me rant on the radio, but knowing her love of nature, I think she was secretly a little proud! Do I support protesting Kinder Morgan and the proposed […]

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We will not give in on Kinder Morgan

Those who think that the feds and Alberta have got the only quiver with arrows in the Kinder Morgan fight are very sadly mistaken indeed. The overriding factor is the deep resolve of an angered British Columbia to keep out what are seen as almost foreign despoilers of their land. Damned near everyone is a […]

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Christy Clark and LNG exports

I had intended, with my latest article in the Common Sense Canadian, to end commentary on the May 9 election but Premier Clark, Hall of Fame fibber and hypocrite, has outdone herself with her proposed $70-a-tonne carbon levy on exports of thermal coal from British Columbian ports, a move that will devastate producers in both […]

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