Disaster Relief

Typhoon Haiyan, the horrifically strong tropical cyclone that slammed the Philippines Nov. 8, leaving an estimated 10,000 dead and tens of thousands more displaced, is poised to emerge as one of the...
Bruce Cockburn, who has written songs and campaigned about everything from banning landmines to protecting the rain forests, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Allan Slaight...
The Brothers Dubé impressed Montreal’s Arcade Fire enough for the Grammy Award-winning band to jam with them, but when they discovered the kids were raising money for the same charity,...
The music community is coming to the aid of 71-year-old revered guitarist Amos Garrett who lost everything when his house filled with seven feet of water during the Alberta floods in June. Repairs...
The recent flooding in southern Alberta shows ominous signs of being the disaster that keeps on giving, with four fatalities so far confirmed and years of cleanup and restoration pending. And with...
Dogs have long distinguished themselves in the service of humans, both informally as trusted companions and professionally as seeing-eye or sniffer dogs. But rarely have the two roles dovetailed so...
Tom Cochrane’s Juno Award honouring his humanitarianism was given out last month during a private, industry-only gala dinner which was not webcast or shown on television. Footage of his...
Noted Canadian singer-songwriter Tom Cochrane has been a lot of places and seen a lot of things, but one of his most poignant experiences occurred when he spent two-and-a-half weeks traveling through...
In his autobiography, Who I Am, The Who guitarist Pete Townshend addresses a multitude of issues he has struggled with throughout his 67 years from bullying to alcohol abuse to manic depressive...
Loads of musicians boast benefit concerts on the resume, but few bands approach philanthropy with the zeal or unwavering commitment of Bon Jovi. The enduring New Jersey-reared rockers don’t...

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