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July 22, 2017

Birks scion led family firm for 40 years

Drummond Birks, who died on June 23 in Montreal at the age of 98, belonged to the fourth generation to run the family firm, Henry Birks and Sons, when it was the largest retail jeweller in the country. He was with the company for 50 years and in charge for 40.

July 22, 2017

Streetheart frontman was known for his swagger

Kenny Shields, the brash lead singer of Canadian rock band Streetheart who swaggered across the country's stages for decades, died of heart failure on Friday. He was 69.The Juno-winning artist was part of the homegrown brand of guitar-driven hits that became rock radio staples throughout the late 1970s and early 80s, including Action, Hollywood, Look in Your Eyes, What Kind of Love Is This and a cover of the Rolling Stones classic, Under My Thumb.


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