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Facing Down Adversity

We welcomed a very special lady to the Jewel 106.7  this morning. Catherine Kontos has put her life back on the rails after simultaneously battling cancer, marital breakdown and job loss. She chronicled her difficult but ultimately successful journey in

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Dancing With The Seniors 4.0

Tom Whelan and I had a hoot-and-half and I don’t mean maybe in our fourth year of judging Dancing With the Seniors for Chartwell Retirement Residences Friday night. The undisputed highlight of this year’s event at Studio Juste Danse in

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Cannolis For Breakfast Because It’s Italy Somewhere

Molto grazie to Mike Maturo from Basilico Italien Express for coming in this morning and serving Tom Whelan and me tortellini with Bolognese sauce, meatballs and deconstructed cannolis. I’ll be hungry again in a month. Basilico is at 3595 Blvd.

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Maxine Steals The Show

Nobody does remembrance better than Royal Canadian Legion branch 115 in Hudson. Thanks to Rod Hodgson and Bill Sansom for always making sure Tom Whelan and I are invited to represent Jewel 106.7 at Legion events. Shout-outs to guest speaker

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An Uplifting Night Befitting The Angel It Honoured

West Island Palliative Care Residence founder Teresa Dellar’s spirit and memory were well-served in a commemorative evening of comedy Friday at the Holiday Inn & Suites Pointe Claire. Ken Doran, Leonard Yelle, Steve Traynor, Jennifer Hawes and an army of

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Revisiting The Darkest Days Of Service and Sacrifice

David O’Keefe has another bestseller on his hands. Six years after an investigative recasting of a notorious World War II bloodbath in “One Day in August: The Untold Story Behind Canada’s Tragedy At Dieppe”, the award-winning author, broadcaster and military historian

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It’s Hallowe’en Until Valerie Plante Says It Isn’t

Happy Novemberwe’en from Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante. You’ll trick-or-treat until she tells you to stop. The Ted Bird Morning Show salutes the high priestess of Hallowe’en.

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Not Your Typical Memoir

I was delighted to welcome Montreal media icon and all-around mensch Tommy Schnurmacher into the Jewel 106.7 studio this week to talk about his just-released memoir  – “Makeup Tips from Auschwitz: How Vanity Saved My Mother’s Life”. Tommy is a

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Stop It. Just Stop It.

There’s usually nothing to be gained from petty resentment against Toronto, but this time they’ve gone too far. What’s worse, the government of Canada has publicly endorsed the decidedly un-Canadian and blatantly anti-Quebec concept of born-in-Toronto “unicorn poutine”, which one

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Giving Back To Those Who Serve

Thanks to Tom Fox of Island Hyperbaric Center for coming in to talk about their offer of free treatment for Canadian military veterans suffering from post-concussion symptoms and secondary outcomes, including PTSD. Visit their website or Facebook page for more

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Hot Boxing With Ted and Tom

As always, guaranteed belly laughs on the Ted Bird Morning Show or we’ll refund double your misery.

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Kirkland Mayor Gets It Right On Hallowe’en

While municipalities hither and yon debate the relative merits of postponing trick or treating in the face of rainfall and wind warnings, Kirkland Mayor Michel Gibson has injected a healthy dose of common sense into the conversation, making the entirely

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Remembering The Sacrifice

I had the honour and privilege this past Saturday of attending a dinner commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Scheldt in the Netherlands. The event was hosted by the Montreal-based Regiment de Maisonneuve, and attendees included guest

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Whelan breakaway! Whelan falls!

The ballad of Garbage Goal Whelan and other tall tales this week on the Ted Bird Morning Show.

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Hudson Witch Project 3.0

Noted enchantress, part-time leprechaun and Centre Decor Hudson owner Lea Durocher joined us in-studio Wednesday to promote this Saturday’s third annual Hudson Witch Project – a festive seasonal frolic down Main Road to raise money for the Hudson Fire Department

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