A collective media effort will get underway Tuesday May 31st at the Eastlink Centre with a radio and printathon with 3 ways to donate: in person at the Eastlink Centre from 6am – 6pm, by phone by calling the SPCA at 780-538-4030, or online donation at gpspca.com.
The GPSPCA will close doors on May 31st and continues to work with the City for a long term plan for the facility.
Robert Plant and Jimmy Page are preparing to defend themselves in a U.S. Federal Court over a lawsuit claiming they plagiarized the opening riff to ‘Stairway to Heaven’ from a band called Spirit. The band is being sued by the man representing deceased Spirit guitarist Randy California and Randy’s trust fund. Among wanting a song credit on Stairway, the lawsuit also wants a piece of the pie that Stairway has raked in, somewhere around 560 million dollars. Back in 2014, Jimmy Page talked how about the making of Stairway to Heaven.
There’s been a little confusion, but the SPCA is planning to close doors at the end of this month. Some plans are in place to possibly re-open, or continue, but there are still plenty of unknowns.
MESSAGE FROM GPSPCA BOARD PRESIDENT
“Thank you so much to everyone for your support and your interest in the GPSPCA’s situation. Though we’re down at the moment WE’RE NOT OUT!! Last Tuesday CRA froze our bank accounts and, as a result, we are unable to pay our staff. We can’t ask them to work for nothing so the May 31st closing date was put in place so they could make some choices for themselves. We are, however, hopeful that this is a very temporary layoff and, sooner rather than later, we will have them back and the shelter will be back to business as usual. We have some good options to explore yet and I’m hopeful that we can have this situation resolved, at least enough to reopen the shelter, in a relatively short time. In the meantime, you can help us most by donating financially to our Go Fund Me page. Though we can’t access the funds at the moment, once we get CRA to release our account, and we will, we can make use of those funds to keep our operation going. That means any and all donations are very much appreciated – we weren’t kidding when we said we need $250,000. Thank you again for all your support and I assure you we WILL be back!”
The Tragically Hip broke the news early this morning, as many of us are getting into Summer mode. Gord Downie was diagnosed with brain cancer back in December, and the statement confirms the cancer is considered terminal.
There is a statement from the band’s website thehip.com
The band is set to tour one last time with Gord after the release of Man Machine Poem on June 17th. Keep updating the website to find out concert dates and venues.
above picture is taken from the band’s website thehip.com
CBS Sports decided to run a fan poll asking who readers though would win the NBA Title…and seem to have forgotten the name of Canada’s Basketball Team. Scroll down to see Mayor John Tory’s response to the poll!