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By the time the British spy drama The Avengers made its way to North American TV screens in the mid-’60s, I was not yet into hot babes. More like Hot Wheels. My TV thrills were found watching Batman, and perhaps Get Smart! and Lost in Space — not some imported, tongue-in-cheek James Bond hour for

When I was a kid the Toronto Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup so often it was boring. One player who was never boring, however, was Eddie Shack. Maybe you’ve heard of him. He could score goals, he had the knack. He also had a nose for value. He was more animated than Peter Puck

I tried, I really tried to pay tribute to Regis Philbin Saturday on CTV News Channel. Between me being at a remote, Internet-challenged cottage and some snafus back at the studio in Toronto, however, it just wouldn’t happen. What we finally had to settle for was me filing my comments over the phone. That’s how

It was just like Hugh Downs to pass away right after Carl Reiner. Even at close to 100 years of age, he found a way to go quietly. The broadcaster, who died at home in Arizona July 1 at 99 years of age, was a true TV ironman logging more hours on network television than