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Fans pay respects at Gordon Lightfoot visitation in Orillia, Ont.

More than 1,000 fans poured through a public visitation Sunday in Gordon Lightfoot's hometown in central Ontario to say goodbye to the folk singer-songwriter.

Concert celebrating Gordon Lightfoot set for Orillia, Ont. hometown on Saturday

The two-hour show is being performed at the Orillia Opera House by Leisa Way & the Wayward Wind Band under the direction of Toronto composer Bruce Ley.

Grammy-winning Canadian songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr. sells song catalogue to Hipgnosis

Hot off winning two Grammys on Sunday, Canadian singer-songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr. has sold the rights for part of his song catalogue to a prominent music investment company.

A Canadian guide to the 2023 Grammy Awards this weekend

Several Canadians could leave the Grammy Awards with armfuls of trophies on Sunday, but most aren't household names. Bryan Adams, Drake and Michael Bublé are all contenders, but many others are professionals from behind the scenes who added pop and fizz to some of last year's biggest records.

Winnipeg-born studio engineer up for 2nd Grammy this week

Winnipeg-born studio engineer Jesse Ray Ernster is heading to this weekend's Grammy Awards with a record of the year nomination for Doja Cat's Woman, an immersive fusion of R&B and Afrobeats energy that clawed its way up the charts.

Bachman-Turner Overdrive drummer, co-founder Robbie Bachman dead at 69

Robbie Bachman, the co-founder and drummer of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, has died at age 69. Randy Bachman shared the news of his brother's death Thursday on Twitter.

Justin Trudeau to appear on Canada's Drag Race spinoff

Justin Trudeau is swinging by the "werkroom" on an upcoming spinoff of Canada's Drag Race. Producers of the drag queen competition series say the prime minister will make a special appearance on Canada's Drag Race: Canada vs. the World.

Streaming bills on the rise? These ad-supported services are free of charge

Keeping track of the growing number of ad-supported video streaming options launching in Canada isn't easy, but it can help trim your monthly bills. Here's a quick guide to some of the top services, both livestreaming and on-demand.

Netflix Canada to offer a cheaper plan — you'll just have to watch ads

Netflix is giving Canadian viewers the option for a cheaper monthly subscription plan — as long as they're willing to sit through commercial breaks. The streaming giant says it has marked Nov. 1 to launch its new ad-supported streaming tier in Canada for $5.99 per month.

Barenaked Ladies announce Canadian holiday tour

The Toronto pop-rock quartet says it's laying down plans to take its Hometown Holidays with Barenaked Ladies tour across much of Canada.