ALMOST EXACTLY a year ago, we lost Leonard Cohen.
Canada’s unofficial poet laureate had died at the age of 82.
Cohen was known worldwide as a writer, a poet first who expressed the feelings of his heart, and somehow spoke to the hearts of a country.
This week we lost Gord Downie, also worthy of that poet laureate mantle.
He died at the age of 53 from a particularly horrible form of cancer and he, too, was not finished working.
James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.