The Ongoing History of New Music, episode: 938: 14 incredibly important Canadian punk bands

We’ve all heard the stories about where punk came from. Here’s the precis: The New York Dolls and a few other bands started playing gigs in a crappy area of New York City that attracted musicians, artists, and various degenerates looking for places with low rent. This leads to the opening of CBGB in 1973, which becomes the centre of a scene that gave home to bands like Television, Blondie, Talking Heads, and most importantly, The Ramones.

In July 1976, The Ramones fly to London to play a show at the Roundhouse attended by curious kids who then either continue with their nascent punk plans–that would include The Sex Pistols, The Clash, and a few others–and inspire others to form their own groups. And from there, punk spread across the world.

That’s the elevator pitch for punk’s origin story. What’s missing is Canada’s involvement. And believe me, The Great White North had a lot to say about punk in those either days. And I mean a lot.

Toronto was the third leg of a punk triangle that extend to New York and London. Ideas, trends, and music were constantly being exchanged. Meanwhile, out on the West Coast, there was a fierce Vancouver scene that worked largely along north-south routes into the US. And then across the country, there were pockets of punk that had their own spheres of influence.

This history needs to be told. And we’re going to do it by looking at the stories of 14 incredibly important Canadian punk bands from back in the day.

Songs heard on this show:

  • Teenage Head, Picture My Face
  • Viletones, Screamin’ Fist
  • The Diodes, Tired of Waking Up Tired
  • B-Girls, Fun at the Beach (Live)
  • Demics, New York City
  • The Curse, Shoeshine Boy
  • D.O.A., My Old Man’s a Bum
  • Dishrags, I Don’t Love You
  • Young Canadians, Hawaii
  • The Subhumans, Urban Guerilla
  • Pointed Sticks, The Marching Song
  • Forgotten Rebels, I’m in Love with the System
  • SNFU, She’s Not on the Menu
  • Propagandhi, I Vant U 2 Vant Me

Naturally, Eric Wilhite has a playlist for us.

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The end of work from home? Most Canadians return to office as 1 in 10 stay home: poll

WATCH ABOVE: An Ipsos poll conducted exclusively for Global News finds three-quarters of Canadians have returned to their pre-pandemic work setting. Among those who have gone back to the office, 58 per cent say it's because their job can't be done remotely.

More than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, most Canadians have returned to their pre-pandemic working conditions — but for one in ten employees, the work from home lifestyle is sticking.

That’s the latest from a new Ipsos poll, which found three quarters of Canadian workers have returned to their original workplace.

“Most of us have returned to what our pre-COVID routines have been,” said Darrell Bricker, CEO of Ipsos, in an interview with Global News.

“So not quite entirely back to normal, but looking pretty close to what it was pre-pandemic.”

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While Canadians have a number of reasons for returning to the office, for most it’s because they didn’t have a choice.

Over half of those polled — 58 per cent — told Ipsos they couldn’t do their work remotely. Another 23 per cent said they weren’t given the option to keep working from home.

However, some respondents wanted to get back into the office. According to the survey, 15 per cent of workers felt they were actually more productive in the workplace and said they preferred to work in person.

Just 12 per cent wanted to see their colleagues, while seven per cent wanted to separate work life and home life; another four per cent wanted to escape their families.

“There are other people that we interviewed that basically said, ‘look, I missed the office. I miss my colleagues. I don’t feel I’m as productive working at home. I feel like I’m missing that environment of the of the workplace as I understood it before. So I’m going back,'” Bricker said.

But 12 per cent of those polled continue to fully work from home — despite working in an office before the pandemic. Another eight per cent are spending some days in the office and others at home — going for a hybrid model — they told Ipsos. This wasn’t their norm before the pandemic, they said.

Time, money and work-life balance are some of the deciding factors for those who continue to work, at least partially, from home. More than 50 per cent cited those reasons as being integral to their ongoing work-from-home lifestyle.

Just shy of 50 per cent of Canadians working from home said commuting time is a major factor, too, while one third of respondents said working from home is happier, less stressful and more productive.

Other reasons Canadians elected to work from home included feeling unsafe returning to the office, finding it easier to take care of their pets or kids, or because their employer shut down the physical office.

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While they’re in the minority, the fact that one in 10 Canadians continue to work from home could spell trouble for downtown infrastructure, Bricker said.

“That’s like one day removed from all of the economic activity that used to take place downtown as a result of this adjustment in the workplace,” he explained.

“And if that happens, it’s going to raise some serious questions … (for) those services that we’ve built up in our inner cities to be able to deal with the level of working population that that we used to have.”

However, only time will tell whether the dug-in work from home contingent will really leave its mark on downtown cores across the country, Bricker added.

“We’re just going to have to wait for a little bit of time to see where this goes.”

Exclusive Global News Ipsos polls are protected by copyright. The information and/or data may only be rebroadcast or republished with full and proper credit and attribution to “Global News Ipsos.” This poll was conducted between June 9 and 13, 2022, with a sample of 1,001 Canadians aged 18-plus interviewed online. The precision of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. This poll is accurate to within ± 3.5 percentage points, 19 times out of 20, had all Canadians aged 18-plus been polled.

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Rays aim to stop slide in game against the Blue Jays

Tampa Bay Rays (40-35, fourth in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (43-33, third in the AL East)

Toronto; Friday, 3:07 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Corey Kluber (3-4, 3.45 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 66 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Jose Berrios (5-4, 5.86 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 64 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blue Jays -130, Rays +110; over/under is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Rays aim to break a three-game slide with a win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Toronto has gone 24-15 in home games and 43-33 overall. The Blue Jays rank fifth in the majors with 101 total home runs, averaging 1.3 per game.

Tampa Bay has a 40-35 record overall and a 15-18 record on the road. The Rays have a 23-5 record in games when they scored at least five runs.

The teams match up Friday for the fifth time this season. The season series is tied 2-2.

TOP PERFORMERS: George Springer has 11 doubles, two triples, 15 home runs and 36 RBI for the Blue Jays. Alejandro Kirk is 12-for-31 with a double and four home runs over the last 10 games.

Isaac Paredes leads Tampa Bay with 11 home runs while slugging .598. Harold Ramirez is 9-for-23 with a home run and three RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 5-5, .271 batting average, 4.50 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs

Rays: 4-6, .233 batting average, 3.74 ERA, outscored by six runs

INJURIES: Blue Jays: Tayler Saucedo: 60-Day IL (hip), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60-Day IL (forearm), Yimi Garcia: 15-Day IL (back), Trevor Richards: 15-Day IL (neck), Julian Merryweather: 15-Day IL (side), Andrew Vasquez: 15-Day IL (ankle), Danny Jansen: 10-Day IL (finger), Nate Pearson: 60-Day IL (mono)

Rays: Manuel Margot: 60-Day IL (knee), Kevin Kiermaier: 10-Day IL (hip), Drew Rasmussen: 15-Day IL (hamstring), Andrew Kittredge: 60-Day IL (elbow), Mike Zunino: 10-Day IL (shoulder), J.P. Feyereisen: 15-Day IL (shoulder), JT Chargois: 60-Day IL (oblique), Brandon Lowe: 10-Day IL (back), Luis Patino: 60-Day IL (oblique), Brendan McKay: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Pete Fairbanks: 60-Day IL (lat), Tyler Glasnow: 60-Day IL (elbow), Nick Anderson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Yonny Chirinos: 60-Day IL (elbow)


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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Strumbellas headlining 2022 Canada Day concert in Fort Saskatchewan

Canada’s Juno Award-winning Strumbellas are headlining a Canada Day concert being held northeast of Edmonton on Friday.

The Ontario-based band that fuses pop, rock and folk sensibilities will be performing a Canada Day concert at Legacy Park in Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.

Other musicians scheduled to perform at Legacy Park on Friday night include the CCMA-nominated band Nice Horse and singer-songwriter Hailey Benedict, who was recognized as the 2021 Horizon Female Artist at the Country Music Alberta Awards.

Between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., the City of Fort Saskatchewan says local musicians and entertainers will perform on the Legacy Park Bandshell Stage.

READ MORE: Ways to celebrate Canada Day 2022 in Edmonton

Fort Saskatchewan’s Canada Day festivities are scheduled to end at 10:45 p.m. with a fireworks display at the Rotary Amphitheatre.

For more information on Fort Saskatchewan’s Canada Day plans, click here.

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RCMP seek tips as they investigate Fort McMurray shooting that sent man to hospital

Wood Buffalo RCMP are asking Fort McMurray residents for information or video that may help with their investigation of a shooting that sent a man to hospital Wednesday night.

Police said officers were dispatched to the Tolen Drive area of the northern Alberta community just before midnight after someone reported shots being fired. Soon after they arrived, police were informed by officials at a nearby hospital that a 22-year-old man had arrived at the facility with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

About 10 minutes later, the RCMP said officers were called to a different report of shots being fired in the Stroud Bay/Caldwell Crescent area.

“Officers were able to locate and seize a white Volkswagen Passat that they believe is connected with the shootings,” the RCMP said in a news release issued Thursday.

“RCMP believe these two shootings are related and are seeking assistance from the public in identifying any witnesses who would have been in the areas at those times.”

Police asked people who live near the crime scenes to check their home security video footage as it “may have captured the white Volkswagen Passat or suspicious activity.”

An RCMP spokesperson said no arrests had been made as of Thursday night.

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Former B.C. Mountie committed discreditable conduct in homicide investigation: OPCC report

WATCH: On this episode of The New Reality, Arlene Westervelt died almost five years ago, in an apparent canoeing accident. But almost immediately, her family suspected that she might have been killed by her husband, Bert. Murder charges were eventually laid, but shortly before trial, those charges were stayed with little explanation from the Crown. On this episode of The New Reality, Bert Westervelt speaks out for the first time in an exclusive interview with Jules Knox. He has always maintained his innocence, while Arlene's family believes he is responsible for her death.

A B.C. police officer who had been forbidden to communicate with a witness in a homicide investigation, but allegedly wrote a letter to her anyways, has now been found guilty of discreditable conduct, according to B.C.’s Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner.

A retired judge has now been appointed to review Brian Gateley’s case, after the police complaint commissioner found that a one-day suspension without pay “is not proportionate to the seriousness of the misconduct.”

The matter stems from the case of Arlene Westervelt, who died while canoeing with her husband Bert Westervelt on Okanagan Lake in 2016.

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Gateley, the officer in question, knew Bert and allegedly had Arlene’s cellphone hacked at his request using RCMP resources.

Bert was later charged with Arlene’s second-degree murder in 2019, although that charge was later stayed. He has always maintained his innocence.

Eventually, Gateley’s actions would be the subject of an internal RCMP investigation. Global News obtained a copy of the conduct letter alleging Gateley had Arlene’s phone unlocked using a tool called “Cellebrite” for “personal or unauthorized reasons.”

He was also accused of providing his personal opinion to investigators in a potential conflict of interest.

Gateley has previously denied any wrongdoing.

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In the letter he allegedly sent to Arlene’s sister, Debbie Hennig, Gateley admitted to having the phone hacked but said he only did so after he was assured by investigators that Arlene’s death was being treated as an accident.

In a response to a civil lawsuit launched by Arlene’s family, the government said that on Feb. 1, 2019, RCMP found Gateley guilty of engaging in a potential conflict of interest and misusing RCMP IT equipment.

One month later, Gateley retired from RCMP, according to his civil court filings. He also noted that there was a “perception of a conflict of interest; no actual or potential conflict of interest was identified,” in his civil claim response.

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The former Mountie then went on to get a job with the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU), also known as B.C.’s anti-gang agency. He worked within the Organized Crime Agency.

According to the OPCC case file, Gateley’s supervisors met with him in December 2020 and warned him not to have contact with any witnesses in Arlene’s death investigation.

Gateley allegedly wrote the letter explaining his side of the story to Arlene’s sister two months later.

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The Vancouver Police Department was appointed to investigate Gateley’s actions.

It found that Gateley committed discreditable conduct when he “communicated with a witness in a homicide investigation in contravention of the direct orders of superior officers and supervisors,” according to the OPCC report.

“The discipline authority noted that Sgt. Gateley was a 34-year police veteran, previously having been employed by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and had ‘minimized his role’ in the alleged misconduct by repeatedly asserting that he had never disobeyed directions given to him,” the OPCC report says.

After the Vancouver Police Department suggested a one-day suspension, the police complaint commissioner wrote: “The low level of disciplinary and corrective measures proposed by the discipline authority are not proportionate to the seriousness of the misconduct in all the circumstances, including the planned and premediated decision to ignore the directions of his supervisors in the context of his experience and the serious circumstances of the matter.”

The OPCC report also claimed that Gateley accepted the facts and findings of the discipline authority.

Retired provincial court judge James Threlfall has been appointed as an adjudicator in the next proceedings.

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Meanwhile, there are also questions about why Gateley was hired at CFSEU after his alleged misconduct with RCMP.

Gateley’s conduct letter was signed by Asst. Comm. Kevin Hackett, who also happened to be the chief officer of B.C’s Organized Crime Agency at the time. That’s where Gateley landed his next job.

According to a report to the Organized Crime Agency’s board, there was a subsequent complaint about the adequacy of its vetting process.

The report said that an in-depth review found that the selection committee followed the Organized Crime Agency’s policies.

“The selection committee was composed of a hiring manager, supervisor and human resources representative as specified in the policy, none of whom were on the board of governance,” the report says.

“The selection committee members were unaware that the officer had unresolved code of conduct allegations.”

The report also noted that the organized crime agency has since amended its hiring policies and now requires reference checks for both internal and external candidates. It said that in this case, reference checks were not conducted on Gateley.

“In response to the investigation of this complaint, the Organized Crime Agency of BC (OCABC) is also adopting the practice of requiring applicants for OCABC employment to sign a waiver to consent to the release of their personal information, including their service discipline record and ongoing code of conduct or Police Act complaints or grievances,” the report said.

Gateley has not yet responded to a request for comment.

–With files from Brennan Leffler

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B.C. watchdog orders review of proposed discipline

British Columbia’s police complaint commissioner has ordered a review by a retired judge into a disciplinary decision against an officer who allegedly disobeyed orders during an investigation.

A release from the commissioner says the Vancouver Police Department investigated an officer from the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. for allegedly speaking with a witness and a relative of a dead person in February 2021, against the directions of his supervisors.

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The release says Sgt. Brian Gateley was found to have committed discreditable conduct under the Police Act.

A one-day suspension was recommended, but the commissioner’s office says that did not reflect the seriousness of the misconduct.

It says James Threlfall, a retired provincial court judge, has been assigned to do the review, but that date has not yet been scheduled.


© 2022 The Canadian Press

Commander of HMCS Regina removed after 'inappropriate conduct' on another vessel

WATCH: Canada's military police charge retired Lt.-Gen. Trevor Cadieu with sexual assault

The commanding officer of the HMCS Regina has been relieved from his duties after an incident involving “inappropriate conduct,” the Royal Canadian Navy said Thursday.

The navy said in a statement it has lost confidence in the judgment of Lt.-Cmdr. David Dallin, who had been commanding the Pacific Fleet warship.

The alleged incident took place on another vessel during a naval training exercise, the navy said.

“The RCN expects all its members to exercise institutionally appropriate judgment at all times, especially when in clear leadership or command roles,” the navy said in the release.

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In an interview with Global News, Cmdre. David Mazur, commander of the Pacific Fleet, said he would not classify the incident as sexual misconduct.

“This was a case of an officer-in-charge behaving inappropriately in a position of authority toward a student,” he said.

“It’s nowhere near an assault … two parties were involved, and it was not against one’s will.”

An investigation is underway into the incident, the navy said. Mazur said witnesses who were taking part in the training exercise, which took place in port in Seattle, reported the behaviour to leadership the following day.

The navy said Cmdr. Meghan Coates has now assumed command of HMCS Regina, a Halifax-class frigate based at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, B.C.

Dallin will serve in other roles within Maritime Forces Pacific at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt until the conclusion of the investigation.

Mazur said his loss of confidence in Dallin was limited to his ability to hold a leadership position, which is why Dallin was not suspended pending the results of the investigation.

This is the second time this month that a commanding officer of a vessel has been removed from their duties.

The captain of the HMCS Halifax, identified as Cmdr. Dale St. Croix, was removed amid an investigation into what the navy said were multiple incidents aboard the ship during a port visit in Swinoujscie, Poland.

The June 9 announcement from the Canadian Forces made clear, however, that those incidents did not involve sexual misconduct.

“I would say that our culture is continually evolving,” Mazur said when asked about the latest removals.

“There have been suspicions of cover-up and people not being dealt with appropriately, so we’re being very proactive now. … We are over-communicating to make sure people realize we are aware of things and dealing with them.”

Mazur added Dillan met with the ship’s company and those involved with the training exercise to apologize and show he recognized his behaviour before he was removed from command.

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The Canadian Forces is in the midst of a reckoning over sexual misconduct and abuse of power within its ranks, including the most senior levels.

The latest removals come after a blistering report that revealed the top ranks of the Canadian Forces are “incapable” of recognizing the “deficient” parts of a culture that keep sexual misconduct entrenched.

The report from retired Supreme Court Justice Louise Arbour, released on May 30, came more than a year after Global News first reported instances of sexual misconduct among military leaders, including former chief of the defence staff Gen. Jonathan Vance.

This month, two retired military officers were charged with sexual assault in relation to alleged incidents at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ont.

One of those officers was recently retired Lt.-Gen. Trevor Cadieu, who had been tapped to lead the army last year before military police began investigating him.

— with files from Global’s Amanda Connolly, Irelyne Lavery and the Canadian Press

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Saanich, B.C. police find 'suspicious' men, no weapons

There was a large police presence in the Mt. Tolmie area of Saanich, B.C., Thursday evening as officers searched for what they described as two “suspicious” males.

Police said they had reports of two men with army-type outfits and possibly carrying a long gun. There was no information to suggest the men were associated with the robbery and deadly gunfight at a BMO branch in the area on Tuesday, police said.

The RCMP emergency response team and air support were involved in the search, Saanich police said.

Investigators initially said they were focused on the area of Richmond Road to Pear Street, but later said they were searching the area from Mt. Tolmie to McKenzie Avenue.

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Around two hours later, Victoria police said that two men fitting similar descriptions were seen in the downtown core of that city.

But just before 10 p.m. Saanich police tweeted that the men had been identified, no weapons were involved, and there was no risk to the public.

It’s not clear what the two men were doing.

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Air Canada flight cancellations create headache for B.C. summer travellers

WATCH: Passengers are scrambling after Air Canada and WestJet announced plans to cancel more than 10,000 flights this summer. As Kamil Karamli reports, that includes a BC ringette team who was told their return flight from a major tournament no longer exists.

Air Canada’s move to cancel some 10,000 flights this summer is throwing a wrench in the travel plans of many British Columbians.

News of the cancellations is causing headaches for people like Nicole Robb, who is in the middle of trying to organize a trip for her girls under-20 ringette team.

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“It’s creating a lot of stress for our parents, volunteers that are trying to get these kids to go to a big tournament,” Robb, the executive director of Ringette BC, told Global News.

Players, parents and coaches had flights booked to Moncton, N.B., for a major tournament. But on Wednesday, Air Canada cancelled their return fights to Vancouver.

The team is now holding their collective breath as they rush to find an alternate game plan.

“If we can’t get there we would’ve put forward quite a bit of money to then not even get to go and compete, and I think that would be a real devastation,” she said.

Air Canada typically operates about 1,000 flights per day. But for the next few months, it is reducing its flight schedule by eliminating more than 150 of those flights each day.

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“These tickets should have not been sold to begin with,” Gabor Lukacs, president of Air Passenger Rights, told Global News.

“It was irresponsible for Air Canada and other airlines to sell these tickets.”

WestJet has taken a more proactive approach, cutting its flight schedule by 25 per cent compared to 2019 levels.

It’s an attempt to ease airport congestion and reduce the number of daily flight delays caused by an unprecedented surge of summer air travellers.

“The infrastructure was not there to accommodate increased pent-up demand in travel, hence the reason for everything backfiring in respect to a domino effect,” said Martin Firestone, president of Travel Secure.

The federal transport ministry said it has never asked airlines or airports to cancel or reduce flights.

But the flight cancellations are a good start, according to some analysts.

“Yes it will have an impact, things will get somewhat better,” said Duncan Dee, former Air Canada COO. “But I don’t think we’ll see anything materially better until after Labour Day.”

Meanwhile, some experts argue travellers should have a right to be compensated.

They’re also warning those who haven’t bought tickets yet to expect higher air fares as a result of shorter ticket supply.

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