Canadian icon Stompin’ Tom Connors dead

Updated He was as Canadian as maple syrup, the beaver and yes, even hockey.

The country is saying goodbye to Stompin’ Tom Connors, the singer whose songs told stories of our culture, and whose talent endured the test of time. He performed from coast to coast, but made his home here in Southern Ontario, in Halton Hills.

Connors started his career as legend has it in 1964, when he found himself short a nickel for a beer in a Timmins hotel. He sang for it, instead. Now, nearly 50 years later the voice has been silenced, but the music lives on in some of the most truly “Canadian” songs, ever written.

Scot Urquhart reports.

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