Program Director of CAB-K Broadcasting and Morning Host at 96.5 CKfm (CKLJ-FM) Olds, Brian Stephenson, 54, passed away from a lung infection resulting from pneumonia. Stephenson had been with the station since 2004, moving from Fort St. John. Having gotten his start in broadcasting in North Battleford, career stops include 620 CKCK Regina, CKKY-FM Wainwright, Fort Nelson and High Prairie. A memorial will be held Sept. 30 at the Legion in Olds from 1 – 5 p.m.
Tom Mintier, in Thailand Sept. 17. The longtime CNN correspondent started with the cable network in 1980 and became bureau chief in Bangkok and London. He reported live from the scene of a number of major, historic breaking news events, including the 1989 student rebellion in Tiananmen Square; the 1989 opening of the Berlin Wall; and was the only network television journalist who reported the 1986 space shuttle Challenger explosion live. No cause of death has been released.