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Chris Bowen

Chris Bowen, 38, on July 31. Bowen’s interest in radio was piqued as a volunteer at University of Waterloo campus station, Radio Waterloo (CKMS-FM), prior to his enrollment in Humber College’s Radio Broadcasting program in the fall of 2003. Bowen’s first full-time job in broadcasting, following his graduation in 2005, was as a junior reporter at CHAT Radio and TV in Medicine Hat, along with Pattison Media’s my96 (CFMY-FM). In 2006, he landed at 660 News (CFFR-FM) Calgary where he was a newsroom mainstay for the next 17 years, up until the time of his passing. Starting out anchoring evenings and weekends, Bowen wore many hats over his nearly two decades with the station, rising to the position of Managing Editor in August 2022.

Frank E. Milne

Frank E. Milne, 88, on July 27. A long time television math teacher, Milne began his teaching career at Queen Elizabeth High School in Halifax before his foray into TV with the CBC and Nova Scotia Department of Education. Serving in the role for 13 years, he went on to hold the title of Vice Principal, Extension Services and Registrations at Nova Scotia Institute of Technology (now Nova Scotia Community College) for almost two decades. Milne was also a judge and advisor for 15 years on high school TV competition series “Reach for the Top.” Among his professional associations, he served as the founding President of the N.S. Math Teachers Association; National President of the Canadian Correspondence School Directors; and served as treasurer of the Maritime Branch of ACTRA. In 1990, while Milne was in the midst of retirement, a group of current and former students approached him with the idea of setting up a scholarship in his name at Queen Elizabeth High School. The first scholarship was awarded in 1992 and set up as a charity under the Halifax Youth Foundation, on which Milne had served for 40 years as a Board Member, with a goal of establishing an endowment of $25,000. In 2002, he was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for his contribution to education.

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