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New Music: James Blake

By Thomas Johnson, February 1 2019 — Until James Blake’s self-titled debut album, it would have been easy to assume his definitive work would remain the triumvirate of EPs that ushered him into the 2010s. The 11 songs divided between The Bells Sketch, CMYK and Klavierwerke offered an introductory glimpse into Blake’s world, a nocturne that captured…

The Gauntlet staff’s best of 2018

There was too much of 2018 to remember, let alone summarize in an intro. It felt like a century crammed into 365 days. Kanye ranted, weed was legalized, Lebron went Hollywood, every A-lister you can think of released an album and somewhere in there Canada won a few gold medals at the Olympics, which happened. …

Local drug dealers call for support in wake of legalization

By Thomas Johnson, November 22 2018 — Since the legalization of cannabis on Oct. 17, Canadians have been purchasing their leafy greens straight from the government. But a number of small business owners are speaking out, saying business has dried up since legalization. “Honestly, I’m a little disappointed in the Trudeau administration. They claim to…

CJSW Funding Drive goes swimmingly, raises over $230,000

By Thomas Johnson, November 4 2018 — Put another one in the books. The annual CJSW Funding Drive wrapped up Oct. 26, concluding a week of special programming and city-wide initiatives to raise funds to improve the station’s facilities. As hectic as it may be, the week long event paid dividends, as is tradition. “It was…

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