Longtime BC Broadcaster, Rafe Mair dies at age 85
Former B.C. cabinet minister and well-known Vancouver radio broadcaster Rafe Mair has died at the age of 85.
A longtime colleague of Mair's said that he'll be remembered as a hard-hitting interviewer who was tough but fair.
Shiral Tobin, who produced his show on CKNW, said Mair's doctor confirmed his death at around 6 a.m. Monday morning.
Tobin said Mair's health had been declining for a number of years, but that he had continued to write articles and appear as a radio panellist until recently.
She said Mair fought for indigenous rights, feminism, and the environment in his later years.