Clint Nickerson, 66, in Victoria of lung cancer. Nickerson got his start in broadcasting in the early 1970s at CJVI-AM Victoria. He moved on to CKDA-AM Victoria and CFUN-AM Vancouver before heading to Toronto in the mid-70s where he anchored news at CFTR-AM and then moved into television. He returned to CFTR to produce weekly public affairs show Sunday Sunday, then CJCL-AM, before going back to CityTV where he was the longtime senior news producer of City Pulse. In 2000, he left to become news director at CIVI-TV Victoria.
Fred Engel, 85, on May 23. Engel was a longtime CBC Vancouver staple, starting as a film editor and promoted to manager, Film Services, then TV production manager and producer. He retired from CBC in 1984.
Joe Gaughan, 38, May 29 of lung cancer. Gaughan, originally from Windsor, ON, made his way to North Bay in 2012 where he worked as a remote technician, board operator, Battalion OHL analyst and evening and weekend swing announcer for Rogers Radio. Most recently, Gaughan had been hosting a show Thursday and Friday nights for Rogers’ rock stations in North Bay, Sudbury and Timmins.