Gord Downie performs at WE Day in Toronto on Oct. 19, 2016. Cancer-stricken Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie made such an impact this year that he was chosen by Yahoo Canada News readers as their top pick for Canadian newsmaker of the year, receiving the most individual votes. Darby Allen, the fire
"...as we maltreat land, we have been maltreating our spring of life and now oceans are quite ill because of our activities: less fish but more plastic, less pure water but more oil, less coral but more garbage. That’s why today, not tomorrow, we must do our best to save oceans if we still want to have a future on this planet."