Best Halifamous Person

Joel Plaskett

“I’m super-flattered,” says Plaskett upon hearing of his repeat Halifamous honour, on the line from Austin, Texas where the Emergency is opening for The Tragically Hip on a US tour, though he hopes his new status is “based on some musical merit” and not just because he strikes such a distinctive lanky profile in our city. Certainly not. We all love the Polaris-nominated Ashtray Rock and la de da and all the albums before that, and we’ll go out and see him play every time. And he’s having a great year that he and his band mates are getting to enjoy. “We’re always going places but not at lightning speed.”

First runner up: Sidney Crosby

Second runner up: Mike Smith

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