Stanley Burke, a former anchor for CBC’s nightly newscast has died at the age of 93 in Kingston, Ontario on Saturday.
Burke hosted The National News from 1966 to 1969, before the show was re-branded as The National.
During his career, he also worked as a foreign correspondent and reported from Berlin following the completion of the barricades separating East and West Germany in 1961.
Burke was credited for launching a campaign to raise awareness of the Biafran civil war, a battle in Nigeria to fight the secession of Biafra as an independent state.
During his retirement, Burke wrote several children’s books, including Frog Fables & Beaver Tales, which was originally published in 1973 and The Day of the Revolution, which was published in 1974.
The CBC stated that a funeral and memorial service for Burke is being held on Amherst Island on June 2nd.