Tributes for Jim Travers, former Ottawa Citizen Editor and Toronto Star columnist

The Toronto Star and Ottawa Citizen today published tributes to James (Jim) Travers. Maclean’s recalled the column that earned Travers a National Newspaper Award last year.
James Travers,  columnist and former executive managing editor of the Toronto Star has died at age 62.

The Toronto Star story quotes Star publisher John Cruickshank

“Jim was a first-rate friend of many years and a journalist I enormously admired. We were all hugely proud of his National Newspaper Award [for column writing] last year. It gave him the recognition his body of work deserved.”

Tributes are appearing on Twitter, including one from the PMO: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of J.Travers. His legacy will live on forever. Our condolensces to his wife and 2 sons.”

And by Globe and Mail columnist Roy MacGregor:

RoyMacG: Jim #Travers once told me he’d solved my Parl’t Hill parking — by assigning me to cover the Ottawa Senators. My thanks, great friend. RIP.