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Apr 22, 2014 — News Article

Opinion: The future of community television by Steve Faguy

Editorial states that ICTV’s complaint against Vidéotron will be judged according to a CRTC policy that leaves a lot of room for interpretation.

Apr 21, 2014 — Policy Brief

MAtv: Non-Compliance Complaint – CRTC 2013-1746-2

FRIENDS recommends that the CRTC find that Vidéotron’s MAtv has not been operating in compliance with the Community Television Policy and call for applications from not-for-profit groups to apply for the licence currently held by MAtv.

Apr 10, 2014 — News Article

CBC eliminates 657 positions as part of $130 million in cuts

FRIENDS says CBC’s presence in Canada’s regions is going to be further weakened by the public broadcaster's recent round of job cuts.

Apr 10, 2014 — News Article

657 jobs cut at cash-strapped CBC

FRIENDS is concerned over the public broadcaster's scaled-back regional coverage, warning the move will centralize operations to the detriment of the rest of the country.

Mar 28, 2014 — News Release

2014 Dalton Camp Award winners announced

Randy Morse of Kaslo, British Columbia has won the $10,000 first prize in this year’s Dalton Camp Award for his essay on the dearth of news media in small town Canada and what can be done about it.

Mar 26, 2014 — News Article

Rogers’ cuts to OMNI chip away at Canada’s cultural mosaic by Jerry Dias

Columnist says that despite cuts to OMNI, Rogers Communications has the necessary resources to make quality local ethnic broadcasting work.

Mar 24, 2014 — News Article

Activists challenge Videotron’s community TV service MAtv by Steve Faguy

A group of community activists has banded together to file a complaint with the CRTC against Videotron, arguing the company’s existing community channel MAtv is not respecting its mandate to provide community access to television.

Mar 10, 2014 — News Article

RCI towers near Sackville coming down

The 13 Radio Canada International towers which have been a landmark along the Tantramar Marsh for 67 years will begin coming down.

Mar 5, 2014 — News Article

Television has changed right before her eyes by Rikkeal Bohmann

General Manager of City Saskatchewan says even though the end of the film tax credit changed what was being filmed in the province, she doesn’t expect local programming to die off any time soon.

Mar 5, 2014 — News Article

Television has changed right before her eyes by Rikkeal Bohmann

General Manager of City Saskatchewan says even though the end of the film tax credit changed what was being filmed in the province, she doesn’t expect local programming to die off any time soon.

Mar 3, 2014 — News Article

Omni TV aims to loosen ethnic restraints by Jeremy Nuttall

Multi-lingual channel, Omni, is asking the CRTC to loosen requirements mandating it show 100% ethnic programming during prime-time.

Mar 1, 2014 — News Article

Digital strategy imminent, says minister by Jennifer Ditchburn

The federal budget included a number of measures that fit within the digital heading, including $350 million for extending broadband to rural and remote areas.

Feb 28, 2014 — News Article

The big 6-0: Channel 13 crackled to life on March 1, 1954 by Jeff Hicks

Columnist says television was a life-changer for the people of Waterloo County, with local and network programming available right at home.

Feb 24, 2014 — News Article

Study Finds Local Broadcasting Generates $1.24 Trillion in Economic Activity Annually

Report finds 2.65 million jobs attributable to commercial broadcast industry.

Jan 3, 2014 — News Article

Old-style local news meets new media in Hamilton, Ont. by Simon Houpt

Columnist says Hamilton is now CBC's laboratory for one strand of the broadcaster’s future.

Dec 26, 2013 — Blog Post

What a year!

Video looking back at a remarkable 2013 - the movement that we are building together has never been stronger and more needed. 

Dec 5, 2013 — News Article

PRESS RELEASE: Cuts to ethnic programming by Rogers lead CRTC to call OMNI stations to early renewal hearing, raising concerns about lack of local programming

Unifor, the union representing staff at most of Canada's private television stations, applauds the decision by the CRTC to call the five OMNI TV stations licensed to Rogers Broadcasting Ltd to an early public hearing to account for deep cuts to OMNI's ethnic programming announced in late May 2013.

Nov 16, 2013 — News Article

CRTC says no to new radio station by Jeremy Warren

Columnist says Saskatoon's commercial radio stations are more profitable than ever, but Canadian broadcast regulators say the booming city can't handle a new radio station.

Nov 15, 2013 — News Article

Booming Saskatoon doesn't need more radio, CRTC says

The CRTC has released findings about Saskatoon's capacity to support new commercial radio stations.

Nov 5, 2013 — News Article

Morgan among those hit by News 95.7 layoffs

Across Canada, 94 employees of Rogers’ media division have been canned in an effort to lower expenses.