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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.

Sep 8, 2013 — News Article

Videotron applies for English community channel by Steve Faguy

Videotron has applied to the CRTC for a licence to launch an English-language community TV channel.

Sep 7, 2013 — News Article

Town Crier employees bet future on community news by Steve Ladurantaye

Five employees have bought the Town Crier chain of community newspapers at an auction after the sudden bankruptcy of Multimedia Nova this summer.

Aug 19, 2013 — News Article

Column: Should the Globe and Mail have pulled out of Newfoundland?

The Globe and Mail, Canada’s highest-distribution national newspaper, has announced that it will cease daily delivery to the entire province of Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as to a handful of isolated towns in British Columbia.

Jul 24, 2013 — News Article

OPINION: Closure of community newspapers represents a darker and more serious trend by Robert Washburn

Columnist says each time jobs are lost, fewer reporters are left to cover the news, meaning newsrooms are stretched and the quality of news comes under even greater pressures.

Jul 12, 2013 — News Article

The struggle for local television in Montreal by Steve Faguy

Columnist says that aside from news programming, very few English-language shows are produced in Montreal.

Jul 7, 2013 — News Article

SOCAN's Eric Baptiste: A different tune for a digital age by Richard Blackwell

The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada collects licence fees from businesses that use music, and channels those royalties to the songwriters who composed the works.

Jul 4, 2013 — News Article

Newcap buys CHNI-FM

Newcap Inc., the wholly owned subsidiary of Dartmouth’s Newfoundland Capital Corp. Ltd., has acquired the radio broadcasting licence for CHNI-FM in Saint John, N.B., from Rogers Broadcasting Ltd.

Jul 4, 2013 — News Article

Two Rogers radio stations in New Brunswick being sold to separate buyers

Newfoundland Capital Corp. says it has signed a deal to buy the radio broadcasting licence for CHNI-FM in Saint John from Rogers Broadcasting Ltd.

Jun 28, 2013 — News Article

Strings attached to BCE's Astral takeover by Christine Dobby

Columnist says Canada's broadcast regulator has cleared the way for BCE Inc. to finally lay claim to Astral Media Inc.'s radio and television properties, but the approval comes with unprecedented conditions intended to keep the media behemoth from abusing its market power.

Jun 27, 2013 — News Article

CRTC grants exception allowing Bell to keep TSN 690

CRTC says TSN 690 must maintain English all-sports format for seven years.

Jun 25, 2013 — News Article

CBC Windsor to expand evening news by Ted Shaw

CBC Windsor, Channel 9, will add 30 minutes to its evening newscast in September, and cancel CBC News Latenight at 11 p.m.