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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.

May 28, 2013 — News Article

CBC Kamloops vs. Kelowna issue drags into sixth month by Aaron Orlando

Columnist says that six months after Revelstoke residents complained they weren’t consulted when the CBC radio feed was switched from the Kelowna bureau to the new Kamloops one, the issue drags on without a decision or resolution.

Apr 3, 2013 — News Article

Regulator won’t gift CBC radio to city: watchdog by Matthew Van Dongen

FRIENDS spokesperson Ian Morrison says it would be “a real stretch” for the CRTC to order a private company to give up a particular frequency to another broadcaster.

Mar 28, 2013 — News Article

Musician pipes up about arts being ‘fluff’ subjects by Mary Ellen MacIntyre

Cape Breton musician speaks out about the dismissive attitude of school board officials towards performing arts, which he says puts millions into the Nova Scotia economy.

Mar 28, 2013 — News Article

City to ask CRTC to make space on airwaves for CBC radio station

Coun. Brian McHattie brought forth a motion at city council asking the CRTC to order Astral Media to give up one of its Toronto frequencies that can be heard in Hamilton so that the CBC could broadcast Hamilton-related content on that frequency.

Mar 26, 2013 — News Article

First Nations filmmakers use business skills, social media savvy to bring TV shows to niche markets by Jenny Lee

Columnist says it’s a tiny niche in an otherwise troubled industry, but B.C.-based aboriginal filmmakers are busy and working.

Mar 25, 2013 — News Article

U.S. blogger Allyson Bird quit journalism because she was tired and underpaid by Mallick

Columnist says Canadian cable television is a wasteland, only watching three of the 150 she purchases, and doesn't compare to print media.

Mar 19, 2013 — News Article

Press Release: Nearly 100 Communities in Ontario Acquire TVO Transmission Towers

TVO wrote to approximately 200 communities in Ontario where the educational broadcaster planned to decommission towers to offer the towers to communities rather than dismantle them.

Mar 5, 2013 — News Article

A Canadian First: Satellite Subscribers to See Community Channels on Bell

Canadians in rural communities in BC, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario and New Brunswick can now see community channels in their area.

Dec 20, 2012 — News Article

CRTC approves new Montreal TV stations by Steve Faguy

The CRTC has approved two related applications that will see the Citytv network officially come to Montreal, and the launch of a new television station, ICI, that will offer local ethnic programming.

Nov 27, 2012 — News Article

When “Local” News Isn’t by Paul Farhi

Columnist says that unlike news service material, which usually is labeled as such, TV stations typically run affiliate material without identifying its source.

Nov 9, 2012 — News Article

CRTC approves English talk-radio station at 600 AM by Steve Faguy

New talk radio station says its committed to filling 100 per cent of its schedule with local programming.