The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is preparing to celebrate another successful year with the 2015 Alberta Literary Awards. Writers from across Alberta and their publishers are invited to check out and submit to this year’s award categories. The deadline for submissions to the Alberta Literary Awards is December 31, 2014. Submissions are evaluated on originality, creativity, and quality of writing, as well as appropriate fit within a category. The winners will be announced at the 2015 Alberta Literary Awards Gala in Edmonton in the spring in conjunction with the 2015 Words in 3 Dimensions Conference (www.wordsin3d.com).
Postmedia has announced it has entered into a partnership with Quebecor Media to acquire the company’s 175 Sun Media English titles. The involved titles include the Toronto Sun, Ottawa Sun, Winnipeg Sun, Calgary Sun and Edmonton Sun as well as the London Free Press and free 24 Hours dailies in Toronto and Vancouver. The deal also includes digital properties such as the Canoe portal outside of Quebec, as well as QMI’s Islington printing plant in Ontario and 35 real estate properties in Ontario, Alberta and Manitoba.
CTV News Edmonton today announced the appointment of Danelle Boivin as the new Anchor of CTV NEWS AT 11:30 beginning Monday, September 15. The former CTV News Regina Anchor joins Meteorologist Josh Classen at the helm of the late-night newscast. Returning to Edmonton following four years anchoring CTV Regina’s flagship newscast, Boivin also assumes duties as the station’s newest Breaking News Reporter.
As the race for Alberta’s new Progressive Conservative party leader and next Premier heats up, CTV Edmonton and CTV Calgary unveiled plans today to deliver Albertans PC LEADERSHIP 2014, a province-wide broadcast of the historic election taking place this weekend. Airing Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m., the one-hour special, co-hosted by CTV News Edmonton Anchor Daryl McIntyre and CTV News Calgary Anchor Tara Nelson features leadership profiles of the three candidates: Thomas Lukaszuk, Ric McIver, and Jim Prentice