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2017 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Winners Announced on September 15, 2017

Alberta book awardsThe Book Publishers Association of Alberta announced the winners of the 2017 Alberta Book Publishing Awards at a Gala reception at the Delta South Hotel in Edmonton on September 15. The winners represent the most outstanding work of the Alberta book publishing industry as adjudicated by experts and publishing professionals from across Canada.

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Short Film “Must Kill Karl” Has Alberta Premiere At The Edmonton International Film Festival On October 6th

Must-Kill-KarlDirector Joe Kicak is pleased to announce that the short dark comedy MUST KILL KARL will have its Alberta Premiere at the Edmonton International Film Festival on October 6th 2017. Funded by Bravo!Fact, directed by Joe Kicak (Frigid) and written by Karen Moore (Workin’ Moms), Must Kill Karl stars Mike Lobel (Degrassi: The Next Generation) as Karl.

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Alberta Book – A Century of Campus Maps by the University of Alberta Press

UofA-Campus-MapsA Century of Campus Maps celebrates 100 years since the University of Alberta had a physical home – River Lot 5. What began, in 1907, as 258 acres of scrubby poplar bush, is now a multi-campus university. In this book (which is available as a pdf below), you will have a front-row seat to watch the campus develop over the past century: first Athabasca Hall and St. Stephen’s College, followed by Assiniboia and Pembina Halls, the Ring Houses, and the magnificent Arts and Medical buildings.

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Latest Radio Audience Ratings from May 29 – August 27, 2017 for Edmonton and Calgary

PPM-LogoIn Edmonton, 102.3 NOW Radio rules the roost for A12+ posting a 10.9% share of hours tuned (up from 10.5%). NOW! Radio takes top spot for F25-54, delivering a 16.9% share (down from 19.0%). NOW also tops the list for M25-54 with a 13.0% share (up from 12.0%). For M18-34, Sonic leads the way posting a 15.3% (down from 15.9%). For F18-34 NOW! delivered a 19.7 (down from 21.6 %).

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Calgary’s Theatre Community Announces Betty Mitchell Award Winners

Celebrating the past season on the eve of the new, the Betty Mitchell Awards recognizef excellence in Calgary’s professional theatres at a gala in Calgary on August 21. Now in its 20th year, juries have convened, deliberated, and have chosen these recipients from among the 90 nominees in 18 categories including those for acting, directing, design as well as the award for the best new play of the year.

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Rogers Communications Launches CityNews in Calgary and Edmonton on September 4

citynewsBeginning Monday, September 4, Calgarians and Edmontonians will get a fresh approach to local news with the launch of CityNews which will air nightly at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m, 7 days a week (in place of DinnerTV in Edmonton). The news department will be run by Scott Fralik who was born and raised in Edmonton before working in the U.S. for years. Scott returned to the city in 2008 at CBC, then moved over to become managing editor at CTV before accepting this position.

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)

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