Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Launches New Digital News Portal in Lethbridge

Lethbridge-News-NowOn January 25, the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group launched a brand new, news and information destination for Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta, Lethbridge News Now.com. The portal is powered by the Country 95 News Team and boasts one of the largest staff of any news service in Southwestern Alberta, operating seven days a week to provide up-to-the-minute news, weather and sports coverage.

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Edmonton International Film Festival to Screen Live Action & Animation Oscar Nominees on February 24 & 25

Edm-Film-FestivalWhen’s the last time you watched all of the OSCAR® nominated films in any category? And the short film nominees? We hope your answer is ‘Well, actually, it was just last year. When the good folks at EIFF brought them to Edmonton’. They’re back again this year. Seating for these exclusive screenings are limited, so purchase tickets in advance (all major credit cards accepted). A select number of tix will be available at the EIFF box office located at Landmark Cinemas 9 City Centre day-of, 1-hour before showtime.

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Alberta Author Tracey Lindberg Makes Longlist for CBC Canada Reads 2016

canada-reads 2016CBC Canada Reads announced its longlist of books for 2016 along with this year’s theme of “starting over.” The longlist includes Alberta author Tracey Lindberg, the first Aboriginal woman in Canada to complete her graduate law degree at Harvard University, and her debut novel, Birdie . The shortlist (and the on-air discussion around it) will be revealed in March.

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CJSW Launches New Project Aiming to Document Calgary’s Rich Musical History

Calgary-musicCampus radio station CJSW 90.9 FM recently announced their Calgary Local Music Library project, which aims to compile an aural and visual history of Calgary music. The traveling installation will tour around Calgary Public Library branches. CJSW is searching for donations of CDs, posters, photographs and other paraphernalia from the local music community for the project. The installation is funded through a $30,000 Calgary Foundation grant to CJSW and the Calgary Public Library. 

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The 20th Annual Alberta Magazines Conference to be Held in Calgary March 3 – 4, 2016

AMPA ConferenceThe Alberta Magazine Publisher Association’s 20th anniversary magazine conference – the largest magazine media event in Western Canada – will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Calgary March 3 and 4, 2016. Hear industry experts from across North America share their insight, experience and expertise on the topics that matter most in the magazine publishing industry. The Conference is held in conjunction with the 2016 Alberta Magazine Awards where the winners will be announced at the Gala on March 3. 

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, 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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