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Alberta Book: Sharon Pollock: First Woman of Canadian Theatre by University of Calgary Press

Sharon PollockSharon Pollock, born in 1936 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, is a Canadian playwright, actor, director, who moved to Calgary, Alberta in 1966 where she still resides. She has been Artistic Director of Theatre Calgary (1984), Theatre New Brunswick (1988–1990) and Performance Kitchen & The Garry Theatre, the latter which she herself founded in 1992. As playwright, actor, director, teacher, mentor, adjudicator, wordsmith, theatre administrator, and critic, Sharon Pollock has played an integral role in the shaping of Canada’s national theatre tradition. She continues to produce new works and to contribute to Canadian theatre as passionately as she has done over the past fifty years.

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Red Deer Express Reporting Community News in Red Deer Since 1946

RedDeerExpressPublished by Black Press with 24,000 issues circulated every Wednesday, the Red Deer Express has been a source of local and community news since 1946. Besides the typical inclusion of community news, sports, lifestyle and real estate, the weekly newspaper includes detailed event listings in their newspaper and an even larger list of events on their online event calendar for which they invite submissions from community organizations. Current and back issues of the newspaper are available on their website. 

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Seven Edmonton Filmmakers Awarded $10,000 Grants to Make Short Digital Films

Storyhive2Storyhive,  a Telus a funding program, is financing 15 finalists from across Alberta. Finalists will distribute their final product on TELUS Optik TV, before turning to the community for online votes as they compete for one of two top awards that will be announced in March, 2016. The two winners will get customized career training and a scholarship to the Banff Television Festival. The finalists were announced on November 21, including seven filmmakers from Edmonton:

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Breakfast Television Calgary Serves News, Sports, Health, Tech and Weather Reports Every Weekday Morning

Breakfast TV CalgaryBreakfast Television (BT) is the branding used for morning shows broadcast by stations of Rogers Media’s television network City. As of May 2015, versions of Breakfast Television are broadcast in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Calgary. Breakfast Television Calgary features Co-Hosts Ted Henley and Jill Belland, who also hosts the on-location segments, Leah Sarich as the health reporter, Andrew Schulz as the weather reporter, and Mike Yawney as the tech new reporter. 

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Christian Radio Stations Broadcasting in Alberta

Christian-Radio-StationsAlberta boasts a number of radio stations that play predominantly Christian music: CIAM based out of Vermilion, CIHS in Wetaskiwin, CJCA and CJRY in Edmonton, CJLI and CJSI in Calgary, CJLT in Medicine Hat, CJGY in Grande Prairie, CKOS in Fort McMurray, and CKRD in Red Deer. Touch Canada Broadcasting, the largest operator of Christian radio stations in Alberta, launched the newest Christian station in Alberta on June 2015 with CJLI branded The Light broadcasting on 700 AM in Calgary.

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a confessed 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)