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Submissions Invited for the 2015 Alberta Literary Awards until December 31, 2015

Alberta Literary AwardsThe 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).

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Postmedia to Acquire Quebecor’s 175 Sun Media English Titles for $316 Million

n_calgarysunPostmedia 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.

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CTV Edmonton Announces Danelle Boivin as the New Anchor of CTV Late Night News

Danelle-Boivin CTVCTV 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.

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CTV to Provide Special Coverage of Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta Leadership Election on September 6

CTV AlbertaAs 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

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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)

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