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Broadcast Industry Awards Announced March 11, 2011

Al Ford of Edmonton’s Sonic 102.9 FM was named Program Director of the Year (major market) at the 2011 Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards in Toronto¬† on March 11, 2011.¬†

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Genie Award Winners for 2011

Incendies, the devastating story of how a terrible secret followed a family of immigrants from the Middle East to their new home in Montreal, was named best picture Thursday at the Genie Awards, which honours the best in Canadian cinema. In addition, Denis Villeneuve was named best director and Belgian actress Lubna Azabal won the Genie for best actress. In total, Incendies won eight Genies. Barney’s Version, based on Mordecai Richler’s best-selling book -which had led the pack with 11 nominations -took seven Genies, including prizes for its high-profile actors.Paul Giamatti was named best actor for his performance as Barney Panofsky, the cynical, romantic and unlikely leading man. Calgary’s Myron Hyrak was nominated for Achievement in Art Direction/Production Design for Fubar II.

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Tim Spelliscy Awarded with Lifetime Achievement Award

On February 23, 2011, The Association of Electronic Journalists announced that Tim Spelliscy and Jim Smalley will be honoured with 2011 RTNDA Lifetime Achievement Awards in the Prairie Region. The awards will be presented at the RTNDA Prairie Regional Awards Banquet in Saskatoon on Saturday, April 9.

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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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