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Wordfest and the Calgary Public Library Join Forces to Create the City’s Arts & Culture Library

Wordfest Bill Ptacek, CEO, Calgary Public Library, and Shelley Youngblut, General Director, Wordfest, today announced a creative collaboration that sees Wordfest move its operations to the top floor of the Memorial Park Library and share its extensive arts and culture expertise with Calgary Public Library. It’s been more than a century since the construction of Memorial Park Library as a “first rate building to underline the importance of education and culture in the West” (Alexander Calhoun, Calgary’s first librarian).

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The CRTC Takes Measures to Ensure Canadians Have Access to Local Programming That Reflects Their Needs and Interests.

Local-NewsNew minimum thresholds for local news will be imposed on all local private television broadcasters. Also, the large private broadcasters will now have the necessary flexibility to keep local stations open and fund the production of local news programming. This represents up to $67 million that could be available for local news. In addition, the CRTC is creating the Independent Local News Fund to give independent stations access to approximately $23 million dollars to produce high-quality local news programming.

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Alberta Media News for April 2016

Corus-logo-rebrandCorus Entertainment has completed its $2.65 billion acquisition of Shaw Media, more than doubling Corus’s size. There are now 45 specialty TV services, 15 conventional TV channels; 39 radio stations; a global content business; and a portfolio of digital assets under the Corus brand. Corus also unveiled a redesigned corporate logo. The new executive leadership team has been reduced from 11 to nine people; six from Corus and three from Shaw Media under the leadership of President/CEO Doug Murphy.

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Alberta Media News | February 2016

Alberta-Media-NewsThe Jim Pattison Broadcast Group in Lethbridge has launched its new digital news portal, called LethbridgeNewsNow.com. The Country 95  Lethbridge news team handles the content. The portal is provided at  no charge and includes free local classifieds. Q99 Grande Prairie, purchased last year by the Jim Pattison  Broadcast Group, is set to move this weekend to JPBG’s existing  location at Big Country 93.1 XX FM. A team of Pattison engineers  has been busy this week taking care of the nuts and bolts of the  move.

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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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