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Metro Dailies Now Offer App to Access Augmented Reality Elements of their Newspapers Across Canada

Metro Newspaper CanadaStar Media Group-owned Metro is adding augmented reality elements to its editorial pages across Canada as of April 2, 2014.  Robyn Payne, director of marketing and research, Metro English Canada, tells MiC [Media in Canada] that the goal of adding augmented reality to the daily’s print pages is to bridge the gap between the paper and digital copies of the title. Users wishing to access augmented reality pieces of Metro will need to have the paper’s app, but won’t need other third-party apps like Layar to view the additional content.

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Former Meteorologist Claire Martin Joins Anaïd Productions As Managing Director

Claire MartinAward-winning film and television company Anaïd Productions with offices in Edmonton and Vancouver announced today the appointment of former CBC News senior meteorologist Claire Martin as their new Managing Director. Martin will oversee Anaïd’s day-to-day operations and communications and will be based in their North Vancouver office.

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Rogers Communications Opens Alberta’s First Tier III Data Centre in Calgary

Rogers CommunicationsIn a media release date February 24, 2014, Rogers announced the opening of a new Data Centre in Calgary. The facility, called ‘Calgary_DC3′, is their’ first Tier III certified data centre in Alberta and its second one  in Canada. Rogers’ first Edmonton data centre (‘Edmonton_DC1’), opened in 2008 and the second one (‘Edmonton_DC2’) in 2012.

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Alberta Media News: February 2014

Alberta media newsThe CRTC recently granted Pattison the right to acquire Kool FM 101.5 (CKCE – FM) in Calgary along with two both Bell Media stations in Winnipeg. Harvard rebranded two of its Alberta stations as CRUZ – FM (in Edmonton CKEA was formerly Lite 95.7 and in Fort Mac CHFT was formerly 100.5 K-Rock) and Newcap’s application for a new FM station in Hinton was approved.

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Calgary to Get New $22.5 Million Film Studio & Sound Stage by Summer 2015

New Film Studio CalgarySouthern Alberta will soon have a new film studio and its first permanent sound stage. The studio is estimated to cost $22.5 million, open in the summer of 2015 and will be developed by Calgary Economic Development.

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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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