Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Painkillers a Sci-Fi Thriller Starring Colm Feore Now Shooting in Calgary and Drumheller

Monday was the first day of principle photography for the sci-fi thriller Painkillers Colm Feore Albertastarring Colm Feore along with Calgary-born actress Eric Durance and Battlestar Galactica‘s Tahmoh Penikett, Lesley Ann Brandt, Julia Voth and Calgary actors Tom Carey, Roger LeBlanc and Travis Friesen.

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MasterChef Canada: Premieres Tonight With Six Alberta Chefs in Competition

MasterChef Canada CTVThe biggest culinary competition in the world has come to Canada with home cooks from all over Canada, including seven chefs from Alberta, compete to earn the coveted title of MasterChef Canada. MasterChef Canada is Canadian version of the U.K. series, which also has versions in 400 other countries around the world and ranked the most popular TV program in Australia.

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Rogers Communications Sets Up Shop in Alberta at Rogers Place in Downtown Edmonton

Rogers Place EdmontonAt a media conference in Edmonton today, the Edmonton Oilers, Rexall Sports Corporation and Rogers Communications announced Rogers’ purchase of naming rights for the future home of the Edmonton Oilers. The new arena, set to open in 2016, will be called Rogers Place. This announcement follows on the heels of other significant announcements Rogers made this year.

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The Rural Channel: “Canada’s Country View” Now Available on Cable & Satellite

Rural TVThe Rural Channel, a new specialty channel devoted to rural and agricultural lifestyle and news programming launched this summer by Saskatchewan based, Ag-Com Productions. Ag-Com has been producing rural focused programming for other channels since 1983 and received a greenlight from the CRTC to launch the channel in August, 2008.

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Alberta Writers Win Giller Awards Canada’s Richest Literary Prize Two Years in a Row

Lynn CoadyEdmonton’s Lynn Coady was awarded the $50,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize on Tuesday, November 5 for her short story collection Hellgoing, saying that the award announcement was so “shocking and overwhelming” that in order to make her acceptance speech she had to “keep it together just to read from this page so I’m going to hold on to these pages for dear life.”

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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)