Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

David Climenhaga: Candidate for St Albert City Council, Blogger and Community Builder

David According to the bio on his new, modern and very impressive election website: David Climenhaga currently serves as Chair of the Board of the St. Albert Public Library and he’s grateful to have been given the opportunity to play a leadership role in one of our community’s most popular and valuable public assets. He was particularly proud of the award-winning innovation and record use that have been the hallmark of the library’s service in the past couple of years. David has served as a volunteer member of the Board since 2008.

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Mike Ganley, 2013 Alberta Magazine Editor of the Year

Mike GanleyEditor of Alberta Venture since 2011, Mike Ganley engages with the issues facing Alberta’s business sector with immense energy. He has distinguished himself as a leader and collaborator, developing initiatives that have not only contributed to discussions in Alberta, but have launched them. Coming to Alberta via Ontario, Nova Scotia and the Northwest Territories, Mike possesses a deep understanding of national and regional issues, along with an exceptionally balanced outlook. He is a regular voice on business topics on television and radio, and is a respected contributor to Alberta Primetime, a current affairs television program on CTV Two Alberta, which addresses issues and ideas facing Alberta businesses, industries and leaders.

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Alberta Media Personality: Amber Marshall aka Amy Fleming from Heartland

Amber MarshallBorn and raised in London, Ontario now living in Calgary, Amber Marshall plays Amy Fleming on the popular TV series Heartland. Heartland is filmed in High River, Alberta and produced by SEVEN24 Films out of Calgary.  Amber, a former veterinary assistant who is passionate about all animals, has been riding since a very young age and says that the two things she loves the most ‘acting and horses’ have come together to create this dream role of Amy on the Heartland series.

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Alberta Media Personality: Andrew Nikiforuk and the Politics of Oil

NikiforukCalgary based award winning journalist, Andrew Nikiforuk has been writing about the oil and gas industry for nearly 20 years and cares deeply about accuracy, government accountability, and cumulative impacts. He has won seven National Magazine Awards for his journalism since 1989 and top honours for investigative writing from the Association of Canadian Journalists. he has published several books focused on the politics of oil. The dramatic, Alberta-based Saboteurs: Wiebo Ludwig’s War Against Big Oil, won the Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction in 2002.

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Alberta Media Personality: Todd Cherniawsky, Filmmaker, Art Director, Digital Artist

Todd CherniawskyBorn in Edmonton and raised on an acreage just outside of Ardrossan, Todd attended NAIT (Architecture ‘88) and the U of A (BFA –  Art & Design ‘93). FAVA was introduced into his daily schedule in ’89, and after serving as Production Designer on several shorts including SIMON SEZZ, SENESCENSE, and ALLNIGHT BEETLES, looked for options to study art direction formally. Moving to Los Angeles to attend the AFI, Cherniawsky found a solid program focused on the craft, headed by Robert Boyle, one of Hitchcock’s production designers. Richard Sylbert, Harold Michaelson, and Henry Bumstead, were amongst the other mentors at the school that passed on their wisdom and knowledge of the craft.

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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)