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Alberta Television Station: CBC Edmonton

CBC TV EdmontonCBXT, known as CBC Edmonton, broadcasts out of their downtown studios in Edmonton. They produce four regional newscasts from its Edmonton city centre studios each weekday, including three half-hour programs between 5pm and 6:30pm and late night news at 11 pm weekdays, Saturdays at 11:30pm and a five minute bulletin on Sundays at 10:55pm. They also produce an hour long magazine-style program called Our Edmonton that broadcasts on weekend mornings and again on Monday afternoon.

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CTV Edmonton Announces Danelle Boivin as the New Anchor of CTV Late Night News

Danelle-Boivin CTVCTV News Edmonton today announced the appointment of Danelle Boivin as the new Anchor of CTV NEWS AT 11:30 beginning Monday, September 15. The former CTV News Regina Anchor joins Meteorologist Josh Classen at the helm of the late-night newscast. Returning to Edmonton following four years anchoring CTV Regina’s flagship newscast, Boivin also assumes duties as the station’s newest Breaking News Reporter.

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Shaw Communications Proposes to Launch National TV News Channel: Global News 1

shawtvIn filings to the CRTC at the end of June, Calgary-based Shaw Communications, which operates Global Television, claims it wants to launch a “hybrid local/national” English-language national news channel. Shaw’s submission included a brief outline of the plans as part of the CRTC’s formal consultation on the evolution of the Canadian broadcasting system. Shaw’s news channel proposal falls under “Category C” guidelines, which covers all-news channels like the CBC News Network, CTV News Channel, RDI and the Sun News Network.

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Alberta TV Station: Global Lethbridge, Proud of their “Homefield Advantage”

Global TV LethbridgeGlobal Lethbridge’s News Hour claims to be “the most watched newscast in Lethbridge,” and “the only local newscast at 6pm”. Personalities include Southern Alberta’s only full-time agriculture and sports reporters. Others include Kimberly Tams, Elisha Rasmussen and Ian McDonald, all long time Lethbridge residents. It’s what they call their “homefield advantage”.

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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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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)