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CRTC Considers 11 Applications for New Radio Station(s) in Edmonton on September 27

new Edmonton radio stationsOn September 27, 2016, the CRTC held hearings  at the Radisson Hotel in Edmonton to consider 11 applications to operate  new ethnic commercial AM and FM radio stations, as well as an application for a new French language community radio station, to serve Edmonton. Several of the applications are competing for the same frequency. CRTC will announce its decisions on these applications in the next 6 to 9 months. 

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Media Moves in Alberta | October 2016

mark-iypeMark Iype took over as Editor-in-Chief for both the Edmonton Sun and Edmonton Journal on October 1 from Lorne Motley, who has taken a role as vice-president of editorial for Postmedia’s western region. Iype came to Edmonton in 2014, to oversee city and business coverage. Previously, Iype was a senior editor at the Telegraph-Journal in Saint John, N.B., and a reporter/editor at Canwest News Service in Ottawa.

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Alberta Film: Violent, Shortlisted for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2016 Academy Awards

violentViolent, the audacious, award-winning Norwegian-language Canadian film created by Vancouver-based production company Amazing Factory, produced in conjunction with Calgary’s own boutique film company Media Darling, was screened in Calgary on October 13 as part of the Calgary Cinematheque’s tenth anniversary season. The debut feature from director Andrew Huculiak, drummer for innovative Vancouver indie group We Are The City, Violent was shortlisted for competition at the Cannes Film Festival.

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The Edmonton International Film Festival (EIFF) Announces 2016 Jury & Audience Awards

filmsThis year’s festival Jury and Audience Awards chosen from an outstanding 2016 EIFF programme This year’s full festival line-up featured more than 150 films– short, documentary, dramatic and feature-length – curated from a record-breaking 3,000 submissions and hundreds of films solicited from distributors and other festivals. For the first time in EIFF history, jurors were flown to the festival and spent many hours at Landmark Cinemas watching all of the films in competition.

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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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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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