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Pattison Broadcast Group Announces 2011 Scholarship

The Jim Pattison Group has announced its third annual Alberta Equity Scholarship Competition worth $2000 to the winning student.The Alberta Equity Scholarship was instituted in 2009 to address the shortage of Alberta broadcasters from four under-represented groups; Aboriginal Peoples, Persons with Disabilities, Members of Visible Minorities, and Women. 

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Edmonton Millwoods Elementary School Produces Live News Show

A Mill Woods school has produced Edmonton’s youngest news crew. Every morning at Minchau elementary school, students produce a 10-minute news show that streams live on Smart Boards in every classroom. Minchau Television — or MTV as they call it — is run entirely by students, and includes a sports reporter, a weatherman, station managers, and technical staff.

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Golden West Radio Acquires The Range 106.1 FM in Airdrie

Golden West Radio acquired CFIT, The Range 106.1 FM an adult contemporary radio station from Tiessen Media in January 2011 bringing its total number of stations in Western Canada to 37.

Shaw Media Launches Online Video on Demand Service

Shaw Direct has launched its new online Video On Demand (VOD) library, accessible anywhere in Canada. The site offers on demand video downloads for computer viewing. The service is offered to Shaw Direct customers. It’s positioned as just the first offering from Shaw Direct, as its VOD technology will be used in more methods of content delivery, including VOD capabilities through most advanced digital receivers in the near future.

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CTV BC Launches Local Newscast Exclusively for Smartphones

The launch of a dedicated three-minute local newscast produced specifically for mobile smartphones is a first for a regional outlet such as CTV BC. Hosted by anchor Coleen Christie, CTV NEWS DIGITAL EDITION is a demonstration of an evolving mobile strategy at CTV British Columbia News, one that can be easily customized and rolled out across the network’s many properties.

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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)