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Energize Alberta Newspaper

Energize Alberta

Energize Alberta Newspaper

Energize Alberta is the product of three publishers: JuneWarren-Nickle’s Energy Group, Farm Business Communications and Great West Newspapers, all owned by Glacier Media Inc. According to its website, “Energize Alberta is a new publication all about energy.” The newspaper is distributed bi-monthly to more than 180,000 Albertan businesses and households. Its estimated readership is more than 500,000, including 130,000 rural Albertan households and 40,000 farmers. Energize Alberta is also distributed at nearly 50 trade shows and conferences annually. Stephen Marsters is the paper’s publisher and editor. Energize Alberta aims to “…examine the energy landscape through three key lenses: petroleum, power and renewables…and all the content will link the three key components of the ‘Triple E’ equation (energy, the economy and the environment).” The January/February 2011 cover stories are “Team players” – a story about former pro athletes such as Calgary Flames captain Lanny McDonald and Saskatchewan Roughrider Dan Rashovich, who moved on to careers in the oil and gas industry – and “Safety first”, which discusses how to reduce workplace incidents in the industry. There is also a feature on “Five visionaries who changed the path of the oilsands industry” and each issue contains a list of the top 10 current energy stories. Readers can connect to Engerize Alberta through its website ( and on Twitter (

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IABC Calgary March 2011 PD Luncheon: Life’s a Balancing Act

Come celebrate IABC Calgary’s 40th Anniversary at this luncheon presented by Michelle Cederberg, whose life’s work is to help people with full schedules and a long list of responsibilities maximize their personal energy so they can optimize their productivity and growth. As a highly accomplished speaker, author, educator, fitness professional and entrepreneur, she equips people to feel their best so they can do their best – on the job and in life.

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Tim Spelliscy Awarded with Lifetime Achievement Award

On February 23, 2011, The Association of Electronic Journalists announced that Tim Spelliscy and Jim Smalley will be honoured with 2011 RTNDA Lifetime Achievement Awards in the Prairie Region. The awards will be presented at the RTNDA Prairie Regional Awards Banquet in Saskatoon on Saturday, April 9.

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CKUA Needs Your Vote to Secure $100,000 Grant

CKUA has been shortlisted for a $100,000 grant to support a songwriter-in-residence program to help mentor junior songwriters in Alberta.  The funding is part of a larger community outreach program Pepsi is conducting in North America to fund various non-profit projects. CKUA has made it through the first round of approvals.

In order to win the money, CKUA needs to receive tghe most votes for our project.

The campaign runs from 60 days from March 1 to April 30, 2011. Each person can vote once per day.

Place your vote at

CKUA Looking for a Content Director

CKUA is looking for a content director. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Content Director is responsible for the strategic vision, management and implementation of content, including on-air programming, digital video and web initiatives across all platforms. The Content Director manages a team that includes on-air staff and contractors, web content development, traffic, technical production and creative writing services. The Content Director is responsible for the user’s content experience in engaging both on-air and on-line. See rest of job description.

CRTC Approves BCE’s Purchase of CTVglobemedia

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, March 7, 2011 — The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today approved BCE Inc.’s acquisition of CTVglobemedia Inc. This transaction will improve access to local programming through the carriage of at least 43 additional conventional and community television stations on BCE’s satellite television service.

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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)