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ShawTV Shutters Two Alberta Community Stations To Redirect $10 Million to GlobalNews Production

SHAWTVLocal Shaw TV stations were closed in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver on August 15, affecting 70 positions between the three cities in order to divert $10 million to Global News production. “The move is in response to the evolving news consumption habits of viewers”, said Shaw spokesperson Chethan Lakshman. Increasing online competition and other economic factors have made the production of local news and stories more difficult and a duplication of services.

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Marty Forbes on Bob Layton’s New Book “Welcome to Radio – My Life in Broadcasting, So Far…”

Bob_LaytonYou’ve heard him on 630 CHED since the early ’70s. You’ve watched his editorials on Global Television for several years. He’s the man that is held up as the gold standard in news/journalism in our city and I don’t believe there’s an award in the business that he HASN’T won. I’m talking about Bob Layton, now in his mid 70s and nearing his fifth decade in media.

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Alberta Book – Our Place: Changing the Nature of Alberta by Kevin Van Tighem

Book-Our-Place150Naturalist, hunter, conservation activist and recovering bureaucrat Kevin Van Tighem explores the landscapes and wildlife of one of Canada’s most diverse and beautiful provinces and the ways in which Albertans have often failed – and sometimes succeeded – at the challenge of sustaining their home place. His collection of essays and articles that reflect upon the ecology, conservation history, missed opportunities and emerging possibilities of a place that could have been about so much more than oil.

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Alberta Book – Native Plants for the Short Season: Best Picks for the Chinook and Canadian Prairie Zones

Native Plants for the Short Season Yard: Best Picks for the Chinook and Canadian Prairie Zones by Lyndon Penner and published by Brush Education is the definitive guide to gardening with native plants on the prairies. Gardening with native plants has lots of advantages, not only for your yard, but also for the ecosystem. What could be better than a beautiful, low-maintenance yard that preserves biodiversity and withstands the prairie climate? Native Plants for the Short Season Yard is the key for western Canadian gardeners wanting to unlock the full potential of native plants.

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CBC News Announces New Sunday Morning Talk Show

Wendy-Mesley150CBC News today announced a new Sunday morning talk show to be hosted by award-winning journalist Wendy Mesley. Launching in early 2018, the interactive program will focus on the intersection of media, technology and politics and be broadcast live on CBC and CBC News Network every Sunday morning, with further details to be confirmed at a later date. 

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Alberta Podcast – The Well Endowed Podcast Produced by the Edmonton Community Foundation

Well-Endowed-PodcastThe Well-Endowed Podcast is a production of Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF). If you live in Edmonton, chances are you’ve been touched by the work facilitated by the support ECF provides to the city’s shakers, movers and doers. As a bridge between donors and charitable causes, ECF helps donors create endowment funds that will continue giving for generations. With that kind of support, those movers and doers can do a lot!

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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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