Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

Alberta Magazine – Diversity Magazine in Edmonton and Now Calgary

M-Diversity-MagDiversity Magazine is a multicultural magazine, telling the untold stories to Albertans and Canadians. The magazine is one of many projects undertaken by Diversity Group, a business registered in 2010 in Edmonton that works for the good of the environment, community, and business. The magazine was launched on 17 December, 2012 in Edmonton as Afro Canadian Magazine before opening its doors to other communities as Diversity Magazine in December, 2014. March 31, 2017 saw the official launch of Diversity Magazine in Calgary.

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Alberta Book — The Dark and Other Love Stories by Deborah Willis

Dark-Love-StoriesLonglisted for  the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada’s richest literary award, The Dark and Other Love Stories is an energized, irreverent, novelistic book of short stories full of longing, strange humour, and the complications of human entanglement from Governor General’s Award nominee and Edmonton-based Deborah Willis. The characters in these thirteen masterful and engaging stories exist on the edge of danger, where landscapes melt into dreamscapes and every house is haunted.

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2017 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Winners Announced on September 15, 2017

Alberta book awardsThe Book Publishers Association of Alberta announced the winners of the 2017 Alberta Book Publishing Awards at a Gala reception at the Delta South Hotel in Edmonton on September 15. The winners represent the most outstanding work of the Alberta book publishing industry as adjudicated by experts and publishing professionals from across Canada.

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Alberta Radio Station – KAOS 91.1 FM aka The Bridge in Fort McMurray

R-KAOS RadioSince June 2007, 91.1 The Bridge (Former KAOS 91.1) has been promoting the values which have been foundational in building a strong Wood Buffalo Region through their vision of “Exposing Hope through Music Talk and Action”. It is a “values-oriented” community Christian Radio Station based in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Owned by a registered  charity [Kings Kids Promotions Outreach Ministries Inc.], it is operated by people who live in the community.

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Short Film “Must Kill Karl” Has Alberta Premiere At The Edmonton International Film Festival On October 6th

Must-Kill-KarlDirector Joe Kicak is pleased to announce that the short dark comedy MUST KILL KARL will have its Alberta Premiere at the Edmonton International Film Festival on October 6th 2017. Funded by Bravo!Fact, directed by Joe Kicak (Frigid) and written by Karen Moore (Workin’ Moms), Must Kill Karl stars Mike Lobel (Degrassi: The Next Generation) as Karl.

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Alberta Newspaper — The Red Deer Advocate

D-Red-Deer-AdvocateThe Red Deer Advocate is a daily newspaper in Red Deer, Alberta. Published by Black Press, the newspaper was first established in 1901 as the Red Deer Echo, changing its name to Alberta Advocate in 1903 and Red Deer Advocate in 1906. Originally it was a weekly newspaper issued on Fridays. The Advocate now publishes daily, from Tuesday to Friday as the Monday edition was dropped late in 2016, with the slogan “Central Alberta’s Daily Newspaper”.

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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)