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Alberta Book — Oil’s Deep State by Kevin Taft

Oils-Deep-StateWhy have democratic governments failed to take serious steps to reduce carbon emissions despite dire warnings and compelling evidence of the profound and growing threat posed by global warming? Most of the writing on global warming is by scientists, academics, environmentalists, and journalists. Kevin Taft, a former leader of the opposition in Alberta, brings a fresh perspective through the insight he gained as an elected politician who had an insider’s eyewitness view of the role of the oil industry. His answer, in brief: The oil industry has captured key democratic institutions in both Alberta and Ottawa.

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Alberta Book – A Century of Campus Maps by the University of Alberta Press

UofA-Campus-MapsA Century of Campus Maps celebrates 100 years since the University of Alberta had a physical home – River Lot 5. What began, in 1907, as 258 acres of scrubby poplar bush, is now a multi-campus university. In this book (which is available as a pdf below), you will have a front-row seat to watch the campus develop over the past century: first Athabasca Hall and St. Stephen’s College, followed by Assiniboia and Pembina Halls, the Ring Houses, and the magnificent Arts and Medical buildings.

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Latest Radio Audience Ratings from May 29 – August 27, 2017 for Edmonton and Calgary

PPM-LogoIn Edmonton, 102.3 NOW Radio rules the roost for A12+ posting a 10.9% share of hours tuned (up from 10.5%). NOW! Radio takes top spot for F25-54, delivering a 16.9% share (down from 19.0%). NOW also tops the list for M25-54 with a 13.0% share (up from 12.0%). For M18-34, Sonic leads the way posting a 15.3% (down from 15.9%). For F18-34 NOW! delivered a 19.7 (down from 21.6 %).

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Calgary’s Theatre Community Announces Betty Mitchell Award Winners

Celebrating the past season on the eve of the new, the Betty Mitchell Awards recognizef excellence in Calgary’s professional theatres at a gala in Calgary on August 21. Now in its 20th year, juries have convened, deliberated, and have chosen these recipients from among the 90 nominees in 18 categories including those for acting, directing, design as well as the award for the best new play of the year.

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Rogers Communications Launches CityNews in Edmonton on September 4

citynewsBeginning Monday, September 4, Edmontonians will get a fresh approach to local news with the launch of CityNews which will air nightly at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m, 7 days a week (in place of DinnerTV in Edmonton). The news department will be run by Scott Fralick who was born and raised in Edmonton before working in the U.S. for years. Scott returned to the city in 2008 at CBC, then moved over to become managing editor at CTV before accepting this position.

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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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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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