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Edmonton Sun’s Terry Jones Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame

Terry Jones Edmonton Sun Sports WriterTerry Jones has been a sports columnist at the Edmonton Sun since 1982 and has been writing sports in Edmonton since 1967. Jones has covered more Olympics than any other Canadian journalist (16), well over 500 Stanley Cup playoffs games, 37 Grey Cups, 20 Super Bowls and Briers, and every Canada Cup/World Cup hockey tournament dating back to 1976. He’s written a dozen books including the first and last books of Wayne Gretzky’s career (The Great Gretzky and An Oiler Forever). He also wrote ’79 to 99′ published by The Sun. A Canadian Sports Media sportswriter of the year, Jones is in the sports media sections of both the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and soon to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Married to wife Linda, he’s father of sports writing son Shane and twin daughters Trina and Nicole. Watch Terry Jones’ presentation at TedX St Albert posted to YouTube this past November during which he regales the audience with some of his most interesting escapades over his length and laudable career.

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Shaw Sports Channel Among Speciality Channel Applications

Shaw Media (owners of Shaw Cable, Global TV etc.) have applied to the CRTC to launch their own mainstream sports channel Shaw Media Sports. Shaw is just the latest media giant to apply to the CRTC for this since the CRTC rules that sports channels could now compete with the first (and for the longest time protected) mainstream sports channel, TSN.

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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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