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Omar Sachedina joins CTV parliamentary bureau

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Omar Sachedina is the latest addition to the CTV parliamentary bureau. The Ottawa bureau was short a correspondent after Roger Smith, a fixture at the parliamentary bureau for nearly two decades, retired on March 15.

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Péladeau stepping down as Quebecor CEO

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After 14 years at the helm of the company founded by his father, Pierre Karl Péladeau will step down as CEO of Quebecor Inc., and will be replaced by Robert Dépatie, the president of the company’s telecommunications division. Péladeau’s unexpected departure from one of Canada’s largest media and telecommunication companies was announced in a press release Thursday morning.

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Victoria Times Colonist publisher Bob McKenzie steps down

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Bob McKenzie, the publisher of the Victoria Times Colonist since 2004, announced on Tuesday that he was stepping down. His replacement has not yet been named.

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CBC opens first new radio station in Ontario in 40 years

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On Monday, CBC opened a new radio station in Kitchener-Waterloo, the first one in Ontario in 40 years.  The new station will have a mix of hyper-local news, current affairs, and local cultural content. Tamara Baluja reports. 

 

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Global News launches B.C.’s first 24-hours news channel

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This is the first time Shaw Media is launching a 24-hours news station, but unlike other networks, it will test the waters in Metro Vancouver, where BBM Canada statistics show it has a strong base. Tamara Baluja reports. 

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Stephen Northfield to leave The Globe and Mail to join Human Rights Watch

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After 18 years at The Globe and Mail, Stephen Northfield is leaving the newspaper to become Human Rights Watch’s director of digital media in New York City.

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CTV’s Roger Smith announces retirement

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Roger Smith has been a fixture of CTV’s Ottawa bureau for nearly two decades, but that will all comes to an end on March 15. Smith announced his retirement yesterday.

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Changes to The Globe and Mail’s Books section

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The Globe and Mail's Book section hasn’t been killed, but there are some changes being made to it.

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eBook review: Cool Heads at Kingston Pen

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Ron Haggart died in August 2011. His family has put the journalism he produced during the Kingston Pen riot in 1971 together in an ebook, Cool Heads at Kingston Pen, now available from Kobo and Kindle. It tells a detailed and gripping story of the events from the moment prisoners grabbed a guard on the evening of April 14 to the trial of instigator Billy Knight.

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Postmedia announces management changes to publisher of Vancouver dailies

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Gordon Fisher has been appointed president and publisher of the Pacific Newspaper Group, which publishes Postmedia dailies the Vancouver Sun and Vancouver Province. He replaces Kevin Bent, who will be leaving Postmedia Network Inc.

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