CBC announced on March 18 that all 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. local newscasts (except CBC North) would be replaced with CBC News Network coverage. Early evening local newscasts were restored between March 25 and April 6. As of April 14, full late-night newscasts resumed for Montreal, Toronto, Windsor, Edmonton, Calgary, Fredericton and Vancouver, according to a CBC spokesperson. Shorter 30-minute programs remained in place in St. John’s, Charlottetown, Halifax, Ottawa and Winnipeg. As of July 15, all 60-minute local newscasts have been restored except for CBC Ottawa.
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