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Rogers Media's new national multilingual channel OMNI Regional
debuted September 1 with half hour, daily national newscasts. Regionally-focused, weekday current affairs programs are also being produced locally in Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, and Vancouver.
In the age of alt-facts, deeply researched reporting is more crucial than ever to the viability of a healthy democracy. From October 20 - 22 writers and journalists will gather at the Banff Centre to discuss practical next steps in the critical conversation around media and democracy.
The 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.
After scouring the country for eight months, CKUA has hired Edmonton's Marc Carnes as the non-profit station's new chief executive officer. Carnes replaces interim director Katrina Ingram, who held the post after longtime CEO Ken Regan retired in February.
Carole Anne Devaney returned from a year's maternity leave on September 5 to the co-anchor the 6pm news on Global TV Edmonton with Gord Steinke following the birth of her second beautiful baby girl named Amélie, sister to 2 1/2 year old Emmanuel.
The Red Deer Advocate is a daily newspaper first published in Red Deer in 1901 as the Red Deer Echo and now published by Black Press. It recently converted its format from a tabloid to a broadsheet and launched a new website under the supervision of their new publisher.
Diversity Magazine is a multicultural magazine, telling the untold stories of Albertans. 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.
Alberta Radio Station - KAOS aka The Bridge 91.1 FM
Since June 2007, 91.1 The Bridge (Former KAOS 91.1) has been promoting Christian values which they claim have been foundational in building a strong Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo Region through their vision of "Exposing Hope through Music Talk and Action".
Since Monday, September 4, Edmontonians were offered 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. CityNews Calgary to launch 2018.
Officially launched on September 27,
The Alberta Podcast Network is on a mission to help Alberta-based podcasters create podcasts of high quality and reach larger audiences, foster connections among Alberta-based podcasters and provide a powerful marketing opportunities.
Director 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. The short film stars Mike Lobel (Degrassi: The Next Generation) as Karl.
Longlisted for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize, 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 Edmonton-based author Deborah Willis.