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CRTC nabs five telemarketers purporting to sell anti-virus software
OTTAWA–GATINEAU – The CRTC has fined three Canadian-based companies and two Indian-based call centers more than $640,000 for making telemarketing calls to Canadians. Read more

Telus to connect three more BC communities to fibre optic network
DAWSON CREEK and FORT ST. JOHN, BC – Telus is establishing a direct fibre connection to Dawson Creek, Fort St. Read more

Feds probe CHCH layoffs
HAMILTON – The federal government has launched an investigation into Channel 11 Limited Partnership, some three months after CHCH-TV Hamilton cut staff and declared bankruptcy. Read more

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Cogeco's public Wi-Fi network now live in Kingston
MONTREAL - Cogeco Connexion has completed its new free wireless Internet network in the Ontario city of Kingston. Read more

Canada must develop more skilled ICT talent, says new ICTC digital strategy
OTTAWA – Growing and nurturing Canada’s digital talent base is essential for the country’s future growth and positioning in the global economy, says the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC). Read more

Cogeco honoured for customer service
MONTREAL - Cogeco Connexion has won four customer service excellence awards from the Service Quality Measurement Group (SQM), marking the seventh time in nine years that the Montreal-based company has been recognized for the service it provides Read more

Blue Ant International stocks new content for MIPTV
TORONTO - Blue Ant International has added more than 75 hours of new unscripted content prior to MIPTV. Read more

CTV News taps Napier as Ottawa bureau chief
OTTAWA - Former Société Radio-Canada parliamentary correspondent Joyce Napier has joined CTV News as its Ottawa bureau chief. Read more

Corus Radio Winnipeg’s AM680 marks 70 years
WINNIPEG - Corus Entertainment 680 CJOB (CJOB AM) is celebrating 70 years of serving as that city’s news talk station. Read more

CRFC announces new executive director
OTTAWA - The Community Radio Fund of Canada has named Derek Stack as its new executive director. Read more

OAB hosts 11th annual Career Development Day
MARKHAM - The Ontario Association of Broadcasters held its 11th annual Career Development Day on March 7, with some 350 students from 10 post-secondary broadcast schools registering for the event. Read more

Bell Media campaign hypes ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’
TORONTO - Bell Media is partnered with Warner Bros. Read more

Love Nature behind two-year natural history project 'Camp Zambia'
TORONTO - Love Nature, Smithsonian Earth and Plimsoll Productions are teaming up on a new state-of-the art production facility called Camp Zambia that will produce 4K wildlife and nature programs from the African country. Read more

ZoomerMedia sells property in lease back deal
TORONTO – Moses Znaimer’s ZoomerMedia Limited has sold its Toronto property to Allied Properties REIT for $31 million, and agreed to enter into an agreement to lease the property from Allied. Read more

Super Bowl simsub battle between Bell and CRTC continues over distribution order
TORONTO — Bell Canada and the National Football League are crying foul against the CRTC, claiming the Regulator is trying to push forward with its Super Bowl simultaneous substitution (simsub) ban via a distribution order, before Bell and the Read more


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