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THE INDEPENDENTS: Execulink serves customers any way it can
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Toronto, Ottawa radio markets drive revenues, profits at Newcap
DARTMOUTH - Newcap Radio owner Newfoundland Capital Corporation credited strong listener ratings at its stations in Toronto and Ottawa for a lift in fourth quarter revenues and profits. Read more

Bell, City of Hamilton, take their dispute back to the CRTC
OTTAWA – The CRTC is once again wading into the tussle between Bell Canada and the City of Hamilton over its municipal access agreement (MAA). Read more

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Canadian actress Karine Vanasse named Talent Fund ambassador
MONTREAL – Telefilm Canada has selected award-winning Canadian actress Karine Vanasse as the new ambassador of the Talent Fund. Read more

SaskTel brings LTE to 146 new rural communities in Saskatchewan
REGINA - SaskTel has expanded LTE coverage for the first time to 146 towers serving rural areas and communities across Saskatchewan. Read more

Lindsay’s MDU, subscriber amplifiers, rolled out by major South American MSO
PETERBOROUGH, ON - Lindsay Broadband said that an unnamed major MSO in South America has selected its MDU and subscriber amplifiers for what it describes as a “massive, multiyear deployment”. Read more

BCE urges shareholders to reject TRC Capital’s mini-tender offer
MONTREAL – BCE is asking its shareholders to turn down an unsolicited mini-tender offer made by TRC Capital Corporation. Read more

2017 Canadian ISP Summit opens early bird registration
TORONTO - Registration for the 2017 Canadian ISP Summit is now open. Read more

Suspense, adventure, headline T+E programming during spring freeview
TORONTO - Blue Ant Media’s T+E has kicked off an eight-week free preview event during March and April. Read more

CBC's Schitt's Creek will return for fourth season
TORONTO – CBC has ordered a fourth season of its hit comedy series Schitt’s Creek. Read more

CRTC issues $15K fine to individual caught spamming
OTTAWA – An individual named William Rapanos has been dinged for $15,000 after the CRTC found that he committed ten violations of Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL). Read more

Sportsnet wrestles Canucks' radio rights away from TSN
VANCOUVER – Sportsnet has inked a new, five-year agreement with the Vancouver Canucks that will see all of the team's games air on Rogers radio beginning with the 2017/18 NHL season. Read more

Feds to launch Canada’s Global Skills Strategy June 12
TORONTO – The federal government will officially launch the new the Global Skills Strategy, including the Global Talent Stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, on June 12, 2017. Read more

Bryan Adams, Russell Peters to co-host Juno Awards
TORONTO – Canadian rocker Bryan Adams and comedian Russell Peters will co-host this year’s broadcast of the 2017 Juno Awards on April 2. Read more

ACTRA, SAG-AFTRA team up to promote production under union contracts
TORONTO and LOS ANGELES – The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) has expanded its strategic alliance with fellow performers union Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists Read more

GameTV goes HD on Eastlink
TORONTO – Anthem-owned GameTV is bringing its game shows, reality series, movies and sports to Eastlink customers in HD. Read more

Interactive Ontario takes on diversity, inclusion, in interactive digital media sector
TORONTO – Interactive Ontario (IO) has announced two new initiatives designed to improve diversity and inclusion in the interactive digital media sector. Read more

Access to reward 20 deserving high school graduates in Saskatchewan
REGINA – Access Communications is awarding $20,000 in scholarships to select Grade 12 graduates who demonstrate exemplary community involvement as well as academic achievement. Read more

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