Canwest Closing Two TV Stations by August 31

By Brian Schultz

Canwest Communications GroupCanwest Global Communications Corp. announced Wednesday that it would be closing down two of its local conventional TV stations by the end of August.

The affected stations include CHEK-TV in Victoria and CHCA-TV in Red Deer. In total, 80 jobs will be lost.

Both stations were running under the E! brand and had been under review by the broadcaster since February.

Earlier this year, Canwest announced the sale of CHCH-TV in Hamilton and CJNT-TV in Montreal.