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Peter Mansbridge to Share Stories Behind the Stories in Winnipeg

Peter Mansbridge to Share Stories Behind the Stories in Winnipeg

Peter Mansbridge
Peter Mansbridge (HANDOUT)

Recently retired CBC National anchor Peter Mansbridge is sharing stories from his time as one of the country’s most prominent and respected journalists.

Mansbridge is embarking on a coast-to-coast tour to share The Stories Behind the Stories when he visits Winnipeg’s Centennial Concert Hall on Thursday, November 30.

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CBC Planning to Roll Out Reinvented ‘The National’ in October

CBC Planning to Roll Out Reinvented ‘The National’ in October

By Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press

Peter Mansbridge
Peter Mansbridge, CBC News chief correspondent, speaks during the CBC upfront showcasing the CBC 2017-18 fall/winter lineup in Toronto on May 24, 2017. As Peter Mansbridge prepares to bid farewell to “The National,” the CBC’s flagship news program is looking to possibly enlist multiple hosts to fill his permanent spot at the anchor desk. “We want it to be a show around active journalists,” Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor-in-chief of CBC News said in an interview during the network’s upfront presentation. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

TORONTO – As Peter Mansbridge prepares to bid farewell to “The National,” the CBC’s flagship news program is looking to possibly enlist multiple hosts for the anchor desk.

“We want it to be a show around active journalists,” Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor-in-chief of CBC News, said in an interview.

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Dragons’ Den Auditions Return to Winnipeg in March

Dragons’ Den Auditions Return to Winnipeg in March

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Aspiring entrepreneurs with the next million-dollar idea will have the opportunity to make their pitch to producers of “Dragons’ Den” this spring.

Open auditions for the 12th season of the CBC show will land in Winnipeg on March 25.

The multi-city tour will take the search for the country’s best businesses across Canada beginning February 11 in Toronto.

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Sabrina Carnevale Moves to CBC as New Traffic Reporter

Sabrina Carnevale Moves to CBC as New Traffic Reporter

Sabrina Carnevale
Sabrina Carnevale (FACEBOOK)

WINNIPEG — Sabrina Carnevale is making the leap across town to be the eyes and ears on the streets for CBC Radio listeners.

Carnevale is leaving her role as a traffic reporter for 99.9 BOB FM and TSN 1290 to join the gang at CBC/Radio-Canada in the afternoons. When not inside the traffic cruiser, she will also report on community events.

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Traffic Reporter Trevor Dineen to Host National Radio Show

Traffic Reporter Trevor Dineen to Host National Radio Show

Trevor Dineen
Trevor Dineen co-hosts ‘Now or Never,’ premiering Sunday, October 30 on CBC Radio One. (IAN MCCAUSLAND / CBC.CA)

WINNIPEG — From the driver’s seat to the studio, Trevor Dineen is about to jump into a new role behind the mic for a national radio audience.

The CBC Radio One traffic reporter is one-half of “Now or Never,” premiering on Sunday, October 30 with co-host Ify Chiwetelu. The weekly Winnipeg-produced show will venture out to meet Canadians who are deeply motivated to make a real change.

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Rio Olympics Not Too Promising: Currie

Rio Olympics Not Too Promising: Currie

By Roger Currie

Hands up if you can’t wait for the Rio Olympics that are now less than a month away. I’m not seeing many hands. Is it just me, or are the Summer Games shaping up to be the latest international disaster of 2016? A year that has already seen more than its share of disappointment.

Do you know of anyone, besides most of our elite athletes, who can’t wait to get there? Beyond Rio, the next summer games will happen in 2020 in Tokyo, but many are seriously wondering if there will be much left of the Olympic movement by then.

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Jian Ghomeshi Acquitted on All Charges of Sexual Assault and Choking

Jian Ghomeshi Acquitted on All Charges of Sexual Assault and Choking

By Diana Mehta and Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

Jian Ghomeshi
Jian Ghomeshi arrives at a Toronto courthouse Thursday, March 24, 2016 for the verdict in his trial. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

TORONTO – Jian Ghomeshi was acquitted Thursday on all charges of sexual assault and choking following a trial that sparked an emotional nationwide debate on how the justice system treats abuse complainants as well as raucous courthouse protests over the verdict.

Justice William Horkins said he was unable to rely on the testimony from the three Ghomeshi complainants, describing their memories of alleged abuse at the hands of the former CBC broadcaster as “shifting” and suggesting their evidence at times strayed into full-fledged lies.

All he had to go on, not unusual in sexual-assault cases, was the complainants’ credibility, which Horkins denounced without mincing words.

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Beginning of the End for Open Internet Comments?

Beginning of the End for Open Internet Comments?

By Roger Currie

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(Internet comments image via Shutterstock)

The folks who spend an unhealthy amount of time on social media, tweeting out photos of their pet tricks or today’s breakfast, would have us believe that it’s all contributing to a more democratic and inclusive world, at a time when we need it most. If only that were true.

This week came more hard evidence that there are definitely curses along with the blessings when it comes to social media. The dear old CBC has stopped accepting comments on its website about stories dealing with Canada’s indigenous people. Those in charge say too many of the comments are “crossing the line.” That’s code for racist, and why are we not surprised.

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Audience There But Not Money: CBC CEO Disputes Harper Comment Over Funding

Audience There But Not Money: CBC CEO Disputes Harper Comment Over Funding

By Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press

Hubert Lacroix
Hubert Lacroix, President and CEO of CBC/Radio Canada, speaks at their annual public meeting at the University of Winnipeg in Winnipeg, Tuesday, September 29, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – The head of the CBC is hitting back at Conservative Leader Stephen Harper over comments the national broadcaster is floundering because of low ratings rather than a lack of funding.

CEO Hubert Lacroix says the CBC has healthy ratings, but is crippled by a broken funding model.

“It’s not about a lack of audience,” he said after the CBC’s annual general meeting in Winnipeg on Tuesday. “It’s about a broken finance model that doesn’t work, that used to be built on advertising revenues supporting a drop in parliamentary appropriations. In this environment, it doesn’t work anymore.”

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